Steinberg Cubase 5
Steinberg Cubase 5

Cubase 5, General Sequencer from Steinberg in the Cubase series.

cslevine 11/02/2011

Steinberg Cubase 5 : cslevine's user review

«  disappointed, stay on SX3 »

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yes it's nothing to say


it also works well, technically speaking


after making the upgrade from Cubase SX3 and tested on two pieces native Cubase 5 I quickly realized that I will remain in Cubase SX3 for my new songs.
First nasty surprise: the change in file format plugins, instead of vst3preset FXB / FXP. Proprietary Cubase 5
Two surprises: unable to save its own settings, other than by an interim management of an obscure "MediaBay" Steinberg signed. In short: data no longer belong to the musician but Steinberg.

In short a shame!
Third: MediaBay! Obligation to spend to manage new plugins presets and settings, this in a proprietary format of "database".
Everyone who has a little computer know the fragility of such systems. The databases are the house of cards, the weakest link in information technology.
Everything is managed via a file located in a mandatory obscure subfolder of C: \ Documents and Settings!

I use Cubase since 1989, I was much pleased with the updates until 2000, then to CUBASE SX3, as I stood there and now it's over, especially since I CUBASE paid many times more expensive, with their system update, and as a loyal customer, that any new customer.

A dissatisfied customer who has already spoken to many, many people, and notament on radio stations.
As for Steinberg, bought by Pinnacle, does more with hundreds of comments from users who are yet in the same direction in the forums.