Steinberg Cubase comparison chart.pdf

Steinberg Cubase comparison chart.pdf
Cubase 7.5
Cubase Artist 7.5
Cubase Elements 7
Extensive comparison chart
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
December 2013
Cubase 7.5 / Artist 7.5 / Elements 7 extensive comparison
Full feature
Limited feature
Cubase 7.5
Cubase
Artist 7.5
Number of audio tracks
unlimited
64
48
Number of MIDI tracks
unlimited
128
64
Number for instrument tracks
unlimited
32
24
Physical inputs and outputs
256
32
24
Group channels
256
32
16
FX send channels
8
8
8
FX return channels
64
64
8
VST audio effect insert slots
8
8
8
MIDI effect insert slots
4
4
0
VST instrument slots
64
32
16
Number of mixer views
3
1
1
Number of included MIDI effect plugins
18
18
Number of included audio effect plugins
69
50
Number of included VST instruments
8
8
3
3,021
2,642
869
BASICS
Number of included instrument sounds
Cubase Elements 7
0
44
Printed Quick Start Guide
Derivate project compatibility
Comparison: Cubase 7.5 / Cubase Artist 7.5 / Cubase Elements 7
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FORMATS & SUPPORT
Cubase
Artist 7.5
Cubase 7.5
Cubase Elements 7
OMF import/export
Sequel 2 project import
Native Cubase 64-bit version for
Windows 7 and OSX 10.7
Studio connections
(Recall& Studio)
Full Fraunhofer MP3 encoding
(Recall)
(Recall)
(Add-on)
(Add-on)
Windows Media WMA Pro
encoding
Multi-processing support
OS X Universal Binary
VST 3 plug-in support
VST 2.4 plug-in support
ReWire support (32/64 bit)
Zplane Elastique time stretching
algorithms
(solo mode only)
FLAC support
Nuendo/Nuendo Live project
import
Comparison: Cubase 7.5 / Cubase Artist 7.5 / Cubase Elements 7
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WORKFLOW
Cubase
Artist 7.5
Cubase 7.5
(only with
Yamaha Motif)
External instruments
Cubase Elements 7
(only with Yamaha
Motif)
External effects
MIDI devices (device maps and
editors)
Track archives
Batch export
Instant transient navigation
Workspaces (virtual desktops)
Project Browser
Pool import and export
Enhanced track Quick Controls
VST Quick Controls
Inplace Editor (MIDI editing in
Project window)
Logical Editor (incl. Project)
Offline process history
(for built-in
audio & plug-ins)
(for built-in
audio)
(no Tag Editor &
detail search)
MediaBay and VST Sound support
Unlimited undo and redo
Track presets
Assignable key commands and
key macro commands
Extended Track Inspector (display
VSTi channels for MIDI tracks)
Extended Freeze for VST
instruments and audio tracks
Track Edit Groups
New scaling tools for Automation
and Controller Lane Editing
Comparison: Cubase 7.5 / Cubase Artist 7.5 / Cubase Elements 7
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RECORDING & MIXING
Cubase
Artist 7.5
Cubase 7.5
Cubase Elements 7
TrackVersions playlists
Control Room
Extended channel EQ (VST3
Studio EQ)
5.1 surround and true multichannel
audio path
Recording from buses
Extended Mixer view
Sidechain inputs
Volume envelopes
Automation panel
Recording modes: Mix, Overwrite,
Normal, Merge, Stacked
(excl. stacked)
Automation modes: Touch,
Crossover, Auto-Latch, Trim,
Overwrite
(touch fader)
Hardware controller support
(no EuCon)
(touch fader)
(no EuCon)
Award-winning 32-bit floating-point
audio engine
Dithering Apogee UV22HR
Advanced comping
Re-record mode
Channel strip modules
Channel Hi/Lo cut
Mixer full screen display
Peak/RMS meter integrated in
mixer
Quick Link channel adhoc linking
Control Link – Channel parameter
linking
Master Block Area
Channel visibility management
Channel visibility agents
Track visibility management
Fixed zone setup:
inputs/left and
outputs/right.
