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Cubase AI

Building on the same core technologies found in Steinberg’s Cubase advanced music production, Cubase AI is a special compact version offering all the basic tools for recording, editing and mixing everything from the basic idea to the final masterpiece. Cubase AI offers powerful yet easy-to-use software tools for a large range of music styles — exclusive to customers of selected Steinberg and Yamaha hardware.


Based on the Steinberg Cubase advanced music production system

Cubase AI is a powerful music production software application combining audio and MIDI recording, editing and mixing in a single, integrated software package. Based on the same technologies as Steinberg’s award-winning advanced music production system Cubase Pro, Cubase AI is the perfect entry ticket into the world of computer-based music production.



Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg Audio Engine

Cubase AI uses the same professional audio and mixing engine as Cubase Pro. With a resolution of up to 24-bit and 192 kHz, as well as 32-bit floating point internal processing, Cubase AI delivers fantastic sound quality even to the home studio.

Up to 32 simultaneous audio tracks with 24-bit/192 kHz and 48 MIDI tracks

Cubase AI is ready even for demanding songwriting and production projects. Offering up to 32 audio tracks, up to 48 MIDI tracks to control external instruments, as well as up to 16 instrument tracks to control virtual instruments, Cubase AI has enough power to suit the needs of discerning musicians and records as many as 16 audio channels simultaneously.

Stereo mixes can be recorded back to disk in either WAV or AIFF format. An MP3 Export option is available as an affordable download directly from Steinberg’s online shop.

Superb audio and MIDI editing

The easy-to-use Key, Score and Drum Editors included in Cubase AI help in getting the job done quickly without blocking the creative process when writing or producing a song. Cubase AI also includes support for Steinberg’s real-time audio time-stretching and pitch-shifting technology called AudioWarp, allowing audio files to be played at a tempo or in a key different from the original file without any offline processing. AudioWarp also supports ACID files, making it compatible to hundreds of loop and sound libraries available. Cubase AI’s powerful audio editing functions include a state-of-the-art transient detection, which is particularly useful for slicing and manipulating drum or percussion loops. The brand-new Chord Track facilitate working with chords in a project context and enables transform and harmonize functions throughout the application.

Complete suite of 28 audio VST effect processors

Cubase AI not only features powerful recording and editing tools, it also includes a complete set of great-sounding VST 3 effects plug-ins covering a wide range of types, including EQ, filter, dynamics, modulation, reverb and delay.

HALion Sonic SE with more than 180 production-ready sounds

HALion Sonic SE 2 features 180 ready-to-play instrument sounds and full GM compatibility which makes a great starting point for any composition. Instruments include pianos, basses, drums, synths, brass, strings, and many more.

MixConsole with up to 4 Inserts and 4 Sends per channel

The mixer section in Cubase AI offers everything musicians need to create professional-quality mixes with sample-accurate timing and full plug-in latency compensation across the entire signal-path. With up to four insert effect slots and four effect sends and returns as well as 8 group channels, this powerful virtual mixer offers a lot of flexibility. The 4-band fully parametric EQ features exact control of any signals frequency-response. Every knob or function can be automated. In addition to the included plug-ins and instruments, Cubase AI is compatible with hundreds of additional virtual instruments and effects available for the VST platform today.

System Requirements



OS X 10.11 / macOS Sierra 64-Bit Windows 7 / 8.x / 10
64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor (Intel i5 or faster recommended)
4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
12 GB free HD space
1366 x 768 display resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
Graphics card with DirectX 10 and WDDM 1.1 support (Windows only)
OS-compatible audio hardware*
DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
Internet connection required for activation, account setup, access to manual and personal/product registration. Additional downloads may be required for the installation.

* ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low-latency performance