Generation 5 of Cubase is here!
Cubase 5 takes all the power and flexibility from the previous versions, and bolsters it with impressive new features along with refinements of time-proven favorite features. Track and mix using 32-bit/96kHz technology and use a fresh crop of VST3 plug-ins to process your tracks. Onboard pitch correction and vocal editing tools make sure you always sound your best in Cubase 5. For those of us working with loops and beat creation, there are plenty of tools onboard. This just scratches the surface, so keep reading for the scoop on Cubase 5!Steinberg Cubase 5 at a Glance:
- MIDI/Compositional Tools
- VST Expression
- Next-generation audio engine
- Sample Editor
- Control Room
Intuitive music notation and professional MIDI sequencing has never been easier in Cubase! Cubase 5 includes one of the most intuitive MIDI sequencers available. The Key Editor is a breathtakingly powerful yet transparent tool where melodies, chords, arrangements, and performances take shape, and where ideas are sketched out, developed and taken to their full potential. The Score Editor is a full notation environment completely integrated within Cubase and lets you view your music in the form of scores. Thanks to the full Music XML Import/Export support, even exchanging scores with other notation packages is only a matter of seconds.
With Cubase 5, Steinberg has innovated even further to offer even more creative compositional tools. The VST Expression feature revolutionizes working with instrument articulations. VST Expression allows seamless, transparent, and most importantly integrated editing of articulations, with full control over multiple articulations in the Key and Score Editors. Articulations noted in the Score Editor can be played back immediately by sample-based orchestra libraries - in real time.
Next-generation audio engine
The Cubase audio engine delivers a crystal-clear 32-bit floating-point resolution and 96kHz sample rate for optimal sound quality. The next-generation audio engine includes true surround capability throughout, with each track and channel offering up to six discreet channels, ready for 5.1 surround. Steinberg's VST3 standard is also supported by Cubase 5, with many additional features including dynamic I/O assignment for plug-ins that automatically adapts to the track or mixer channel the plug-in is inserted on. Cubase 5 also offers many recording features such as Retrospective Record, which means that no take ever gets lost because record mode wasn't engaged in time.
The Cubase Sample Editor allows you almost limitless creative freedom while editing audio. A full editing toolset offers a huge range of functions that not only cover common editing tasks right down to the sample level. The Cubase 5 loop functions are a boon for anyone using loops in their project, including fully automatic Hitpoint recognition and the extensive yet intuitive Audio Warp tools.
Whether you want to adapt drum loops to the song tempo, transpose and time-stretch instruments or analyze and directly edit notes of monophonic vocal recordings with the new VariAudio technology, apply any of the myriad audio processes or the included next-generation VST3 plug-ins. Editing audio material is a non-destructive operation - all edits are stored in the Task List and can be undone at any time. In addition, an offline process history lets you remove, replace and edit every effect added to an audio file in the course of processing. Cubase 5 is the complete production environment for fast, intuitive and qualitatively outstanding audio tools that allow you to manipulate audio in almost any way imaginable.
The Cubase 5 Control Room is a powerful recording and monitoring environment with custom busses and setups for up to four studio sends for performers, full talkback and metronome integration, custom monitor, setups and much more. The Control Room section is a unique recording and monitoring environment seamlessly integrating performer mixes and monitoring setups into your recording and mixing workflow. Control and switch between several different speaker setups in different configurations on the fly, create and manage up to four unique studio mixes feeding performers their own tailored mix, use the integrated Talkback function, manage audio sources feeding from tape, CD or DVD - all from one easy-to-use panel. And 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.
Cubase 5 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 3 effects, Cubase 5 offers a total of 56 plug-ins right out of the box, making it Steinberg's most complete plug-in set ever. More than 1,000 great-sounding presets, which really allow experiencing the excellent quality of these effects from the first moment on are waiting to be explored.
- 32-bit floating-point audio engine
- Unlimited audio, Instrument, and MIDI tracks
- 5.1 surround and true multichannel audio path
- Audio Warp (real-time time stretching + pitch shifting)
- Time Warp tool
- Pitch Shifting/Time Stretching algorithm
- Dithering by Apogee UV22HR
- 56 plug-ins included
- 8 virtual instruments included
- Vista compatible