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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 assignable physical inputs and outputs
  • 32-Bit floating point audio engine
  • Audio I/O resolution of up to 24-bit/96 kHz
  • iOS 32- and 64-bit support (depending on the device used)
  • Micrologue virtual analog synthesizer with 50 ready-to-go presets
  • MicroSonic with over 100 virtual instrument sounds based on HALionSonic and 16 Allen Morgan drum kits
  • MiniSampler with more than 20 instrument sounds to create your own instruments
  • Mixer with 15 revamped effect processors
  • Over 550 MIDI and audio loops
  • Virtual keyboard and virtual drum pads
  • Sample Editor and Key Editor
  • Automation
  • MIDI CC, program change, aftertouch support
  • AirPlay, Buetooth and HDMI audio out support
  • Export to Cubase, SoundCloud, AudioCopy and email
  • Import and Export to iCloud Drive, Dropbox, external hard drives and wireless flash drives
  • MIDI clock and MIDI thru support
  • MIDI over Bluetooth LE support
  • Core Audio and Core MIDI compatible hardware supported

  • Full Audio Unit, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support
  • 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 180 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.

Micrologue synthesizer

Since version 1.5 Cubasis also includes a full-fledged virtual-analog synthesizer. Micrologue boasts 50 factory presets and offers comprehensive possibilities for designing your own sounds.


MiniSampler extends Cubasis with a new instrument to create own instruments in a snap. Grab audio files from the MediaBay or record your own material, make edits in the included audio editor and map the files to the on-board keyboard at your wish. Packed in an intuitive user interface, the creation of stunning instruments with MiniSampler is a breeze.


With MicroSonic you get over 100 virtual instrument sounds based on the acclaimed HALion Sonic workstation and 16 Allen Morgan Signature drum kits to start producing tracks from scratch.

Audio Unit, Audiobus and Inter-App Audio

From synths to drum machines to reverbs - use your favorite apps as insert/send effects or virtual instruments and record MIDI* or the audio signal directly within Cubasis. Cubasis does not only support the widely used Audiobus protocol for iOS as well as Apple's internal routing system, Inter-App Audio. Expendite your workflow even further by accessing Audio Unit instruments and effect apps directly from within Cubasis without the need to switch between apps when it comes to editing.

*Only when used with Inter-App Audio

Cubasis has truly one of the best Audiobus implementations that I know of.
Sebastian Dittmann, Audiobus developer



Press quotes

Probably the best iPad-based DAW in terms of usability and flexibility, and it links up with Cubase on your desktop, too. —

So all in all Cubasis is a hands down victory. Everything supplied here works and works perfectly. If you are a Cubase user and own an iPad, this is simply a no brainer, you have to have it.

Compatible hardware and add-ons

Audio and MIDI interfaces for Cubasis

Steinberg’s audio and MIDI of the UR series are the perfect match for your iPad when recording audio and MIDI. Compatible models are the UR12, UR22mkII, UR44, UR28M and the UR824.

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MIDI over Bluetooth LE

Use MIDI over Bluetooth LE to hook up your external MIDI keyboard to Cubasis: no cables, low latency and really easy to use. It is also compatible with Yamaha’s latest MD-BT01 and UD-BT01 Wireless MIDI Adapters.

System requirements and support

iOS versions
iOS 8 or later
Device generations and polyphony:
48 voices: iPad 2, iPad mini
128 voices: iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro
Cubase versions required:
Cubase Pro 8/8.5, Cubase Artist 8/8.5 Artist, Cubase LE/AI/Elements 8
Audio Unit extension requires iPad Mini 2, iPad 4 or newer model.
The Cubase project import extension has to be installed on the computer for Cubase to be able to open Cubasis projects:


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



Read the manual here:
Cubasis manual

Version history

Cubasis continues to be refined as you can see from the available overview of new features and enhancements that have been introduced in previous updates.

Cubasis version history