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Cubase 7.5 from Steinberg is the latest incarnation of the fully featured audio and MIDI recording/editing digital audio workstation that's widely popular with all types of creators. The entire mixing console has been overhauled with an updated GUI and features a full-screen mode, total scalability, and quick in-place access to the parameters most relevant to the task. And for quick composition, a Chord track sits alongside the innovative Chord Assistance feature.

For the songwriter the software offers a full complement of creative tools that are both easy to use and musical, including automatic voicing harmonization and thousands of instrument sounds and loops that help to bring ideas to life. For bands recording themselves, the integrated mixing desk combines flexibility with channel strip modules for pro-console sound, while the Control Room section can provide each member with an individual cue mix.

The software is also well tailored to professionals working in the music, film and game industry. For working on Hollywood blockbusters or popular TV series, Cubase features a separate video track, a scalable video window, and a score editor featuring over one hundred notation symbols. And utilizing the company's VST Expression technology, it's easy to create natural sounding orchestral scores with full expression control on the single-note level.

For electronic music producers, a large arsenal of synthesizers and creative effects allows for experimental sound design by using both analog and next-generation granular synthesizers over intuitive beat creation. For vocal recordings, Cubase includes a complete toolset for correction and enhancement. It is just a matter of seconds to adjust the pitch and timing of monophonic audio signals or to harmonize lead vocals for creating choral arrangements.

For creating hip hop, rap or techno music, the software includes an MPC-style drum sampler and an intuitive step sequencer along with beat mangling tools. And for the guitarist, VST Amp Rack delivers rock-solid tones for any guitar tracks while offering multiple amps, classic stomp box effects, speaker cabinets and microphone models. The plug-in also includes signature presets crafted by world-class guitarists.

Note! Valid US address - North America - required upon product registration with Steinberg.

This item is eligible for a free upgrade to Cubase 8.

What's New in Cubase 7

  • MixConsole excels in terms of usability, look and feel with flexible channel layout, 12 dB boost, dedicated processing power per channel, and comprehensive online and offline automation tools
  • A/B comparison and global bypass for all audio effects, a plug-in search function, as well as drag-and-drop support throughout
  • Dynamic sends and inserts provide a streamlined overview
  • Professional Meter Bridge lets you keep track of your signals
  • Full-screen mode and total scalability - perfect for notebook screens and large-scale displays
  • View Sets allow for defining which combination EQ, dynamics, sends are inserts are shown and for storing favorite setups
  • Channel Zones - specify which channels you want to use and where you want to see them
  • Quick Link System and Control Link Groups - temporarily or permanently link channels or only specific parameters
  • Customizable track icons and channel notepad
  • Redesigned Channel Settings window provides quick access to all channel parameters, including input metering, routing assignments, the new channel strip with EQ and dynamics modules, and essential aux as well as cue sends to create individual cue mixes
  • 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 audio in true EBU-compliant formats
  • MixConvert offers down-mixing and provides detailed control over LFE, center and surround levels
  • Select different output speaker arrangements and solo/mute specific channels for an individual down-mix, all fully integrated within Control Room
  • Hermode tuning technology changes the intonation of synthesized notes dynamically on the fly for compatibility with well-tempered scales, while retaining a high degree of purity for third and fifth intervals
  • Perfect when combining non-fixed-intonation instruments, like brass and woodwind, and fixed-intonation instruments, such as guitars and piano, making entire orchestral arrangements sound immediately clearer
  • New drum samples and patterns in thirty new drum kits for Groove Agent ONE
  • Thousands of MIDI construction loops taken directly from Sequel provide the building blocks to create songs with only a few steps
  • Each loop automatically loads the corresponding sounds from HALion Sonic SE, ranging from orchestral motives to rock riffs, to just plain strange
  • MemZap allows you to store the exact position and zoom factors of your project for recall and to hop between them whenever you like
  • Bulletproof ASIO-Guard technology for intelligent dropout-prevention algorithms
  • Over four hours of online video tutorials in HD quality
  • Quick Start tutorials show the basics in over two hours of video footage while the New Features tutorials show new features in detail
  • Subtitles are available in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese
  • Steinberg Hub provides tons of helpful information and alongside the enhanced Project Assistant, you now find a list of regularly updated video tutorials and RSS feeds to keep you informed about Cubase updates, support news, or product releases
  • Entire user interface available in Portuguese
Compose

Key Editor
  • At the heart of MIDI sequencing is the Key Editor, a powerful yet transparent tool which offers functional wealth that opens up virtually limitless possibilities for songwriters and composers
  • Entering, cutting, moving and transposing individual notes or whole chords, editing any of the hundreds of MIDI parameters available or reworking even the most subtle nuances of a MIDI performance are just some of the tasks for which the Key Editor has been developed and refined
  • The Inspector provides smooth and intuitive access to the most important MIDI tools and functions, including Expression Maps, Note Expression, Quantize, Transpose, Length and many more in one central spot
  • Note Expression integration allows for assigning, creating and editing multiple controller values directly on the single note level in the Key Editor
  • With the In-place Editing function, users can also process MIDI parts directly in the Project window in context with other tracks

