Steinberg Cubase

Version7(as of 5/23/2014)
PlatformsWindows, Mac
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Rating:3.7  |  30 Votes

Main Features

  • Impressive audio engine with 32-bit floating-point resolution
  • Professional mixing tools, such as MixConsole
  • Comprehensive editing tools, such as Key and Score editors
  • Large catalog of instruments and effects

Software Overview

Steinberg Cubase is a DAW that enables you to record, mix, and edit audio. It is used for many different professional purposes, ranging from film composers to music producers to songwriters.

Steinberg has fitted Cubase with many impressive features. The Cubase audio engine provides great performance with 32-bit floating-point resolution, 192 kHz sample rate, and up to six channels, for each track and channel, ready for 5.1 surround sound. The application offers the Control Room environment to help you manage your audio sources, unique studio mixes, and monitoring setups. Cubase gives you professional mixing tools, such as MixConsole, which allows A/B comparison and global bypass of any audio effect, plugin and channel search capabilities, dynamic inserts and sends for streamlined overview, and more.

Cubase provides a variety of easy-to-use editing tools, such as Key, Score, Drum, and List editors. You can enter, move, cut, and transpose whole chords or individual notes in the Key editor. With Score editor, you get a professional notation environment that helps you create layouts with lyrics, drum notes, guitar tablature, and more. The Drum editor helps you create your perfect rhythm by allowing you to construct and edit beats and grooves. The List editor is a helpful MIDI editing tool that enables you to access every aspect of a MIDI note, which will save you precious time when working on complex projects.

Steinberg Cubase is an impressive DAW that equips you with professional tools to create professional sounding audio. It is tailored mainly toward professional users, you should be willing to put in the hours to learn the robust set of features if you purchase the application. But if you are up for the task, Steinberg Cubase will prove its worth.

Primary File Type

cpr icon.CPRCubase Project

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.CPRCubase Project
.ALLCubasis Project File
.CSHCubase Waveform File
.DRMCubase Drum Map File
.EXPRESSIONMAPCubase Expression Map File
.NPLCubase Library File
.OMFOpen Media Framework File
.OVWCubase WAVE Overview File
.PEAKSteinberg Peak File
.RX2REX2 Audio File
.SRFSteinberg Resource File
.VMXCubase Mixer Settings File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.FXBFX Bank File
.FXPFX Preset
.HSBHALion Sound Bank File
.VSTVST Audio Plug-in
.ZPAVielklang Audio Metadata File
Updated 5/23/2014