Discover all the Cubase features

Highlights

Audio Warp Quantize

Warp-quantize multiple audio tracks at once using the convenient Quantize panel. By creating warp…

Channel Strip (Advanced)

The channel strip modules are the very heart of our exceptional sound. Carefully crafted in close…

Channel Strip (Basic)

In the basic channel strip version, just like in the advanced version, you can assign modules…

New Licensing System

For many years, the USB eLicenser has been ever-present for the Cubase community. But no longer…

MIDI Remote

MIDI controllers are essential to every music production setup. MIDI Remote Scripts will help to…

Chord Pads

This inspiring tool helps you compose music quickly and creatively. It is very easy to get “stuck”…

Comping 

Create the perfect version of a recording from multiple takes. Few performers are skilled enough…

Sampler Track 2

Take any piece of audio and use it to create a Sampler Track. You can then play the sample…

MixConsole

Cubase's MixConsole excels not only in terms of usability, look and feel, but also sounds like a…

VariAudio 3 

VariAudio offers fully-integrated vocal editing and pitch change of individual notes in monophonic…

Scale Assistant

Set your song’s scale in the Key Editor and follow its lead, quantize a solo to the scale or play…

Groove Agent SE

Possibly the most comprehensive drum production software instrument ever produced, Groove Agent…

Spectral Comparison EQ

Clean up overlapping frequencies with the comparison mode in the Channel EQ. Create room for each…

Advanced Audio Export

Sync your export selection to the selection in your project. You can export the full signal path…

Control Room

Control Room is a unique recording and monitoring environment, which seamlessly integrates…

Easy side-chaining

This commonly-used technique is very popular in contemporary music production and has a wide range…

General

Next-generation audio engine

The award-winning Cubase audio engine features crystal-clear, 64-bit floating-point resolution at…

MediaBay

MediaBay helps you to find and organize your content. When working with many files, you want to…

Advanced Audio Export

Sync your export selection to the selection in your project. You can export the full signal path…

ARA support

With Audio Random Access (ARA) Extensions, you can edit your audio even more easily. ARA allows…

MIDI Remote

MIDI controllers are essential to every music production setup. MIDI Remote Scripts will help to…

AudioWarp

The Free Warp tool lets you edit your audio recordings and correct timings directly in the Project…

Colorized Mixer Channels

Colorize complete mixer channels in the MixConsole with track colors. This allows you to…

Combined Select Tools

Speed up your editing workflow by combining the selection tools for both objects and ranges. They…

Workspaces

Organize your windows and specific dialogs for frequently-used workflows. Multiple workspaces can…

Track Archives

Export your audio, FX, groups, instruments, MIDI, and video tracks as track archives for import…

Track visibility management

Have a complete overview of all tracks in your project by dynamically displaying only the tracks…

Channel Batch Export

Use this option to mix down several channels simultaneously. An individual file is created for…

Latency Monitor

Low latency is crucial for any performance, whether monitoring, recording or sending a cue mix to…

Notepad

Each channel in the MixConsole window has its own Notepad, which allows you to enter notes and…

Import Tracks From Projects

Track import functionality allows you to exchange data between projects. Import multiple track…

Project Logical Editor

Combine filter conditions with actions to create complex procedures. Examples of how you can use…

Disabling Tracks

System resources can be conserved by disabling audio, instrument, MIDI, and sampler tracks that…

Safe Start Mode

Initiate Cubase/Nuendo without any third-party plug-ins loaded.

VST System Link

This network system for digital audio allows you to have several computers working together in one…

OMF support

Open Media Framework Interchange (OMFI) is a platform-independent file format intended for the…

AAF support

Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) is a platform-independent file format intended for the transfer of…

Project Browser

Here you have a list-based representation of the project. It allows you to view and edit all…

Softube Console 1 support

The Softube Console 1 hardware controller is deeply integrated into our DAW. You can now select…

Track Icons

Identification of tracks is very easy with this facility to add a picture to each one. Track…

WaveLab file exchange

This facility allows you to open an audio file in WaveLab directly from within a Cubase or Nuendo…

