Earlier today Steinberg pulled the Cubase VST 5.0r2 updaters from their FTP after the incredible amount of problems reported by users on the Cubase.net forums. Dave Nicholson, the Cubase Project Manager, made a statement, which you can read here, announcing a new Public Beta of r3 that is now available for download, addressing some of the most noticeable bugs introduced in r2. This should be the first in a series of bugfix public betas that will hopefully lead to Cubase being the stable, pro product that it should be.
Steinberg have also posted info on there website about Cubasis VST v2.0
21st January 2001
Congratulations to anyone who has upgraded to Cubase 5.0r2 without any problems, We've had several unfortunately, the worst of which is VSTi related, after playing with them for a few minutes a random CPU overload seems to occur and then recur every minute or so!! Also after installing I couldn't get back into Windows without going into Safe Mode, after disabling my Anti Virus software it seemed to work. Maybe R3 will be out soon, it has to be said things aren't looking too great
A problem that has been acknowledged and confirmed by Steinberg is 'Export Audio' does not work correctly if 'Enable Audio only during Play' is checked.
Many users are reporting problems with this update, the forum at Cubase.net is VERY busy!
Anyway, we've got a few new banks for you today. Pandamonium has sent us a kit for LinPlug's new freebie drum sampler RMF, comprising of samples from an Alesis D4, MuRAYA has sent a Typhoon kit for the LM-9, and Alexander Engler has sent us 1 bank for JXSynth and 2 ensembles for Reaktor:
The VSTi Sampler market seems to be hotting up with a couple of NAMM announcements. Emagic are releasing a VSTi version of their excellent EXS-24 sampler that was previously only available as a Logic plugin and Native Instruments have shown Battery, a very interesting looking instrument that should be very special if Native Instruments track record is anything to go by. They also announced Reaktor 3!
JXPlugins have released JXSynth v1.1 update, they are also having a bit of a promotional offer, JXSynth is only $29.99 until 31st January, usual price $49.99. The v1.1 fixes are: [PC]
Complete MIDI Control
10% Faster Audio Engine
IK have finally updated their SampleTank site with more info, mp3 demos and a release date of February for the final product and a demo!
Signum have updated the S1100 sampler already to v3.3 adding the facility to act as a VSTi host itself [PC]
Lastly, just in case you didn't know, the Cubase 5.0r2 update is finally to be released tomorrow (19th), a list of fixes and the updater files themselves will be available HERE, the ftp is likely to be very busy though so be patient
Mig Music have released 'Model E Sounds Collection Volume 1', a set of five 64 patch soundbanks for Steinberg's Model-E (320 Patches in total). They cost $39 and can be purchased online for immediate download! If you fancy these you'll be pleased to know that there is a 14 patch demo bank to download so you can give them a go first.
7th January 2001
SynC Modular has been updated to v2.08.003 for both Windows PC & BeOS:
Fixed - Feedback processing errors
Fixed - Crash upon displaying out of range numbers
2nd January 2001
Signum's S1100 soft sampler has been updated to v3.2 and can now operate as a VSTi, this is for Windows PC's and a demo is available: