Cubase 10 e’ qui !!!

The Major Release: Cubase 10
The latest iterations of Steinberg’s music production software, Cubase Pro 10, Cubase Artist 10, and Cubase Elements 10, combine best audio quality and with a vast range of advanced audio and MIDI tools for composing, recording, editing and mixing music.

Cubase 10

HAMBURG, Germany — Steinberg today officially unveiled the highly anticipated release of the latest version of its award-winning DAW: Cubase 10.


Cubase Pro 10 brings all the technological advancements to the table, the German expertise of which has been accumulated over three decades of extraordinary contributions to the industry. Cubase Artist 10 is a slimmer edition, offering the same core technologies as Cubase Pro alongside many dedicated production tools. Instantly accessible, Cubase Elements 10 is the first step into the world of music production with Cubase.
“This version is a milestone in the innovational history of Cubase. With nearly 30 years to look back on, Cubase Pro 10 encompasses everything required from a DAW — no matter who you are, no matter what your background, no matter what your musical experience,” comments Matthias Quellmann, senior marketing manager for Cubase.

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Cubase Pro 10 exclusives
Available to Cubase Pro 10, VariAudio 3 is the perfect and eminently powerful pitch correction tool, introducing many enhancements for editing micro pitch levels and adjusting formant shifts. Another novelty is MixConsole Snapshots for saving and recalling a current mix within the mixer, or for creating and comparing alternate mixes of a project. Cubase Pro 10 also introduces Audio Alignment, a great new feature that allows users to align stacked recordings extremely fast so that vocal and other tracks are in complete sync. REVerence, the convolution reverb in Cubase Pro, includes now 20 new impulse responses, covering a range of vintage reverbs. Smaller feature additions and enhancements include AAF import/ export for exchanging data with different systems, improved editing to picture, and the Steinberg Virtual Reality production suite that offers tools for producing VR content.

Amazing additions to Pro and Artist
Both the Pro and Artist editions of Cubase 10 now include Distroyer, a remarkable addition to the list of effects processors that infuses asymmetric distortion. And side-chaining has also been touched on: new to both Pro and Artist is the simplified side-chain setup that completes the signal routing with only a few clicks. Since both editions feature the unique Note Expression capability, the next step now was to offer MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) support for multidimensional controllers.

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Family features for Pro, Artist and Elements
In all editions of version 10, the Channel Strip has undergone significant changes, featuring new metering elements in each module, providing immediate visual feedback and further facilitating the mixing process. Groove Agents SE 5, one of many impressive instruments within Cubase, boasts many enhancements to its user interface and comes with an abundance of new acoustic and electronic drum content. The audio engine has also been refined, now supporting 32-bit integer and 64-bit floating-point audio for recording, importing/exporting, and converting. Plug-ins have been redesigned and can now be dragged from the Media Rack and dropped directly into the project, creating an instrument track automatically, while the user interface supports HiDPI for high-resolution displays.

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The additional content in Cubase 10 rounds out the extensive feature list: 5 GB of sounds and loops cover various genres, produced by renowned artists the likes of Florian Meindl, Rawtekk, Beat Butcha and many more.

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Quellmann continues: “The audio engine in Cubase delivers pristine, unprecedented, ‘unheard-of’ quality: you’ll never hear the DAW, you won’t perceive unexpected coloring to your recordings, you’ll forget it’s even there — the sound quality is literally unheard of. The editing and production tools are amazing, providing a smooth, firm foundation for your creative input. The new aesthetics of the user interface ensures focused and expedited usability, while the production-grade content included within Cubase is not only fun to use but offers a great starting point to creating any style of music.
“With all the effort that we have put into this major iteration and considering the positive feedback from professional recording engineers and producers throughout its development, I assure that Cubase 10 pushes the envelope beyond the many expectations.”

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Availability and pricing
The Cubase 10 editions are available from resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop. The suggested retail price for the boxed version of Cubase Pro 10 is 579 euros; download only is available for 559 euros. The suggested retail price the boxed version of Cubase Artist 10 is 329 euros; download only is available for 309 euros. The suggested retail price for the boxed and download versions of Cubase Elements 10 is 99.99 euros. Download orders are exclusive of USB-eLicensers. All prices include German VAT.

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Various downloadable updates and upgrades, crossgrades, and education versions are exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop and the Steinberg website.
Customers who have activated Cubase 9.5 editions and earlier versions since October 15, 2018, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to the latest respective version.

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New features at a glance
• VariAudio 3: Ultimate control of your audio, with more creative tools and Smart Controls to speed workflow. [Pro]
• MixConsole Snapshots: Instantly recall different project mixes and settings to quickly compare mixes and add mix notes. [Pro]
• Audio Alignment: Stack and match recordings quickly, easily synchronizing them to a reference track. [Pro]
• New channel strip: Redesigned Channel Strip offers better metering and functionality. [Pro/Artist/Elements]
• 32-bit integer and 64-bit audio continues the Cubase audio engine’s commitment to ultimate, no-compromise quality. [Pro/Artist/Elements]
• Easy side-chaining: Quickly and easily set up side-chaining to make space in mixes or create distinctive effects. [Pro/Artist]
• Groove Agent SE 5 brings a new user interface and many improvements to the best drum production tool. [Pro/Artist/Elements]
• 5 GB of high-quality sounds and loops from six highly acclaimed producers. [Pro/Artist/Elements]
• AAF support lets you exchange multimedia data with all the most commonly used applications. [Pro]
• Distroyer adds everything from subtle analog warmth to searing heat for mixes and individual instruments. [Pro/Artist]
• Vintage Verbs for REVerence: Better management, smoother workflow and 20 new impulse responses brings REVerence greatness to your projects! [Pro]
• Latency Monitor lets you quickly and easily know exactly where — and how much — latency is occurring. [Pro/Artist/Elements]
• Full support for high-resolution displays under current macOS (limited support for Windows 10). [Pro/Artist/Elements]
• Effects in the Media Rack: Radical improvement of plug-ins workflow, with drag and drop functionality and improved display. [Pro/Artist/Elements]
• MPE support: Easy and convenient setup of MPE controllers. [Pro/Artist]
• Improved editing to picture for video soundtrack production. [Pro]
• Steinberg Virtual Reality: VR production suite adds a suite of professional yet intuitive virtual reality audio production tools. [Pro]
• ARA support: Forthcoming support for extended communications between ARA plug-ins and Cubase. [Pro]
• Cubase 10 is packed with a wide range of usability, performance and quality improvements. [Pro/Artist/Elements]

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Steinberg annuncia la nuova release di CUBASE–CUBASE 9!

L’ultima edizione di dell’award winning software di Cubase offre un nuovo campionatore, l’uso ottimizzato dello spazio di lavoro ed un’infinità di accessori MIDI ed audio per la composizione, la registrazione, l’editing ed il mixing.

7 Dicembre 2016 – Steinberg annuncia l’immediata disponibilità della sua DAW portabandiera, CUBASE PRO 9 insieme ai suoi fratellini più piccoli CUBASE ARTIST 9 e CUBASE ELEMENTS 9.


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Costruito sul patrimonio di conoscenze che ha fatto diventare Steinberg una delle compagnie leader a livello mondiale tra quelle che si occupano di software musicale ed audio, Cubase si è costantememnte evoluto e ha ridefinito la produzione musicale digitale, consentendo l’accesso a tutti gli attrezzi del mestiere e creando nuovi modi offrire un approccio efficiente alla composizione alla registrazione, all’editing ed al mixaggio.

Per la prima volta nella storia di Cubase l’intero range di prodotti viene offerto allo stesso tempo, consentendo di scegliere tra le edizioni PRO, ARTIST e ELEMENTS, versioni che sono state progettate su misura per diversi livelli di conoscenza ed utilizzo per chi si occupa di registrazione e produzione.

Cubase 9 pro ovviamente si rivolge per incontrare gli standards dei compositori, produttori ed ingegneri del suono professionisti. Cubase Artist 9 è un gradino più in basso ma fornisce comunque un set di attrezzi omnicomprensivo, su misura per musicisti e songwriters. Vubase Elements 9 è il primo passo nel mondo di Cubase e fornisce una via preferenziale per chi inizia ad occuparsi di software Audio di alta qualità.

