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Old 7th December 2016
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Steinberg releases Cubase Pro 9, alongside Cubase Artist 9 & Cubase Elements 9

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Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today announced the immediate availability of its flagship DAW, Cubase Pro 9, alongside the smaller siblings, Cubase Artist 9 and Cubase Elements 9.

The electronic press kit for the entire range of Cubase 9 is available at: www.steinberg.net/epkcubase9

Building on the heritage that has made Steinberg one of the world’s leading companies in audio and music software, Cubase has constantly evolved and redefined digital music production, providing access to all the tools of the trade, yet also finding new ways to deliver efficient approaches to composing, recording, editing and mixing music.

For the first time in the long history of Cubase, the entire range is being made available at the same time, allowing customers to select from Pro, Artist and Elements editions that are each crafted to suit the very different needs and levels of expertise in music recording and production. While Cubase Pro 9 has clearly been engineered to meet the exacting standards of professional producers, composers and mixing engineers, Cubase Artist 9 steps down a gear yet provides a comprehensive set of tools tailored to instrumentalists and songwriters. Cubase Elements 9 is the gateway to the world of Cubase, providing a straightforward way for recording high-quality audio.

All three versions introduce the new Lower Zone, allowing for a dedicated area in the Project window to be used for the mixer and other tool panels. The second highlight of this iteration is the Sampler Track, a feature requested by many customers that provides an easy way to play samples chromatically and manipulate these with included filters and controls accessed through the Lower Zone; also on board, the Sampler Track’s very own Caleidoscope library with hundreds of samples.

Third up is a Cubase Pro only feature: Frequency is the new EQ processor with eight bands, each with the new Linear Phase mode to preserve the band’s signal phase. There is also M/S support, Auto Listen to monitor adjustments, Spectrum Display and reference keyboard. Cubase Pro 9 also comes with up to ten marker tracks, providing users with even more freedom to specify ranges within music projects and to use these to export individual stems and group mixes.

Cubase Pro and Cubase Artist versions now offer MixConsole History that tracks all changes made in the MixConsole, allowing users to undo/redo mixing actions in a very flexible way. With the newly introduced Audio-Ins capability, users can send audio to VST 3 instrument plug-ins supporting side-chaining. Speaking of capabilities: version 9 also includes cloud collaboration, with VST Transit featured in both Pro and Artist while the next incarnation of Steinberg’s remote recording software, VST Connect SE, is exclusively available to Cubase Pro users.

Included in all three versions of Cubase 9, the overhauled Maximizer plug-in magically enhances audio, lending it more volume while remaining clear and brilliant. AutoPan is the eminently exciting panning tool newly designed from the ground up, while other graphically redesigned audio processors include Brickwall Limiter, Compressor, Expander, Gate and Envelope Shaper. The new Plug-in Sentinel scans plug-ins on startup so that stability is ensured at all times. The 64-bit environment of Cubase and plug and play support for USB devices under Windows only adds to the software’s consistency. To round it out, the Production Grooves library has extended Groove Agent SE 4, offering a wide scope of loops and samples for many music styles.

Director of Marketing Frank Simmerlein commented: “We always have an open ear to our customers’ concerns and wishes, and yet, version 9 stands out in this regard.

“Due to extensive surveys throughout development and leading up to this release, we were able to prioritize and fulfill several requests originating from our customers. Not only did we realize requested features, but rather took these a step further. Take the significant customer wish to introduce a redo/undo option to our mixer for example. We did not simply want to implement this functionality limited to recent commands. Instead, we worked extremely hard to realize a complete history so that users are free to move forward and backward through the list of actions.

“Put this on the roster of latest additions alongside its host of proven features and, I believe, Cubase Pro 9 can claim itself the only DAW in the market that covers every aspect of music production.”

Visit www.steinberg.net/cubase for details on Cubase.

Availability and pricing
The Cubase Pro 9, Cubase Artist 9 and Cubase Elements 9 full retail versions are available from resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop from December 7, 2016. Product availability may vary depending on reseller. The suggested retail price for Cubase Pro 9 is 579 euros, including German VAT. The suggested retail price for Cubase Artist 9 is 329 euros, including German VAT. The suggested retail price for Cubase Elements 9 is 99.99 euros, including German VAT.

Various downloadable updates and upgrades are also available through the Steinberg Online Shop.

Customers who have activated Cubase Pro 8.5 and Cubase Artist 8.5 since October 26, 2016, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to the latest versions, respectively.

