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Steinberg survey about latency

Postby Sam Inglis » Fri May 18, 2018 8:34 am

Might be benefits to everyone in filling this in, even non-Steinberg users?

https://latencyperformance2018.questionpro.com
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Re: Steinberg survey about latency

Postby The Elf » Fri May 18, 2018 8:54 am

Link doesn't work.
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Re: Steinberg survey about latency

Postby Matt Houghton » Fri May 18, 2018 9:49 am

The Elf wrote:Link doesn't work.


Try this one
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Re: Steinberg survey about latency

Postby The Elf » Fri May 18, 2018 10:41 am

Matt Houghton wrote:
The Elf wrote:Link doesn't work.
Try this one
:thumbup: Ta!
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Re: Steinberg survey about latency

Postby Forum Admin » Fri May 18, 2018 10:42 am

Duly submitted - though the limit to one option, in places, will skew their results (eg. number of cue mixes I need varies depending on if it's just me recording or more than one person).
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Postby blinddrew » Fri May 18, 2018 11:13 am

Done, with the same caveats mentioned above.
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Re: Steinberg survey about latency

Postby Logarhythm » Fri May 18, 2018 11:26 am

Likewise - only able to choose one sample rate. Is it that unusual to change this for different projects?!
Wonder if they've hired one of the students who were posting surveys here a few months ago to give some design tips ;)
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Re: Steinberg survey about latency

Postby Martin Walker » Fri May 18, 2018 12:29 pm

Also done, although I agree that a few of the questions have questionable reasoning :beamup:


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Re: Steinberg survey about latency

Postby The Elf » Fri May 18, 2018 12:30 pm

Forum Admin wrote:Duly submitted - though the limit to one option, in places, will skew their results (eg. number of cue mixes I need varies depending on if it's just me recording or more than one person).
I had exactly the same dilemma. The problem is that the given responses dictate a skewed answer.


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Re: Steinberg survey about latency

Postby Kwackman » Fri May 18, 2018 12:45 pm

Forum Admin wrote:the limit to one option, in places, will skew their results (eg. number of cue mixes I need varies depending on if it's just me recording or more than one person).

I didn't complete this- but I did wonder if this is a genuine Steinberg survey? I've done some in the past, they usually email users directly. The styling of questions, as noted in this thread, isn't up to their usual standard.
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Re: Steinberg survey about latency

Postby Forum Admin » Fri May 18, 2018 1:20 pm

Sam, do we know for sure that this is a genuine Steinberg survey?
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Re: Steinberg survey about latency

Postby Sam Inglis » Fri May 18, 2018 1:28 pm

Actually, no, I just followed a link from another site -- perhaps it's not (although quite why anyone would go to the trouble of faking such a thing I have no idea!).
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Re: Steinberg survey about latency

Postby Matt Houghton » Fri May 18, 2018 1:32 pm

Yes, it's genuine. Steinberg put it out on their social media yesterday.
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Re: Steinberg survey about latency

Postby Kwackman » Fri May 18, 2018 1:35 pm

Matt Houghton wrote:Yes, it's genuine. Steinberg put it out on their social media yesterday.
Ah, OK, sorry for the distraction!
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Re: Steinberg survey about latency

Postby twotoedsloth » Fri May 18, 2018 6:21 pm

Seems like a strange survey. I don't think anyone would switch DAW platforms solely because of latency. If there were several advantages, sure. But for no other reason?
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Re: Steinberg survey about latency

Postby Folderol » Fri May 18, 2018 7:53 pm

Oh what fun! I wonder what they'll make of my replies :bouncy: :lol:
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Re: Steinberg survey about latency

Postby Dave B » Fri May 18, 2018 11:12 pm

twotoedsloth wrote:Seems like a strange survey. I don't think anyone would switch DAW platforms solely because of latency. If there were several advantages, sure. But for no other reason?

I thought that that was odd as well. And it seemed to be the general thrust of the questions - so either a) Steinberg have some cunning plan for low latency monitoring or b) they have had feedback that people are changing DAWs 'because XXXX has better latency'. The latter is obviously drivel, so maybe they are just trying to gauge public opinion.

Meh ... I switched DAWs because, at the time, I didn't like the way that the software company was treating it's users - over charging and under delivering. Nothing to do with latency...
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Re: Steinberg survey about latency

Postby Folderol » Sat May 19, 2018 7:04 am

They also seemed to be fixated on hardware, but my experience is that it's the software that contributes the most latency.
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Re: Steinberg survey about latency

Postby James Perrett » Sat May 19, 2018 7:59 pm

Steinberg's biggest problem is unreliability - whether real or perceived, there are plenty of us who remember Cubase crashing regularly and who stopped using it. It doesn't matter how good their latency is, they badly need to show that they care about reliability if they want to attract customers. Karl Steinberg's old attitudes won't cut it these days when programs like Reaper work so reliably.
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Re: Steinberg survey about latency

Postby Kwackman » Sat May 19, 2018 8:13 pm

James Perrett wrote:Steinberg's biggest problem is unreliability - whether real or perceived, there are plenty of us who remember Cubase crashing regularly and who stopped using it. .

I might be very lucky, but I find it pretty stable to be honest.
I've been using it since the days of Pro-24 & Cubase on Atari ST and now Cubase on a Mac.
I'm probably not a power user, but I very seldom have a problem of crashing.
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