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Steinberg Cubase Artist
Steinberg Cubase Artist

The DAW that puts creativity first

Cubase is one of the most powerful music creation software packages in the world. With its unrivaled range of flexible tools, you can create any kind of music quickly and intuitively. It comes packed with a wide range of virtual instruments, effects and thousands of sounds. Whether you’re a professional composer or a music production beginner, Cubase provides you with everything you need for turning your ideas into music.

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Highlights: Steinberg Cubase 10.5

Cubase 10.5 follows up the highly anticipated landmark release with many significant improvements, additional inspiring tools, and major workflow refinements. Whether you are looking for creative inspiration or new ways to speed up your professional workflow, the new features in Cubase 10.5 specifically cater to your needs.

Spectral Comparison EQ Pro version

Cleaning up frequencies to create room for each instrument is the key to a good mix. Identify where the action is needed with the new Spectral Comparison mode in the Channel EQ. Just route a second signal from any track into the EQ and compare the spectral curves within the EQ display. Toggle between the EQ controls of the source and comparison channel and adjust the mix without losing focus on what you’re doing.

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Scoring to picture is one of the many strengths of Cubase. You can now export videos (including audio) for your clients and collaborators directly from within the DAW. The new video export feature lets your render videos as MP4 with H.264 video compression and 16-bit stereo audio in 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. Export the whole video or just footage within the locator range, adding the timecode to the video export for the next production process.


MultiTap Delay Pro • Artist

Providing the rhythm for your echo, the new MultiTap Delay is made for musicians, with all the inspirational creative options that you need. Up to eight taps per delay loop can conveniently be created and edited. You can add effects with a simple click to the complete output, just the delay loops or even each individual tap, while different character presets deliver the sound of clean digital delays or classic vintage echo units.

Padshop 2 Pro • Artist

Steinberg’s highly acclaimed granular synthesizer Padshop 2 comes with great improvements and even more creative tools. At its heart, the new spectral oscillator opens the door to unheard soundscapes and lets you turn your own samples into fascinating sonic sculptures. Add motion to your sounds with the new arpeggiator section and use the effects section to add the finishing shine. Get inspired by the 100 new presets. Create your own unique sounds right away.

Colorized Mixer Channels Pro • Artist

Maintaining a clear overview while your project is growing is essential for a fast and easy workflow. With the new option to colorize complete channels in the MixConsole with track colors, you will be able to focus on the mix by intuitively finding the channels you are looking for. Even if you are sitting several meters away from the screen, there is no longer a danger of getting lost in your mix!

Import Tracks From Projects Pro

Exchanging data between projects or creating new project templates is now vastly easier with the new track import functionality. Import multiple track types from other projects, such as Group, FX or Folder Tracks. Then, select the track attributes you want to import. Setting up the same drum mix for multiple projects? Cubase has you covered. Ultimately, with a simple click, the Auto Map function even matches the imported tracks to existing tracks with the same name.

Retrospective MIDI Record Pro • Artist • Elements

Do you always deliver your best performances when not recording? The completely revised MIDI Retrospective Recording feature can help you to bring your A-game to every project. Cubase tracks your MIDI input — even when you are not recording — and brings back your chords and melodies as a stacked cycle or a continuous performance with just a click. Even better,  capture your performance on multiple tracks. In a word, no more worries, Cubase has your back.

Combined Select Tools

The new Combined Select Tools mode speeds up your editing workflow by combining the two most frequently used tools in one powerful feature. Activate the new tool mode and the selection tools for both objects and ranges can be used at the same time, without the need to change tools. You are a professional, and therefore, your time is critical. With this in mind, the Combined Select Tools mode will be your new best friend!

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Create. Produce. Mix Repeat.
Cubase is one of the most powerful music creation software packages in the world. With its unrivaled range of flexible tools, you can create any kind of music quickly and intuitively. It comes packed with a wide range of virtual instruments, effects and thousands of sounds. Whether you’re a professional composer or a music production beginner, Cubase provides you with everything you need for turning your ideas into music.

  • The reference standard for music production software
  • Produce tracks from start to finish
  • Suitable for all genres, levels, and budgets
  • Fast, flexible and intuitive workflows

What you can do with Cubase

Find the right chords, arrange your songs and produce sheet music for others to play


Create musical sequences of your virtual instruments, keyboards and audio recordings.


Beat Making
Produce beats and build tracks quickly and easily.


Record any instrument or vocals, ensembles or soloists and produce the perfect take.


Audio Editing
Effortlessly make the timing and pitch of your recordings perfect.