Mixer channel zones user
configurable
Multiple Mixer link windows
EBU128/loudness meter
integrated into mixer
Comparison: Cubase 7.5 / Cubase Artist 7.5 / Cubase Elements 7
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RECORDING & MIXING
Cubase 7.5
Cubase
Artist 7.5
Cubase 7.5
Cubase
Artist 7.5
Cubase Elements 7
Mixer channel inspector
Channel overview Area
Channel Meter Bridge
Track/Channel search
Remote Control Editor
COMPOSING &
SEQUENCING
Cubase Elements 7
Extended options in Tempo Editor
Professional score layout and
printing
(basic only)
(basic only)
Global transpose track
Signature and tempo tracks in
Project window
Expression Maps, VST Dynamics,
Extended Output Mapping
Arranger track (pattern-based
arranging)
Key Editor (incl. new Key Editor
Inspector)
Drum Editor
List Editor
Audio tempo detection tools
Note Expression
Chord Track
Chord editing tool in key editor
Hermode tuning
Chord assistant
Instrument tracks enhancements
MIDI logical editor extensions
supporting chord events/scales
Comparison: Cubase 7.5 / Cubase Artist 7.5 / Cubase Elements 7
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AUDIO EDITING
Cubase
Artist 7.5
Cubase 7.5
Cubase Elements 7
VariAudio 2.0
Time Warp tool
(playback of
audiowarp material
only)
AudioWarp (real-time time
stretching and pitch shifting)
Pitch shifting and time stretching
algorithm
(real-time &
MPEX)
(real-time &
MPEX)
(real-time)
Extended Audio Quantize
AUDIO EFFECTS
Cubase
Artist 7.5
Cubase 7.5
Cubase Elements 7
AmpSimulator
AutoPan
Bitcrusher
Brickwall Limiter
Chopper
Chorus
Cloner
Compressor
DaTube
DJ-EQ
DeEsser
Distortion
DualFilter
EnvelopeShaper
Expander
Flanger
Gate
GEQ-10
GEQ-30
Grungelizer
Limiter
LoopMash FX
Magneto 2
Maximizer
Metalizer
MIDI Gate
Comparison: Cubase 7.5 / Cubase Artist 7.5 / Cubase Elements 7
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AUDIO EFFECTS
Cubase
Artist 7.5
Cubase 7.5
Cubase Elements 7
Mix6to2
MixConvert
Mixer Delay
ModMachine
MonoDelay
MonoToStereo
MorphFilter
MultibandCompressor
MultiScope
Octaver
Phaser
PingPongDelay
Pitch Correct
REVelation
REVerence
RingModulator
Roomworks
Roomworks SE
Rotary
SMPTE Generator
SoftClipper
Standard Channel EQ
StepFilter
StereoDelay
StereoEnhancer
StudioChorus
StudioEQ
Surround Panner
Test Generator
ToneBooster
Tranceformer
Tremolo
Tube Compressor
Tube/Tape Saturation
Tuner
UV22HR
Comparison: Cubase 7.5 / Cubase Artist 7.5 / Cubase Elements 7
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AUDIO EFFECTS
Cubase
Artist 7.5
Cubase 7.5
Cubase Elements 7
Vibrato
VintageCompressor
Voxengo Curve EQ
VST Amp Rack
VST Connect SE 2
VSTDynamics
WahWah
VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS
Cubase Artist
7.5
Cubase 7.5
Cubase Elements 7
Padshop
Groove Agent SE 4
HALion Sonic SE 2
LoopMash 2
Retrologue
Prologue
Spector
Mystic
Groove Agent ONE 1.2
HALion Sonic SE
MIDI PLUG-INS
Cubase Artist
7.5
Cubase 7.5
Cubase Elements 7
Arpache 5
Arpache SX
Auto LFO
Beat Designer
Chorder
Compressor
Context Gate
Density
Micro Tuner
MIDI Control
MIDI Echo
MIDI Modifiers
MIDI Monitor
Comparison: Cubase 7.5 / Cubase Artist 7.5 / Cubase Elements 7
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MIDI PLUG-INS
Cubase 7.5
Cubase Artist
7.5
Cubase Elements 7
