Just gotta take a minute to say how crazy the SB policy seems to me on this subject.
I’ve owned Nuendo since Ver 2. After the initial purchase price, I’ve spent cumulatively a couple of thousand US dollars upgrading to now Ver 8.3 over the years. Now worries there…happy to have done so. Nuendo is a great and productive tool that has paid for itself many times over.
But I want to now add (and possibly switch to) Cubase 10. My world is music creation these days with little to no video involved and the new features would be a plus for me sooner than later. Some really nice improvements. And so, I discover that I can qualify to crossgrade for a reduced price from the following list of DAWS, some of which are only +/- $300.:
Ableton Live Standard / Suite, Logic Pro, Cakewalk Sonar Platinum / Professional, Digital Performer, FL Studio Signature / Producer, Pro Tools / Pro Tools HD, Reason (from Version 6), Studio One Professional
But not Nuendo.
I own PT and Ableton and probably something else on the list, so it’s not an impediment to crossgrading, at least for me. I just completely fail to see the logic or point of this policy. I mean, logic says my +/- $2000.00 Nuendo License should also run it’s $600.00 little brother in the same way a Cubase Pro License runs Artist or any other reduced price/feature set version. But not even asking for that, just the same offer as to a competitor’s $300.00 DAW. And I realize that I’m actually better off crossgrading from PT or Ableton to keep my Nuendo license which I would have to surrender if I even could crossgrade, but even the fact that I would have to give up my $2000.00 license to run a $600.00 license from the same company seems daft. The whole concept seems as if was conceived of by a drunken Johnny Depp.
Anyway, thanks for reading. Just needed the catharsis of stating the obvious in a group setting. Sheesh!