Romantique Tp wrote: SparkySpark wrote:
LeVzi wrote:Im sick of the tiny pointless incremental upgrades from Steinberg, and charging the earth each time to do it.
Cubase doesn't need so many point upgrades, they were pointless in V5 , when Cubase 10 hits, I wish they'd take a back step and make a bigger more complete product, and iron out errors they have now.
Sick of Steinberg full stop tbh.
Pricing policy aside, what's wrong with Cubase?
Nothing, he hasn't actually updated in years and is blaming the .5 updates for not being able to update his nearly 7 year old version for 100 bucks... Ignoring the fact that:
-Keeping Cubase updated has been much cheaper since they introduced the .5 updates. The price of one .0 and one .5 update together is cheaper than what the price of a single update used to be, and each individual update adds more now.
-The price for him to upgrade from his old version actually excludes the .5 versions, so he would pay less to upgrade now than someone who bought every upgrade.
Years ago, Cubase updates used to be 200 bucks for a single version, which were also released yearly. He's 6 versions behind. Today, for 100 more bucks, he could upgrade from his years old version to the latest.
I never blamed the .5 updates at all, I blame the fact that they are now charging more to upgrade from older versions to the new one. Punishing those who cannot or do not upgrade everytime they release a pointless .5 update and in fact pointless full version upgrade.
Cubase 10 probably will land and it will be over £300 to upgrade, pushing older users further and further away from the product. Some will agree with steinberg that it "works" this way, but having trialled Cubase 9 Pro I can say its not worth near £300 , why am I paying for a few mixer tweaks and a GUI update that I hate ? I am looking for more stability and support, and for that I am FORCED to upgrade, as they won't even reply to support requests anymore. Cubase 6.5 crashes on its own after a period of time, they can't and won't explain or help.
And to top it off when I asked if they ever do sales on upgrades, I was told by Steinberg wait for summer, what a f**king stupid time to do a sale, right when everyone has a holiday.
Steinberg, run by idiots, blindly supported by bigger idiots.