Track Import

Audio, instrument, MIDI, chord, marker, and video tracks can be imported directly from other…

Composing

Chord Track

The global Chord Track facilitates working with chords in a project context, enabling transform…

Chord Pads

This inspiring tool helps you compose music quickly and creatively. It is very easy to get “stuck”…

Scale Assistant

Set your song’s scale in the Key Editor and follow its lead, quantize a solo to the scale or play…

Score Editor (Advanced)

A professional notation environment is included, with full support for virtually every symbol…

Score Editor (Basic)

The basic Score Editor allows you to display music notation in Cubase. It shows MIDI notes as a…

Note Expression

This is a very intuitive and accurate way of controller editing. As an alternative to working with…

Audio to MIDI chords

Convert audio to MIDI chord progressions, by simply dragging your audio recordings to the Chord…

Arranger Track

Setup your project in a non-linear fashion by using an arranger track, which allows you to specify…

Chord Assistant Proximity Mode

Proximity Mode uses a set of harmonic rules to offer suggestions of triads or four-note chords…

Chord Assistant

You don't have to be a musical genius to create beautiful melodies, thanks to the powerful Chord…

Tempo Track

With the Tempo Track you can control the speed at which the project is played.

Expression Maps

Expression Maps allow you to audition a composition, including musical articulations. Within these…

Signature Track

The Signature Track works in a similar way to the Tempo Track, but you have to stick to the bars…

TrackVersions

This flexible feature helps to significantly speed up your workflow by allowing you to create…

Global Transpose Track

Here you can transpose either the entire project or sections of it, a function which is very…

MusicXML Import/Export

Import and export MusicXML files to transfer musical scores to and from applications that support…

Hermode Tuning

Hermode Tuning dynamically retunes the notes you play, creating clear frequencies for every (for…

Time Warp

With Time Warp you can move the musical positions of events or parts to specific time positions…

Recording

Control Room

Control Room is a unique recording and monitoring environment, which seamlessly integrates…

Comping 

Create the perfect version of a recording from multiple takes. Few performers are skilled enough…

Audio Pre-Record

This allows you to record audio during playback or in stop mode. Never again miss that perfect…

Retrospective Record

This feature allows you to capture any MIDI notes that you play in Stop mode, or during playback…

Punch In/Punch Out

These are a pair of markers which determine the record start (punch in) and record stop (punch…

Metronome Click (Advanced)

The Click Pattern Editor allows you to compose custom metronome patterns with up to four different…

Metronome Click (Basic)

The basic metronome ensures you to stay in time when you are recording your music. It offers…

Marker Track

Add and edit markers that will help you to quickly locate certain positions in your project.

Pre-Roll/Post-Roll

This allows the project cursor to roll back by a specified time value before playback starts. When…

Re-recording

In this mode recording is reinitiated, the events are removed and recording restarts from the same…

Pool

Every time you record on an audio track, a file is created on your hard disk. A reference to this…

Sequencing

Key Editor

The Key Editor is a very powerful-yet-transparent facility which opens up virtually limitless…

Drum Editor

This is a formidable tool for constructing and reworking beats, rhythms and grooves, with a…

Global Tracks

With Global Tracks in the Key Editor, you stay in sync even better and you don't have to jump…

Logical Editor 

This is a key feature that combines filter conditions with actions to create complex procedures …

MPE Support

MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) is supported in Nuendo. The most common MPE controllers are…

Chord Editor

Here you can define, change and add new chord events.

Chord Editing Section

The Chord Editing Sections allows you to insert and edit chords directly in the Key Editor.

List Editor

This advanced MIDI editing tool gives you fast access to every single aspect of a MIDI note, which…

Drum Maps

Different MIDI drum instruments often use different key assignments, which can be troublesome if…

In-Place Editing

Edit MIDI notes and controllers directly in the Project window. This is a helpful tool for quick…

Quick Controls

This is where your most important parameters are gathered in one place, saving you from having to…

Tempo Detection Panel

This panel allows you to analyze the tempo of audio events or MIDI parts.

