Steinberg today announced the immediate availability of Cubase 10.5, providing new features and enhancements to its Pro and Artist editions. Cubase Elements 10.5 will follow soon after.
Here’s what’s new:
Cubase Pro 10.5 comes with several exclusive features that are not included in Cubase Artist and Cubase Elements:
- Spectral Comparison EQ is one of them. It is a new mode in the Channel EQ that allows users to compare the spectral components of two audio signals in order to adjust and bring balance to the mix.
Import Tracks From Projects is another completely revised feature, making track import from other Cubase projects as simple as it gets. Additional track types, such as Group, FX and Folder Tracks, can be selected and imported as well, while the Auto Map function aligns imported tracks with the same name as existing ones.
- With 10.5, users of Pro, Artist and Elements can now export timecoded MP4 video including 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz/16-bit audio.
- Instead of normalizing by dB FS Max, Cubase Pro 10.5 now offers an alternative. Pro users can normalize with the Loudness Unit Full Scale (LUFS).
Other new features:
- With Padshop 2, Cubase Pro and Cubase Artist now also boast beautifully designed and unique-sounding granular and spectral synthesizer with more than 570 presets and 570 pre-produced samples, allowing users to import and redesign their own samples. Padshop 2 is also available as standalone instrument, purchased separately through the Steinberg Online Shop.
- MultiTap Delay is the latest effects processor to be added to Pro and Artist, providing a creative approach to creating and editing delay, with different presets and numerous parameters ensuring utmost flexibility.
- Colorized Mixer Channels is a new option in the MixConsole that colorizes complete channels and provides an easy overview.
- Another workflow expeditor is the Combined Select Tools mode, newly implemented in Cubase Pro and Cubase Artist. By switching into this mode, both selection tools for objects and ranges can be used together, making track editing even easier in Cubase.
- Retrospective MIDI Record has also been revised, now allowing users to retrieve MIDI chords and melodies that were never recorded, placing them as stacked cycle or continuous across individual tracks.
Cubase Pro 10.5 now includes many additions and refinements to its Score Editor, such as the available Note Ruler when inserting and moving notes or the new Graphic Snap for easy positioning of rests and repeat markers in the score.
- Designed to help users troubleshoot more effectively, Cubase 10.5 now includes an improved Safe Start Mode, an advanced start-up option that allows Cubase to run without loading any third-party plug-ins.
Apart from the various highlights presented in Cubase 10.5, the Macro creation window in Cubase Pro and Cubase Artist has been improved; Cubase Elements 10.5 now complements its plug-in chain with the included Stereo Delay, De-esser and Roomworks signal processors, previously only available in Cubase Pro; and three editions also include many refinements that improve the graphical performance and overall workflow.
Availability and Pricing
Cubase Pro 10.5 and Cubase Artist 10.5 are available from resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop. The suggested retail price for the boxed version of Cubase Pro 10.5 is US $579.99; download only is available for US $552.00. The suggested retail price the boxed version of Cubase Artist 10.5 is US $329.99; download only is available for US $302.00. See the Steinberg site for details.
Cubase Elements 10.5 will soon be available. The suggested retail price for the boxed and download versions of Cubase Elements 10.5 is US $99.99.