I can’t explain why Nuendo and Cubase have such as slow GUI response. I’ve been suffering this with N7, but it’s still on C9/N8. I do own the best Macbook Pro, with all the possible upgrades on board and I’m working with a 6 o 7 tracks version, almost no plugins, a few markers and it’s painful.
Yep, same here on my top spec 2016 MacBook Pro. The graphics system simply isn’t up to the job when compared to the other DAWs I use (PT & Logic). Long-standing issue with Cubase/Nuendo and alas it makes Nuendo my third choice when it comes to professional work.
You might be waiting a long time (this is why I’m back on PT completely for all new projects until they fix this 100%). It’s been an issue with Cubase for a long time. I started a major thread that the mods made a sticky on the Cubase forum, where Fabio has been trying to help get it sorted:
thank you for your feedback. In framework of the Cubase development we have already looked into this,
and the results of the investigation and development efforts are now transferred to a Nuendo maintenance
update as well.
I will post an exact maintenance release date once available.
I’m somehow happy I’m not plagued by these issues. I have a late 2016 MacBook Pro with TouchBar, mid spec. In N7 I imported an AAF to begin a new project. In the mix console I only have basic template plugins applied (iZotope stuff). I opened the project in N8, it now has 133 tracks (not all of them have something on it, but I guess 80 have, all kinds of mic recordings from the movie session.
And for me it’s buttery smooth. I can scroll, move objects, no problem. Phew I guess?