Been using Cubase since SX.
Prior to Cubase I was using Cakewalk but the reason I moved from Cakewalk because it was not compatible with Intel’s new hyperthreading technology. Cubase, at the time, was the only DAW that could utilize hyperthreading to enhance performance.
The other software I was considering at the time was Logic but there were talks of being bought out by CrApple (; and ending support for PC users, which ultimately happened.
I remember the dark days of Cubase through the buyout by Pinnicle. There were a lot of disgruntled people in the Cubase community and company. People were jumping ship and little innovation during that time. Then Steinberg was bought by Yamaha. Best thing to happen to Steinberg imho. Let’s not forget, Steinberg is the founder of VSTs which is now an industry standard. (:
Great point, but imho this is Cubase Pro’s best feature and can be Cubase Pro’s larget issue too. Many people, though they are impressed with what Cubase Pro can do, say that it is just too complicated and too many feature that they won’t use. I’ve told people to just start out with Cubase Elements or Artist so they aren’t overwhelmed.
I watched a YouTube video of this one “recording engineer” who uses Reaper, gave Cubase raving reviews how great it was an how he’s going to start using it but on all his next videos he’s still using Reaper. After the raving review of Cubase he actually teamed up with another recording engineer and explained why he loves Reaper. I though it was pretty funny! ((:
Bottom line is whatever DAW gets the job done well and you enjoy using it, is the right one for you. (: