Recording software typically uses dozens or even hundreds of effects modules, virtual instruments and mixer channels in real time. Transform your vocals with Little AlterBoy. Cubase Elements comes with basicaly the same platform technology as the previous versions of Cubase family. The Quick Start manual covers this area in some detail, but the 686-page main manual isn't exactly light reading. Match Pro 8 with some top class hardware like the Prism Sound Lyra and you have a high-grade audio system capable of really professional results. For beginners who want to keep things simple, Steinberg Sequel 3 Shopper 289 remains our top recommendation.
Without question, the move from Cubase 8. Metronome options have been significantly expanded, and am I happy about that! Until then, for me, the jury is still out. That brings us to the issue of 32- versus 64-bit processing. So does Cubase justify the Pro tag or is Mr Washington going to come round with his shotgun and rocket launcher? We prefer Cubase Elements to , which attempts to marry advanced and beginner-friendly features but falls short in both areas. A Tale of Two Siblings While both the Artist and Pro versions of Cubase have been infused with new features, the vast majority of them are bestowed upon Cubase Pro. For existing users there may be enough to tempt you to part with the £36 upgrade fee, and for new users Cubase still has a lot to offer.
Luckily enough for me, I received a free upgrade with this purchase to Cubase 9! Recreate classic studio pitch, chorus and widening effects with Crystallizer and MicroShift. The folks at Steinberg have been hard at work developing Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8, the latest and greatest versions of Cubase. Performance Performance-wise, things are pretty much the same as before — Cubase Pro 9 runs smoothly and is fairly stable. The only problem with Cubase Elements is that it may be hard sometimes for complete beginners who are just starting out with beat making. Cubase 8 feels like a really significant update, and covers a lot of ground in what it improves and adds. The two main oscillators have been joined by a third with a similar feature set, with the existing sub-oscillator, noise source and slightly expanded ring-modulator capabilities still in place.
Choose a length in bars and the size of the steps you want to edit sixteenth notes, eighth notes, quarter notes, etc , then start clicking to make a new pattern. Get a virtual history of echo and delay hardware with EchoBoy and PrimalTap. All of these individual elements are proven, powerful tools, trusted by professional mix engineers, musicians and sound designers everywhere. You can also draw and sculpt your own totally customized shapes using our Shape Editor. Doing so will not improve your time as you input that hi-hat part, of course, but it may make the process of continuously redoing the performance more enjoyable.
Color themes are now provided, and you can further augment with other color settings some of which, to be fair, were available in earlier versions. The most noticeable thing is that it all looks visually similar. This is a great program for any beginner or even someone who is already experienced in music production. In Steinberg's defence, Cubase's jargon and operational complexity aren't the company's own inventions. I still can't get a new project set up.
Workflow is better, as are compositional tools, plug-in management and operation and mixing. Powerful and with essential pro features. Cubase 9 added a number of new instruments that are accessed through the Media tab, and these instruments themselves are worth twice the cost of the entire product. Lets see what Steinberg has in store for us. This improved resilience means less time is spent troubleshooting, leaving more time to get on with making music.
With a nod to this more refined approach, the Transport Bar, Project Ruler and Mixdown window have also been tidied and refined, and Tempo Track scaling when moving tempo changes is a lot more fluid. But, alas, the result is the same. Cubase Pro 9 is packed with professional-grade goodies, all of which are accessible through the trusty familiar navigation system. Cubase Elements 7 and 6 customers can purchase the update for the discounted price of 19. Figure 3: Rack Zone right-side and Chord Pad window bottom in the Project Window.
You can turn individual steps on and off to create pauses or rests, and adjust the level and length of each step to humanize your pattern and give it some musical variation. Cubase has taken the first steps towards embracing a more one-window design with a new virtual instrument and MediaBay rack which can live on the right-hand side of the project window. Retrologue 2 is not a radical overhaul - you still get the black, grey and blue interface - but it expands its capabilities in a few significant areas. You can use the built-in bass tuner, or use the newly updated faster and more accurate Tuner plug-in that adds a strobe tuner display. I tried it, but it's been a whole day and nobody has replied. Just select the audio clip and the plug-in and process away. And the Pop-Rock Toolbox will offer inspiration and instant gratification to both newbies and seasoned pros alike.
Like Soundtoys' custom shapes, custom patterns are even swappable between plug-ins. Here's an overview of Cubase Pro 9. Steinberg products are used by Grammy and Oscar award-winning composers, engineers and producers. The latest version, Cubase Pro 9, offers plenty of new features and improvements. Its straight-to-the-point approach will appeal to those looking to record, mix and edit their music at an extremely reasonable price.
I remember the orchestra recordings quite well. They all have some downsides. The learning curve could certainly be shallower but the view from the top is worth the trip. A new docked panel on the right of the screen can show either the active virtual instruments or the MediaBay asset manager. New Features Quickly backing this thing up. Using the same technology platform as its larger siblings in the Cubase family, Cubase Elements 8 offers tools for intuitive song-writing, instruments to develop your musical ideas and studio-grade effects.