Cubasis 3 Mobile DAW Now Available For iPhone, iPad

Steinberg has released Cubasis 3, a major new release for the iOS DAW that adds Universal App support, enhanced mixing capabilities, an updated UI, new instruments, workflow improvements and more.

Here’s whats new in Cubasis 3:

  • Universal app support: Run Cubasis on the iPhone and iPad
  • Group tracks: Easily combine individual tracks to groups
  • Full-screen mixer: Easily extend the size of the mixer and more
  • Updated UI
  • Free Cubasis 2 IAP transfer: Freely transfer previous in-app purchases to Cubasis 3
  • 960 PPQN MIDI resolution
  • 8 insert, 8 send effects
  • FX rearrangement: Quickly rearrange plug-ins and change their pre/post fader position
  • 75 new effects presets
  • Undo with history list: Quickly jump back to earlier versions of your song
  • Redesigned instruments and effects
  • Audio, MIDI and automation editors revisited: File editing is much more effective
  • Revised MediaBay: New control center for file and project management
  • UI scale presets for iPhone and iPad: Quickly change the size and arrangement of Cubasis
  • Overdub and looper recording modes: Choose the best mode for your recordings
  • MicroSonic instruments refill: New instruments
  • Improvements and maintenance


  • 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
  • Real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting featuring zplane’s élastique 3
  • Micrologue virtual analog synthesizer with 126 ready-to-go presets
  • MicroSonic with over 120 virtual instrument sounds
  • MiniSampler to create your own instruments (includes 20 factory instruments)
  • Mixer with studio-grade channel strip per track and 17 effects 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 with intuitive note repeat
  • Audio editor and MIDI editor with MIDI CC support
  • MIDI editor for programming and editing MIDI tracks quickly and efficiently
  • MIDI auto quantize
  • Track duplicate
  • Automation, MIDI CC, program change and aftertouch support
  • Core Audio and MIDI-compatible hardware supported
  • MIDI over Bluetooth LE support
  • Load favorite third-party instruments and effects plug-ins via Audio Unit, Audio Unit MIDI, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus 3
  • Import audio via iTunes, iCloud Drive, Files app, AirDrop or use AudioPaste
  • MIDI clock and MIDI thru support
  • Export to Cubase, iCloud Drive, external hard drives, wireless flash drives, Dropbox, AudioCopy and email

Pricing and Availability

Cubasis is available now for $49.99 USD.

16 thoughts on “Cubasis 3 Mobile DAW Now Available For iPhone, iPad

  1. going to wait for a sale – it looks like it fixes a lot of things but don’t want to pay full price for an upgrade

    1. Only Steinberg can charge again for the same app in the apple store ?
      But why wonder if they ask for a fee every 6 months for a Pro update…

      1. Err, no. It’s not the same app, it is ver.3 and Steinberg asks a fee for their desktop Pro version updates every 1 year not 6 months.

      2. yeah – I am going to stick with 2 until a sale happens. – it is essentially an upgrade but sold as it’s own purchase

  2. At first I also wasn’t sure whether I shouldn’t wait for the next sale. But then I realized how amazing it would be to have this running on the IPhone. And I have to say it is even better than I thought. So much fun on the go!

  3. This is a completely other level of Cubasis and mobile recording, and I would be ready to pay for getting an iPhone version alone, and especially one with such a great UI on limited screen!
    If people aren’t willing to pay such prices, they won’t see any significant development they could profit from, while making and recording music. My understanding for such kinds of complaints is quite limited generally.
    I do think, that very recent Cubasis buyers should profit from a grace period though.

  4. One of the features claimed here is that existing owners of Cubasis 2 who have the in app purchases like effects plug in bundles can transfer them to Cubasis 3.Well I purchased Cubasis 3 yesterday and found this was not the case .Other people have reported this fault also.Please Steinberg sort this out!

  5. Steinberg should make an app bundle of cubasis 2 & 3, in order to get a discount for us loyal v2 users. Not upgrading until I see a sale myself.

  6. + 1 for discount price for cubasis 2 owners. Not free, it’s ok, but something 30% to 50% discount would be fair and also A GOOD MARKETING STRATEGY considering that 90% of the comments in the various you tube videos and info sites are existing owners blaming, which are not going to buy this.
    Cubasis 2 is a very good tool, Cubasis 3 looks like a nice upgrade, but much points just on GUI optimization…..also if they claims that 100% of the app is rewritten, basically does 99% same things of cub2, with a better GUI and some little extra.
    The fact that is usable now on iphone is pointless, simply becouse iphone owners are, by definition, NEW owners and not cubaisis 2 users! (and I still do not see any scenario where an existing ipad user may desire to switch to iphone, other than make a try..)

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