I recently went on a journey to test a load of products to see if Cubase was still the best choice for me prior to purchasing 10.5.
I decided to test Reaper, Cakewalk and Studio One. All very good packages in there own right and some with features I would find extremely useful but in the end Cubase just won hands down. I couldnt get past not having the warping features in Cubase, it was an absolute deal breaker for me.
One feature I found useful in Reaper was when fixing proximity issues for vocals rather than go to a compressor, I really liked the fact that if you used automation to increase/decrease levels within a recording the volume jump/drop was reflected in the audio image. This provided a good visual representation when listening to a mix.
Is there anything inside cubase like this? I can amend the automation it’s just the visual representation I am after.
By the way the update cost was what drove me to evalute other products as it appeared to be a waste of money… It was not, visually looks great with the colours, the mixer now opens on the right screen rather than defaulting to the primary monitor and it just looks better.