It's in the mix Stellar mixing
The completely new MixConsole excels not only in terms of usability, look and feel, but also sounds better than anything before it! Featuring full-screen mode, total scalability and quick in-place access to the parameters most relevant to the task, MixConsole adjusts seamlessly to notebook screens and large-scale displays.
With its extremely flexible channel layout, 12 dB boost and dedicated processing power per channel, an exceptional feel to the controls and comprehensive online and offline automation tools, MixConsole provides uncompromising audio quality and routing flexibility from the outset, with plenty of pristine headroom and a fundamentally transparent sonic signature.
Workflows for professionals
Dedicated to our diehard users, Cubase 7 brings extraordinary workflow improvements to the table, delivering a genuine benefit to professionals working regularly with the mixer. Highlights include A/B comparison and global bypass for all audio effects, a plug-in search function as well as drag-and-drop support throughout.
Plus, dynamic sends and inserts provide a streamlined overview, whereas the professional meter bridge lets you keep track of your signals. Aiming on providing barrier-free accessibility to the blind and visually impaired, MixConsole is compatible with screen reader software and can be operated using only the computer keyboard.
New Features at a glance:
Full-screen mode and total scalability: Perfect for notebook screens and large-scale displays
View Sets: Define in which combination EQ, dynamics, sends & inserts are shown and store your favorite setups
Channel Zones: Specify which channels you want to use and where you want to see them
Plug-in search function: Easily pick the right effect from your ever-growing list of plug-ins
Complete drag-and-drop support ensures hassle-free transfer of channel settings
Quick Link System & Control Link Groups: Temporarily or permanently link channels or only specific parameters
Integrated Control Room, including talkback and up to four different cue mixes for performers’ headphone mixes
A/B comparison and global bypass of all audio effects
Customizable track icons & channel notepad: Spot channels in the blink of an eye
The Cubase Channel Strip...
The brand-new channel strip in Cubase 7 offers that epic pro-console sound that lets you turn your songs into a hard-hitting, radio-ready production.
Best of all, Allen Morgan, whose producing credits include Taylor Swift, Nine Inch Nails and many more crafted 150 channel strip presets, 150 track presets plus many FX chain presets.
... and Channel Central
The redesigned Channel Settings window gives you lightning quick access to all channel parameters, including input metering, routing assignments, the new channel strip with premier equalization and dynamics modules and essential aux as well as cue sends to create individual cue mixes. There's no need for scrolling — the display follows you automatically wherever you are and updates each time you adjust controls on a different channel.
Noise Gate Features
Simple and effective.
3 top-end compressor models
Standard: The swiss-knife of compression
Vintage: The classic sound of yesteryears
Tube: Warm and colorful signal shaper
4-band StudioEQ with spectrum analyzer
Shapes the transients of percussive input signals.
Tape & Tube Saturation
Add that extra punch of warmth your recordings deserve.
Limiter, Brickwall Limiter, Maximizer
Get your mix radio-ready
Monitor your audio’s loudness
In past years the loudness level has increased dramatically, especially in TV advertising. To align loudness levels easily and maintain dynamics without further increasing the peak level and compression rate, Cubase 7 comes with an integrated loudness meter that is fully compatible with the EBU R128 loudness standard. Precise measuring of integrated, momentary and short-term loudness enables you to keep track of your audio’s loudness and deliver in true EBU-compliant formats.
Remote control this
You asked for it and Cubase 7 delivers! Supporting many hardware remote controllers right out of the box, the all-new Remote Control Editor lets you visually customize the parameter layout of individual effects and instruments on your control surface. It’s as simple as it sounds — just select a hardware knob or button and chose which parameter to control and there you go! Various modes for rotaries and knobs plus the Learn mode make it even easier to assign parameters. Simply reassign the cutoff parameter of your favorite filter effect or synth to whatever rotary you want.
Remote Control Editor supports Avid System 5 MC, Avid Artist Series, Mackie Control, Steinberg Houston, WK-Audio’s ID, Yamaha DM2000 and more right out of the box.