Audio Editing

VariAudio 3 

VariAudio offers fully-integrated vocal editing and pitch change of individual notes in monophonic…

Audio Alignment

This tool allows you to automatically match the timing of audio events that you want to play back…

SpectraLayers One

This compact version of the acclaimed visual audio editing tool allows you to visualize and…

Direct Offline Processing

Apply any kind of process offline for single or multiple selected events — with the feel of…

Audio Warp Quantize

Warp-quantize multiple audio tracks at once using the convenient Quantize panel. By creating warp…

Audio Parts

Audio Parts are containers for audio events. If you want to treat several audio events as one unit…

Group Editing

This is a simple and efficient time-saving tool which ties together tracks that belong together…

Hitpoint Detection

Hitpoints mark musically-relevant positions in audio files. When activating this function, the…

Render in-place

Bounce MIDI and audio parts easily, defining exactly what processes to include and, for example…

Sample Editor

Edit your audio with almost limitless creative freedom in the Sample Editor. A comprehensive set…

Time Stretch

This function allows you to change the length and tempo of the selected audio without affecting…

Mixing

MixConsole

Cubase's MixConsole excels not only in terms of usability, look and feel, but also sounds like a…

Channel Strip (Advanced)

The channel strip modules are the very heart of our exceptional sound. Carefully crafted in close…

Channel Strip (Basic)

In the basic channel strip version, just like in the advanced version, you can assign modules…

MixConsole History

Have you ever wanted to compare different mixes with just one mouse click? MixConsole History…

MixConsole Snapshots

An incredibly versatile tool, the Snapshots facility will fundamentally change and improve the way…

Easy side-chaining

This commonly-used technique is very popular in contemporary music production and has a wide range…

SuperVision

A fully-customizable, multimeter audio analyzer for professional productions, SuperVision lets you…

Spectral Comparison EQ

Clean up overlapping frequencies with the comparison mode in the Channel EQ. Create room for each…

VCA Faders

VCA Faders serve as remote controls for groups of linked channel faders in the MixConsole, for…

Multi-channel true peak master meter

This multi-channel true peak and a loudness meter allows you to measure loudness in compliance…

Loudness Meter

You can analyze, measure, and monitor the loudness of your project in real-time during playback or…

Surround Sound

Cubase has integrated surround sound features, with support for several formats. All audio-related…

Ultra-precise automation curves

Create and edit smooth transitions, for example for musical build-ups and providing detailed…

Control Room

This high end feature has been engineered exclusively for Steinberg’s audio production systems and…

Link Groups

The Link Group option on the MixConsole toolbar allows you to link channels and to edit links and…

Direct Routing

Available for audio, instrument, FX channel tracks, groups, and output busses, Direct Routing…

Listen Mode

Check the signal from selected channels quickly without interrupting or interfering with the mix…

Stereo Combined Panner

The stereo combined panner links the left and right pan controls, maintaining the relative…

Automation Virgin Territories

This facility allows you to add extra, empty automation lanes. When you add automation data to…

Track visibility management

Have a complete overview of all tracks in your project by dynamically displaying only the tracks…

A/B comparison

Effect parameter settings can be used as a starting point for further fine-tuning and then…

Wave Meters

Switching the meter type from PPM to waveforms is one of the MixConsole’s many options for…

Virtual Instruments

Groove Agent SE

Possibly the most comprehensive drum production software instrument ever produced, Groove Agent…

Halion Sonic SE 3

With a massive sample content library, in combination with powerful synthesizer engines and…

Retrologue 2

This flexible, intuitive instrument emulates the warmth and fatness of classic analog…

Sampler Track 2

Take any piece of audio and use it to create a Sampler Track. You can then play the sample…

Verve

A felt piano that is so beautiful and warm, so dreamy and melancholic, so detailed and…

Padshop 2

This granular synth is perfect for high tension atmospheres and unusual effects, thanks to having…

Flux

Flux is a wavetable synth that combines HALion’s synthesis with two main wavetable oscillators, a…

Trip

Trip is a virtual analog synth that comes with three oscillators, a sub oscillator, a ring…

Sounds, Loops, Presets

Hard Knocks

Grammy-winner Beat Butcha has produced a sizzling pack of hip hop heat.

