It’s always the case that there are 1 or 2 things in an update (7.5 to 8) that you could make use of, but many things you don’t need.
There’s always this lurking fear that you’ll get left behind.
I think they call it Marketing Techniques
I came into 7.0 just as 7.5 came out and the transition from 4.5 (arjan P - I get your tip here) was a massive change.
I love 7.5 because it is so much better than 4.5, but I’m still getting to know all the features.
Render in place appeals and seems to be a good time saver, but I have a coffee machine when things are going to take a while.
Chord pads? sound like fun but I’d rather compose with my hands and ears !!
performance Boost - now this catches my eye. I don’t do massive projects (no more than 40-50 tracks including group & FX tracks), so the loading time is rarely an issue. But the blurb states: “The new audio engine now also means that even the most complex instruments and plug-ins run with stunning efficiency. This allows a lot lower latency while not out-powering your computer”. This may be an issue for me when Omnisphere 2 comes out in a few weeks time.
I already have issues with big patches & multis in Omni 1 even with the pc spec I’m currently using, so if I upgrade to Omni 2, this may be worse.
Having said that, if I remember correctly, Spectrasonics gear including Trilian & Omnisphere doesn’t make use of Asio guard anyway.
Not sure about the issues you have with window handling, Mr soundman, but I’m on Win 7 too, so I take note of your comments.
I’ve mulled about C8 since it was released, but I think I’m in a happy place with 7.5 and will be for a long time to come (it’s only a hobby after all).
Current feeling is I’ll stick with what I’ve got, although for £82, I could have them both running on the rig.
Big thanks to all for your input.