This comprehensive update makes the Cubase experience even more direct and accessible, incorporating enhancements developed at the request of the many professional Cubase users worldwide. Cubase Pro 8.5 and Cubase Artist 8.5 not only offer a sleeker workflow and added creative tools but also an innovative cloud-based collaboration system embedded in Cubase: VST Transit.
Attention to detail:
There's hardly an area of Cubase that hasn't been tweaked and improved in version 8.5: from MIDI editing and mixing to tempo changes and track handling...
Transport and recording workflow:
Better visibility, smoother handling and added features mean more effective workflows for even the biggest, most intricate tracking sessions.
Mixing and track handling:
Refining the acclaimed MixConsole environment and proven Cubase track handling tools, version 8.5 makes mixing and manipulating audio channels even more intuitive.
Famed from day one for its MIDI editing toolset, Cubase now offers even more tools and options when manipulating MIDI data, with added tools for both the Key and Drum Editors.
Accessibility and workflow:
Using feedback from Cubase users, we implemented a horde of tweaks designed to make vital functions more accessible and the entire Cubase experience even more responsive.
Enhanced Chord Pads and symbols:
Further enhancing one of the most inspiring songwriting tools available on any DAW, the extended Chord Pads feature will help you break through even the most massive composer's block.
Locate your content even faster with MediaBay project racks by clicking through icons and images for VST instruments and their libraries, content packs and preset categories.
Retrologue 2 takes Steinberg's acclaimed virtual analog synthesizer to a new level, adding many enhancements implemented in a way that are easy and intuitive to use.
With many new features and improvements, Retrologue 2 has taken a big step forward without losing its remarkable warm and raw analog sound. An additional third oscillator, new polyphonic LFOs and an additional envelope are just some of the enhancements in the synth section. The highly flexible arpeggiator and five brand-new FX, with the innovative three-band Resonator leading the way, open up new possibilities for over 400 fresh presets that show off what Retrologue 2 has in store for you.
Cubase in the cloud! With its innovative, DAW-centric approach to web-based musical collaboration, VST Transit can revolutionize production workflows shared between musicians or band members.
Collaboration in the cloud:
Embedded into Cubase, VST Transit is Steinberg's new cloud collaboration service. Upload audio and MIDI tracks to cloud storage, continue working from another location and synchronize the changes back to the cloud. Or collaborate on shared projects with friends and band members. VST Transit comes with up to 500 MB free storage space and 1 GB free traffic per month.
Recording and editing:
The superior audio recording and editing capabilities in Cubase Artist let you get the very best out of your recordings in the fastest and easiest way. Conjure the perfect take out of the lane tracks with the dedicated comping tool. Create and compare different variations of your songs with TrackVersions, and perfect your audio recordings in real time with AudioWarp time-stretching, pitch-shifting and warp quantize. Just hit record and let creativity flow.
Let inspiration strike with creative composing tools:
Are you looking for harmonic inspiration? With Chord Pads and Chord Track in Cubase Artist you have three intelligent compositional tools at your side that offer a playfully and creative approach to beautiful chord progressions and advanced harmonic voicings. In addition, VST Expression 2 gives you a revolutionary approach to create and edit instrument articulation and dynamics for each individual note for a much more natural feel and absolute accuracy.
Instruments and FX open up universe of sound:
Cubase Artist delivers an impressive palette of VST instruments and effect processors for audio and MIDI right out of the box. Whether you're looking for the lush sounds of Padshop, analogue synth madness that seeps from Retrologue 2, the highly acclaimed rhythmic diversity of Groove Agent SE 4, top-notch audio processing with the REVelation reverb or VST amps for guitar and bass, there are endless possibilities in Cubase Artist that open up to musicians and producers.
Offering a studio-quality, mobile production platform with a range of input/output options for laptop and iPad, the onboard SSP2 DSP chip also delivers zero-latency FX for monitoring. The robust UR-RT2 is engineered to offer outstanding quality for its price class, making it the ideal portable production interface for PC, Mac or iOS.
The Rupert Neve Designs transformer:
Mr. Rupert Neve is undoubtedly a legend in the professional audio field. The transformer circuitry is one of the key factors in his numerous vintage designs and also in the latest devices from Rupert Neve Designs, which gives a very appealing touch of natural compression and saturation to the sound.
Input channels 1-2 on the Steinberg UR-RT2 each feature a transformer that Rupert Neve Designs has specifically developed for audio interfaces. With this transformer, a natural distortion can be added to the signal to realize a sound with more depth and perspective, while maintaining the natural sound of the D-PRE itself when the transformer is disabled.
