With this new update to Cubase it has become very clear that new bugs are not exclusive to new features. A heap of problems are added to features that worked fine in previous versions. This is a major problem.
For us users, we can’t trust a new version to be capable with our existing workflow. But worse than that, if every new release brings this many problems, then this means that for each new feature that is added, multiple bugs needs to be found and fixed, and thus an exponential amount of work is created. One step forward, two steps back is not a healthy way to develop software.
This all is not subjective. A glance at the bug reports/Issues forum:
Key Editor - Colors wrong in Chord Track mode
Mix Console Top Menu Bar Disappears
Entering values on floating Transport Panel does not work.
Link settings not saved on importing trackarchive
MIDI ‘Editor follows event selection’ bug
MIDI Devices Setup Import Not Working
Cubase stops playing when switching windows
My point is that for Cubase to progress, there will need to be new features and overhauls. For one thing, automation right now is lagging behind the competition. But if smaller additions than that, like those we got in Cubase 9, already break so much old functionality, then can we realistically expect Cubase to receive large updates and keep evolving at all?
This is my main worry for the future of this software. There will need to be development focus on making Cubase expandable without this many issues. If anyone has more thoughts on this, please share.