Was wondering how you like Cubase 7 so far? Worth the upgrade? What features do you like or not like? What make 7 standout from other DAW's right now? I've been reading about it and like some of the features. I'm using studio one at the moment. Thx
I am really enjoying mixing more than anything. It feels right to me and linking parameters isn't a hassle. You can easily press alt to adjust a single channel. I am a part of the grace period population so I have no complaints at all so far.
I'm finding it a bit sluggish here (Mac Pro, 8 core, 4 GB RAM), and also having issues with crashing when loading certain plugins (UBK-1 for instance). The mixer seems nice and I just hid the channel strip, will have to dig into that later.
I like that sends are always visible (if you want them), and the track arrangement/view index on the left is VERY useful for me.
All in all I like the update, but I am not completely sold, as with anything there is a learning curve on a major update like this and I think it will be "normal" in no time!
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.
It is a little sluggish n opening windows like mixer, but im sure an update will fix these issues.... to me, the mixing seems smoother. I love the look and having my inserts, sends, eq right above each channel!
love it...now that i have resolved my synchrosoft issue everything is rock solid - very happy!
love the mixer - its gorgeous
only thing I still prefer from 6.5 is the way you access, load and remove insert plugins - however this will just take some getting used to
by the way,further to my syncrosoft issue i suddenly realised that the only major technical problems I ever have are with copy protection. The last time I remember pulling my hair out was when I had to update my ilok and it was incompatible with the latest firefox. Or when my software suddenly forgets I am registered and I have to keep entering serial numbers every time I load up. Does this mean that pirates have less technical hassles than those who pay? Or do they put up with buggy copies?
Did anyone die at Steinberg? What's with all the black/dark colors? So far so good, but man, lighten up guys... (I mean literally.)
I like the dark colors as opposed to plain white(like Audacity or Logic).
I think it has to do with psychology and eye strain. Brighter colors are more strenuous on the eyes. Not only will it lessen the chance of a headache at the end of the day, but it will help your eyes in the long run. I was really happy when I went from Cubase 4 to 6, as it was much darker; I can't wait to try out 7(maybe when 7.5 comes out xD).
The black and dark grey packaging and UI also signifies boldness and professionalism in an industry where there are a lot of competing programs. It gives it a "Professional Producer" feel, as opposed to Ableton, which feels a bit kiddy and old with its light greys and blues.
I have to admit my first impression was the same as yours, but I realized its a subliminal marketing strategy targeted at people who strive for professionalism , boldness, and eyesight when they are in their 80's.
What amazes me the most is the improved sound quality. I am working on a song in 6.5 and in 7 it sounded way more 'ready'. Smooth...
I'm very happy with the larger FX send faders - at the other hand I'm in need of an undo function for the mixer because it's far easier now to make an unwanted adjustment with all these large knobs layered very close to each other.
steinberg rocks with this upgrade , if your a retail boxed installer you find you have nearly no issues and run the most stable .0 released ever ! if you a downloader you have bugs coming out your ears ...eerrmm how does that work , "you ask for it steinberg produces" . you wanted downloaded products so pay the price with interupted corrupted down loads ..FACT ! C7 here is rock solid and has made my work flow so easy .. being able to adjust the eq in 5 different places , pre or post for everthing .....come on guys get real !
Is anybody going to Cubase 7 from Logic 9? Thinking about making the jump but was wondering if anyone that did this already had any input.
I am - but I've only had Cubase 7 for 1 day. Have been using Logic 9 and PT 10 (along with S1v2.5 a bit). Looking forward to seeing how C7 is - the OS X performance seems improved from 6.5 (but that was a very low bar). I will say compared to Logic and PT, Steinberg has been upgrading Cubase much more frequently. It is quite full-featured now. And their employees on the forums seem to welcome and encourage feature requests, so I think that will continue. There was an in-depth discussion on various bounce in place flows with one of the developers I believe for example. That's great to see.
There are several work flow improvements in the C7 mixer and I think they are really great.
I was a bit stunted at first but now I really dig it a lot.
I do wish we could colour the whole channel strip or at lest fader caps for individual audio channels.
It's solid here too and I downloaded it.
Installed C7 on my W8 laptop and it runs very smooth except for the occasional graphic bug (which they will address in 7.0.1 apparently?)
On the included plugins: I've always disliked the stock plugins. Every newly released version I try to get over my prejudice and try to mix a few songs using only the included plugins (because hey, there are people mixing albums and movies with only the stock C/N plugs, so it must be me).
I've tried mixing a rough of a demo recording yesterday using only the stock plugs and for the love of god, I can't get one decent sound out of the EQ and can't get the compressors to pop the way I want them to... I *know* for a fact that it is me who is the problem but why do I only have to spend 5 minutes with the plugins I know, twist a few knobs and get results which are lightyears ahead of the result I get with the included plugins.
(liking and using the delays, mod and stereo enhancer though. It's the Studio EQ and included compressors which just rub me the wrong way)