Steinberg Cubase Artist 9.5
What's new in 9.5
Zoning 2.0: Speed up your workflow
Three new sections made their way into the right zone to enhance the flow in your work. The new file browser lets you browse, preview and import your media files in your project without leaving the window; the new metering section in the right zone shows the master and loudness meters to have a lock on your mix at any time; and then there’s the Control Room, providing direct access to your cue and monitor mixes.
Automation editing just got curves
Cubase 9.5 introduces ultra-precise automation curves for creating and editing smooth transitions, allowing you to go creative with musical build-ups and providing detailed automation lanes — all this while keeping mouse clicks to a minimum. One might think that a streamlined workflow possibly comes at the expense of accuracy. But no, not at all! Even the automation of tracks controlled by VCA faders will incorporate all automation data of the connected tracks and will remain 100% on target.
You want the click to follow your signature shift? The new Metronome follows your lead no matter where you’re heading! Compose custom click patterns with up to four different accent levels in the new Click Pattern Editor, and assign several different patterns to the Signature Track. Load your own click sounds or select one of the many pre-installed sounds. Every metronome helps you keep in time, but the new metronome in Cubase 9.5 does this so much more effectively.
64-bit mixing engine:
Taking your sound to new heights
Get your mixing down the line — with the new pristine 64-bit floating-point mixing engine you will no longer need to compromise when it comes to quality, precision and realism. The advanced audio engine calculates your summing, mixing and effects processing with double-precision accuracy, performing each task with the utmost level of detail, dynamics and transparency.
More inserts now with flexible pre/post fader
By doubling the number of insert slots for VST effects on each track, Cubase 9.5 expands your creative horizon, inviting you to experiment with rich effect combinations and plug-in chains. Whether you want to insert your VST effects before or after the fader, the new flexible insert section lets you dynamically adjust the position of the separator and gives you full control of your signal flow.
New looks for Vintage Compressor, Tube Compressor and Magneto IIIOur most complete DAW ever. Period.
Three of the most acclaimed VST processors available to Cubase have received a fresh overhaul. The Vintage Compressor, the Tube Compressor and Magneto III tape saturator shine with redesigned user interfaces and workflow-oriented improvements that bring out the best in each of them.
With millions of musicians, producers and sound engineers around the world using Cubase every day, Cubase is one of the most popular digital audio workstations of our time. Due to its pristine sound quality, intuitive handling and unrivaled range of advanced tools, Cubase is not only considered by many users as the most complete DAW on the market today, but also sets the benchmark for contemporary music production software.All stages of the creative process
Covering all stages of the creative process from composing, recording, editing and mixing, Cubase excels with intelligent tools and features that put creativity first. Offering maximum flexibility, Cubase does not impose a certain workflow onto you, but provides the freedom you need to push your creative envelope.Listen and innovate
Every musician is different, and every project is unique. Leveraging off our decades of experience in providing solutions for creatives of all stripes, we listen carefully to the needs and requests of our users and innovate features that inspire and generate real-life value. Free customer support, regular maintenance updates and an open, constant flow of communication with our customers are the firm pillars that uphold the strong relationship with our customer base.All genres. All levels. All budgets.
Whether you are a music industry veteran or taking your first steps in digital music production, the Cubase line-up has a smorgasbord of tools that’ll fit all your needs — whatever your budget, level of experience or choice of music. Cubase is the favorite DAW of many of today’s most successful musicians from Grammy-Award-winning EDM artist Zedd to Academy-Award-winning blockbuster composer Hans Zimmer.Into the cloud and beyond
Upload and share your projects to the cloud with VST Transit, collaborate with equal-minded all over the globe, and remote-record your musical counterpart from afar by simply using VST Connect. Thanks to the innovative cloud collaboration tools featured in Cubase, you will be able to realize your music productions wherever and whenever those creative juices start to flow.Technological excellence
Pushing technological boundaries and mastering engineering challenges along the way with the goal to develop the most cutting-edge digital audio engine have made Cubase the technology leader in the field of native audio processing. Not just since the innovation and development of the de-facto standards of VST and ASIO by Steinberg, Cubase stands for technological excellence on Windows, macOS and even iOS with Cubasis mobile audio workstation.Building on heritage
Cubase builds on Steinberg’s heritage, harnessing the passion and expertise to deliver one of the most advanced digital audio workstations today. Since Cubase was first introduced in 1989, it has constantly evolved and managed to re-invent the approach to digital music production time and again. Today, Cubase is the heart and soul of many production rigs, and integrates perfectly with Steinberg hardware and digital music products by Yamaha.What is new in Cubase 9
Ground-breaking new features, streamlined workflows and stunning new plug-ins — the latest update enhances your favorite digital audio workstation in every direction and underlines Cubase’s claim of being the most complete DAW available. The new Lower Zone gives you direct access to editors and the MixConsole without leaving the Project window; the perfectly integrated Sampler Track opens up new creative possibilities; and the surgically precise frequency EQ takes your mix to the next level. The new Plug-in Sentinel, Multiple Marker Tracks, the improved Maximizer — Cubase 9 introduces loads of new features that you won’t want to miss in future music productions.Zoning in on Cubase
Access all areas in the fastest and most convenient way. The new Lower Zone provides a neat and tidy overview. Your tools and editors are now just a mouse click away: the Lower Zone will enhance your workflow regardless whether you’re working mobile on a laptop or in a multi-screen studio environment.Sampler Track
Do you need that extra bit of flavor to spice up your production? Are you looking for a starting point? Enter the Sampler Track. It’s the fastest way to inspiration.
