Cubase SX 3

Well I'm still with SX1 so I'm sorta looking forward to it... but I'm hearing a lot of complaints from people who think Steinberg should just make SX2 flawless first, before releasing SX3... I guess they're right about that...
 
saxopholus said:
Yeah heard this elsewhere:

here

The consensus there seems to be that they are redoing SX and ignoring the bugs left in SX2. Though personally I wouldn't know.

Sax.

People said the same thing about every version. It's par for the course unfortunately.

Never really had problems with bugs I couldn't work around meself.
 
Arbiter Group, the Steinberg UK distributor, said that there'll be an announcement from Steinberg tomorrow.

Nemco said:
but I'm hearing a lot of complaints from people who think Steinberg should just make SX2 flawless first, before releasing SX3... I guess they're right about that...
True enough, but unfortunately, economics play a major part in these decisions. The whole software industry is suffering because of software piracy (one of the major factors causing the NI 'Komplete' package to be offered) and many of the larger software houses are suffering.

I can't vouch for Steinberg's financial position, but I do know that a major version release prompts more sales and hence, gives the cash injection the company needs to fund a return on the shareholders R & D investments. Maintenance or minor upgrades on the other (which are usually free) 'cost' the companies because their developers are no longer working on 'fee-earning' code.

Whilst software piracy is an accepted problem, if you haven't paid for yours, you can't really complain about it, since you are *part* of that problem. If, on the other hand, you *have* bought your copy, you'll have access to tech support and patches or work-arounds can be issued.

In this day and age, given the increasing, almost organic, complexity of some software, it’s naive to assume that it’s perfect & bug free as there’s just no way, everything can be thoroughly tested. The benchmark these days is becoming ‘fit for purpose’, which although sad, ensures that the bills are paid and everyone can eat. But it does mean that it can be defended in a court of law. Oh my, how did we know that was coming :sad:

Purusha said:
Never really had problems with bugs I couldn't work around meself.
Exactly - Necessity is the Mother of invention :Smile3:

If anyone wants to speak some more about software quality issues, please feel free to pm me & I can bore your tits off for weeks about it, seriously. :P
 
Just ordered my own upgrade :Smile3:
Supposedly it would take a little more time for the Dutch market to receive the update (or something), but I'm ordering from Germany anyways...
 
From the looks of the specs I don't know if there's a lot in SX3 I would NEED. A lot of the improvement seems to be based around the studio environment and I don't have much outboard stuff. The improved Freeze function would be nice, ie: useable, since I understand it now works with VST instruments etc. and if faster. screenset might be nice I suppose. I don't see any mention of side-chaining capability :Sad:

According to the specs the recommended configuration is pretty hefty - does anyone know if that means it will take more CPU power to play the same tracks. I only have a 2.0 GHz processor so if I import an old track running at close to max CPU into SX3, I'm worried it wont play at all. I think I'll stick to SX2 and get the new one when I get a new machine.

RedZebra
 
It's not a lot different in my experience so far.

It doesn't seem to use any more processing power.

Sidechaining is missing, which is a big pain since I'm sure that was on the promise list a while ago...

There are some more subtle nice features though - like when quantising note on/off, you can get it to move the controller data too.

There's nothing stunningley different in this release.
 
I think I'll save my money and let you poor saps be the beta testers :Grin:

I'll probably upgrade to SX3 around when SX4 comes out and the majority of the bugs have been worked out.
 
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