The track inspector allows for advanced track control.


To open the inspector, tap the symbol on the far left of your screen which is colored according to your selected track. To directly access specific options within the inspector, tap any of the handles below.

To change a track's name, tap the top panel displaying it. The arrow symbol on its right hand side hides the inspector.

CPU / Polyphony meter

Tap the CPU / Polyphony meter to toggle between two modes:

MIDI panic button

In the rare event of MIDI notes hanging, use the MIDI panic button (to the right of the CPU meter) to instantly silence all MIDI events triggered within Cubasis and any hardware connected through the MIDI ports.

Routing (MIDI tracks)

This section offers options for configuring connected MIDI hardware. The following settings are available for both MIDI IN and OUT.

Port selection

Note: MIDI from an external keyboard is received by every CoreMIDI compatible app running in the background simultaneously. Cubasis doesn't manage the routing by forwarding the MIDI input of a track to the MIDI output. It is necessary to configure the MIDI input and output settings in every app depending on the desired routing.

inspectorMIDI Thru

MIDI Thru forwards all incoming MIDI signals directly to the specified output device, disregarding channel settings. The following example illustrates the MIDI Thru workflow:

Warning: Using MIDI Thru in combination with Virtual MIDI may lead to feedback loops, as Virtual MIDI blindly connects to all background apps supporting this feature. In this event, use the MIDI panic button.


Routing (audio tracks)


Toggle between mono and stereo input mode for connected Audio equipment. If it doesn't support stereo recording (like the built-in iPad microphone), only the Mono option is available.

Additionally, Audiobus is available when turned on.

Note: If Stereo is selected but not available, Cubasis will not record on the track.

Multiple outputs (MIDI / Audio tracks)

MIDI and audio tracks can be assigned to up to 24 individual outputs (12 stereo pairs) simultaneously. The number of available outputs depends on capability of the connected audio hardware. If no audio interface is connected, only 2 output channels (stereo pair 1/2) are available.

To assign specific outputs, tap the Output panel (showing Stereo Out by default) in the Routing section and toggle stereo outputs via the buttons in the output popup. This popup window can also be called up by tapping the output display in the channel in the mixer.

  • If multiple outputs are assigned to a single track, the output panel will display a plus sign, for example "1/2+".
  • Only the master channel (= the stereo output 1/2) has insert effects.
  • The send effects only route to the master channel.

Instrument (MIDI tracks)

This panel displays your current instrument. Tapping the instrument icon brings up Micro Sonic (sampled instruments), Micrologue (synthesizer) or the MiniSampler. For quick instrument selection, tap the instrument icon on the track itself or use the +/- buttons.

Insert effects

The insert effects section allows to add up to three different insert effects independently for each audio or MIDI track. On top of the assignable insert effects a built-in parametric equalizer with 4 bands for each channel is available per track as well as the multifunctional Channel Strip effect suite.

The order of the Channel Strip and StudioEQ effect can be swapped by tapping the vertical arrow icon.

Send effects

There are 3 global FX busses which all tracks have access to. The level in which send effects are applied to a track can be adjusted for each track individually.

A section's color indicates the current status of its effects:

Learn about adding effects here.


This section lists all recorded automations.

The icon's color indicates the current automation mode:


Displays your selected track's channel as it appears in the mixer. The following controls are available:


Changes the selected track's color.