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Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:23 pm
by nordlead26
Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

this new looking.... uhm ..... :?

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:47 pm
by Dallon426
I think Ableton is really clean looking. Cubase needed an update. It was a bit out dated IMO. But you can tweak your settings to your preference.

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:40 pm
by jconstantine
I don't like the new transport look...

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:42 am
by medwaystudios
it looks a little bit like the latest Wavelab too which is something I thought they'd do anyway.

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:45 am
by jjjooonnn
Dallon426 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:47 pm
I think Ableton is really clean looking. Cubase needed an update. It was a bit out dated IMO. But you can tweak your settings to your preference.
I don't think it was dated. I think it was classic and most importantly, easy to read. Ironically, round, bubbly buttons will look much more dated than the previous version in a few years.

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:57 am
by InLightTone
It looks 1000's of times better than Ableton. Live is like working in Excel with tiny fonts...

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:25 am
by sd1989
I hate the change especially how they changed all the tools on top to be grey with white text I will be staying on 8.5 for now until some better features come

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:43 am
by James K
I think it looks great and supportive of less eye fatigue with its flat design with more neutral colour contrasts.

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:44 am
by Quietly
I think adapting to change is always a little difficult but I have to admit I much prefer the previous transport bar. It's more compact and the new elongated one appears almost clumsy in comparison. As to the black background being easier on the eyes I think I would need to see some data to support that as I am finding the opposite, maybe its just me. Fortunately you can tweak it in preferences. I do not want to sound negative but hiding a track in the mixer also appears to take longer as in you have to highlight track-right click and press hide track a one click operation on 9.5. Lastly the bottom panel ie edit, sample etc takes up almost one third of the real estate and you cannot lower it on as on previous versions. If I am missing something here please let me know.

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:58 am
by SuperG
Meh. The flat look will one day seem like an old picture of yourself with a mullet haircut... Ugh.

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:24 am
by nordlead26
new looking is a bit unnerving, the contrasts are uncomfortable, too much color!... I prefer much the 9.5 look than this new in 10... to me this new looking its more like "fashion" and tendencies followed by Ableton and FL Studio ...

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:33 am
by Elias1957
I remember the version 9 days with an extreme dark theme. Since 9.5 they kicked it and the background is something like colored grey.

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:10 am
by shadowfax
Why do they change things that don't need changing?

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:30 am
by Dallon426
Oh man Then you guys will really dislike my color scheme. I for one like it!
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Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:34 am
by marQs
Dallon426 wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:30 am
Oh man Then you guys will really dislike my color scheme. I for one like it!

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Looks a little toxic indeed :lol:

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:37 am
by Quietly
I have found that by turning down the brightness on my monitor/screen has helped a lot in terms of appearance. I have also customized the color in preferences so I have that almost 9.5 look. I guess like roses it will grow on me ;)

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:20 am
by Faramis
shadowfax wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:10 am
Why do they change things that don't need changing?
+1

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:23 am
by gestavrakis
Actually I love much more the new look. Looks more modern and relaxing to the eye

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:43 am
by MrTopo
I come from Cubase 9 and the new look does not convince me, it seems too coarse. It has lost elegance. But I'll get used to it!

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:07 pm
by Winter Rat
Well, guys (Steinberg) you took the Very wrong direction. It seems that at the next iteration of your "design" I'm not be able to recognize Cubase from Studio One (the worst DAW UI design ever). Flat UI is evil!

I hope that all "Flat UI apologists" are using this type of plug-ins interface

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Because this one is the flattest one and very easy on eyes, it has only one tiny flaw - you have to read every word to find the parameter you need, and if you open up a couple of plug-ins you'll never know one from the other until you read the names. But may be I'm wrong and GUI is outdated...
Have you ever thought why users were asking for plug-in pictures in the Media Zone? Because they don't wanna read words and in this case unified plugin-ins interface is also evil, because if they look very similar it takes more time to find the one you're looking for.
If GUI is as flat as in StudioOne or Ableton you don't see buttons and knobs you see words (letters) and lines (borders), so such a GUI forces you either commit to memory or read your screen. But in our case "reading" is getting even harder because we have White symbols on "not so white" background, so it looks blurred. So, if we are for dark UI for my opinion Logic X is the best example of dark non-flat UI - all things are easy on eyes and very easily distinguishable.

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:57 pm
by quantum7
I am definitely enjoying the new GUI.

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:05 pm
by currentsound
I like the colors option the best but I was able to make version 9 dark too in the preferences. I'm also not a big fan of the flat style but they changed it so that it resizes up to 4k or whatever, the old one didn't resize. It looks much better than Ableton. It seems all DAWs are going flat these days, Logic, Ableton has always looked flat, even Windows 10 is flat. Like people are saying, it's in the IN thing. That doesn't mean we have to like it but I also think people will like it. I am just hoping that one day Cubase goes Muti-Touch and the flat style will make perfect sense. Just looking at it I want to press everything with my finger now lol. I'm going to put a tablet running Liine Lemur in the studio and it will match nicely with the style of the new Cubase. Then I will probably like the look of it.

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:41 pm
by Getalife2
I'm currently on Nuendo 8.3 and am considering a move to Cubase because of quicker feature updates. The new features look really good. But.................

Cubase 10 looks UGGs to me! The whole flat/minimalist look has all the elegance of a brick. Do people who love the look also have flat, one dimensional and featureless studios? I'm thinking the answer would be "Yes".
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Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:53 pm
by Winter Rat
currentsound wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:05 pm
I like the colors option the best but I was able to make version 9 dark too in the preferences. I'm also not a big fan of the flat style but they changed it so that it resizes up to 4k or whatever, the old one didn't resize. It looks much better than Ableton. It seems all DAWs are going flat these days, Logic, Ableton has always looked flat, even Windows 10 is flat. Like people are saying, it's in the IN thing. That doesn't mean we have to like it but I also think people will like it. I am just hoping that one day Cubase goes Muti-Touch and the flat style will make perfect sense. Just looking at it I want to press everything with my finger now lol. I'm going to put a tablet running Liine Lemur in the studio and it will match nicely with the style of the new Cubase. Then I will probably like the look of it.
Yes, Windows 10 is flat, but I do nothing in Windows but web browsing, I don't have to make any adjustments with buttons and knobs etc. and frankly saying 9.5 is flat enough. And actually I don't get how flat style makes sense with Multi-Touch in other words why less flatness doesn't fit Multi-Touch?

Re: Why Cubase 10 looks like ableton why!!!!

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:19 pm
by currentsound
Winter Rat wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:53 pm

I don't get how flat style makes sense with Multi-Touch in other words why less flatness doesn't fit Multi-Touch?
Well if you look at Liine Lemur and most DAW control apps they are flat but they are also very small and on small screens like iPads. So if you had Cubase running on a touchscreen laptop, it would imagine it would be easier to click on everything if they were in high contrast and flat. It's more of the high contrast than the flatness. Unlike when you use the mouse, your hand is in the way of the screen all the time so having things high contrast makes it easier to see objects that are partially obstructed by your fingers and the easiest way to make things high contrast to each other is to make them flat.