Cubase 7.0.3 / Cubase Artist 7.0.3 announcement

Dear Cubase 7 and Cubase Artist 7 users,

We are happy to announce the upcoming 7.0.3 maintenance update for Cubase 7 and Cubase Artist 7!



  • • The Functions menu in the MixConsole now offers an entry to toggle “Constrain Delay Compensation” on/off
    • The Channel Configuration in the Channel Edit window is now readable in the window title bar.
    • Channels locked to the left or right zone are now separated with a small gap between the un-locked channels.
    • The scrolling behavior for multiple linked MixConsoles has been improved.
    • It is now possible again to set “Sync Selection in Project Window and MIxConsole” in the Preferences under Project & MixConsole.
    • For each MixConsole window it is now possible to toggle “Scroll to selected Channel” individually from the Functions menu.
    • The visual indication of “Bypass” and “Disabled” has been improved for Channel Strip modules and the Equalizer.
    • The visual indication of “PRE” or “POST” of MixConsole Sends has been improved.
    • Underneath the name label of each channel the channel width will be displayed (if MixConsole contains channels with different channel widths).

Steinberg Hub

  • Entries clicked in the left field of the Steinberg Hub will be opened with the default browser as currently specified on the user’s system.

Score Editor

  • When selecting a symbol in the symbol inspector the layer is automatically changed to an appropriate layer and the user is informed about this.

Plug-in Information Window

  • The “Update Plug-in Information” function can be cancelled now.

Default colors for track types

  • It is now possible to define default colors for various track types in the Preferences (Appearance: Colors).


  • In the Save Preset window the last used location to save a preset is now remembered.

EuCon Adapter improvements

  • • The EuCon Adapter has been updated to version
    • On EuCon the MixConsole Racks now open automatically when corresponding sections are chosen on the surface.
    • On EuCon the Lo / Hi Cut filters of MixConsole are accessible via the “INPUT” knobset.
    • On EuCon the Channel EQ of MixConsole and its parameters are now accessible via the Channel Strip modules / knobset.
    • On EuCon all relevant Appsets have been updated to enable the operation of Mixer Agents.

VST Connect SE

  • The VST Connect SE documentation has been overhauled, updated and localized into six languages.

Issues resolved:*


  • • Audio Statistic and Spectrum windows now work properly in always-on-top mode.
    • The metronome click no longer goes out of sync when changing the tempo on the fly in cycle mode.
    • Entering text into Notepad now works as expected.
    • Using the “Divide track list” function no longer renders the application unreliable.
    • Track Coloring scheme now works as expected when the track gets created automatically for example by dragging audio onto it.
    • Auto Track Coloring now works properly when adding a track.
    • Backup project now also works properly when the Project has missing files.


  • • Enabling Constrain Delay Compensation no longer bypasses every insert effect after saving/reloading the Project.
    • If ASIO-Guard is enabled, inserting a plug-in no longer leads to out of sync audio playback.
    • Application now accepts AIFF files larger than 2 GB.
    • The drawn waveform in the Sample Editor is no longer out of sync with the audio sample data.
    • The Elastique Algorithm setting is now saved and restored properly with the Project.
    • Freezing a track, which contains audio events in MXF or FLAC formats, no longer leads to disk overloads.
    • Dissolve parts-function now works correctly on audio parts even if the part contains a crossfade that is outside the part.
    • Project audio files are now opened correctly even if the original file path has changed, e.g. when opened on a different computer. Backing up the project now also works correctly.
    • When tagging WAV files in the MediaBay all chunks are written correctly to the WAV file now.


  • • Solo in Key Editor now works properly when “Follow Chord Track” is enabled for the track.
    • Editing in the Key Editors controller lane with the pencil tool now works as expected.
    • When changing note-velocity or pitch in the Key Editor’s infoline, the acoustic feedback now works properly.
    • Switching between parts in the Key Editor no longer leads to any graphical refresh issues in the controller lanes.
    • Several issues with the MIDI Device Setup have been resolved.
    • The delete doubles command no longer fails under specific circumstances.
    • Adding a position line to Logical Editor no longer renders the application unresponsive.


  • • Opening a MIDI Part in the Score Editor no longer potentially renders the application unresponsive.
    • Removing pre-populated buttons in the Favorites Tab of the Score Editor no longer renders the application unreliable.
    • The signature display in Score Editor is now always in sync with the signature and tempo track and updates properly.
    • Importing block text from an RTF file is now working correctly.
    • Moving a Rehearsal symbol with the mouse is now visualized in real time.
    • Inserting Lyrics into the Score Editor no longer renders the application unresponsive.


