To be totally honest, when I said there wasn't a steep learning curve I didn't expect that to be taken as open Studio One and take off running as it sounds the expectation as you've described it.Ted Perlman wrote: ↑Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:13 pmUm, I've just gotten Presonus' "Studio One 4". It's great, but all the rumours I heard about how it wouldn't be a learning curve for me coming from Nuendo/Cubase are false. I opened it up expecting to be "ready set go". Nope. I opened it up thinking I could open a Nuendo or Cubase song. Nope. I opened it up thinking I could set it up to look just like the way I set up Nuendo/Cubase. Nope. What I really wanted was to see if it could work using the Dark mode on Mac OS Catalina, which doesn't work on Cubase 10.5 or Nuendo 10.3. Never got that far. When I taught record production and demo production at UCLA, I told my students to not keep any software that they couldn't get to at least play a virtual or midi instrument in 15 minutes. I worked on Studio One 4 for almost two hours and never got anything to play. A piano finally played but it wouldn't read my sustain pedal. Unlike Cubase/Nuendo, you can't just select "all midi in", you have to specify what keyboard you're using. Screw that, I use a lot of different keyboards; I don't want to have to manually enter each one when I change. I want to simply plug it in and start. All of this means that there actually is a steep learning curve to Studio One 4, or I'm stupid. Take your choice, either answer is probably correct.
There IS a learning curve, but it definitely isn't a steep one. Once your familiarize with the UI and where things are (basic things) then you'd see everything else works off the same principles as Cubase but better IMHO. I "was" a Cubase user since Cubase 3.5 so I am intimately familiar with Cubase moreso than Studio One. So given, I obviously had to learn where certain things were for the most basic operations so there is some initial upfront time to be get familiar with it. But I haven't spoken to nor heard anyone ever say it was a huge leap to switch. Most I've heard from are all in agreement as to what I said.
Does that mean the statement is applicable to everyone? Obviously not But I've found SO4 to be a rock solid DAW and couldn't be more happy and definitely more productive now than I was and at the end of the day that's what it's about right? Productivity not troubleshooting.
The developers for Studio One are prior developers on the Cubase platform so if you were to take a little time to learn the interface first, I'm certain you'll see many things are very familiar; only better in some aspects.
For instance, I own an iMac and between the graphics issues and degraded performance I was really struggling. Add the fact that I use VST's extensively in my Productions; the time it took to freeze a track just to run partially more efficient was killing my production time.
Now I throw as many VST's as my system can handle into a session, render them to audio in a simple keystroke and then right-click to disable them. Disabling them all takes a fraction of a second and is functionally equivalent to freezing tracks in Cubase and having to wait for that. And if you decide to use them again, unfreezing the tracks can take equally as long. Not anymore for me. I've got a need for speed and it just wasn't working.
Anyway, enough of that. I'm not responding to bash Cubase. For some it's the perfect DAW and that's fine. It was for me as well but I'm just not on that band wagon anymore. I was a loyal patron since 1998 so I think I've put my time in and have supported Steinberg maybe not as long as some but most definitely longer than most. I really tried to stick in there but times a wasting.
Good Luck and sorry you took my comment in the wrong context. I didn't mean it that way