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  • Ideal for professional producers, mixing engineers, composers
  • 32-bit/192 kHz Steinberg audio engine with 5.1 surround support
  • 64-bit mixing engine
  • 256 physical inputs and outputs
  • Record and mix unlimited audio, instrument and MIDI tracks
  • Unlimited instrument tracks
  • 64 VST instrument slots
  • MixConvert delivers unmatched downmixing quality
  • Powerful automation system with 4 modes, dedicated control panel and Virgin Territories mode
  • Direct Offline Processing
  • Complete suite of over 90 high-end audio and MIDI VST effect processors
  • Comprehensive set of 8 outstanding instruments with over 3,000 sounds
  • Track Edit Groups: multitrack editing with single-click actions
  • VariAudio 2.0: MIDI-style note editing of monophonic audio tracks and automatic voicing harmonization
  • Upgraded Key and Drum Editor for intuitive note, chord or beat creation and editing
  • Professional music notation and score editing and printing feature set
  • Enhanced Chord pads: A great way to playfully and creatively compose with chords


    Note: This is an educational edition, requires you to submit proof of being student/teacher during registration of product.

    With millions of musicians, producers and sound engineers around the world using Cubase every day, Cubase is one of the most popular digital audio workstations of our time. Due to its pristine sound quality, intuitive handling and unrivaled range of advanced tools, Cubase is not only considered by many users as the most complete DAW on the market today, but also sets the benchmark for contemporary music production software.

    Cubase Pro condenses almost three decades of Steinberg development into the most cutting-edge DAW anywhere. Used by star producers and musicians for composing, recording, mixing and editing music, Cubase Pro combines outstanding audio quality, intuitive handling and a collection of highly advanced audio and MIDI tools. Whether you record an orchestra, a huge live rock show, or a band in the studio, Cubase Pro is sublime in every sense of the word. The latest Cubase update significantly enhances the workflow, the quality and the creative tool set of your favorite digital audio workstation, with amazing new features and sharp improvements.


    What's New in Version 9.5

    • 64-Bit Mixing Engine: Advanced audio engine calculates your summing, mixing, and effects processing with double-precision accuracy, performing each task with a high level of detail, dynamics, and transparency.
    • Direct Offline Processing: Instantly add plug-in effects and audio processes to the selected audio events, clips, or ranges, without destructing the original audio. The MixConsole is kept free from insert effects and parameter changes to simplify mixing your project on a different system.
    • Zoning 2.0: The right zone in the project window now features three new sections to speed up your workflow. The new file browser lets you browse, preview, and import your media files in your project without leaving the window. The new metering section shows the master and loudness meters at all times. The Control Room section provides direct access to your cue and monitor mixes.
    • Automation Editing Curves: Precise automation curves for creating and editing smooth transitions while keeping mouse clicks to a minimum. Automation of tracks controlled by VCA faders incorporates all automation data of the connected tracks, with 100% accuracy.
    • More Insert Points for VST Effects: With 16 insert slots for VST effects on each track, you can experiment with complex effect combinations and plug-in chains. The flexible pre/post fader insert section lets you dynamically adjust the position of the separator and gives you full control over your signal flow.
    • HALion Sonic SE 3: The new FLUX wavetable synthesizer library for HALion Sonic SE 3 includes a collection of 100 cutting-edge presets for electronic music productions, with leads, basses, pads, and effects. All patches are based on a library of more than 70 exclusively designed waves that can also be used to create your own custom sounds and patches.
    • Advanced Metronome: The metronome allows you to compose custom click patterns with up to four different accent levels; in the new Click Pattern editor, assign several different patterns to the Signature Track. Load your own click sounds, or select one of the many pre-installed sounds.
    • Sampler Track Enhancements: Drag any MIDI part in the Sampler Control window and start experimenting with the instantly rendered audio file. Compare different settings with the convenient A/B mode, which features undo/redo capability.
    • New Looks for Vintage Compressor, Tube Compressor, and Magneto III: These three classic VST processors have received a fresh overhaul with redesigned user interfaces and workflow-oriented improvements.
    • Automation Range Tool: The new Range Tool lets you edit your automation faster, easier, and more conveniently. The Range Tool adjusts levels, creates ramps, and scales the automation in either absolute or relative mode.
    • Adapt to Zoom: This new feature automatically adjusts the grid to your zoom level. Zooming out decreases the grid snap level while zooming in increases the grid snap level, ensuring efficient and precise editing workflow at all scales.
    • Video Engine: New video engine supports the most relevant codecs as well as external video cards.
    • Production Presets: FX chain presets for all kinds of instrument and vocal tracks. The new mastering track presets are designed for a wide range of musical genres and can be used on the master bus or group channels.

