Back in 2012, Steinberg released Cubasis, a fully-featured DAW (digital audio workstation) for iPad with plug-ins, full audio, MIDI recording and editing, and many other professional features. Having used Cubasis on iPad quite a bit through the years, I have always loved how they were able to pack so many features into a mobile platform. Last year’s Cubasis 3 took things to another level, making the iPad version a true mobile DAW. And now Steinberg has brought the acclaimed full-featured mobile studio to Android.
Unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks
32-bit floating-point audio engine
Audio I/O resolution of up to 24-bit/48 kHz
Real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting featuring zplane’s élastique 3
Micrologue virtual analog synthesizer with 126 ready-to-go presets
MicroSonic with over 120 virtual instrument sounds, from acoustic piano to an array of drums
MiniSampler to create your own instruments, including 20 factory instruments
Mixer with studio-grade channel strip per track and 17 effects processors
Master Strip plug-in suite with exceptional great effects
Fully automatable DJ-like Spin FX effect plug-in
Over 550 MIDI and timestretch-capable audio loops
Virtual keyboard, chord and drum pads with intuitive note repeat
Audio editor and MIDI editor with MIDI CC support
MIDI editor for programming and editing MIDI tracks quickly and efficiently
MIDI auto quantize
Automation, MIDI CC, program change and aftertouch support
Audio and MIDI-compatible hardware supported*
MIDI clock and MIDI thru support
Export to Cubase, Google Drive, external hard drives, wireless flash drives, Dropbox and more
Along with the Android release, Steinberg has released a new update with a bunch of new and improved features. While I haven’t tested it yet, I have been thrilled with the progress they have made adding features while simultaneously improving performance.
What’s New in Cubasis 3.1
• Master Strip Plug-in Suite
Make your tracks sound excellent with this pro-grade mastering plug-in suite, before sharing them with the world. Change the stereo width of your audio with the Stereo Imager, monitor and compress specific frequency ranges with the Multiband Compressor, then use the Loudness Maximizer to boost the overall level of your final mix to perfection.
• Performance Improvements
Timing is critical when you have great musical ideas, they may not wait to be captured! From day one, Cubasis has been designed to enable quick and intuitive operation, allowing you to keep your focus on the music. With extensive performance improvements under the hood, Cubasis 3.1 is designed to work even faster.
• Audio Recording Offset Compensation
Timing is also critical when it comes to recording audio, which sometimes does not match the grid because of latency introduced by the hardware, operating system or the audio engine. Use the all-new offset compensation to let Cubasis auto-sync your recordings with the metronome, keeping you right in time.
Cubasis is designed by musicians for musicians, providing you with the best possible user experience, outstanding performance and rock-solid stability. Visit us for the complete list of improvements, issues and solutions included in Cubasis 3.1 at www.steinberg.net/cubasisforum.
Grab Cubasis 3 for Android from Google Play for $49.99, and if you are looking for the iOS version, it is here.