Before I buy Cubase I wanted to try the free trial of Cubase Elements 7, which is available from Steinberg’s website. This version is now installed on my mid. 2011 iMac with OSX Mavericks and I have to say that I’m really disappointed cause there are so many bugs, some which make it strongly unusable. The following bugs are identified:
When I open a default project and add an instrument tracks, I do not see the track lane while drawing with the pencil tool. It appears first when the whole area is drawn and the same thing happens when I drag the lane to another position. The second bug is even more frustrating and it has to do with the opening of different windows. For example, if I want to open the piano roll window by double clicking on the track lane, it does not appear. This window appears first when I do something else, like adding a new instrument track. The third bug which I have noticed so far is that the notes disappear when I drag them to a different note in the piano roll and it comes back when I release it. There is another issue similar to that when drawing a track lane, the note does not show up when drawing with the pencil tool. It pops up when I’m done.
I think these issues are of major importance and my view is that the program is unusable since these features are essential for the workflow. How can these bugs appear in a product which has been out for such a long time, without being corrected? Or is it Mavericks that creates these problems? I want to know as soon as possible since the free trial will be outdated soon and I would be glad to try the program before this date comes. I will not work in the program as long as these problems occur and if no explanation can be given, I will rather go for the Logic Pro X.