Steinberg has updated Cubase to version 7.0.2 and released a fully functional trial version.
Cubase 7 Trial is a 30-day trial version, available as download from the Steinberg website and comprises all the features available in Cubase 7. It requires the USB-eLicenser dongle.
The Cubase 7.0.2 maintenance update introduces the following improvements:
Additional key commands assignable for MixConsole features:
In the Key Commands window (section "Mixer") you can now assign key commands for all Channel Visibility Agents in the MixConsole and for opening the Control Link window.
Improved context menu on EQ bands:
Each EQ band on the MixConsole equalizer display now features a dedicated context menu for easy access of common functions, such as Invert, Copy, Paste and Clear bands or to change the EQ Type.
Control Room and meter improvements:
The Control Room now displays values and a meter for the monitored signal at all times.
In the Meter > Loudness tab you can find an EBU R 128 logo in the "Configure Loudness Settings" window. Deviations of values from the default EBU R 128 Loudness Settings are indicated in the logo. By clicking on the logo you can reset all values back to EBU R 128 defaults.
Load/save settings of selected MixConsole channels (VMX file support):
The ability to load and save channel settings of selected channels as VMX file is now available again in Cubase 7.0.2. You can find it in the MixConsole Function menu.
Track Presets for Group / FX / VST Instrument return and Input/Output channels:
Cubase 7.0.2 features greatly enhanced Track Presets functionality, resulting in the ability to save and apply Track Presets on virtually all Track types (respectively channels types, where applicable), now including group, FX and VST instrument return and Input / Output channels. You can find the save and load Track Preset functions in the same places as known from Audio, Instrument and MIDI tracks.
Please note that you need to have Automation Lanes present in the Project window before the Load / Save Track Preset feature can be used on Input / Output Channels. This can be easily achieved by just clicking on the "Write Automation" button on an Input or Output Channel beforehand.
Appearance settings: preview and custom colors for MixConsole value cells:
Further improvements have been made when setting up the Appearance settings in the Preferences. You can now set up the general basic color of the application without the need to re-start the application for the changes to take effect (nevertheless, some remaining areas will have their colors correctly applied after the application has been restarted).
Additionally, the color picker window has been enhanced and you can set up your own colors for the value cells of the various MixConsole rack sections.
You can find the options to set up colors in the Preferences window, under "Appearance".
Full track header coloring:
Cubase not only colors the left track color indicator but can now also color the whole track header with the track color set for a better overview in complex projects. To adjust the intensity of the color, open the Preferences > Event Display > Tracks and use the slider control.
VST Connect SE 1.2:
Cubase 7.0.2 includes the updated VST Connect SE 1.2 version, which offers general improved connection stability and video streaming reliability. A new option allows you to disable the video stream for reducing the bandwidth. The talkback channel is now included in the monitor mix.
To make it even easier to use VST Connect SE in Cubase 7, you are now notified when trying to insert VST Connect SE into a wrong channel type.
For a list of all issues that have been resolved in this version please see the version history PDF.
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