Cubase 13 Release Notes

Cubase 13

What's new?

November 2, 2023 – We are very happy to announce the immediate availability of Cubase 13. You can learn about all the new features and improvements on the product pages. There are plenty of tutorials in which our Cubase product specialist Dom Sigalas explains the new functionality in detail and shows you little tricks that can make a big difference.
There are a couple of things to be noted, though, and this text serves to give you some information on known issues, discontinued features, the grace period, and more.

Grace Period update

The Grace Period of Cubase 13 started on August 23, 2023. This means that anyone who has activated a Cubase version since then is eligible for a free update to Cubase 13. You can find details on the process of updating to Cubase 13 within the free Grace Period in our Steinberg Helpcenter.

New demo projects

There are two new demo projects available for download via the Steinberg Download Assistant. The first demo project was produced by the one and only Austin Hull and makes intensive use of the new plug-ins, including the VocalChain. If you want to learn how to get the most out of the new plug-ins in Cubase 13, you should check out his project. The second project was produced by Chris Nairn aka AZODi and features the excellent sample pack “Soulful RnB Vocals” by 91Vocals. Be sure not to miss out on this inspirational project!

Hybrid CPU support

We have invested a lot of time and effort in optimizing and testing Cubase 13 for hybrid-architecture CPUs, and we are happy to offer full support for both Windows and Mac.

Known Issues

On macOS only, some 3rd-party plug-in windows always open in the upper left area of the primary display, before moving to their actual positions. We will resolve this issue with the next maintenance update.

On Windows only, unusual graphical artifacts may appear on the user interface under certain circumstances. We will resolve this issue with the next maintenance update.

Discontinued features and services

Project Browser

The Project Browser will be discontinued, as of Cubase 13. Originally designed as a debugging tool for our development, from a technical point of view, it was no longer feasible to maintain the Project Browser with its current design, which is why we decided to invest the time and resources in more popular features of the application.

VST Transit

After many years of putting our heart, soul, and hard work into VST Transit, as announced earlier this year, this technology will no longer be available. VST Transit is a great technology that brought musicians and producers together. However, it was extremely time-consuming to support and maintain, in order to provide the consistently high level of service that our customers expect and deserve, and unfortunately, the technology reached a point when it was no longer economically viable. We believe in the concept and will assess ways to provide a similar service to our customers again in the future. If you have questions regarding the discontinuation of VST Transit, please contact the Steinberg Support team.