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Steinberg Releases Cubase 9.5 DAW Software
Old 15th November 2017
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Steinberg Releases Cubase 9.5

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Early Unveiling of Cubase 9.5

Steinberg presents new updates to its acclaimed range of music production systems. The latest iterations, Cubase Pro 9.5, Cubase Artist 9.5 and Cubase Elements 9.5, put a clear emphasis on user-requested features and enhancements for creating, producing and mixing music.

Steinberg today announced the immediate availability of the 9.5 updates to the Pro, Artist and Elements editions of Cubase.

Earlier than anticipated, Steinberg is releasing this year’s update now in November, seizing the opportunity to introduce the additions to customers as soon as possible.

The major advancement around Cubase’s powerful mixing capabilities is the new mixing engine: 64-bit floating-point resolution offers uncompromised performance when processing audio, delivering a level of detail and transparency previously unheard of in Cubase.

Further enhancing the single-window layout in Cubase, new tabs have been added to the Right Zone. The newly integrated file browser provides an easy way to access and prelisten on media files. Exclusively available to Cubase Pro 9.5, the new metering section for loudness and master signal levels and the Control Room are now both an integral part of the Right Zone as well.

One highlight in 9.5 is the new Metronome with customizable click and the possibility to assign different patterns to adjust to signature shifts in the Signature Track. Cubase Pro and Artist 9.5 add to the flexibility with its Click Pattern Editor, allowing click patterns to be tailored to more detail.

Other premier enhancements include advanced automation editing, now featuring smooth transition curves and detailed automation lanes, including the new Range tool that marks a range on the automation lane for quick and easy adjustment of the selection. The 9.5 versions of Pro and Artist have also doubled their insert slots, allowing users to add up to 16 VST effects directly to each audio track. The overhauled insert section also provides a flexible means for pre-fader or post-fader positioning. Available to all three 9.5 updates, the Vintage Compressor and Tube Compressor VST processors boast a new look that improves their overall handling, while the redesigned Magneto tape saturator is exclusively available in Cubase Pro 9.5. The new FLUX wavetable synthesizer library, on the other hand, is new to HALion Sonic SE 3 in Cubase Pro 9.5 and Cubase Artist 9.5 only.

Cubase Pro 9.5 also includes Direct Offline Processing, allowing events to be processed non-destructively while keeping the CPU load to a minimum.

Rounding out the array of new features and enhancements, the new video engine is compatible with the most relevant codecs and external video cards. Adapt to Zoom is the latest zooming tool, making the grid snap adjust accordingly to the degree of zoom. Sampler Track enhancements include drag and drop of MIDI parts that are immediately rendered to audio as well as the new A/B mode for comparing different settings. The support of Softube’s Console 1 is another highlight that will soon be available, letting the hardware controller integrate deeply into Cubase. Finally, the Production Presets offer effects chain and master track presets for productions of different music styles.

Senior Marketing Manager Matthias Quellmann commented: “Cubase 9.5 is a firm nod to the Cubase community and an important update to our flagship DAW. Requested by many Cubase users, its additions enhance workflow efficiency and even give creativity more share. ‘Create. Produce. Mix. Repeat.’ sums it up perfectly!”

Availability and pricing

The Cubase Pro 9.5, Cubase Artist 9.5 and Cubase Elements 9.5 full retail versions are available through the Steinberg Online Shop and from resellers. Reseller prices and product availability may vary. The suggested retail prices (including German VAT) are 579 euros for Cubase Pro 9.5, 329 euros for Cubase Artist 9.5 and is 99.99 euros for Cubase Elements 9.5.

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

Customers who have activated Cubase 9 (or earlier versions) since October 18, 2017, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to the latest versions, respectively.

Key features of Cubase Pro 9.5

• Award-winning 64-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 eight-band EQ and many more
• Comprehensive set of 8 outstanding instruments with over 3,000 sounds, including HALion Sonic SE 3, Groove Agent SE 4, Padshop, Retrologue 2 and LoopMash 2
• Intelligent compositional tools like Chord Track, Chord Pads and the 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 9.5

• Award-winning 64-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 3, 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 9.5

• Award-winning 64-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
• Three outstanding virtual instruments comprising the HALion Sonic SE 3 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

Visit www.steinberg.net/cubase for details on Cubase.
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Old 15th November 2017
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Yeah !! Contol 1 integration
Old 15th November 2017
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Old 15th November 2017
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The major advancement around Cubase’s powerful mixing capabilities is the new mixing engine: 64-bit floating-point resolution offers uncompromised performance when processing audio, delivering a level of detail and transparency previously unheard of in Cubase.

Key features of Cubase Pro 9.5

• Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine with up to 192 kHz, 5.1 surround, flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation.
Is this simply a mistake?


Alistair
Old 15th November 2017
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Looks good, hoping those already too skinny scroll bars didn't get any smaller.
Old 15th November 2017
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16 insert slots!! Best day of my life!!
Old 15th November 2017
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Is this simply a mistake?


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Probably just a mistake in the PR - corrected now. Thanks!
Old 15th November 2017
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Wow!!!!
Old 15th November 2017
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"The major advancement around Cubase’s powerful mixing capabilities is the new mixing engine: 64-bit floating-point resolution offers uncompromised performance when processing audio, delivering a level of detail and transparency previously unheard of in Cubase"

does that mean it will have an improved sound if you just run audio through it or sum some channels (without using internal processing like cubase EQ)?

thanks for claryifying what the actual benefits of the new mixing engine might be (maybe with a real world example). what exactly is the mixing engine btw. is it the same as the former audio engine? and what is the difference and how is it "delivering a level of detail and transparency previously unheard of in Cubase"...? again a real world example would be great!

upgrade from 8.5 is 159€ - for a better sound I would pay that. I`m actually quite happy with 8.5 so if it´s only some features (that I could easily live without) I would pass on this...maybe...