Mix multi-tack projects ina professional and intuitive mixing environment.


10 fantastic features that you need to know

Audio Alignment
The Audio Alignment tool lets you synchronize stacked vocal and other recordings in no time, easily matching multiple tracks to a designated reference track.

Channel Strip
The Channel Strip modules deliver the classic, professional mixing console sound that let you turn your songs into pleasing, radio-friendly productions.

Chord Pads
Chord Pads are a great way to creatively compose with chords, jamming with them in real time, remotely controlling multiple parameters to change them on the fly.

Produce the perfect take with the lane track concept, which allows for lightning-fast multi-take comping.

Control Room
The powerful Control Room seamlessly integrates performer mixes and monitoring setups into your recording and mixing workflows.

Drum Editor
The Drum Editor is an intuitive and powerful tool for beats and groove, with a plethora of features to create the perfect rhythm for any production.

MixConsole History
MixConsole History records every challenge make in the MixConsole, allowing mixer undo/redo and for you to choose which mix suits your project best.

Retrologue 2
Featuring a straightforward interface, Retrologue 2 pays homage to and also adds a modern twist to the warm, vintage sound of classic analog synthesizers.

Sampler Track
The Sampler Track is a fast and enjoyable way to great inspiration.  Import any audio to create a Sampler Track, play the sample chromatically, manipulate it and have fun experimenting.

VariAudio provides MIDI-style noted editing for improving and changing monophonic vocal line, without affecting the character and quality of the original recording.

What is new in Cubase 10

Cubase 10 delivers many impressive new features in a remarkably powerful software package. It includes many new tools to enhance your creativity and speed your workflow. There is also a new, modern user interface and enhanced audio quality. Cubase 10 makes music production more inspiring, intuitive and flexible than ever before.

Channel Strip revised

The channel strip is the most important element in the mixing workflow of many producers and engineers. The completely redesigned Channel Strip in Cubase 10 significantly extends the functionality and usability of its modules. New metering elements offer direct visual feedback for each of the modules, with detail views for the compressors allowing further tweaking with additional controls.

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Groove Agent SE 5

Groove Agent SE 5 introduces an all-new user experience, gigabytes of new sounds and inspired workflow improvements. With a fully resizable interface, an acoustic drum kit christened appropriately The Kit, 20 new Beat Agent kits for electronic productions, one-click routing setup, Pad presets, in-kit preview in the new content browser and much more, Groove Agent SE 5 has many new features for you to explore.

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Inspiring sounds and great-sounding loops

Cubase 10 comes with 5 GB of fresh sounds and loops, exclusively produced by some of the most acclaimed producers in their genres. Berlin-based Florian Meindl has produced the deep, grooving Analog Techno library with his modular synthesizer setup. The Beat Butcha, whose production credits include Jay-Z, Beyonce, Mobb Deep and many others, has recorded The Hip Hop Vault with great-sounding drums and unique loops. Soul Assembly is a collection from Soul Surplus, with a vibe perfect for the foundations of new creations. Drum and bass duo Rawtekk have produced Raw Ambience, a highly aesthetic sound library perfect for electronica, ambience and dubstep. Produced by Nashville-based producer Allen Morgan, the Blockbuster library is the perfect inspiration for electronic music film trailers. Mystic Spaces is a collection of extraordinary experimental sounds produced by musician, sound designer and instrument builder Ferdinand Försch.

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MPE supports multidimensional controllers

MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) is now officially supported in Cubase 10. The most common MPE controllers are automatically detected and set up, with convenient assignment to any kind of instrument parameter. Libraries of exclusively designed MPE-ready presets for Retrologue and Padshop are included.

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Support for 32-Bit integer and 64-bit float audio formats

When it comes to the precision, quality and authnticity of your recordings, compromise should never be an option.  With Cubase you never have to, as it now supports recording, importing, exporting and converting audio files with bit depths of 32-bit integer and 64-bit float.  The Cubase audio engine has a long reputation for high quality and, with Cubase 10, it leaps forward again.

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Side-chaining just got easier!

Whether it is for creating the well-known bass “pumping effect”, to make space for the kick drum in your mix or other sonic effects, side-chaining is one of the most popular techniques in contemporary music production.  The new simplified side-chain setup lets you create the desired routing with just a few clicks.  Activate side-chaining in your FX plug-in, select the source from the track list and you are ready to go.

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New Distroyer Processor

Whether it’s subtle analog warmth across your mix or searing heat for you kick drums, the asymmetric distortion of Distroyer adds extra body, character and harmonics.  A wide range of music producers will find many great uses for this new non-linear distortion in their effects chains.

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Latency Monitor

Whether you are monitoring your recording or sending a cue mix to musicians, low latency is crucial for a great performance.  The MixConsole’s new Latency Monitor section gives you full control by making the sum of the latencies and the individual latency of each plug-in within the effect chain visibile.

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HiDPI support for high resolution

Cubase 10’s user interface now supports high-resolution displays.  While HiDPI is fully supported on current macOS computers, support for Windows 10 is limited and deactivated by default.  Please read our Knowledge Base article for further details.

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Effects in the Media Rack

Working with plug-ins has been radically improved in Cubase 10, allowing you to assign effects plug-ins to a track by dragging them directly from the Media Rack, or dragging a VST instrument plug-in directly into the project to create instrument tracks.  All plug-ins are now displayed as tiles representing the respective user interface.  Third-party plug-in tiles can easily be created with just a click on the plug-in header.

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Redesigned plug-ins for more creative output

Many Cubase plug-ins are back with a new look, boasting a modern user interface that makes them easier to use and hence improved the overall workflow.

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Usability, performance and quality improvements

Cubase 10 is packed with many improvements in different areas.  Contectual menus for evenets have been stramlined to improve workflow and user expereince.  Adding tracks, setting up routing and adding multiple track at once is now easier than ever.  Direct Offline Processing now supports effects chain presets.  Performance on systems with more than 14 cores has been significantly improved.  The algorithm of the Hitpoint detection feature has been improved, offering enhanced results.  Resampling quality has been improved to deliver the best possible audio quality.

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Compare The Versions of Cubase

All versions of Cubase share the same pristine sound quality and ease of use that make Cubase one of the world’s most popular recording and production solutions. Depending on the size and complexity of your projects, your feature requirements, and budget, you can choose the Cubase version that fits you best. If you find that you need more facilities, of course, you can upgrade.

 Cubase Pro 10.5
Cubase Artist 10.5Cubase Elements 10.5
Audio engine
64 bit64 bit64 bit
Audio resolution192 kHz192 kHz192 kHz
MIDI tracksunlimited12864
Audio tracksunlimited6448
VST Instrument tracks
VST Instruments
Instrument sounds
> 3000
> 2600
> 1000
VST audio effect plug-ins
VST MIDI effect plug-ins18180
Physical inputs & outputs2563224
Audiochannel insert slots16168
Group channels
FX send and return channelsS:8 - R:64S:8 - R:64S:8 - R:8
Rack instruments
MIDI plug-in insert slots & sends440

 Cubase Pro 10.5Cubase Artist 10.5Cubase Elements 10.5
Channel Strip 2AdvancedAdvancedBasic
Chord Pads


Groove Agent SE 5

Sampler Track

Sampler Track


VariAudio 3

Control Room

Project Logical Editor

 Cubase Pro 10.5Cubase Artist 10.5Cubase Elements 10.5
Colorized Mixer Channels

Latency Monitor




HiDPI support

Track Icons

Safe Start Mode

Disabling Tracks

Softube Console 1 support

VST System Link

Combined Select Tools

WaveLab file exchange


Import Tracks from Projects

Project Logical Editor

Project Browser

Track Archives

ARA 2 support

AAF support

OMF support


 Cubase Pro 10.5Cubase Pro 10.5Cubase Elements 10.5
Chord Pads

Chord Track

Chord Assistant - Circle of 5ths

Score EditorAdvancedBasicBasic
Hermode tuning

Arranger Track

Tempo Track

Signature Track


Global Transpose Track

Note Expression

Chord Assistant - Proximity Mode

Expression Maps

MusicXML import & export

Time Warp

 Cubase Pro 10.5
Cubase Artist 10.5
Cubase Elements 10.5
Audio Pre-Record
MIDI Retrospective Record
Punch In & Punch Out
Pre-Roll & Post-Roll
Marker Track1011
Control Room

Steinberg Cubase 10.5 Comparison - Sequencing

 Cubase Pro 10.5Cubase Artist 10.5Cubase Elements 10.5
Key Editor
Drum Editor
Drum Maps
Track Quick Controls
Chord Editor
Chord Editing Section
List Editor
In-Place Editor
MPE Support
Tempo Detection Panel
Logical Editor

