Steinberg has announced the latest versions of their flagship DAWs, Cubase 7 and Nuendo 6. In addition, Yamaha has paired with Steinberg to create the Nuage system, a combination hardware control surface, display, and assocated hardware such as audio interfaces.
Cubase 7 brings an incredible array of powerful new tools designed for music production, with a strong focus on improved workflow and efficiency. New features include:
- An all-new MixConsole with integrated EQ and dynamics sections.
- 66 powerful audio processors including amp modeling, convolution reverb, and more.
- Chord Track and Chord Assistant for quickly creating compelling arrangements and harmonies, while automatically conforming MIDI and audio tracks.
- Workflow improvements, such as A/B comparison, global bypass for processors, and much more.
- A full version of Voxengo’s CurveEQ.
- VariAudio 2.0 for easy harmony creation.
- Advanced tempo detection.
- Multitrack audio quantization.
- Super-efficient comping tools.
- Full-screen mode for adapting the display to any size monitor or laptop screen.
- Plug-in search.
- Complete drag-and-drop support.
- Integrated control room functionality
- Customizable track icons and channel notepad.
- Quick Link system for temporarily or permanently linking channels or parameters.
- Channel Zones for specififying which channels to use and where to display them.
- Brand-new channel strip with hundreds of presets created by Allen Morgan (Taylor Swift, Nine Inch Nails, and many more).
- Channel Central for quick access to all channel parameters and metering.
- Integrated loudness metering.
- Support for many hardware controllers right out of the box.
- Improved downmixing with MixConvert.
- MemZap for instant navigation.
- ASIO-Guard with intelligent dropout-prevention algorithms and enhanced performance on all systems.
- Portuguese language user interface.
- Plus Cubase 7 includes VST Connect SE, which allows video collaboration with musical partners anywhere on the globe, with talkback and chat functions. (A standalone version is available for non-Cubase users.)
And there’s the inevitable much, much more — suffice it to say, this is a huge update for Cubase!