I don’t like my own reactions.
I have been using Cubase since the Atari days, and at least the last two decades or so I have purchased and installed each and every version and update.
Cubase 10 was a disaster. For the first time ever (maybe I’d been lucky before), Cubase started to crash on me. Within 5 minutes from the first start of Cubase 10, the program simply vanished from screen. The DAW was unstable in a way that I had never experienced before.
Cubase 10.5 returned some of the stability, it felt as this was the version that Cubase 10 should have been.
Cubase 11 comes along and I can’t say I’m thrilled. Some nice features but lots of bugs still present and new bugs added. I should have stayed on 10.5, but I’m on 11.0.20 now. I read about all new bugs in 11.0.30 and have decided to skip that version. I’m also very hesitant to upgrading to version 11.5 when it is released.
So…from having had Cubase as my trustworthy partner since the Atari days, I now find myself…
- Installing and testing Studio One.
- Skipping minor updates.
- Seriously thinking about skipping the next major update.
…and I don’t like it.
Please, Steinberg - Focus on stability. Focus on quality. Focus on bug fixes. Focus on making Cubase a trustworthy partner again. Wait with new features until the product is rock solid. Please ensure the quality of your excellent product and make new releases something to look forward to, not something to dread and avoid.