I updated to Cubase 6.5.
Now, after some days working with it, im wondering… why did I update?
Synths I will probably never use. Those filters feel like toys. Lanes I don’t use much, and could easily live with whatever lanes system was there before. I don’t need Rewire64 either, I work in 32.
So, why did I update at all?
Some stupid sense of loyality? Some hope that I may find some use of all the new stuff after all? A habbit? A warm feeling that I have the latest version? ??? Reflecting back on my decision now, it was stupid. I gained nothing. But Steinberg gained something, thats true.
But this cannot go on like this any more. I need to gain something from Steinberg too. Unless Steinberg comes with something of value to me in Cubase 7, this 6.5 will be the last time I pay for Cubase.
I would value things like folder tracks with bus routing, improved windows layout, improved Generic Remote, more flexible routing, full drag/drop, built-in basic sampler and overall improved workflow. I think Steinberg should seriously look at fresh daws like Live, Studio One and Reaper, and implement some of their good ideas.