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Cubasis 3 Now for Android

Steinberg has released its first mobile DAW app for Android: Cubasis 3 is the award-winning DAW for handheld devices, previously only available for the iOS platform. With Cubasis 3 now running on Android, Steinberg’s music production app is accessible to the majority of smartphone and tablet users.

Cubasis 3 offers great new features and enhancements for quick and easy results in recording and producing music. Group Tracks combines multiple tracks so that they can be processed and mixed as though they were a single track. The Cubasis mixer takes advantage of the display’s real estate, including useful zoom modes and an accurate level metering for every track. Users can add up to eight insert and eight send effects in Cubasis.

Many other feature additions and capabilities in Cubasis 3 include:

  • MIDI resolution dramatically improved with 960 pulses per quarter note
  • 75 new effects presets
  • Undo reinvented with History List
  • Redesigned instruments and effects
  • Updated audio, MIDI and automation editors
  • Improved MediaBay for creating folders, moving files and sharing music
  • Presets for scaling interface let Cubasis fit perfectly on any device
  • Plus many other great additions, new in Cubasis 3

Cubasis 3 is purchased as downloadable app through the App Store and Google Play. The price is US $49.99.

Steinberg Announced the Backbone Drum Re-Synthesizer

Steinberg announced its latest virtual instrument with a well-defined emphasis on creating unique kicks, snares, cinematic impacts, hi-hats and other percussive sounds.

Backbone is a VST, AU and AAX compatible plug-in that offers exclusive tools to design drum sounds from the ground up.

Users start off by layering up to eight samples and move on to modify individual tonal or noise elements or re-synthesize individual layers, only to leverage the other audio manipulation tools that are easily accessible through the clearly laid out user interface.

At the core of Backbone is the re-synthesis engine, where samples are transformed into a synthesized version within the spectral domain, allowing users to manipulate samples with the freedom of a synthesizer. And the additional customizable spectral filter provides maximum control for creating new sounds.

Audio decomposition is another extremely powerful tool featured in Backbone. It allows users to separate sounds into their tonal and noise elements and adjust each of these with re-synthesis and classic subtractive synthesis.

Key features:

  • Intuitively design drums with up to eight layers
  • Re-synthesise one-shots and loops
  • Directly export audio for clip-based music production
  • Backbone supports VST 3, AU and AAX

Backbone is available from local resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop. The suggested retail price for the download is US $149.99.

Steinberg Introduces Padshop 2

Steinberg introduced a new version of its granular synthesizer, Padshop. Padshop 2 is included in Cubase Pro 10.5, Cubase Artist 10.5 and Absolute 4, but it’s also available as standalone instrument through their online store.

As a plug-in, Padshop 2 is VST, AU and AAX compatible and runs virtually in all DAWs. This beautifully designed and unique-sounding granular/spectral synthesizer comes with more than 570 presets and 570 pre-produced samples, and allows you to import and redesign your own samples.

It may be important to note that the available update to Padshop 2 is incompatible with the Padshop included in Cubase. For all of you running Cubase Pro and Artist: Steinberg recommends updating to the Cubase 10.5 to use Padshop 2.

New features include:

  •  Second synth engine: Spectral Oscillator
  • More than 100 new presets and samples
  • New arpeggiator, filters and effects
  • New enhanced modulation section
  • Refreshed design

Steinberg Announced Release of Cubase 10.5

With the 30th anniversary of Cubase, Steinberg announced the release of Cubase 10.5. It is the latest version of the award-winning music production system that combines sophisticated audio/MIDI tools with pristine audio quality. There’s a lot to discover, with many new, powerful additions and an array of improvements to existing features.

Cubase 10.5 follows up the highly anticipated landmark release with many significant improvements, additional and inspiring tools and major workflow refinements. Whether you’re looking for creative inspiration or new ways to speed up your professional workflow, the new features in Cubase 10.5 specifically cater to your needs.

New Features include:

  •  Spectral Comparison EQ: Clean up your mix more accurately.
  •  Video Expert Render: Render videos as MP4 (H.264) with 16-bit stereo audio.
  • MultiTap Delay: Made for musicians with a range of inspiring creative options.
  •  Padshop 2: Even more creative tools and sonic inspiration.
  •  Colorized Mixer Channels: Instantly find the channels you are looking for.
  •  Import Tracks from Projects: Exchange data between projects or create new project templates, more easily.
  •  Combine Select Tools: Work faster with objects and ranges using one powerful tool.
  • Retrospective MIDI Record: Capture your MIDI input, even when you have not started recording.
  • The Score Editor: Powerful new features and improvements.
  • The Macro creation: Create Macros faster with new improved functionality.
  • LUFS Normalize: Choose to normalize by either dB Loudness Unit (EBU R128) or by setting dBFS Max.
  • Safe Start Mode: Initiate Cubase without any third-party plug-ins loaded.
  • Stereo Delay, De-Esser and Roomworks: New plug-ins for Cubase Elements.
  • Graphical Performance: Zooming and scrolling in large projects has been improved.
  • Workflow improvements: Many more significant workflow improvements are also included.

Steinberg Announces Olympus Choir Micro for HALion

Steinberg announced Olympus Choir Micro by Soundiron. As the name implies, it’s a small yet convenient instrument with basic male and female choral samples. And as if this weren’t enough good news – Olympus Choir Micro is now also included in Dorico 3 and Absolute 4.

This lightweight, user-friendly choir instrument is the perfect tool for composers who need a simple but effective choir in their mix, without any of the fuss or options of more complex instruments. Compatible with HALion 6, HALion Sonic 3, and the free HALion Sonic SE 3, Olympus Choir Micro includes basic male and female choral samples to suit any musical need.

Features include:

  • Full male and female choirs with three articulations
  • Two full-dynamic range vowels – Ah and Ooh
  • 20 powerful presets in different styles
  • Works with nearly every DAW (AU, VST, AAX)

System requirements:

  • Operating System (Windows): Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Operating System (Mac): macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave
  • Compatible with: HALion 6, HALion Sonic 3, HALion Sonic SE 3
  • Hard disk space for: 420 MB
  • Internet connection for: license activation, installer download, account sign up and product registration

Steinberg Released Dorico Pro 3 and Dorico Elements 3

Steinberg released the latest iterations of Dorico, their music notation software, Dorico Pro 3 and Dorico Elements 3. The Pro edition introduces unique features for automatically producing a condensed conductor’s score while both Pro and Elements editions offer support for tablature, guitar notation and many other new features, such as support for harp pedal changes, customized playback templates and new editors in Play mode.

Dorico helps you to write music notation, automatically producing printed results of exceptional quality – and plays it back with breathtaking realism. It is easy enough for anyone to learn, yet has hundreds of advanced notations, features, options, and sounds to satisfy even the most demanding professionals.

Proud Marketing Manager for Dorico, Daniel Spreadbury, said: “The release of Dorico 3 represents a significant milestone in the evolution of not only in Dorico but also of music notation software in general. Being able to produce a condensed conductor’s score at the click of a button will profoundly change the workflow of composers, arrangers, and editors who write for large ensembles, and together with the hundreds of other improvements throughout the application, Dorico 3 will save time for every musician.”

Dorico is available from local resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop. For users of Sibelius and Finale, Steinberg has a special Crossgrade offer. They will provide an educational discount for students and teachers.

Those who have activated Dorico 2 editions and earlier versions on or after August 8, 2019, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to the latest respective version.

Steinberg Vibrant for HALion is Now Available

Steinberg announced that Vibrant for HALion is now available in their online store. Vibrant is a collection of four legendary electric pianos that sound amazing. Created by e-instruments, Vibrant can be used with HALion in virtually every DAW supporting VTS, AU, or AAX.

Discover the ultimate suite of iconic electric pianos: Vibrant brings the warm, vintage, soulful sound of the Rhodes Stage Mark I, the Rhodes Suitcase, the Wurlitzer 200A and the Hohner Clavinet together in one authentic, accessible plug-in for HALion and HALion Sonic. Enjoy the authentic evocative sound of world-class electronic keyboards, all in one place.

Rhodes Stage Mark I – Based on a vintage 1976 model recorded through high-end pre-amps and A/D converters, Vibrant’s Stage interface delivers the nuances of this evocative classic sound effortlessly to your compositions.

Rhodes Suitcase – To recreate this extraordinary electric piano classic, Steinberg hunted high and low for a top-quality original, before painstakingly restoring it and faithfully capturing its nuanced sound.

Wurlitzer 200 A – Vibrant’s Wurli captures all the warmth, versatility and dynamic range of the original, offering limitless inspiration and variety from Vibraphone-like smoothness to ultra-aggressive, distorted sounds.

Hohner Clavinet – Steinberg meticulously tracked down a genuine 1974 model, lovingly restored it and recorded it via tube preamps to bring the energetic, dynamic tones of a musical legend into the 21st century.

Key features:

  • 4 beautifully sampled electric pianos
  • 40 sound presets for different genres
  • 12 GB compressed samples
  • Created by e-instruments
  • Works with HALion 6, HALion Sonic and free HALion Sonic SE 3

Steinberg Introduced SpectraLayers Pro 6

Steinberg introduced SpectraLayers Pro 6. This software allows you to edit audio the innovative way, letting you see and change audio in the spectral domain – in 2D and 3D!

Steinberg’s Marketing Manager Luis Dongo commented: “We are very excited to welcome SpectralLayers to our product portfolio. SpectralLayers nicely compliments the other Steinberg products and can be integrated into Cubase and Nuendo as an ARA extension. This allows users to delve deeper into their audio files and edit them in the spectral domain without ever having to leave their DAW. And it even works together with WaveLab and HALion. With SpectraLayers, we can now offer every single tool necessary to make the most out of any audio signal!”

SpectraLayers is a new approach to audio editing, with new concepts to transform the way you work. For the first time, you can edit spectral data, opening advanced sonic worlds, and use innovative enhancements to traditional techniques. Visualize audio in astonishing new ways, including 3D. Work with mixes like they were tracks. Integrate these abilities into your DAW and other tools. And all in a familiar interface that you didn’t realize you already knew.

New features:

  • ARA 2 support
  • Visible fade marks
  • Advanced selection engine
  • New Move tool
  • Redesigned user interface
  • External editor integration

The full retail version of SpectraLayers Pro 6 is available through the Steinberg Online Shop, together with various downloadable updates from previous versions.

Steinberg Cubase Turns 30!

Steinberg announced that Cubase, which was first introduced in 1989, is turning 30 this year. Cubase is all the more powerful with more streamlined tools than ever before.

Steinberg wants to celebrate this occasion with a special offer. From now until June 3, 2019, they are offering the full version of Cubase 10 for half price.

Cubase Pro 10 condenses almost three decades of Steinberg development into the most cutting-edge DAW anywhere. Used by star producers and musicians for composing, recording, mixing and editing music, Cubase Pro combines outstanding audio quality, intuitive handling and a collection of highly advanced audio and MIDI tools. Whether you record an orchestra, a huge live rock show, or a band in the studio, Cubase Pro is sublime in every sense of the word.

Cubase Artist 10 offers a range of proven editing and sequencing tools based on the same core technologies used and appreciated by musicians around the world. With an easy-to-use interface, unsurpassed performance and inspiring instruments and effects, Cubase Artist remains unmatched in its price range. The Cubase version is simply the perfect choice for talented newcomers and seasoned musicians.

Cubase Elements 10 is your personal music studio, incorporating professional workflows as used by countless professional artists around the globe. Using the same technology platform as its larger siblings in the Cubase family, Cubase Elements offers tools for intuitive song-writing, instruments to develop your musical ideas, and studio-grade effects.

Steinberg has a Special Upgrade Offer on Cubase Pro 9.5

Steinberg is offering a Special Upgrade Offer on Cubase Pro 9.5 and Cubase Artist 9.5. The offer started on August 1, 2018, and ends on August 31, 2018. The upgrade offer is exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop.

Upgrade to Cubase Pro 9.5 or Cubase Artist 9.5 and get 40% off!

From August 1 to August 31, you have the opportunity to upgrade your copy of Cubase to Cubase Pro 9.5 or Cubase Artist 9.5 – now at an exceptional price.

Cubase Pro 9.5 and Cubase Artist 9.5 not only offer new creative tools, streamlined workflows and stunning new plug-ins, the latest generation of Cubase also introduces loads of features, which you won’t want to miss in future music productions. Just pick the Cubase version that suits you best and experience the most complete DAW we’ve ever made!

To be eligible for price-reduced upgrades, you must own one of the following products: Cubase Artist 6/6.5/7/7.5/8/8.5/9/9.5, Cubase Elements/AI/LE/Essential/Studio/SX/SL or Sequel. The updates and versions of Cubase Pro 9.5 and Cubase Artist 9.5 are excluded from this special upgrade offer.

Can’t decide between Cubase Pro 9.5 and Cubase Artist 9.5? Steinberg has some information that can help you figure out which one is best for you.

Reasons to upgrade from Cubase Artist to Cubase Pro 9.5:

  • Unlimited audio, instrument and MIDI tracks, 256 physical inputs, 5.1 surround
  • Adds 20 high-quality effect processors to your mixing arsenal
  • VariAudio 2.0 for MIDI-style note editing of monophonic vocal lines and harmonizer capabilities
  • Control Room section with cue mixes and talkback
  • Professional music notation and score printing features

Reasons to upgrade from Cubase Elements/LE/AI/Essential/Studio/SX/SL to Cubase Pro 9.5:

  • Unlimited audio, instrument and MIDI tracks, 256 physical inputs, 5.1 surround
  • Adds 25 audio and 18 MIDI effect processors and 5 acclaimed instruments to your creative arsenal
  • VCA faders for complex automation workflows, Track Versions, lane comping take management system and Track Edit Groups
  • VariAudio 2.0 for MIDI-style note editing of monophonic vocal lines and harmonizer capabilities
  • Professional music notation and score printing features