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Steinberg updates Cubase to v7.5.20

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Steinberg Cubase update

Steinberg has released version 7.5.20 of its Cubase and Cubase Artist music production software.

The update adds several improvements and resolves more than 60 issues in different areas of the applications.

The update is now available for download from the Steinberg website. For detailed information please view the corresponding version history on the download page.

Changes in Cubase v7.5.20

  • TrackVersions: Delete Inactive TrackVersions.
  • Control Room Improvements.
  • Channel/track visibility: Key command for “Update configurations”.
  • Steinberg Hub: Remove recent projects from list.
  • Project window toolbar: Additional buttons.
  • New Preference: Record-Enable allows MIDI Thru.
  • New Preference: Colorize folder track controls only.
  • Many issues resolved, check the version history for details.

The update is now available to download for Cubase and Cubase Artist users.

More information: Steinberg / Cubase

Steinberg releases Sounds of Soul for Retrologue

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Steinberg has announced the release of Sounds of Soul, a new soundset which adds to the sound library of Retrologue with classic synthesizer sounds influenced by the soul, disco, funk and R’n’B genres between the 1970s and 2000s.

Steinberg Sounds of Soul

“After Vintage Classics for Retrologue, we bring to you Sounds of Soul, a smorgasbord of landmark synth sounds you’re very likely to have heard in more than one past production,” commented Matthias Quellmann, product marketing manager at Steinberg.

The Sounds of Soul VST Sound Instrument Set boasts over 400 presets, celebrating legendary synthesizer sounds of the soul, disco and funk era as heard in the 1970s, R’n’B induced pop from the 1980s and the hip-hop styles of the 1990s and 2000s.

Created by Dave Polich, sound designer and programmer for many high-profile artists and major manufacturers, Sounds of Soul provides a beautiful blend of synthesizer sounds highly revered by musicians of all stripes.

Sounds of Soul is available to purchase for 29.99 EUR including German VAT.

More information: Steinberg / Sounds of Soul

Steinberg announces WaveLab 8.5 at Musikmesse

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Steinberg has announced WaveLab 8.5, a purchasable point update for the award-winning audio editing and mastering software.

Steinberg WaveLab 8.5
Available from June, WaveLab 8.5 includes new and easy file conversion and batch processing, A/B comparison between encoding formats, AAC encoder implementation and convenient multi-format rendering.

“This update marks an important step forward for the eighth iteration of WaveLab, focusing this round on encoding and processing audio files in a most efficient way,” said Timo Wildenhain, product marketing manager at Steinberg.

The new automated Watch Folder rendering feature applies processing to all audio files drag-and-dropped into designated folders. Users can now assign tasks, such as dithering, normalization, plug-in rendering and audio file format conversion, to any number of Watch Folders without having WaveLab open. Putting a big emphasis on working with codecs, WaveLab 8.5 sports the new Encoder Checker plug-in for real-time comparison of codecs and settings, with an FFT graph allowing for a precise analysis of the compressed sound quality. WaveLab now also supports encoding to the AAC file format to ensure compatibility with iTunes and related Apple hardware. Introducing new multi-format rendering capabilities facilitates exporting files to various formats simultaneously, and with much more ease than in previous versions.

The WaveLab 8.5 full retail version will be available from June 2014 as boxed version from authorized Steinberg resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop. The suggested retail price is 549 EUR, including German VAT.

The WaveLab 8.5 update from WaveLab 8 plus further updates and upgrades will also be available from June 2014 as download through the Steinberg Online Shop. The suggested retail price for the WaveLab 8.5 update from WaveLab 8 is 49.99 EUR, including German VAT.

More information: Steinberg / WaveLab 8.5

Steinberg updates Cubasis app to v1.7.2

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Steinberg Cubasis update

Steinberg has announced the release of version 1.7.2 of its Cubasis multitouch sequencer app for the iPad.

This maintenance update solves many user-reported issues and is highly recommended for all users of Cubasis.

Changes in Cubasis v1.7.2

  • Audio track playback performance has been drastically increased on all devices.
  • Audio track freeze.
  • Setup option to enlarge the audio recording buffer has been added.
  • New latency setup option added (IO buffer size can be adjusted between 128/256/512).
  • Maximum polyphony has been increased to a value of 128.
  • New tracks will now be created below the selected track.
  • CPU/Polyphony display has been overhauled (please refer to In-App help for more details).
  • Newly created audio files appear highlighted in the MediaBay.
  • A new overlay informs about imported files (replacing the previous popup).
  • Separating files for tracks in mixdown now includes track names for each file.
  • The touchable area of the preset selection arrows in Micrologue and Micro Sonic has been improved.
  • Cycle mode is automatically activated when setting the locators to the selection by long tapping an event.
  • Creating an event by double tapping in the arrange window area now automatically selects the corresponding track.
  • MIDI tracks assigned to “No Instrument” now display drum pads instead of chord pads as an alternative to the keyboard.
  • Several minor usability improvements.
  • Fixed: CB-1308 Disabling solo states restores the states of previously muted tracks.
  • Fixed: CB-1451 Fixes an issue where glitches occurred when an IAA app was connected during playback.
  • Fixed: CB-1456 The loading time of Cubasis projects that contain IAA apps has been lowered.
  • Fixed: CB-1459 Fixes an issue where Inter-App Audio effects were ignored when performing a mixdown.
  • Fixed: CB-1455 Fixes an issue where a mixdown or freeze of certain Inter-App Audio instrument apps lead to detuned audio material.
  • Fixed: CB-1448 The iOS keyboard now closes automatically when the help screen is closed.
  • Fixed: CB-1463 Transferring Mod wheel commands via MIDI out now works as expected.
  • Fixed: CB-1464 Fixes a rare phenomenon where the preview of audio files (e.g. a mixdown) in the MediaBay played an outdated version of the file.
  • Fixed: CB-1468 Fixes a rare phenomenon where audio tracks continued to play after the playback had been stopped.
  • Fixed: CB-1453 Cycle playback on slower devices no longer results in unwanted audible clicks or crackles.
  • Fixed: CB-1484 Fixes a rare issue where the instrument rack fails to open fully.
  • Fixed: CB-1486 Fixes a rare issue where loading of duplicated snapshot project files fails.
  • Fixed: CB-1501 MIDI input for multiple tracks on the same channel now works as expected.
  • Fixed: CB-1502 AudioCopy of files that are not in 44.1kHz 16-bit format now works as expected.

