Steinberg Solution Guide

Steinberg Solution Guide
Steinberg Solution Guide
The Story of Steinberg and Yamaha
Steinberg has created award-winning, technologically-advanced audio software and hardware since 1984. With more than 1.5
million users globally, Steinberg (a Yamaha subsidiary) is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of these products, which are
used by musicians and producers to create albums and soundtracks for video and film. Steinberg’s wide-ranging products are
world-renown in the world of modern digital audio processing. They form the backbone of facilities specializing in music composition and production, mastering, restoration, broadcast, sound design, audio post for the film industry, and many others.
Since its foundation, Steinberg has constantly pushed the boundaries of what is possible in digital audio. In January 2005,
Steinberg became a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of audio hardware.
By joining forces with Yamaha, the company ensured that the legacy of innovation and quality would finally find a supportive and
equally quality-minded partner. Our groundbreaking technologies offer flexible, cost-effective and intuitive ways of realizing
your full creative and professional potential. Steinberg’s technologies include VST, ASIO and AI – three standards that have
ignited the computer recording revolution.
VST allows the integration of virtual effect processors and instruments into the digital audio environment. These can be software
recreations of hardware effect units and instruments or new creative effect components in your VST system. The Audio Stream
Input/Output (ASIO) architecture forms the backbone of VST. It supports variable bit depths and sample rates, multi-channel
operation and synchronization. As a result, the user gets low latency, high performance, easy setup, and stable audio recording
within VST. It is now the preferred audio standard used by many other leading software manufacturers.
AI is a technology developed in close collaboration between Steinberg and Yamaha. The AI technology allows for a seamless
integration of the Digital Audio Workstations developed by Steinberg into the digital audio hardware from Yamaha and Steinberg.
AI provides plug-and-play to an as-yet unknown level; the software automatically carries out the required settings of the connected hardware, such as selecting drivers, input and output configurations, and remote settings. In addition, the technology
offers various dedicated remote functions, data exchange, and much more.
Thanks to the union with Yamaha, Steinberg began to create high quality hardware products with Yamaha’s award-winning
engineers and designers – products that ensure that Steinberg is known as the pre-eminent system solution company.
Steinberg’s lineup has dramatically grown to include the MR Series of Firewire audio interfaces, the CI Series of portable USB
audio interfaces and the recent addition of the class-leading UR Series of USB 2.0 audio interfaces. Ever innovating, Steinberg’s
CMC Series is the world’s first lineup of modular controllers, consisting of six sleek designs offering the utmost in flexibility and
superior ease of use.
These hardware additions join the formidable lineup of software that Steinberg is best known for, including: Cubase, the world’s
leading Digital Audio Workstation; Nuendo, the post production powerhouse; Wavelab, for deep editing and mastering; and
Sequel, the easy to use music production studio. These programs unite with some legendary instruments and effects that take
full advantage of VST host software including the Rupert Neve Design Portico Series of Plug-ins, The Grand virtual piano instrument, The Yamaha Vintage Plug-in Collection and the HALion lineup of sound creation and sampling plug-ins.
The Steinberg North America (SNA) department is the sales and marketing force for Steinberg’s products in the United States.
It is comprised of a national sales team headquartered in YCA’s Buena Park office, a technical support team in Indianapolis IN,
and a field marketing specialists team that drives customer interest around the nation.
Steinberg passionately continues to create innovative, flexible and inspiring system solutions that offer the world’s best
experience in recording and digital audio.
Steinberg Artist Testimonials
Elliot Scheiner
This seven time Grammy winner began his career in NYC under the guidance of Phil Ramone. He has
spent his life striving to make great sounding music. He is considered to be the one of the pioneers
in 5.1 surround music and the creator of the ELS Surround system in Acura Automobiles.
Credits: Elliot's work includes Steely Dan, Eagles, Foo Fighters, Beck, Fleetwood Mac, Faith Hill and most recently a solo album with Glenn Frey. His
latest Grammy was for remixing of Derek & The Domino's "Layla" in surround sound. This is a project that was done in his studio utilizing Nuendo.
Danny Lux
One of the most consistently busiest Hollywood television composers, Danny Lux is a multiple Emmy
nominated composer whose music can be heard on present and past television hits.
Credits: Grey's Anatomy, Ally McBeal, Raising Hope, Boston Legal, and many more...
Chuck Ainlay
Multiple Grammy Award & ACM winning Producer/Engineer, Chuck Ainlay is one of Nashville’s top
recording engineers. He has recorded and mixed over two hundred albums, including work with
legendary country music artists George Strait, Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack,
Sugarland, Lyle Lovett, Emmylou Harris and The Dixie Chicks.