Match that sound
Cubase 7 includes the full version of Voxengo’s CurveEQ, an extremely versatile 64-band spline EQ with linear and minimum-phase modes. Its built-in professional-grade spectrum analyzer allows displaying, saving and loading static spectrum plots for comparison and matching purposes. With its spectrum matching technology you can exactly transfer the sound of any audio track to another, whether it’s your die-for guitar intro or your favorite kick drum sound!
Downmixing just got better
The latest version of MixConvert offers unmatched downmixing quality and gives you detail control over LFE, Center and surround levels. Select different output speaker arrangements and solo/mute specific channels for an individual downmix — and it’s all fully integrated in Cubase’s Control Room.
Know your harmonies
The new global Chord Track allows for easy working with chords within your Project window and provides transform and harmonize functions throughout the application. Cubase detects the harmony structure of your song and feeds back all chord and scale information to both MIDI and audio tracks processed with VariAudio. All tracks engaged to follow will automatically reflect any harmonic adjustments made with the Chord Track! Advanced voicing options are used to transform existing parts in a harmonically correct and ear-pleasing way.
Chords can be either entered manually with the mouse, by playing them on a MIDI keyboard, or generated automatically from existing MIDI parts in the project. You may even want to enter single notes and harmonize these later on with VariAudio — Chord Track lets you do all this.
Due to the tight integration, creating and printing lead sheets is just a matter of a few clicks. Now, you can drag-and-drop single or multiple chord events from the Chord Track to the Chorder MIDI plug-in or HALion Sonic or HALion Sonic SE.
And while the Chord Track with its many automatic mechanisms truly delivers what it promises, we built a toolset in the Key Editor’s inspector to paint in chords directly as MIDI notes in the Key Editor.
Intelligent composing assistance
You don't have to be a musical genius to lay down beautiful harmonies — not when you're using Cubase 7. The powerful new Chord Assistant helps you to generate everything from simple pop to complex jazz chord sequences that just sound fabulous.
Want to specify both the first and final chords but have no clue how to get there? This, also, is possible in Cubase 7. The Chord Assistant lists chord suggestions from which you can choose — it's all just a click away.
Pure tuning for that extra punch
Thanks to the Hermode tuning technology, the intonation of your synthesized notes are changed dynamically on the fly for utmost compatibility with well-tempered scales, while retaining a high degree of purity for third and fifth intervals. Especially when combining non-fixed-intonation instruments, like brass and woodwind, and fixed-intonation instruments, such as guitars and piano, entire orchestral arrangements sound immediately clearer and more brilliant than before.
Eliminating the compromises and strengthening the advantages of well temperament, Hermode intonation results in a clean and pure tuning that can definitely add unimagined punch and clarity to all kinds of electronic music as well!
Create your harmonies with VariAudio 2.0
Since its introduction in Cubase 5, we've been waiting to push VariAudio a milestone further. For Cubase 7 we were back in the code yard and are now proud to present you with a lot more powerful VariAudio 2.0!
The seamless integration with the newly introduced Chord Track ensures correct pitch to your harmonies at all times. This interaction also lets you harmonize your lead vocals in beautifully composed choral arrangements: the brilliant new spread function adds soprano, alt, tenor and bass voices on new tracks with by-the-book harmonic lead voicing.
Talking about multiple tracks, you’ll be glad to know that the days when you manually aligned editor windows under each other are finally over. Now you can smartly edit multiple VariAudio parts across multiple tracks within one editor only!
And let's not stop here: the VariAudio vocal toolset has further been refined with an enhanced note-detection algorithm, leaving really no more wishes open. And yes, the popular autotuning effect is no big deal for VariAudio!
