Steinberg have launched Cubase 9, a considerable update to their digital audio workstations. Cubase is one of the most prominent DAWs on the market, with millions of musicians, producers and sound engineers around the world using it daily due to its intact sound quality and excellent range of advanced tools. Whether it is composing, recording, editing or mixing, Cubase covers all stages of the artistic process offering maximum flexibility.
The new Pro, Artist and Elements versions all feature a new layout with an Ableton/Logic Pro-esque 'Lower Zone’. This area at the bottom of the screen can show either your mixer, MIDI note data or another one of the new features: Sampler Track, which allows users to drag and drop samples from the library or from the arranger onto a sampler instrument and have them automatically mapped across the keyboard.
Cubase Pro 9
Cubase Pro is the flagship product in the range and is used by professional producers and musicians for composing, recording, mixing and editing music, Cubase Pro merges exceptional audio quality and various highly advanced audio and MIDI tools.
- Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine with up to 192 kHz, 5.1 surround, flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation
- Endless audio, instrument and MIDI tracks and up to 256 physical inputs and outputs
- MixConsole for pro mixing desk experience and unified high-end channel strip, VCA faders, Loudness Meter, Wave Meters
- Complete suite of over 90 high-end audio and MIDI VST effect processors, including Quadrafuzz v2, VST Amp Rack and VST Bass Amp guitar and bass tone suites, REVerence convolution reverb, Frequency eight-band EQ and many more
- Comprehensive set of 8 outstanding instruments with over 3,000 sounds, including HALion Sonic SE 2, Groove Agent SE 4, Padshop, Retrologue 2 and LoopMash 2
- Intelligent compositional tools like Chord Track, Chord Pads and the advanced Chord Assistant for creative and playful composing of harmonic progressions and advanced voicings
- VariAudio for MIDI-style note editing of monophonic audio tracks, automatic voicing harmonization and auto-tuning effects
- Full VST Expression 2 with Note Expression, VST Dynamics and Expression Maps for fully integrated workflows with musical articulations, dynamics and controller values
- Perfect integration of external hardware effect devices and instruments, such as synthesizers or signal processors, into the sequencer signal flow
- VST Connect SE and VST Transit cloud collaboration services
Cubase Artist 9
Cubase Artist is perfect for seasoned musicians, project studio owners & bands. It offers a range of tried and tested editing and sequencing tools based on the same core technologies at Cubase Pro, but with a slightly cut-back features set.
- Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine with up to 192 kHz, flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation
- Simultaneous playback of 64 audio tracks, 128 MIDI tracks and up to 32 physical inputs and outputs
- MixConsole for pro mixing desk experience and entire high-end channel strip with dynamics and EQ
- Comprehensive set of 8 outstanding instruments with over 2,600 sounds, including HALion Sonic SE 2, Groove Agent SE 4, Padshop, Retrologue 2 and LoopMash 2
- Suite of over 70 high-end audio and MIDI VST effect processors, including Pitch Correct for vocal editing, VST Amp Rack and VST Bass Amp guitar and bass tone suites, Quadrafuzz v2 and many more
- Intelligent compositional tools like Chord Track and Chord Pads for creative and playful composing of harmonic progressions and advanced voicings
- Thousands of MIDI construction kits, audio loops and samples as building blocks to create sketches, play-alongs or even full songs with just a few clicks
- Lightning-fast multi-take comping with the dedicated lane tracks and the clickand-drag comp tool for conjuring the perfect recording
- TrackVersions for playlists-like editing and render-in-place for easily bouncing MIDI and audio parts
- Streamlined music notation and score editing feature set
Cubase Elements 9
Cubase Elements is an entry-level product for home recordists, bands, singer/songwriters and creative musicians. With many new features and enhancements, Cubase Elements turns your computer into a complete production system for recording, editing and mixing audio and MIDI tracks.
- Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine, flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation
- Simultaneous playback of 48 audio tracks, 64 MIDI tracks and up to 24 physical inputs and outputs
- MixConsole for pro mixing desk experience and integrated high-end channel strip with dynamics and EQ
- Three outstanding virtual instruments comprising the HALion Sonic SE 2 workstation, Groove Agent SE 4 drum machine and Prologue synthesizer
- Over 40 audio effect processors, including high-end VST Dynamics, Pitch Correct for vocal intonation correction and the VST Amp Rack guitar tone suite
- Powerful sample editor covering all common editing tasks and providing creative freedom while editing audio
- Chord Track and Chord Pads for playfully and creatively composing with chords
- Comprehensive content library with thousands of instrument sounds, MIDI construction loops and audio samples
- Basic score editing features for music notation and composition
- Full upward compatibility with Cubase Pro and Cubase Artist for seamless upgrading to the next level