What's new in Cubase Elements 7
Its powerful set of instruments, the many audio effects and tools for recording, editing and mixing audio and MIDI tracks let Cubase Elements 7 turn your computer into a complete production system. Including the new MixConsole, Chord Track for easy chord management and the award-winning audio engine, Cubase Elements 7 welcomes you to the exciting world of Cubase.
Grace Period Update
Activated Cubase Elements 6 on April 15, 2013, or later?
- 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
It's in the mix
The completely new MixConsole excels not only in terms of usability, look and feel, but also sounds better than anything before it! Featuring total scalability and quick in-place access to the parameters most relevant to the task, MixConsole adjusts seamlessly to notebook screens and large-scale displays dedicated to mixing. Specify which channels you want to use using Channel Zones. EQ, dynamics, sends and inserts can be shown in any combination and essential combinations can be stored as View Sets for instant recall at any given time! Other major improvements include customizable track icons and a new channel notepad to spot channels in the blink of an eye.
With its extremely flexible channel layout, 12 dB boost and dedicated processing power per channel and exceptional feel to the controls, MixConsole in Cubase Elements 7 provides uncompromising audio quality and routing flexibility from the outset, with plenty of pristine headroom and a fundamentally transparent sonic signature. It’s in the mix!
Workflows for professionals
Dedicated to our diehard users, Cubase Elements 7 brings extraordinary workflow improvements to the table, delivering a genuine benefit to professionals working regularly with the mixer. To avoid clutter from invading your mixer, MixConsole only displays the insert and send effect slots that are actually used in the project.
Complete drag-and-drop support ensures hassle-free transfer of channel settings, while the new A/B comparison and global bypass of effects let you appreciate additional tools and options during the mix. Also new on board is the handy plug-in search function to facilitate finding the right effect in your ever-growing list of plug-ins.
Total scalability: Perfect for notebook screens and large-scale displays
View Sets: Define in which combination EQ, dynamics, sends & inserts are shown and store your favorite setups
Plug-in search function: Easily pick the right effect from your ever-growing list of plug-ins
Complete drag-and-drop support ensures hassle-free transfer of channel settings
A/B comparison and global bypass of all audio effects
Customizable track icons & channel notepad: Spot channels in the blink of an eye
Quick Link System: Temporarily link channels or only specific parameters
Visibility Management: Specify which channels you want to use
Simple and effective.
3 top-end compressor models
Standard: The swiss-knife of compression
Vintage: The classic sound of yesteryears
Tube: Warm and colorful signal shaper
4-band StudioEQ with spectrum analyzer
Shapes the transients of percussive input signals.
Tape & Tube Saturation
Add that extra punch of warmth your recordings deserve.
Limiter, Brickwall Limiter, Maximizer
Get your mix radio-ready
The Cubase Channel Strip...
The brand-new channel strip in Cubase Elements 7 offers that epic pro-console sound that lets you turn your songs into a hard-hitting, radio-ready production.
The four-band parametric StudioEQ offers exceptional sound with character as well as a built-in spectrum analyzer. The Standard compressor provides the necessary control over the dynamic structure.
...and Channel Central
The redesigned Channel Settings window gives you lightning quick access to all channel parameters, including input metering, routing assignments and the new channel strip with premier equalization and dynamics modules. There’s no need for scrolling — the display follows you automatically wherever you are and updates each time you adjust controls on a different channel.
VST Amp Rack — Insane tones for your guitar
Based on some of the finest guitar amplifiers ever crafted, VST Amp Rack comes with seven distinct amp models that exactly reproduce the unique character of their originals. Whether it is crystal clean, creamy crunch or singing sustain, VST Amp Rack always delivers the perfect tone for studio-grade guitar tracks ranging from vintage to modern.
18 legendary stomp boxes are available, including Wah Wah, Compressor, Tape Delay and Fuzz for even more options in generating legendary guitar sounds. This, in combination with six classic speaker cabinets, two microphones and a tuner make VST Amp Rack the ultimate set of tools for authentic guitar recording right out of the box.
Be it jazz, rock or metal, this comprehensive collection with signature presets crafted by world-class guitarists from bands the likes of Meshuggah, Emperor, and Accept is ready to infuse guitar recordings with drive, punch and clarity.
DJ-EQ — Filling the floors
This one goes out to all the dance floor addicts! DJ-EQ is your new filter of choice when it comes to recreating the DJ’s favorite performance effect. Bright as a disco ball and sharp as a laser, this three-band equalizer boasts three kill switches to create cutting breaks and unexpected twists! Simple to use, yet strong in impact, DJ-EQ brings the dance floor atmosphere right into your studio.
MorphFilter — Create your own blend
Filtering is an art of its own and we just cultivated it: the new MorphFilter effect brings the superior filter types of Steinberg’s HALion 4 sound creation system to Cubase. Equipped with a bunch of classic low, high and band-pass resonant filters, MorphFilter allows you to blend seamlessly between two different selectable filter types. Shape your tracks with great-sounding sweeps and dynamic glides.
Remote control this
Supporting many hardware remote controllers right out of the box, the all-new Remote Control Editor lets you visually customize the parameter layout of individual effects and instruments on your control surface. It’s as simple as it sounds — just select a hardware knob or button and chose which parameter to control and there you go! Various modes for rotaries and knobs plus the Learn mode make it even easier to assign parameters. Simply reassign the cutoff parameter of your favorite filter effect or synth to whatever rotary you want.
