Praise for Cubase 13

The new goodies are a welcome addition, but basic functionality should not have been affected by an update. Yet it has. It doesn’t matter how good a new plugin is if I can’t see my mixer or the fx inserts when I pop it out in a separate window. :slight_smile:

Can no longer long press the “E” edit button to open the instrument.

Search the key commands, you need to transfer your old commands over most likely (appdata folder in windows)

Looking at other DAWs Cubase 13 really is a powerhouse for music production. Tons of functions and smart features but boy the UI is something my eyes just can’t handle.

On top of that Cubase can’t hold user defined colors. Every time I open Cubase its different color variation I have to reset. A notorious bug present for decades even in Nuendo.

And then there are corners incapsulated in border with rounded corners for all plugins. Or sick combination of the two sprinkled all over Cubase UI.

Jesus Christ what an eye pain!

If Steinberg could polish up Cubase UI and add some much needed light theme I would gladly pay again for these updates alone. Otherwise I will be forced to downgrade to some other DAWs.

I’ll praise where C13 deserves praise :

Work flow enhancements ;
The new selected channel for the mixer is a very welcome feature , instead of the shitty red box .
The new behaviour of the Eq on the mixer
The stability of external Fx ( hardware ) Yeeeyyyy (Super biggy this one )
Key commands rework
Once you get over all the faffing about just going form C12 to C13 you are greeted with an ultra stable , solid ,non crashing DAW But after all the FAFFing about is a major point .

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As stated in my original message, yes there are many initial frustrations with the update. This isn’t all that unusual btw, there’s been similar situations with updates before, but we humans don’t tend to remember pain all that well, so as soon as something is solved, we fade out the crippling memories. :slight_smile:

When something that we pay £££ for, works well, understandably, most people don’t jump on a forum to thank the creators. Some positive souls will, but most will just get with their work. Which is absolutely fine.
When something we pay £££ for doesn’t work so well, then, nearly everyone will jump on to complain (myself included) . This is also understandable, normal and absolutely fine.

This is true of nearly all forums, so this is what I meant by forums being negative by nature.

I just wanted to balance out all the (understandable) negative posts (which include mine) with a positive one, as, soft hearted fool that I am, felt for the developers. They’re only people too, probably trying their best.

It’s also true that there are many good points about C13. I just wanted a place to share them.
Here’s another one, someone raised it above. Cubase 13 is the first version since Cubase 6 that reliably quits for me without hanging or freezing.

Yes, I hear you shout, “that shouldn’t of been happening in the first place with an expensive piece of software”, but oh, dear reader, that is a reasonable post for the rest of the world, but this is a thread of calm and positivity, like a mini Dorico forum oasis in the desert . :slight_smile:

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Uum, there’s a thing called 'pride of work ', if you want to go home feeling good about the job you have just done then don’t F((& it up , it’s that simple , there’s nothing to feel sorry about , you can either do the job or you can’t .

Anyway i’m now happy with Steinberg reaction to all things C13 and have trust so … roll on C13.0.20

The removal of the god awful floating menu bar is a miracle. The Windows compliant Window handling just about saved me from moving to Studio One. It’s a joy to use now.

One feature I didn’t originally care about ended up becoming my favorite - Multi part key editing. I now can’t live without it.

Vertical zoom and waveform zoom with the mouse wheel.

Honestly for the most part I like the GUI changes. I agree about the annoying white bold lettering and some of the buttons but I think they will fix that.


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This is a mouse command, not a keyboard command. Since forever users have been able to long press the left mouse button over that “e” button to open the instrument.

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Yes, that has been replaced by giving the Instrument its own separate button. So we no longer need to know the secret hidden function.


Muscle memory. Adding the button is fine, but why remove the existing function? Why not just leave it there?