Credits: Recent number 1 albums include George Strait "Here For The Good Times", Lionel Richie "Tuskeegee",
Miranda Lambert "Four The Record" & The Pistol Annie's "Hell On Heels"
David Kahne
David started playing music in his senior year of high school, and has played every day since that
day. He produces music for a wide range of artists. David also programs and engineers the albums
he produces. Another love is orchestral composition and arranging. David has written 4 full-length
ballets and has recently been scoring for film.
Credits: Sublime, Fishbone, Regina Spektor, Strokes, Ingrid Michaelson, Bangles,
Paul McCartney, The Rubens, Tony Bennett, Sugar Ray, Bruce Springsteen
Why does the D-PRE preamp sound so good?
The preamp is where sound creation begins in recording, and ultimately determines the quality of your mix.
The D-PRE is carefully designed to capture all the subtleties and expressiveness of any audio source and
is the culmination of years of development by the experienced engineers at the Yamaha Corporation. The
results are stunning, and the difference is in the design.
Usually, preamps use one transistor each for the hot and cold signals at the input stage to amplify the signal.
However, the D-PREs specified on Steinberg audio interfaces use an inverted Darlington circuit, where two
transistors are used for each hot and cold- a total of four per unit. With only one transistor on a preamp
circuit, distortion tends to increase along with the signal level. By using a pair of two cascaded transistors,
very low distortion can be maintained regardless of signal level.
Some users might look for a microphone preamp to dramatically color the sound while others search for a
very neutral response. For example, some highly sought after vintage microphone preamps excel at amplifying
certain components of a given source, imparting a generous amount of color to the signal. Such a preamp
might be great for a vocal recording, however those preamps will not suit every use. D-PRE has a very wide
frequency range so that it can handle any music source and it does not overly amplify any specific components
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source, while leaving flexibility for later editing. The end result is that D-PRE provides a sound that is a perfect
amalgamation of understated signal enhancement combined with impeccable sonic integrity. The development
team took a lot of time to adjust this subtle balance and the D-PRE sound quality speaks for itself.
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mixer function like volume fader, pan, mute
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so that each musician can get comfortable mix
during recording for the best performance.
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complex reverb algorithm developed by Yamaha. Renowned
for its high-density, richly reverberant sound quality, with
smooth attenuation, spread and depth that work together to
enhance the original sound, the REV-X features three types
of reverb effects: Hall, Room and Plate simulations with
reverb time and level control. By using FX Bus function
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sidechain-enabled compressor and a 3-band parametric equalizer. Both EQ and compressor were
developed to attain a highly musical sound. Its
featured morph knob smoothly allows you to morph
through both EQ and compression settings in
combination in order for you to come up with the ideal
sound very quickly just by using one single control
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Our Technologies
The Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) architecture forms the backbone of VST. It is a low-latency, high performance
audio standard that is used by the entire MI industry. ASIO addresses any needs a professional audio recording
solution might have. It does this by supporting variable bit depths and sample rates, multi-channel operation and
synchronization. As a result, the user gets low latency, high performance, easy set up and stable audio recording within
VST. The entire system becomes controllable and offers complete and immediate access to the audio system's
capabilities. Since its introduction, ASIO has become a supported standard by many leading audio hardware
manufacturers - for good reason.
Developed by Steinberg and first launched in 1996, Virtual Studio Technology (VST) creates a full, professional studio
environment on your MAC or PC computer. VST allows the integration of virtual effect processors and instruments into
your digital audio environment. These can be software recreations of hardware effect units and instruments or new
creative effect components in your VST system. All are integrated seamlessly into the host application. Because these
connections are virtual, there is no need for messy audio or MIDI cabling. These VST modules have the sound quality of
the best hardware units, yet are far more flexible. All functions of a VST effect processor or instrument are directly
controllable and automatable, either with a mouse or with external hardware controllers.
VST3 marks an important milestone in audio technology with a completely rewritten code base providing not only many
new features but also the most stable and reliable VST platform ever. VST 3.5 is a groundbreaking new version with a
host of new capabilities, including VST 3 controller and Note Expression support as well as VST Expression Maps integration.
This revolutionary new standard brings true connectivity and platform independence to the digital audio world. VST
System Link enables the transfer of synchronization, transport and audio data between two or more workstations
equipped with compatible software and hardware over standard digital audio cabling systems such as ADAT, TDIF,
AES/EBU or S/PDIF. Because it uses the audio stream itself, synchronization is completely sample accurate, even
across multiple workstation configurations. VST System Link lets you take your audio projects to new levels of complexity, and offers unbelievable flexibility in your working environment.
