I’ve seen some people on various sites become annoyed that new plugins are added with new versions, instead of more features and improvements.
I think some of the latest additions have been superb.
However, in the future, I would really like to see more plugins that are orientated towards SFX design. Glitch makers, swoosh makers, vocoders, manglers, etc. This is a big industry, both at a high levels and “blue collar” levels of the industry.
FX Modulator was in the right direction and a great addition for both music and SFX design.
I will reference some already existing plugins on the market perhaps Steinberg could draw from.
SugarBytes Effectrix or (similar) Illformed Glitch 2
Zynaptiq Morph 2 and Wormhole
Xfer LFO Tool
DestroyFX Buffer Override, Scrubby, Geometer
iZotope Trash 2
Cableguys Time Shaper
Also think REVerence could be expanded on a bit, the concept is great, but check out something like AudioThing Fog Convolver.
Hello my friend, your opposition is fair and more than welcome. Feel free to point out different types of plugins you would like, if not in the realm of SFX design.
I will however oppose your opposition by pointing out that the video game industry is bigger than the film and music industry combined. Sometimes, I am wearing both hats as many Cubase users do, in that I am both composing and doing some SFX design work.
Beyond that, these tools are also applicable to Electronic Music, as well as TV/Film scores and SFX. Both target demographics for Cubase.
In regards to others already making them, there is a benefit to having integrated tools over 3rd party tools - support, finer integration to the DAW (making full use of the VST SDK because they know how), prone to less error (updates, incompatibility, OS problems, etc). I try to keep my plugin list as whittled down as possible, so any stock plugin that eliminates 1-3 3rd party tools is very very welcome by me.
Thanks for your input @Scab_Pickens, and happy music/sound making,
Your perspective is very interesting, indeed. Perhaps the Cubase market is changing. There are so many different types of Cubase users. It’s such a deep and complicated software already that I am sure it is difficult for the developers to decide on what to add next.