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Instruments

Cubase delivers a rich palette of finest virtual instruments and each of them comes ready to play with hundreds of fantastic preset sounds — amounting to over 3,000 sounds right out of the box.

Retrologue

Ideal for creating fat and funky lead and bass sounds, Retrologue offers those old-school analog synth sounds and biting sonic blocks that will enrich every modern music production substantially. At the heart of this cutting instrument are two carefully modeled oscillators each with up to eight detunable voices alongside an earth-shattering sub and noise oscillator. Packed into a straightforward interface, Retrologue brings back the sound of analog circuitries and vintage warmth.

Retrologues extensive preset library features 300 presets and comes with timeless and modern synthesizer sounds — from heavy weight monophonic basses and razor-sharp leads to driving grooves and polyphonic stabs. Grab your keyboard and start creating memorable hooks!

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Padshop

Padshop introduces a new way of granular sound design. Get yourself ready for out-of-this-world atmospheres, far-out effects and a user interface that’s a breeze to work with. Padshops features two independent layers that are based on an individual oscillator source and generate up to eight different grain streams. The edit section gives you access to parameters that really matter, including the high-quality low, high and band-pass as well as band-rejection filters with an integrated distortion unit. Two envelopes, two LFOs and the Step Modulator can be used to modulate a large number of target parameters. And with the built-in modulation and delay effects you can drive the pace for high tension atmospheres.

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HALion Sonic SE 2

HALion Sonic SE 2

HALion Sonic SE 2 is a compact version of the next incarnation of Steinberg’s acclaimed HALion Sonic sample player and synthesizer, and delivers a range of sumptuous new sounds and instruments for Cubase. The new Trip virtual analog synth included in HALion Sonic SE 2 features an arpeggiator module with four variations and over 150 ultra-dynamic sounds that will propel you to arp-heaven. Eight new effect types are also on board, including Tape Saturator, Wah Wah, Auto Filter, Step Flanger, Ring Modulator, Octaver, Vintage Ensemble, Envelope Shaper and an improved Rotary Effect.

Groove Agent SE 4

Groove Agent SE 4 is a massively featured MPC-style drum sampler including a wide range of effects, pattern playback functions and comfortable sample editing. Add the crispy vintage vibe to your beats with one of the new playback modes, emulating the character of the 12-bit era. And thanks to the deep integration in Cubase, you will be able to see the instruments mapped automatically as drum maps into the Drum Editor and Beat Designer. Groove Agent SE 4 includes over 120 drum kits and 240 ready-to-go grooves. From crackling vinyl beats to four-to-the-floor electronic kits, Groove Agent SE 4 has it all covered.

LoopMash 2

LoopMash is a revolutionary virtual instrument that offers a unique and innovative way of working with loops and beats to create stunning new rhythms and grooves. Seamlessly blendable variations of both the included loops and any loop from your library open up myriad new creative possibilities. Its revolutionary audio analysis/synthesis engine, developed in collaboration with Yamaha, matches similar elements across loops and beats, generating fresh and inspiring mash-ups from any rhythmic audio material — entirely synced to the Cubase Tempo. Integrated editing and the powerful live performance mode with user-definable scenes and automation support and its over 20 MIDI-controllable live and slice-based effects such as scratches, stutters and tape stops,  make this instrument a powerful creative tool for any artist serious about their beats!
LoopMash is the first-of-its-kind interactive loop synthesizer that creative musicians working in many genres have been waiting for and offers almost limitless variations: all with the sole aim of getting the beats creative again.

Effects

Cubase comes with an impressive arsenal of high-quality VST effect processors, including EQ, Dynamics, Modulation, Reverb, Filters, Distortion and special effects. Together with the also included “Legacy Set” of original Cubase SX effects, Cubase 7.5 offers a total of 69 real-time audio effects right out of the box, making it Steinberg’s most complete plug-in set ever with more than 1,500 great-sounding presets included. 

EQ

  • Voxengo CurveEQ*
  • Standard Channel EQ
  • Studio EQ
  • GEQ30*
  • GEQ10
  • DJ-EQ
Voxengo CurveEQ <br><br> An extremely versatile 64-band spline EQ with linear and minimum-phase modes and a spectrum analyzer for comparison and matching purposes.Voxengo CurveEQ <br><br> An extremely versatile 64-band spline EQ with linear and minimum-phase modes and a spectrum analyzer for comparison and matching purposes.Voxengo CurveEQ <br><br> An extremely versatile 64-band spline EQ with linear and minimum-phase modes and a spectrum analyzer for comparison and matching purposes.Voxengo CurveEQ <br><br> An extremely versatile 64-band spline EQ with linear and minimum-phase modes and a spectrum analyzer for comparison and matching purposes.Voxengo CurveEQ <br><br> An extremely versatile 64-band spline EQ with linear and minimum-phase modes and a spectrum analyzer for comparison and matching purposes.Voxengo CurveEQ <br><br> An extremely versatile 64-band spline EQ with linear and minimum-phase modes and a spectrum analyzer for comparison and matching purposes.
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Dynamics


