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Cubase 7 on Mac?

How is the new Cubase 7 performing on OSX? Did it improve a lot?

Is it now on pair with it's performance on PC?

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No experience Cubase Mac users here?

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Guys are saying the new delay compensation thingy is helping some. I havent had a chance to check it all here yet though.
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Hhmmm, 'helping some' does not sound to promising...

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there is a better performance in my mac pro 10.8.2 apogee symphony,the same project in 7 uses at least 20-30 % less processing than in 6.5 and it's more snappier(this was in my book the main request).But after 2-3 weeks I got the update I have mixed feelings ,there are so many things that I dislike about 7,it looks and feels really bloated and opening and closing menus in a mixer it's really tricky to do it very fast.but overall the performance is better.
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It is not as good as C6.5 for sure. I get CPU spikes like crazy with the same exact project at 256 buffer on C7 which I run with no issues at all in C6.5 at 128. They have a lot of work to do.
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I think c7 really depends on the CPU, I have a quad i7, did not notice a difference in performance between c7 and logic, but I have not use c6.5 to be honest... Latency performance is solid, I am using 64 samples buffer without any issues.
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Cubase 7 on my Hack Pro works like a dream!

I've noticed it to be much quicker and the CPU usage has greatly dropped since 6.5. It's definitely worth the shot for cubase lovers!
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A LOT better than 6.5 on my Mac Pro. Not as good as Logic or Reaper still though, or maybe even S1 I think. Much better though. Definitely workable.
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def better on my old 2008 octo 2.8, 16 gigs ram, 64 bit

same projects with glitching before, none at all, getting more plugs and tracks as well

most stable upgrade i have had in a .0 from steiny

new mixer is fantastic for me, vari audio 2 works great, so many many things i like i delete PT 9, Logic 9, DP 8 and Reaper form my Dock

just C7 and S1 2.5 there now
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Just the first tests here, but on our 10.8.2 system Cubase 7 64-bit seems to perform much better than C 5.5 on Snow Leopard.
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Anybody with C7 and the new imac?
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Hello
I was wondering if there are any news regarding Cubase performance on the mac
from users here.

I am seriously considering ditching logic.
I was 10 years on cubase `till i switched to the mac.
cubase 4 was just terrible on a new mac pro quad nehalem.

my setup:
Mac Pro Quad 2.8 Nehalem
12GB OWC 1066 RAM
3x1TB WD Blue Caviar HD
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OS 10.6.7

I Mainly do film score,lots of VI.
Don`t do alot of audio recordings,just the casual guitars (classic,acoustic,electric)
some violins and cellos.

my projects can get quite big with 6/7 instances of kontakt,fully loaded.
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Hi mate

I can confirm that the performance is great for cubase 7 on the mac. I have been using it since release and have had no issues with it at all. I haven't touched logic in quite some time now.

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@Jfalikman, I did not notice any difference in performance between cubase and logic, i got couple of crashes upon quitting the program, but they are constantly updating it and they promised an update this week. VST expression notes is a killer feature for orchestral arrangements, also the chord helper. I haven't touched logic since i got cubase 7, totally ignited my love for making music. The workflow pushes you to compose then mix, with logic i was always side tracked tweaking and mixing instead of writing music...One advice, do not do a music project with it until you are fully comfortable with everything, I am in this situation right now,learning under pressure. on the bright side, they have tons of free videos on youtube.
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I can confirm that the performance is great for cubase 7 on the mac. I have been using it since release and have had no issues with it at all. I haven't touched logic in quite some time now.

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@Jfalikman, I did not notice any difference in performance between cubase and logic, i got couple of crashes upon quitting the program, but they are constantly updating it and they promised an update this week. VST expression notes is a killer feature for orchestral arrangements, also the chord helper. I haven't touched logic since i got cubase 7, totally ignited my love for making music. The workflow pushes you to compose then mix, with logic i was always side tracked tweaking and mixing instead of writing music...One advice, do not do a music project with it until you are fully comfortable with everything, I am in this situation right now,learning under pressure. on the bright side, they have tons of free videos on youtube.