The Cubasis app is available to purchase for $49.99 USD. The version 1.7.2 update can now be downloaded on the Apple App Store.

More information: Steinberg / Cubasis

Steinberg launches Valentine’s Day Sale

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Steinberg Valentine's Day Sale

Steinberg has launched a Valentine’s Day Sale, offering a 50% discount on selected products.

Will you be celebrating this Valentine’s Day with flowers and chocolates, or possibly a candle-light dinner with your loved one? Why not treat yourself to a little something too on the most romantic day of the year?

Steinberg has the perfect gift for you: from February 14 to 16 you can save big on all trial versions included with Cubase and Cubase Artist! HALion Sonic 2, WaveLab Elements 8, The Grand SE 3 and many other instruments and effects are available at 50% off!

So take us up on our irresistible half-price offer and purchase now to unlock the trials.

The sale ends February 16th, 2014.

More information: Steinberg / Valentine’s Day Sale

Steinberg updates Cubase (v7.0.7) & Nuendo (v6.0.7)

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Steinberg updates

Steinberg has announced updates for its Cubase and Nuendo software products.

Steinberg is happy to announce the availability of new maintenance updates for Cubase 7, Cubase Artist 7, Cubase Elements 7, Cubase AI 7, Cubase LE 7 and Nuendo 6.

The 7.0.7 update for Cubase and the 6.0.7 update for Nuendo resolve several issues in areas such as MixConsole, project management and plug-ins.

Plus, the Nuendo 6.0.7 update includes an important rewrite of the AAF import filter, fixing issues occurring with AAF import of Pro Tools and Media Composer files.

All updates are now available for free download from the Steinberg website.

More information: Steinberg

Patchpool releases Sonic Cinema for HALion 5

Patchpool Sonic Cinema

Patchpool has announced the release of Sonic Cinema for HALion 5, a sound library featuring cinematic soundscapes, evocative pads and musical textures designed for producing epic soundtracks, ambient music and anything that needs inspiring sonic ingredients beyond the ordinary.

Sonic Cinema also contains dark cinematic brass instruments made with/derived from sampled instruments like the sousaphone, trombone, euphonium and french horn which were exclusively multisampled for this library, mainly in a dry studio environment. Some of the french horn recordings were conducted in a church.

Then there are also sounds in this library made with/derived from a multisampled acoustic guitar played with an electric bow and you will find some beautiful and otherworldly chime and glass sounds. Scraped Tamtam sounds add another mysterious dimension to this sound collection. Some playful and complex sequencers as well as some metal impact sounds derived from field recordings complete the sonic picture.

The 92 patches combine HALions outstanding granular engine, the normal sampling mode and the very versatile synth module. Eight Macros and the Modwheel are programmed for each preset which enables the user to deeply interact with the sounds, many patches also use Aftertouch, Sphere-modulation and keyswitches. FlexPhrasers and Trigger Pads were used to create the arp and sequencer patches.

The library is available to purchase for 59 EUR. Full version of HALion 5 is required.

More information: Patchpool / Sonic Cinema for HALion 5

Steinberg UR44 Audio/MIDI interface now shipping

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Steinberg has announced the release of its UR44 USB audio and MIDI interface.

Steinberg UR44
The Steinberg UR44 — 6 x 4 USB 2.0 audio & MIDI interface.

With six inputs and four outputs, D-PRE mic preamps and MIDI I/O in a rugged full-metal chassis, the UR44 is designed to suit a huge range of recording and production situations.

The ultra-flexible interface works with PC and Mac computers and can also be used with the iPad for mobile recording. The onboard DSP effects — REV-X Reverb, Sweet Sport Morphing Channel Strip and Guitar Amp Classics* — provide latency-free monitoring and are also included as VST 3 effects.

UR44 features

  • 24-bit/192 kHz USB 2.0 audio interface with 6 analog Inputs, 4 line outputs plus 2 main outputs and MIDI I/O.
  • 4 Class-A D-PRE mic preamps supporting +48 V phantom power and two Hi-Z.
  • Rugged full-metal casing for ultimate durability.
  • Latency-free DSP-powered monitoring with effects and bundled Basic FX Suite VST 3 plug-ins.
  • Cross-platform compatibility for Windows, Mac OS X and iOS (with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit), and Cubase AI music software included.

The UR44 interface is now available to purchase for 349 EUR inc. VAT.

More information: Steinberg / UR44