  • Compressor, Tube Compressor, VintageCompressor*, MultibandCompressor*
  • VSTDynamics
  • DeEsser*
  • Limiter, Brickwall Limiter*, Maximizer
  • Gate, MIDI Gate
  • Expander*
  • EnvelopeShaper
  • Chopper
  • Magneto 2
Brickwall Limiter <br><br> This is a type of compressor that keeps the audio signal from passing the threshold, perfect for achieving the hottest signal without clipping the recording’s maximum level. Brickwall Limiter is also available as channel strip module.Brickwall Limiter <br><br> This is a type of compressor that keeps the audio signal from passing the threshold, perfect for achieving the hottest signal without clipping the recording’s maximum level. Brickwall Limiter is also available as channel strip module.Brickwall Limiter <br><br> This is a type of compressor that keeps the audio signal from passing the threshold, perfect for achieving the hottest signal without clipping the recording’s maximum level. Brickwall Limiter is also available as channel strip module.Brickwall Limiter <br><br> This is a type of compressor that keeps the audio signal from passing the threshold, perfect for achieving the hottest signal without clipping the recording’s maximum level. Brickwall Limiter is also available as channel strip module.Brickwall Limiter <br><br> This is a type of compressor that keeps the audio signal from passing the threshold, perfect for achieving the hottest signal without clipping the recording’s maximum level. Brickwall Limiter is also available as channel strip module.Brickwall Limiter <br><br> This is a type of compressor that keeps the audio signal from passing the threshold, perfect for achieving the hottest signal without clipping the recording’s maximum level. Brickwall Limiter is also available as channel strip module.Brickwall Limiter <br><br> This is a type of compressor that keeps the audio signal from passing the threshold, perfect for achieving the hottest signal without clipping the recording’s maximum level. Brickwall Limiter is also available as channel strip module.Brickwall Limiter <br><br> This is a type of compressor that keeps the audio signal from passing the threshold, perfect for achieving the hottest signal without clipping the recording’s maximum level. Brickwall Limiter is also available as channel strip module.Brickwall Limiter <br><br> This is a type of compressor that keeps the audio signal from passing the threshold, perfect for achieving the hottest signal without clipping the recording’s maximum level. Brickwall Limiter is also available as channel strip module.Brickwall Limiter <br><br> This is a type of compressor that keeps the audio signal from passing the threshold, perfect for achieving the hottest signal without clipping the recording’s maximum level. Brickwall Limiter is also available as channel strip module.Brickwall Limiter <br><br> This is a type of compressor that keeps the audio signal from passing the threshold, perfect for achieving the hottest signal without clipping the recording’s maximum level. Brickwall Limiter is also available as channel strip module.Brickwall Limiter <br><br> This is a type of compressor that keeps the audio signal from passing the threshold, perfect for achieving the hottest signal without clipping the recording’s maximum level. Brickwall Limiter is also available as channel strip module.Brickwall Limiter <br><br> This is a type of compressor that keeps the audio signal from passing the threshold, perfect for achieving the hottest signal without clipping the recording’s maximum level. Brickwall Limiter is also available as channel strip module.Brickwall Limiter <br><br> This is a type of compressor that keeps the audio signal from passing the threshold, perfect for achieving the hottest signal without clipping the recording’s maximum level. Brickwall Limiter is also available as channel strip module.Brickwall Limiter <br><br> This is a type of compressor that keeps the audio signal from passing the threshold, perfect for achieving the hottest signal without clipping the recording’s maximum level. Brickwall Limiter is also available as channel strip module.
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Reverb

  • REVerence*
  • REVelation
  • Roomworks*
  • Roomworks SE
REVerence <br><br> The world’s first VST3 high-end multi-channel convolution reverb processor, being capable of emulating speakers, analog gear and any natural room or hall imaginable — in stereo or surround with over 70 responses included.REVerence <br><br> The world’s first VST3 high-end multi-channel convolution reverb processor, being capable of emulating speakers, analog gear and any natural room or hall imaginable — in stereo or surround with over 70 responses included.REVerence <br><br> The world’s first VST3 high-end multi-channel convolution reverb processor, being capable of emulating speakers, analog gear and any natural room or hall imaginable — in stereo or surround with over 70 responses included.REVerence <br><br> The world’s first VST3 high-end multi-channel convolution reverb processor, being capable of emulating speakers, analog gear and any natural room or hall imaginable — in stereo or surround with over 70 responses included.
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Distortion