Last edited by mastermat; 15th November 2017 at 04:51 PM.. Reason: spelling
Old 15th November 2017
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changelog?
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"The major advancement around Cubase’s powerful mixing capabilities is the new mixing engine: 64-bit floating-point resolution offers uncompromised performance when processing audio, delivering a level of detail and transparency previously unheard of in Cubase"

does that mean it will have an improved sound if you just run audio through it or sum some channels (without using internal processing like cubase EQ)?

thanks for claryifying what the actual benefits of the new mixing engine might be (maybe with a real world example). what exactly is the mixing engine btw. is it the same as the former audio engine? and what is the difference and how is it "delivering a level of detail and transparency previously unheard of in Cubase"...? again a real world example would be great!

upgrade from 8.5 is 159€ - for a better sound I would pay that. I`m actually quite happy with 8.5 so if it´s only some features (that I could easily live without) I would pass on this...maybe...
https://helpcenter.steinberg.de/hc/e...dio-processing
This might give some insight on 64-bit audio processing?
Old 15th November 2017
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News about External FX?
I mean:
1) possibility to save a i/o layout to file and recall it within a project (instead of being forced to manually swap xml files)

2) dual mono External FX capabilities
Old 15th November 2017
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No news on improving hyperthreading performance, and no news on better sidechain workflow for VST2. I think, for now, I'll stay on 8.5. Although the 64 bit engine has piqued my curiosity. I wonder the impact on CPU performance.

edit: after reading the article, 64 bit processing can affect CPU and RAM usage, and is only available for VST3 plugins that really support 64 bit processing through the whole path...I´m not sure why they have decided to make this the main feature for this release, as, according to the article, many plugins are not compatible with this type of processing (even if advertised as processing at 64 bit).

Also hope they fixed that bug where you can´t type values on plugins using the default GUI (like Airwindows)
Old 15th November 2017
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I'm waiting to see if they fixed the sluggish GUI issue plaguing many newer Macs.
Old 15th November 2017
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I would like to see their 64-bit award/trophy/ribbon,

Cubase? May we see this award please?
Old 15th November 2017
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Instantly bought it.
Old 15th November 2017
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I’m all over this!! Some big things here many of us have been waiting for including More inserts!!!
Old 15th November 2017
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Looks Good.... Curious about the 64bit engine and what that really means for the sound..
Old 15th November 2017
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I’m all over this!! Some big things here many of us have been waiting for including More inserts!!!
The 16 insert slots was what prompted me to post the rokin emoji before even finishing reading the new features list. Hurray!

Alistair
Old 15th November 2017
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"The major advancement around Cubase’s powerful mixing capabilities is the new mixing engine: 64-bit floating-point resolution offers uncompromised performance when processing audio, delivering a level of detail and transparency previously unheard of in Cubase"

does that mean it will have an improved sound if you just run audio through it or sum some channels (without using internal processing like cubase EQ)?

thanks for claryifying what the actual benefits of the new mixing engine might be (maybe with a real world example). what exactly is the mixing engine btw. is it the same as the former audio engine? and what is the difference and how is it "delivering a level of detail and transparency previously unheard of in Cubase"...? again a real world example would be great!

upgrade from 8.5 is 159€ - for a better sound I would pay that. I`m actually quite happy with 8.5 so if it´s only some features (that I could easily live without) I would pass on this...maybe...
My guess is that with good gain staging practices it won't make any audible difference. Still nice to have the option though!

Alistair
Old 15th November 2017
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Some really nice new features... but why Steinberg lists 180 VST track presets including 50 mastering presets as a key feature for the update in their video is beyond me? Totally useless. Lol. Stoked for the rest though.
Old 15th November 2017
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Anyone notice the pre/post send colours have reversed?
Old 15th November 2017
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yes, they seem to be reversed
Old 15th November 2017
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Why was Cubase unfaithful to tradition this year and dropped 9.5 in November. December has always been the Cubase month.
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yes, they seem to be reversed
Wow that makes sense wtf?
Old 15th November 2017
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soo..
console 1 integration is on Coming Soon status and not yet there? has anyone tried it, I heard it may already be working despite Coming Soon thing.
Old 15th November 2017
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Soo upgrade from 9 is £50 but upgrade from 8.5 is £137 ?!!!!! really .....

Il wait for a discount.
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The 16 insert slots was what prompted me to post the rokin emoji before even finishing reading the new features list. Hurray!

Alistair
I went all "Ric Flair" myself the moment they announced it in the video. For those of us with a long history of using Cubase, it's been a long time coming!

Not to overlook the fact that we can now also choose how many pre/post fader inserts we want to have... another feature I've been wanting for years. Hopefully this means we can choose to have no post fader inserts if we don't actually want them on any given channel.
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Why was Cubase unfaithful to tradition this year and dropped 9.5 in November. December has always been the Cubase month.
Like in-laws, they wanted to show up early and surprise us!
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I'm waiting to see if they fixed the sluggish GUI issue plaguing many newer Macs.
All i've heard is that the pc versions gui is much snappier. Hope this translates some improvements to mac as well.
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