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10 --> 10.5 .. Why are we paying for a minor upgrade ??

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:06 am
by gernotlg
Steinberg.. please explain..

I like many others have bought various versions over the years... myself 8,9,10.. plus heaps of the add-ons..

Why are we paying for a minor update ??

I would understand if it was version 11

But it's still version 10.. I already paid for that..

What gives?

Re: 10 --> 10.5 .. Why are we paying for a minor upgrade ??

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:19 am
by Starsprinkler
It's just a number. So you would like to pay for the same update if they just would have called it 11?
If they called it Cubase 12, would you then pay the double price just because of that?

It's a major new update. The X.5 versions are generally not quite as big as the X.0 versions, but they are also lower in price.

Re: 10 --> 10.5 .. Why are we paying for a minor upgrade ??

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:27 am
by -steve-
gernotlg wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:06 am
Steinberg.. please explain..

I like many others have bought various versions over the years... myself 8,9,10.. plus heaps of the add-ons..

Why are we paying for a minor update ??
As you say, others have bought versions over the years, and these others have come to expect yearly paid updates which alternate between a .5 low cost update and an integer higher cost update.

Capiche?

edit: posted after starsprinkler posted: I think the fear is that they will run out of numbers if they do an integer update every year, so they do it in .5 increments. ;)

Re: 10 --> 10.5 .. Why are we paying for a minor upgrade ??

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:59 am
by Martin.Jirsak
Hi,

There is always a bunch of new features in the .5 updates, these are not maintenance updates.

Re: 10 --> 10.5 .. Why are we paying for a minor upgrade ??

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:18 am
by svennilenni
Since he has bought 8,9 and 10 already he certainly knows, how it works....
@OP then wait for 11 and pay then... :roll:

Re: 10 --> 10.5 .. Why are we paying for a minor upgrade ??

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:01 pm
by micantino
The issue is that upgrades should be less expensive. At least to loyal users who use it since version 1.

Re: 10 --> 10.5 .. Why are we paying for a minor upgrade ??

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:07 pm
by -steve-
I think the price is quite reasonable, especially for anyone in EU, US, AU, JP, and other 1st world nations. In the context of how much we spend on gear, $60 is reasonable.

Re: 10 --> 10.5 .. Why are we paying for a minor upgrade ??

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:22 pm
by micantino
-steve- wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:07 pm
I think the price is quite reasonable, especially for anyone in EU, US, AU, JP, and other 1st world nations. In the context of how much we spend on gear, $60 is reasonable.
The reasonable price is half. In respect of users who have been using Cubase for over 30 years and who have always bought punctually every update.

Re: 10 --> 10.5 .. Why are we paying for a minor upgrade ??

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:23 pm
by -steve-
micantino wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:22 pm
The reasonable price is half. In respect of users who have been using Cubase for over 30 years and who have always bought punctually every update.
You have a right to your opinion.

Re: 10 --> 10.5 .. Why are we paying for a minor upgrade ??

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:33 pm
by micantino
-steve- wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:23 pm
You have a right to your opinion.
God forbid! :D
Peace