A new customer Steinberg customer can purchase the Mixing and Mastering Suite at a discount of around £200 over the cost of purchasing both Cubase Pro and Wabvelab Pro. As an existing Cubase Pro user with an interest in moving from using Sound Forge to Wavelab, there is no possible discount.
Is there any chance that this could change in the future?
And that’s always been my rationale for not making the switch. However, I’m not on the latest version of Sound Forge, since the upgrade from version 10 to 11 didn’t seem to offer me anything that justified the cost. Since Sony sold Sound Forge to Magix there no longer seems to be an upgrade path, so any future upgrade I decided to make would come at full cost anyway. There is also the question of whether or not Magix will decide to further develop Sound Forge.
All in all, this seems like a good time to consider the switch and, as a long term registered user of Cubase, it would be nice if a similar deal to the one available to new customers was available to me, which is why I asked the question.
I don’t know whether this helps, but I have just spoken to technical support/customer liaison and they say that if you have the Sony registered product you will need to re-register. The details of upgrades are then supplied in the newsletters. I hope that works out!
I have had a reply from Magix about support/upgrade options for Sound Forge 10 Pro, here’s the reply -
“We will immegrate the products in our database during the next weeks. Also you get an upgade offer to the version vegas pro 14 during the next weeks.”
That last bit is a surprise as I’m not a Vegas user.
Except that, by buying the Mixing and Mastering Suite, new customers can, for a limited time, get a large discount on both Cubase Pro and Wavelab Pro. Existing loyal customers of either Cubase Pro or Wavelab Pro cannot get a similar discount to purchase the other software. It might be nice if that were possible, even if only for a limited period.
Also, since things may be a bit uncertain regarding the future of Sound Forge, this might be a good time for Steinberg to offer a competitive crossgrade to Wavelab, thereby gaining some new customers.
Thanks for the heads up silhouette, I went for the upgrade as it’s significantly cheaper than the upgrade price offered by Sony. I’m surprised that Magix hadn’t contacted me about this, it all seems a bit chaotic at the moment.