Go hybrid with HALion Sonic SE
You asked for it and we listened: the new Hybrid Expansion for HALion Sonic SE boasts 300 pristine hybrid instrument sounds stocking up on natural pianos, breathing choirs, lush strings and moving analog-digital textures. The gorgeous rich and exciting tonal spectrums perfectly supplement HALion Sonic SE’s top-flight workstation library. Make the difficult choice from the greater good of having a plethora of star-like instruments, and dial them in on your next track!
Let there be groove
For all you beat meddlers out there, we've added fresh new drum samples and patterns to Cubase 7 that'll contribute many a programming moment to savor. Beautifully created and recorded percussive sounds in 30 new drum kits grace the library of Groove Agent ONE, alongside 150 further intricately grooving MIDI Loop patterns — literally leaving no room for tranquil moments. All Beat Designer patterns were produced by Allen Morgan, whose artist credits include Taylor Swift, Nine Inch Nails and plenty others.
Thousands of MIDI construction loops
Giving you the building blocks to create your own song in only a few steps, Cubase 7 boasts a smorgasbord of quality MIDI loops taken directly from Sequel. Each loop automatically loads the corresponding sounds from HALion Sonic SE, ranging from orchestral motives to rock riffs to just plain strange. It's all there, you just have to put it together. Arrange these loops within your song's project, and let the spotlight shine on your next track.
Global collaboration with VST Connect SE
Steinberg VST Connect SE allows musicians to connect directly to Cubase 7 users, giving you the freedom to collaborate and produce together, even when you’re not in the same studio, town or country. Talkback and chat functions as well as video and audio stream in real time give you limitless possibilities. Collaborate with your musical partners when they are not using Cubase, thanks to the included standalone version, which is available as a free download.
*Collaborate with your partners around the globe
*Peer-to-peer solution with sample accurate sync
*Video feed, talkback and chat functions
Find tracks and channels now
Here's a typical studio situation: it's 3 a.m., air con's just packed up, your client is expecting results and now you have to get the production finished fast. But it's this one guitar track you need to edit, tucked away in that 300-track project of yours… only where? From here, Cubase 7 helps you to spot tracks and channels with its comfortable search engine. Simply type in "guitar" and instantly receive a list of all tracks and channels that have "guitar" included in their name.
MemZap teleports throughout the project
Think about this: you are editing a zoomed-in wave file and you need to jump to another part of your project only to return back to the starting point seconds later. Now imagine doing this several times in a row — but to save your sanity, Cubase 7 now features MemZap. This allows you to store the exact position and zoom factors of your project for recall and to hop between them whenever you like.
The Steinberg Audio Engine has also been extended with the brand-new ASIO-Guard technology. Rely on our intelligent dropout-prevention algorithms and focus only on your sound — just like in the analog days. With this bulletproof technology our goal is to help Cubase users get the maximum performance out of their systems.
Play it safe
Sometimes things can get a little out of hand when corrupted or outdated application settings lead to lock-ups and other erratic program behavior. Perfect for troubleshooting and diagnostic analysis, Cubase includes a safe-start mode that allows you to disable custom preferences temporarily and restart Cubase with its factory settings.
Made for each other: Cubase and HP
Finest software requires finest hardware. That's why our best software specialists rely on the world’s leading PC hardware manufacturer. Cubase 7 is quality-tested with HP's professional Z series workstation computers, ensuring highest performance and maximum reliability packed in a rock-solid chassis. Carefully selected components optimized for recording, editing and mixing allow for efficient audio data transfer rates throughout the whole system. Be it the industry-proven Intel XEON processors or the ultra-fast SSD drives, HP Z machines squeeze the best out of Cubase, speeding up your entire studio software environment.
Premium-packaged video tutorials
Cubase 7 gives you access to over four hours of online video tutorials in HD quality. The Quick Start tutorials show you the basics in over two hours of video footage, whereas the Cubase 7 New Features tutorials show you the new Cubase 7 features in detail. Subtitles are available in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. The videos were produced once again by the brilliant educators at Streamworks Audio. We love this footage and so will you!