The D-PRE: Beyond precision:
The virtues of the Yamaha-designed D-PRE have been sung by industry veterans and trade press alike since the introduction of this class-leading preamp. A sumptuously detailed high-end, immaculate dynamic response and a rich, rounded low-end sound are the hallmarks of this very special preamp. The UR-RT2 and UR-RT4 feature two D-PRE preamps, each offering stellar recording quality unmatched in this price class. And to faithfully capture and replay the warm, transparent sound of the D-PRE, the UR-RTs feature AD and DA conversion stages with up to 24-bit, 192 kHz resolution.
Together with the included Cubase AI and Cubasis LE software, the UR22mkII audio and MIDI interface is a fully-fledged mobile recording studio. Offering easy and stable connection to PC or Mac computers, the MKII version now adds pro-level recording for iPad with the CC Mode and external power input. The UR22mkII offers total mobility, ultra-solid build quality and incredible sound characteristics for its price class, covering all aspects of recording and production in small studio environments as well as mobile production situations.
When engineering the advanced driver architecture for the UR22mkII, our veteran team of audio and driver software developers created an I/O implementation that combines flexibility with stability. And because the drivers support the ASIO, Core Audio and WDM standards, owners of the UR22mkII are free to connect to all DAW applications available on the market today that support any of these widely accepted standards. Via the CC Mode, the UR22mkII also connects easily to your iPad, enabling a wide range of iOS audio apps to be used with it.
The included Cubase AI is a streamlined version of Steinberg's world-famous Cubase production environment compatible with Windows and OS X. iPad owners can download Cubasis LE from the App Store for an exciting range of recording and mixing features optimized for touchscreen operation. Because Cubase can open Cubasis LE projects, you can capture musical ideas in Cubasis and transfer them to Cubase for further development, right up to full-on album productions. Quickly capture a melody when inspiration strikes on your iPad, sketch out a song on your PC laptop or MacBook and then transfer your project to a computer running Cubase in a full-blown studio to develop your musical creativity into a complete production, ready for mastering.
The UR22mkII turns your iPad into a full-on professional music production platform. Connect to your iPad with CC Mode using either the Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. The power input socket supplies your UR22mkII with the electrical voltage needed to run professional equipment such as condenser microphones requiring +48 V phantom power by letting you plug in a USB power adapter or a USB battery pack. And with the included Cubasis LE version for iOS, you can start recording and mixing straight away, with the option to upgrade to the full Cubasis version via in-app purchase.
With UR22mkII, you're ready for a huge range of recording and production scenarios, even when you're on the move. Record vocals, guitars and other audio equipment with up to two audio channels in pristine 24/192 quality while simultaneously recording MIDI signals. And you won't have to carry it everywhere on a silk cushion; its sturdy construction and steel casing means the UR22mkII can withstand the rough and tumble of mobile music production. On tour, at home, on stage, or at your rehearsal space: take your UR22mkII with you wherever you need ultra-reliable recording and first-rate sound.
With a flexible range of inputs and outputs, outstanding component quality, pristine sound and a functional depth that belies its compact size, the UR22mkII audio and MIDI interface is designed and built for mobile musicians, producers and DJs that want high performance at any place and at a low price.
The USB-eLicenser is actually a tiny computer which stores licenses for Steinberg products, and is connected to a USB port on your computer. All current Steinberg products that use a copy protection device use exactly the same system. The Steinberg copy protection system allows the storage of several licenses on the same USB-eLicenser. Licenses can also be transferred between USB-eLicensers with certain limitations. This can be very useful, for example in the unlikely event of a Steinberg customer wishing to sell a product.
The USB-eLicenser is included with the following products:
Cubase Artist 6
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The latest iteration provides a state-of-the-art Spectrum Editor that comprises many new tools and editing functions for accurate editing in the brand-new Spectrogram and Wavelet displays. With the patent-pending Audio Inpainting technology, users can intelligently recreate and replace corrupt audio material. Also, a streamlined workflow for automatic error detection and correction has been added to WaveLab Pro 9.5, accompanied by many further improvements, including:
- The new RestoreRig plug-in suite including a DeClicker, DeCrackler, DePopper, DeNoiser and DeBuzzer
- A Live Spectrogram to monitor the spectral information of an audio signal in real time during recording and playback
- A revamped plug-in set with new batch processing modules, an enhanced MasterRig, a redesigned GUI in most dynamic-effects as well as new processing algorithms
- Apple Touch Bar support for easy and direct access to pre-defined tasks and functions at your fingertips
- Further improvements including high DPI support, a bleep censor generator, gapless MP3 rendering, iXML track name support and much more
- No licence for Wavelab Pro 9.5 included