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Does Cubase still suck?!

Discussion in 'Cubase' started by Arrowfan, May 22, 2005.

  1. Arrowfan

    Arrowfan Guest

    Greets all,

    I'm a Studio Vision (Opcode) orphan and thought I'd found a replacement with Cubase SX (v2.2.35 win), but then I suddenly realized it: Cubase SX sucks.

    I bought the damn thing so I should be biased in its favor, maybe thats why my denial lasted so long ;)

    I would have upgraded to SX 3 but the asking price is not reasonable (over $200 for 2.2 owners?!), but I'd like to know just a few things about SX3...

    * Can you have Inserts, Sends, and I/O open all at once within the track inspector? (in 2.x you can only have one open! Even though there's plenty of room for more)

    * Is send sync to external [MIDI clock based] devices fixed/functional yet?

    * Is there any way to see almost everything at once like you can with Sonar? (main window, per track: vol, pan, ins, sends and audio/midi image)

    Sonar has its own deficiencies otherwise I'd switch over, but its strength is its GUI so if only SX could allow the same kind of streamlined interface I'd finally be happy again....

    Thanks for any comments
  2. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    I used to be a long time cubaseVST user, I couldn't get SX2 to work properly on my current hardware. It has the highest system requirements of all the Mac DAWs. Only dual G5 owners have enough juice to run it.

    I ended up Putting SX2 on my PC, to transfer my Cubase5 sessions. After the transfer I sold my license.

    I'm now using Logic7, and DP4 on my Powerbook and I'm able to do sessions of 32-48 stereo tracks no Problem.

    From the comparisons I have seen, Logic and DP can get 40%-60% more instances of effects and virtual instruments when compared to SX.

    They even run fine on my ancient G4/400. it's obvious that SX is not optimized for the Mac platform.

  3. TheArchitect

    TheArchitect Active Member

    Jeez, I left the cubase forum cause I got tired of this kind of post. Must it follow me here?
  4. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Agreed. if you have a question about cubase...try taking it to their forums.

    BTW..It doesn't suck. Works every day for me just fine.
  5. axel

    axel Guest

    It sucks, a LOT... IMO
  6. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    i have used the old cakewalk and sonar, good for midi not mutch else. since then i have used cubasevst 1.0 and now own SX3 i would not look back. alot of people have a lot of difrant prefrances but for me it does not get mutch better then Cubase.
  7. took-the-red-pill

    took-the-red-pill Active Member

    the best Cubase sites are...???
  8. TheArchitect

    TheArchitect Active Member


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