Fully agree, 7 days is no time at all, that’s the benefit of side by side installation, that’s why we continued with a few trial projects and limiting ourselves with just the main page and console control to begin with. Of course it makes perfect sense to keep using your previous install (6.5 here) and when you have some time, import a few projects in and play around with it until your convinced and happy to migrate fully to a new release. It’s amazing how many people just go ahead and format a disk, complete a new install and then start shouting “it’s crashed, it’s full of bugs don’t get it, I want my money back” !
Most of our C6.5 projects have imported quite easily and intact to C7 and actually found and loaded in the 32bit vsti’s. We’ve reached a compromise with the new Mix Console - Don’t use it! LOL or just what’s needed, in our case, 16 ins/24 outs so routing is called along with just inserts and sends visible along with note pad on a full screen monitor 2.
There’s no need for all the rest of the rack and EQ etc as there is a substantial arsenal of inserts/FX to load in to them. As much as Steinberg would want users to use everything within cubase out of the box but no one is who has been a long time user going to forsake all their favourite sounding plugins to use the standard Steinberg fx and signal processors boxed into the mix console.
One irritation though is the skins on the “bought forward” stock plugins, horrible grey blocks which is not inviting whilst they introduce new processors and synths with such sleek, elegant looking skins. lets hope that’s addressed soon in order to new users or migrates some consistency in that this release is all new rather than bit’s and pieces bolted into a new look mixer, It’s bound to come about…at the end of the day it’s a bold move by Steinberg with all the competition offering ludicrous change platform/daw offers. Just hide all the meters and the platter full of MM smarties sweets thrown across the mix console and it should be fine - as well as exciting with so many new features (to go wrong)