  • • Scrolling in MixConsole via Cursor Keys no longer leads to redraw issues.
    • The Master Output channel will no longer disappear under certain circumstances.
    • MixConsole no longer opens with erratic size ranges.
    • MixConsole now restores the channel width correctly at all times.
    • The minimum zoom level of MixConsole no longer increases width instead of decreasing.
    • The size of the Channel Settings windows is now saved properly with the Project.
    • When using User Panels, the value cell in horizontal faders are no longer invisible.
    • The size of the rack view no longer increases each time MixConsole is closed and reopened.
    • The name of tracks and plug-ins are no longer hard truncated but sensibly shortened.
    • When MixConsole is in full-screen mode and always-on-top is enabled, the fader section no longer resizes incorrectly.
    • MixConsole no longer shows various redraw issues.
    • Changing the high shelf band to parametric filter no longer shows a Q of 0.0 when 1.0 is set.
    • The controls of the channel strip modules now correctly change values counterclockwise when using circular movement.
    • Setting the MIDI channel for quick-linked channels now works correctly.
    • When loading VMX channel state files, the Volume level is read correctly now.
    • Switching workspaces no longer deselects the current channel.
    • When loading a project the bypass states of inserted plug-ins are properly restored now.
    • Using a key command for “Move to pre-fader” option of the sends in MixConsole now works correctly.
    • Saving a VSTi output channel as a Track Preset and then adding a new audio track from this Preset no longer leads to unexpected results.
    • Scroll to selected channel now works properly when the mixer window is closed.
    • Saving a second MixConsole configuration and switching back to first configuration while Set up Window Layout is opened no longer renders the application unreliable.
    • Fine adjusting the panner movement by pressing Shift now works correctly.
    • The on/off button in the Pre section now works correctly.


  • • VST 3 plug-in parameter automation data is no longer reversed for specific plug-ins.
    • The gain setting of external effects now follows +12 dB fader setting properly.
    • An open REVerence plug-in window no longer renders the application unreliable.
    • The Pre / Post FX menu in VST Amp Rack now works properly.
    • Available plug-in presets are no longer missing for certain plug-ins (such as Compressor).
    • Selecting Presets for the MIDI Insert Quantize plug-in now works as expected.
    • The Chorder MIDI plug-in no longer transposes chords one octave down by accident.
    • The External FX plug-in now measures the I/O latency correctly.
    • The External FX connections are no longer lost when an output preset is selected in VST Connections.
    • The MonoToStereo plug-in no longer plays a small audio snippet from the start of the waveform regardless of the song position.
    • Inserting the VST Connect SE Cue Mix plug-in into Control Room Cue 1-4 no longer leads to an unresponsive state when closing the application.
    • Saving and restoring a GEQ-10 and GEQ-30 Preset that uses a different EQ-type other than True Response now works properly.


  • • VIDEO: Video Offset now works reliable. Please check the Video Offset (ms) value in Device Setup “Video Player” for Projects created in previously versions.
    • TRANSPORT: The “BAR” digit is no longer truncated for pre and post-roll when operating system is set to Japanese language.
    • REMOTE: Remote Controls no longer show channels which are hidden in MixConsole.
    • HARDWARE: UR & MR Series: When saving a REV-X / Channel Strip Preset, it will now show up properly in MediaBay.

_ Please note that this list applies to Cubase 7 and not every entry may apply to Cubase Artist 7._*

The 7.0.3 Update will be available from March 27, 2013 on as a free download.

Thanks for choosing Cubase!

Helge Vogt
Product Marketing Manager Cubase
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

thank you very much , good work steiny , thanks helge that is one mother of an update :wink:

Any improvement in Variaudio (R-6948)?

Thanks !!! You are the BEST :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

Thanks Helge! Lots of great news!

Is there any chance the issue of MCU protocol dealing with hidden channels was addressed and just overlooked by your announcement:) :confused:

Thanks Helge and to everyone’s hard work…! Very impressive update. :smiley:

PLEASE, PLEASE, make this one the Trial version for download…? Can it be done…? Lots and lots of good stuff in this…! :slight_smile:


• REMOTE: Remote Controls no longer show channels which are hidden in MixConsole.

Hopefully I can start to use Cubase 7 after this update :slight_smile:

Great News !!! Thanks a lot

This update looks really promising!

You should be able to update the trial version with the patch.

Oh yeah,the steinberg team rock.
Thanks for this quick update,it’s time to get working on cubase 7 for good now.
excellent… :wink:

I don’t know how I missed that! Thanks!!!

This is a very big and important update, and i believe the fastest update ever :slight_smile:

Woah! That is some list!

7.02 working well on my setup, but looking forward to meeting 7.03.

Great communication,


I’ve not previously known this to be the case, so, great news - thanks for that…!

This is great news about the remote controls showing hidden channels. Can you confirm though that the mackie control function keys now also operate correctly - I.e. select different mixer presets? It would breakup workflow a bit if not.


Thanks! Great update, fixes lots of stuff… but still a crap load of issues exist, so keep 'em coming. :nerd:

:open_mouth: That’s a massive list of fixes :stuck_out_tongue:

Wow thank you! That sounds amazing!!
• REMOTE: Remote Controls no longer show channels which are hidden in MixConsole. :smiley::D:D
does the fader groups buttons work properly on a MCU now?
Also is it possible to assign a key command on the “search track” button? that would be a huge workflow enhancement for me!!