Workarounds on enabling Cubase 8 's HiDPI support on Mac.

Cubase 8 's Retina Display Support could be enabled by modifying plists inside its app bundle.
Use Textwrangler to open the following file:
“/Applications/Cubase 8/Contents/info.plist”


modify that part into:


Save that plist, restart your mac.


This helped quite a bit. Thank you.

The post should be a sticky.

No Problem.

But as far as what I have tested, current build of Cubase 8 may slow on its GUI while its HiDPI is enabled on Yosemite 10.10.0~10.10.1.
I don’t know whether it’s Yosemite’s issue or Cubase’s.

It’s still an undocumented feature and people probably shouldn’t use it until Steinberg officially announces it. But really interesting to see that it’s this far already. Awesome.

It’s OK if the minimum version of Yosemite is 10.10.3.
I am running the 2nd beta build of OS X 10.10.3 and Cubase 8 runs absolutely fluent with HiDPI enabled.

Have you fully tested GUI functionality and stability ?
It’s one thing for the appearance to change. Another for it to function properly
It would be nice to hear from a moderator on this.

Only if the final stable release of OS X 10.10.3 shipped to the public I could test its stability using HiDPI-Enabled Cubase 8.
But till now I haven’t found any issues.

P.S.: I tested Cubase Elements 7 and found that it doesn’t work well in HiDPI mode.
I am waiting for Cubase Elements 8 since I don’t want to bring my fragile eLicenser with me among places.