AI stands for Advanced Integration, being a technology developed in close collaboration between Steinberg and
Yamaha. The AI technology allows for a seamless integration of the DAWs developed by Steinberg into the digital
audio hardware from Yamaha and Steinberg. AI provides plug-and-play at an as-yet unknown level: now the software
automatically carries out the the required settings of the connected hardware, such as selecting drivers, input and
output configuration and the remote settings. In addition, the technology also offers various dedicated remote
functions, data exchange and much more.
This technology integrates dspMixFx and MR/UR Editors into the Cubase and Nuendo interface in order to get faster
operation. All aspects of I/O handling, DSP management and independent performer mixes are handled directly from
within Cubase itself. This offers real-time, independent and most importantly no-latency mixes with FX for several
performers.
The eLicenser is a copy protection system which is needed to use Steinberg's software range.
There are two types of eLicenser is available depending on software.
The USB-eLicenser (formerly "Steinberg Key") is a copy protection unit (sometimes called "dongle").
It is actually a tiny computer which stores licenses for Steinberg products, and is connected to a USB
port on your computer. The Steinberg copy protection system allows the storage of several licenses
on the same USB-eLicenser. Licenses can also be transferred between USB-eLicensers with certain limitations.
The Soft-eLicenser uses exactly same technology with the USB-eLicenser but an authorization key
will be stored on a harddisk drive. The authorization key can be transfered to a USB-eLicenser. This can be
very useful if you wish to run a Steinberg software on different computers (not at once). Once the
authorization key is transfered to a USB-eLicenser, the key can not be transfered back to harddisk drive.
USB-eLicenser is included with the following products*:
Cubase 7 and Cubase Artist 7
Nuendo 6
WaveLab 7
Absolute VST Instrument Collection
USB-eLicenser is not included with the following products*:
HALion 4
HALion Sonic
The Grand 3
RND Portico Plug-ins
Yamaha Vintage Plug-In Collection
Steinberg software product protected by Soft-eLicenser :
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Cubase Elements 6 and Cubase AI 6
Wavelab Elements 7 and Wavelab LE 7
Sequel 3 and Sequel LE 3
REV-X and Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip
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Advanced Integration DSP Studio
Functioning far beyond the envelope of traditional audio devices, MR816X fuses a full-featured FireWire interface
and inbuilt DSP FX power with next-generation integrative technologies into one breathtakingly powerful production environment.
Developed by Steinberg and Yamaha, this Advanced Integration DSP Studio is the hardware centerpiece of a latency-free recording
and monitoring environment.
A best-in-class Firewire audio interface for professional and
project studios, and musical institutions
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A great Firewire audio interface for professional and project studios, and musical institutions
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8x Class-A D-PRE mic preamps supporting +48V phantom power
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24-bit/96kHz support
- Total of 16-channel Inputs and Outputs @ 48kHz (12-channel @96kHz)
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2x Individual Headphone Outputs
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1x ADAT I/O (S/PDIF optical and S/MUX capable), S/PDIF coaxial I/O, Word Clock I/O,
2x Insert I/O
Zero Latency Monitoring with Real DSP Effects
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MR Editor provides latency-free monitoring with Reverb, and up to 8 stereo mix pairs.
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1x world famous Yamaha REV-X Reverb can be routed as a send effect on all input channels
(for monitoring only).
Top Features
• 24-bit/96 kHz FireWire (IEEE1394)
audio interface
• 8 analog in and 8 analog out with 8
D-PRE Class-A mic preamps supporting +48 V
• 1 ADAT optical I/O (S/PDIF compatible) provide 8 in and 8 out (S/MUX
compatible,4 in and 4 out @ 96 kHz)
• Latency-free DSP-powered monitoring
with one REV-X reverb with any DAW
by using the MR Editor
• 2 separate headphone buses with
individual outputs
• Word clock I/O plus JetPLL ultra-low
jitter support
• Cubase AI music production software
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USB 2.0 Audio Interface
The UR824 interface offers pristine, transparent audio quality through both analog and digital I/O, and
is a great choice for both studio and remote use. The rack-mountable UR824 boasts 24 channels with
8 premium D-PRE mic preamps, alongside its dspMixFx technology for latency-free monitoring with
effects (which also are bundled as native VST 3 plug-ins).
