Cubase 7.5 — More of everything
While Cubase Artist 7.5 offers plenty of ways to fuel the musicians’ creativity, its bigger brother Cubase 7.5 provides producers and engineers with sheer unlimited possibilities. Explore what’s possible and go beyond — with Cubase 7.5 it just doesn’t matter how many audio or MIDI tracks your clients require. Whether you record an orchestra with up to 256 different audio sources in 192 kHz and 24-bit resolution, a massive live show or a newcomer trio in the studio, Cubase is sublime in every sense of the word.
Numbers in detail:
- Unlimited audio tracks (Cubase Artist 7.5: 64)
- Unlimited MIDI tracks (Cubase Artist 7.5: 128)
- 256 physical inputs (Cubase Artist 7.5: 32)
- 256 group channels (Cubase Artist 7.5: 32)
- Unlimited instrument tracks (Cubase Artist 7.5: 32)
- VST instrument rack with 64 instrument slots (Cubase Artist 7.5: 32)
- Over 3,000 instrument sounds (Cubase Artist 7.5: 2,600)
More sounds and effects
Cubase 7.5 includes the HALion Sonic SE Pro Sound Set, which adds close to 400 highly professional sounding instrument sounds for an increase from 2,600 (Cubase Artist) to more than 3,000 in total (Cubase).
19 additional high-quality audio effects will expand your mixing arsenal including the following highlights:
- Voxengo's CurveEQ: Versatile 64-band spline EQ with linear and minimum-phase modes an built-in professional-grade spectrum analyzer.
- Multiband Compressor: Four independent bands with three crossover frequencies and its own independent compressor.
- REVerence: High-end multi-channel convolution reverb processor, emulating speakers, analog gear and any natural room or hall imaginable.
Intuitive multitrack editing
Cubase is equipped with Track Edit Groups for simple and efficient editing of multitrack recordings. Saving time and effort, this function allows multitrack editing with single click actions.
Drum editing deluxe
Developed in conjunction with recording professionals and top-flight studio drummers, Cubase offers a complete toolset to perfect the rhythm, feel and flavor of live-recorded drum tracks. Whether it is about non-destructively correct timing issues or changing the tempo of a drum performance — a tight groove is just a few clicks away.
Intelligent composing assistance
You don't have to be a musical genius to lay down beautiful harmonies — not when you're using Cubase. The powerful new Chord Assistant helps you to generate everything from simple pop to complex jazz chord sequences that just sound fabulous.
Want to specify both the first and final chords but have no clue how to get there? This, also, is possible in Cubase. The Chord Assistant lists chord suggestions from which you can choose — it's all just a click away.
VariAudio is the perfect tool for improving or changing vocal lines in a very intuitive and musical way — even after the singer has left the studio. Incorporating cutting-edge algortihms and an easy-to-use interface, VariAudio allows you to change the tempo and pitch of monophonic audio recordings without noticeable artifacts and without affecting the soul and quality of the original source. Bridging the gap between traditional MIDI and audio editing, all notes detected in the audio material can be converted to MIDI notes.
For Cubase we seamlessly integrated the newly introduced Chord Track with VariAudio to ensure correct pitch to your harmonies at all times! This interaction also lets you harmonize your lead vocals in beautifully composed choral arrangements: the brilliant new spread function adds soprano, alt, tenor and bass voices on new tracks with by-the-book harmonic lead voicing. Talking about multiple tracks, you’ll be glad to know that the days when you manually aligned editor windows under each other are finally over. Now you can smartly edit multiple VariAudio parts across multiple tracks within one editor only!
And let's not stop here: the VariAudio vocal toolset has further been refined with enhanced note-detection algorithms, making all wishes come true. And yes, the auto-tuning effect many of us are after is no big deal for VariAudio!
Instrument articulation management
VST Expression Maps are an ultra-intuitive way of working with multiple instrument articulations, for example of huge orchestra libraries, and introduce an editing concept that is not only user-customizable but is also fully integrated with the Key and Score Editors.
Instead of handling all those MIDI controllers for switching articulations, Expression Maps allows seamlessly and transparently integrated editing as well as full control over multiple articulations in the Key and Score Editors. Articulations noted in the Score editor can be played back immediately in real time by supported VST instruments, such as Steinberg HALion Symphonic Orchestra.