Key features of Cubase Pro 9
• Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine with up to 192 kHz, 5.1 surround, flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation
• Unlimited audio, instrument and MIDI tracks and up to 256 physical inputs and outputs
• MixConsole for pro mixing desk experience and integrated high-end channel strip, VCA faders, Loudness Meter, Wave Meters
• Complete suite of over 90 high-end audio and MIDI VST effect processors, including Quadrafuzz v2, VST Amp Rack and VST Bass Amp guitar and bass tone suites, REVerence convolution reverb, Frequency 8-band EQ and many more
• 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
• Intelligent compositional tools like Chord Track, Chord Pads and advanced Chord Assistant for creative and playful composing of harmonic progressions and advanced voicings
• VariAudio for MIDI-style note editing of monophonic audio tracks, automatic voicing harmonization and auto-tuning effects
• Full VST Expression 2 with Note Expression, VST Dynamics and Expression Maps for fully integrated workflows with musical articulations, dynamics and controller values
• Perfect integration of external hardware effect devices and instruments, such as synthesizers or signal processors, into the sequencer signal flow
• VST Connect SE and VST Transit cloud collaboration services
Key features of Cubase Artist 9
• 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 2,600 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
Key features of Cubase Elements 9
• Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine, flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation
• Simultaneous playback of 48 audio tracks, 64 MIDI tracks and up to 24 physical inputs and outputs
• MixConsole for pro mixing desk experience and integrated high-end channel strip with dynamics and EQ
• 3 outstanding virtual instruments comprising the HALion Sonic SE 2 workstation, Groove Agent SE 4 drum machine and Prologue synthesizer
• Over 40 audio effect processors, including high-end VST Dynamics, Pitch Correct for vocal intonation correction and the VST Amp Rack guitar tone suite
• Powerful sample editor covering all common editing tasks and providing creative freedom while editing audio
• Chord Track and Chord Pads for playfully and creatively composing with chords
• Comprehensive content library with thousands of instrument sounds, MIDI construction loops and audio samples
• Basic score editing features for music notation and composition
• Full upward compatibility with Cubase Pro and Cubase Artist for seamless upgrading to the next level

Link : https://www.steinberg.net/en/product...ubase_pro.html
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Old 7th December 2016
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not really a major update is it?
a few new updated plugins and a mix view stolen from Studio One
Old 7th December 2016
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not really a major update is it?
a few new updated plugins and a mix view stolen from Studio One
I doubt that's all
But hell I'd buy it alone if they improved performance.
Old 7th December 2016
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Lower Zone looks really good! One of my biggest problems of Cubase has been functioning when using one screen system, but now it seems to be solved!

Old 7th December 2016
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Just in case it will be taken offline:
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What a scoop Outcastrising. Nice one...

If that is all they are offering in this Update then Meh Meh Meh...

A new EQ?

Mixer in the Main Window. Nice.

A new Max?

Looks like the plugins have had a make over, the AutoPan looks new and their are a few others in that image.

Umm, what is this Plug In Sentinel? Been doing this since I was 14 and never have I had a "harmful" plugin.

A beta said over on AS that many high end plugins get blacklisted the other day!

Last edited by BlackBackDrop; 7th December 2016 at 09:17 AM.. Reason: I cannot speel
Old 7th December 2016
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I see tabs on the lower zone. At least I think I do.
Old 7th December 2016
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Cubase adopts Logic and has a baby.
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More like Cubase 8.6
Old 7th December 2016
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I liked Andrew's beard more when it was bigger!

That being said, cool features! Mixing history seems like a very neat feature too!
Old 7th December 2016
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Some cool new features , but i was really hoping for a better way to manage multiple open projects. maybe next time
Old 7th December 2016
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This is definitely a step in the right direction IMHO
Workflow enhancements are always welcome! I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the videos and feature set. I'm gonna be jumping back into Cubase and likely staying there as my main DAW.
Old 7th December 2016
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2 words - LOWER ZONE ooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Old 7th December 2016
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glad I purchased Studio One 3 on the Black Friday sale. I need good Beat Detective and Vocalign integration.
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FX Send/Return channels : 8 ???? It means what inserts are also the same 8??? OHhhh.... it was most asked request on many forums - please more inserts! 2017 year and 8 inserts..... totally disappointed.....
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FX Send/Return channels : 8 ???? It means what inserts are also the same 8??? OHhhh.... it was most asked request on many forums - please more inserts! 2017 year and 8 inserts..... totally disappointed.....
It wanst the most asked for feature when steinberg made a poll asking people what they wanted.
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It wanst the most asked for feature when steinberg made a poll asking people what they wanted.
Not exactly, - I chatted some months ago on Steinberg forum with Steinberg representative, and he also said that they knows that it is very requested feature, but he told me, - problem is, that they cant find solution for downgrade compatibility of versions in this case.
For example ,if You have C9 with 16 inserts active, then You can not to open fully this project in C8 with 8 inserts. I think it is not problem, because already some years/versions ago, there was situation that projects was not compatible with lower version. I guess it was with Cubase 5 and 6 if I remember correctly.
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FX Send/Return channels : 8 ???? It means what inserts are also the same 8??? OHhhh.... it was most asked request on many forums - please more inserts! 2017 year and 8 inserts..... totally disappointed.....
I hope they do that. But to be fair I use VMR and soundtoys rack a lot to mitigate that limitation. I also hope at some point they do ARA support and also a VST multi instrument plug in with Macro Controls and visual keyzone mapping.
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Not exactly, - I chatted some months ago on Steinberg forum with Steinberg representative, and he also said that they knows that it is very requested feature, but he told me, - problem is, that they cant find solution for downgrade compatibility of versions in this case.
For example ,if You have C9 with 16 inserts active, then You can not to open fully this project in C8 with 8 inserts. I think it is not problem, because already some years/versions ago, there was situation that projects was not compatible with lower version. I guess it was with Cubase 5 and 6 if I remember correctly.
I remember reading that, and I have to say that I find the argument rather silly. As was suggested in that thread, there are several (simple) solutions that will enable Cubendo to evolve. Personally I use buses to overcome this limitation, but it shouldn't be neccessary.

