Steinberg has announced the release of version 2.0 firmware updates for its UR28M and UR824 USB audio interfaces.
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today enhances their UR28M and UR824 USB audio interfaces with a comprehensive firmware update, adding class-compliant mode and loopback capability, four DSP-based guitar amp simulations for latency-free monitoring, a VST 3 effects bundle and a free copy of Cubase AI 7 for all registered UR28M and UR824 customers.
“This is possibly the widest ranging firmware update for any Steinberg hardware,” remarked Stefan Schreiber, product marketing manager at Steinberg. “Offering class compliance is definitely a first for us, and is the perfect complement for our Cubasis iOS app.”
URM28M/UR824 firmware v2 features
- New Guitar Amp Classics effect bundle running on DSP, allowing latency-free monitoring with guitar amp effect.
- Basic FX Suite VST 3 plug-in bundle, consisting of three software components: Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip, REV-X and Guitar Amp Classics.
- CC mode for connectivity with the iPad (2 or later) through Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit.
- Loopback function for internet live streaming: incoming audio signals are merged to playback signal from audio playback software.
- Free version of latest version of Cubase AI 7 for all registered UR users, providing a set of new features.
The firmware and tools update are available as downloads in the support area on the Steinberg website. Cubase AI 7 is available for users logging into their MySteinberg account.
More information: Steinberg / UR28M/UR824
Steinberg has announced the release of Allen Morgan Signature Drums Volume 2, a new VST Sound Instrument Set.
Adding to the drum library of Steinberg’s Groove Agent ONE drum machine included in previous versions of Cubase, the Nuendo Expansion Kit and Sequel 3, this content set delivers hundreds of pre-processed drum and synth samples.
“With this latest edition of drum kits for Groove Agent ONE I set out to design sonic tools that will allow you to create a truly unique listening experience. These sounds and accompanying loops will fit perfectly in any production looking to stand out, grab the listener by the ears and make a statement,” says Allen Morgan, widely acclaimed producer and mixing engineer.
Allen Morgan Signature Drum Set Volume 2 comprises more than 700 pre-processed samples that range from hard-hitting acoustic and electronic drum sounds to intense synthesizer frenzy. All laid out in 30 drum kits, the first 15 hold hybrid sets of acoustic and electronic drum sounds while kits 16 through 30 consist of further drums and synthesizer sounds. Additionally, each kit also includes five MIDI loops amounting all told to 150 loops for uplifting rhythmic textures.
Allen Morgan Signature Drums Vol2 features
- Over 700 pre-processed samples of acoustic drums and synths.
- 30 conveniently laid-out hybrid drum kits.
- 150 MIDI loops with beats and grooves.
- Exclusively available as download.
- Windows and Mac installer included.
Allen Morgan Signature Drum Set Volume 2 is available to purchase for 29.99 EUR including German VAT.
More information: Steinberg / Allen Morgan Signature Drums Vol 2
Steinberg has announced the availability of the Cubase & Cubase Artist 7.0.6 and Nuendo 6.0.6 maintenance updates.
The update focuses on visibility and workflow enhancements for MixConsole, including the ability to display channel names in two rows as well as full workspace support and one-click plug-in access.
The new version also includes an updated Voxengo CurveEQ, improved audio stability under Windows, improved UAD compatibility as well as 22 resolved issues in different areas.
All updates are now available for download from the Steinberg website. For detailed information please view the corresponding version history on the download page.
More information: Steinberg
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on Sep 17, 2013
Steinberg has released version 1.6 of Cubasis for iOS, a portable music production system.
Cubasis is Steinberg’s streamlined, multitouch sequencer for the iPad. Specially designed for quick and easy operation, Cubasis makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze. Record tracks in CD audio quality, and edit your music with the Key and Sample Editors, while the included mixer and audio effects polish your song to perfection.
Cubasis comes loaded with dozens of virtual instrument sounds which can be played in real time using the virtual keyboard and drum pads. Cubasis’ projects can be even opened in Cubase under Windows and OS X! Cubasis places touch-intuitive production tools in your hands, opening up a new world of possibilities for your creativity.
Changes in Cubasis v1.6
- New pristine audio engine with extended sample rates (44.1/48/96kHz) and bit rates (16/24-bit).
- Real-time playback of arbitrary audio file formats (44.1/48/96kHz and 16/24/32-bit) independently of the project’s sample rate and bit depth.
- Up to 24 assignable physical outputs.
- Assignable metronome output and pan.
- MIDI Clock latency compensation slider.