Remote Control Editor supports Mackie Control, Steinberg Houston, Yamaha DM2000 and more right out of the box.
Know your harmonies
The new global Chord Track allows for easy working with chords within your Project window and provides transform and harmonize functions throughout the application. With Chord Track, Cubase detects the harmony structure of your song and feeds back all chord and scale information to your MIDI tracks. All tracks engaged to follow will automatically reflect any harmonic adjustments made with the Chord Track! Advanced voicing options are used to transform existing parts in a harmonically correct and ear-pleasing way. Chords can be either entered manually with the mouse, by playing them on a MIDI keyboard, or generated automatically from existing MIDI parts.
Due to the tight integration, creating and printing lead sheets is just a matter of a few clicks… and a printer with enough paper in it. And while the Chord Track with its many automatic mechanisms truly delivers what it promises, we built a toolset in the Key Editor’s inspector to paint in chords directly as MIDI notes in the Key Editor.
Pure tuning for that extra punch
Thanks to the Hermode tuning technology, the intonation of your synthesized notes are changed dynamically on the fly for utmost compatibility with well-tempered scales, while retaining a high degree of purity for third and fifth intervals. Especially when combining non-fixed-intonation instruments, like brass and woodwind, and fixed-intonation instruments, such as guitars and piano, entire orchestral arrangements sound immediately clearer and more brilliant than before.
Eliminating the compromises and strengthening the advantages of well temperament, Hermode intonation results in a clean and pure tuning that can definitely add unimagined punch and clarity to all kinds of electronic music as well!
More fuel for HALion Sonic SE
You asked for it and we listened: Cubase Elements 7 includes 350 new instrument sounds from the Artist stocking up on detailed acoustic instruments and brilliant synthesizers. Make the difficult choice from the greater good of having a plethora of star-like instruments, and dial them in on your next track!
MemZap teleports throughout the project
Think about this: you are editing a zoomed-in wave file and need to jump to another part only to return back to the starting point seconds later. Now imagine doing this several times in a row — but to save your sanity, Cubase Elements 7 now features MemZap. This allows you to store the exact position and zoom factors of your project for recall and to hop between them whenever you like.
The Steinberg Audio Engine has also been extended with the brand-new ASIO-Guard technology. Rely on our intelligent dropout-prevention algorithms and focus only on your sound — just like in the analog days. With this bulletproof technology our goal is to help Cubase users get the maximum performance out of their systems.
Connected at all times
To ensure playback on starting up the application, Cubase Elements 7 now features Audio Driver Setup that assist firsttime users to get their connected audio hardware ready to go. This dialog pops up on initial startup and whenever an audio hardware is connected or disconnected from the computer.
Play it safe
Sometimes things can get a little out of hand when corrupted or outdated application settings lead to lock-ups and other erratic program behavior beyond control. Perfect for troubleshooting and diagnostic analysis, Cubase Elements 7 includes its new safe-start mode that allows you to disable custom preferences temporarily and restart Cubase with its factory settings.
Size does matter
That’s why Cubase Elements 7 includes the lossless FLAC audio compression codec. Import and export FLAC files effortlessly, and save up to 60% disk space when recording audio tracks in real time. The FLAC format is best suited for files and projects exchanged via the internet without quality loss. Eight different compression levels shrink your files while the sound quality remains intact at all times! Its seamless integration with most major audio applications allows you to use FLAC files just like you know it from other audio formats, such as WAV, AIFF and PCM.
Connect to the cloud
Upload sounds and mixes directly from Cubase to your SoundCloud account, and share your songs and sounds with the world. The dedicated Upload Manager takes care of everything, all you’ve got to do is enter your log-in details. And if you haven’t registered yet with SoundCloud, not to worry, signing up takes next to no time. Share your sounds with the cloud, bask in the spotlight!
ReWire 64-bit compatibility
Hook up to your favorite ReWire software and flip the switch to 64 bits. Cubase Elements 7 now connects ReWire client applications in a pure 64-bit environment under Windows and Mac OS X. Expand the limits of your creativity by implementing third-party applications. Up to 256 audio and thousands of MIDI channels can be streamed from your ReWire application to Cubase in real time — always staying in perfect sync!
Premium-packaged video tutorials
Cubase Elements 7 gives you access to over four hours of online video tutorials. We prepared these videos in pure HD quality to show you every detail. Subtitles are available in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. The Quick Start Video Tutorials show you the basics in over two hours of video footage. The New Features Video Tutorials show you the new Cubase Elements 7 features in detail. The videos were produced once again by the brilliant educators at Streamworks Audio.
Cubase sports the new Steinberg Hub loaded with tons of helpful information. Alongside the enhanced Project Assistant you now find a list of regularly updated video tutorials and RSS feeds to keep you informed about important Cubase updates, support news or product releases. This means that you’re always up to date on all things Cubase!
Ni hao ma? Chegou a hora!
The time has come! Cubase Elements 7 adds user interface language support for Portuguese and simplified Chinese. We welcome our Portuguese and Chinese-speaking friends from around the world to the ever-growing Cubase community!
Looking for the right audio interface?
With two industry-acclaimed D-PRE mic preamps and class-leading 24-bit/192 kHz converters, the UR22 audio and MIDI interface is the perfect addition to your Cubase Elements 7.
Looking for more features?
With Cubase Artist 7 you get more professional tools, inspiring effects and great-sounding instruments for your music production.