I would like to make the case, respectfully, that responding to the confirmed bugs that render Nuendo 7.0.30 VCAs largely unusable by informing users it will be addressed in the previously established, normal update time line is not the wisest decision.
Bugs happen. We get that. I began beta testing software for Gerhard Lengeling (genius!) on Atari C-Lab Creator and continued through Notator and up through Emagic Logic 5 on PC. I’ve seen and reported lots of bugs along the way, including some not previously reported and subsequently confirmed by Steinberg. It happens. And I/we understand that’s simply the reality of software development. It’s normal, like it or not.
However, the current state of VCAs in Nuendo 7 is not “normal”. N7 VCAs are a brand new, much requested flagship feature that was a major bulletpoint in marketing materials, videos and the Nuendo 7 World Tour. People were motivated by their inclusion, and to some degree, persuaded to update as a result. That feature being in the mostly unusable state it currently occupies strikes at the credibility of Steinberg’s marketing. I’m not trying to be harsh here, just realistic.
To put the VCA issues in the same category as other minor bugs is a corporate mistake in my opinion. This deserves a corporate response above that level of priority in order to communicate that Steinberg takes their marketing promises seriously. Which I believe is the case, internally.
I am asking, on behalf of the users here, that Steinberg commit to resolve the VCA problems on a fast track in order to demonstrate good faith. I think that’s the right thing to do, both for the users and for Steinberg. I am an appreciative user of Nuendo since N2 and am believing for a positive response.
Thanks for reading,