With respect, it’s not about your post, nor is it a direct response to your specific post. I was just contributing to the general dicussion here. You are factually wrong about IPv6, but that’s not relevant to this discussion about the future of Cubase.
Unfortunately I have to agree with you on this point.
Today if you get a 3rd party supplement. Personally I’m into Bidule as the ‘swiss army knife’ tool that allows me to fudge all sorts of ‘never had it and probably never will’ features into pretty much ANY 64bit app that can host plugins. I.E. Neither Sibelius, nor Finale, do VST3 yet (Broke relying on a free HALion player for me since it no longer comes in VST2…so Windows users on those two apps are a bit frozen out of HALion world now [Keep SE 3.5.10, but must build for it using H6 or earlier]), but with Bidule I can easily bridge some other plugin types (such as VST3) into the work flow.
In time Stienberg will dump VST2. Bidule to the rescue…I’ll be able to bridge older VST2 plugins that might never get updated to VST3 into Steinberg world.
CLAP hosting is in preliminary stages for that tool, but it’s got some real support going into it I think. The more people trying it out and offering feedback, the more/faster it’ll get kinks ironed out and more of the protocol developed/supported.
So, I can set it up as an isolated server-like host (communicate via network, OSC, MIDI, etc)…or load it up as a plugin in ‘other hosts’ and do the ‘bridge/chainer’ thing. Not uncommon to do a bit of both at the same time
The beauty of a plugin is…you can ‘bolt it on’ to just about anything
Another perk of something like Bidule…are those moments when you want to insert/remove plugins and stuff while the transport is going. Try that directly in most DAWs, and you’ll get a ‘nasty’ audible ‘glitch’. Do it from inside an instance of something like Bidule…and there is no ‘glitch’. Comes in handy…handy indeed.
IMO I hope that Steinberg will upgrade its help system with something as chatGPT (may be buying some licenses there). But beware the Machine could insidiously take control of our creativity, then the resistance should try to send plugin in the past to preserve midi 2 and make DAWs working with Intel new Core and threads model.
Next for the sake of scifi, they could work on Musical Quantum Computer.
Some kinds of music, too much processing and force fitting just ruins it. Sometimes the mixing and processing is already there in the performance sequence…all ya need is to master it to stereo. I’m not knocking creativity and the hunt for new and fresh sounds, but there really are loads of applications where none of that is really necessary.
I bought a finished i7 PC with all the necessary drivers and audio products and plug-ins I needed for a dedicated Cubase Workstation… Once Cubase was working and stable, I only added items which were a necessity for this purpose. Since then, circumstances required the addition of other non-music products,… que cera,… I’m happy that it’s still a dedicated resource. I was a keen ADOBE Photoshop user for many years,… But when Adobe went to a monthly recurring charge model, I bailed,…
For graphics creating I now use GIMP … which is an open source clone of Photoshop. It’s a free product and doesn’t require a monthly fee to remain operational. If I was a business, I may consider using a recurring cost model as I could write some of those costs off against tax. I will NOT be doing that for a product which is, ultimately, a highly valued luxury… No matter how much I love it.