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The Cubase Line-up

 

The Cubase Line-up 


Cubase is the most popular DAW today. The product family comprises three members that are tailored to individual needs. From professional producers to film composers, over to talented newcomers and aspiring musicians — there is a version for everyone. Here you can compare Cubase, Cubase Artist and Cubase Elements and pick the version that suits you best.

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Detailed feature comparison

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Concise comparison

Recording
Cubase 7.5 Cubase Artist 7.5 Cubase Elements 7
Cubase 7.5 Cubase Artist 7.5 Cubase Elements 7
Ideal for: Professional producers, mixing engineers, composers Ideal for: Seasoned musicians, project studio owners, bands Ideal for: Home recordists, bands, singer/songwriters, creative musicians
32-bit/192 kHz Steinberg audio engine with 5.1 surround support 32-bit/192 kHz Steinberg audio engine 32-bit/192 kHz Steinberg audio engine
Record and mix unlimited audio, instrument and MIDI tracks Record and mix up to 64 audio and 128 MIDI tracks Record and mix up to 48 audio and 64 MIDI tracks
256 physical inputs and outputs 32 physical inputs and outputs 24 physical inputs and outputs
Composing
Cubase 7.5 Cubase Artist 7.5 Cubase Elements 7
Key, Score, Drum and List Editor for intuitive note, chord or beat creation and editing Key, Score, Drum and List Editor for intuitive note, chord or beat creation and editing Key, Score, Drum Editor for intuitive note, chord or beat creation and editing
Easy chord management and intelligent composing assistance Easy chord management Easy chord management
Professional music notation and score edting and printing feature set Basic music notation and score edting and printing feature set Basic music notation and score edting and printing feature set
Full instrument expression control on single-note level, plus intuitive handling of articulations and dynamics Full instrument expression control on single-note level
NewTrackVersions: For creating, renaming and managing parallel variations of tracks NewTrackVersions: For creating, renaming and managing parallel variations of tracks
Instruments & FX
Cubase 7.5 Cubase Artist 7.5 Cubase Elements 7
69 high-end audio effect plug-ins, featuring studio-grade EQs and dynamics, a virtual guitar tone suite as well as a high end-end convolution reverb, realtime pitch correction and Voxengo's acclaimed CurveEQ
Cubase 7.5Includes REVelation, LoopMash FX, Magneto 2
50 audio effect plug-ins, including EQs and dynamics, a virtual guitar tone suite, modulation effects and realtime pitch correction
Cubase 7.5Includes REVelation, LoopMash FX, Magneto 2
44 audio effect plug-ins, including EQ, reverb, delay, a virtual guitar tone suite and realtime pitch correction
8 virtual instruments with more than 3,000 presets ranging from pure analog synth sounds to atmospheric pads, cutting leads and bone-dry beats and drums.
Cubase 7.5Includes the brand-new Groove Agent SE 4 and HALion Sonic SE 2
8 virtual instruments with more than 2,600 presets ranging from pure analog synth sounds to atmospheric pads, cutting leads and bone-dry beats and drums.
Cubase 7.5Includes the brand-new Groove Agent SE 4 and HALion Sonic SE 2
3 virtual instruments with more than 900 presets
18 MIDI plug-ins 18 MIDI plug-ins
Editing
Cubase 7.5 Cubase Artist 7.5 Cubase Elements 7
Full audio editing toolset with state-of-the-art transient and tempo detection, drum replacement functions and advanced audio quantization Full audio editing toolset with state-of-the-art transient detection and drum replacement functions Full audio editing toolset with loop functions, full-automatic hit-point detection and excellent beat-slicing
Realtime time-stretching and pitch-shifting, zplane Elastique algorithms for high-quality time-stretching and intuitive Time Warp tool Realtime time-stretching and pitch-shifting, plus zplane Elastique algorithms for high-quality time-stretching Realtime time-stretching and pitch-shifting (playback only)
Track Edit Groups: multitrack editing with single-click actions
VariAudio 2.0: MIDI-style note editing of monophonic audio tracks and automatic voicing harmonization
Mixing
Cubase 7.5 Cubase Artist 7.5 Cubase Elements 7
MixConsole
  • integrated channel strip
  • full drag-and-drop support
  • A/B comparison & global bypass
  • plug-in search function
  • total scalability & full-screen mode
  • extended channel visibility management
  • Quick Link System & Control Link Groups
  • customizable View Sets
  • EBU-compliant loudness metering
MixConsole
  • integrated channel strip
  • full drag-and-drop support
  • A/B comparison & global bypass
  • plug-in search function
  • total scalability & full-screen mode
  • extended channel visibility management
  • Quick Link System
  • customizable View Sets
MixConsole
  • integrated channel strip
  • full drag-and-drop support
  • A/B comparison & global bypass
  • plug-in search function
  • total scalability
  • channel visibility management
  • Quick Link System
  • customizable View Sets
256 group channels 32 group channels 16 group channels
Control Room: create monitoring setups and performer mixes
5.1 surround support
MixConvert delivers unmatched downmixing quality
Powerful automation system with 4 modes and dedicated control panel
Workflow
Cubase 7.5 Cubase Artist 7.5 Cubase Elements 7
MediaBay: organize your files and presets in one central spot MediaBay: organize your files and presets in one central spot MediaBay: organize your files and presets in one central spot
Project Assistant allows for quick startup Project Assistant allows for quick startup Project Assistant allows for quick startup
Supports all common audio formats and standards plus FLAC support, direct SoundCloud export, OMF import/export and Fraunhofer MP3 encoding Supports all common audio formats and standards plus FLAC support and direct SoundCloud export Supports all common audio formats and standards plus FLAC support and direct SoundCloud export
5 hours of HD video tutorials included 5 hours of HD video tutorials included 2 hours of HD video tutorials included
Professional workflow: offline process history, key command macros, channel batch export Professional workflow: offline process history, key command macros
NewTrack visibility: Shows only the tracks you want to see in the Project window NewTrack visibility: Shows only the tracks you want to see in the Project window
NewVST Connect SE 2: Unique remote recording plug-in now with MIDI data transmission