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Designed to meet the requirements of professional producers, composers and mixing engineers, Cubase Pro stands for cutting-edge technology, highly efficient workflows and unlimited possibilities. For countless music producers and audio engineers around the globe, Cubase Pro is the essential tool used when the job needs to get done.
Cubase Pro 10
Create music your way with Cubase
Cubase is one of the most powerful music creation software packages in the world. With its unrivaled range of flexible tools, you can create any kind of music quickly and intuitively. It comes packed with a wide range of virtual instruments, effects and thousands of sounds. Whether you’re a professional composer or a music production beginner, Cubase provides you with everything you need for turning your ideas into music.
New In Version 10
Cubase 10 delivers many impressive new features in a remarkably powerful software package. It includes many new tools to enhance your creativity and speed your workflow. There is also a new, modern user interface and enhanced audio quality. Cubase 10 makes music production more inspiring, intuitive and flexible than ever before.
- 32-bit integer and 64-bit float audio support
- VariAudio 3: Control every aspect of your audio
- Revised Channel Strip: completely redesigned with new metering elements
- MixConsole Snapshots: Immediate store and recall mixes to compare alternate mixes within a project
- Audio Alignment: sync stacked vocals and other tracks in no time
- Groove Agent SE 5: Fully resizeable, with new sounds and workflows
- New Plug-In Latency Monitor within the MixConsole
- Activate side-chain within the FX plug-in
- Distroyer processor: provides asymmetric distortion to add body, character and harmonics (Pro/Artist)
- Vintage Verbs for REVerence (Pro Only)
- AAF import and export (Pro only)
- Effects in the Media Rack
- MPE support for multidimensional controllers (Pro / Artist)
- Steinberg VR suite for Cubase Pro
- ARA 2 support coming
- HiDPI support for high resolution displays
- Redesigned UI for many of the included Cubase plug-ins
- Usability, performance, and quality improvements
- Comes with 5GB of great sounds from acclaimed producers like Florian Meindl, Beat Butcha, Soul Assembly, Rawtekk, Allen Morganm Ferdinand Försch
Chord Pads are a really inspiring tool to help you compose music quickly and creatively. It is very easy to get ‘stuck’ when writing chord progressions but, with the fast and easy-to-use Chord Pads, fresh inspiration will always be close at hand. Jam with chords and patterns in real time and control multiple parameters to change chords as you go. The chord pads are playable via a MIDI keyboard and real-time parameters allow you to easily improvise chord performances by changing voicings, tensions and much more while you are letting the music and inspiration carry you along!
The global Chord Track facilitates working with chords in a project context, enabling transform and harmonize functions throughout the application. Advanced voicing options are used to reflect any changes made in the Chord Track to both MIDI and audio tracks processed with VariAudio, in a harmonically correct and melodic way.
You don't have to be a musical genius to create beautiful melodies in Cubase. The powerful Chord Assistant helps you to generate everything from simple pop to complex jazz chord sequences that sound great. If you want to specify the first and final chords but don’t know what should go in between? This, also, is possible. The Chord Assistant lists chord suggestions from which you can choose.
Few performers are so skilled that they always get it ‘right first time’ in the recording environment, so comping is a vital part of the process, allowing you to create the perfect version of a recording from multiple takes. When recording several takes, Cubase instantly creates a Lane Track for each one. From here, Cubase makes it very simple to create the perfect version. Simply swipe across the best parts and Cubase automatically creates a master take that contains all selected parts. In addition, the Comp tool offers extremely useful click-and-drag features for immediate results.
This allows you to specify for how many seconds any incoming audio you play is captured in buffer memory during playback or in stop mode.
In this mode recording is reinitiated, the events are removed, and recording is restarted from the same position.
Retrospective Record means you never lose any ideas! It allows you to capture any MIDI notes that you play in Stop mode, or during playback, and turn them into a MIDI part.
Punch In/Punch Out
The punch in and punch out points are a pair of markers which determine the record start (punch in) and record stop (punch out) positions.
This allows the project cursor to roll back by a specified time value before playback starts. When the cursor reaches the left locator, recording is automatically activated. When the cursor reaches the right locator, recording is deactivated, but playback continues for the specified post-roll value before stopping.
Listen Mode lets you quickly check the signal from selected channels without interrupting or interfering with the mix. This is very useful for, for example, attenuating the signal from one input source while a full recording is underway.
