Cubase — the DAW that puts creativity first
Spatious orchestral arrangements, experimental indie pop, floor-filling electronic music or enthralling metal — Cubase offers dedicated tools for all of these musical genres and many more. The world's most popular DAW lets you record, edit and mix your songs like a musician, while providing you a professional, studio-grade audio quality at all stages of the creative process.
Compose and record songs whenever inspiration strikes — Cubase bristles with an eclectic ensemble of creative tools that are both easy to use and highly musical. From the very first beat to the final arrangement, Cubase assists you with intelligent features, including automatic voicing harmonization and convenient composing assistance for generating beautiful chord sequences. And, to top it off, you get a choice of thousands of inspiring instrument sounds and loops that bring your ideas to life.
Whether you are in the studio or in the rehearsal room, Cubase is the DAW of choice for capturing your songs in the most professional way. The integrated mixing desk combines utmost flexibility with top-end channel strip modules for luxiouros, pro-console sound. Thanks to the Control Room section you can provide each of your band members with an individual cue mix. And once the recording session is over, simply select the best parts and conjure the perfect take within seconds.
For countless music producers and audio engineers around the world Cubase is an essential tool of their daily work. With its award-winning audio engine, industry-acclaimed tools and the seamless integration with existing studio gear, Cubase is well tailored to professionals working in the music, film and game industry. And the state-of-the-art mixing desk is unmatched in terms of flexibility and quality, combining studio-grade sound with the comfort of a modern-day DAW.
For film composers
From Hollywood blockbusters to popular TV series — Cubase is the go-to DAW for some of today's most successful media composers. With a separate video track, a scalable video window and a score editor featuring 100+ notation symbols, there's everything on board to create professional scores. And thanks to Steinberg's pioneering VST Expression technology you can create breathtakingly natural orchestral scores with full expression control on single-note level.
For electronic music producers
With an immense arsenal of spectacular synths and creative effects, Cubase is a true treasure trove for experimental sound designers. From the purest analog synths to a next-generation granular synth over to intuitive beat creation and mangling tools, Cubase offers everthing needed to create expressive electronic music. Add to this the advanced Drum, Key and List editors, a variety of intuitive audio editing tools and the seamless remote control integration and you get a one-of-its-kind solution for creating and performing electronic music.
Cubase includes a complete toolset for the correction and enhancement of vocal recordings. It is just a matter of seconds to adjust the pitch and timing of monophonic audio signals or to harmonize your lead vocals in beautifully composed choral arrangements. For more convenience, you can even edit voices from multiple tracks in one single editor. To make the most out of your vocal recordings, simply add some of the quality reverb, modulation and dynamics effects and you're done.
For beat producers
Whether you're creating hip hop, rap or techno music, Cubase has the right tools at hand: from an MPC-style drum sampler to an intuitive step sequencer over to creative beat mangling tools, there are plenty of options to produce four-to-the-floor beats and massive rhythms. And Cubase also provides a genre-crossing range of ready-to-go samples, sounds and loops alongside massive EQs and inspiring effects that are just perfect for producers of electronic music.
From crystal clean to creamy crunch over to singing sustain, VST Amp Rack delivers rock-solid tones for your guitar tracks. Designed as a customizable rack, this virtual guitar tone suite offers multiple amps, classic stomp box effects, speaker cabinets and microphone models to choose from. The plug-in also highlights signature presets crafted by world-class guitarists from bands such as Meshuggah, Emperor and Accept.
"This is the most accomplished and powerful version of Cubase to date, offering a remarkable combination of features and usability and taking advantage of the latest technologies."
— Music Tech, Issue 96, 2011
"Cubase... deserves an award if for no other reason than for the continual re-invention that keeps one of the original DAWs fresh, new, and creative."
— Electronic Musician, 2012