Steinberg Cubase 11 is the latest update to this popular DAW for Mac and Windows – comes in three tiers – Elements, Artist, and Pro.
All three versions’ new features include:
The Sampler Track has a new slicing mode for loop-based samlples, two global LFOs for more complex filtering sounds, and a mono legato glide that’s useful for bass lines.
In the Key Editor, the Scale Assistant can display only the notes in the set scale, or it can analyze MIDI notes and correct them. Create ramps and curves in the CC and Pitch Bend lanes, setting pitch bend steps to semitones, copying CC edits to another MIDI track and deleting MIDI notes with a double-click.
Squasher, a dynamic range tool that combines upward and downward audio compression, in three bands.
Six sound and loop sets, created by hip-hop producer Beat Butcha, Hollywood sound designer Robert Dudzic and Black Octopus Sound, covering a wide range of music styles.
Variable DPI (i.e. display resolution) in Windows 10, new scaling settings, optimized performance for Metal-capable graphic cards and chips, further optimization for real-time processing on systems with more than eight cores, and a new multiple side-chain input architecture.
Upgrades to Artist and Pro versions:
A fully customizable, multimeter audio analyzer, providing up to nine module slots for level, spectral, phase and waveform analysis.
New Marker Lines, Pitch Visibility, and improvements to the Range Selection tool and ARA workflow. New tools include include Imager, the new multiband plug-in that contributes to a cleaner mix; and SpectraLayers One, a compact version of SpectraLayers Pro 7. Imager offers four bands for placing audio tracks in the stereo field, and the individual scope and correlation displays facilitating an easier panning to make the tracks sit perfectly in the stereo spectrum, while SpectraLayers One lets users visualize and edit audio in the spectral domain.
Pro version upgrades:
Printing steams made easier. Exporting processes can be queued and exported in one operation, with the export selection aligned with the selection made in the project, and controlling the full signal path, including channel insert effects group sends and master bus effects.
Synchronization across different windows. With Global Tracks now displayed in the Key Editor, staying in sync with tempo changes or markers is possible without leaving the editor.
The Frequency EQ plug-in now has delivering dynamic response options: dynamic mode for each of its eight bands makes the filter nodes follow the input signal, and the newly introduced multiple side-chaining allows each band in Frequency to be set to an individual side-chain.
The Score Editor’s Properties provides instant access to matching options and notation settings, with Note Editing Overlay notes now edited like they are in the Key Editor. Support for SMuFL font format, bringing the Bravura and Petaluma fonts from Steinberg’s Dorico notation program.
Eucon integration for supporting the latest Avid consoles, the remote recording plug-in VST Connect SE 5 with a resizable and HiDPI-ready user interface, and 5.1 surround sound support for the MultiTap Delay signal processor.
Available from resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop.
Suggested retail pricing:
Cubase 11 Pro – $579.99
Cubase Artist 11 – $329.99
Cubase Elements 11 – $99.99
Cubase 11 Pro – $552.00
Cubase Artist 11 – $302.00
Cubase Elements 11 – $99.99
Various downloadable updates and upgrades, crossgrades, and education versions are exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop.
Customers who have activated Cubase Pro 10.5, Cubase Artist 10.5 and Cubase Elements 10.5 or earlier versions since October 14, 2020, are eligible for a free, downloadable grace period update to the latest version, respectively.