Noir

Hollywood sound designer Robert Dudzik has produced the Noir library for cinematic trailers.

Nightcall Synthwave

Black Octopus Sound have produced this 80’s Synth Wave sample pack.

Dancefloor Tech House

Black Octopus Sound have produced this Dancefloor Tech House sample pack.

Lofi Dreams

Black Octopus Sound have produced this Lo-fi hip hop sample pack.

Bloom

Black Octopus Sound have produced this Vocals sample pack.

Analog Techno

Berlin-based Florian Meindl has produced the deep, grooving Analog Techno library with his modular…

Blockbuster

Produced by Nashville-based producer Allen Morgan, the Blockbuster library is the perfect…

Caleidoscope

Caleidoscope is a dedicated sample library for the Sampler Track, with hundreds of samples and…

EDM Toolbox

The EDM Toolbox comes with 30 new construction kits, ready to open up new creative avenues and…

Mystic Spaces

Mystic Spaces is a collection of extraordinary experimental sounds produced by musician, sound…

Raw Ambience

Drum and bass duo Rawtekk have produced Raw Ambience, a highly aesthetic sound library perfect for…

Soul Assembly

Soul Assembly is a collection from Soul Surplus, with a vibe perfect for the foundations of new…

The Hip Hop Vault

The Beat Butcha, whose production credits include Jay-Z, Beyonce, Mobb Deep and many others, has…

Production Grooves

Production Grooves feeds Groove Agent with over 400 drum loops and presets for all contemporary…

Production Presets

Production Presets are there to inspire when needed and to help you finish your mix. Stunning new…

Allen Morgan Signature Drums

Groove Agent SE features high quality percussive sounds in 30 drum kits, alongside 150 intricately…

Allen Morgan Rock-Pop Toolbox

Allen Morgan Rock-Pop Toolbox includes 30 construction kits, each with 25 to 30 audio and MIDI…

Effects

Tuner

An instrument tuner plug-in with hardware-like accuracy.

UV22HR

This is a dithering plug-in, based on an advanced algorithm developed by Apogee.

Mixer Delay

If you need to delay certain signals in your audio system, this is the plug-in to use.

Test Generator

Generate a basic audio signal for measurement and testing purposes, with a choice of sine and saw…

SMPTE Generator

SMPTE Generator sends out SMPTE time code to an audio output for synchronizing external other…

Mix6to2

This plug-in lets you quickly mix down your surround mix format to stereo. You can control the…

Mono To Stereo

This effect turns a mono signal into a pseudo-stereo signal. The plug-in can be used on a mono…

Stereo Enhancer

This effect enhances the stereo width of a stereo input signal. It features controls for Color and…

Imager

Imager will help you to get a better, cleaner mix. You can place audio tracks in the stereo field…

Pitch Correct

Designed for voice and solo instrument recordings, the Pitch Correct VST3 plug-in provides easy…

Octaver

This is a sub-octave pitch shifter that creates two additional signals, one and two octaves below…

Morph Filter

Filtering is an art all its own and we just cultivated it: the Morph Filter effect brings the…

Step Filter

This is a pattern-controlled multimode filter that can create rhythmic, pulsating filter effects…

Dual Filter

Dual Filter can be used as a low-pass or high-pass filter and you can even set the sound…

Tone Booster

This is a simple volume booster with a variable filter stage for tone control. It simulates…

Wah Wah

Wah Wah is a variable slope bandpass filter that can be auto-controlled by a side-chain signal (if…

Auto Pan

Auto Pan is an automatic panning effect with adjustable width, rate, two wave shapes and tempo sync.

Cloner

Cloner simulates the effect of double-tracking by creating up to four ‘cloned’ signals from the…

FX Modulator

FX Modulator let’s you breathe life into your sounds with advanced, multi-effect modulation. From…

Loop Mash FX

Torture, tweak and mash your sounds in real time using this sonic blender. Loop Mash FX…

Metalizer

This plug-in feeds the audio signal through a variable frequency filter, with tempo sync or time…

Chopper

Chopper allows you to add tremolo, with or without an additional panning effect.