You can use marker tracks to add and edit markers which help you quickly locate certain positions in your project.
Audio Warp Quantize
Quantizing MIDI parts has been straightforward for many years, but audio has always been more of a challenge. Cubase 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. Importantly, because the audio events are warped, rather than sliced, they automatically follow any tempo or pitch changes of your project, while remaining uncluttered for easy arrangement.
Cubase 10 sees significant improvements to VariAudio, adding even more creative tools, like Smart Controls that significantly speed up your workflow by allowing direct control of all parameters at each segment. VariAudio offers completely integrated vocal editing and pitch alteration of individual notes in monophonic vocal recordings, allowing you to solve intonation and timing problems with just a few clicks. Editing vocal lines in the Sample Editor is as fast and seamless and quick as if editing MIDI notes in the Key Editor. Full integration with the Chord Track ensures correct pitch to your harmonies at all times, even letting you harmonize your lead vocals in stunning choral arrangements. You can edit the micro pitch level for smooth drifts and transitions, adjust the formant shift for perfect natural tones or drastically transform your recordings with extreme pitch corrections… and everything in between. And if you want the popular ‘robot voice’ effect, it’s easily achieved!
This function allows you to change the length and tempo of the selected audio without affecting the pitch.
The Sample Editor delivers almost limitless creative freedom while editing audio. A comprehensive set of tools offers a huge range of functions, covering everything from common editing tasks down to sample level adjustments. Cubase is the complete production environment with fast, intuitive and outstanding quality audio tools which allow you to manipulate your recordings in almost any way imaginable.
Direct Offline Processing
Apply any kind of process offline in a VST plug-in chain for single or multiple selected events — with the feel of real-time effects — but without the CPU load. It allows you to keep your MixConsole clean but, at the same time, pave the way for further non-destructive changes.
The channel strip modules in Cubase are at the very heart of its exceptional sound. Carefully crafted in close collaboration with seasoned audio engineers, who have many years experience of working with the best hardware mixing consoles, the channel strip modules are integrated into every Cubase channel and deliver the stunning, professional mixer quality that lets you turn your songs into fantastic, radio-ready productions.
Cubase's MixConsole excels not only in terms of usability, look and feel, but also sounds like a high end analog mixing console. Featuring a scalable, dedicated full-screen mode, the MixConsole is optimized for mouse-free operation - virtually all channel elements are accessible via the computer keyboard and screen reader software for the visually impaired. Featuring View Sets and Channel Zones for the utmost flexibility, ‘one click’ direct routing, customizable track icons, track notepad, drag-and-drop support and plug-in / channel search function, the it feels like having a state-of-the-art mixing console in your computer - and sounds like it, too.
Cubase has integrated surround sound features, with support for several formats. All audio-related channels (audio and instrument tracks as well as group channels) and busses can handle multi-channel speaker configurations. A channel in the MixConsole can either carry a complete surround mix or an individual speaker channel which is part of a surround setup.
Available for audio, instrument, FX channel tracks, groups, and output busses, Direct Routing means you can set and activate outputs for all selected channels at once, including the main output and up seven routing destinations.
VCA faders serve as remote controls for groups of linked channel faders in the MixConsole, making it easy to work with submixes, for example. Each VCA fader controls the volume, mute, solo, listen, monitor and record functions of every channel in the linked group.
The Link Group option on the MixConsole toolbar allows you to link channels and to edit links and the linking configuration.
The new MixConsole Snapshots facility will fundamentally change and improve the way you mix. It is an incredibly versatile tool that allows you to create alternative mixes for your project and compare the results within seconds. Each mix can be conveniently saved in a tab, directly in the MixConsole, meaning it can be instantly recalled at any time. Notes can be added to each Snapshot and you can recall only the EQ settings or even just the settings of an individual track.
Stereo Combined Panner
The stereo combined panner links the left and right pan controls, maintaining the relative distance between them if pan settings are changed.
Next-generation audio engine
The award-winning Cubase audio engine features crystal-clear, 64-bit floating-point resolution at a 192 kHz sample rate, delivering pristine sound quality that is the hallmark of the Cubase music production experience. It also includes true surround capability, with each track and channel offering up to six discreet channels for 5.1 surround mixes.
Workspaces allows you to organize windows and specific dialogs for your frequently-used workflows. Multiple workspaces can be defined, each saving the size, position, and layout or settings of important windows and dialogs, such as the Project window, MixConsole, or Transport panel. It allows you to quickly switch between different working modes via the Workspaces menu or key commands.
