Upgrade path for Cubase Essential . Cubase 5/6?
Artist or full.
That’s true for version 6. However, staying at version 5 you can go to Cubase Studio 5 or to the full Cubase 5.
If you find old stock sure, C5 line is available but probably cheaper just to go 6 no?
I don’t think it’s ever been so cheap to get cubase if you have a lesser version, including (maybe) artist but I haven’t really compared in that way.
Artist is just €99 from essential 5 and that’s definately an upgrade feature wise.