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Steinberg releases Cubase SL/SX v3.1

Steinberg has released version 3.1 of Cubase SL/SX. The following new features have been added:

Mixing

  • Mixing and Monitoring of External Instruments in VST Mixer (SX-only).
  • Copy/Paste channel settings for multiple selected channels in one go.
  • New Panner Mode: Equal Power.
  • Panner Bypass Function.
  • New Key Command Set for Mixer functions.
  • Command Target filters for Mixer functions.
  • Inspector sub-section for MIDI Tracks routed to a VST Insert Plug-in.

Files and Formats (Import and Export)

  • Extended Search functions in Pool (SX-only).
  • Exclude Media when exporting Tracks as Track Archive (SX-only).
  • Select individual Tracks when importing a Track Archive (SX-only).
  • Support for Steinberg Dolby Digital and DTS encoders (SX-only).

Recording and playback

  • Smart controller reset after recording.
  • Recovery of audio recordings after system failure.
  • New pre-count options, sensitive to tempo and time signature changes.
  • Optional Sample-Rate Conversion when importing Tracks.

Editing

  • Freeze Function for External Instruments and FX (SX-only).
  • Glue multiple parts with single mouse-click.
  • Glue all following parts on selected track.
  • New Crosshair-Cursor option.
  • Process Bars in Tempo Track.
  • Duplicate Track option.
  • Freeze MIDI Track Play Parameters.
  • Optimize Display when dissolving Parts.
  • Apply Legato to selected notes only.
  • Select equal Pitch > all Octaves/same Octave for all Positions.
  • Transpose for single or multiple Audio Events via Info Line.

Project/General

  • New "External Instruments" options in VST Connections (SX-only).
  • External Instruments added to VST Instrument Rack (SX-only).
  • Associated External Instruments Track Inspector added to MIDI Track Inspector.
  • Associated Audio Track Inspector added to MIDI track inspector routed to VST Insert Plug-in.
  • External FX/Instruments Favorites (SX-only).
  • Advanced CPU-saving scrubbing mode (SX-only).
  • New Appearance options: Brightness, Contrast and Saturation.
  • Sophisticated user-definable level meter coloring (SX-only).
  • Automatic Track Coloring.
  • Incremental Auto-Save.
  • Track Folding: Toggle Selected Track.
  • Track Folding: Fold/Unfold Tracks.
  • Track Folding: Flip Fold States.
  • Resize Tracks without selecting.
  • OSX Performance Optimization: integrated support for MacOSX Quartz 2D graphics system.
  • Additional Processor Optimization: support for DualCore and Multi-Processor PC systems (systems with more than two processors).
  • Safe Recovery of corrupt projects after system failure.

MIDI & Music

  • MIDI Output Delay Compensation for External Instruments (SX-only).
  • Associate MIDI Device to External FX (SX-only).
  • Associate MIDI Device to External Instruments (SX-only).
  • Option to convert MIDI Controller Lane volume data to Track Automation volume data.

Studio Connections

  • Studio Connections Audio Integration (SX-only).

Remote

  • Access Mixer Device Panels (user Panels) from Hardware Remote Controllers (SX-only, for Houston, Mackie Control/HUI, Yamaha DM xxxx series, 02r96/01v96, Radical SAC2K und CM Motormix).

Various

  • Preferences: Redesigned Appearance settings panel.
  • New preference: Use Up/Down Navigation Commands for selecting Tracks only.
  • New Preference: Default Track Time Type (Audio and MIDI).
  • New Preference: Auto Track Color Mode.
  • New Preference: Sync Project and Mixer Selection.
  • New Preference: Deep Track Folding.
  • New Preference: Enlarge Selected Track.
  • New Preference: Select Channel/Track on Solo.
  • New Preference: Select Channel/Track on Edit Setting.
  • New Preference: Maximum Backup Files.
  • New Preference: Insert Reset Events after Record.
  • New Preference: Chase Events – Chase not limited to Part Boundaries.
  • New Preference: Option to export warnings as text file.
  • New Preference: Warn on Processing Overloads.
  • New Preference: global Tail value for External Instruments and FX (SX-only).
  • New Preference: Map Input Bus Metering to Audio Track (in Direct Monitoring).
  • Single Key command to open and close Pool Window.
  • New Key Command to open Device for selected Track.
  • Appearance: User-definable intensity for active drum lane.
  • New Key Command to toggle status of "Select Channel/Track on Edit Settings".
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