Public beta testing for Cubase?
I think Steinberg should implement public beta testing for Cubase. Present quality testing at Steinberg is just not working well enough. Maybe there is not enough testers, maybe not enough different configurations, maybe testers don’t test all functions… In any case, quality testing is failing, too many bugs passing by. The ongoing issues with graphics in mixer are just too much. It is 7.0.4, dammit. Half a year passed since release, and still people are reporting issues with such a basic things as simply showing graphics on their screen properly.
Please Steinberg, consider this seriously. Current Cubase is 7.0.4, but actually it should be 7.0.beta4. OK, sell it as BETA, if you need some income from us, and let those who want it as beta buy it as prerelease. I’d buy prerelease, just for fun, to try it out. But be fair, don’t sell it full of holes and pretend it is a full release. At least if you call it BETA, people will not complain about it. You will get constructive response, and will be able to fix it all, without pressure from unsatisfied customers. Then when you have it all ironed out, then call it a proper release. It will be so much better for both customers and for your business.