Cubase Essential

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License: Shareware $599

Version: 5.1.1

Release date: 2013-01-27

Company: Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Language: English

Size: 51200 K

Category: Audio Recorders

OS support: Windows

(2013-04-13)

             Editor's Review

Large amounts of overlap present among music studio, audio production as well as MIDI software applications. The most effective of those categories usually provide features and tools created to be used especially with MIDI programs, but the majority of application provides these attributes in name only, lacking the efficiency, accuracy and overall performance needed for thorough MIDI scoring, recording, composition, and even editing. Cubase Essential presents an advantageous harmony in between complete MIDI programs and complete audio production applications, offering the essentials-- and then several for audio production using a host of commanding MIDI features and tools giving a strong structure for usage among songwriters and artists.

In Cubase Essential, MIDI features and tools increase and surpass previous versions with a well-organized and newly-designed user interface. Though the different software attributes and tools do not have the streamlined MIDI focus, claim, SmartScore X MIDI, they’re in many situations equivalent, and emerge leading when factoring in the UI. Cubase Essential does not supply the OCR scanning capabilities that SmartScore does, though it’s editing features and notation composition do framework for this, over and above its compatibility and assistance of other effects and plug-in.

Composition & Sequencing Features:
Songwriters and musicians with experience using audio production programs and applications will discover acquaintance in Cubase's MIDI functions and tools, specifically its sequencing components that are as straightforward, influential and as organized as they appear. Some MIDI scoring and composition features, though, do justify some improvement.

Cubase Essential presents an excellent media database, which stores as well as restores Cubase MIDI segments and MIDI loop, as well as the track presets of the given tool. Well, for beginners, this can considerably make things easier and speed up the pre-recording process. However, much more prominently, MediaBay offers export MIDI parts as MIDI loops, which are if tagged with MediaBay features, wholly project-independent, implying MIDI segments created in one project can be utilized as a MIDI loop in some other project with its track setups plus EQ still integral. For musicians, songwriters and producers that take an experimental strategy to their expertise, this attribute is an instantaneous supporter. For all customers, MediaBay supplies a degree of organization, which some programs supply yet all softwares require. Using drag and drop capability, Cubase Essential customers can choose MIDI loops as well as input them straight into some other task, requiring not fret about contradictory tempo. MIDI loops by itself.

Usability:
Within 5 years, MIDI apps and functionalities have chiefly been soaked up by larger, more generally functioning programs. Many of the MIDI apps continue that features exclusively for the function of MIDI sequencing, composition, recording plus editing. Cubase Essential has broadened its capability to satisfy the fundamental requirements of audio production yet not at the expenditure of its organization or convenience of usage.

With a personalized workflow and basic UI along with clear features and tools, you can have an easy ways to record, compose and edit MIDI parts and loops with or without the assistance of various other more production-driven attributes and tools. Similar to all audio production and MIDI software programs, experimentation is essential in becoming acquainted and proficient in using Cubase Essential. Nonetheless, contrasting various other apps, Cubase Essential's learning curve is greatly minimized by high caliber of its user-friendly interface and program design.

Input/output:
This program accomplishes what couple of MIDI-heavy audio production programs execute: supplying vast assistance for different MIDI file forms, audio file formats and hardware controllers and carrying out this using enough program architecture to guarantee that, despite the resource and file format/type, the audio components are rendered effortlessly.

Recording & Editing Features:
While Cubase Essential is a money-saving, streamlined edition of Cubase Studio, Steinberg does not stint the audio capabilities. The award-winning Steinberg Audio Engine is amongst the best in its ground, providing 32-bit floating-point resolution at a speed of 96 KHz. To take advantage of take and mistakes, this program provides a handy storage and organization component named as Retrospective Record that makes sure that no take is shed because of miscues and misgivings with “record mode".
On behalf of band recording sessions, the Arm/Disarm All Tracks function make more simpler recording arrangement procedure and includes a few procedures to make sure that audio is not mistakenly quit, and to sustain the individual's responsiveness of time and memory area lasting on the PC. It's attributes and features like these that set Cubase Essential aside from various other MIDI and audio production programs.

Cubase Essential is among minority MIDI programs, which supplies tools for on-the-fly edits and corrections along with fine-tooth, through comb improvements. With inbuilt features, the volume of editing initiatives can be placed towards compiling takes and adjusting series in contrast to trying to fine-tune tempo, pitch and various other values devoid of harmful impact.

