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.

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  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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  3. Has anybody routinely done MIDI multitracking on Cubasis ? I wonder if the iconnectmidi2+ would work in this respect ? …Other possible solutions ?

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