Other Features
• 24-bit /192 kHz USB 2.0 audio interface
• HI-Z switch (CH1 and CH2), -26dB
PAD switch (CH1 - CH8 independent)
• 2 pairs of ADAT optical I/O(doubles as
S/PDIF) provide 16 in and 16 out
(S/MUX2 and S/MUX4 compatible)
The finest USB 2.0 audio interface for professional and project studios
Zero Latency Monitoring with Real DSP Effects
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dspMixFx on UR824 provides latency-free monitoring
with Reverb and Channel Strip, and up to 4 different
stereo mixes.
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• 2 separate headphone buses with
individual outputs
• Word clock I/O with 2 BNC connectors
plus JetPLL ultra-low jitter support
• Cubase AI and Yamaha's renowned
REV-X reverb and Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip Native VST3
Plug-ins included
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Top Features
• 24-bit /192 kHz USB 2.0 audio
interface
• 2 Class-A D-PRE mic preamps
supporting +48V phantom power
• 2 Analog XLR/TRS combo inputs
(Hi-Z switch on input 2 for electric
guitar), 2 TRS impedance balanced
outputs
• MIDI input and output
• Headphones jack with independent
level control
• Zero-latency hardware monitoring with
mix balance knob
• USB-powered for mobile recordings
• Rugged full-metal housing
• Cross-platform compatibility with major
recording software applications
• Cubase AI (download) music production software included
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USB 2.0 Audio Interface
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is a USB 2.0 audio and MIDI interface featuring two inputs and two outputs.
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quality performance and utility for small recording studios and mobile recording setups.
A perfect audio interface for your private studio.
The UR22 boasts a full set of features that most home studios require, with no
compromise in audio quality and usability. Truly professional level recording,
featuring sample rates up to 192kHz is supported, and with two of our famed
D-PRE mic preamps onboard, vocals and instrument recording is pristine.
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USB 2.0 Audio Interface
Boasting high-resolution audio through its analog and digital I/O
alongside the widely acclaimed D-PRE mic preamps makes the UR28M
desktop interface the best choice for individual musicians and producers
of small-scale projects. The 3x3 monitor matrix for switching between
setups, the DSP-powered monitoring and native VST 3 plug-ins in the
UR28M provide an eminently flexible recording experience.
Other Features
• 24-bit/96 kHz USB 2.0 audio interface
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During a serious recording session, every player should be comfortable with their headphone mix,
and therefore should also be able to adjust levels to their needs.
• HI-Z switch and -26dB PAD switch
(CH1 and CH2 independent)
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• Digitally controlled monitor level
control with DIM, Mono, and Mute fed
by a 3x3 monitoring matrix
• 2 separate headphone buses with
individual outputs
• Cubase AI and Yamaha's renowned
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The UR28M allows you to create up to 3 mixes. Each mix has its own fader and pan, and each player
is free to set their monitor level to a comfortable range while keeping the rest of other tracks where
they need to be to capture the best possible performance.
A great audio interface for home studios,
musical institutions and small post use
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Total 6-channel Input and 8-channel Output
• 2x Class-A D-PRE mic preamps supporting +48V
phantom power
• 2x Line inputs (TRS balanced, +4dBu/-10dBV)
• 6x Line outputs (TRS balanced)
• 1x S/PDIF Coaxial
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Monitor Control
When it comes time to mix, engineers often use two or more pairs of studio monitors to ensure that they
have the best possible mix for the widest amount of listening environments. The UR28M allows you to
connect up to 3 pairs of studio monitors and features DIM, MONO MIX, and MUTE options for all the
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Built to an extremely high manufacturing and component standard, the
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banks; banks 9-15: fixed factory banks; and bank 16: dedicated Cubase functions)
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in a darkened room (LED Dimmer option is available on
Cubase and Nuendo).
CMC-PD Editor
The USB-powered CMC Quick Controller houses 13 backlit buttons alongside
eight rotary encoders to provide precise tactile control over virtually any effect,
EQ and performance parameter in Cubase.
• Quick Control mode for assigning 8 illuminated rotary encoders to software parameters
• EQ mode lets 8 rotary encoders tweak channel EQ parameters
• MIDI mode for assigning any MIDI control number to 8 rotary encoders using CMC-QC
editor software
• 8 user-assignable function keys
• Compatible with Cubase, Wavelab, Nuendo plus
DAW software supporting USB-MIDI input.
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in a darkened room (LED Dimmer option is available on
Cubase and Nuendo).
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to fasten the units together.
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working modes, the portable CMC-AI Controller is a truly versatile and time-saving
addition to any Cubase system.