    Top 10 Key Features

    • Award-winning 32-bit / 192 kHz Steinberg audio engine, 64-bit mixing engine, 5.1 surround support, flexible routing, and full automatic delay compensation.
    • Unlimited audio, instrument, and MIDI tracks with 64 VST instrument slots and up to 256 physical inputs and outputs.
    • MixConsole with integrated high-end channel strip, VCA faders, loudness meter, wave meters, for pro mixing desk experience.
    • Complete suite of over 90 high-end audio and MIDI VST effect processors, including Quadrafuzz v2, VST Amp Rack and VST Bass Amp guitar and bass tone suites, REVerence convolution reverb, Frequency eight-band EQ, and many more.
    • VariAudio for MIDI-style note editing of monophonic audio tracks, automatic voicing harmonization, and auto-tuning effects.
    • Intelligent compositional tools like Chord Track, Chord Pads.
    • Advanced Chord Assistant for creative and playful composing of harmonic progressions and advanced voicings.
    • Comprehensive set of 8 virtual instruments with over 3400 sounds, including HALion Sonic SE 3, Groove Agent SE 4, Padshop, Retrologue 2, and LoopMash 2.
    • Full VST Expression 2 with Note Expression, VST Dynamics and Expression Maps, for fully integrated workflows with musical articulations, dynamics, and controller values.
    • Integration of external hardware effect devices and instruments, such as synthesizers or signal processors, into the sequencer signal flow.
    • VST Connect SE and VST Transit cloud collaboration services.


    MIDI Editors
    • Key Editor: At the heart of MIDI sequencing in Cubase is the Key Editor, the place where melodies, chords, arrangements, and performances take shape, and where ideas are sketched out and developed.
    • Drum Editor: The place for constructing and reworking beats, rhythms, and grooves. It offers a plethora of features to let you come up with the perfect rhythm for your song or production.
    • Score Editor: A professional notation environment with full support for just about all symbol, display, and editing options. The editor offers support for lyrics and remarks as well as drum notes, guitar tablature, and lead sheets.
    • List Editor: An advanced MIDI editing tool that gives fast access to every single aspect of a MIDI note, a timesaver in complex projects.
    VST Expression 2
    • Provides an intuitive way of working with instrument articulations, dynamics, and multiple controller values.
    • Note Expression
    • Expression Maps
    • VST Dynamics
    Sampler Track
    • Use any piece of audio to create a Sampler Track, play the sample chromatically, manipulate it with its on-board filters and controls.
    • Comes with Caleidoscope, a dedicated sample library with hundreds of samples and presets to get you started right away.
    Intelligent Compositional Tools
    • Chord Track: Cubase features a global Chord Track to facilitate working with chords in a project context, and enables transform and harmonize functions throughout the application.
    • Chord Assistant: Lists chord suggestions from which you can choose to generate chord progressions from simple pop to complex jazz arrangements.
    • Chord Pads: Jam with chords and patterns in real time. The chord pads are playable via a MIDI keyboard, and real-time parameters allow you to easily improvise chord performances by changing voicings, tensions, and more on the fly.


    • Retrospective Record: No take ever gets lost because record mode wasn’t engaged in time.
    • FX Handling: Any VST plug-in can be recorded with the signal, or simply used for monitoring.
    • Intuitive User Interface: Interface that supports large recording rigs with easy-to-use folders, customizable track views, and custom color schemes for differentiating tracks at a glance.
    • I/O Handling: The VST Connections window allows you to create custom I/O setups, customize port names, and switch between different I/O setups on the fly.
    • Re-Record Mode: Simply hit the record button again, and the recording will start from the original position, preserving the original pre-count and metronome settings.
    • Control Room: A recording and monitoring environment seamlessly integrating performer mixes and monitoring setups into your recording and mixing workflow. Create and manage up to four unique studio mixes, feeding performers their own tailored mix. Use the integrated talkback function, manage audio sources feeding from tape, CD, or DVD.