Cubase sports the new Steinberg Hub loaded with tons of helpful information. Alongside the enhanced Project Assistant you now find a list of regularly updated video tutorials and RSS feeds to keep you informed about important Cubase updates, support news or product releases. This means that you’re always up to date on all things Cubase.
Chegou a hora!
The time has come! Cubase 7 is the first Cubase version to provide the entire user interface in Portuguese. We welcome our Portuguese-speaking friends from around the world to the ever-growing Cubase community. Over 250 million people on this planet speak Portuguese — this is reason enough to localize the world’s most popular music production system and make it even more popular! Viva Cubase!
What you get:
Cubase condenses almost three decades of Steinberg expertise into the most cutting-edge digital audio workstation anywhere. The users of our flagship DAW are among the most successful artists on the globe — from engineers recording and mixing rock albums to dance DJs, hip hop producers, songwriters creating pop hits or film composers scoring for Hollywood blockbusters. Cubase combines industry-leading sound quality, intuitive handling and a range of advanced audio and MIDI tools for composition, recording, editing and mixing.
ComposeRecordEditMixInstruments & FX Compose
Steinberg has pioneered many aspects of MIDI sequencing on a computer, and tools such as the Score, Drum and List Editors have become indispensable to modern music production. With easy-to-use editing and innovative composing and notation tools, Cubase offers the most complete MIDI composing and sequencing toolset available today.
At the heart of MIDI sequencing in Cubase is the Key Editor: a breathtakingly powerful yet transparent tool that opens up virtually limitless possibilities for songwriters and composers. The Key Editor is the place where melodies, chords, arrangements and performances take shape and where ideas are sketched out, developed and taken to their full potential.
Intuitive handling: enter, cut, move and transpose individual notes or whole chords with ease.
Inspector provides smooth and intuitive access to the most important MIDI tools and functions in one central spot.
Note Expression integration: assign, create and edit multiple controller values directly on single note level in the Key Editor.
In-place editing function: process MIDI parts directly in the Project window in context with other tracks.
The Score Editor is a professional notation environment with full support for just about all symbol, display and editing options that this entails, including support for lyrics and remarks as well as drum notes, guitar tablature and lead sheets. Simply select the tools needed to create fully professional score layouts for others including soloists, orchestras and choirs.
*Professional music notation and score editing environment
*Hundreds of professional notation symbols included
*Music XML import and export
*VST Expression 2 integration
The Drum Editor is a highly intuitive yet powerful place for constructing and reworking beats, rhythms and grooves, offering a plethora of features to let you come up with the perfect rhythm for your song or production.
The List Editor is a advanced MIDI editing tool that gives fast access to every single aspect of a MIDI note and can be a huge timesaver in complex projects.
VST Expression 2
VST Expression is a groundbreaking technology by Steinberg that provides an ultra-intuitive way of working with instrument articulations, dynamics and multiple controller values. Its second generation is based on three core technologies: Note Expression, Expression Maps and VST Dynamics. Expression Maps help you work with musical articulations, while VST Dynamics allow for highly intuitive handling of dynamics.
On top of this, Note Expression offers a revolutionary approach to create and edit multiple controller values in a single graphical interface, directly on the note they belong to — an invaluable feature for demanding orchestral arrangements as well as cutting-edge electronic music.
Cubase 7 highlights a global Chord Track to facilitate working with chords in a project context and enables transform and harmonize functions throughout the application. Advanced voicing options are used to reflect any changes made to the Chord Track to both MIDI and audio tracks processed with VariAudio in a harmonically correct and ear-pleasing way.
*Easy working with chords within your Project window
*Cubase detects the harmony structure of your song
*Enter chords directly within the Key Editor
*Integrates with Chorder plug-in, HALion Sonic and HALion Sonic SE
You don't have to be a musical genius to lay down beautiful harmonies when you're using Cubase. The powerful Chord Assistant helps you to generate everything from simple pop to complex jazz chord sequences that just sound great. Want to specify both the first and final chords but have no clue how to get there? This, also, is possible. The Chord Assistant lists chord suggestions from which you can choose — it's all just a click away.