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The CMC-FD is a cutting-edge USB-controller featuring four high-resolution touch
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Together with Sequel LE and Wavelab LE, CI1 forms a powerful yet
affordable audio recording and production solution from Steinberg.
It combines high quality audio hardware built by and designed
together with Yamaha with two light editions of Steinberg's popular
audio software applications. The CI1 audio interface provides two
mic preamps with +48V phantom power, two mic/line input, one of
which switches to Hi-Z. Simply put, CI1, Sequel LE and Wavelab LE
boast great easy to use features at a very good price/value ratio.
Top Features
• Two great sounding mic/line inputs
with XLR-combo sockets
• Up to 24-bit /48kHz, latency-free
hardware monitoring
• Hi-Z switch on input 1 for direct
connection of electric guitar and bass
+48V phantom power
• Two impedance balanced outputs with
TRS Connectors
• Phones output with independent
volume knob
• USB-powered for mobile recordings
• Dedicated Steinberg software included
The Setup
Desktop Home Recording Studio
The CI interface provides all necessary inputs and
outputs to record two individual signals at once, for
example, vocals and guitar. The true +48 V phantom
power lets you use high end, large diaphragm
condenser microphones for best sound quality.
Mobile Stereo Live Recording
With a CI interface, any user can record band gigs or
concerts of orchestras and choirs with two condenser
mics for a high quality stereo live recording. It just
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power connector since the CI interface is fully
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To make a professional sounding demo of your band
you simply have to connect your CI interface to the
mixer desk available in the rehearsal room and record
in 24-bit/48kHz stereo quality.
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Production Kit
The CI2+ Production Kit USB-powered studio comes with Cubase AI and
WaveLab LE software- light versions of Steinberg's famous titles.
The holistic approach that Steinberg provides in form of its Advanced
Integration technology allows this smart system to easily assist entry-level
to professional musicians and producers with recording and producing
music in first-class quality. The CI2+ Production Kit includes :
• Instant plug and play with “AI Ready” LED
• Browse function
• The Project Assistant
• AI Knob
• Interactive Recording
• Transport Control
AI KNOB
The AI Knob is a "point and control" precision controller. When you move the mouse over a parameter, it is
then automatically placed under full control by the AI
Knob. The parameter can be locked to the AI Knob to
retain control when the mouse is moved elsewhere
onscreen. The AI Knob of the CI2+ controls all
Cubase mixing parameters plus VST plug-ins included in Cubase.
Interactive Recording
Up to six transport sequences, such as Start, Record,
Stop, Return to Start Position etc., can be triggered
with the Action Pad on the CI2+ or via a connected
Yamaha FC5 footswitch (not included). The transport
sequences can be chosen from a list of templates or
freely customized.
Transport Control
The buttons “Play/Stop”, “Rec”, “Next(Fast Forward)”,
and “Previous(Fast Rewind)” are transport control of
Cubase. The “Play/Stop” button alternately executes
Play or Stop. Double-clicking this button returns the
project cursor to the start position. The “Rec” button
starts the recording. Pressing the “Previous” button
and the “Next” button simultaneously enables or
disables the Cycle function.
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Since the foundation of the company, Steinberg has constantly pushed back the boundaries of
what is possible in digital audio. The advanced technologies included in Cubase 6 offer flexible,
cost-effective and intuitive ways of realizing the artist's full creative and professional potential.
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and Windows PC users the option to enjoy Cubase on the hardware of choice.
Ideal for Professional Producers,
Film Composers, and Recording Engineers
Cubase condenses over 25 years of Steinberg development
into the most cutting-edge digital audio workstation anywhere.
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recording, editing and mixing. Whether you record an orchestra
in, a huge live rock show, or a newcomer band in the studio,
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look and feel, but also sounds better than anything before it!
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Cubase 7 brings extraordinary workflow improvements to the table,
delivering a genuine benefit to professionals working regularly with the
mixer. Highlights include A/B comparison and global bypass for all
audio effects, a plug-in search function as well as drag-and-drop support throughout.
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In past years the loudness level has increased dramatically, especially
in TV advertising. To align loudness levels easily and maintain dynamics without further increasing the peak level and compression rate,
Cubase 7 comes with an integrated loudness meter that is fully compatible with the EBU R128 loudness standard.
Chord Track
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chords within your Project window and provides transform
and harmonize functions throughout the application. Cubase
detects the harmony structure of your song and feeds back
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Chord Assistant
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from simple pop to complex jazz chord sequences that just sound
fabulous. Want to specify both the first and final chords but have no
clue how to get there? This, also, is possible in Cubase 7. The Chord
Assistant lists chord suggestions from which you can choose — it's
all just a click away.