Tutte e tre le versioni comunque introducono la nuova LOWER ZONE, consentendo un’area dedicata nella finestra del progetto per il mizer o altre funzioni. La seconda caratteristica da notare è la traccia SAMPLER, un’opzione richiesta da molti utilizzatori e che consente con incredibile semplicità di mandare in play campioni cromaticamente e di manipolarli con una serie di filtri e controlli a portata di mano nella LOWER ZONE. Ovviamente inclusa nella Sampler Track c’è una library enorme con centinaia di campioni.

Zone Concept

Terzo elemento degno di nota è (solo su Cubase Pro) Frequency, il nuovo processore di equalizzazione a 8 parametri, ognuno caratterizzato dal Linear Phase mode, che preserva il segnale di fase della banda.


Cubase Pro e Cubase Artist ora offrono la MixConsole History che conserva e segnala i cambiamenti fatti nella Mix Console, permettendo agli utilizzatori di cancellare o rifare singole azioni di mixaggio in una maniera semplice e flessibile.  Con la nuova funzionalità Audio-Ins gli utilizzatori possono inviare segnali audio a strumenti plug in VST 3 che supportano la side-chain. MixConsole History

Parlando di opportunità la versione 9 include la collaborazione via cloud con Vst Transit inclusa nella versione PRO e ARTIST (mentre il VST CONNECT SE è disponibile solo nella versione PRO).

In tutte e tre le versioni è presente il plug in Maximizer che magicamente migliora l’audio dando alle tracce più volume pur facendo rimanere l’audio chiaro e brillante.


AutoPan è il nuovo too ridisgnato da zero insieme al Brickwall Limiter, Compressore, Expander, Gate e Envelope Shaper. Brickwall Limiter


La Funzione Plug-in Sentinel effetua lo scan dei Plug-Ins all’avvio così da assicurare ogni volta la massima stabilità del sistema.

La library production Groove per Groove Agent è stata ulteriormente espansa con una grande varietà di Loop e campioni in differenti stili musicali.

Frank Simmerlein (direttore del Marketing di Steinberg) ha commentato: abbiamo sempre prestato attenzione ai suggerimenti ed alle critiche dei nostri clienti e Cubase 9 va proprio in questa direzione, grazie ad una serie di indagini e surveys durante la fase di sviluppo abbiamo valutato le priorità sulle quali lavorare, non solo abbiamo realizzato quanto richiesto ma siamo andati oltre.

Cubase 9 è probabilmente l’unica DAW presente sul mercato che copre ogni aspetto della Produzione Musicale, per ogni genere di musica.

Recensione Symphony Series Woodwinds–Legni




6 Concert Flutes (C3 – C6)
6 Oboes (C3 – D5)
6 Bb Clarinets (D2 – D5)
6 Bassoons (A#0 – A#3)
6 Tenor Saxophones (Ab2 – D5)
6 Bass Winds (B-1 – A#2): 3 contrabassoons, 1 bass clarinet and 2 contrabass clarinets


Concert Flute (C3 – C6)
Oboe(C3 – D5)
Bb Clarinet (D2 – D5)
Bassoon (Bb0 – Bb3)
Tenor Saxophone (Ab2 – D5)
Contrabassoon (Bb-1 – Bb2)


4 Neumann TLM 103 (cardioid)
2 Neumann TLM 107 (omni, stereo pair)
2 Neumann TLM 67 (omni, stereo pair)
2 Neumann TLM 103 (cardioid)
2 Neumann TLM 103 (cardioid)
2 Neumann TLM 102 (cardioid)


Recorded at Montclair Presbyterian Church in Oakland, California


2 Sound Devices 788 SSD 8-channel solid state recorders (linked)




57 GB of sample content (30 GB after lossless ncw compression)
Total Articulations
Number of NKIs
Including full ‘Woodwind Ensemble’ NKI
Microphone Mixes
4 – Close, Medium, Far, and Stereo Master Mix with independent mixing, routing, panning, and loading


