Steinberg Announces Cubase 7.5, Cubase Artist 7.5

cubase-7.5Steinberg has announced Cubase 7.5 and Cubase Artist 7.5, available from December 4, 2013.

The update to version 7.5 provides TrackVersions playlists for audio, MIDI and instrument tracks as well as chord, tempo and signature tracks, letting you create and toggle between different versions of a track’s events and lanes.

Track visibility management helps you to keep the Project window clutter free, with additional View Agents and sync mode with the MixConsole. Enhanced editing capabilities include automatic transient detection. Other new features that emphasize the focus on workflow optimization are the new re-record mode for instant record restart, load and save of Track Quick Control assignments, MIDI editing functionality in the Score Editor plus the redesigned VST Instrument Rack with new VST Quick Controls and in perfect sync with the instruments tracks. Continue reading

Cubase Brings Gestural Control To The DAW

Steinberg has introduced Cubase iC Air – a free system that brings gestural control to Cubase.

Cubase iC Air works with the Leap Motion controller or depth cameras developed using the Intel perceptual technology SDK 2013. It gives you the ability to control Cubase 7 and Cubase Artist 7 with the movement of your hands: adjust faders and EQ, navigate through arrangements, use transport controls.

You can use pre-defined gesture commands for transport control, navigation and more. You can also control virtually any parameter through Advanced Integration.  Continue reading

Nektar Upgrades DAW Support, Extends Plug-ins and Rack Extensions

Nektar_Panorama_P1.1.1MIDI controller-maker Nektar has recently upgraded their DAW support, and extended the range of directly controllable Plug-ins and Rack Extensions.

New VST Plug-in Maps for Cubase / Nuendo. Nektar has added 54 insert and instrument maps to their VST plug-in collection, each “carefully handmapped at Nektar HQ:” Continue reading

SoundToys Releases Updated Version 4.2

ST_horizontal_lockupProfessional effects plug-in maker SoundToys recently announced the release of SoundToys version 4.2 with 64-bit support for Audio Units and Windows VST formats. The new release covers the full line of real-time native hosted plug-ins.

With this release, SoundToys plug-ins are now compatible with Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9, Digital Performer 8 on Mac and other 64-bit Audio Unit hosts. SoundToys now supports 64-bit VST hosts such as Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, and Ableton Live 9 on the PC. [Speed for Logic X is still in development.]

Pricing and Availability. The upgrade to SoundToys version 4.2 is available, free of charge, for all registered SoundToys V4 users, all Boutique Series owners (Devil-Loc, Radiator, Little MicroShift, etc) and the installers can be found in your SoundToys account. Additional pricing information for new customers, or for other upgrades, can be found at the SoundToys site.

SoundToys is also offering a limited time “all in” promotion, through August 18, which adds the Boutique Series plug-ins to every new SoundToys Native Effects bundle purchase.

Cubasis Update Adds New Micrologue Synthesizer

cubasis-micrologueSteinberg has released an update to Cubasis, its mobile DAW for iOS, adding a new software synthesizer and more.

Here’s what’s new in Cubasis 1.5:

  • Micrologue virtual analog synthesizer incl. 50 factory presets
  • 16 Allen Morgan Signature drum kits incl. 80 MIDI loops
  • Open/close hi-hat problem solved
  • Instrument track freeze for internal instruments
  • Instrument rack to load and edit Cubasis’ instruments
  • Modulation wheel support for Micrologue synth

Here’s an unofficial demo for Micrologue: Continue reading

Panorama P1 For Cubase, Nuendo & Reason Now Available

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Nektar has announced that they are now shipping the Panorama P1 controller, introduced at the 2013 NAMM Show.

The Panorama P1 is a compact control surface with 66 real-time controls, a color high-resolution TFT display and deep integration with Cubase, Nuendo and Reason. Continue reading