Vari Audio 2.0
VariAudio offers completely integrated vocal editing
and pitch alteration of individual notes in monophonic
vocal recordings and can solve intonation and timing
problems with only a few mouse clicks. With 2.0 update, the seamless integration with the newly introduced Chord Track ensures correct pitch to your harmonies at all times. Talking about multiple tracks,
now you can smartly edit multiple VariAudio parts
across multiple tracks within one editor only!
Multi-Track Phase Accurate Audio Quantization
In Cubase 7 rhythmic audio material can be quantized just like any
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to change the groove of live-recorded drums. To preserve phase relationships between tracks, the individual slices on all tracks are still
grouped and moved at once. Cubase automatically creates
cross-fades between slices to ensure seamless transitions between
them and fill gaps that might be introduced during quantization.
Note Expression
Note Expression is the new smart way to assign, create and edit multiple
controller values directly on single note-level — all in a single handy graphical interface. The perfect choice for demanding orchestral arrangements
and creating unique sound effects, Note Expression allows controller values
to be drawn directly onto single note events in the Key Editor. Because
each individual note event contains its own set of controller data, even polyphonic sounding notes can now be dynamically controlled—fully independent from each other.
Hermode tuning
Thanks to the Hermode tuning technology, the intonation of your synthesized notes are changed dynamically on the fly for utmost compatibility with
well-tempered scales, while retaining a high degree of purity for third and
fifth intervals. Especially when combining non-fixed-intonation instruments,
like brass and woodwind, and fixed-intonation instruments, such as guitars
and piano, entire orchestral arrangements sound immediately clearer and
more brilliant than before.
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The Cubase family comprises 3 main members: Cubase, Cubase
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Cubase 7
192kHz
Audio resolution
unlimited
Number of audio tracks
unlimited
Number of MIDI tracks
unlimited
Number of instrument tracks
256
Physical inputs and outputs
256
Group channels
8/64
FX send/return channels
8
VST audio effect insert slots
4
MIDI effect insert slots
64
VST instrument slots
60+
Number of included audio effect plug-ins
8
Number of included VST instruments
x
Advanced Comping
x
Hermode tuning
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VST Expression 2.0 support
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Chord Track
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Chord Assistant
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VariAudio (inc. Extended MIDI conversion)
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Bus Recording
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Audio Tempo Detection
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Multitrack Audio Quantize
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Multichannel Export
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Full Fraunhofer MP3 encoding
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Professional score layout and printing
x
Control Room
x
5.1 surround
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Automation panel
x
Batch export
x
Nuendo/Nuendo Live project import
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192kHz
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128
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32
32
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48
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successful manufacturer of quality musical instruments, introduced a revolutionary technology that enables to create highly accurate digital copies of
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of the newly developed engine found in HALion 4, you are able to realize your sonic visions faster and
more efficiently than ever before. Its flexible approach to re-arranging elements in the user interface
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Wavelab 8 Introduction
With 150+ new features, the latest version of WaveLab introduces more tools and workflow
enhancements than any other WaveLab version before. The speaker management system
offers an intuitive way to quickly switch between different monitor setups, whereas the
integrated EBU-compliant loudness measurement and processing is an essential addition
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processors by Steinberg, Tube Compressor and Brickwall Limiter. This and workflow
improvements such as the new SuperClip concept, the master transport panel and the
single-window plug-in management will take your audio to perfection.
Audio Edit
WaveLab features sample-accurate stereo or multi-track audio editing
combined with impressive effects for sound design. Many kinds of
professional meters like VU/RMS, phase, spectrum meter are also
available.
Display Modes
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Michael Jackson, Frank Zappa, Stevie Wonder
CD Mastering and DDP import/export option
WaveLab 8 makes the creation of complex transitions and cross fades
between titles very easy. WaveLab 8 provides intuitive track assembly,
audio editing and applying effects or cross fades down to accurate CD
marker and PQ editing is very fast and intuitive.
Professional Editing +
Making audio editing faster and more convenient has been the
main premise for the creation of WaveLab's new editing tools.
One example is the time-saving Raise Selection function that
allows you to adjust the level of individual clip regions in an
instant. Plus, several new trim and split options have been
added to the framework of the new Auto-Split function. What's
more, you can now process selected regions of your audio file
using say, a plug-in chain with just a single command, making
comparisons between different editings a straightforward
matter. And the new auto-replay option automatically
re-triggers the playback right after your edit.