Thanks guys !

iv`e been reading horror stories about the performance, you had that cleared
out for me !


God i miss cubase !!
the way of doing even simple things in logic is so iLogic to me...

iv`e done loads of stuff on logic,but always had to find workarounds to get the most simple things done.

multitimbral\multichannel instruments is just plain dump in logic.
its so stupid,i had better option to deal with these even on SX3.

Thanks again !
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Correct if wrong, but Cubase 7 is not supported with 10.6.7.

I have it installed, I ran it once, played with it, played some more, it crashed quickly.
Tried again, tried to change a color in the interface, crashed hard.
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Correct if wrong, but Cubase 7 is not supported with 10.6.7.

I have it installed, I ran it once, played with it, played some more, it crashed quickly.
Tried again, tried to change a color in the interface, crashed hard.
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The link leads to a 404 error.
These are not good news to me.
Maybe i should wait 'till they sort it out ?
I'm really starting to dislike logic...

Apple sure takes their time with logic x and theres
No promises they'll address the stuff i'm bothered with
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The link leads to a 404 error.
These are not good news to me.
Maybe i should wait 'till they sort it out ?
I'm really starting to dislike logic...

Apple sure takes their time with logic x and theres
No promises they'll address the stuff i'm bothered with
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10.7.*
10.8.*

I guess i'll finish every project i started first.
Maybe its time for a new SSD system HD
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10.7.*
10.8.*

I guess i'll finish every project i started first.
Maybe its time for a new SSD system HD
We're in the same boat.

I've got two open projects that I want to at least get down to 2 track before I take 1-2 weeks to upgrade OS to 10.8, migrate to 64 bit, get as many plugins working as possible, and tour Cubase 7.

Then the new system comes next whenever/whatever that may be.

I'm torn on the SSD option, I'll deal with that when the time comes.
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ASIO guard is maybe a good thing they have taken from logic. But is it really increase performance?I use 128 that gives me 5 ms latency. But ASIO-guard latency is 12 ms. Not a huge difference. I think it need to be 10 times the normal latency to boot it on heavy projects. But if there is any performance boost with this setup everything i lost in the new mixer.
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How is the latency?
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10.7.*
10.8.*

I guess i'll finish every project i started first.
Maybe its time for a new SSD system HD
from what I've been told and keep reading on forums your best bet might be installing Windows 7 and running Cubase on there
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from what I've been told and keep reading on forums your best bet might be installing Windows 7 and running Cubase on there
Thats kinda defeats the whole purpose of using a mac.
I left microsoft world and i feel alot better on OSX systems.

back when using Cubase SX3,i had PCs.it worked nice.
i moved to a mac and the OS is something i dont think i could never change
back to Windows.

I miss cubase.
but i want it working on my Mac Pro.
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Thats kinda defeats the whole purpose of using a mac.
I left microsoft world and i feel alot better on OSX systems.

back when using Cubase SX3,i had PCs.it worked nice.
i moved to a mac and the OS is something i dont think i could never change
back to Windows.

I miss cubase.
but i want it working on my Mac Pro.
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Thats kinda defeats the whole purpose of using a mac.
I left microsoft world and i feel alot better on OSX systems.

back when using Cubase SX3,i had PCs.it worked nice.
i moved to a mac and the OS is something i dont think i could never change
back to Windows.

I miss cubase.
but i want it working on my Mac Pro.
Once again, working fine here on my Mac
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from what I've been told and keep reading on forums your best bet might be installing Windows 7 and running Cubase on there
Forums are always full of truth as well
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Forums are always full of truth as well
so what are you saying? everyone that has tried Cubase on PC and Mac that claims it runs better on PC is lying? is there's a conspiracy against running Cubase on OS X?

have you tried running Cubase on a Windows partition on your Mac? did you notice a difference?

you can't just say it runs fine on your Mac and not be a little more specific..
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