Cubase 7.0.4 / Cubase Artist 7.0.4 Update available

Dear Cubase 7 and Cubase Artist 7 users,

We are happy to announce the availability of the Cubase 7.0.4 and Cubase Artist 7.0.4 maintenance update! Both Updates are a free download, went through our full QA cycle and are fully supported.



  • • Visibility improvements
    • Exclusive mode for channel strip modules
    • New loudness meter options

Chord Track

  • • PitchCorrect Chord Track integration
    • Improved Make Chords function
    • Text Input for Chords
    • Chord Track preference “Hide muted Notes in Editors”


  • • New MIDI Reverse function Mirror
    • Adding a new MIDI track with increased channel
    • Import Karaoke Lyrics as Text


  • • ASIO Driver Setup wizard
    • VST Connection Helper
    • Mute VariAudio segments

Other improvements

  • • Return of the colour tool
    • Better handling of track pictures
    • Paste Relative to Cursor
    • Improved vertical Zooming
    • Improved Track/Channel Search
    • Faster Project load times
    • Modernized colour setup

Issues resolved:*


  • • Switching between project no longer resizes the projects.
    • A problem was solved that ocurred when closing Cubase.
    • The save time of the preferences and closing time of the application have been improved.
    • Deleting a barline now works as expected.
    • Splitting events in the project window with Follow Chord Track enabled no longer responds sluggishly.
    • Entering values in the transport panel behaves now as expected.
    • The default color handling of events works now as expected.
    • The Tempo Editor now follows the color settings as expected.
    • Folder tracks arm behaves now as expected.
    • The MediaBay now retains its always on top status.
    • The Cubasis importer works now as expected.


  • • Maximizing or reopening the MixConsole no longer affects the width of the channels.
    • Channels that are locked left or right are always visible now.
    • When mixers are linked, closing one of them does no longer not break the link.
    • Agent to show connected channels now takes all cases of Direct Routing into account.
    • Copy/pasting operations in the MixConsole updates the EQ Curve as expected.
    • The volume is no longer affected after selecting “Deactivate all listen states” in the Control Room.
    • The behavior of the Send Pan from a Stereo Channel to a Mono Group works now as expected.
    • The labeling of the MixConsole is displayed correctly after resizing the mixer.
    • Collapsed Channel Strip modules work now as expected when working with linked mixers.
    • The StudioEQ now works as expected using different sample rates.
    • The names of chained channels in the Channel Settings are now displayed correctly.
    • Zooming the MixConsole no longer affects the background graphics.
    • The size of the fader channel view has been adapted in relation to the mixer window.
    • The scroll bar of the MixConsole is now displayed correctly.
    • The “Link Mixer” command works now as expected.
    • The level meter of the SurroundPan behaves now as expected.


  • • The sound quality of VariAudio has been improved and segment transitions no longer create audible glitches (please see known issues and solutions for details).
    • After pitching scales in VariAudio the audio updates faster than before.
    • Clicking on Undo using VariAudio no longer renders the application unreliable.
    • The correct waveform is now displayed after bouncing in place.
    • Drag & dropping audio files from OS X’s Finder to Cubase no longer renders the application unreliable.
    • Using the Offline Process History no longer renders the application unresponsively.
    • The “Tail” function of the Audio/Plugin process no longer renders the application unreliable.
    • The timestretching values now behave as expected after closing and reopening the project.


  • • Turning the drive parameter of the Vintage and Tube Compressors to high values no longer affects the panorama.
    • Using the MonoDelay as an offline process works now as expected.


  • • Drawing many MIDI parts with many notes and/or controller data no longer creates performance issues.
    • Exporting MIDI files with lyrics works now as expected.
    • Recording in MIDI editors now work as expected.
    • The MIDI length adjustment finally no longer works unexpected during export and import.
    • The cycle range visibility in the Key Editor now behaves as expected.


  • • The step-input and the MIDI-input of the Score Editor works now as expected.
    • The Score Editor Font underline works now as expected.


  • • Mackie Control Jogwheels scroll smoothly now.
    • The Jog value is no longer locked to the zoom factor.

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

A detailed Version history and the 7.0.4 Updaters are available here::

Cubase 7 downloads

Cubase Artist 7 downloads

Thanks for choosing Cubase!

Helge Vogt
Team Leader Product Marketing Group
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Running fine so far.
Thank’s Elge and all Steinberg crew. The mixer looks so sexy now.

Thanks Steinberg!!!

Downloading right now, with full speed. :slight_smile:

Very fast download, thank you !

Awesome! Thanks for the on-going tweaks!

Very nice to have a jogwheel going smooth on Mackie!!

It’s great that reliable longstanding features have been kept, for example that familiar old freeze-on-quit!

Or to be less sarcastic, it just froze on quit, as usual.

taking a risk. just installed. got a session in an hour! so far, first impressions of mixer graphics are good. using g/h to zoom in and out of mixer with channel strip knobs works now. the knobs rescale and don’t overlap.

Thanks for the update! :smiley:

Variaudio works now, HURRAH! I can finally start using Cubase 7! Thanks Steinberg:)

I’m trying to update my 7.0.3 to 7.0.4, but:

An installation package for the product Steinberg Cubase 64bit cannot be found. Try the installation again using a valid copy of the installation package ‘Cubase7_64bit.msi’

What .msi???

Next message:
Cubase 7.0.4 64bit Update installation failed.
Error Code: 1603

I’ve tried to downlown the update several times, but same problem occurs every time…

this is the update, thanks

Thanks Steinberg, but there is still much work to have a correct version.
Rack does not work by default (F3), we must move on mixconsole 2 for the display works…

‘‘The correct waveform is now displayed after bouncing in place.’’

so where is this bounce in place feature? cheers

Oh great. Now every time I add a MIDI track the status line gets enabled! Are you kidding me??? Who is testing these updates?

Not here…

Even though I don’t see any performance fixes listed, I’m seeing better performance and fewer spikes.

And how about that sweet looking mixer?!? Damn, that’s nice. What a great and unexpected improvement!

"An installation package for the product Steinberg Cubase 64bit cannot be found. Try the installation again using a valid copy of the installation package ‘Cubase7_64bit.msi’

What .msi???

Next message:
Cubase 7.0.4 64bit Update installation failed.
Error Code: 1603"

same thing here downloading 3 times & same error !

Hi there how do I roll back to 7.03 the mixer page can’t scroll to the master fader. Plus every second Channel is bright Red it looks very strange surely surely not meant to be like this?. The zoom function on the mixer doesn’t zoom but removes channels? Never had issues in 7.03 bummer