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As a Logic Pro X user this looks like a great version/update of Cubase with some Logic one window workflow thrown in. Love the new sampler track, looks like a great feature.
Old 7th December 2016
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Neutral:
New EQ, maximizer and autopan plugin look nice, but I don't really need them.
Sampler track seems nice idea for EDM guys - I'm none of them.
VST Transit and Connect SE been improved - I don't use them.
Multiple marker tracks - useful in long and large projects (e. g. post production, orchestral recordings), overkill for standard 3-4 minute pop music production.
Side chaining for VST3 instruments - will take some more years to be really useful. Currently there simply are none except the Steinberg ones.
Optical redesign of internal plugins: Nice but not essential.
Plugin sentinel: If I understand correctly, instead of sandboxing the single plugins at runtime, they do a security scan at app launch if you like and report incompatible plugins.

Positive:
Transport bar is finally dockable at the bottom of the project window screen. How nice.
Mixer history and undo/redo. Beautiful.
Under Windows, USB MIDI devices will be finally recognized when plugged in while already running Cubase - great for live use.
Lower zone - useful for mobile or live use with only one screen, but most Cubase users will have already more than one screen connected most of the time. Might be useful in some situations though.
Finally they didn't create new words like 'ProVolution'.
64 bit only - should have been so since 8.0 because all the new stuff like VST bass amp, GA SE etc are real real memory hogs. 7.5.40 was the last decently usable x86 version.
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More like Cubase 8.6
This.

Not really impressed, will stick with 8.5 for now.
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Neutral:
New EQ, maximizer and autopan plugin look nice, but I don't really need them.
Sampler track seems nice idea for EDM guys - I'm none of them.
VST Transit and Connect SE been improved - I don't use them.
Multiple marker tracks - useful in long and large projects (e. g. post production, orchestral recordings), overkill for standard 3-4 minute pop music production.
Side chaining for VST3 instruments - will take some more years to be really useful. Currently there simply are none except the Steinberg ones.
Optical redesign of internal plugins: Nice but not essential.
Plugin sentinel: If I understand correctly, instead of sandboxing the single plugins at runtime, they do a security scan at app launch if you like and report incompatible plugins.

Positive:
Transport bar is finally dockable at the bottom of the project window screen. How nice.
Mixer history and undo/redo. Beautiful.
Under Windows, USB MIDI devices will be finally recognized when plugged in while already running Cubase - great for live use.
Lower zone - useful for mobile or live use with only one screen, but most Cubase users will have already more than one screen connected most of the time. Might be useful in some situations though.
Finally they didn't create new words like 'ProVolution'.
64 bit only - should have been so since 8.0 because all the new stuff like VST bass amp, GA SE etc are real real memory hogs. 7.5.40 was the last decently usable x86 version.

With good stability on Win10, I could be pretty satisfied with this 9th version
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBawh-e2Rlc Cubase 9 Review
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Finally they didn't create new words like 'ProVolution'.
I was somewhat happy, but now I whant something named 'provolution' , maybe even 'provoution pro'
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Not exactly, - I chatted some months ago on Steinberg forum with Steinberg representative, and he also said that they knows that it is very requested feature, but he told me, - problem is, that they cant find solution for downgrade compatibility of versions in this case.
For example ,if You have C9 with 16 inserts active, then You can not to open fully this project in C8 with 8 inserts. I think it is not problem, because already some years/versions ago, there was situation that projects was not compatible with lower version. I guess it was with Cubase 5 and 6 if I remember correctly.
That is the lamest excuse I have ever heard. Typical Steinberg.
Old 7th December 2016
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It wanst the most asked for feature when steinberg made a poll asking people what they wanted.
The customer survey was not open. You could only choose from the options that Steinberg had culled. So it is more representative of what Steinberg were capable/willing to develop than what customers actually wanted. (Obviously there is overlap).

Alistair
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The customer survey was not open. You could only choose from the options that Steinberg had culled. So it is more representative of what Steinberg were capable/willing to develop than what customers actually wanted. (Obviously there is overlap).

Alistair
Do you know what the options were then?
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