Cubase Artist 6

Cubase Artist 6

10 What’s new in Cubase 6 in detail

Edit faster with less clicks

Drum editing deluxe*

Developed in conjunction with recording professionals and top-flight studio drummers, Cubase 6 raises the bar for multitrack drum editing tasks on all levels. Incorporating an entire new transient and tempo detection, phase stable audio quantization and drum replacement functions, Cubase 6 offers a complete toolset to perfect the rhythm, feel and flavor of live-recorded drum tracks. Whether it is about nondestructively correct timing issues or changing the tempo of a drum performance seamlessly — a tight groove is just a few clicks away.

A new transient detection — to slice them all *

Based on a state-of-the-art algorithm, Cubase 6 introduces a straightforward and intelligent transient detection function. Finding all drum hits is a breeze now, thanks to the intuitive preview feature and two specialized filters, called Peak and Beats. With this powerful tool on hand, you can detect single hits, rolls and ghost notes faster and more accurate than ever before. After the transients have been detected they are merged across multiple tracks by taking user definable priority of individual tracks into account. The drumhits are then cut up and grouped together ready for detailed tweaking. In this way, copying that great fill from verse 2 to verse 1 is solved with minimum effort: select one, move them all.

* Cubase 6 exclusive.

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Multitrack phase accurate audio quantization*

In Cubase 6 audio material can be quantized just like any MIDI material, offering numerous possibilities to fix timing issues and 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 crossfades between slices to ensure seamless transitions between them and fill gaps that might be introduced during quantization. A few clicks, and all drum tracks are matched to the bass drum, snare or whatever source or sources are desired. With the Slice Rules you can decide which sources will get a higher priority during slicing.

* Cubase 6 exclusive.

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Advanced tempo detection*

Cubase 6 features a newly developed tempo detection algorithm, which accurately and semi-automatically determines the tempo of any rhythmic audio material.

This makes it easy to determine the tempo of a drum performance that has not been recorded to a metronome. The resulting tempo map can be used for to keep the dynamic feeling of natural tempo variations or to remove unwanted tempo changes quickly. Whatever rhythm is at hand, Cubase 6 will detect the tempo and match the track to a beat grid of your choice.

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Straightforward drum replacement*

The bass drum needs some extra punch? The snare drum doesn’t cut through the mix? With the new Hitpoint-to-MIDI function, it gets very easy to replace, double or enrich live-recorded drum sounds. When the transients have been detected, a single click on the Create MIDI

Notes button creates a MIDI track containing a MIDI note for each single drum hit. From here, it’s up to you which sampler or synth you want to fuel with the note. A good choice would be the powerful

Groove Agent ONE drum sampler, included in Cubase 6 and containing a sweet selection of acoustic, urban, hip-hop, and dance drumkits.

* Cubase 6 exclusive.

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Summed up

 Perfect the rhythm, feel and flavor of live-recorded drum tracks

 State-of-the-art transient detection with grouped cut-up result

 Multitrack phase stable audio editing and quantization

 Advanced tempo detection

 Straightforward drum replacement

 Best of it all, use it creatively not only on acoustic drum tracks, but on any rhythmic audio material

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Conjure the perfect take

Cubase 6 comes with a new Lane Track concept for lightning fast multitake comping. When recording several takes in Cycle mode,

Cubase instantly creates a Lane Track for each take. From here, it’s just a short way to perfection: Simply swipe across the best parts of a take and Cubase automatically creates a master take that contains all selected parts. For comfortable comping, each Lane Track sports a solo button and full editing functionality — building the perfect take has never been that easy.

Summed up

 Comfortable and fast editing of multiple audio takes

 Simply swipe across the best parts to get the perfect take

 All editing functions can be applied to Lane Tracks

Bring together what belongs together*

Simple and efficient — the new Track Edit Groups tool refines the work with multitrack recordings in Cubase. Saving time and effort, this new function allows multitrack editing with single-click actions.

Whether it is guitar, bass or ambient recording, professional sound engineers mix several signals to get the best results. When recording a guitar for example, it is common to record signals from different amps or microphone types on separate tracks. With Track Edit Groups activated, related tracks are tied together and can be edited at once, making this new feature a huge time-saver in the studio.

* Cubase 6 exclusive.

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 Automatically lock events across several tracks

 Edit several tracks at once

 Ideal for editing drums or complex guitar setups

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