Extended Audio Montage workspace
With the newly introduced SuperClips, working in complex audio projects
with a large number of clips is now a breeze. Combine several clips into
one SuperClip but still be able to edit these clips in internal sub-montages.
Also new to WaveLab 8 is the Master Plug-In Section for saving a plug-in
chain locally with each single montage and therefore allowing total recall.
The latest incarnation of WaveLab also features a completely new burning
engine and support for the industry standard DDP format. No other audio
editing software offers such a complete set of CD mastering features.
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Audio Restoration
The Spectrum Editor displays the audio material as a sonogram that shows the changing intensities of the frequencies over time in different
colors and shades. Using the High Pass, Low Pass or Band Pass filters, a certain frequency area in the sonogram can be dampened, faded
in or out or even “wiped over” with the Dispersion function. The dampening and aggressiveness of the filters is also user-definable.
Sonnox Restoration Suite
Developed by the Sonnox specialists, DeNoiser, DeBuzzer and
DeClicker are capable of removing even the harshest noises
without affecting the ambience of the original material. Advanced
algorithms, a straightforward user interface and detailed visual
feedback make this suite the first choice for the most demanding
audio restoration works.
EBU - compliant loudness metering and processing
WaveLab 8 features a full-fledged EBU R128-compliant loudness
metering and processing solution. Besides displaying momentary, short term and integrated measurements on dedicated
scales, WaveLab comes with a zoomable loudness view that
visualizes all values as a clear graph and Loudness, Pan and
Batch Normalizers adhering to EBU standards.
Speaker Management System
During the mastering process it is essential to monitor the premaster
on different speaker setups in order to ensure a constant level of
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management system, allowing you to switch between up to eight
speaker setups for monitoring playback and recording levels,
including individual gain control on each output.
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Master Transport Panel
Stay in control — record, play, stop, loop, jog, shuttle, selections, markers and many other functions to speed up project navigation
are now easily accessible via the new Master Transport Panel. Additionally, the Master Transport Panel features a status window
that shows the time position, timecode, samples bars and beats.
Single Window Plug-in Management
Keep track of your plug-ins — WaveLab 8 introduces a plug-in chain
window that hosts all inserted clip, track or master plug-ins in one single
area. Now you can switch between different plug-ins with a single click.
Voxengo CurveEQ
Thanks to its spectrum matching
technology, Voxengo's CurveEQ
is perfectly suited to fit the
needs of mastering engineers.
This versatile 64-band spline EQ
with linear and minimum-phase
modes also features a built-in
professional-grade spectrum
analyzer that allows for
displaying, saving and loading
static spectrum plots for
comparison and matching
purposes.
Tube Compressor
"Warm and rich" is among the most important characteristics when engineers
describe their preferred style of compression. Tube Compressor was made to
exactly reflect these demands. Known from the worlds most acclaimed music
production system, Cubase 7, Tube Compressor not only shapes the
dynamics of your signals very precisely but also colors them nicely.
Brickwall Limiter
WaveLab 8 contains the newly
developed Steinberg Brickwall
Limiter that keeps the audio signal
from passing the threshold —
a must-have for professional
mastering applications. Parameters
such as Drive, Attack and Mix let
you individually adjust the
character of the processing while
the large VU meter provides
excellent visual feedback.
iZotope MBIT+ master dither
The new MBIT+™ dither plug-in
made by the specialists of
iZotope provides the finest
wordlength reduction algorithms
available, allowing you to
effectively convert and dither to
24, 20, 16, 12 or 8 bits. The
advanced dithering process also
reduces quantization distortion
with minimal perceived noise.
What you get is a smooth
conversion and a major audible
improvement.
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Transport panel for intuitive project navigation
16-bit float high-resolution waveform zooming
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Marker tools providing a clear structure in even the most complex arrangements
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Unlimited file size due to RF64 support
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What Do Madonna, Moby and Ministry of Sound Have in Common?
Andy Bolleshon, founder of Time Tools Mastering & Publishing, has devoted his life to music, working as a producer,
musician, mastering engineer, label owner and music publisher for over 15 years in the music industry. In 1988,
Bolleshon joined the Canadian electro-pop band Psyche as their live keyboardist only soon after to go on world tour
with Anne Clarke. After completing his training as studio assistant, he worked at several renowned London-based
music studios, later returning to Germany with a vision to establish mastering on an international level straight out of
the heart of Hanover. Since then, many internationally acclaimed musicians, including Fat Boy Slim, Moby, Timo
Maas and Mousse T., and superstars like Madonna and Tom Jones have turned to him.
