January 6th, 2005

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Cubase 3.01

For those of you (HI x09 who have Cubase 3, be sure to grab the 3.01 update. It fixes a lot of the squirrelly behavior you occasionally ran into in the 3.0 release, but the Roomworks reverb is the real upgrade. Really nice smooth reverb with a real feeling of space.

I tend to avoid using reverb as much as possible because I don't have a good hardware reverb, and I've never found a software plugin reverb I like very well. They all are either crusty sounding in the tail, or they get muddy too quick. Even cooler it has an 'efficiency' knob which determines how much CPU it uses. At 0% efficiency it sounds great and uses about 8% of my Athlon 1.6ghz. At 100% is uses less than 2%. At 100% it sounds really crappy and weird, which of course, can be good as an effect too.