  • VST Amp Rack
  • AmpSimulator
  • Tone Booster
  • Distortion
  • SoftClipper*
  • DaTube
  • Grungelizer
  • Bitcrusher
Vst Amp Rack <br><br> Steinberg’s all new Reference virtual guitar tone suite, featuring seven legendary amp models, sixteen vintage stomp boxes, six classic speaker cabinets and two studio-grade microphone types. Be it jazz, rock or metal, this comprehensive collection is ready to infuse guitar recordings with drive, punch and clarity.Vst Amp Rack <br><br> Steinberg’s all new Reference virtual guitar tone suite, featuring seven legendary amp models, sixteen vintage stomp boxes, six classic speaker cabinets and two studio-grade microphone types. Be it jazz, rock or metal, this comprehensive collection is ready to infuse guitar recordings with drive, punch and clarity.Vst Amp Rack <br><br> Steinberg’s all new Reference virtual guitar tone suite, featuring seven legendary amp models, sixteen vintage stomp boxes, six classic speaker cabinets and two studio-grade microphone types. Be it jazz, rock or metal, this comprehensive collection is ready to infuse guitar recordings with drive, punch and clarity.Vst Amp Rack <br><br> Steinberg’s all new Reference virtual guitar tone suite, featuring seven legendary amp models, sixteen vintage stomp boxes, six classic speaker cabinets and two studio-grade microphone types. Be it jazz, rock or metal, this comprehensive collection is ready to infuse guitar recordings with drive, punch and clarity.Vst Amp Rack <br><br> Steinberg’s all new Reference virtual guitar tone suite, featuring seven legendary amp models, sixteen vintage stomp boxes, six classic speaker cabinets and two studio-grade microphone types. Be it jazz, rock or metal, this comprehensive collection is ready to infuse guitar recordings with drive, punch and clarity.Vst Amp Rack <br><br> Steinberg’s all new Reference virtual guitar tone suite, featuring seven legendary amp models, sixteen vintage stomp boxes, six classic speaker cabinets and two studio-grade microphone types. Be it jazz, rock or metal, this comprehensive collection is ready to infuse guitar recordings with drive, punch and clarity.Vst Amp Rack <br><br> Steinberg’s all new Reference virtual guitar tone suite, featuring seven legendary amp models, sixteen vintage stomp boxes, six classic speaker cabinets and two studio-grade microphone types. Be it jazz, rock or metal, this comprehensive collection is ready to infuse guitar recordings with drive, punch and clarity.Vst Amp Rack <br><br> Steinberg’s all new Reference virtual guitar tone suite, featuring seven legendary amp models, sixteen vintage stomp boxes, six classic speaker cabinets and two studio-grade microphone types. Be it jazz, rock or metal, this comprehensive collection is ready to infuse guitar recordings with drive, punch and clarity.
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Filter


  • Dual Filter
  • Step Filter
  • WahWah
  • MorphFilter
MorphFilter <br><br> Filtering is an art all 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. MorphFilter allows you to blend between the classic low, high and band-pass filters heard on countless records.MorphFilter <br><br> Filtering is an art all 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. MorphFilter allows you to blend between the classic low, high and band-pass filters heard on countless records.MorphFilter <br><br> Filtering is an art all 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. MorphFilter allows you to blend between the classic low, high and band-pass filters heard on countless records.MorphFilter <br><br> Filtering is an art all 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. MorphFilter allows you to blend between the classic low, high and band-pass filters heard on countless records.
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Modulation


