Steinberg Cubase Elements 6
With its comprehensive tools for composing, recording, editing and mixing, Cubase Elements 6 is the most desirable entryway to the world of Cubase. The eminently powerful collection of quality instruments and effects modifies your PC and Mac computer into your personal music production system for crafting compositions to minute detail, making studio-grade recordings for band practices as well as everything in between. And with the same professional user interface and award-winning audio engine as in Steinberg’s Cubase 6 flagship, the Elements version boasts all the tools of the trade at an irresistible price.
At the heart of MIDI sequencing in Cubase is the Key Editor: a breathtakingly powerful yet transparent tool which offers functional wealth that opens up virtually limitless possibilities for songwriters and composers. This is where melodies, chords, arrangements and performances take shape, and where ideas are sketched out, developed and taken to their full potential. Entering, cutting, moving and transposing individual notes or whole chords, editing any of the hundreds of MIDI parameters available or reworking even the most subtle nuances of a MIDI performance are just some of the tasks for which the Key Editor has been developed and refined continuously by Steinberg for over two decades. The Key Editor’s Inspector provides smooth and intuitive access to the most important MIDI tools and functions, including Quantize, Transpose, Length and many more in one central spot.
The Score Editor
The Score Editor in Cubase Artist is a streamlined and simplified, yet powerful notation environment. Completely integrated within Cubase Artist, the Score Editor lets you view and edit music in the form of scores. A few clicks are all it takes to adapt the view to show recorded MIDI performances correctly and print them on demand for others including soloists, orchestras and choirs. Handy functions such as display quantization and transposition make this task even easier.
Mix like professionals
With 32 physical inputs and outputs, 8 insert effect slots per channel, 8 FX send and return channels as well as 32 groups/busses and an unrivaled routing between audio channels, busses, groups and FX returns mean that Cubase Artist 6.5 is fully equipped to master even demanding situations, like the recording of a whole band. The system-wide automatic latency compensation synchronizes all audio streams in your system automatically.
The Cubase Sample Editor offers creative freedom while editing audio. A full editing toolset provides a huge range of functions that not only cover common editing tasks right down to the sample level. The loop functions are a boon for anyone using loops in their project, including fully automatic hit-point recognition and excellent beat-slicing.
On-the-fly pitch correction
Designed for vocal and solo instrument recordings, the new PitchCorrect VST 3 plug-in brings easy and automatic intonation control and scale correction of vocal and monophonic instrument recordings to Cubase. PitchCorrect is based on the acclaimed Yamaha Pitch Fix technology and constantly detects the pitch of the input material and immediately corrects it to match to the closest pitch of a user-specified scale, including minor, major, chromatic and custom scales.
HALion Sonic SE
HALion Sonic SE is a streamlined version of HALion Sonic, Steinberg’s premier VST workstation. Incorporating the same pristine audio and synth engine as its award-winning brother, HALion Sonic SE offers tight integration with Cubase Artist 6.5 and more than 550 production-ready sounds and instruments. Intuitive handling, instant playability and VST 3.5 support make this new instrument the perfect choice for creative songwriting or just playing along.
HALion Sonic SE replaces HALion ONE, but all HALion ONE sounds have been refurbished and are now included in HALion Sonic SE — together with new content taken from HALion Sonic. Equipped with detailed acoustic instruments and brilliant synthesizers, the SE version is an extensive pool of sounds for everyday studio work.
What’s more, eight intuitive Quick Controls provide fast access to the most important sound-shaping parameters. And with HALion Sonic SE, Cubase Artist 6.5 also features a MIDI file import mode, making full use of HALion Sonic SE’s 16-part multitimbral mode.
Groove Agent ONE
Groove Agent ONE pairs powerful drum sampling with detailed sound shaping — seamlessly integrated into Cubase. Not only does it boast sliced loop and MPC-import but rocks right out of the box with its own custom library of only the finest acoustic, urban, hip hop and dance drum kits. Each of its virtual pads features a complete sound processing section that gives full control of textures, timbres and expressive qualities of each drum sound. Creation of custom kits with drag and drop from the MediaBay allows an extremely fluid and easy workflow.
Prologue is a polyphonic subtractive synthesizer with great sounding multi-mode variable resonance filters, powerful modulation capabilities and cranking onboard effects. Powered by VirSyn technology, this punchy virtual analog synthesizer is fed by hundreds of great sounding presets covering a wide range of sounds reaching from traditional analog to indescribable.
AmpSimulator is a great sounding guitar amp and speaker simulation for quickly laying down guitar tracks without additional equipment. It features various amp and cabinet models to choose from and is also working fine for giving the bass an extra punch.
The Project Assistant
The Project Assistant provides a wealth of ready-made templates for different styles and scopes like recording, mixing, producing and mastering. The templates contain the number of channels, effects, dynamics, amp simulators and channel inserts — tailored to your particular needs. Creating customized user templates and integrating those into the Launch browser makes recording with a DAW software and audio interface just that easy. Start up Cubase Elements, go to Project Assistant and select a template from the list. A new project is created with the necessary number of tracks, audio input and output routings, all effects, amp simulator, sounds and much more. Thanks to this assistant, initializing a Cubase Project from scratch even saves professionals a lot of time — and as we all know, time is money.
MediaBay — database for sound management
To keep up with the ever-growing number of sounds, samples, loops and presets, Cubase Elements 6 is equipped with a powerful media file management system known as MediaBay. MediaBay is the central place for browsing, searching, managing and categorizing any type of media file. This includes audio and MIDI files, instrument and plug-in presets, video data and even project files.
A user-friendly musical category search system helps finding sounds or loops fast. A Scope section features previewing options. Loops can be auditioned in the song’s tempo and conveniently imported using drag-and-drop.
• Based on proven Cubase technology used by professionals around the world
• Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine with flexible routing and fully automatic delay compensation
• Supports up to 64 MIDI and 48 audio tracks simultaneously in DVD quality (24-bit/96 kHz)
• Includes outstanding virtual instruments: HALion Sonic SE workstation, MPC-style Groove Agent ONE drum machine, Prologue synthesizer
• Comes ready with 33 audio effect processors, including PitchCorrect for vocal intonation correction and the great-sounding AmpSimulator
• Cubase 6 / Cubase Artist 6 project compatibility
• Cross-platform 32-/64-bit for Windows and Mac OS X Intel
• Complete music production system, offering a set of professional audio/MIDI recording, editing, streamlined scoring and mixing tools
• Supports 128 MIDI and 64 simultaneous audio tracks with up to 24-bit/96 kHz
• Includes 8 outstanding virtual instruments with over 2,000 instrument presets, including HALion Sonic SE workstation, Padshop, Retrologue, LoopMash 2 and MPC-style Groove Agent ONE drum machine
• Comes with a suite of 43 audio and 18 MIDI VST effect processors, including PitchCorrect for vocal intonation correction, extraordinary VST Amp Rack guitar tone suite, DJ-EQ and MorphFilter
• Cross-platform 32-/64-bit for Windows and Mac OS X Intel