Steinberg Cubase Pro 9 - Music Production Software (Boxed)

Steinberg Cubase Pro 9 - Music Production Software (Boxed)

Steinberg Cubase Pro 9 - Music Production Software (Boxed)

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Product Highlights

  • Unlimited Audio, MIDI, Instrument Tracks
  • 256 Physical Inputs and Outputs
  • 32-Bit/192 kHz 5.1 Surround Audio Engine
  • 8 VIs and Over 90 Audio and MIDI Effects
  • Lower Zone: Integrated Project Editors
  • Sampler Track with Caleidoscope Library
  • Key, Score, Drum, List, & Sample Editors
  • MixConsole and Integrated Control Room
  • VST Transit for Cloud Collaboration
  • Mac OS X, Windows
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Steinberg 46320 overview

  • 1Description

Designed for professional producers, composers, and mix engineers, Cubase Pro 9 from Steinberg provides cutting-edge technology, highly efficient workflows, and virtually unlimited possibilities. This award-winning software utilizes a 32-bit audio engine compatible with resolutions up to 192 kHz and offers full 5.1 surround functionality, as well as full automatic delay compensation and flexible routing. The system includes unlimited audio, instrument, and MIDI tracks and can accommodate up to 256 physical inputs and outputs. The integrated MixConsole offers a high-end channel strip complete with EQ and dynamics, VCA faders, loudness meters, and wave meters.

The addition of the Lower Zone integrates all of the editors and MixConsole into the project window for streamlined editing and quick mixing, while the Sampler Track can turn any imported or recorded audio file into a playable instrument with full filter, pitch, and envelope controls for the ultimate in sound design potential. Intelligent compositional tools like Chord Track, Chord Pads, and the advanced Chord Assistant allow for creative and playful composing of harmonic progressions and advanced voicings.

Cubase Pro 9 ships with a suite of 8 high-quality instruments, plus a plethora of over 90 high-quality audio and MIDI VST effects including a complete redesign of Maximizer and AutoPan, as well as a graphic overhaul of the Brickwall Limiter, Compressor, Expander, Gate, and Envelope Shaper. The Audio-Ins option now affords you the ability to route audio into any VST3 instrument plug-in via a side-chain input.

For production workflows being shared between musicians or band members, VST Connect SE and VST Transit reach into the cloud to provide a DAW-centric approach to web-based musical collaboration. Upload audio and MIDI tracks to cloud storage, continue working from another location and synchronize the changes back to the cloud. Or collaborate on shared projects with friends and band members.

What's New in Version 9
  • Lower Zone: Access all areas in the fastest and most convenient way with the Lower Zone, which provides a neat and tidy overview. Your tools and editors are now just a mouse click away, allowing for enhanced workflow regardless whether you’re working mobile on a laptop or in a multi-screen studio environment.
  • Sampler Track: Use any piece of audio to create a Sampler Track, play the sample chromatically, adjust pitch envelopes, and manipulate it with its on-board filters and controls. Sampler Track ships with Caleidoscope, a dedicated sample library with hundreds of samples and presets to get you started right away.
  • Frequency EQ: Frequency offers you eight bands, M/S support and Linear Phase mode for each band, Auto Listen to listen in on the adjustments you just made, Spectrum Display and even a musical keyboard to help you find the right tone. Frequency has all you need from basic tracking, mixing to advanced final polishing.
  • MixConsole History: Tracks all changes made in the MixConsole and easily choose several stages of your mixing process just by selecting them from a list.
  • VST Connect SE 4: Cloud collaboration for remote recording, sharing projects with other users around the world, and exchanging ideas with other users who share the same passion.
  • Maximizer: A complete redesign of this classic plug-in with a modern contemporary sound. A classic mode is also included for the original sound. Both offer transparent, clear, and brilliant results.
  • Stability and Reliability Enhancements
    •   New Plug-in Sentinel scans all your plug-ins at start up to check which are valid and which might harm your system’s stability.
    •   Running in 64-bit only makes sure that you benefit from the most modern technology available.
    •   Plug ‘n’ play support for USB devices on Windows.
  • Audio Ins: Send audio to VST3 instrument plug-ins supporting side-chaining for increased creativity and sound design potential.
  • Production Groove: Adds over 400 drum loops and presets to Groove Agent to cover all contemporary styles of music.
  • Multiple Marker Tracks: Cubase 9 allows you to use up to ten marker tracks, providing the power to structure your projects in a much more flexible way.
  • Auto Pan: Expanded functionality with various shapes, sync modes, and panorama settings.
  • Plug-In Graphic Overhaul: Brickwall Limiter, Compressor, Expander, Gate, Envelope Shaper, and VST MultiPanner (formerly SurroundPanner V5) also have been graphically overhauled for a similar look and feel and streamlined workflow. The improved interface and detailed representation of the parameters will help you to get the most out of your state-of-the-art effects processors.
  • Link Project and Lower Zone Editor: Link the timeline and the cursor position in the Lower Zone to ensure the same visual reference of position when editing and jumping between the zones.
  • Score Editor with Rhythmic Notation: Allows you to transform regular score notation to be displayed in a
    condensed, rhythmical notation version.
  • Enhanced Note Input for the Score Editor: Improved for faster and easier input from the "Computer Keyboard Input".
  • Note Display of Sharps and Flats in MIDI Editors: Cubase 9 now displays note names with correct sharps and flats when using the Chord Track.
Top 10 Key Features
  • Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine with up to 192 kHz, 5.1 surround, flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation.
  • Unlimited audio, instrument and MIDI tracks and up to 256 physical inputs and outputs.
  • MixConsole for pro mixing desk experience and integrated 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.
  • VariAudio for MIDI-style note editing of monophonic audio tracks, automatic voicing harmonization and auto-tuning effects.
  • Intelligent compositional tools like Chord Track, Chord Pads and the advanced Chord Assistant for creative and playful composing of harmonic progressions and advanced voicings.
  • Comprehensive set of 8 outstanding instruments with over 3,400 sounds, including HALion Sonic SE 2, Groove Agent SE 4, Padshop, Retrologue 2 and LoopMash 2.
  • 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.
  • Powerful MIDI Editors
    • Key Editor: At the heart of MIDI sequencing in Cubase is the Key Editor, the place where melodies, chords, arrangements and performances take shape and where ideas are sketched out, developed and taken to their full potential.
    • Drum Editor: The 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.
    • Score Editor: 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.
    • List Editor: An 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: Ultra-intuitive way of working with instrument articulations, dynamics and multiple controller values.
    • Note Expression
    • Expression Maps
    • VST Dynamics
  • Sampler Track: Use any piece of audio to create a Sampler Track, play the sample chromatically, manipulate it with its on-board filters and controls, experiment and enjoy the sonic extravaganza only the Sampler Track can give you. Comes with Caleidoscope, a dedicated sample library with hundreds of samples and presets to get you started right away.
  • Intelligent Compositional Tools
    • Chord Track: Cubase features a global Chord Track to facilitate working with chords in a project context and enables transform and harmonize functions throughout the application.
    • Chord Assistant: Helps you to generate everything from simple pop to complex jazz chord sequences that just sound great.
    • Chord Pads: Jam with chords and patterns in real time and remote control multiple parameters to change chords on the fly.
  • 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.
  • Re-record Mode: simply hit the record button again and the recording will start from the original position preserving the original pre-count and metronome settings.
  • Control Room: A recording and monitoring environment seamlessly integrating performer mixes and monitoring setups into your recording and mixing workflow. 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