Score Editor
  • Completely integrated, full notation environment for viewing the music in the form of scores, with full support for just about all symbol, display and editing options that this entails
  • Support for lyrics and remarks as well as drum notes, guitar tablature and lead sheets
  • Includes hundreds of professional notation symbols - simply select the tools needed to create fully professional score layouts for others including soloists, orchestras and choirs
  • Exchanging scores with other notation packages is only a matter of seconds with full Music XML Import / Export support

Drum Editor
  • Highly intuitive environment for constructing and reworking beats, rhythms and grooves
  • Multiple features let you come up with the perfect rhythm for your song or production

List Editor
  • The List Editor is a powerful 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
  • Expression Maps have been engineered to offer new levels of speed and intuitiveness when working with large sample libraries by introducing dynamic support for articulations and expressive notation that is automatically interpreted by a VST instrument
  • Based on three core technologies - Note Expression, Expression Maps and VST Dynamics
  • Create and edit multiple controller values in a single graphical interface, directly on the note they belong to

Chord Track
  • Facilitates 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 way
  • Easily work with chords within the Project window
  • Cubase detects the harmony structure of your song
  • Enter chords directly within the Key Editor
  • Paint in chords directly as MIDI notes in the Key Editor
  • Integrates with Chorder plug-in, HALion Sonic and HALion Sonic SE

Chord Assistant
  • Helps generate everything from simple pop to complex jazz chord sequences
  • Specify both the first and final chords and the Chord Assistant lists chord suggestions from which you can choose a harmonic chord progression
  • Ideal for bridging chords but can also continue progressions
Record

Next Generation Audio Engine
  • Delivers a crystal-clear 32-bit floating-point resolution and 192kHz sample rate, with a pristine sound quality
  • Includes true surround capability throughout, with each track and channel offering up to six discreet channels, ready for 5.1 surround and powered by Virtual Studio Technology

Convenience
  • Retrospective Record means that no take ever gets lost because record mode wasn't engaged in time
  • VST plug-in can be recorded with the signal, or simply used for monitoring while the untouched, signal is recorded in Cubase
  • The 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
  • The VST Connections window allows the user to not only setup custom I/O setups and customize port names but also switch between different I/O setups on the fly
  • Additional functions have been engineered to accelerate recording workflows, including the Arm/Disarm All Audio Tracks function, the Lock Record mode, and the Remaining Record Time display

Control Room
  • Dispensing with the need for hardware mixing consoles, the Control Room represents a paradigm shift for software in integrating real-world studio setups, and firmly puts the software at the heart of any recording environment
  • Custom busses and setups for up to four studio mixes for performers, full talkback and metronome integration, custom monitor setups, and management of audio sources feeding from tape, CD,or DVD
  • In conjunction with Steinberg's MR816 CSX/X Advanced Integration DSP Studio FireWire interfaces, the Control Room offers latency-free recording completely integrated into the Cubase mixer and Control Room panels, with no need to use an additional mixing application
Edit

Sample Editor
  • Allows almost limitless creative freedom while editing audio
  • A full editing toolset offers a huge range of functions that cover common editing tasks right down to the sample level
  • The loop functions include state-of-the-art transient and tempo detection, as well as audio quantization functions to perfect the timing, feel and flavor of live-recorded drum tracks

Intelligent Transient Detection
  • Accurate transient detection function based on a state-of-the-art algorithm
  • Finding all drum hits is easy with the intuitive preview feature and two specialized filters
  • Detect single hits, rolls and ghost notes faster and more accurately

Advanced Tempo Detection
  • Features a reliable tempo detection algorithm, which accurately determines the tempo of any rhythmic audio material
  • The resulting tempo map can be used to keep the dynamic feeling of natural tempo variations or to remove unwanted tempo changes quickly

Straightforward Drum Replacement
  • With the Hitpoint-to-MIDI function, it is very easy to replace, or double 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 only a matter of choosing which sampler or synthesizer to use

Warp Quantizing
  • Warp-quantize multiple audio tracks at once using the Quantize panel
  • By creating warp markers straight from hit points, both single audio loops as well as the entire arrangement can be non-destructively quantized with a single mouse click, just like MIDI parts
  • Because the audio events are warped instead of sliced, they automatically follow any tempo or pitch changes of your project while remaining uncluttered for easy arrangements

Ultra-Fast Take Comping
  • Build the perfect take - when recording several takes, Cubase instantly creates a Lane Track for each take
  • From here, simply swipe across the best parts and Cubase automatically creates a master take that contains all the selected parts
  • Comp tool offers click-and-drag features for immediate results