Just use any piece of audio to create a Sampler Track, play the sample chromatically, manipulate it with its on-board filters and controls, experiment and enjoy the sonic extravaganza only the Sampler Track can give you. And to top it off, the Sampler Track comes with Caleidoscope, a dedicated sample library with hundreds of samples and presets to get you started right away.EQ with Frequency
The new Frequency EQ plug-in delivers exactly that what you’d expect from a tool that is supposed to enhance your productions: whether it’s smooth attenuation to blend your tracks you’re looking for or a tool giving you options of microscopic audio surgery. Frequency offers you eight bands, M/S support and Linear Phase mode for each band, Auto Listen to listen in on the adjustments you just made, Spectrum Display and even a musical keyboard to help you find the right tone. Frequency has all you need from basic tracking, mixing to advanced final polishing.MixConsole History in the making
Ever wanted to compare different mixes with just one mouse click? Allow us to introduce you to MixConsole History. It’s a great new feature that tracks all changes made in the MixConsole and easily lets you choose several stages of your mixing process just by selecting them from a list. This means you’ll be getting your basic mixer undo/redo, but it also allows you to experiment freely with which mix suits your project best.Comprehensive cloud collaboration… all the way
Our world is getting smaller by the day, and cloud collaboration plays a vital role in it. Whether you want to make remote recordings with VST Connect SE 4 in Cubase Pro or exchange projects via VST Transit in Cubase Pro 9 and Cubase Artist 9, find collaborators and partners all over the world, exchange ideas, get connected with others who share the same passion and be creative! No other DAW like Cubase has this level of cloud collaboration capabilities seamlessly integrated into your workflow. VST Connect SE 4 now offers the possibility to find new collaboration partners in a breeze. VST Transit adds further improvements and supports even more tracks and VST 3 third-party plug-ins.Maximizer
It’s always a good idea to keep your recording and mixing levels nice and easy. But it’s a different story when finishing your productions. To let your final mix sound “contemporary” you won’t get around using our Maximizer. Not only did it get a new coat of paint but also an in-depth algorithm overhaul. Choose between the classic mode and the new modern mode to get the most out of your mixes, while keeping the result transparent, clear and brilliant.Stability and reliability
Cubase 9 is one of the most stable and reliable DAWs on the market, allowing you to focus entirely on what’s really important: your creativity and your productions. Cubase 9 introduces several new features that emphasize this approach further, making the Cubase experience even more comfortable.
- New Plug-in Sentinel scans all your plug-ins at start up to check which are valid and which might harm your system’s stability
- Running in 64-bit only makes sure that you benefit from the most modern technology available
- Plug ‘n’ play support for USB devices on Windows
Have you ever wanted to use the Retrologue filters or effects separately? Well, now you can! The new Audio-Ins option offers you the opportunity to send audio to VST 3 instrument plug-ins supporting side-chaining. This will increase your creative sound design possibilities tenfold.Multiple Marker Tracks
Cubase 9 allows you to use up to ten marker tracks. Imagine recording multiple instruments on several tracks and giving every one its dedicated markers. This means you not only have the power to structure your projects in a much more flexible way, from now you even can export stems and mixes using the cycle marker ranges.What else?
The new AutoPan offers a much bigger variety and flexibility to creatively play with your sound in space. Make use of various shapes, sync modes, panorama settings and much more, which are all quickly accessible via the new user interface. If you like the new Maximizer you’ll certainly be happy to see that the Brickwall Limiter, Compressor, Expander, Gate and Envelope Shaper also have been graphically overhauled for a similar look and feel and streamlined workflow. The improved interface and detailed representation of the parameters will help you to get the most out of your state-of-the-art effects processors.
Cubase 9 Artist
With a rich feature set tailored to instrumentalists and songwriters who put music first, Cubase Artist offers all you need to develop your songs and productions from scratch. Streamlined recording and vocal editing tools, inspirational composing features, superb virtual instruments, FX, amps, and much more — Cubase Artist offers a wealth of opportunities for aspiring artists seeking its equal in price and quality.
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.
- Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine with up to 192 kHz, flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation
- Simultaneous playback of 64 audio tracks, 128 MIDI tracks and up to 32 physical inputs and outputs
- MixConsole for pro mixing desk experience and integrated high-end channel strip with dynamics and EQ
- Comprehensive set of 8 outstanding instruments with over 3,000 sounds, including HALion Sonic SE 2, Groove Agent SE 4, Padshop, Retrologue 2 and LoopMash 2
- Suite of over 70 high-end audio and MIDI VST effect processors, including Pitch Correct for vocal editing, VST Amp Rack and VST Bass Amp guitar and bass tone suites, Quadrafuzz v2 and many more!
- Intelligent compositional tools like Chord Track and Chord Pads for creative and playful composing of harmonic progressions and advanced voicings
- Thousands of MIDI construction kits, audio loops and samples as building blocks to create sketches, play-alongs or even full songs with just a few clicks
- Lightning-fast multi-take comping with the dedicated lane tracks and the click-and-drag comp tool for conjuring the perfect recording
- TrackVersions for playlists-like editing and render-in-place for easily bouncing MIDI and audio parts
- Streamlined music notation and score editing feature set