33 GB of sample content (19 GB after lossless ncw compression)
Total Articulations
Number of NKIs
Including group ‘Woodwind Quintet’ NKI


Real-time dynamic layer control for expressive performances, simulated legato, repeater, and arpeggio generation
Arpeggio Sustains (WOODWIND ENSEMBLE only)
Natural arpeggiated sustains with tempo-synching and tuned releases
True legato sustains for each section

  • Single, double, and triple tongue staccatos with round robins and automatic repetition features.
  • Up to 8 round-robin variations and pp/ff dynamic layering


  • With expression release system
  • Tempo-synching and/or time stretching (for most expressions)

Aleatoric, clusters, discords, flourishes, stabs, sweeps, and more

Ethno Instrument Recensione Motu


La versione 2 raddoppia le dimensioni della libreria rispetto a Ethno e comprende suoni di strumenti, loop e riff. Nuove importanti funzionalità sono state aggiunte, tra cui la ricerca di preset, le scale microtonali, time stretching, e molto altro ancora. Per aiutare gli utenti a trovare rapidamente i suoni in questo enorme libreria di 21 GB, Ethno 2 utilizza un motore di ricerca per regione geografica o per categoria di strumento, e da agli utenti una nuova funzione di ricerca digitando il nome dello strumento o una frase e tutti i preset che conterranno quella frase appariranno immediatamente nel browser. L’utente può ascoltare il suono con un semplice clic, senza dover chiudere il browser, per una veloce anteprima e caricare il preset in un secondo tempo. La versione 2 ora supporta parti illimitate, così gli utenti possono creare rapidamente insiemi di suoni di strumenti, loop e riff, senza limiti di dimensione. MOTU Ethno Instrument versione 2.0 ha i seguenti requisiti di sistema:: 1 GB di RAM minimo. Raccomandati 2 GB. Hard Disk capiente, preferibilmente almeno 100 GB con almeno 21 GB liberi. Una porta USB disponibile per la iLok USB key. Un CD/DVD disk drive per l’installazione. Per Mac OS X: Mac OS X versione 10.4, 10.5, o 10.6; v10.4.11 o successiva è richiesta. PowerPC G4 1 GHz o CPU più veloci (inclusi PowerPC G5 CPUs e tutti i processori Mac Intel). Multi-processor o multi-core PowerMac G5s o Intel processor Macs sono raccomandati. L’hard disk che cotiene la soundbank di Ethno 2 files deve essere formattata come Mac OS Extended (HFS+). Journalling può essere on o off. Per Windows: Windows 7, Vista, o XP; per operazioni native 64-bit, una versione di Windows 7 o Windows Vista 64-bit è richiesta.. Pentium 4 1 GHz o CPU più veloci; Multi-processor o multi-core PCs sono raccomandati. L’hard drive contenente la soundbank Ethno 2 deve essere formattata come NTFS.

New Version 2 demos

Ethno 2 voices — Composed mostly of Ethno Version 2 sounds combined with some “spices” of India percussion and world pads

Concertina — an Eastern European lament that features the concertina instrument’s release samples

Taiko 1 — Cinematic drums using only the taiko instrument presets and taiko loops from Ethno

Taiko 2 — More taiko drum presets and loops

India Legato 1 — Demonstrates expressive ‘legato’ presets from India

India Legato 2 — More legato presets from India

Latin panpipe — An expressive instrument played in two styles: slow and fast

Gongs and co — Believe it or not, everything you hear, except for the strings, are Ethno 2 gong and metal sounds

Ethno Journey 1 — 100% Ethno Instruments sounds, with heavy, extreme use of Ethno’s high-quality time-stretching

Ethno Journey 2 — A nice mix of Caribbean influences, sounds of India, and world voices

More demos

Symphonic Presents Ethno — Composed entirely of Ethno sounds combined with Symphonic Instrument sounds

Africa — Voices, percussion, electric bass and other instruments from the bush and shanty towns alike

Africa-Balafon-Kora — The melodic kora combined with the percussive balafon

Africa-Ngoni-Valiha — Two African plucked stringed instruments that sound like they could be from just about any continent