Help/Support:
No MIDI application is ideal. That being specified, makers have a task to give their customers with the resources essential to fix technical problems and achieve impending into program components and features. Steinberg Media Technologies does simply that, offering Cubase Essential with a selection of resources whose breadth and depth allocates the high-watermark amongst MIDI application providers. From the thorough knowledgebase to the well-organized "Troubleshooting" area and the user forum and area attributes, users have sufficient sources where to attract. For technological concerns, which are not yet resolved in the above mentioned opportunities, Steinberg Media Technologies even provides assistance by means of e-mail to registered customers.

Conclusion:
Cubase Essential presents an excellent balance among fully-featured digital audio workstations and more MIDI-focused software programs such as Numerology. It provides adequate functions to maintain even experienced individuals occupied, though keeping features, functions and components easy plus well organized enough that unskilled or learning producers' even understands the whole process. The phrase "essential” does not always carry good associations though with Cubase Essential, that might simply signify “essential to audio production and MIDI all together” and " essentially good investment ". Both phrases signify the foundation of Cubase Essential's demand.


Publisher's Description

The Cubase family comprises three members: Cubase 5, Cubase Studio 5 and Cubase Essential 5. Each one features our acclaimed crystal-clear 32-bit Steinberg Audio Engine and the latest VST3 and ASIO technologies that will make your Cubase experience the best it can be!

The feature set of each version was carefully picked and tailored to the individual needs of experienced hit song producers, film composers or aspiring musicians who are craving to record their very first song. There is a Cubase version for everyone, just pick the Cubase that suits you best.

Your gateway to the world of Cubase:

With an easy, intuitive approach to composing, recording, editing and mixing, Cubase Essential 5 is your gateway to the world of Cubase. Cubase Essential 5 shines with the same user interface and award-winning audio engine as the Steinberg Cubase 5 advanced music production system used by countless professionals around the globe. So whether youOCOre composing songs at home, recording your band in the rehearsal room or remixing the latest hip-hop and dance tracks on a laptop while on the move: Cubase Essential 5 combines premium virtual instruments, outstanding audio and MIDI VST effects with a vast range of proven editing and sequencing tools while being extremely easy to use.


New Features in Cubase 5:

Cubase 5 adds even more creative possibilities and new technologies to the worldOCOs premier music production software developed by Steinberg - providing the finest tools to producers, composers and musicians in any musical genre.

Beat Creation and Loop Mangling

Cubase 5 features outstanding new tools for creating beats, generating exciting new rhythms and working with loops.

Mash it up

LoopMash is a revolutionary virtual instrument that offers a unique and innovative way of creatively working with loops and beats to create stunning new rhythms and grooves. Seamlessly blendable variations of both the included loops and any loop from your library open up myriad new creative possibilities. LoopMash is based on a new audio analysis/synthesis engine, developed in collaboration with Yamaha, that matches similar elements across loops and beats, generating fresh and inspiring OCtmash-upsOCL from any rhythmic audio material. Click here to check out the video tutorial.

* Brand-new, first-of-its-kind interactive loop synthesizer
* Creates entirely new and unique variations on the fly by simply dragging existing loops from MediaBay or the Project Window onto LoopMash
* Entirely synced to the Cubase Tempo
* Integrated editing tools and powerful live performance mode with user-definable scenes

Drum sampling deluxe

Groove Agent ONE pairs powerful drum sampling with detailed sound shaping - seamlessly integrated into Cubase. Not only does it boast sliced loop and MPC-import but rocks right out of the box with its own custom library of only the finest acoustic, urban, hip hop and dance drum kits! Each of its virtual pads features a complete sound processing section that gives full control of textures, timbres and expressive qualities of each drum sound. Creation of custom kits with drag and drop from the MediaBay allows an extremely fluid and easy workflow.

* Support for WAV, AIFF and the legendary MPC format
* Easy-to-use interface - the perfect fusion of functionality and simplicity
* Powerful editing section for each drum sound
* Automatically maps sliced Cubase audio parts or multiple audio events across the pads by simply dragging them directly to Groove Agent ONE
* Convert sliced audio loops to MIDI by dragging them back to a MIDI track

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