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Cubase 9.5 - [9.5.10 update is out]

Post by Jaap » Nov 15, 2017 4:34 am



The smooth curve drawing looks (finally!) great, offline processing as well and finally new click sounds for the metronome (gosh, how hard was that?) and multiple tempo clicks (nice!).
Just watched it in between some stuff so havent given it deep thoughts, but looks ok, not groundbreaking, but I came to terms with Cubase and got it nicely running (though tempted to give Reaper a try as I saw the other post, but that will wait a bit)

Also the site is saying they are preparing the launch, bit sooner then normal (always around 6 december I thought): https://www.steinberg.net/maintenance/?id=9073&L=1

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Re: Cubase 9.5 promo

Post by Jaap » Nov 15, 2017 7:11 am

And its live already: https://www.steinberg.net/en/products/c ... se_95.html (and changed the title now also)


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Re: Cubase 9.5

Post by gtrwll » Nov 15, 2017 7:33 am

Time to activate my Cubase 9 ;)

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Re: Cubase 9.5

Post by PhJ » Nov 15, 2017 7:54 am

The 'drag midi parts to sampler after auto-rendering' and 'direct offline processing' are nice.
(contrary to what I thought when C9 came out, I end up using the sampler track once in a while)

Doubling the insert slots should make many people on Steinberg's forum happy :D

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Re: Cubase 9.5

Post by Jaap » Nov 15, 2017 10:00 am

Haven't updated yet, but reading that you have to manually copy your profile settings again since they are all gone and also that the new drawing for cc's is only for the automation and unfortunately not for the midi cc editor, which I find a big bummer to read.


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Post by Guy Rowland » Nov 15, 2017 11:47 am

Well it sure looks better than the complete wash out I miserably feared, but I haven't seen anything that addresses my own concerns regarding buggy track archives, multichannel disabled tracks or general CPU efficiency, so I'm still hurrumphing. Direct Offline Processing looks kinda interesting - similar to the current plugin and process options, only you can stack effects and undo them. The automation tweaks here though:



...look very Pro Tools (and in this case, that's a good thing), so that's nice to see. The bezier curves are welcome, but yeah disappointing it only applies to automation.

Overall... mixed. There are tweaks that look like they're worth having. But my big headaches will remain. The lack of a really plausible alternative for me will probably mean I'll suck it up once more, and at least the upgrade price is low.

EDIT - I see on the Steinberg forum that the whole graphics engine has been re-coded, hopefully it will stop the irritating windows glitches on windows.


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Re: Cubase 9.5 - Trial versions now available to download

Post by Guy Rowland » Nov 30, 2017 9:48 am

30 day trials are now up for Cubase 9.5 and Cubase Elements 9.5 - https://www.steinberg.net/en/products/s ... ubase.html

(I still haven't tried it myself due to a distinct lack of enthusiasm on my part, but might give it a go at some stage. I also hear on the grapevine that 9.5.10 is imminent with the first bug fixes, though to be fair there seem to be more happy campers than usual for a .0 release).

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Re: Cubase 9.5 - Trial versions now available to download

Post by Jaap » Nov 30, 2017 12:09 pm

Well I love/hate it to be honest. I really like some of the new features like the bezier curves on automation, the new metronome options and heck I love the new file browser!
But I also encounter some oddness here and there. Big cpu spikes and sluggish behaviour on heavy synth oriented projects which don't occur in 9.0.30, specially Serum and libraries like Novo and Dark Matter 2 giving me problems, while again on the other hand a few very big projects with lots of effects, instruments which normally really maxed my cpu, suddenly run smoother.

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Re: Cubase 9.5 - Trial versions now available to download

Post by PhJ » Dec 02, 2017 4:47 am

I'm waiting 9.5.10 before upgrading, but it seems like a nice .5 upgrade.


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Re: Cubase 9.5 - Trial versions now available to download

Post by Guy Rowland » Dec 12, 2017 6:09 pm

PhJ wrote:I'm waiting 9.5.10 before upgrading, but it seems like a nice .5 upgrade.
...and its there. Version history here:

http://download.steinberg.net/downloads ... istory.pdf

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Re: Cubase 9.5 - [9.5.10 update is out]

Post by Arcana » Dec 12, 2017 6:33 pm

I'm not usually the guinea pig type, but for some reason felt like giving it a go anyway and updated to 9.5.10.

I haven't really had time to dive in deeply but I opened 2 projects and nothing seems to be missing or completely wrecked, so it appears to be safe to update in case anyone was wondering.

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Re: Cubase 9.5 - [9.5.10 update is out]

Post by Jaap » Dec 12, 2017 7:04 pm

Thanks for the update, installed it, relaunched Cubase with one of my problematic projects with high cpu spikes and it seems much better now! Couldn't find anything in the release notes that explains it and will test it tomorrow more extensively, but at least I go to bed happy for now haha


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Re: Cubase 9.5 - [9.5.10 update is out]

Post by J Rod » Dec 12, 2017 7:22 pm

i updated to 9.5 and everything works fine, only problem i noticed is a very annoying sluggish gui refresh (1 sec) from time to time and not related to a big template.

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Re: Cubase 9.5 - Trial versions now available to download

Post by PhJ » Dec 13, 2017 5:59 am

Guy Rowland wrote: ...and its there. Version history here:

http://download.steinberg.net/downloads ... istory.pdf
Thanks for the heads up, I'll move to 9.5 Today then !

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Re: Cubase 9.5 - [9.5.10 update is out]

Post by Jaap » Dec 13, 2017 8:29 am

After a morning of work extensively with the new update I find it very refreshing and working smooth. The whole issue with peaking cpu etc seems to be gone thankfully!
Also saw the same report from Rob Elliot on the Advanced Cubase Users group on FB that he experienced the same.

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Re: Cubase 9.5 - Trial versions now available to download

Post by X-bassist » Jan 01, 2018 4:12 am

Guy Rowland wrote:30 day trials are now up for Cubase 9.5 and Cubase Elements 9.5 - https://www.steinberg.net/en/products/s ... ubase.html

(I still haven't tried it myself due to a distinct lack of enthusiasm on my part, but might give it a go at some stage. I also hear on the grapevine that 9.5.10 is imminent with the first bug fixes, though to be fair there seem to be more happy campers than usual for a .0 release).
Thanks for posting this Guy. Downloaded the trial and gave Cubase a rundown the past few weeks. Some things I really like, yet some common keyboard shortcuts and other funtions seem missing, but perhaps I've just been on PT too long. ;). Video, audio, midi all seem to work great, but I didn't get to build a deep session.

One question I had from your comments is how often do they update and when is it paid vs free? Kontakt and Pro Tools (of the past) were free updates until a major release (4 to 5 or 9 to 10) not on .5 releases. I should factor in updates if it's going to be another $99 every year or two. And yes, the irony that PT has basically gone to $99 a year is not lost on me. That's why I stick with 11.3.1 until they have track folders. ;)


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Re: Cubase 9.5 - [9.5.10 update is out]

Post by Guy Rowland » Jan 01, 2018 5:40 am

X - the Cubase cycle is 1 paid update per year (historically it's been the first week of December, but this last time it was in November, I guess to get ahead of Black Friday). Alternate years are .0 and .5 updates, but the distinction between the two isn't perhaps as marked as it once was. .0 updates are (I think) 99 bucks, .5 more like 59 bucks. If you skip an update, your next update price will likely be a little higher, unlike (say) NI where there is one update price for all, but obviously nothing like Avid's punishing rejoining fees.

During the year there are usually 3 or 4 maintenance fix updates which are free for up-to-date users.

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