Steinberg, I must give you a hearty handshake for your efforts in 9.5. There are still lingering important issues with the general interface, CPU use, and other things that need to be addressed, but I want to be positive and tell you what’s working great for me:
- Bezier curves. Fantastic. I know that it’s coming to the MIDI Editors, too, and that will be insanely amazing - it will be a lifesaver for composers like me who use expression like crazy.
- Automation trim. This is fantastic and at the same time also really needs a precise dB readout to tell how much it is being changed (a la Pro Tools, Studio One, and others), which is essential for mixing - I bet/hope this will come in a maintenance update.
- GUI - On Mac it’s pretty damn snappy now, thank you for getting to this! Let’s keep that refinement going. Also, many things in the mixer are clearer visually. Well done.
- DOP - This is great, once I wrapped my head around it. It can use refining, does have some issues, but it’s a great idea and works pretty well.
- More inserts - Awesome. Nothing to complain about that, aside from some little fixes that need to be made graphically.
- Zones - Good. Pretty well-implemented, generally speaking.
- Dragging MIDI into sampler track. Awesome. Now we need that ability for regular audio tracks – being able to drag a little section of a MIDI track into an audio track and have it render instantly would be a game-changer for me.
- Lots of little things here and there that are welcome, and that I don’t have the time to write out.
Thank you again for really listening for this release, and I hope to stay a faithful Cubase user with updates in the future that tackle existing issues like C9.5 did for some longstanding ones. It’s not perfect (nothing ever is!), but it’s a really great release. I’m also very happy that almost no unnecessary new features were added (in my opinion) but rather the focus was on making what’s there much better. Really well done, let’s keep that going.