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What’s New in Steinberg Cubase Pro 9
Hollin Jones on Wed, December 7th | 0 comments
Steinberg has unexpectedly revealed the key new features of Cubase Pro 9 in a video on a holding page of its website that would normally ony tease that “something new was coming”.

The six-minute video hosted by Andrew Schravemade goes into surprising detail on what users can expect from the new version of the DAW, which is now available. 

 

 

 

New Cubase 9 Features Include :

  • A new Transport Panel is docked at the base of the Project window rather than floating, meaning one less window to juggle and helping workflow. 
  • In a similar vein, there’s the option to use a new “Lower Zone” view, which incorporates MixConsole into the main project window, and it can be dynamically resized.  
  • Other windows can be shown in the Lower Zone too, like the MIDI or audio editors. 
  • A brand new Sampler Track type lets you drag audio from a project into the track and play it from your MIDI keyboard, basically creating a playable sampled instrument in just seconds. You can also transfer samples directly into other Steinberg instruments. 
  • You can now sidechain into some of Steinberg’s VST3 instruments
  • MixConsole now gets a History function, letting you jump back to any stage of a mix and undo or redo any of the actions you have taken. 
  • A new 8-band Frequency EQ modules is available, with M/S and Linear Phase support, a piano roll for selecting frequencies and a highly customisable display. 
  • Additional features like updated VST Connect services, revamped and expanded loops and grooves, better plug-in management, updated plugin interfaces, multiple Marker Tracks and more. 
Cubase Pro 9's Sampler Track

Cubase Pro 9's Sampler Track interface.

There’s no information on pricing yet but it’s very likely to be a relatively modest upgrade fee for users of Cubase Pro 8.5, increasing depending on the age of your current Cubase version. Grace period free upgrades are usually available from Steinberg as well. A release date isn’t known but expect it to be imminent if the site is currently being updated. 

EDIT: Pricing and full details are now available! SEE BELOW

Availability and Pricing

The Cubase Pro 9, Cubase Artist 9 and Cubase Elements 9 full retail versions are available from resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop from December 7, 2016. Product availability may vary depending on reseller. The suggested retail price for Cubase Pro 9 is 579 euros, including German VAT. The suggested retail price for Cubase Artist 9 is 329 euros, including German VAT. The suggested retail price for Cubase Elements 9 is 99.99 euros, including German VAT.

Various downloadable updates and upgrades are also available through the Steinberg Online Shop.

Customers who have activated Cubase Pro 8.5 and Cubase Artist 8.5 since October 26, 2016, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to the latest versions, respectively.

Key features of Cubase Pro 9

  • Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine with up to 192 kHz, 5.1 surround, flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation 
  • Unlimited audio, instrument and MIDI tracks and up to 256 physical inputs and outputs
  • MixConsole for pro mixing desk experience and integrated high-end channel strip, VCA faders, Loudness Meter, Wave Meters
  • Complete suite of over 90 high-end audio and MIDI VST effect processors, including Quadrafuzz v2, VST Amp Rack and VST Bass Amp guitar and bass tone suites, REVerence convolution reverb, Frequency 8-band EQ and many more
  • Comprehensive set of 8 outstanding instruments with over 3,000 sounds, including HALion Sonic SE 2, Groove Agent SE 4, Padshop, Retrologue 2 and LoopMash 2
  • Intelligent compositional tools like Chord Track, Chord Pads and advanced Chord Assistant for creative and playful composing of harmonic progressions and advanced voicings
  • VariAudio for MIDI-style note editing of monophonic audio tracks, automatic voicing harmonization and auto-tuning effects
  • Full VST Expression 2 with Note Expression, VST Dynamics and Expression Maps for fully integrated workflows with musical articulations, dynamics and controller values
  • Perfect integration of external hardware effect devices and instruments, such as synthesizers or signal processors, into the sequencer signal flow
  • VST Connect SE and VST Transit cloud collaboration services

Key features of Cubase Artist 9

  • Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine with up to 192 kHz, flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation
  • Simultaneous playback of 64 audio tracks, 128 MIDI tracks and up to 32 physical inputs and outputs
  • MixConsole for pro mixing desk experience and integrated high-end channel strip with dynamics and EQ
  • Comprehensive set of 8 outstanding instruments with over 2,600 sounds, including HALion Sonic SE 2, Groove Agent SE 4, Padshop, Retrologue 2 and LoopMash 2
  • Suite of over 70 high-end audio and MIDI VST effect processors, including Pitch Correct for vocal editing, VST Amp Rack and VST Bass Amp guitar and bass tone suites, Quadrafuzz v2 and many more!
  • Intelligent compositional tools like Chord Track and Chord Pads for creative and playful composing of harmonic progressions and advanced voicings 
  • Thousands of MIDI construction kits, audio loops and samples as building blocks to create sketches, play-alongs or even full songs with just a few clicks
  • Lightning-fast multi-take comping with the dedicated lane tracks and the click-and-drag comp tool for conjuring the perfect recording TrackVersions for playlists-like editing and render-in-place for easily bouncing MIDI and audio parts
  • Streamlined music notation and score editing feature set

Key features of Cubase Elements 9

  • Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine, flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation
  • Simultaneous playback of 48 audio tracks, 64 MIDI tracks and up to 24 physical inputs and outputs
  • MixConsole for pro mixing desk experience and integrated high-end channel strip with dynamics and EQ
  • 3 outstanding virtual instruments comprising the HALion Sonic SE 2 workstation, Groove Agent SE 4 drum machine and Prologue synthesizer 
  • Over 40 audio effect processors, including high-end VST Dynamics, Pitch Correct for vocal intonation correction and the VST Amp Rack guitar tone suite
  • Powerful sample editor covering all common editing tasks and providing creative freedom while editing audio
  • Chord Track and Chord Pads for playfully and creatively composing with chords
  • Comprehensive content library with thousands of instrument sounds, MIDI construction loops and audio samples
  • Basic score editing features for music notation and composition
  • Full upward compatibility with Cubase Pro and Cubase Artist for seamless upgrading to the next level 

Web: https://www.steinberg.net

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Watch our complete Cubase 9 "What's New" Video Course here

 

 

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