Dear Cubase users,
We are happy to announce the availability of the Cubase 7.0.6 and Cubase Artist 7.0.6 maintenance update! Both updates are a free download (please see the bottom of this post for links) and fully supported. The 7.0.6 Update for Cubase Elements 7 / Cubase AI 7 and Cubase LE 7 will be available by mid / end of October, 2013.
This update focus on serious visibility and workflow enhancements for MixConsole, including the ability to display channel names in two rows instead of one as well as full workspace support and one-click plug-in access. An updated Voxengo Curve EQ with several fixes and enhancements, improved audio stability under Windows, improved UAD compatibility as well as 22 resolved issues in different areas of the application will make your Cubase experience smoother than ever before.
• Visibility improvements
MixConsole now features better overall visibility and resize and window restore behavior. Depending on the zoom level, the channel names are now displayed on two lines instead of one and the font is rescaled for better readability. Mono / stereo / surround channel format now sports corresponding visual symbols. The Pre, Sends and Quick Control sections now feature consistent behavior of overlay controls. In addition the order of MIDI insert effects can now be changed, and individual MIDI effects can be copied via drag and drop.
• One-click plug-in access
Plug-ins in MixConsole can now be opened with a single mouse click on their slot position.
• Workspace support
The windows configuration and layout of MixConsole is now fully captured and restored when using Workspaces.
Voxengo CurveEQ 3.2.5 update
- • Improved audio processing performance by up to 30%
• A static spectrum can now be loaded from a WAV file directly
• A “Load CSV” and “Save CSV” text file function has been added
• Routing is now configured automatically
• The EQ curve display now continously refreshes
• When moving a control point close to the maximal or minimal frequency, Curve EQ remains responsive.
• Spectrum matching is now working correctly across all groups.
Improved audio stability
- To improve the overall audio stability under Windows, Cubase now ensures that the ASIO driver threads are using Windows MMCSS (Multimedia Class Scheduling Service).
Improved UAD compatibility
- Cubase 7.0.6 features improved UAD compatibility, preventing “sample rate mismatch” issues.
- • Unfreezing a pasted Group Track now works as expected.
• When using the Arranger Track in “Pause after Repeats” mode, pressing the play button will start the playback immediately on the next Arranger Track event as expected.
• (OS X 10.8 ONLY): Opening a project from a location which uses Unicode characters in the file path now works as expected.
• (OS X ONLY): The horizontal zoom direction in the Project window (CMD and mouse wheel) no longer switches depending on the “Natural scrolling” system setting and will always zoom-in like on PC.
- • Setting MixConsole to full screen in a dual monitor configuration and reopening the project on a single monitor system no longer locks MixConsole to full screen mode.
• Unexpected resizing issues after changing the height of MixConsole no longer occur.
• The names of channels, insert plug-ins and channel strip modules are now displayed with the correct font size.
• After switching the EQ band type, the focus frames in the Channel Settings window now disappear as expected.
• The pre filter in the Channel Settings window now shows the on/off/bypass buttons.
• Insert preset names are updated correctly when the insert effect is changed.
• Track pictures on channels in MixConsole are now always centered properly.
• The Solo defeat tooltip now displays the correct modifier (“ALT+CTRL”).
• Pressing a key on the computer keyboard does not interrupt writing automation.
• Disabling a track no longer disconnects the side-chain inputs of the hosted plug-ins.
- • Besides the channel strip module, Cubase Artist 7 now shows the regular plug-in version of Vintage Compressor.
• Besides the channel strip modules, Cubase Elements 7 now shows the regular plug-in versions of Envelope Shaper, Gate, Maximizer and Vintage Compressor.
• Multiband Compressor no longer causes inaccurate audio if very short audio events are processed.
• The “Live” button state of Multiband Compressor is now restored correctly when opening a project.
• Opening a project created in a previous Cubase version and using bridged VST 2 plug-ins now works without issues.
- • The Offline Process History now displays plug-in names correctly.
VST Expressions & Score
- • VST Expression map symbols are now shown as expected.
• It is now possible to scroll through long VST Expression Maps.
• Printing a score under OS X now works as expected.
_ Please note that this list applies to Cubase 7 and not every entry may apply to Cubase Artist 7 or Cubase Elements 7 / AI 7 / LE 7._*
A detailed version history and the 7.0.6 Updaters are available here:
Helge Vogt - Team Leader Product Marketing Group
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH