v10.5.12 Steinberg Cubase Elements


Steinberg Cubase Elements
Steinberg Cubase Elements

Personal Music Production System

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.

Note: Additional USB-eLicenser required to use this product, if one is not already in use.

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.

Video Export Render Pro • Artist • Elements

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!

  • 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 the monophonic vocal line, without affecting the character and quality of the original recording.

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


 Cubase Pro 10.5Cubase Artist 10.5Cubase Elements 10.5
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.

What’s new in Cubase 10.0.40?

This maintenance update for the Pro, Artist and Elements versions of Cubase 10. As to be expected from a maintenance update like this, it fixes a few minor glitches in the application as well as providing an enhancement to several features. For a detailed description, please refer to the version history documentation.

View the full release notes

What’s new in Steinberg Cubase 10.0.20?

This is the latest maintenance update for all Cubase 10 versions. In addition to several fixes, 10.0.20 includes improvements for the color handling, the context menus, the hitpoint detection and other areas within Cubase 10. A number of plug-ins have been updated to include updated graphics for high-resolution displays… some of them even have had a complete re-design. Our tip: check out the updated ModMachine!

What’s new in Cubase 10.0.10?

This update improves the general stability and reliability of the application.

Window handling
The update addresses issues related to window handling, especially in context of using HiDPI-capable displays on Windows systems with multiple displays using different scaling settings in Windows.

The Workspaces feature now works more reliably on all platforms.

Please note that the layout and size of the MixConsole windows will be reset to default, no matter how they were saved in your project files before.

After adapting the MixConsole to your desired layout again and saving the project with this version, the layout will correctly be restored the next time you load this project.

When your Workspaces contain MixConsole windows, it is recommended to update them:

  • Recall affected Workspace
  • Adapt the MixConsole layout
  • Update the Workspace

Bug Fixes
Over 20 bug fixes.

Version History (PDF)

What’s new in Cubase 10?

  • VariAudio 3 – Ultimate control of your audio, with more creative tools and Smart Controls to speed up workflow.
  • MixConsole Snapshots – Instantly recall different project mixes and settings to quickly compare mixes and add mix notes.
  • Audio Alignment – Stack and match recordings quickly, easily synchronizing them to a reference track.
  • New Channel Strip – Channel strip overhaul offers better metering and functionality.
  • 32-bit integer and 64-bit audio – The Cubase audio engine delivers ultimate, no-compromise quality.
  • Easy side-chaining – Quickly and easily set up side-chaining to make space in mixes or create distinctive effects.
  • Groove Agent SE 5 – Many improvements and a new user interface enhance the best drum production tool.
  • 5 GB of high-quality sounds and loops – The included sound content is brought to you by six highly acclaimed producers.
  • AAF support – Exchange multimedia data with all the most commonly used applications.
  • Distroyer – Add everything from subtle analog warmth to searing heat for mixes and individual instruments.
  • Vintage Verbs for REVerence – Better management, smoother workflow and 20 new impulse responses bring REVerence greatness to your projects.
  • Latency Monitor – Know exactly where — and how much — latency is occurring, quickly and easily.
  • Full support for high-resolution displays – Enjoy high-definition quality under current macOS (limited support for Windows 10).
  • Effects in the Media Rack – Radical improvement of plug-ins workflow, with drag-and-drop functionality and improved display.
  • MPE support – Easy and convenient setup of MPE controllers.
  • Improved editing to picture – Enhanced tools for video soundtrack production.
  • Steinberg Virtual Reality – VR production suite adds a suite of professional yet intuitive virtual reality audio production tools.
  • ARA support – Forthcoming support for extended communications between ARA plug-ins and Cubase.
  • Even more – Experience a wide range of usability, performance and quality improvements.

Cubase v9.5.30

We have just released the Cubase 9.5.30 maintenance update for the Pro, Artist, Elements, AI, and LE editions. It’s a maintenance update so one can obviously expect issues to have been resolved; then again, there weren’t many so you probably won’t even have noticed them in the first place. Alongside the fixes, this update also includes enhancements to Direct Offline Processing and other features. For detailed information, please refer to the corresponding version history on the download page.

Cubase v9.5.20

This update provides fixes and improvements throughout several areas of the application.

