Steinberg Cubasis 2 Brings Time Stretch, Pitch-Shifting & More To iPad DAW

cubasis-2Steinberg has released Cubasis 2 – a major update to its iPad DAW.

The update brings real-time time-stretching, pitch-shifting, a channel strip, new virtual instruments and more.

Here’s what’s new in Cubasis 2:

  • Updated User Interface
  • Real-time Time-Stretch – Tempo match audio loops to your song’s tempo
  • Pitch shift with formant correction – Easily change keys of any tracks
  • ‘A ‘studio-grade’ channel strip
  • Spin FX – Tweak and mash-up your tracks with DJ-like breaks, stops and stutters
  • MicroSonic TAPE instruments – Perfectly recreate trademark sounds from the ’60s era
  • 76 new Micrologue presets – Lay down your tracks with cutting-edge modern synth sounds
  • Factory loops tempo match – Enjoy the freedom to use included audio loops at any tempo
  • MIDI Auto Quantize – Sync MIDI tracks with the beat while recording
  • Ready for iOS 10 – Cubasis 2.0 is fully tested and proven iOS 10 compatible

Cubasis 2 Intro Video:


  • Unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks
  • 24 assignable physical inputs and outputs
  • 32-bit floating point audio engine
  • Audio I/O resolution of up to 24-bit/96 kHz
  • iOS 32- and 64-bit support
  • Real-time time-stretch and pitch shift featuring zplane’s élastique 3
  • Micrologue virtual analog synthesizer with 126 ready-to-go presets
  • MicroSonic with over 120 virtual instrument sounds based on HALion Sonic, Haliotron and Allen Morgan drum kits
  • MiniSampler to create your own instruments (includes 20 factory instruments)
  • Mixer with studio-grade channel strip per track and 16 effect processors
  • Fully automatable DJ-like Spin FX effect plug-in
  • Over 550 MIDI and time-stretch-capable audio loops
  • Virtual keyboard, chord- and drum pads
  • Sample Editor and Key Editor with MIDI CC support
  • MIDI Auto Quantize
  • Automation, MIDI CC, program change and aftertouch support
  • Export to Cubase, iCloud Drive, external hard drives, wireless flash drives, Dropbox, SoundCloud, AudioCopy and email
  • Core Audio and Core MIDI compatible hardware supported
  • MIDI over Bluetooth LE support
  • Full Audio Unit, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support to use compatible apps as insert/send effects and virtual instruments or simply record their audio output
  • Import audio from your iTunes music library or iCloud Drive or iTunes file sharing, use AudioPaste or set up a Wi-Fi server in Cubasis
  • Audio mixdown and MIDI export
  • MIDI clock and MIDI thru support

Pricing and Availability

Cubasis 2 is available now for US $24.99.

13 thoughts on “Steinberg Cubasis 2 Brings Time Stretch, Pitch-Shifting & More To iPad DAW

  1. So the “big three” are Cubasis 2, Auria Pro, and MultiTrack Studio. Seems like all three have maintained 32-bit support for older devices. And all three seem to have a relatively happy user-base.

    MultiTrack Studio and Auria Pro now support tempo maps and time-signature changes. I don’t know if Cubasis does. No mention of tempo or meter in the new features.

  2. many people expected the ability to use external hardware controllers for recording, playback and mixing. did not happen. would be such an easy thing to implement…

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