Which aspects of your job do you enjoy the most? And how is it to work together with international stars the likes of Madonna?
Itt pleases me when an artist comes to us after months and months of hard work in order for us to give the music an
assertive sound and our special touch so that our customer can happily pass on the finalized album to the press plant.
Working with artists is very matter of fact when it comes to mastering. Since all stars have a tight schedule and many
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The song was recorded from the home radio at home and analyzed. Finally, the song was mixed and mastered all over
again and broadcasted a second time on the Friday.
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employ WaveLab to finalize projects and create the final CD or DDP master. Both programs allow for a workflow that is
very time-saving and efficient. This is a decisive factor since we are continuously required to meet deadlines.
The possibilities of home recording have continuously improved over the past years. Do you have a useful recording tip
for the Steinberg home recording users?
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good acoustic space and the right loudspeakers are the foundation of a good mix. This knowledge is based on our daily
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couple audio tools. I am sorry to say many people think that using 20 plug-ins per channel only achieves a great mix.
Actually, our experience shows time and again that less is more. When mastering, we have the means to affect the sound
and “punch” to a significant degree, which our customers are unable to achieve. Hence, it is usually easier to work on
untouched mixes in order for us to work to the full extent of our abilities.
Would you say there are more private customers nowadays that like to have their recordings professionally mastered?
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of customers during the mixing process, making suggestions in order for them to achieve a better result. Keep in mind,
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NUENDO 6 - Advanced Post and Audio Production System
Nuendo empowers audio professionals working for the film, television and media industry to higher
levels of productivity, with a dedicated feature set that focuses on day-to-day production requirements
like workflow, speed, versatility and reliability. Post-production editors, film mixers as well as recording
engineers around the world rely on the flexibility and industry openness that Nuendo provides.
Nuendo 6 is perfectly tailored to film and TV post-production companies doing re-recording and
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Nuendo. Next to the most comprehensive automation system for film-mixing available today,
advanced editing tools round out the most dedicated feature set for film post-production.
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post-production environment
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• Nuendo 6 ADR taker solution for voice
recording and language dubbing
• Fully integrated loudness measurement
• Voxengo CurveEQ with sound-matching technology
• Redesigned user interface with
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NUENDO 6 Expansion Kit
add-on
The Nuendo 6 Expansion Kit (NEK) is a part of the Nuendo product range and brings the music tools of Cubase to the
Nuendo media production platform. NEK means complete compatibility with all Cubase music creation features and
import functionality for Cubase projects. With world-class instruments, innovative sound design tools and advanced
technologies for composers, the NEK transforms Nuendo into a professional, all-in-one solution for music and
post-production.
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NUENDO SyncStation
Nuendo SyncStation provides you with the perfect setting to interconnect external
audio and video systems and devices with the Nuendo audio and post-production
system. Rock-solid performance and true sample accuracy make the Nuendo
SyncStation a one-of-its-kind synchronizer solution.
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synchronizer in conjunction with VST
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CUBASIS — A new world of recording
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producing tracks from scratch
Use the scalable virtual keyboard or the drum pads to play
an instrument or connect a Core
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Chord buttons: Store your
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corresponding number
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included to get you started
Streamlined Key Editor:
Correct MIDI notes to perfection
Use other apps as virtual
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AudioCopy & email
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• Sequence other Core MIDI apps (MIDI recording only) and run Cubasis simultaneously via background audio
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LoopMash is an innovative virtual instrument that presents you with a new way
to blend loops together by juggling similar elements across looped beats and
tunes. Now ported to the iOS platform, this sizzling hot instrument lets you
choose included loops ranging all the way from ethno to disco.
Based on a technology introduced by Yamaha, LoopMash is a stripped-down
version of the popular LoopMash virtual instrument featured in Cubase Advanced Music Production System.
Functional Comparison
LoopMash HD
LoopMash
LoopMash Free
iPhone
iPod touch
iPad
4
2
8
42
10
Supported platforms
iPad
Loops per scene
Loop length in bars
Scenes available
Number of included loops
Number of included presets
Effects (hi-pass, low-pass, flanger, phaser)
"Performance effects
(tape-stops, stutters, tape scratches, etc.)"
8
4
24
258
31
iPhone
iPod touch
iPad
4
2
8
272
51
(available as add-on)
(available as add-on)
Pitch transpose
Scenes naming option
Save presets
Share presets (via iTunes)
(19)
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