Audio Editing
  • Sample Editor
    • 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.
    • Transient Detection: State-of-the-art transient detection with the ability to detect single hits, rolls and ghost notes faster and more accurate than ever before. Hitpoints are automatically calculated in the background as soon as audio material is recorded or imported into the arrangement window.
    • Tempo Detection: The tempo algorithm 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.
    • Drum Replacement: 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.
  • Multi-Track Editing
    • Track Edit Groups: 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.
    • Warp Quantizing: 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.
  • Take Comping: Lane Track for each take allows you to swipe across the best pars to create the perfect take.
  • Track Versions: Create, rename and manage parallel versions of the same track or tracks and use them to compare takes or create alternative versions of your recordings while keeping all track settings.
  • WaveLab Exchange: Open WaveLab directly from within Cubase and use WaveLab’s powerful restoration, editing, analysis and mastering functions to polish your audio material even during the mixing process. After editing and processing the audio file, the file can be updated automatically in Cubase by just a single mouse click.
  • Render In-Place: Allows you to bounce MIDI and audio parts easily. You can define exactly on what to include and render-in track FX in the newly created events.
Professional Mixing
  • MixConsole
    • 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
    • VCA faders for complex mixing and automation workflows
    • Control Link groups and Quick Link system for channel parameters
    • Customizable track icons and track notepad
    • Drag-and-drop support throughout the mixer
    • Direct routing with one click
    • Dynamic inserts and sends provide streamlined overview
    • A/B comparison and global bypass of all audio effects
    • Wave Meters: upcoming audio events are displayed with the respective waveforms
    • 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.
    • MixConsole History: Tracks all changes made in the MixConsole and choose any of the several stages of your mixing process just by selecting them from a list
  • High-End Channel Strip for Every Channel
    • 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
    • High-end channel strip for every channel modules
    • Includes over 300 presets by US producer Allen Morgan
    • DeEsser
  • Workflow Enhancements
    • Track Visibility Management: Expedites working with huge projects by dynamically displaying only the tracks you actually want to see.
    • Import Tracks from Projects: Import the entire track with all its settings and content, either as new tracks or replacing existing tracks with the same name.
    • Remote Control: Visually customize the parameter layout of individual effects and instruments on your control surface. Quick Controls you get a set of eight user-definable real-time controllers that can be assigned to any parameter on the current track.
  • Surround Mixing: Extensive surround capabilities at your command.
  • Full Automation: Dedicated automation panel for quick access to all automation functions. Smart scaling tools offer a highly intuitive user experience when working with automation data, including simultaneous editing of several events and a dramatically streamlined look-and-feel.
  • Total Export: 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. Channel Batch Export feature allows the export of a multiple selection of mixer channels to audio files.
  • VST Transit
    • Cubase's cloud distribution service that allows you to upload audio and MIDI tracks to the cloud, continue working from another location, and synchronize the changes back to the cloud.
    • Collaborate on shared projects with friends and band members. VST Transit comes with up to 750MB free storage space and 1.5GB free traffic per month.
    • Optional VST Transit Premium Accounts and Traffic upgrades are available for all users with more demanding needs of traffic and storage.
  • VST Connect SE: The SE version of Steinberg’s remote recording solution is a fast and easy way to collaborate with musicians around the world. Video chat, live talkback and support for lossless audio quality make online collaboration with other Cubase users quick and creative.
  • Cubase delivers a rich palette of virtual instruments and each of them comes ready to play with hundreds of fantastic preset sounds amounting to over 3,400 sounds right out of the box.
    • Retrologue 2: Virtual analog synth for fat and funky lead & bass sounds.
    • Padshop: Granular synth for spacious spheres and evolving textures.
    • HALion Sonic SE 2: Offers more than 1,300 production-ready sounds based on the acclaimed HALion technology.
    • Groove Agent SE 4: Powerful drum sampler; now with Acoustic Agent for ultra-realistic acoustic drum sounds.
    • LoopMash 2: First-of-its-kind interactive loop synthesizer.
    • Prologue: Polyphonic subtractive synthesizer with great sounding multi-mode variable resonance filters, powerful modulation capabilities and cranking onboard effects.
    • Spector: Based on two extremely colorful and versatile spectrum filters and can utilize up to six oscillators per voice with two different waveforms each.
    • Mystic: Uses a combination of physical modeling and comb filtering to generate unique and colorful sounds and is based on three parallel comb filters with feedback.


