Let Cubase Guide Your Music Production Journey

Welcome to the Cubase family! It's great to have you here. Cubase helps you to reach your full creative potential – whether you want to start creating your own music, are already an experienced musician, or want to take your production to the next level.

Scroll down to learn about Cubase system requirements and much more.

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Cubase Pro 13
Cubase Artist 13

System requirements

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Operating systems (Windows)64-bit Windows 11 Version 22H2 (or higher), 64-bit Windows 10 Version 22H2 (or higher)64-bit Windows 11 Version 22H2 (or higher), 64-bit Windows 10 Version 22H2 (or higher)
Operating systems (Mac)macOS Sonoma, macOS Ventura, macOS MontereymacOS Sonoma, macOS Ventura, macOS Monterey
Apple silicon–based MacNative App, Rosetta 2 AppNative App, Rosetta 2 App
CPU minimum (Windows)Intel® Core™ i5 (4th Generation) or AMD Ryzen™Intel® Core™ i5 (4th Generation) or AMD Ryzen™
CPU minimum (Mac)Intel® Core™ i5 (late 2015 or later) or Apple siliconIntel® Core™ i5 (late 2015 or later) or Apple silicon
CPU cores4 or more4 or more
RAM minimum8 GB8 GB
Hard disk free space (core installation)1 GB1 GB
Hard disk free space75 GB75 GB
Display resolution minimum at 100% UI scaling1440 x 9001440 x 900
Graphics minimum (Windows)Graphics card with native Windows 10 supportGraphics card with native Windows 10 support
Graphics recommended (Windows)AMD R or RX series and later or NVIDIA Series 700 and laterAMD R or RX series and later or NVIDIA Series 700 and later
Graphics (Mac)Graphics card with Metal supportGraphics card with Metal support
OS compatible audio hardwareYesYes
ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low-latency performanceYesYes
License ManagementSteinberg Licensing (account based)Steinberg Licensing (account based)
Internet connection forlicense activation, account sign up and product registration, installer downloadlicense activation, account sign up and product registration, installer download
NotesThis software version does not support 32-bit plug-ins. VST 2 plug-ins only run in Rosetta 2 mode on Apple silicon Mac. Cubase does not support VST 2 when running natively on Apple silicon Macs.This software version does not support 32-bit plug-ins. VST 2 plug-ins only run in Rosetta 2 mode on Apple silicon Mac. Cubase does not support VST 2 when running natively on Apple silicon Macs.
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Cubase Pro is the center of my production world. It has an intuitive workflow and layout that allows me to create music quickly and efficiently.
ZeddProducer