Phaser

This classic phaser has a variable filter stage, manual mode, tempo sync and a spatial parameter…

Studio Chorus

This is a powerful, dual-stage chorus with two identical stages running in series. Each stage also…

Rotary

This rotor speaker cabinet effect has powerful editing capabilities, featuring independent Lo/Hi…

Flanger

A classic flanger with editable Lo/Hi Range, filter stage, manual mode and a spatial parameter for…

Chorus

This single-stage chorus works by doubling the audio sent to it with a slightly detuned version…

Tremolo

The Tremolo plug-in produces amplitude modulation.

Vibrato

Vibrato is a plug-in that creates pitch modulation.

Ring Modulator

Produce complex, bell-like harmonic sounds with the Ring Modulator. It has a built-in oscillator…

Tranceformer

In this ring modulator effect, the incoming audio is ring modulated by an internal, variable…

VST Amp Rack

Steinberg’s reference virtual guitar tone suite features seven legendary amp models, sixteen…

VST Bass Amp

Featuring a comprehensive collection of amps, speaker cabinets and stomp boxes, VST Bass Amp…

Quadrafuzz 2

Letting you dial in anything from a dark, fat fuzz with huge bit-crushing distortion and delay, to…

Magneto 2

This effect simulates the saturation and compression of recording on analog tape machines.

Soft Clipper

This is a soft clipper with independent 2nd and 3rd harmonics controls.

Bit Crusher

The perfect tool for getting into lo-fi sound, Bit Crusher offers the possibility of decimating…

Distroyer

Distroyer’s asymmetric distortion adds extra body, character and harmonics, whether it’s for…

Distortion

The Distortion plug-in can add a nice palette of crunch effects to any track.

Da Tube

This effect emulates the characteristic warm, lush sound of a tube amplifier.

Grungelizer

Grungelizer adds noise and static to your recordings – like listening to a radio with bad…

Channel Tape Saturation

This channel strip module simulates the saturation and compression of recording on analog tape…

Channel Tube Saturation

This module simulates the saturation and compression of recording of analog tube compressors.

Amp Simulator

A guitar amplifier and speaker simulator. Featuring a range of amp and cabinet models to choose…

MultiTap Delay

This delay provides you with all the inspirational and creative options that you need. Create up…

Stereo Delay

A dual-channel delay with separate, independent left and right delay stages, variable filters and…

Ping Pong Delay

A mono delay with automatic L/R bounce for the classic ping-pong delay effect. It also features a…

Mono Delay

Mono Delay is a monophonic delay processor with filter stage and tempo sync.

Mod Machine

A combination of delay modulation with filter frequency/resonance modulation to provide many…

REVerence

The world’s first VST3 high-end, multi-channel convolution reverb processor. REVerence is capable…

REVelation

This algorithmic reverb is super-smooth, with a sound reminiscent of high end, vintage hardware…

RoomWorks

A highly adjustable reverb plug-in for creating realistic room ambience and reverb effects in…

RoomWorks SE

This is a ‘lite’ version of the renowned Roomworks reverb, delivering great sound with a low CPU…

Multiband Compressor

Multiband Compressor features four independent bands with three crossover frequencies. Each band…

Vintage Compressor

Modeled on one of the most sought-after vintage compressors, Vintage Compressor is extremely…

Squasher

The dynamic Squasher combines up and down compression for up to three bands. Use it to help your…

Multiband Envelope Shaper

A great tool to bring out the detail in a drum mix, mastering tasks and creative sound (re-…

Maximizer

A hard limiter/loudness enhancer for the master channel that features soft clipping and automatic…

Tube Compressor

This warm compressor precisely shapes and pleasingly colors the dynamics of your signals — exactly…

De Esser

The DeEsser reduces excessive sibilance, primarily for voice recordings, sensitively tuned to the…

Limiter

This straightforward low-distortion limiter with auto-release puts a ‘hard ceiling’ on any signal…

Multiband Expander

Modify the dynamic range of your tracks by independently choosing different settings for each of…

Envelope Shaper

This effect can be used to boost or attenuate the gain of the attack and release of audio.

