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.
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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.
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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.
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on Jun 18, 2013
Steinberg has announced the release of Cubase Elements 7, the entry-level music production system for sound recording, editing and mixing, with many new features and enhancements that greatly expand on proven Cubase functionality.
Cubase Elements 7 is state-of-the art technology and quality provided in a moderately priced music production software that throws its doors wide open to the fascinating world of Cubase.
“Cubase Elements 7 is the choice for aspiring producers and musicians looking for a complete package which doesn’t break the bank while offering a whole lot of features right out of the box,” said Carlos Mendoza Rohde, product marketing manager at Steinberg.
After unveiling Cubase 7 and Cubase Artist 7 to great acclaim at the end of last year, Cubase Elements 7 now completes the latest Cubase range, offering new sounds, new effects and many other features that easily turn any Mac or Windows computer into a music production system.
New in Cubase Elements 7
- New MixConsole provides the ultimate mixing experience with 192 kHz support.
- Integrated EQ/Dynamics channel strip modules for epic pro-console sound.
- Global Chord Track to work with harmonies in a project context.
- Hermode tuning changes the intonation of your synthesized notes dynamically on the fly .
- VST Amp Rack guitar tone suite for studio-grade guitar tracks .
- FLAC lossless compression codec, ReWire for 64-bit environments and direct access to SoundCloud.
- ASIO-Guard provides intelligent dropout-prevention algorithms.
- Steinberg Hub provides video tutorials, support and product news.
Cubase Elements 7 is available to purchase for MSRP 99.99 EUR. The Cubase Elements 7 update from Cubase Elements 6 is MSRP 49.99 EUR. Prices including German VAT.
Customers who purchased a copy of Cubase Elements 6 from April 15, 2013, are entitled to the free Grace Period update to Cubase Elements 7.
More information: Steinberg / Cubase Elements 7
Steinberg has announced the release of maintenance update version 7.0.4 of its Cubase and Cubase Artist music production software.
The fully supported update adds over 20 improvements such as enhanced visibility in MixConsole, new MIDI functions and Chord Track improvements and resolves more than 45 user-reported issues.
The update is now available for download from the Steinberg website. For detailed information please view the corresponding version history on the download page.
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on May 15, 2013
Nektar has announced it has started shipping the Panorama P1, a compact control surface with 66 real-time controls, a color high-resolution TFT display and deep integration for Cubase, Nuendo and Reason.
Build on the established Panorama workflow originally developed for Reason, the latest Cubase and Nuendo support offers full navigation of the sequencer tracks, mixer, insert and instrument plug-ins as well as project navigation. Tactile control has never been more intuitive with parameters automatically mapped once a menu is selected. Panorama comes pre-mapped for more than 250 plug-ins including all Steinberg branded plug-ins. Each map can be customized by the user using the unique Panorama “Learn” function. Users can also utilize the “Learn” function to create basic maps for plug-ins that have not yet been pre-mapped by Nektar.
Just like the Reason implementation which has been regularly updated with support for Rack Extensions over the past 12 months, the Cubase and Nuendo implementation for Panorama will continue to evolve. New plug-in maps will be added regularly and provided free to all registered Panorama users.
Both worlds simultaneously
Panorama users who ReWire Reason to Cubase/Nuendo can also take advantage of the real-time DAW switching that allows Panorama to control either Reason or Cubase at any one time. There is no loss of control functionality so the full 3 modes, Mixer, Instrument and Transport are available as you switch back and forth between Cubase/Nuendo and Reason.
The TFT display provides ongoing navigation and parameter feedback so there is no need to look at the computer monitor. The ReWire switching is color coded to make sure you always know which DAW you are controlling.
Panorama P1 in addition is a comprehensive USB MIDI controller with an easy and transparent user interface. Each assignable control can be programmed to send MIDI messages and any of the buttons are capable of sending QWERTY macros of up to 8 computer shortcut commands, as well as be programmed to load any preset or map.
Panorama P1 is available now at music dealers dealers world wide for MSRP $349.99 USD/289.99 EUR/£244.99 GBP.
The Cubase/Nuendo implementation supports the entire Panorama range. Existing P4 and P6 users can download it immediately from the Nektar website.
More information: Nektar
Steinberg has released version 1.3 of its Cubasis for iPad music app.
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. You can also open your Cubasis projects 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 for iPad v1.3
- 2 new plug-ins: 4 band parametric StudioEQ and Brickwall limiter.
- Now you can use up to 4 inserts per track.
- FLAC file import and export.
- Cubasis can be set as an input and output simultaneously in Cubasis.
- CPU meter.
- Polyphony meter.
- MIDI panic button.
- Many user reported problems solved.
Cubasis for iPad costs $49.99 USD. Previous customers can download the update free of charge from the App Store.
More information: Steinberg / Cubasis for iPad