Cubase 7.5
Cubase Artist
7.5
Cubase Elements 7
Note 2 CC
Quantizer
StepDesigner
Track Control
Tranceformer
ADVANCED INTEGRATION
FEATURES
Automatic integration through
IEEE1394 (MR816 X, MR816
CSX, CC121, MOTIF XS)
True Integrated Monitoring – 1:1
mixer mapping (MR816 X, MR816
CSX)
True Integrated Monitoring –
multiple studio mixes (MR816 X,
MR816 CSX)
Quick Connect (MR816 X, MR816
CSX)
Monitor mixer integration (MR816
X, MR816 CSX)
HW setup integration (MR816 X,
MR816 CSX)
Plug-in integration of DSP effects
(MR816 X (REV-X only), MR816
CSX)
VST connection presets (MR816
X, MR816 CSX)
Plug-in integration of MOTIF XS
series voice editor (MOTIF XS)
Control Room control (CC121)
AI Knob control (CC121)
External VST3 support –
MIDI+audio (MOTIF XS)
VST instrument preset browser
access (KX)
Track Quick Controls support (KX)
Comparison: Cubase 7.5 / Cubase Artist 7.5 / Cubase Elements 7
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NUAGE INTEGRATION
Cubase
Artist 7.5
Cubase 7.5
Cubase Elements 7
CTH/FDH function control
Label pane for FDH
System architecture for Nuage
Wheel based editing
SCORING FEATURES
Cubase
Artist 7.5
Cubase 7.5
Cubase Elements 7
Editing parts on different tracks
Extended Toolbar with Note Value
buttons and Enharmonic Shift
modes
Editing the display options of the
active staff, incl. staff mode
"Single" or "Split"
Setup Display Quantize
Setup Clef and Key
Setup Interpretation Options
Recording notes
Entering notes with mouse, select,
move, delete, duplicating,
changing note lengths
Flip stems
Adding text
Changing text font, size, style
Printing (without Layout)
Additional MIDI editing
functionality for Score Editor
Insight how Score and MIDI relate
in detail to each other
Exception handling for Display
Quantize incl. Rests
Page Mode (displays the Score as
it appears in print-out, adds
features directly related to hoe
score is displayed and printed)
Features Zoom Tool, Navigation
controls, Page Setup
Inspector for Symbols
Filter bar for Bar Handles, Hidden
Notes, Quantize, Layout tool,
Grouping, Cut flags, Split Rests,
Stems/Beams)
Comparison: Cubase 7.5 / Cubase Artist 7.5 / Cubase Elements 7
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SCORING FEATURES
Cubase
Artist 7.5
Cubase 7.5
Cubase Elements 7
Graphic H/V ruler with selectable
units (points, inches, centimeters)
Position Info window
Settings for clef, key, time
signatures
Extensive Score Settings window
with Project, Layout, Staff and
Text setups
Various context-menu functions
Display Transpose
Printing as note sheets, export as
image files
Features for transcribing MIDI
recording
Staff presets
Entering notes with computer
keyboard
Features for polyphonic voicing
Features for proper formatting
Note head shapes
Note coloring
Automatic note grouping
Diverse score appearance settings
Grace notes
Features for working with tuplets
Features for working with symbols
and layers
Bezier slurs
Features for creating trills
Guitar symbols, chords
Working with Dynamics and
symbols
Creating user symbols
Working with chords
Working with text
Working with layouts
Working with Music XML (Import,
export, etc.)
Comparison: Cubase 7.5 / Cubase Artist 7.5 / Cubase Elements 7
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