*Generates beautifully harmonic chord progressions
*Ideal for bridging chords but can also continue progressions
Steinberg’s wealth of engineering experience in digital audio stretching back over nearly three decades provides the basis for its state-of-the-art recording capabilities. With its emphasis not only on technology but also on user friendliness and ergonomics, Cubase provides everything you need to record your audio with ease and utmost quality.
Next-generation audio engine
The award-winning Cubase audio engine delivers a crystal-clear 32-bit floating-point resolution and 192 kHz sample rate, with a pristine sound quality that is the hallmark of the Cubase music production experience. The audio engine includes true surround capability throughout, with each track and channel offering up to six discreet channels, ready for 5.1 surround.
*Retrospective Record: no take ever gets lost because record mode wasn’t engaged in time
*Exemplary FX handling: any VST plug-in can be recorded with the signal, or simply used for monitoring while the untouched, pristine signal is recorded in Cubase
*Intuitive user interface supports even the largest recording rigs, with easy-to-use folders, customizable Track views and custom color schemes for Tracks that differentiate track types at a glance
*Effortless I/O handling: the VST Connections window allows you to not only setup custom I/O setups and customize port names but also switch between different I/O setups on the fly
Engineered exclusively for Steinberg’s audio production systems and unavailable on any other software workstation, the Control Room is a unique recording and monitoring environment seamlessly integrating performer mixes and monitoring setups into your recording and mixing workflow.
Cubase allows you to create and manage up to four unique studio mixes feeding performers their own tailored mix, to use the integrated talkback function, manage audio sources feeding from tape, CD or DVD — all seamlessly integrated in the Cubase MixConsole.
A powerful sample editor, smart multi-track editing, fast take-comping, totally integrated vocal editing and pitch alteration of monophonic signals — Cubase provides all this and much more, allowing you to edit audio with peerless precision and unprecedented speed.
The Sample Editor allows you almost limitless creative freedom while editing audio. A full editing toolset offers a huge range of functions that not only cover common editing tasks right down to the sample level. Cubase is the complete production environment for fast, intuitive and qualitatively outstanding audio tools that allow you to manipulate your recordings in almost any way imaginable.
State-of-the-art transient and tempo detection: optimize the timing, feel and flavor of live-recorded drum tracks
Easy drum replacement
Intuitive audio quantization
Intelligent transient detection
Cubase comes with an accurate transient detection function based on a state-of-the-art algorithm. Finding all drum hits is a breeze, thanks to the intuitive preview feature and two specialized filters. With this powerful tool at hand, you can detect single hits, rolls and ghost notes faster and more accurate than ever before.
Advanced tempo detection
Cubase fetaures a reliable tempo detection algorithm, which accurately and determines the tempo of any rhythmic audio material. The resulting tempo map can be used for to keep the dynamic feeling of natural tempo variations or to remove unwanted tempo changes quickly.
Straightforward drum replacement
The bass drum needs some extra punch? The snare drum doesn’t cut through the mix? With the Hitpoint-to-MIDI function, it is very easy to replace, double or enrich live-recorded drum sounds. When the transients have been detected, a single click creates a MIDI track with a MIDI note for each drum hit. From here, it’s up to you which sampler or synth you want to fuel.
Multitrack phase-accurate audio quantization
Cubase offers an intuitive toolset for phase-accurate quantization across multiple tracks. Overcoming the differences between audio and MIDI, Cubase allows to quantize audio material just like any MIDI note, offering numerous possibilities to fix timing issues and to change the groove and feel of live-recorded drums and percussion instruments. To preserve phase relationships between tracks, the individual slices on all tracks are still grouped and moved at once. It's never been easier to lock those grooves together.
