The latest incarnation of Cubase has been unleashed by Steinberg. Version 12 offers significant new feature additions and many improvements to ensure smooth workflows when composing, recording and mixing music.
In addition to Cubase 12, Steinberg have also released Verve. Verve is a sampled felt piano that provides unique textures for HALion. It’s included in Cubase 12 but is also available as standalone, which is compatible with VST, AU and AAX hosts.
One of the highlights in Cubase 12 is enhanced controller support. All three editions integrate MIDI controllers seamlessly into the world of Cubase 12 by automatically detecting selected controllers and providing enhanced options for mapping external devices. Talking of seamless, working with the Chord Track has been improved by allowing audio events to be dragged and dropped to provide MIDI chord progressions for audio. Other new features introduced both in Cubase Pro and Cubase Artist are the Scale Assistant in VariAudio for easy pitch edits and timing corrections, as well as the brand-new FX Modulator which comprises an array of effect modules alongside a comprehensive envelope editor.
Exclusively available in Cubase Pro 12, the new Raiser limiter is the latest addition to the arsenal of dynamics processing tools that Cubase has to offer. AudioWarp improvements, on the other hand, are shared across both Pro and Artist, with the included Free Warp tool for making timing corrections for multiple tracks simultaneously within the Project window. Common to the entire Cubase family are editing workflow improvements and near sample-accurate volume automation, which is no longer affected by the set buffer size.
With new improvements and presets, the Logical Editors allow users to create and customize the powerful logical capabilities available in Cubase Pro. Other additions include Dolby Atmos support (available soon in an upcoming Cubase maintenance release) and several features previously only available in Nuendo, such as providing two video tracks and more. Now also in Cubase Pro 12 and Cubase Artist 12, Verve is the new felt piano recorded at the Yamaha Studios in Los Angeles.
Cubase 12 uses the recently introduced, identity-based Steinberg Licensing system that offers significant new flexibility. Customers sign in with their Steinberg ID to run Cubase 12 on up to three computers, without the need for a physical copy-protection device.
Cubase 12 now runs natively on Apple silicon-powered computers, with improved processing times for many operations.
Other features and capabilities new to Cubase 12 include:
- More performance improvements, including enhanced navigating and zooming within huge projects
- Import tempo and signature tracks from other projects and track archives
- New smooth waveforms for accurate audio editing
- Bluetooth over MIDI in Windows 10 or higher
- New SuperVision modules, including VU meter, spectrum keyboard, phase balance, level and loudness histograms
- Audio export with sidechain support
- Advanced crossfade editor for more fade control and improved editing
- ARA Extensions can now edit all events within a track
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]
Cubase Pro 12, Cubase Artist 12 and Cubase Elements 12 are available from resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop. The suggested retail price for Cubase Pro 12 is €579 or $579.99. The suggested retail price for Cubase Artist 12 is €329 or $329.99. The suggested retail price for Cubase Elements 12 is €99.99 or $99.99. Prices may vary according to the region. A range of downloadable updates and upgrades, crossgrades, and education versions are exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop. Customers who have activated Cubase Pro 11, Cubase Artist 11 and Cubase Elements 11 or earlier versions from November 10, 2021, are eligible for a free, downloadable grace period update to the latest version, respectively.
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