Version History (PDF)


BOOM! Another maintenance update touches down for your convenience. Cubase 9.5.40 now offers 64-bit float and 32-bit integer bit depth recording and format export as well as including many enhancements to automation, the MixConsole, the MediaBay, and other audio and MIDI tools and capabilities.

Please note that there’s also an update for the Video Decoder for Avid DNxHD to import and playback Avid DNxHD videos in Cubase 9.5.40. The download is available to registered users only.

Cubase v9.0.10

Improvements & issues resolved

Chord Track:

  • Fixed an issue where dragging Chord Event across a Divided Track List resulted in a misaligned event.
  • Fixed an issue where “Follow Chord Track” was not working correctly.
  • Fixed an issue regarding wrong note colors when using “Chord Track” for event colors.


  • Fixed an issue where the Quantize Panel did not correctly display the Crossfade section for multi-track usage (via Folder Group Editing).

Input Transformer:

  • Fixed an issue where certain setups of the Input Transformer could crash the application.


  • Fixed an issue where pinned Inspector sections were all closed after loading a project.

Logical Editor:

  • Fixed a potential crash issue.
  • Fixed an issue where Filter Target “Note is equal to” was stuck on “C”.


  • Fixed an issue where using the Search field on the MediaBay could crash the application.

MIDI Editors:

  • Fixed an issue where Show/Hide Controller Lanes did not work when Lanes were removed manually beforehand.
  • Fixed an issue where resizing the Controller Lane area within the Inplace Editor could crash the application.
  • Fixed an issue where note names were displayed with inconsistent enharmonics (e.g. Bb instead of A#).

MIDI Plug-ins:

  • Fixed an issue where MicroTuner settings were not applied after reloading a project.

MusicXML Export:

  • Improved the compatibility of the number attribute for slurs (for import into Dorico).
  • Improved the compatibility in regard to the encoding of tuplets (for import into Dorico).


  • Fixed a performance issue when “Auto Select under Cursor” options was activated.


  • Fixed an issue where VST 3 plug-ins with special characters could not be used.
  • Fixed an issue where StudioEQ presets were missing in Cubase Elements.
  • Fixed an issue where panning could be wrong with REVerence.
  • Fixed an issue where side split LP/HP bands did not properly change type in Frequency.
  • Fixed an issue where the Maximizer output level was not consistent with the readings from the MixConsole metering.

Project Window:

  • Fixed an issue where “Open in separate Window” in MIDI Editors was not possible after working in the Controller Lane area.
  • Fixed an issue where the Overview Line was missing in Cubase LE, AI and Elements.
  • Fixed an issue where new recorded MIDI Parts were not displayed in open Editor tab in the Lower Zone.


  • Fixed an issue where remote control devices (e.g. NI Komplete Kontrol) could not follow the parameter mapping correctly while navigating through the track list.

Sampler Track:

  • Fixed an issue where Sample Start/End markers were not correctly set after dragging a resized audio event into the Sampler Control tab.
  • Fixed an issue where re-opening the Sampler Control tab showed no content.
  • Fixed an issue where the root key color indication on the keyboard display was incorrect.
  • Fixed an issue where “Remove unused Media” in the Pool was not working correctly for audio files referenced by the Sampler Track.
  • Fixed an issue where no content was displayed in a Sampler Control tab after re-opening the Lower Zone.
  • Fixed an issue where creating a sampler track from an MP3 file in the MediaBay crashed the application.

Steinberg Hardware:

  • Fixed an issue where closing the Audio Hardware Setup window (e.g. for UR hardware) could lead to an application which could be no longer operated.

Steinberg Help:

  • Fixed an issue where the F1 key did not open the Cubase Help referring to steinberg.help.

System Link:

  • Fixed an issue where the cursor position was not synchronized while scrubbing with the mouse.
  • Fixed a synchronization issue using a jog wheel followed by Fast Rewind / Fast Forward commands.


  • Fixed an issue where TrackVersions on Signature Tracks could crash the application.


  • Fixed an issue that stops the recording when changing the Metronome volume.
  • Fixed an issue where no values for all sorts of Transport control related items could be entered by key command if both Transport Panel and Transport Zone were closed.