mindastray wrote:I think it was a big step FORWARD;
1. VST Expression 2: For working only Halion Sonic? Of course - as for now! But don't you think it's eventually going to be supported by other samplers too? Of course it will! These new innovations ALWAYS take some time get fully recognized. Give it some time, or start to use another DAW.
2. Comping Feature: a Great welcome to this! Nothing to add here.
3. New looks: Looks excellent to me. Nothing to add here either.
4. AmpRack: Do I have to explain this any further? Good work, Steinberg!
5. Group Editing feauture: Well this one could - and should - be even better, but it's a change to a right direction. a Good feature again.
6. Loopmash 2: Way better than earlier! If you don't need that, then just stick with Cubase 5. Plain and simple.
7. The new Groove Agent 1.2: Better than earlier. Nothing to add here either.
8. The new Automation tools: Now this is one of the BIGGEST enhancements to Cubase 5 and I really use this a LOT! This new feature is just PLAIN EXCELLENT and saves my time/nerves/cigarettes etc.
9: Halion Sonic LE: a VERY big welcome to this one. For now, it suits at least my needs and I don't have to purchase any better sampler, for now at least.
10. All of the above.
It's the same nagging every time something new comes up and I don't understand that. Whether it's Windows 7, VST3.5, VST Expression 2 or whatever. Resistance for Change is one annoying thing that I really hate. "Just stick with a good-old this and that. Don't develop anything new.." etc. Everything has to develop - that's called competition. And Steinberg jumping off that train.. they would only be digging their own grave.
We should be glad for Steinberg having brought so many great innovations onto producing music. At least I am. Not kissing any a**:s her nor want to offend anyone, but come on.. Cubase rules and you (should) know that.