I found it a bit weird that steinberg offers no upgrade from cubase 5 studio to 6 artist. I DID read in the faq that it would actually be a downgrade but I don’t see such a significant downgrade that it would actually impede the experience i have had with the studio line of upgrades I had over the past years.
I had 32 vsti’s limit in 5 studio, I’m not feeling so limited by 64 audio tracks and i certainly think that i don’t need all the stuff like control room and all full plugin set that cubase 6 offers. it would be just much more clutter on my screen honestly and stuff I don’t want to deal with like surround, and beefed up workspace stuff…
So either I spend €200 in upgading to a system which is too much for me, or 300 on a “downgrade that isn’t” because steinberg doesn’t offer me it for €99 or so ?
The way I see it, I’m forced to buy cubase 6 for only the extra value of the plugins and some unlimited stuff I don’t really need. I have bought alot of 3th party plugins.
Therefore, the aim of me to upgrade to a new cubase is to experience improved work flow and 64bit maturation.
So unless I really overlooked something, like maybe there will be not an in-note controller editor or something ? But if every workflow improvement will be in cubase 6 artist, then I just don’t see why I must make the jump to the “high end” edition…
If you look at this page where they have the studio 5 comparison, and then look at the comparison for cubase 6. THe only significant thing I see that you go from 128 to 32 inputs/outputs. Really, i dont even come close to 16 outputs on my system because i just have (and never will) no need for so much outputs.
So I hope Steinberg will revise this policy