    Audio Editing

    Sample Editor
    • Sample Editor: Full editing toolset offers a wide range of functions that cover common editing tasks right down to the sample level.
    Pitch Correction and Audio Manipulation
    • Fully integrated vocal editing and pitch alteration of individual notes in monophonic vocal recordings.
    • Includes auto-tuning effect.
    • Full integration with the Chord Track ensures correct pitch for your harmonies.
    • Harmonize your lead vocals with composed choral arrangements.
    • Edit multiple VariAudio parts across multiple tracks within one editor.
    Drum Recording and Drum Loops
    • Transient and Tempo Detection: Detect single hits, rolls, and ghost notes fast and accurately.
    • Hitpoints are automatically calculated in the background as soon as audio material is recorded or imported into the arrangement window.
    • Tempo detection algorithm accurately determines the tempo of any rhythmic audio material.
    • Tempo map can be used to keep the dynamic feeling of natural tempo variations or to remove unwanted tempo changes quickly.
    • Use Hitpoint-to-MIDI function to replace, double, or enrich live-recorded drum sounds.
    Multitrack Editing
    • Track Edit Groups: Allows for related tracks to be grouped and edited simultaneously.
    • Warp-Quantize: Create warp markers from hitpoints to non-destructively quantize audio loops as well as entire arrangements. Audio automatically follow any tempo or pitch changes in your project. Events are warped instead of sliced and remain visually uncluttered for easy arrangements.
    Take Comping
    • Lane Track: When recording several takes, software creates a Lane Track for each take. By swiping across the best parts Cubase automatically creates a master take that contains all selected parts.
    • Comp Tool: Offers handy click-and-drag features for fast workflow.


    • 64-bit floating-point mixing engine with 256 physical inputs and outputs, 16 inserts per channel, 64 FX sends, 256 group channels, and unlimited routing between audio channels, busses, groups, and FX.
    • Entirely scalable and dedicated full-screen mode.
    • View Sets and Channel Zones.
    • VCA faders for complex mixing and automation workflows.
    • Control Link groups and Quick Link system for channel parameters.
    • Customizable track icons and track notepad.
    • Drag-and-drop support throughout the mixer.
    • Direct routing with one click.
    • Dynamic inserts and sends provide streamlined overview.
    • A/B comparison and global bypass of all audio effects.
    • Wave Meters display upcoming audio events with their respective waveforms.
    • Plug-in and channel search function.
    • Full Control Room integration, including talkback, and four different cue mixes.
    • Optimized for mouse-free operation with virtually all channel elements accessible via blind reader software and computer keyboard.
    MixConsole History
    • MixConsole History tracks all changes made in the MixConsole and easily lets you choose stages of your mixing process by selecting them from a list.
    Channel Strip
    • Channel strip integrated into each single channel.
    • High- and low-pass filters, 4-band StudioEQ with spectrum analyzer, noise gate, de-esser, and three compressors.
    • Enveloper Shaper fully controls attack and release.
    • Includes over 300 presets by US producer Allen Morgan.
    Enhanced Workflow
    • Track Visibility Management: Expedites working with large projects by dynamically displaying only the tracks you actually want to see.
    • Import Tracks from Projects: Import tracks from other projects with all their settings and content, to create new tracks or replace existing tracks with the same name.
    • TrackVersions: Automatically create, rename, and manage parallel variations of tracks, allowing you to change back to the original track layout with one single click.
    • Remote Control Editor: Visually customize the parameter layout of individual effects and instruments on your control surface.
    • Quick Controls: Gives you a set of eight user-definable real-time controllers that can be assigned to any parameter on the current track.
    5.1 Surround Mixing
    • All included VST3 audio effects are fully surround-ready, intelligently adapting their I/O configuration as required for mono, stereo, or 5.1 surround mixes.
    • Export to the MP3 surround format for convenient delivery and distribution.
    Full Automation
    • Dedicated automation panel for quick access to all automation functions.
    • Set up a complete automation within minutes.
    • Smart scaling tools offer an intuitive user experience when working with automation data, including simultaneous editing of multiple events and streamlined graphics.
    File Export
    • Supports almost all standard formats, including AIFF, Sound Designer II, Wave, Wave 64, Broadcast Wave, MP3, MP3 surround, and Windows Media Audio Pro.
    • Channel Batch Export: Allows for the export of multiple mixer channels to audio files, ideal for freeing up system resources with all files and VSTi tracks exported to audio tracks.

