Steinberg announces Cubase 5


Steinberg has announced Cubase 5, the latest version of this advanced music production system.

Cubase 5 comes with fully integrated new tools for working with loops, beats and vocals, such as LoopMash and VariAudio, combining with new composition features and the first VST3 convolution reverb to take musical creativity to new heights. With stunning innovations and additional enhancements that boost productivity and performance, Cubase 5 represents the absolute cutting edge in digital audio workstations.

Steinberg Cubase 5

New in Cubase 5

  • Beat Design and Loop Mangling — outstanding new tools for creating beats, generating exciting new rhythms and working with loops.
  • Vocal Editing and Pitch Correction — an amazing new toolset for perhaps the most important element in any song: the vocals.
  • New Dimensions for Your Mix — numerous new features that will help you bring new depth to your mix — in more ways than one.
  • Express Creative Visions — even more creative compositional tools.
  • Next-Generation Performance and Faster Workflow — an array of additional new ways of working faster, with added performance that takes advantage of new technologies.
  • Further Improvements and Added Value — redesigned and enhanced features plus many new handy tools and functions, making Cubase even more intuitive to use than ever before.

Cubase 5 and Cubase 5 Studio will be shipping in February for 599 EUR (Cubase 5, upgrade from Cubase 4 or SX3 is 199 EUR) and 399 EUR (Cubase Studio 5, upgrade from Cubase Studio 4 of SL3 is 129 EUR).

Visit Steinberg for more information.

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  • MVRP will be US$599 afaik and about US$200

    Seems like a lot to me…

  • I’m not tempted…

  • BillyBob

    I’m not tempted either. All the Steinberg stuff, but especially Cubase, has a notorious history of bugs that just piss me off. The last version I used was the v2.x, and I did upgrade to v3.x but hardly used it at all. I didn’t bother with v4 at all, and I’m glad I didn’t, because of the design decisions they made and the plethora of killer bugs it had. So they forever lost me as customer. Another bonus: I switch to Sonar and eliminated all dongled software from my PC and now it almost never crashes. The software the dongle companies install with their hardware is the most bug ridden, evil, vile pieceofsh1t in existence and I will NEVER buy another product that uses a dongle.

  • hausboy

    I like what it has to offer. Cubase SL3 does crash but not often. This program along with Reason & E-Lab Obession & Foundation allowed me to create great music.
    I don’t have Cubase 4 but some complained that Steinberg took away the Direct X plug in support. What I do is use VST plug ins. The other reason I choose Cubase is its a cross platform solution. Suppose I had a MacBook Pro & somebody swiped it. I could go buy a Dell notebook for instance & continue making music. Just load the DVD or CD & off I go.
    People should choose what works for them. If you like Cubase then buy it. If you prefer Sonar or DP then do likewise. If someone likes to use both Cubase 5 & Logic Pro 8 then do it. Its your music & your choice.

  • hausboy

    When I create music I prefer to use the least numbre of software with the highest features. Reaktor is an excellent example. This is what I intend to buy God willing.
    Microtonic, maybe some stuff from Audio Damage & Waldorf Bundle. I believe one should keep it simple. I’m not an expert but watch what the big companies who’ll I won’t mention. They want a commission. Please research your stuff & don’t go crazy spending money or downloading free VST or AU plug ins. You can forget the purpose no the love of creating music. Have a good one.

  • +1 on using a minimal amount of plugins. For me it helps my creativity to limit myself to certain sound sources.

    Don’t be fooled by Reaktor though. That thing is huge and can be almost anything you want it to be. It’s easy to get lost in the user library just checking one ensemble after the other, without actually ever getting any actual work done.

  • hausboy

    Thanks Ronnie, I understand Reaktor’s a beast of a program. My impression was a cheap way to have more instuments & effects without having to buy another VST and/or AU.
    Reaktor reminds me of reason with the Refills in this case Ensembles. Right now I’m still formulating choices for tools. I believe in the adage of keeping it simple.
    Have you used Dimension Pro? If you have or know someone who personally does I’d like their impressions on its power.
    I been using Cubase SL 3 since 2004. Who knows what my circumstances maybe having Reaktor looks at an insurance policy. If I can’t buy a needed plug in I go on N.I.’s website & download an Ensemble. Then again Reaktor is a deep monster of a program.

  • hausboy

    I’m gonna have to do some serious thinking about Reaktor. You can get lost sounds are one thing but multitudes of effects & instruments can drive a dude crazy. Here’s a trick I learned: Take a drum machine in Reaktor & load in the send fx. You can add a delay & other tools to give it musical feel. I think I spelled a word wrong anyway its something I learned by playing with the demo.

  • I can only recommend Reaktor. It’s probably my favorite plug-in. Every time I use it, it inspires me. I don’t have any experience with Dimension Pro.

  • hausboy

    I would have to agree its very inspiring.

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