It seems like Padshop will really be included in the Cubase 6.5 update
It's still useless without sample import but free things are always nice
Where did the whole "It can't import samples" thing even come from?
It this is true and Padshop really will be included in the next Cubase update, it would've been nice to have this info from Steinberg directly to prevent Cubase users from buying a product which they'll get for free within the coming month(s) anyway...
And the "cant import samples" is related to the specifications of Padshop, which states a ROM-bank of samples to choose from for making own custom sounds. No mention of any sort of import-options - not even drag'n'drop from within Cubase.
It would make sense to bundle it with Cubase 6.5 and give other users the option to buy it for their non-Cubase VST3 host. It's very cheap and VST3 only and to be honest Cubase lacks a bit good synth plug-ins.
If no eLicenser USB dongle is needed than it uses the soft-eLicenser?
Btw. I don't expect that Steinberg will completely move away from eLicenser. It's a relatively good working copy protection and the handling for the user is easy.
Well, I said Padshop would come free with Cubase 6.5.. which is correct.
But Cubase 6.5 is apparently NOT a free update. Steinberg expect you to pay for it if you bought Cubase before Jan 1st 2012 (I think). Not a very nice development. I think they've said they'll release price details tomorrow (Wednesday).
jdieks wrote:Most "romplers" can't load samples and they've been used in 1000s of records and many of them (the records) don't sound the same too. Some limitations can cause you not to be lazy...
+1. And does e.g. Omnisphere support loading user samples? Did that hurt it's popularity? I guess not...
Well good points and I'm sure Padshop will definitly dig its way in and find its users. Still, to me at least, a granular synth that doesn't allow you to use your own samples and the sounds of your choice doesn't make sense.