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Cubase Pro

Sequencer / Multitrack by Steinberg
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Cubase Pro by Steinberg is an Audio Plugin Host for macOS and Windows. It can host VST Plugins and VST 3 Plugins. It supports ReWire.
Product
Version
12.0.10
System Requirements
64-bit Windows 10 Version 1909, 64-bit Windows 10 Version 2004
CPU minimum: Intel Core i series or AMD Ryzen multi-core
CPU recommended: Intel i5 or faster
RAM minimum: 4 GB
RAM recommended: 8 GB
Hard disk free space : 35 GB
Display resolution minimum: 1440 x 900
Display resolution recommended: 1920 x 1080
Graphics: Graphics card with DirectX 10 and WDDM 2.0 support (Windows only)
Port: USB Type-A for USB-eLicenser
Internet connection for license activation, account sign up and product registration, installer download
Product
Version
12.0.10
System Requirements
macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina, macOS Big Sur
CPU minimum: Intel Core i series or AMD Ryzen multi-core
CPU recommended: Intel i5 or faster
RAM minimum: 4 GB
RAM recommended: 8 GB
Hard disk free space: 35 GB
Display resolution minimum: 1440 x 900
Display resolution recommended: 1920 x 1080
Graphics: Graphics card with DirectX 10 and WDDM 2.0 support (Windows only)
Port: USB Type-A for USB-eLicenser
Internet connection for license activation, account sign up and product registration, installer download
Can Host
Instruments
Can Host
Effects
ReWire
Mixer Application
Copy Protection
Dongle (USB-eLicenser)
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From Hollywood blockbuster composers and Billboard Hot 100 producers right through to keen beginners, the world of music production trusts the comprehensive feature set, straightforward tools and unrivaled sound of our acclaimed music production software.

Compare the Versions Of Cubase

New features at a glance:

  • Enhanced Logical Editors for a more customizable experience [Pro].
  • Raiser: The powerhouse limiter for the final touch [Pro].
  • Pro improvements from the post-production system Nuendo [Pro].
  • FX Modulator breathes new life into your sounds [Pro・Artist].
  • Verve: A beautifully atmospheric felt piano [Pro・Artist].
  • Improved AudioWarp to make recordings even more perfect [Pro・Artist].
  • New Scale Assistant in VariAudio makes pitch editing a breeze [Pro・Artist].
  • MIDI Remote integration for enhanced external device mapping [Pro・Artist・Elements].
  • Improved editing workflow to make hitting deadlines easier [Pro・Artist・Elements].
  • Audio to chords lets you focus even more on the music [Pro・Artist・Elements].
  • Sample Accurate Volume Automation [Pro・Artist・Elements].
  • Native Apple silicon support [Pro・Artist・Elements].
  • New flexible Steinberg Licensing [Pro・Artist・Elements].
  • A range of other tool and performance improvements [Pro・Artist・Elements.].

Steinberg Licensing

Cubase 12 makes use of the brand-new Steinberg Licensing system. From Cubase 12, you will be able to use Cubase with your single-user license on up to three computers without the need of a USB-eLicenser dongle. There is a detailed introduction of Steinberg Licensing that will answer all of your questions on migrating to the new system or offline usage.

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Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 4.50 from 4 reviews

Cubase Pro
Reviewed By Boy Wonder
June 9th, 2022

I'm an old school Cubase user going back about 25 years. Even though it was my favorite DAW, its instability caused me to look elsewhere (Studio One). Version 12, however, appears to have been cut from a different cloth. Extremely full-featured, it nevertheless has been as steady as a rock - mostly. There's been the occasional lockups when trying out new plugins, but generally, I'm able to get a lot of work done without pulling out my hair because of crashes.

Cubase 12 has everything I need - scoring, snap to scale, alternative scales, impressive effects, VariAudio, sampler, ASIO-Guard, etc. I can go on and on. I'm glad that, with Cubase 12's new complexity, its workflow is still silk-smooth. There's nothing worse than having a workflow stymied by extra hoops you have to jump through.

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Cubase Pro
Reviewed By paolostylo
May 18th, 2019

I've been Cubase from the beginning with an Atari1040ST and later on I switched to PC.

Till today!I tried also other DAW's but Cubase is the one that siuts best for me.

It is easy to use, offers a nice workflow and has so many features that makes me save time.

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Cubase Pro
Reviewed By spinettim
January 28th, 2018

Best DAW ever. I switched from Logic some years ago I never regretted.

Very good MIDI handling, Media bay is very well implemented and a decent set of out of the box plugins.

And now Steinberg seems to listen tu its userbase too. Well done.

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Cubase Pro
Reviewed By drwx
January 19th, 2018

Review updated as of 2020: I bought the upgrade to 10.5 Pro but I'm still using Cubase 10 Pro. Both and particularly 10.5 have many issues (random errors) or at least they are not easy to use (if I'm the one to blame when they freeze or mute the output without any error messages). It is frustrating to work with Cubase. I can only use it if I limit myself to some of its features (e.g. I have stopped using MIDI Sends). After reading that many problems of 10.5 haven't been fixed in Cubase 11 (https://forums.steinberg.net/t/official-unofficial-thread-was-it-fixed-ask-answer-community-group-thread-updated-11-24-2020/158454), I don't feel encouraged to upgrade anymore.

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Comments & Discussion for Steinberg Cubase Pro

Discussion
Discussion: Active
slobojanko
slobojanko
2 August 2012 at 7:14am

Is the product Cubase 6.5 available in Steinberg on line shop full version for price 250 eur (plus local tax), or you must add efects like halion sonic or halion symphonic orchestra for full version and the price is therefore almost 500 eur? Does anybody know?

Role Router
Role Router
23 July 2014 at 3:12am

Cubase is just the state of the art it presents in characteristic, because in functionality it are just a break in the trail for new products and your life is not something granted for Steinberg, take care is useless.

For Windows XP it are something compatible, but not something so integral like "Mac".

This message is something which really hurts my self interest, and have no turn back, just like our choices.

SarahBellum
SarahBellum
23 July 2014 at 10:52am

I started with Cubase v1 on the Atari (a long time ago). Over the years since I moved to the PC I've tried many other alternative DAWS and always end up coming back to Cubase as it always has an easier work flow and well implemented features that just work as you'd expect without fuss.

Currently using v7.5 on Win8.1 - 64-bit (4Ghz/32GB) problem free :)

jgaryt
jgaryt
23 July 2014 at 1:26pm

Yup, me too. I have been using Cubase since before VST was around. I run it on a PC (Intel Xeon, 16GB, liquid cooled, Win 7 64-bit) and it runs as smoothly and flawlessly as I need. No application is bug free, but Steinberg releases regular patches, and also gives us a decent upgrade every year or so. I have tried others, just as SarahBellum said (great name btw), but I have never found a product that has made me want to switch.

jottinger
jottinger
23 July 2014 at 1:40pm

I've been a Cubase user since 5 (so I'm a newbie compared to some of the commenters) but I switched to Cubase from Cakewalk (now Sonar) because of the workflow and clear signal paths. I've tried out other DAWs (Reaper, Cakewalk's later revs, Harrison MixBus, Ardour, PreSonus One) but Cubase is the one that feels most effective to me, and the support from Steinberg has always been complete.

989
989
20 December 2015 at 2:05am

Now with 8.5 version available, Cubase is more PRO than ever.

soundpeaks
soundpeaks
15 July 2019 at 4:58pm

2019
- ban at forums for unpopular opinions;

- no support for non USA\Germany users, web site is broken;

- behind FL Studio, Ableton and Bitwig for electronic music producers;

sayanchik
sayanchik
23 March 2020 at 5:33am

I'm curious for details about banning for unpopular opinions.

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