The Expression Map Editor provides mapping and remapping of articulation controllers, such as key switches, controller changes or MIDI channel remapping.
The Articulation Lane, featured in the Key and Drum Editors, has been introduced to allow intuitive and fast editing of instrument articulations. And VST Expression data can also be directly accessed in the Cubase Track Inspector.
Music notation and score printing
The Score Editor is a completely integrated full notation environment, which lets you view and print your music in the form of scores, with full support for just about all symbol, display and editing options that this entails. With support for lyrics and remarks, as well as drum notes, guitar tablature and lead sheets, the Cubase Score Editor includes hundreds of professional notation symbols. Simply select the tools needed to create fully professional score layouts for others, including soloists, orchestras and choirs.
Mixing for surround or thinking of moving to surround? The fully surround-capable architecture developed for Cubase puts all these capabilities at your command in the context of a surround mix. All Cubase VST 3 plug-ins are fully surround-ready, intelligently adapting their I/O configuration as required for mono, stereo or surround. With its complete multi-channel audio signal path from input to output and the ability to export to the MP3 surround format for convenient delivery and distribution, Cubase offers a consistent end-to-end surround workflow.
Additional automation modes and tools
Cubase features more automation modes and tools, including a dedicated automation panel that is serving as a central point of control for all automation settings. Cubase also offers more commands to manipulate automation data such as the Suspend Read and Write options, which exclude parameters from playing back or recording automation data, adding extra security when automating large projects.
Engineered exclusively for Steinberg and unavailable on any other software workstation, the Control Room section is a unique recording and monitoring environment seamlessly integrating performer mixes and monitoring setups into your recording and mixing workflow. Control Room enables you to control and switch between several different speaker setups in different configurations on the fly, create and manage up to four unique studio mixes feeding performers their own tailored mix, use the integrated talkback function, and manage audio sources feeding from tape, CD or DVD — all from one easy-to use panel.
External effects and instruments
Cubase supports the integration of external effect devices and external instruments, such as hardware synthesizers or hardware signal processors, into the sequencer signal flow. Just define the necessary send and return ports and access the instruments/effects through the VST Instruments window. When you put them on an insert slot, the external FX/instruments are loaded into the effect slot just like a regular effect/instrument plug-in. It’s that easy!
Monitor your audio’s loudness
In past years the loudness level has increased dramatically, especially in TV advertising. To align loudness levels easily and maintain dynamics without further increasing the peak level and compression rate, Cubase comes with an integrated loudness meter that is fully compatible with the EBU R128 loudness standard. Precise measuring of integrated, momentary and short-term loudness enables you to keep track of your audio’s loudness and deliver in true EBU-compliant formats.
More luxurious workflows and formats
Channel Batch Export
The Channel Batch Export is a new way of exporting individual tracks to create archives or exchange projects with other production systems. As an extension of the Export Audio Mixdown window, Channel Batch Export allows the export of the audible output of a multiple selection of mixer channels to audio files. Channel Batch Export is also an ideal way of reorganizing a project to give the maximum available CPU power, with all files and VSTi tracks exported to audio tracks, freeing up system resources.
Professional format support
Cubase supports industry standards such as the project interexchange OMF format (import and export), standard MIDI, Wav, Aiff, MP3, OGG, Rex2, SD2, WMA, W64. The state-of-the art video engine also supports HD videos with common formats.
With MIDI Devices you can create you very own custom MIDI maps and take control of your hardware or software equipment with variable User interface components by transmitting MIDI CCs or even sysex data. Cubase also includes ready made maps to use for several types of instruments and effects.
Internet recording with VST Connect SE 2
Steinberg VST Connect SE 2 allows musicians to connect directly to Cubase users, giving you the freedom to collaborate and produce together, even when you’re not in the same studio, town or country. Version 2 adds even more capabilities to one of the most exciting features in Cubase: VST Connect SE 2 lets you send MIDI data in real time over the Internet. Need another musician to play a MIDI part or record an instrument or vocal on a song who’s miles away? VST Connect SE 2 has the power to revolutionize your music production process, allowing you to collaborate live over the Internet as though you and your fellow collaborators were in the same room.