Steinberg Cubase SX2 has been upgraded at this point but I still own it and can provide a good review. At first glance for a newbie it can be a little bit overwhelming if you havent worked with any DAW’s before. Or even if you have worked with other DAW’s you will still need to pull out the manual because everything is a little different than you are probably use to. When installing it on my Dell laptop it gave me no troubles at all and it was a pretty quick installation. All of your basic functions with it like play, record, stop, are right in front of you and easy to find. Its just when you want to get more indepth with some stuff that you will have to learn all of the menus and how to navigate through them. Its not hard at all, you will just have to get use to it and get the feel of Cubase SX2 first.
Steinberg Cubase SX2 works great on my system, I don’t think I had any problems with it ever. Everything with it is pretty good with CPU , keeping your CPU down when working with a DAW or music program is crucial because it can make your system start to get a little fuzzy. When I was using SX2 I was using it with a lot of plug ins and even some hardware running in through my Behringer interface. At first I couldn’t figure out how to get all of my midi and stuff set up with the audio. It was a difficult task, even after reading through the manual it still took sometime for me to get it.
Overall, Cubase has been doing DAWS for years now and they continue to be one of the best on the market. It this is your first time around with Cubase SX2 you could be hooked and wont use any other DAW’s on the market.
Steinberg Cubase SX2 is a sequencer that I have been using off and on for about 6 years or so. There is no particular reason why I havent made it my man sequencer. I guess I am just not as confortable with it as I am some other sequencers that are on the market. Plus at the time when it first came out I was still using a lot of hardware so I never really fully committed to being a Cubase SX2 user. But when I do decide to open up Cubase SX2 is always runs great on my system. I have no problems with it,
I ran it on a 2 gig laptop from Toshiba and it ran great and never froze up or crashed. Even as my laptop got older and couldn’t run some other programs Cubase SX2 still worked like it did the first day that I purchased it. I know a lot of people who choose cubase sx2 over pro tools 7, (or they did at the time). I myself prefer pro tools because every studio uses it. Not every studio has Cubase SX2 on hand.
Overall, Cu base SX2 has a very good sequencer that is similar to most all the sequencers in most other daw systems. Some of the plus things that I like about Cubase SX2 is the mixer track. I really like the flow of the mixer tracks over any other mixer in softwares. It just works great for me, plus the compression in Cubase SX2 seems to be better than it is in acid pro and fl studio. Cubase’s mixier system with compression and some of the reverbs seem like they model off of Pro tools very closely. Maybe that’s why Cubase is compared to pro tools so much. But I would choose pro tools any day over Cubase SX2. But I still have my SX2 just don’t use it that much anymore.
Steinberg Cubase SX2 is a solid piece of software. It worked great on my Rain Quad Core computer and never crashed once. I have used Steinberg Cubase SX2 for about a year before leaving to go to Acid. But all Cubase users will tell you that this software is great. When I first started using it was difficult for me because of the layout of the program, but once I picked up the manual and read through a few parts it was really clear to me how to do everything that I needed to know. I used Steinberg Cubase SX2 more for recording, it has a simple workflow for recording and its extremely quick.
Steinberg Cubase SX2 is a highly sought after piece of software and its expensive as well. There are a ton of other software's on the market that do the exact same thing as Steinberg Cubase SX2 and cost a lot cheaper. There is nothing special about this software that makes it worth that much more many than other software's.
On things that stands out with Steinberg Cubase SX2 is the power of the mixer and effects. I love the compression and options that come with it. The compression is something that a lot of software's don’t focus on any more. It seemed like Steinberg Cubase SX2 focused a lot on the mixing part of making great sounding music. I really appreciate the fact that you have full control over the compression and and tweak it just right and its quicker and easier in this software than it was in Fl Studio and Acid.
Overall Steinberg Cubase SX2 is a powerful piece of software, its well worth the money spent if you have the money to spend. I suggest downloading a trial version of it first to see how you like that layout of it and if you can see your self doing production , recording, or mixing with it.
Steinberg Cubase SX 2.0 was easy to install as I had no compatibility issues with it. Overall, Cubase is an easy program, and is quite user friendly. I find the lay out easy to follow and the capabilities powerful. The manual can definitley come in handy as it has most of what you would need to know about this sequencer.
I have run Cubase SX 2.0 on both a Mac Book Pro with a 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM, and an Hewlett Packard PC lap top with a 3.0 Ghz processor and 2 GB of RAM. In both situations Cubase has worked great for the most part, with few errors. It has been quite stable for me and while I now Pro Tools instead, Cubase always has run great for me.
Cubase SX 2.0 was the first sequencer I got about five years ago I used it for about two years before I got Pro Tools. Cubase always worked great and did everything I needed it to do, but the convenience of having most studios using Pro Tools forced me to switch. While I have come to love Pro Tools and now prefer it, Cubase is a great multi-track sequencer, capable of capturing great recording with ease. Like most high end sequencer, the price is somewhat expensive, but you are getting a well thought out piece of software that has vast capabilities. I have never run out of tracks with this and I'm a huge fan of the plug-ins that come with this. The EQs sound great, while the compressors are clean and do the job well. While 2.0 is now out of date, as they have up to Cubase 4. Cubase SX 2.0 worked for me quite well when I used it and I would definitely vouch for Steinberg Cubase.