You can export Cubase tracks (audio, FX, group, instrument, MIDI, and video) as track archives for import into other Cubase projects, including all the information associated with the tracks.
Project Logical Editor
The Project Logical Editor allows you to combine filter conditions with actions to create complex procedures. It could be used for special track type operations on tracks that are identically named, to delete all muted MIDI parts, to toggle the open state of all folder tracks in a project or for many other things.
The Project Browser window provides a list-based representation of the project. It allows you to view and edit all events on all tracks by using straightforward value editing in a list.
Softube Console 1 support
The Softube Console 1 hardware controller is deeply integrated into Cubase. You can select tracks and control various track parameters like volume, pan or sends through this elegant and intuitive controller.
WaveLab file exchange
This facility allows you to open an audio file in WaveLab directly from within a Cubase project and use WaveLab's restoration, editing, analysis and mastering tools to polish your audio material - even during the mixing process.
Channel Batch Export
Activate this option if you want to mix down several channels simultaneously. An individual file is created for each channel. If you activate a channel type in the list, all channels of this type are selected.
Track visibility management
Track Visibility shows a list of all tracks of your project. It allows you to show and hide individual tracks and to determine the position of certain channels in the lower zone MixConsole.
When working with many music files, the most important thing is to find the content that you need quickly and easily. The MediaBay helps you to find and organize your content. After scanning your folders, all media files of the supported formats that have been found are listed in the Results section.
Every time you record on an audio track, a file is created on your hard disk. A reference to this file (a clip) is added to the Pool. The Pool displays folders and their contents in a similar way to the File Explorer/Mac OS Finder, allowing you to intuitively perform operations that affect files on disk and that only affect clips.
Audio, instrument, MIDI, chord, marker, and video tracks can be imported directly from other Nuendo or Cubase projects. You can import audio, instrument, and MIDI tracks either as new tracks or as new Track Versions of existing tracks.
VST System Link
VST System Link is a network system for digital audio that allows you to have several computers working together in one large system. Unlike conventional networks, it does not require Ethernet cards, hubs, or CAT-5 cables. Instead it uses the kind of digital audio hardware and cables that you are likely to already have in your studio.
Low latency is crucial for any performance, whether monitoring recording or sending a cue mix to performers. Latency Monitor is a feature which provides greatly enhanced control, by making both the individual latency of each plug-in and the total amount of latency visible.
Each channel in the MixConsole window has its own Notepad, which allows you to enter notes and comments about each channel.
System resources can be conserved by disabling audio, instrument, MIDI, and sampler tracks that you do not want to play back or process at any chosen time. Disabling a track zeroes its output volume and shuts down all disk activity and processing for it.
Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) is a platform-independent file format intended for the transfer of digital media between different applications. Cubase can import and export AAF files (file extension .aaf), allowing you to use Cubase in conjunction with other audio and video applications.
Identification of tracks is made very easy by the ability to add pictures to each one. Track pictures are available for audio, instrument, MIDI, FX channel and group channel tracks.
MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) is officially supported in Cubase 10. The most common MPE controllers are automatically detected and set up, with convenient assignment to any kind of instrument parameter. A library of exclusively designed MPE-ready presets for Retrologue and Padshop are included.
ReWire is a special protocol for streaming audio between two computer applications, developed by Propellerhead Software and Steinberg.
The Quick Controls section is where your most important parameters are gathered in one place, saving you from having to click through the various windows and sections relating to your track.
Open Media Framework Interchange (OMFI) is a platform-independent file format intended for the transfer of digital media between different applications. Cubase can import and export OMF files (file extension .omf), allowing you to use Cubase in conjunction with other audio and video applications.
Hitpoints mark musically relevant positions in audio files. Cubase can detect these positions and create hitpoints automatically by analyzing onsets and melodic changes within the audio.
The Audio Alignment tool allows you to automatically match the timing of audio events that you want to play back simultaneously. For example, you can match the timing of a vocal take or an alternative take to the production sound, or solve phasing problems when using different microphones on the same take. It also allows you to match the timing of different instrument or vocal tracks.
Audio parts are containers for audio events. If you want to treat several audio events as one unit in the Project window, you can convert them to a part.
Track Edit Groups is a simple and efficient, time-saving tool which ties together tracks that belong together. When recording a guitar, for example, it is common to record audio on different tracks from different amps, microphone types or distances. Track Edit Groups allows these tracks to all be edited at once.
