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Cubasis — A new world of recording

Cubasis 2 continues setting standards in iPad-based music production. Be it a simple song idea or the next musical masterpiece — Pushing boundaries with straightforward, touch-optimized tools in respects to recording, editing, mixing and sharing music at a tap comes to reality with Cubasis 2 featuring real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting, new effects, refreshed MIDI editor and massive instrument refills plus many more newbies.

Key Features

  • Unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks
  • 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
  • Real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting featuring
    zplane’s élastique 3
  • Micrologue virtual analog synthesizer with 126 ready-to-go presets
  • MicroSonic with over 120 virtual instrument sounds based on HALion Sonic, HALiotron and Allen Morgan drum kits
  • MiniSampler to create your own instruments (includes 20 factory instruments)
  • Mixer with studio-grade channel strip per track and 17 effect processors
  • Fully automatable DJ-like Spin FX effect plug-in
  • Over 550 MIDI and time-stretch-capable audio loops
  • Virtual keyboard, chord and drum pads
  • Sample Editor and Key Editor with MIDI CC support
  • MIDI Auto Quantize
  • Automation, MIDI CC, program change and aftertouch support
  • Export to Cubase, iCloud Drive, external hard drives, wireless flash drives, Dropbox, SoundCloud, AudioCopy and email
  • Core Audio and Core MIDI compatible hardware supported
  • MIDI over Bluetooth LE support
  • Full Audio Unit, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus 3 support 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 iCloud Drive or iTunes file sharing, use AudioPaste or set up a Wi-Fi server in Cubasis
  • Audio mixdown and MIDI export
  • MIDI file import and export (Standard MIDI Files, SMF, .mid, .midi)
  • MIDI clock and MIDI thru support
  • Super-versatile RoomWorks SE* reverb effect providing uniquely professional sound and an intuitive graphical display for instant visual feedback at slightest parameter changes
  • Refreshed MIDI editor with ultra-intuitive, lightning fast and accurate handling to edit MIDI tracks and compose music easier than ever before
  • Virtual keyboard, chord and drum pads with intuitive note repeat control

*User registration required to unlock RoomWorks SE reverb effect.

Welcome home abroad

Familiar Cubase look, feel and project compatibility

Cubasis features the famous Cubase looks, which, once the award-winning app is launched, make you feel home right away. Designed by musicians for musicians with a steady focus on its usability and straightforward workflows, Cubasis utilizes the iPad’s versatility and supports standardized multitouch gestures that make it popular moreover truly speeding up your workflows. The ease of use that has made Cubase the world’s most advanced music production system has been reinvented to perfection for iPad-use with Cubasis. Not only is the look similar to its bigger brother, Cubase, but also can Cubasis projects be handed over to it.

The new generations music production tools


Import loops and match them to your song’s tempo on the fly, play the internal keyboard, chord or drum pads or connect an interface to record your guitar and vocals in superb quality.


Once recorded, let yourself go and spark your creativity by editing your tracks with the integrated key— or sample editor, that come with all required tools to polish your tracks to perfection.


To create perfect mixes Cubasis provides a fully featured mixer paired with a studio-grade channel strip and 16 high-end effects extending your tracks with an extra polish to make them shine.


Once ready, share your songs with the world in the blink of an eye via iCloud Drive, external hard drives, Dropbox, SoundCloud or e-mail or directly export them to Cubase.

The stage is yours

Cubasis is the best iOS-app to produce multitrack audio recordings as well as MIDI-based music thanks to its vast number of built-in instrument sounds and versatile performance options.




Micrologue is a full-fledged virtual-analog synthesizer boasting 126 factory presets and offers comprehensive possibilities for designing your own sounds.



MiniSampler allows you to create your 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 as you wish.



With MicroSonic you get over 120 virtual instrument sounds based on the acclaimed HALion Sonic workstation and Allen Morgan Signature drum kits to start producing tracks from scratch.

Classic Machines (IAP)

Available as in-app purchase, Classic Machines offers the sound of the twelve most iconic drum machines of the 80s in one instrument. Each kit comes with 12 sounds and two styles, on-board note repeat and velocity control.

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Next steps

Audio and MIDI interfaces for Cubasis

Steinberg’s audio and MIDI interfaces of the UR series are the perfect match for your iPad when recording audio and MIDI.

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Cubasis video tutorials

Watch our video tutorials to find out more about the features in Cubasis and learn how to use them.

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