Would you be happy if Steinberg added a native plugin chainer to overcome the 8 inserts limitation?
- Yes, I’m sure I would.
- I hope I would, but I’m not sure.
- No, I definitely wouldn’t.
- Already happy with 8 inserts.
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This is not a moan post, I’m in love with this update and very happy with Steinberg right now.
I do, however, empathise with those upset with the limited number of insert slots.
There is another thread about this which seems to have devolved into an argument between those who want more inserts and those who are afraid that adding more inserts would somehow ruin the current Cubase experience. Personally, I’d like infinite inserts and I don’t want to use a third party chainer. However, I think if Steinberg were to build a native chainer into Cubase, it could potentially be done in a way that would satisfy me (I’d have to think long and hard about what conditions would have to be met, but the bare minimum would be for the chainer to have identical plugin support to Cubase).
Possibly my favourite plugin in the world right now is MeldaProduction’s MXXX, which among other things, allows you to build chains with complex routing options (L/R, mid/side, parallel/serial, feedback, sidechain, etc - it doesn’t host 3rd party plugins, though). If Steinberg were to present something vaguely along those lines - obviously not with the full feature list of MXXX - I think that could be a sound designer’s heaven without necessarily having to disrupt the mixer.
Would love your thoughts. Please vote!