  • Cubase comes with an impressive arsenal of high-quality VST effect processors, including EQ, Dynamics, Modulation, Reverb, Filters, Distortion and special effects. Together with the also included “Legacy Set” of original Cubase SX effects, Cubase Pro 9 offers a total of 74 real-time audio effects right out of the box, making it Steinberg’s most complete plug-in set ever with thousands of great-sounding presets included.
    • Equalizer
      • Frequency EQ
      • Standard Channel EQ
      • Voxengo CurveEQ
      • StudioEQ
      • GEQ30
      • GEQ10
      • DJ-EQ
    • Dynamic
      • MultibandCompressor
      • Limiter
      • Maximizer
      • Multiband Expander
      • Multiband Envelope Shaper
      • Tube Compressor
      • VintageCompressor
      • Compressor, VSTDynamics, DeEsser, Brickwall Limiter, Gate, MIDI Gate, Expander, Envelope Shaper, and Chopper
    • Reverb & Delay
      • REVerence
      • REVelation
      • Roomworks
      • Roomworks SE
      • StereoDElay
      • PingPongDelay
      • MonoDelay
    • Distortion
      • VST Amp Rack
      • VST Bass Amp
      • Quadrafuzz 2
      • AmpSimulator
      • SoftClipper
      • Bitcrusher
      • Distortion
      • DaTube and Grungelizer
    • Filter, Pitch, & Spatial
      • MorphFilter
      • Pitch Correct
      • ToneBooster
      • Step Filter
      • Magento 2
      • Octaver
      • StereoEnhancer
      • WahWah, Dual Filter, and MonoToStereo
    • Modulation
      • StudioChorus
      • Cloner
      • Rotary
      • Loop Mash FX
      • AutoPan
      • Flanger
      • Phaser
      • Vibrato, Tremolo, Tranceformer, Chorus, RingModulator, ModMachine, Metalizer
    • Mastering & Tools
      • SMPTE Generator
      • UV22 HR
      • Tuner
      • Mixer Delay
      • Test Generator
      • Multiscope
      • Surround Panner
      • Mix6to2 and MixConvert
In the Box
Steinberg Cubase Pro 9 - Music Production Software (Boxed)
  • Essential Program License Information (EPLI) with Download Access Code (DAC)
  • Steinberg USB-eLicenser
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    Steinberg 46320 specs

    Mac System Requirements OS X 10.11 / macOS Sierra
    64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor (Intel i5 or faster recommended)
    4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
    18 GB free HD space
    1366 x 768 display resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
    USB port for USB-eLicenser (license management)
    OS-compatible audio hardware
    Internet connection required for activation, account setup, access to manual and personal/product registration
    Additional downloads may be required for the installation
    Windows System Requirements 64-bit Windows 7 / 8.x / 10
    64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor (Intel i5 or faster recommended)
    4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
    18 GB free HD space
    1366 x 768 display resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
    Graphics card with DirectX 10 and WDDM 1.1 support (Windows only)
    USB port for USB-eLicenser (license management)
    OS-compatible audio hardware
    Internet connection required for activation, account setup, access to manual and personal/product registration
    Additional downloads may be required for the installation
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.4 x 5.6 x 0.6"

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