ozinga wrote: ↑
Sun May 17, 2020 9:58 am
IMHO Cubase 11 should be all about workflow, GUI optimization and overall UX. Less menu diving more clever and clean use of interface. For example when I raise the docked mixer I do not want to see giant lego faders but inserts and sends added to it .Or 10s of empty insert and send slots on the inspector waisting valuable space that needs opening and closing all the time. Make it more laptop friendly. Reduce the download size of the app and make the Gbs of content download optional. Ditch the dongle. So one can purchase, download in a matter of minutes and start to use it.
IMHO not another amp or delay plugin or new next level feature is needed. What Cubase already has is more than great. Just improve it and make everything more immediate, simple and less cluttered.
Steinberg guys should take note here. As a 20+ year Cubase user I'm not sure whether I will upgrade again or maybe jump ship because Cubase is so slow to adapt to modern production needs and paradigms.
They still seem to cater to 50+ year old German Schlager producers mainly, that's the vibe I sometimes get from their public presentation.
I'm not saying that Cubase should try to become another Ableton clone, but it definitely has to overhaul it's general UX approach to a more straightforward 21st century mode of operation:
less clutter, less clicking, less need for constant resizing of GUI elements, less redundancy and idiosyncrasies (I still don't see the point of having various versions of the built in EQ with slightly different feature set that can be found as 1) channel insert 2) mix console eq and 3) in the channel edit window), better integration of the various features overall, a proper creative sample tool a la Ableton Simpler or Logic Quick Sampler (I said it before, but Cubase Sampler Track really is a joke).
To be fair: I'm not bothered about the dongle at all, since it's the only dongle I use anyway and I favour the use of a dongle for my DAW over something that would require me to be constantly connected to the internet. I stopped using Native Instruments stuff since their Native Access tool would not allow me to download the installers on a separate online machine and then only access the internet quickly (using my mobile device hotspot internet connection) for the authorization part of installation.