    Cloud Collaboration

    VST Transit
    • Cloud distribution service that allows you to upload audio and MIDI tracks to the cloud, continue working from another location, and synchronize the changes back to the cloud.
    • Collaborate on shared projects with friends and band members.
    • VST Transit comes with up to 750MB free storage space and 1.5GB free traffic per month.
    • VST Transit Premium Accounts and Traffic upgrades (available separately) for users with more demanding needs for traffic and storage.
    VST Connect SE
    • Connect directly with other musicians via chat, video and audio streaming, and live talkback
    • Collaborate and produce together, even when you're not in the same studio, town, or country.

    Virtual Instruments

    • Retrologue 2 brings back the sound of analog circuitry and vintage warmth, but with a modern twist. Offers raw analog lead and bass sounds, ephemeral, delicate pads and structures, dark drones, and ultra-aggressive comps.
    • Padshop: Granular synth for spacious atmospheres and evolving textures.
    • HALion Sonic SE 3: Sample player and synthesizer. Features an arpeggiator module with four variations and over 150 dynamic sounds. Effects include tape saturator, wah-wha, auto filter, step flanger, ring modulator, octaver, vintage ensemble, envelope shaper, and rotary.
    • Groove Agent SE 4: MPC-style drum sampler includes a wide range of effects, pattern playback functions and comfortable sample editing. Emulates the character of the 12-bit era. Comes with a variety of drum kits and ready-to-go grooves, from crackling vinyl beats to realistic acoustic drum sounds.
    • LoopMash 2: Audio analysis/synthesis engine matches similar elements across loops and beats, generating fresh and inspiring mash-ups from any rhythmic audio material. LoopMash provides controllable live and slice-based effects such as scratches, stutters and tape stops, which are entirely synced to the Cubase Tempo.
    • Prologue: Polyphonic subtractive synthesizer with great sounding multimode variable resonance filters, powerful modulation capabilities and cranking onboard effects.
    • Spector: Based on two colorful and versatile spectrum filters, it utilizes up to six oscillators per voice with two different waveforms each.
    • Mystic: Uses a combination of physical modeling and comb filtering to generate unique and colorful sounds, and is based on three parallel comb filters with feedback.


    • Frequency
    • Voxengo CurveEQ
    • Standard Channel EQ
    • StudioEQ
    • DJ-EQ
    • GEQ-10
    • GEQ-30
    • Brickwall Limiter
    • Compressor
    • VintageCompressor
    • MultibandCompressor
    • Tube Compressor
    • Tape/Tube Saturation
    • VSTDynamics
    • DeEsser
    • Limiter
    • Maximizer
    • Gate
    • MultibandExpander
    • Expander
    • MultibandEnvelopeShaper
    • EnvelopeShaper
    • MIDI Gate
    • Chopper
    • Magneto
    Reverb and Delay
    • Roomworks
    • Roomworks SE
    • REVerence
    • REVelation
    • MonoDelay
    • PingPongDelay
    • StereoDelay
    • AmpSimulator
    • VST Amp Rack
    • VST Bass Amp Rack
    • ToneBooster
    • Distortion
    • SoftClipper
    • DaTube
    • Quadrafuzz 2
    • Grungelizer
    • Bitcrusher
    Filter, Pitch, and Spatial
    • DualFilter
    • StepFilter
    • MorphFilter
    • WahWah
    • Pitch Correct
    • Octaver
    • StereoEnhancer
    • MonoToStereo
    • StudioChorus
    • Chorus
    • Flanger
    • Phaser
    • Tremolo
    • Vibrato
    • AutoPan
    • Cloner
    • Rotary
    • ModMachine
    • Tranceformer
    • RingModulator
    • Metalizer
    • LoopMash FX
    Mastering and Tools
    • UV22HR
    • MultiScope
    • SMPTE Generator
    • Tuner
    • Test Generator
    • Surround Panner
    • Mixer Delay
    • MixConvert
    • Mix6to2


    System Requirements Mac OS X 10.11, macOS Sierra
    Windows 7, 8.x, 10 (64-bit)

    64-bit Intel or AMD multicore processor (Intel i5 or faster recommended)
    4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
    18 GB free HD space
    1366 x 768 display resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
    Graphics card with DirectX 10 and WDDM 1.1 support (Windows only)
    USB port for USB-eLicenser (license management)
    OS-compatible audio hardware (ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low-latency performance)

    An internet connection is required for activation, account setup and personal product registration
    Additional downloads may be required for the installation

    This software version does not support 32-bit plug-ins