Originally Posted by sopre
Hey Text or alba, what makes it standout in your opinion feature wise compared to some of the other daws you have or have tried. Thanks.
If the past versions of Cubase didn't really appeal to you, I don't think this version would be that much of an improvement. I never really bothered with Pro Tools because it lacks a lot of MIDI features. In comparison to Ableton Live, there isn't a good sampler that is packaged with Cubase but Live lacks necessities such as PDC.
Specifically, Cubase 7 really stepped up the mixer and it's no longer a labyrinth. I haven't really touched VariAudio 2.0 yet. I am really enjoying the A/B feature and it really helps for making decisions while mixing. There's still nothing like Studio One's event effects which I absolutely love so I'll probably be hopping between the two instead of doing a lot of automation. Speaking of automation, I'll need to test whether or not it has improved. In previous versions I had to do all my "cool" automation on a volume track, copy it, and paste it in the desired automation zone. I'll test it after I'm done writing my essays for my classes.
I haven't really done any cool routings but it seems to have improved and I think just about everything in the "channel strip" is capable of an independent sidechain which is convenient for creative gating. The anchoring system (similar to Logic) is pretty nice.
Overall, I would say that you should upgrade if you're dissatisfied with previous version's mixers. Nothing really stands out for me as being revolutionary... But I think this update was necessary.
Also, if you're new to Cubase, I would advise getting a second monitor for the mixer.