VariAudio 2.0
  • Offers completely integrated vocal editing and pitch alteration of individual notes in monophonic vocal recordings and can solve intonation and timing problems with only a few mouse clicks
  • Editing vocal lines in the Sample Editor is just as seamlessly and quick as if editing MIDI notes in the Key Editor
  • Provides complete control over the melody and intonation
  • Automatically corrects the intonation of vocal lines by quantizing the pitch and micro-pitch of an entire part
  • All detected notes and segments can be converted to MIDI notes, including the micro-pitch envelope which translates to pitch bend MIDI data
  • Seamless integration with Note Expression
  • No noticeable artifacts preserve sonic fidelity
  • Full integration with the Chord Track ensures correct pitch to harmonies at all times

Multi-Track Editing
  • An intuitive toolset for multi-track audio editing and phase-stable quantization
  • Allows the user 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
  • Smart multi-track editing with Track Edit Groups that tie together what belongs together
  • When recording a guitar 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
Mix

MixConsole
  • 32-bit floating-point mixing engine with 128 physical I/O, 8 inserts per Channel, 64 FX sends, 256 groups/busses and unlimited routing between audio channels, busses, groups and FX returns
  • 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 Strip
  • High- and low-pass filters plus 4-band StudioEQ with spectrum analyzer, noise gate and three compressors
  • Enveloper Shaper fully controls attack and release
  • Tape and tube saturation
  • Brickwall Limiter and Loudness Maximizer modules
  • Includes over 300 presets

Workflows
  • Dynamic inserts and sends provide streamlined overview
  • A/B comparison and global bypass of all audio effects
  • Plug-in and 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 and through the computer keyboard

Remote Control
  • Remote Control Editor lets you visually customize the parameter layout of individual effects and instruments on a control surface
  • 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
  • Just select a hardware knob or button and chose which parameter to control
  • Quick Controls provides a set of eight user-definable real-time controllers that can be assigned to any parameter on the current track
  • Can be fully controlled via the Nuage controller hardware

Surround Mixing
  • Fully surround-capable architecture
  • All included VST 3 plug-ins are fully surround-ready, adapting their I/O configuration as required for mono, stereo or surround
  • Complete multi-channel audio signal path from input to output
  • Ability to export to the MP3 surround format for convenient delivery and distribution

Full Automation
  • Dedicated automation panel for quick access to all automation functions
  • Enhanced transparency and flexibility provides the capability to set up a complete automation within minutes
  • Smart scaling tools offer intuitive use when working with automation data, including simultaneous editing of several events

Collaborate and Distribute
  • VST Connect SE lcan connect directly to other Cubase 7 users for remote collaboration and producing
  • Upload sounds and mixes directly to SoundCloud
  • Connect ReWire client applications in a 64-bit as well as a 32-bit environment under Windows and Mac OS X

Sidechain Input
  • Available on most VST 3 plug-ins included with Cubase
  • "Free routing" architecture allows virtually any signal in the VST mixer to be used as a sidechain input signal
  • Sidechain is a crucial function for audio-controlled effects such as ducking, but can be used creatively in many ways (for example controlling the LFO in modulation effects)

Total Export
  • Supports almost all standard formats, including AIFF, Sound Designer II, Wave, Wave 64, Broadcast Wave, MP3 and MP3 surround and Windows Media Audio Pro
  • 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
  • Open GL accelerated QuickTime video engine with full HD support, scalable performance and the ability to play out videos via FireWire
Instruments and Effects

VST Effects
  • Collection of quality VST effect processors, including EQ, dynamic, modulation, reverb, filter, distortion and special effects
  • Total of sixty-six real-time audio effects including the "Legacy Set" of original Cubase SX effects
  • Channel strip modules include compressors, analog tape saturation and brickwall limiter
  • REVerence multi-channel convolution reverb processor
  • Voxengo CurveEQ, a 64-band spline EQ with linear and minimum-phase modes and spectrum analyzer that allows displaying, saving and loading static spectrum plots for comparison and matching purposes - exactly transfer the sound of any audio track to another
  • VST Amp Rack infuses guitar tracks with drive, punch and clarity
  • PitchCorrect for automatic intonation control of monophonic audio sources

VST Instruments
  • Retrologue - virtual analog synthesizer for fat and funky lead and bass sounds
  • Padshop - granular synthesizer 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 - offers a unique and innovative way of working with loops and beats to create new rhythms and grooves, seamlessly blending variations of both the included loops and any loop from the user's library

MIDI Plug-Ins
  • Eighteen VST MIDI plug-ins, including the drum step sequencer, the Beat Designer, a powerful arpeggiator, a MIDI pattern sequencer and a MIDI chord processor
System Requirements Mac
Intel Dual Core processor
OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9 (native 32-bit and 64-bit Cubase version included)
2 GB RAM
1280 x 800 display resolution recommended
Core Audio compatible audio hardware
8 GB free HD space
DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
USB port for USB-eLicenser (license management)
Internet connection for license activation

PC
Intel or AMD Dual Core processor
Windows 7, Windows 8.x (native 32-bit and 64-bit Cubase version included)
2 GB RAM
1280 x 800 display resolution recommended
Windows compatible audio hardware (ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low-latency performance)
8 GB free HD space
DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
USB port for USB-eLicenser (license management)
Internet connection for license activation