Steinberg has released Cubasis 3. The mobile version of Cubase for iOS devices has been rewritten from scratch. It comes with lots of new features, many of which are inspired by user requests. Cubasis 3 is now a universal app, which also runs on iPhones.
Steinberg Cubasis 3
This means that you can now start a project on your iPhone when inspiration strikes, and continue working on it on an iPad later. When you’re ready to take it to the studio, simply export it to the desktop version of Cubase. This seamless mobile workflow lets you make tracks pretty much anywhere, anytime.
Now let’s look at the new features. Steinberg says that the new version of Cubasis contains more than 20 user-requested improvements. One of the highlights is the Group Tracks feature, which came straight from the desktop version. It lets you combine multiple tracks and process and mix them like a single track.
The interface includes new zoom modes, which take advantage of the entire display. You can adjust the size of the mixer channel strips. The mixer can be displayed in full-screen more, and Steinberg says that the level metering is more accurate than ever. With presets for UI scaling, the app adapts to the screen sizes of different iPads and iPhones.
Many new effects
Another major new feature in Cubasis 3 are the eight rearrangeable insert and send effects. These support internal effects and external apps through Audio Units, inter-app audio or Audiobus 3. Inserts can operate in pre and post fader modes, and you can easily rearrange effects by tapping and dragging. Cubasis 3 comes with 75 new effects presets. Furthermore, Audio Unit effects now support automation.
The app also includes improved MIDI, audio and automation editors for more precise editing, a greatly enhanced MIDI resolution of 960 pulses per quarter note, and overdub and looper recording modes. There’s a whole new undo feature, which now offers a history list. You can perform undo and redo actions even while the DAW is running.
Price and compatibility
Steinberg Cubasis 3 is available from the App store for EUR 54.99. It is not a free upgrade for users of previous versions of Cubasis. However, in-app purchases transfer over from Cubasis 2. Cubasis 2 remains available and is now priced at EUR 26.99.
Cubasis 3 requires iOS 13 or newer and runs on iPads, iPhones and iPod touch. The app uses 1.2 GB of storage space.