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Cubasis — A new world of recording

Cubasis is Steinberg’s streamlined, multitouch sequencer for the iPad. Specially designed for quick and easy operation, Cubasis makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze. You can also open your Cubasis projects in Cubase under Windows and OS X! Cubasis places touch-intuitive production tools in your hands, opening up a new world of possibilities for your creativity.

Key features

  • Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks (depending on the device used)
  • 24 physical inputs and outputs
  • 32-Bit/96 kHz audio engine
  • Micrologue virtual analog synthesizer
  • Over 85 virtual instrument sounds based on HALion Sonic
  • Mixer with more than 12 effect processors (insert and send effects)
  • Over 280 MIDI and audio loops
  • Virtual keyboard and virtual drum pads
  • Sample Editor and Key Editor
  • Export to Cubase, Dropbox, SoundCloud, AudioCopy & email
  • MIDI clock and thru support
  • Core Audio and Core MIDI compatible hardware supported
  • Full Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support allow to use compatible apps as insert/send effects and virtual instruments or simply record their audio output
  • Import audio from your iTunes music library or using iTunes filesharing, use AudioPaste or set up a Wi-Fi server in Cubasis

Welcome home abroad

Familiar look and feel and Cubase project compatibility

Cubasis features the familiar Cubase look and feel to make you instantly feel at home from the moment you launch the app. From the arrangement window with its track list and inspector to the mixer — a technological déjà vu. The ease of operation that makes Cubase the world’s most advanced music production system has been ported to the iPad for this version of Cubasis.

Cubasis is meticulously designed and takes advantage of the iPad’s versatility, supporting standardized multitouch gestures that speed up your workflow immensely. But not only is the look similar to Cubase: all the projects you create with Cubasis can be imported into Cubase, so you can work with them under Windows and OS X. Steinberg users asked for it and we delivered! This latest addition to the Steinberg family has been totally worth the wait!

Tools for a new generation

The stage is yours

Over 70 virtual instruments and performance options...

Not only is Cubasis the best app to produce multitrack audio recordings, but also the best app to produce MIDI-based music.

Audiobus support

Audiobus is an innovative iOS protocol that offers realtime audio streaming between multiple apps.

Now, you can use your favorite synthesizer app, drum-machine or any other app that supports Audiobus and record the audio output signal directly in Cubasis. Before sending the audio signal to Cubasis, you can even route it to another app and use that app as an effect processor. Plus, you can select Cubasis as an input – there are plenty of possibilities!

New in version 1.3

  • StudioEQ offers full four-band parametric control with variable response curves and shelving modes as well as analog-style peak filters
  • Brickwall Limiter ensures that no clipping occurs whatever level you throw at it
  • FLAC support: import and export FLAC files and save up to 60% disk space
  • CPU/Polyphony Meter

New in version 1.4

  • MIDI clock support
  • MIDI thru support
  • New recording mode menu (punch in/out, pre-roll, count in)
  • Improved key editor workflow with many new tools

New in version 1.5

  • Micrologue virtual analog synthesizer incl. 50 factory presets
  • Modulation wheel support for Micrologue synth
  • 16 Allen Morgan Signature drum kits incl. 80 MIDI loops
  • Instrument track freeze for internal instruments
  • Instrument rack to load and edit Cubasis' instruments

New in version 1.6

  • New pristine audio engine with extended sample rates (44.1/48/96 kHz) and bit rates (16-/24-bit)
  • Real-time playback of arbitrary audio file formats (44.1/48/96 kHz and
    16-/24-/32-bit) independently of the project's sample rate and bit depth
  • Up to 24 assignable physical outputs
  • Assignable metronome output and pan
  • MIDI Clock latency compensation slider
  • Audio input gain adjustment option for audio interfaces and external microphones

New in version 1.7

Full Inter-App Audio support

  • Use Inter-App Audio apps as insert/send effects 
  • Choose Inter-App Audio apps as instruments for your MIDI tracks 
  • Select any Inter-App Audio app as input on audio tracks


  • Audio inputs popup added to the inspector to easily assign tracks to mono, stereo, Audiobus or Inter-App Audio
  • New in-app help system including interactive search function 
  • AudioCopy 2.0 SDK has been implemented

New in version 1.8

  • Automation
  • MIDI CC, program change & aftertouch support
  • Mixer-side global control panel
  • Phase inversion plug-in for audio channels
  • Redesigned effect rack
  • Audiobus 2.0 support



New in version 1.8.1

  • Noise gate effect
  • AirPlay, Bluetooth and HDMI audio out support
  • Extended transport controls in audio editor
  • Setup redesign
  • and more!



::: Compatible hardware :::

Minimum system requirements

iOS 7
Device generations and polyphony:
iPad Generation 3 (64 voices), iPad Generation 4 (64 voices), iPad mini (48 voices), iPad Air (64 voices)
Cubase versions required for project import:
Cubase 7, Cubase 7 Artist, Cubase Elements 7, Cubase LE 7, Cubase AI 7, Cubase 7.5, Cubase 7.5 Artist
The Cubase project import extension has to be installed on the computer for Cubase to be able to open Cubasis projects:

Check out other apps by Steinberg

LoopMash, LoopMash HD and Cubase iC — discover our iOS apps.

Find out more

If you need support for Cubasis, please visit the official support forum.

Read the manual here:
Cubasis Manual