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Glyn’s Report of the Event
6:05 I arrived, and Andrew Schravemade, the presenter, had started on time. There were about 5 or 6 staff, and about 20 to 25 of us who’d come to take part. Average age was from between 40-45 to about 60-65. Everyone was male. Seating was supplied for almost everyone - each got an office chair, a collapsible chair or a drumstool.
Beer and Crisps were supplied.
The presentation was a tour of new features of Cubase 6. The theme was very much ‘buy this, or upgrade to it, for it is good.’ The main areas of concentration were Group edit, The Guitar VSTi, Halion, Updated Fixed Lane Behaviour [grrr], The new time stretch algorhythm, Enhanced beat detection and time mapping from non click-tracked sources, Media bay, Presets which lurk under the bonnet, and Loopmash, and a tiny look at the new automation tools.
He did not really encourage questions, but when they did get asked, he managed to integrate them so they not only fitted but enhanced the flow of his content-delivery. He did actually say ‘any questions’ after each section, but the gap between the question and “No? Good. Let’s move on” would have made a good benchmark for latency in high end sound-cards.
He made a very interesting comment about ‘how Steinberg usually develop their new ideas in a dungeon,’ but that they made an exception with VST3 and the new Halion behaviours, by going to get feedback from many studios as to what they’d want and need. It was a strange revelation, but an interesting one, in the light of some feature modifications which have been made, to the great surprise of people who actually need elements of the features as they were before modification. Lane behaviour is one of them. I won’t go into it, as there are threads already dealing with it. Neither I did not bring up such ‘issues’ at the workshop, except after the presentation, and even then, my references were little more than mumbles - he wasn’t there to take inventory of user-concerns, and I wasn’t there to whinge. I was there to learn, have a good time, and to have that untakeawayable experience - that “YES I WAS THERE” experience. An evening in the presence of an Arm of Steinberg.
GroovinDJ said hello to me after it finished, and he, his friend and I had a great time clustering round the presenter as he packed up. We were excited to ask questions, and he was excited to answer them. The other guests had cleared out pretty dang quickly - maybe I’m just a sociable animal, but I’d expected everyone to hang around.
There WERE a few t-shirts, and those were given to us and the remainder to the staff. I have a feeling that we were the ‘lucky ones’, and that they had not been generally handed round at the beginning. I WILL be clear that no thongs were given. In the previous post - I was just having a joke. The thongs had actually been given out before Christmas to the first 20 people to log on to this new forum. I don’t know why the others haven’t mentioned them.
It was great to meet GroovinDJ and his friend … we all went to Acton Town Underground Station. My train was already arrived when we got down the stair, so my bye byes were sadly very hurried. A meal and a drink would have made more sense Well - another time. OK, I’ve tried to be thorough … GroovinDJ … If you’ve got time, please check and add to/adjust the above.
All the best