I have WL9 Pro and two licenses of WL9EL and would like to work more with WL9 as it is going into the right direction and looks easy on the eyes (with he dark GUI), but there are several obstacles why I have to go back to Audition, Twistedwave and so on. I know that PG will point to this and that and ask for plug in vendors, versions and so on or send bug reports, like for my VST connection masg. popping up. But I payed some substantial money and don’t want to have to deal with workarounds and betatsting all the time.
Annoying things for me:
- overall sluggish and error prone plug in handling -> plug ins don’t show up fully … can’t be dragged easily … like stucked, then suddenly jump to a new location - I have over 700 plug ins active (and yes, all bought and legal licenses) I don’t want to report any single problem which I encounter - that is the job for real betatesters, pay them or give them enough free licenses and they will find the bugs. It is confirmed to me by plug in developers, that WL9 is causing problems which are not with other programs or DAWs.
- updates delete preferences - can be recovered from backups - but, wtf, that shouldn’t happen at all!
- rendering window is covered by plug ins - have to be closed manually one by one …
- playback of audio files is a drag … the pause is still there, although shorter. I want hitting Space and play the selected area, like in Cubase/Nuendo, Wavelab 6 and all my other audio editors. If I have set a loop I want hit Space and it plays only that loop as long as I hit Space again -> simple and effective. Maybe I’m to dumb to find the right key commands for that but I have a lot o fthings to do and cannot play easter egg search all day.
I’m always stuck with these annoying things and change to other editors
I see myself as a good Steinberg customer with Nuendo 7, two Cubase Pro 8.5, two Halion 5 licenses and so on and I just would like to see WL9 in the same professional working state like these programs, following the same handling when it comes to playback.
WL9 Pro is running on OSX 10.10.5, WL9EL on OSX 10.10.5 and Windows 7/64 Professional. The Windows version runs fine so far but I mostly record with it and do basic editing. I still have my WL6 license running on this machine.
And I even didn’t mention the lack of full surround support, which forces me to use other programs for surround file editing. Even the cheap Twistedwave can handle multichannel files with ease.