  • Chorus, StudioChorus*, Flanger, Phaser
  • Tremolo, Vibrato
  • AutoPan
  • Cloner*
  • Rotary
  • Tranceformer
  • RingModulator, ModMachine*
  • Metalizer
  • LoopMash FX
Studio Chorus <br><br> StudioChorus is a powerful dual-stage chorus with two identical stages running in serial; each stage also features a filter stage and a spatial parameter, which creates modulation offsets between channels, also in surround configurations.Studio Chorus <br><br> StudioChorus is a powerful dual-stage chorus with two identical stages running in serial; each stage also features a filter stage and a spatial parameter, which creates modulation offsets between channels, also in surround configurations.Studio Chorus <br><br> StudioChorus is a powerful dual-stage chorus with two identical stages running in serial; each stage also features a filter stage and a spatial parameter, which creates modulation offsets between channels, also in surround configurations.Studio Chorus <br><br> StudioChorus is a powerful dual-stage chorus with two identical stages running in serial; each stage also features a filter stage and a spatial parameter, which creates modulation offsets between channels, also in surround configurations.Studio Chorus <br><br> StudioChorus is a powerful dual-stage chorus with two identical stages running in serial; each stage also features a filter stage and a spatial parameter, which creates modulation offsets between channels, also in surround configurations.Studio Chorus <br><br> StudioChorus is a powerful dual-stage chorus with two identical stages running in serial; each stage also features a filter stage and a spatial parameter, which creates modulation offsets between channels, also in surround configurations.Studio Chorus <br><br> StudioChorus is a powerful dual-stage chorus with two identical stages running in serial; each stage also features a filter stage and a spatial parameter, which creates modulation offsets between channels, also in surround configurations.Studio Chorus <br><br> StudioChorus is a powerful dual-stage chorus with two identical stages running in serial; each stage also features a filter stage and a spatial parameter, which creates modulation offsets between channels, also in surround configurations.Studio Chorus <br><br> StudioChorus is a powerful dual-stage chorus with two identical stages running in serial; each stage also features a filter stage and a spatial parameter, which creates modulation offsets between channels, also in surround configurations.Studio Chorus <br><br> StudioChorus is a powerful dual-stage chorus with two identical stages running in serial; each stage also features a filter stage and a spatial parameter, which creates modulation offsets between channels, also in surround configurations.Studio Chorus <br><br> StudioChorus is a powerful dual-stage chorus with two identical stages running in serial; each stage also features a filter stage and a spatial parameter, which creates modulation offsets between channels, also in surround configurations.Studio Chorus <br><br> StudioChorus is a powerful dual-stage chorus with two identical stages running in serial; each stage also features a filter stage and a spatial parameter, which creates modulation offsets between channels, also in surround configurations.Studio Chorus <br><br> StudioChorus is a powerful dual-stage chorus with two identical stages running in serial; each stage also features a filter stage and a spatial parameter, which creates modulation offsets between channels, also in surround configurations.Studio Chorus <br><br> StudioChorus is a powerful dual-stage chorus with two identical stages running in serial; each stage also features a filter stage and a spatial parameter, which creates modulation offsets between channels, also in surround configurations.
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Delay

  • MonoDelay
  • StereoDelay
  • PingPongDelay
  • MixerDelay*
MonoDelay <br><br> MonoDelay is a monophonic delay processor with filter stage and tempo sync — the Steve Reich of delays!MonoDelay <br><br> MonoDelay is a monophonic delay processor with filter stage and tempo sync — the Steve Reich of delays!MonoDelay <br><br> MonoDelay is a monophonic delay processor with filter stage and tempo sync — the Steve Reich of delays!MonoDelay <br><br> MonoDelay is a monophonic delay processor with filter stage and tempo sync — the Steve Reich of delays!
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Spatial

  • MonoToStereo
  • StereoEnhancer

 

 

MonoToStereo <br><br> MonoToStereo can create a pseudo-stereo signal from any mono source and also includes controls for “color” and “delay”.MonoToStereo <br><br> MonoToStereo can create a pseudo-stereo signal from any mono source and also includes controls for “color” and “delay”.
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Pitch

  • PitchCorrect
  • Octaver
  • Tuner

 

 

Pitch Correct <br><br> Designed for vocal and solo instrument recordings, the Pitch Correct VST 3 plug-in brings easy and automatic intonation control and scale correction of vocal and monophonic instrument recordings to Cubase.Pitch Correct <br><br> Designed for vocal and solo instrument recordings, the Pitch Correct VST 3 plug-in brings easy and automatic intonation control and scale correction of vocal and monophonic instrument recordings to Cubase.Pitch Correct <br><br> Designed for vocal and solo instrument recordings, the Pitch Correct VST 3 plug-in brings easy and automatic intonation control and scale correction of vocal and monophonic instrument recordings to Cubase.
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Mastering & Tools


  • UV22 HR
  • Multiscope*
  • SMPTE Generator*
  • Test Generator*
  • Mix6to2*
  • MixConvert*
  • Surround Panner*
  • VST Connect SE 2*
UV22 HR <br><br> The UV22 HR is a dithering plug-in, based on an advanced algorithm developed by Apogee.UV22 HR <br><br> The UV22 HR is a dithering plug-in, based on an advanced algorithm developed by Apogee.UV22 HR <br><br> The UV22 HR is a dithering plug-in, based on an advanced algorithm developed by Apogee.UV22 HR <br><br> The UV22 HR is a dithering plug-in, based on an advanced algorithm developed by Apogee.UV22 HR <br><br> The UV22 HR is a dithering plug-in, based on an advanced algorithm developed by Apogee.UV22 HR <br><br> The UV22 HR is a dithering plug-in, based on an advanced algorithm developed by Apogee.UV22 HR <br><br> The UV22 HR is a dithering plug-in, based on an advanced algorithm developed by Apogee.UV22 HR <br><br> The UV22 HR is a dithering plug-in, based on an advanced algorithm developed by Apogee.
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*Exclusively available in Cubase