Cubase Crossgrade for Cakewalk Sonar Users / 50% off

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cryophonik
KVRAF
5259 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Elk Grove, CA

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:24 am

Nice move, Steinberg! I actually just bought Cubase Pro 9 a few weeks ago (got the free upgrade to 9.5) and have been loving it so far. I actually started out on Cubase years ago before switching to Sonar as my main DAW, but I'm finding that I actually prefer Cubase 9.5 over Sonar Platinum these days.

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KVRian
650 posts since 1 Jan, 2013

Re: Cubase Crossgrade for Cakewalk Sonar Users / 50% off

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:51 am

thejonsolo wrote:I do not know if things have changed in recent years, but the boxed version of Cubase COMES WITH THE eLicenser. It also includes DVDs to do the full install, except for updates.
The Boxed Version comes with the eLicencer, but The Media Pack (DVDs) cost 7.99 € extra.
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KVRAF
3046 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Re: Cubase Crossgrade for Cakewalk Sonar Users / 50% off

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:17 am

I did the x grade offer today and a bit miffed I can only get the box version as I already have an e-licencer dongle; no download option (not even a demo of 9?) so I guess no Cubase for me this weekend :0(
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Silaris
KVRist
263 posts since 15 Jan, 2003 from USA

Re: Cubase Crossgrade for Cakewalk Sonar Users / 50% off

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:16 am

I presently own and use Samplitude Pro X3 Suite, Studio One 3 Professional and Digital Performer 9, but I have not updated or used Cubase since the SX/SL versions were on the market.

With that said, one of my cousins is a die-hard Cubase user and talks highly of it. Since moving away from my hometown, I have become very interested in the online collaboration features within Cubase Pro 9.5 and will probably take advantage of the competitive crossgrade offer.

I hope the discount will be applicable to download versions of Cubase Pro 9.5. I already have a newer e-licenser dongle that I use for HALion 6 and a backup e-licenser that came with my old version of Cubase.

SLiC
KVRAF
3046 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Re: Cubase Crossgrade for Cakewalk Sonar Users / 50% off

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:42 am

Silaris wrote:I presently own and use Samplitude Pro X3 Suite, Studio One 3 Professional and Digital Performer 9, but I have not updated or used Cubase since the SX/SL versions were on the market.

With that said, one of my cousins is a die-hard Cubase user and talks highly of it. Since moving away from my hometown, I have become very interested in the online collaboration features within Cubase Pro 9.5 and will probably take advantage of the competitive crossgrade offer.

I hope the discount will be applicable to download versions of Cubase Pro 9.5. I already have a newer e-licenser dongle that I use for HALion 6 and a backup e-licenser that came with my old version of Cubase.
Annoyingly you can download Cubase 9.5 with the Steinberg Download manager but even though I bought the cross grade this morning I haven't had a serial number for my e-licence dongle...probably have to wait a week for that big empty box to be posted with a card in !! (another small tree weeps)

Not even a demo of 9.5 to tide me over!
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Astralv
KVRian
775 posts since 26 Jan, 2014 from United States of America

Re: Cubase Crossgrade for Cakewalk Sonar Users / 50% off

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:06 pm

Ok, it is STILL not available anywhere. Can somebody, please, post the link if you see it? It is not on Steiberg web site, on Sweetwater it still shows $325. Do you see $250 offer anywhere? Thank you.

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KVRAF
3046 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Re: Cubase Crossgrade for Cakewalk Sonar Users / 50% off

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:17 pm

Well from the UK I just went to Steinberg site, hit buy Cubase 9.5, selected cross grade (last option) and it came me the cost in pounds.
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KVRist
266 posts since 2 Nov, 2015

Re: Cubase Crossgrade for Cakewalk Sonar Users / 50% off

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:15 pm

It's currently only available to european customers through the Steinberg store.

It will be available to the rest of the world next week.

lanfear
KVRist
44 posts since 21 Dec, 2004

Re: Cubase Crossgrade for Cakewalk Sonar Users / 50% off

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:30 pm

A couple of Cubase questions from a Sonar user:

1) I can't find a demo of Cubase v9.5. Is there one available? It would be nice to be able to try before you buy & commit to a whole new DAW.

2) Any idea how long this 50% crossgrade offer will be available? :? Yes, it is a great deal, but stress-purchasing a new DAW isn't ideal...

3) A small Cubase feature question: can you audition loops in time with host tempo using the Media Bay?

4) Can anyone tell how the performance with lots of instruments and plugins is compared to Sonar?

Thanks for any insights!

dreamkeeper
KVRian
835 posts since 24 Jan, 2006 from Universe #5346198720

Re: Cubase Crossgrade for Cakewalk Sonar Users / 50% off

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:38 pm

So... Steinberg to the rescue? Really? Steinberg, the company that failed to properly support their own plug-in standard, then re-invented the wheel telling everyone that it's needed for sidechaining (plus some other stuff), forcing many developers to waste valuable resources? Most of what the new "standard" brought, was already possible in other DAWs - the emperor has no clothes!

Btw: I find the thread title quite a bit misleading. Yes, there's some discount, but it's nowhere as much as 50% on the regular crossgrade - more like 20% at most. And that might have been planned as a BF deal anyway as it's available to owners of other DAWs than Sonar. So, please keep it real!
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Astralv
KVRian
775 posts since 26 Jan, 2014 from United States of America

Re: Cubase Crossgrade for Cakewalk Sonar Users / 50% off

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:42 pm

Ok, I called the Sweetwater, and here it is.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CubaseP95CG

Silaris
KVRist
263 posts since 15 Jan, 2003 from USA

Re: Cubase Crossgrade for Cakewalk Sonar Users / 50% off

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:52 pm

Astralv wrote:Ok, I called the Sweetwater, and here it is.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CubaseP95CG
Thanks! Bought it.

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TMaudio
KVRist
84 posts since 6 Jul, 2012

Re: Cubase Crossgrade for Cakewalk Sonar Users / 50% off

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:24 pm

Demo/trial for 9.5 Pro is not available yet?

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ATS
KVRAF
5988 posts since 21 Dec, 2002 from MD USA

Re: Cubase Crossgrade for Cakewalk Sonar Users / 50% off

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:39 pm

TMaudio wrote:Demo/trial for 9.5 Pro is not available yet?

I don't remember them ever having a demo for Cubase? Is there one for the previous version?
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TMaudio
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84 posts since 6 Jul, 2012

Re: Cubase Crossgrade for Cakewalk Sonar Users / 50% off

Post Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:28 pm

ATS wrote:
TMaudio wrote:Demo/trial for 9.5 Pro is not available yet?

I don't remember them ever having a demo for Cubase? Is there one for the previous version?
Not sure actually, Cubase is all new to me. But I've seen a few say they are trying the trial presently but they never link to it.

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