IK Multimedia has announced a new strategic partnership with Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH and the newly updated Cubasis LE for iPad.

Owners of select IK Multimedia iRig hardware products including iRig Keys, iRig Keys Mini, iRig Keys Pro, iRig Pads, iRig Mic HD, iRig Mic Studio, iRig HD, iRig Pro & iRig Pro DUO can now unlock the Cubasis LE feature set simply by plugging in their IK hardware.

Cubasis LE provides musicians with up to 4 audio and 4 MIDI tracks, 2 stereo inputs, 4 effects plugins (Delay, StudioEQ, Chorus, Brickwall Limiter), 25 instrument sounds, 22 MicroSonic instrument presets and 3 Allen Morgan drum instruments.

IK Multimedia iRig Cubase LE

Cubasis LE is the compact version of Steinberg’s streamlined, multitouch sequencer for the iPad, providing the same look and feel of its bigger brother Cubasis. Specially designed for quick and easy operation, Cubasis LE makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze. Cubasis LE includes MicroSonic, an intuitive and easy-to-use virtual instrument which can be played with IK’s iRig Keys line or iRig Pads MIDI controllers with no additional setup. Song ideas can be captured with up to four audio tracks with IK’s iRig interfaces and microphones, and further edited and polished to perfection with the integrated editors, mixer and selected effects. Thanks to the project importer, musicians can even open Cubasis LE projects in Cubase – both on Windows and Mac. With touch-intuitive production tools, Cubasis LE opens up a new world of creative possibilities.

To access the Cubasis LE features, users simply need to download the free Cubasis LE app for iPad, launch it and connect a compatible IK iRig accessory to their iPad. Products that unlock the feature set include the iRig Keys line of MIDI controllers including iRig Keys Mini, iRig Keys and iRig Keys Pro; iRig Pads 4×4 MIDI controller, iRig HD, iRig Pro and iRig Pro DUO interfaces, and the iRig Mic HD and iRig Mic Studio digital microphones.

When users upgrade to the Cubasis full feature set they also get Inter-app audio, which means musicians can use their IK hardware and IK apps like AmpliTube®, AmpliTube MESA/Boogie®, AmpliTube Fender®, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ and AmpliTube Slash, plus SampleTank, iGrand Piano and iLectric Piano inside of Cubasis LE to get the best possible industry-standard tones and sounds.

With IK’s iRig Pro DUO, players can record multiple channels in Cubasis LE simultaneously. They can connect everything from high-end phantom powered condenser microphones to guitars, basses, keyboards and more. Each channel has its own input gain control so players can dial in the perfect amount of input signal for recording. With iRig Pro DUO, players can also hook up their outboard MIDI controllers thanks to the included TRS to MIDI-DIN cables and dedicated MIDI in/out jacks.

Cubasis LE is free to download on the App Store and the features set will be unlocked once compatible hardware is connected.

More information: IK Multimedia