Cubase also allows you to warp-quantize multiple audio tracks at once using the convenient Quantize panel. By creating warp markers straight from hitpoints, both single audio loops as well as the entire arrangement can be non-destructively quantized with a single mouse click — just like MIDI parts! And because the audio events are warped instead of sliced, they automatically follow any tempo or pitch changes of your project while remaining unclutterd for easy arrangements.
Ultra-fast take comping
Building the perfect take has never been that easy — with the intuitive Lane Track concept. When recording several takes, Cubase instantly creates a Lane Track for each take. From here, it’s just a short way to perfection: simply swipe across the best parts and Cubase automatically creates a master take that contains all selected parts. In addition, the Comp tool offers handy click-and-drag features for immediate results.
Smart multi-track editing
Simple and efficient — Track Edit Groups tie together what belongs together. When recording a guitar for example, it is common to record signals from different amps, microphone types or distances on separate tracks. With Track Edit Groups activated, related tracks are tied together and can be edited at once, making this feature a huge time-saver in the studio.
VariAudio offers completely integrated vocal editing and pitch alteration of individual notes in monophonic vocal recordings and can solve intonation and timing problems with a few clicks. Editing vocal lines in the Sample Editor is just as seamlessly and quickly as if editing MIDI notes in the Key Editor.
The full integration with the Chord Track ensures correct pitch to your harmonies at all times! This interaction also lets you harmonize your lead vocals in beautifully composed choral arrangements. Plus, you can even edit multiple VariAudio parts across multiple tracks within one editor only. And yes, the popular autotuning effect is no big deal!
Cubase provides a complete mixing environment that not only equips you to produce stunning mixes in stereo or surround, but allows you to tailor your mixing workflow to suit your own personal artistic and creative vision.
Stellar mixing with MixConsole
Cubase's MixConsole excels not only in terms of usability, look and feel, but also sounds better than anything before it — it’s in the mix!
32-bit floating-point mixing engine with 128 physical inputs and outputs, 8 inserts per channel, 64 FX sends, 256 groups/busses and unlimited routing between audio channels, busses, groups and FX
Entirely scalable and dedicated full-screen mode
View Sets and Channel Zones for utmost flexibility
Control Link groups and Quick Link system for channel parameters
Customizable track icons and track notepad
Supports drag-and-drop throughout the mixer
Channel Central High-end channel strip for every channel
Integrated into each single Cubase channel and carefully crafted in close collaboration with seasoned mixing engineers, the channel strip modules offer that epic pro-console sound that lets you turn your songs into a hard-hitting, radio-ready production.
Epic pro-studio sound built right into every channel
High and low-pass filters plus 4-band StudioEQ with spectrum analyzer, noise gate and 3 compressors
Enveloper Shaper fully controls attack and release
Brickwall Limiter and Loudness Maximizer modules
Includes over 300 presets by US producer Allen Morgan
Workflows for professionals
MixConsole is dedicated to professionals working regularly with the mixer. Here are some of the features that let you cut down on mixing time and zero in on getting creative:
Dynamic inserts and sends provide streamlined overview
A/B comparison and global bypass of all audio effects
Plug-in & channel search function
Full Control Room integration, including talkback and four different cue mixes
Optimized for mouse-free operation: virtually all channel elements are accessible by blind reader software & through the computer keyboard
Remote control support throughout
The Remote Control Editor lets you visually customize the parameter layout of individual effects and instruments on your control surface. It supports Avid System 5 MC, Avid Artist Series, Mackie Control, Steinberg Houston, WK-Audio’s ID, Yamaha DM2000 and more right out of the box. As simple as it sounds — just select a hardware knob or button and chose which parameter to control.
Plus, with the intuitive Quick Controls you get a set of eight user-definable realtime controllers that can be assigned to any parameter on the current track by simply right-clicking a VST 3 plug-in or instrument control — perfect in combination with a remote controller.
Needless to say, Cubase can be fully controlled via the elegant and technological thought-after surface of the Nuage controller hardware.
