Steinberg Media Technologies has released
Cubase 7 and Cubase
Artist 7, two new versions of the Cubase music production system
for recording, editing, mixing and producing music.
The new mixing facilities feature the MixConsole including
full-screen mode and scalability plus Channel Zones, A/B comparison, global
bypass on effects and plug-in search for a high level of user customization.
The newly developed channel strip comes with several filters, noise gate,
the four-band StudioEQ, three compressors, a spectrum analyzer, tube/tape
saturation, a brickwall limiter and maximize. The Channel Settings window is
redesigned to provide easy access to all channel parameters, such as input
metering and routing assignments, alongside the Remote Control Editor for
easy mapping of plug-in parameters to external controllers. Also available
in Cubase 7 are Voxengo's CurveEQ, EBU R128 standard compliant loudness
metering and the latest version of MixConvert.
Other musical highlights in Cubase 7 are Chord Track, a
dedicated track for identifying the music's harmony structure and providing
chord and scale information to both MIDI and audio tracks processed with
VariAudio, and these in return automatically follow any harmonic adjustments
in Chord Track. VariAudio is exclusively available in Cubase and now runs
hand in hand with Chord Track for editing multiple parts within a single
editor and harmonizing lead vocals in choral arrangements, while Chord
Assistant bridges chords and generates harmonic chord progressions. Hermode
tuning is included in both Cubase 7 and Cubase Artist 7. Newly introduced
samples, loops and presets round out the extensive spectrum of sounds.
More features and enhancements focus around the performance
of Cubase. ASIO-Guard improves stability and prevents data dropouts, while
the-start mode disables user preferences temporarily. Finding tracks and
channels in large projects is facilitated through the keyword-oriented
search engine. MemZap stores positions and zoom factors within the project
at any particular time. The Steinberg Hub comprises an enhanced Project
Assistant plus additional information services, such as news and a regularly
updated list of video tutorials. For peer-to-peer collaboration in real
time, VST Connect SE features talkback and chat functionality as well as
video and audio streaming over the Internet.