Asia-Japanese Mood — Traditional Japanese instruments reflect a harmony with nature

Asia-Chinese Mood — Traditional Chinese instruments spanning bygone eras

Asia-Shamisen — Traditional Japanese stringed instrument performed in a natural setting and ambiance

Australia — An invigorating arrangement of instruments from the outback and down under

Celtic — Close your eyes, take a breath of fresh air and soak up the lovely Irish countryside

Eastern Europe — The bouzouki, oud and accordion have never sounded so good

India — A blend of traditional and modern musical influences from India that also demonstrates some of Ethno’s included sound effects

India-Tambura-Sitar — Electric sitar combined with perussive loops

Indonesia-Gamelan — Mysterious and evocative, metallic and melodic

Middle East-Mediterranean 1 — Male and female vocal phrases accompanied by a wide variety of Middle Eastern instrumentation

Middle East-Mediterranean 2 — Synth pad, percussion, flute and violin

Occidental — Accordion, banjo, fiddle, acoustic bass, honky tonk piano and a shot of whiskey from the old Wild West

South America-Bossa — Smooth and sultry bossa nova

Spanish-Gypsy — Flamenco guitar plus men and women’s vocals with percussion

West Indies — Sit back, relax and let this music take you on a brief Carribean hiatus

World Synth — Pads, leads and accents suitable for a wide variety of ethnic musical styles

Ethno Percussion — A sampler of world percussion instruments and styles features instruments, loops and phrases

Jojo’s World — A blend of ethnic musical styles with captivating childen’s vocals

Global-Human World — An intriguing modern treatment of Ethno’s world-spanning sounds that demonstrates the versatility and releavance of world music

Jukebox — Plays all songs consecutively

Motu distribuische Digital performer 9.1



CAMBRIDGE, MA — Wednesday, July 27, 2016. MOTU is now shipping Digital Performer 9.1, a free update at for all DP9 owners. The 9.1 release introduces two new plug-ins, significant performance optimizations and dozens of workflow enhancements, including:

Next-gen Pre-gen™ engine — DP’s Next-generation Pre-gen engine transparently pre-renders audio output from virtual instruments and plug-ins to dramatically reduce their CPU load, allowing users to run many times the number of plug-ins and virtual instruments than in previous versions. DP now significantly exceeds the CPU performance of many other popular DAWs.

Reduced latency on OS X

DP’s host buffer latency has been cut in half, resulting in industry-leading overall latency performance. In a round-trip latency (RTL) test using a MOTU 1248 Thunderbolt audio interface, DP achieved roundtrip latency of 1.6 ms with a 32 sample buffer at 96 kHz.

Enhanced Windows drivers — The latency of the WASAPI (Windows Audio) driver has been significantly reduced. This improves audio I/O latency and virtual instrument performance. The CPU load of the sample rate conversion used in the Windows Audio driver has also been substantially reduced.

Small buffer optimization — DP’s MOTU Audio System (MAS) engine processing has been optimized to better support operation at smaller buffer sizes (for both Mac and Windows), for even lower latency performance overall.

Hardware Insert plug-in — DP’s new Hardware Insert plug-in functions just like other DP effects plugins, but loops the channel’s audio signal to a piece of outboard hardware, with latency compensation, for external processing. This allows DP users to easily incorporate outboard gear into their DP effects chains.

SMPTE-Z plug-in — The new SMPTE-Z plug-in generates Longitudinal Time Code (LTC) while locked to DP’s timeline or while running independently in Freewheel mode. Time code can be routed anywhere via the audio track’s output assignment, allowing users to achieve accurate time code sync in a wide variety of situations.

Workflow enhancements —

Dozens of additional workflow enhancements include a new pre/post fader metering option, faster switching between large sequence chunks, simplified audio hardware settings, improved compatibility with Avid Artist Mix and other Eucon control surfaces, and much more.


DP 9.1 is now available as a free download for all DP9 owners at Anyone else can run the same free download as a 30-day trial version. Owners of previous versions of DP can upgrade to Version 9 in the MOTU store here:

Digital Performer feature summary: