Cubase upgrade

Cubase upgrade
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#1

Hi, I took advantage of the 30-year Cubase anniversary and upgraded to Cubase 10 Pro yesterday. I was previously on Cubase 8 Artist. The upgrade was half the normal price.
When the first email about the 1/2 price offer came through I got excited and read the fine print, which said the discount only applied on new, full versions. *This offer only includes full versions of Cubase Pro 10, Cubase Artist 10 and Cubase Elements 10 and the competitive crossgrade from all major DAWs to Cubase Pro 10. Updates, upgrades and educational versions are not part of the promotion."
“Bummer,” I thought…
But soon thereafter that all changed, possibly due to protests?
So I was able to upgrade to pro after all. Will be fun to figure out how Variaudio works…

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#2

I used to run Cubase 4 many years ago…they treated me like garbage in the middle of a paying session and I’ve never worked with them again.

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#3

So what do you think of it now? I really don’t need another DAW, but have found myself intrigued in checking out other ones besides Reaper. I got Cubase LE AI Elements 9.5 “free” in a bundle with another product. It looks like I could upgrade to Cubase Elements 10 for $25 (!), so it’s like one of those “offer you can’t refuse” things. Or I could upgrade higher and get a lot more features probably for not a great deal of cash. There have been so many happy Cubase owners on here (overall) during many years, I can’t help but be impressed just by the reputation of the product. It’s supposed to be really good for stock VI’s and MIDI features I believe, probably better than Reaper in that category.

I actually had a much earlier version of Cubase before I even got into Pro Tools, this was many years ago, and it completely crashed with some kind of glitch and would no longer work at all. So off to Pro Tools it was for me. One of those “fork in the road” things. :slightly_smiling_face:

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#4

Yes, I also had one of those “fork in the road” experiences with Propellerhead’s Reason some years ago. A massive disappointment that instead saw me head down the Native Instruments route, which I am grateful for now.
I love Cubase, all the different versions of it. Going from Cubase Artist 8 to Cubase 10 Pro was an easy change, although there’s lots of functionality that I will most likely never use, such as the Control Room.
The install was easy, and then I just had to spend an hour to ensure all my plugins were found and working, which is “normal”. I like it so far and it seems to run faster…

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#5

I happen to love Cubase, and 10 is my favorite version yet. I’ve tried switching to Reaper, but there are just enough of my favorite Cubase features missing from Reaper that I just can’t get over the hump. The midi drum editor, variaudio, a solid Mackie control implementation. I’m not using it in sessions with paying clients, so perhaps my tolerance for issues is higher, but I haven’t really experienced many big issues. And since they did away with 32 bit plug-ins in 9.0, it’s been really stable for me.

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#6

I’ll have to look at the functions in each version, as I’m just wanting to explore it at this point and maybe use it for certain things. I played around with my AI version some more, and had some difficulty getting around in it and figuring out some of the functions, and keyboard shortcuts are very different than I’m used to. Every DAW has it’s own intricacies and flow. I had the same challenge going from Pro Tools to Reaper.

That’s what’s appealing to me, though as I mentioned above there’s a learning curve going over to another DAW too, adjustments of habits etc. I flirt with the idea of using multiple DAWs, but I tried that with Pro Tools and Reaper for awhile and it has its challenges.

Ah, that’s good to know. I hadn’t looked at the plugin architecture aspect yet.

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