Mixing for surround or thinking of moving to surround? Cubase's fully surround-capable architecture puts extensive surround capabilities at your command. All included VST 3 audio effects are fully surround-ready, intelligently adapting their I/O configuration as required for mono, stereo or surround. With its complete multi-channel audio signal path from input to output and the ability to export to the MP3 surround format for convenient delivery and distribution, Cubase offers a consistent end to end surround workflow.
The automation handling in Cubase provides a dedicated automation panel for quick access to all automation functions. The enhanced transparency and flexibility provides professionals with the capability to set up a complete automation within minutes and control the session clearly. Smart scaling tools offer a highly intuitive user experience when working with automation data, including simultaneous editing of several events and an dramatically streamlined look-and-feel.
Collaborate and distribute
What's more, VST Connect SE lets you connect directly to other Cubase 7 users, giving you the freedom to collaborate and produce together, even when you’re not in the same studio, town or country. And once you're done, you can upload sounds and mixes directly to SoundCloud. Plus, Cubase allows you to connect ReWire client applications in a 64-bit as well as a 32-bit environment under Windows & Mac OS X.
Sidechain inputs for VST 3 plug-ins
Sidechain inputs are available on most VST 3 plug-ins included with Cubase. Thanks to the "free routing" architecture, virtually any signal in the VST mixer can be used as a sidechain input signal. Sidechain is a crucial function for audio-controlled effects such as ducking (compression controlled by an audio source), but can be used creatively in many ways (for example controlling the LFO in modulation effects).
Total export — to almost any audio file type
Cubase supports almost all standard formats, including AIFF, Sound Designer II, Wave, Wave 64, Broadcast Wave, MP3 and MP3 surround and Windows Media Audio Pro. Plus, the Channel Batch Export feature allows the export of a multiple selection of mixer channels to audio files. Channel Batch Export is also an ideal way to free up system resources — with all files and VSTi tracks exported to audio tracks.
Open GL video engine
Cubase also sports an Open GL accelerated QuickTime video engine with full HD support, scalable performance and the ability to play out videos via FireWire.
Instruments & effects Outstanding VST effects
Cubase 7 offers a one-of-its-kind collection of quality VST effect processors, including studio-grade EQ, dynamic, modulation, reverb, filter, distortion and special effects. Together with the included "Legacy Set" of original Cubase SX effects, Cubase 7 offers a total of 66 real-time audio effects right out of the box, making it Steinberg’s most complete plug-in set ever.
Channel strip modules for epic pro-console sound, including top-end compressors, analog tape saturation and brickwall limiter
REVerence: Top-end multi-channel convolution reverb processor
Voxengo CurveEQ: 64-band spline EQ with linear and minimum-phase modes and spectrum analyzer
VST Amp Rack infuses your guitar tracks with drive, punch and clarity
PitchCorrect for automatic intonation control of monophonic audio sources
Premium VST instruments
Cubase 7 delivers a rich palette of finest virtual instruments and each of them comes ready to play with hundreds of fantastic preset sounds — amounting to over 2,800 sounds right out of the box
Retrologue virtual analog synth for fat and funky lead & bass sounds
Padshop granular synth for spacious spheres and evolving textures
HALion Sonic SE offers more than 1,200 production-ready sounds based on the acclaimed HALion technology
Groove Agent ONE: Powerful drum sampler with detailed sound shaping options
LoopMash 2: First-of-its-kind interactive loop synthesizer
Cubase includes a set of 18 inspiring VST MIDI plug-ins. Creative tools, such as the drum step sequencer, the Beat Designer, a powerful arpeggiator, a MIDI pattern sequencer and a MIDI chord processor amongst others will take your composition to the next level.
Mac OS X Version 10.7/10.8*
Intel dual core CPU
CoreAudio compatible audio hardware
Windows 7/Windows 8*
Intel or AMD dual core CPU
Windows compatible audio hardware**
2 GB RAM
8 GB of free HD space
Display resolution of 1280 x 800 recommended
DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
USB port for USB-eLicenser
Internet connection for license activation
*Steinberg Key Required