users have been in touch with Sonicstate to voice their disappointment at Steinbergâ€™s decision not to release a promised final maintenance update to Cubase SX3 and SL3. Steinberg have made a statement to this effect on a user forum.
Hereâ€™s the full text of Steinbergâ€™s announcement:
'Dear valued customer,
We announced on this forum that we would be releasing a final maintenance update to our 3rd generation Cubase applications, namely Cubase SX3 and Cubase SL3.
At the time, our assessment of our development resource capacity indicated that we would be able to include the release of this final maintenance update in our product release roadmap.
Unfortunately, an internal development resource planning review has now ascertained that we had underestimated the development resources required for the continuing work on timely introduction of 64-bit versions of our products.
The planning review has also ascertained that we are unable to issue a final maintenance release for Cubase SX/SL without being forced to dramatically delay release of new 64-bit versions of the 4th generation of Cubase, which are essential to our long-term development goals.
As a result, Steinberg will not release the Cubase SX/SL 3.1.2 update, and Cubase SX/SL 3.1.1 will remain the final version of these products. We wish to apologize to our customers who have been waiting for this final update, and hope for your understanding.
Your Steinberg Team'
hmmm...so that's that then...time to move on to Cubase 4 or elsewhere perhaps?