It’s not just bug fixes, re-read the list – some big ticket items that people have been requesting for a long time are in there. And yes, bugfixes happen to be GOOD too, remember? And people ask for bugfixes, right? There are several bugfixes in there plus great features that I asked for, and I’m not Fredo or Hans Zimmer.
As for Steinberg making certain changes that disrupt prior workflow, YES, I think we all agree that they have done this from time to time in the past and they have been strongly criticized by people about it – I was not happy with DOP’s launch for example. The DOP feature taking over for prior workflow was very frustrating. But how long are you going to beat the dead horse on that? I think they learned from that lesson and haven’t made that same level mistake again. DOP was introduced 2+ years ago! Give it a rest by now. Let’s focus on bugfixing for it now and making it work well with our critical plugins. YES, they rushed DOP and should have been more careful. YES they make mistakes, but every single large developer makes that kind of mistake, and they are also trying to innovate, so occasionally they take a risk and it backfires. They have been releasing patches for two years now on DOP and YES, many of us agree that they should have left the OLD workflow in there at the same time as introducing DOP. They messed up. Got it. I agree. They got the message. They’ve been trying to fix it, it works much better now, and they haven’t made that level of mistake in two years, life has to go on.
As for some other comparatively minor workflow issues they’ve messed up on recently, each one of those was in the spirit of innovation, and they do need to be more cautious about introducing those kinds of changes while maintaining past workflow whenever possible. However, that’s a far cry from “Steinberg never listens, Steinberg doesn’t care.”
My main point is that they’ve also released many other features and bugfixes that many, many people have been asking for – not just Fredo and Hans Zimmer. They are indeed LISTENING, even though they are far from perfect. Steinberg is made up of people like you and me who DO care and listen, but they obviously have more to do to make you happy. But please, for the love of Odin, Zeus, the Giant Space Unicorn and the all DAW gods, can people here please stop using all these “absolute” statements about how “no one at Steinberg cares, no one listens, no one uses Nuendo for post, Nuendo is totally broken, Nuendo is useless.” Good grief! I thought there were supposed to be more pros here in this forum who knew how the world works, and any pro knows how software dev from big developers like Steinberg goes, and there is NOTHING perfect out there – go visit Avid and remember how awful it is – Steinberg is Disneyland compared to some of Avid’s issues… the bottom line is that Nuendo is excellent, innovative, powerful, mature, post production software that many pros are using on feature films, major releases, minor releases and everything in between, and really nothing else on the market covers what Nuendo can do in one box. Is it perfect? No, of course not. It definitely has flaws, and Steinberg needs to remember the lesson of DOP and improve their communication skills too, but you’re NOT going to be listened to seriously by anyone if your constant mantra is “nothing works, no one cares, no one listens.”
So I’ve said my peace on it, and I honestly know better than to engage in threads like this. But it really bugs me when I see language like this in an ostensibly pro forum where the noise to fact ratio is so out of balance, it’s no wonder that Steinberg doesn’t take time to comment on every thread.