Compressor

This high-quality compressor reduces the dynamic range of the audio, making softer sounds louder…

VST Dynamics

This combination of three separate processors - Gate, Compressor, and Limiter – is designed to…

Brickwall Limiter

Ensuring that the output level never exceeds a set limit, the Brickwall Limiter can reduce even…

Gate

Gating (or noise gating) improves audio recordings by silencing signals below a set threshold. As…

Midi Gate

Like a convention noise gate, this plug-in gates audio signals, but is triggered by MIDI notes. It…

Expander

The Expander reduces the output level in relation to the input level for signals below a set…

Frequency EQ 2

Frequency provides eight bands, each of which can be individually set to dynamic mode for a more…

DJ EQ

Especially created to bring the atmosphere of a live performance into your studio, DJ EQ is an…

Standard Channel EQ

Also available as channel strip module, Standard Channel EQ is a full four-band parametric control…

Studio EQ

A powerful and versatile equalizer which offers full four-band parametric control with variable…

GEQ 30

GEQ 30 features 30 bands, with drawing of EQ curves, an invert parameter and seven different…

GEQ 10

GEQ 10 features 10 bands, with drawing of EQ curves, an invert parameter and seven different…

Voxengo CurveEQ

An extremely versatile 64-band spline EQ with linear and minimum-phase modes, plus a spectrum…

MIDI Effects

Arpache 5

An arpeggiator which accepts a chord as input and plays back each note in the chord separately…

Arpache SX

An advanced, versatile arpeggiator, capable of creating anything from traditional arpeggios to…

Auto LFO

This effect works like an LFO in a synthesizer, allowing you to send out continuously changing…

Beat Designer

Beat Designer is a MIDI pattern sequencer that allows you to quickly and easily create your own…

Chorder

Chorder is a MIDI chord processor, which allows you to assign complete chords to single keys in a…

Compressor

This MIDI compressor is used for evening out or expanding differences in velocity.

Context Gate

Context Gate allows for selective triggering/filtering of MIDI data. This effect features two…

Density

This generic control panel affects the density of the notes being played from or through the…

MIDI Control

This generic control panel allows you to select up to eight different MIDI controller types and…

MIDI Echo

An advanced MIDI Echo, which generates additional echoing notes based on the MIDI notes it…

MIDI Modifiers

This plug-in is essentially a duplicate of the MIDI Modifiers section in the Inspector. This can…

MIDI Monitor

This effect monitors incoming MIDI events.

Micro Tuner

Micro Tuner lets you set up a different microtuning scheme for the MIDI instrument by detuning…

Note To CC

This effect generates a MIDI continuous controller event for each incoming MIDI note. The value of…

Quantizer

This effect allows you to apply quantizing in real time, making it easier to try out different…

Step Designer

Step Designer is a MIDI pattern sequencer that sends out MIDI notes and additional controller…

Track Control

The Track Control effect features three control panels for adjusting parameters on a GS or XG…

Transformer

The Transformer is a realtime version of the Logical Editor. With this you can perform very…

Collaboration

VST Connect SE 5

VST Connect is a complete remote recording solution that lets you collaborate with any musician…

VST Transit

VST Transit is a cloud collaboration service which offers you the possibility to connect with…

Video

Video Import

Compatible video files can be imported into a project, creating a video track with a video event.

Video Export

Render videos as MP4s with H.264 video compression and 16-bit audio in 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. Export…

Video Player

The Video Player window provides different size options for video playback on your computer screen…

Virtual Reality production suite

Cubase’s VR production suite includes a number of plug-ins and integrated functions, such as a…

Video Track

The Video Track is used to play back video events.

Extract Audio from Video

When video is imported, the audio stream can be extracted. It is added to the project as a new…

Support for MOV, MPEG-4 and AVI

Cubase supports MOV, MPEG-4 and AVI video formats.

Video Follows Edit Mode

The Video Follows Edit Mode allows you to edit audio while the video display provides continuous…