- Audio input gain adjustment option for audio interfaces and external microphones.
The Cubasis app is available from the Apple App Store for $49.99 USD. Previous customers can download the update free of charge.
More information: Steinberg / Cubasis for iOS
Steinberg has announced that it will no longer continue to develop and maintain the VST 2 software interface but focus efforts entirely on the Software Development Kit (SDK) development of VST 3. All Steinberg host applications will remain VST 2 compatible.
“After introducing the SDK of version 3 to the VST community five years ago, we believe it’s time that VST 2 slowly comes to an end,” remarks Timo Wildenhain, product marketing manager at Steinberg. “VST 3 reflects today’s technological advancements and meanwhile a considerable number of VST hosts and plug-ins support VST 3.”
Initially launched in 1996, VST creates a professional studio environment on PC and Mac computers, allowing the integration of virtual effect processors and instruments into any VST host application. Being an open standard, the possibilities offered by VST continuously grow. In 1999, Steinberg introduces the second version of VST to great acclaim, witnessing new virtual effect processors and instruments developed by Steinberg and other companies. 2008 sees the release of VST 3, now featuring multiple MIDI ports, surround sound capability and side chaining. Meanwhile VST 3.5 supports Steinberg’s VST Expression for creating and editing multiple controller values on a single-note level as well as providing an intuitive way to work with instrument articulations.
While VST 3 was introduced in 2008, Steinberg’s technical support and development of the VST 2 SDK is now at a closing point. The VST 3 development kit not only generates VST 3 plug-ins, but also is capable of rendering to VST 2 and AU formats, making it the ideal choice for outputting three formats.
“Our host applications, such as Cubase, Nuendo and WaveLab, will continue to support VST 2. We are, however, planning to make the SDK for VST 2 unavailable by the end of this year,” Wildenhain continues.
More information: Steinberg
Steinberg has announced that its software and hardware will be presented at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) consumer electronics trade show.
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH are partnering with German distributor Comline at IFA, the Berlin-based trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, taking place on September 6‑11, 2013.
At Comline’s stand no. 115 in hall 17, workstations will be available to get hands-on with the latest iteration of Steinberg’s acclaimed music production system, Cubase 7, alongside the award-winning CMC controller series and portable 2×2 USB audio interface, UR22. Furthermore, Steinberg’s iOS DAW, Cubasis, and LoopMash HD looping app for iPad will be certain to pique the interest of many passers-by.
Due to the occasion, Steinberg are offering their range of iOS apps at a reduced price for the length of the trade show.
The workstations running Cubase are HP Z1 computers, which Steinberg employ for software testing to provide maximum reliability and certified performance.
More information: Steinberg
Steinberg has released version 1.1.0 of sonote beat re:edit, the beat instrument plug-in for Cubase.
Based on Yamaha’s innovative sonote technology, sonote beat re:edit lets you create remixes of your beats in next to no time. Extracting characteristic beat slices from an audio loop and swapping them with similar sounds from other audio files, sonote beat re:edit helps you to change the character of your grooves in the most creative and fun way.
Changes in sonote beat re:edit v1.1.0
- Added the Tool Tips.
- Improved the speed with which VST Preset and Project files are saved within Windows.
- Fixed a problem in which Cubase might occasionally crash when an audio file is imported.
- Fixed a problem in which Cubase might crash when exporting sonote data to an audio track then dragging-and-dropping an audio file (without any other operations) to sonote beat re:edit.
- Solved some minor problems.
Sonote beat re:edit for Cubase 7 is available to purchase for 49.99 EUR inc. VAT.
More information: Steinberg / sonote beat re:edit
Steinberg has announced a time-limited upgrade offer for its Cubase 7 and Cubase Artist 7, offering up to 40% discount on its flagship DAW.
Steinberg is happy to introduce a time-limited upgrade offer for users of earlier Cubase versions or users of entry-level editions of Steinberg’s popular DAW as well as Sequel*. From now until August 31, 2013, you have the chance to upgrade to Cubase 7 or Cubase Artist 7 at an irresistable price — and benefit from new and enhanced tools that are used by star producers and musicians around the world.
Highlights of the latest Cubase generation include the new MixConsle with integrated EQ/dynamics channel strip modules for epic pro-console sound and the innovative chord track for intelligent composing assistance. Plus, Cubase and Cubase Artist both feature eight superior instruments such as the Padshop granular synth, the Retrologue virtual analog synth and the Groove Agent ONE drum machine.
The upgrade promotion ends August 31st, 2013.
More information: Steinberg