Trensharo wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:39 pm
I don't like the way it handles virtual instruments. Everything on tiny tabs in one window, and no Synth Rack.
You have to be kidding me? The Rack in Cubase was the reason I didn't buy it in 2002. It's a horrid kludge that you just happen to be used to. It's redundant in both Cubase and Studio One.
Things like Kontakt and SampleTank I like to put in Synth Rack and then create my own MIDI and Audio Tracks, Busses, etc. Studio One forces you to use an Instrument Track for every virtual instrument.
What other possible reason could you have for adding an instrument into the project? If you are going to use it in the piece you are working on, it is going to have to be in a track/channel. If you aren't going to use it, why bother loading it into the project?
Also, you can't set up an external audio editor.
But you can edit audio in Studio one.
And that awful VST scan on every boot up.
The first time you start it in a session, it takes a while but after that it races through it in a couple of seconds. It is also something you can turn off in preferences, if you'd rather only do a scan, manually, when you've installed something new. It's been a while since I fired up Cubase but my recollection is that it wasn't any faster to start.
2021 and still no List View/Event Editor.
That's because List views and event editors are from the 1980s.
I use it largely as a backup on my laptop, but it will be uninstalled the second the Cubase Dongle Divorce comes through and I can install that on two PCs (confirmed to be coming).
Really? You do realise that the whole big advantage of something that uses a dongle is that you can install it on a hundred computers and it will work with all of them, provided you have the dongle plugged in. I bet you work on a Mac, don't you?
kenporter wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:31 pm
Personally, I find Studio One is less mousing around than other DAW's I use or have used. Tons of key commands and the ability to create macros and then map them to key commands saves me tons of time and mousing around. Just my opinion of course.
Menus save me the most time. e.g. If I want to add an effect to an instrument, I click on the triangle in the channel strip and select it from the menu. I don't feel any need to set up macros for anything, I find it all very straightforward and the workflow is plenty fast enough without having to waste any time learning hotkeys or setting anything up.
dellboy wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:34 pm
Not sure what a "synth rack" is ? Is that something like Reason rack ? What DAWs have a "synth rack" ?
It's something Steinberg put into Cubase 20 years ago, to try and make it easier to work with VSTis when they first invented them. It was the clunkiest workflow imaginable and was soon replaced with better options.
Trensharo wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 22, 2021 12:53 am
2. That completely nixes all categorization for the plug-ins. Everything is in one huge list. Not optimal, or even close.
If that's the case, you've pressed the wrong button, you can disable thumbnails without losing other options. It was just about the first thing I did when I started using S1.
3. My system is running off a PCIe 4 SSD. My Sample Libraries are on a PCIe 3 SSD. Even still, Cubase loads the equivalent template and projects about 5x faster than Studio One 5.3 on my laptop where the system is on a PCIe 3 SSD and the Sample Libraries are on a Samsung T5 external SSD. My storage speed is not the issue.
That's interesting because I really don't notice much difference in loading speed at all. I honestly couldn't say if one was faster than the other. What I can say, though, is the way S1 allows you to load as many projects as you like and flick between them shits all over Cubase. Having to manually activate the project you want to work on feels so clunky and ancient.