Many thanks for clearing things up Timo...Timo wrote:
I know, I know. I have promised that it will be included in 5.5. That's the danger with promising something
I understand your frustration regarding the lack of this function, althouth this comment won't help you anything
I have discussed this feature with our planning team, especially because I have already mentioned publicly
that it will find it's way into Nuendo 5.5. Now I'm left empty-handed...
During the final development phase it turned out, that it will not be that easy to include this function in Nuendo 5.5, especially as we would have to rebuilt it completely for Nuendo 6. Nuendo 6 will anyway include advanced show/hide functions and much more with regards to productivity/session handling (though I know I may not be very credible in promising features now... ). Large parts of the program will be renewed. Considering such efforts, I was convinced to not put this into 5.5 and delay the update once again.
Don't know if this sounds reasonable to you, but that's simply the reality. Anyway, I have to say that it may be safer to not promise anything regarding future updates, as it avoids speculations.
Thanks for reading,
So SB didn´t make it on the "initial release of N5" in May 2010, after a three year old request, made an official statement to deliver this feature on an update "during the N5 product-lifecyle", now it has been pushed further to N6?
Anyway, seems like folks who requested and supported this feature since 2007 have vanished in the meantime, according to the absent uproar which I thought would follow.
Unfortunately, sticking to this offical announcement was obviously less important for Steinberg than developing Loopmash 1, Loopmash 2, Amp Rack, Reverence and Groove Agent One since 2007. Don´t get me wrong, these are quality plugins and VSTi, but I can get plugins and VSTi from many developers, but core functionality of my host sequencer can only be delivered by the Steinberg devs.
Although this broken promise is a major disappointment for me, I still have no intention of switching to a different platform for composing/producing (Logic 9 on Apple), but there is perhaps another one and half year of scrolling, folder mayhem and a bit of remaining Logic jealousy coming up for me in N5.5, until N6 arrives.
So far I have mostly recommended Nuendo to fellow composers, two actually switched over from Logic recently and they are quite happy with their decision. Although they sorely miss the track hiding options in Logic too.