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Update: Cubase 6.5 available (49,99€)

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4damind
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3559 posts since 17 Aug, 2004, from Berlin, Germany

Postby 4damind; Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:02 am Update: Cubase 6.5 available (49,99€)

Ok, it seems to be true ;)
There are some rumours about Soundcloud integration, the new synth "Padshop" and other stuff... But this update will not be for free.

Some quote from the Steinberg Forum from Helge Vogt (Product Manager Steinberg).

Helge Vogt wrote:The good news is: 6.5 brings a host of useful and great sounding features, and you'll love it — just like we do. But yes, it won't come for free - it simply can't.

However, we are confident that this is a fair deal - consistent with our philosophy. In less than 24 hours you can make your own judgement - when we reveal the full picture
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Keith99
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1063 posts since 15 Mar, 2007, from Yorkshire, England

Postby Keith99; Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:14 am

Seems a bit rough to have to pay for a point release :(
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spaceman
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8196 posts since 9 Jan, 2004, from leroyaumeuni

Postby spaceman; Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:17 am

Queue Reaper quote..
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4damind
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Postby 4damind; Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:27 am

Keith99 wrote:Seems a bit rough to have to pay for a point release :(


Eventually Steinberg collected enough new features where it makes sense to make a bigger update and don't wait till 2013 with Cubase 7.
To be honest, this time things are changing very quickly. Every 2 years with a paid update version is eventually not the best solution if they had some interesting ideas on the table. Studio One and other DAWs don't sleep.
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SLiC
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585 posts since 2 Dec, 2004, from North Wales

Postby SLiC; Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:27 am

No one has to get the update- buy it if you want it,. don't if you don't....

They have said in the past (on the cubse Forum) that 7 will be a major overhaul, addressing the 'windows' style etc...I suspect this will help fund the developement- if you get a couple of synths and toys for 40 bucks or whatever, I suspect the update will be good, even if the 'we dpon't pay for point updates' crowd rebels (and if they called it '7' there would be even more trouble!)
BERFAB
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5371 posts since 25 Mar, 2004

Postby BERFAB; Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:00 am

While it's fine, I suppose, to load up additional features that might justify charging for a point release, what do you do with those that are waiting for legitimate bug fixes and standard tweaks to the current version that they own and paid for?

It's not like Cubase is a cut-rate discount program to begin with. I paid heavily for SX back in the day, and I've also paid for every upgrade since then just to stay current. I have no problem with this, but I do expect to get what I paid for.

And, BTW, upgrades for Cubase routinely cost more than full versions of many other DAWS. So the plaintive cry of "it simply can't...[be given away]" is completely lost on me.

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Deranger604
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159 posts since 18 Jan, 2004, from Portland, OR

Postby Deranger604; Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:34 am

Very curious what the deal is with this... Not too happy that this is a paid update though I'm sure it can't be much! :)
Keith99
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1063 posts since 15 Mar, 2007, from Yorkshire, England

Postby Keith99; Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:02 pm

I hope not. I agree with Berfab, we have been waiting for some bug fixes and if we have to now pay for a new version that is a bit rough. I was promised the lanes would be fixed :( However if it is not too pricey and we get some nice goodies e.g. padshop then fair enough
whet
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271 posts since 12 Jan, 2005

Postby whet; Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:31 pm

Theres a picture on gearslutz of the core features of this update.

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/new-prod ... 6-5-a.html

I think they will charge half of the normal upgrade price, so 75$/65€.
MickGael
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1891 posts since 4 Oct, 2003

Postby MickGael; Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:44 pm

"Phat, phresh and Phunky sounds with Retrologue"

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states
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1174 posts since 25 Apr, 2004, from 48Hz

Postby states; Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:14 pm

"Rewire 64bit" ???????????
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twolegstoneworks
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1347 posts since 12 Jun, 2003, from Denmark

Postby twolegstoneworks; Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:25 am

whet wrote:Theres a picture on gearslutz of the core features of this update.

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/new-prod ... 6-5-a.html

I think they will charge half of the normal upgrade price, so 75$/65€.


If it's more than €49 they can eat dust.. and updates are usually €199 incl. VAT, and I'm NOT paying €99 for a .5 update just to add another couple of Steinberg instruments to the already huge pile of disappointing c**p. Stay on the bugfixing trail, Steinberg!
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spaceman
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8196 posts since 9 Jan, 2004, from leroyaumeuni

Postby spaceman; Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:18 am

If that picture is correct then that's a pretty crap update.
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ZINO
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755 posts since 21 Jan, 2006, from Athens, Greece

Postby ZINO; Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:22 am

There is going to be a free 6.06 update too that includes bugfixes as well as Rewire 64 bit support. Confirmed.
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twolegstoneworks
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1347 posts since 12 Jun, 2003, from Denmark

Postby twolegstoneworks; Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:45 am

ZINO wrote:There is going to be a free 6.06 update too that includes bugfixes as well as Rewire 64 bit support. Confirmed.


Oh, that's good news. :)
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