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26th January 2013
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Just tried C7 today and ... OMG

I'm not sure if I can use this program. Its that much of an eyesore. There are sliders to control some of the color scheme, but instead of standard color pickers they have a slider called "color tone" which shifts through various levels of putrescence. There is no way to change the text color, and instead of classics like white or black text, they have opted for a sickly algae color.

This is perhaps the most stunningly poor display of taste I have seen.
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26th January 2013
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One man's junk is another man's treasure :-)

I just looked into getting a 30" Dell just so I can look at more of the Cubase 7 mixer .... I love it so much.

Your post made me smile, good job there's so many other DAW's to choose from.
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27th January 2013
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I like it a lot. Other's mileage may vary.

Guess it's impossible to please everyone.
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27th January 2013
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28th January 2013
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I'm not sure if I can use this program. Its that much of an eyesore. There are sliders to control some of the color scheme, but instead of standard color pickers they have a slider called "color tone" which shifts through various levels of putrescence. There is no way to change the text color, and instead of classics like white or black text, they have opted for a sickly algae color.

This is perhaps the most stunningly poor display of taste I have seen.
Yep. Terrible. Checkin' out PT 10 this week. Oh well, I had a good 22 year run with Cubase.
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29th January 2013
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Ye of little faith.

I'm sure the color control will improve
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One man's junk is another man's treasure :-)

I just looked into getting a 30" Dell just so I can look at more of the Cubase 7 mixer .... I love it so much.

Your post made me smile, good job there's so many other DAW's to choose from.
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p.s i have a Dell 30" for that very reason
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29th January 2013
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i went HD just for the mixer and it looks bloody wonderful with no blurry text , admittedly the mixer still doesn't look like it's a part of the sequencer but still looks good
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Explain HD Pls. I have CB6 I use at home for writing and Nu 5.5 in the studio. I'm using one 37" main and a 32" second monitor.
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that weird dark '82 look is keeping me from upgrading. I'd be embarrased to have it running in front of clients. It's that cheap looking. I think with C6 we almost got it looking good - but now back to absolute horrible.
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I'm on the fence;

I don't like the dark look either, but the mixer is now so much more flexible to use than the C6 version. There's a lot of power under the hood, there. All Steinberg needs to do is give us more color options...
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I paid for the upgrade from 6.5, so I am (literally) invested in liking Cubase 7. Alas, the deeper I dig, the less I like it. It too many ways, it's a click-fest, and things that were fast and easy in 6.5 are not as easy.
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that weird dark '82 look is keeping me from upgrading. I'd be embarrased to have it running in front of clients. It's that cheap looking. I think with C6 we almost got it looking good - but now back to absolute horrible.
You could customize the colours to look like C6.
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10th February 2013
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First time with cubase. Got 7 and the guys I work with and myself LOOOOOVE it. The colors are awesome.
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I like Cubase a lot. But I have to agree with the OP they the graphical designers did a really poor job of making it look professional. I work on consumer software for a living and I think Steinberg could fix a lot with a new 'coat of paint' so to speak. The interaction model is fine. The visual design is seriously lacking.
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11th February 2013
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Trust me c7 grows on you and they will improve the UI anyway. I personally don't find the look an issue at all anymore. It's just pretty buggy at the mo.

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12th February 2013
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Trust me c7 grows on you and they will improve the UI anyway. I personally don't find the look an issue at all anymore. It's just pretty buggy at the mo.

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Grow on you? Nope. After 22 years with Cubase I'm now on PT 10.
Never thought I'd do it but Cubase 7 is an embarrassment.
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12th February 2013
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Grow on you? Nope. After 22 years with Cubase I'm now on PT 10.
Never thought I'd do it but Cubase 7 is an embarrassment.
Feeling just that.
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I have been with Steinberg for 28 years. I am sure you will love Pro Tools. Personally I find that interface quite basic but there are literally thousands of people who love it so who am I to criticise?

I don't find Cubase 7's mixconsole "embarrassing". Far from it. And neither do my clients. Overall I am very pleased with it and I use it constantly throughout my projects unlike before when I would only use the mixer at mix down time.

Two and a half months in and I am now hooked to Cubase 7 and could never go back.
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I cant believe we're on the most popular technical forum for music technology and people are crying like little babies over the colors. Even changing the entire way they work - over the COLORS!
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6th March 2013
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I'm with you! So let's have better colors!
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With that said, I just got it - and thought I'd try my hand at mixing some acoustic drums. (Something I've done like 3 times - ever...) And I damn near clicked myself to death. So far not a huge fan of the channel strip.

I'm probably going to feel lost for a little while. We'll see how it goes...
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I cant believe we're on the most popular technical forum for music technology and people are crying like little babies over the colors. Even changing the entire way they work - over the COLORS!
Looks and workflow matters dude. At least to me.

Apple figured that out decades ago. PC's still look like sh*t.

I want good, modern and stylish looking software. I'm just not into ugly design.

Cubase 7 looks like something from the 80's now.

If you don't care - cool. But I do.
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Why did you tag both looks and workflow seemingly into one category? Are there problems with 7's workflow? Granted im only 5 hours into my first project with it - but everything seems to make sense so far.

As far as the looks... Its a german made tool. I'm surprised there's color at all!

I'd be with you if the layout was clumsy, cluttered or confusing - but I dont think it is. Do you? And the reference about the 80's? Dont you think you're a little too deep in hyperbole now?
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Wow... surprised so many people are freaking out over this. I hope Steinberg included a "world's smallest violin" VSTi with this release.
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whatever. Glad you're happy with it.
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Wow... surprised so many people are freaking out over this. I hope Steinberg included a "world's smallest violin" VSTi with this release.
Cubase use to look, feel and function as a Pro piece of music software.
Most of us Pro users have held off using Pro Tools just because Cubase is a joy and stable as hell.
Cubase 7 ? A toy. Fruity Loopish. Mixer is a big dark blurry clickfest. Great for you bedroom guys and beat makers, so have at it.
And yes Steinberg should include a 10 gig violin with every purchase of 7.
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I cant believe we're on the most popular technical forum for music technology and people are crying like little babies over the colors. Even changing the entire way they work - over the COLORS!
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Threads like this seem to inevitably take a personal turn.

I'll merely make the observation that every aspect of a user interface carries a cognitive load, and each increment (however small) accumulates. The goal of good UI design is to make that load as small as possible.


Things like color and design are not merely a matter aesthetics. They inherently impact usability. The dark look may be simply be harder - and less comfortable - for some people to process.

As does all the damned clicking to load plugins. Having used 6.5 earlier today, I was reminded how much more comfortable I find the fly-out menus.

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Cubase use to look, feel and function as a Pro piece of music software.
Most of us Pro users have held off using Pro Tools just because Cubase is a joy and stable as hell.
Cubase 7 ? A toy. Fruity Loopish. Mixer is a big dark blurry clickfest. Great for you bedroom guys and beat makers, so have at it.
And yes Steinberg should include a 10 gig violin with every purchase of 7.
Ah yes - this:


Looks so much like this:


I mean its practically identical.
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