I hope Steinberg watches your videos and phones you up, you have summarised all the issues we face. Thank you for doing that. They have a lot of time now in their hands for cubase 12, they should just transfer your brain to their department. IT will definitely make cubase 12 a pleasure to use with the Luke Johnson additional features and the UI can take inspiration from your room. It looks like a luxury spaceship with extra comfort and ease of use. Definitely needed in cubase 12.I just filmed a video on what I think the problems with Expression Maps are and so to answer the OPs question properly, this is what I would love to be included/changed in Cubase 12.
Most probably just Nuendo. Cause you bought a Nuendo licence and not a Cubase one. Also the grace period is for cubase users and does not mention nuendo. So you can only upgrade cubase and not Nuendo. Maybe the upgrade to Nuendo 12 starts in the second half of 2022 after Cubase 12 is released. We have no information on when Nuendo 12 will be released.I just purchased Nuendo 11 but haven’t registered it. Will the grace period to Nuendo 12 free upgrade apply to Nuendo users or just Cubase ?
Great video….but man that was painful watching you actually get wound up doing it….I just filmed a video on what I think the problems with Expression Maps are and so to answer the OPs question properly, this is what I would love to be included/changed in Cubase 12.
I think the problem with this payment model is no one wants to pay for an upgrade IF all it is is bug fixes and UI/UX updates. Or rather that doesn't attract enough new users. It's not profitable enough. So they feel forced to add more half baked features that take years to fix afterwards. They feel forced to package marketable features to attract more upgrades and users. I say this because it happened at my previous company and happens to others.As a long time Cubase user (around 20 years, having skipped only one upgrade), I can attest to the fact that the Cubase UI is being gradually modernized, one release at a time. So what you're seeing in the current Cubase UI are quite a few inconsistencies due to this evolution from the ancient to the new.
So I think you're at least partly preaching to the already converted.
But UI isn't the only priority - there has been a rather strong feature evolution and audio engine evolution as well. Of course, never quite fast enough for many of us, but I haven't really seen any other DAW beat the overall functional depth and width of Cubase yet, while several other DAWs have specific strengths suited better for specific workflows and use cases.
Having only skipped one paid upgrade (SX2) over the last 20 years, in my mental model, Cubase is on a voluntary subscription model via the annual paid upgrade cycle. -- And I like that a whole lot better than losing access if not paying.
Oh absolutely. Cubase has to struggle with a gazillion features, which we can respect. Their UI also shows what looks like the remnants of a series of lost battles, past and present.Yeah your point is well taken, but there's like a gazillion more features now.
Pro Tools is actually a HORRIBLE example, because the software has actually changed very little in its overall UI/UX over the years. The latest version looks practically the same as PT7 - just with concessions made to accommodate new functionality that needs UI-level changes (i.e. Folder Tracks).Oh absolutely. Cubase has to struggle with a gazillion features, which we can respect. Their UI also shows what looks like the remnants of a series of lost battles, past and present.
I say this as a an old man yelling at a cloud (and sure maybe I'm not that old) but we all went astray when we abandoned the constraints of early OS chrome GUIs. Companies really wanted to figure out how to make UIs look "cool" but that clearly got complicated.
I just saw a friend using Pro Tools 7. I was amazed at the clarity of the application during that time. Felt like a golden age.
Hideous. In comparison, Sonar was eye candy at that time (now it's incredibly cluttered IMO). Yet I switched to SX 1, probably because I had a cheap LCD monitor on which there was not so much difference :D