 Cubase Pro 10.5Cubase Artist 10.5Cubase Elements 10.5
Audio Parts

Hitpoint Detection

Sample Editor

Time Stretch

Group/Ungroup & Lock/Unlock

Render in-place

Audio Warp Quantize

VariAudio 3

Audio Alignment

Direct Offline Processing

Group Editing

 Cubase Pro 10.5Cubase Artist 10.5Cubase Elements 10.5
Channel Strip 2AdvancedAdvancedBasic
Simultaneous mixer views311
Full-screen MixConsole

Ultra-precise automation curves

A/B Comparison

Track visibility management

Spectral Comparison EQ


MixConsole History

Automation Virgin Territories

MixConsole Snapshots

Control Room incl. Cue Sends

Direct Routing

Loudness Meter

Link Groups

Listen Mode

Multi-channel true peak master meter

Stereo Combined Panner

VCA Faders

Wave Meters

 Cubase Pro 10.5Cubase Artist 10.5Cubase Elements 10.5
HALion Sonic SE 3

Groove Agent SE 5


Retrologue 2

Padshop 2



LoopMash 2.0

Trip for HALion Sonic SE

Flux for HALion Sonic SE

 Cubase Pro 10.5Cubase Artist 10.5Cubase Elements 10.5

Standard Channel EQ

Studio EQ

GEQ 10

Frequency EQ

GEQ 30

Voxengo CurveEQ

VST Dynamics


Brickwall Limiter

Envelope Shaper



Tube Compressor

Vintage Compressor

Midi Gate

De Esser


Multiband Compressor

Multiband Envelope Shaper

Multiband Expander

Roomworks SE




Mono Delay

Ping Pong Delay

Stereo Delay

MultiTap Delay

Mod Machine

Amp Simulator

Bit Crusher

Da Tube



VST Amp Rack

Channel Tape Saturation

Channel Tube Saturation

Quadrafuzz 2

Magneto 2

VST Bass Amp Rack


Soft Clipper


Ring Modulator

Auto Pan









LoopMash FX


Studio Chorus

Dual Filter

Tone Booster

Wah Wah

Step Filter

Morph Filter


Pitch Correct

Mono to Stereo

Stereo Enhancer





Mixer Delay


SMPTE Generator

Surround Panner

Test Generator

 Cubase Pro 10.5Cubase Artist 10.5Cubase Elements 10.5
Beat Designer

Arpache 5

Arpache SX

Auto LFO


Compressor (MIDI)

Context Gate


Midi Control


MIDI Modifiers

MIDI Monitor

Micro Tuner

Note To CC


Step Designer

Track Control


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VST Transit

VST Connect SE 4

 Cubase Pro 10.5Cubase Artist 10.5Cubase Elements 10.5
Video Import
Video Player
Extract Audio from Video
Video Export Render
VR production suite
Video Follows Edit Mode

 Cubase Pro 10.5
Cubase Artist 10.5
Cubase Elements 10.5
Operating systems (Windows)
64-bit Windows 10 Version 1903, 64-bit Windows 10 Version 180964-bit Windows 10 Version 1903, 64-bit Windows 10 Version 1809
64-bit Windows 10 Version 1903, 64-bit Windows 10 Version 1809
Operating systems (Mac)macOS Mojave
macOS Mojave
macOS Mojave
CPU minimum Intel Core i series or AMD Ryzen multi-core
Intel Core i series or AMD Ryzen multi-core
Intel Core i series or AMD Ryzen multi-core
CPU recommended
Intel i5 or faster
Intel i5 or faster
Intel i5 or faster
RAM minimum
4 GB4 GB4 GB
RAM recommended
8 GB
8 GB
8 GB
Hard disk free space
30 GB
30 GB
20 GB
Display resolution minimum1440 x 9001440 x 9001440 x 900
Display resolution recommended1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
GraphicsGraphics card with DirectX 10 and WDDM 1.1 support (Windows only)Graphics card with DirectX 10 and WDDM 1.1 support (Windows only)Graphics card with DirectX 10 and WDDM 1.1 support (Windows only)
PortUSB Type-A for USB-eLicenser
USB Type-A for USB-eLicenser
OS compatible audio hardware
Internet connection forinstaller download, license activation, account sign up and product registration
installer download, license activation, account sign up and product registration
installer download, license activation, account sign up and product registration
NotesThis software version does not support 32-bit plug-ins.This software version does not support 32-bit plug-ins.This software version does not support 32-bit plug-ins.

Cubase 10.5.12

This hotfix update is for Cubase 10.5 on both Windows and macOS. Cubase 10.5.12 fixes a performance issue caused by ASIO overloads. We’re happy to say that this update resolves the issues.