The In-Place Editor allows you to edit MIDI notes and controllers directly in the Project window, for quick and efficient editing in context with other tracks. Expanding the MIDI track shows a miniature Key Editor and, when you select a MIDI note, the info lines in the Project window and Key Editor show the same information about the note. You can perform the same editing here as in the Key Editor.
Render in-place allows you to easily bounce MIDI and audio parts, defining exactly what to include and, for example, render track effects in the newly created events. When you activate it, the command and a new audio track is created with all effects settings copied over from the original source track, plus the rendered audio, including intact event boundaries.
The Score Editor is a professional notation environment with full support for virtually every symbol, display and editing option. These include support for lyrics and comments, as well as drum notes, guitar tablature and lead sheets. You can simply select the tools needed to create fully professional score layouts for soloists, orchestras, choirs and other performers. The Score Editor includes more than 100 professional notation symbols and supports the import and export of Music XML files.
The Key Editor is a very powerful yet transparent tool that opens up virtually limitless possibilities for songwriters and composers. This is where melodies, chords, arrangements and performances take shape and where ideas are sketched out, developed and taken to their full potential. Based on more than three decades of experience, the Key Editor comes with an ultra-intuitive user interface and extremely accurate tools.
The Drum Editor is a formidable tool for constructing and reworking beats, rhythms and grooves, with a plethora of features to help you come up with the perfect rhythm for your song or production.
The Logical Editor is a powerful tool for complex MIDI data editing. It allows you to combine filter conditions with actions to create complex procedures on an event.
Different MIDI drum instruments often use different key assignments, which can be troublesome if you have created a drum pattern using one MIDI device and then want to play it on another. Cubase drum maps help you to solve this problem and to simplify several other aspects of MIDI drum kits, such as using drum sounds from different instruments in the same drum kit.
The List Editor is an advanced MIDI editing tool that gives fast access to every single aspect of a MIDI note, which can be a huge timesaver in complex projects.
Automation Virgin Territories
This facility allows you to add extra, empty automation lanes. When you add automation data to them, it is only applied where it is needed, with no initial value or post-application data. This means you can try out different automation settings in other parts of a project without affecting the original automation lane.
Note Expression provides a very intuitive and accurate way of controller editing. As an alternative to working with controller lanes in the Key Editor, controller data can be viewed and edited directly on the associated MIDI note events in the event display. A note and its associated controller data are treated as a unit so, when you quantize, move, copy, duplicate, or delete notes, all of the associated controller information follows.
Expression Maps allows you to audition a composition, including musical articulations. Within these maps you can specify the sound mapping and characteristics for all your musical expressions.
Global Transpose Track
The transpose track allows you to transpose either the entire project or any sections of it, a function which is very useful if, for example, you want to create harmonic variations.
The Time Warp tool allows you to move the musical positions of events or parts to specific time positions. You can adjust the positions of musical time-based material, or you can match material with a musical time base to that with a linear time base.
The arranger functions in Cubase let you work in a non-linear fashion. Using an arranger track allows you to specify how and when specific sections are played back, even in live performances, meaning you do not need to move, copy, and paste events in the Project window.
Chord Assistant Proximity Mode
The Chord Assistant’s proximity mode uses a set of harmonic rules to offer suggestions that match the original chord. The tonal center is highlighted by the original chord at the bottom center of the Chord Assistant window and the farther away a chord suggestion is from it, the more complex the suggestion. The suggested chords are either triads or four-note chords.
Tempo Detection Panel
The Tempo Detection Panel allows you to analyze the tempo of audio events or MIDI parts.
The Tempo track helps you to create tempo changes within your project.
The Signature track gives you the opportunity to add and edit the time signature within your project.
The Click Pattern Editor allows you to compose custom metronome patterns with up to four different accent levels, and to assign several different patterns to the Signature Track, making it easy for the click to follow any time signature change. You can select one of the many pre-installed click sounds or load your own , ensuring the metronome is always helping you keep perfectly in time.
The flexible TrackVersions feature helps to significantly speed up workflow by allowing you to create, rename and manage parallel versions of the same audio, MIDI, instrument, chord, tempo and signature track (or tracks) and use them to compare takes or create alternative versions of your recordings, while keeping all track settings. It interfaces perfectly with existing track handling features like lanes.
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