Cubase / Cubase Artist 7.5.20 maintenance update available

Dear Cubase and Cubase Artist 7.5 users,

We are happy to announce the availability of the 7.5.20 maintenance updates for Cubase 7.5 and Cubase Artist 7.5. Both updates are a free download and fully supported (please see the bottom of this post for links).


  • • TrackVersions: Delete Inactive TrackVersions
    • Control Room Improvements
    • Channel/track visibility: Key command for “Update configurations”
    • Steinberg Hub: Remove recent projects from list
    • Project window toolbar: Additional buttons
    • New Preference: Record-Enable allows MIDI Thru
    • New Preference: Colorize folder track controls only

Issues resolved

  • • An issue that interferes with the “Save” and “Close” behavior has been resolved.
    • Toggling between projects with a MIDI track located before an instrument track in the track list now works as expected.
    • Rack instruments behave now as expected when working with several projects at the same time.
    • Searching for hidden tracks using “Find tracks” now makes hidden instrument tracks visible.
    • Unmuting a folder track now unmutes all tracks inside the folder as expected.
    • The agent “Hide muted tracks” works now on muted instrument tracks.
    • The behavior of side scrolling with a Logitech mousewheel has been corrected.
    • “Import track archive” works now as expected.
    • The preset name of the Track Control Settings is now visible.
    • The navigation of the In-place Editor works now as expected.
    • “Punch in” works now as expected in Re-Record mode.
    • A problem involving the pre-/postroll time display in Japanese language has been resolved.
    • Gluing two MIDI parts no longer leads to unwanted transposition of certain notes.
    • Resizing parts in locked tracks is no longer possible.
    • A visual problem with frozen tracks has been resolved.
    • “Select Tracks with Same Version ID” no longer shows automation lanes of instrument tracks.
    • Locked tempo/signature tracks remain locked after re-opening a project.
    • The ¢ symbol of the time signature palette of the Score Editor creates now a 2/2 time signature.


  • • Automatic hitpoint detection now works reliable.
    • Audiowarping in the Sample Editor now works as expected.
    • A problem with the visibility of the grid in Audiowarp has been resolved.
    • A rare problem in VariAudio that rendered the application unreliable has been resolved.
    • When ASIO-Guard is enabled dropouts no longer occur.
    • The “Replace by” offline processing function works now as expected.
    • Exporting a stereo mixdown to a new project now inserts a stereo audio file on a stereo track.
    • Closing the window after exporting MP3, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis no longer renders the application unreliable.
    • Exporting a 5.1 surround audio mixdown with the option “Wave split file” no longer renders the application unreliable.
    • A visibility problem of the “Resolve Missing Files” window has been corrected.

Instrument tracks

  • • The agent “Hide muted tracks” now works on muted instrument tracks.
    • The name of the main output of an instrument is now shown correctly on audio returns.
    • Unmuting folder tracks involving instrument tracks work now as expected.
    • Muting instrument tracks and MIDI sub-tracks now works as expected.
    • The “Mute” key command now works for instrument tracks in the Project window as expected.
    • The preference “Select Track on Background Click” now works properly for audio return tracks.
    • Copy-pasting MIDI data now works for instrument tracks on the Project page.
    • Selecting all inputs in the VST Instrument Rack now selects the correct instrument track.


  • • Print out now works as expected in Cubase Artist.
    • Activating the function “Animate Note Cursor” now works as expected.
    • Key commands for all symbol palettes are now available.
    • A problem with redundant and missing key commands has been resolved.
    • Zooming behavior of the zoom tool now works as expected.
    • Filter checkboxes now update as expected when key commands are used.
    • The box symbol in the replace mode is printed as expected.
    • Chord Assistant: The state of the cadence mode is now recalled correctly.


  • • Clicking on the EQ bypass button while holding the Option/Alt keys now works as expected.
    • Load/save EQ presets are available again in the Channel Settings window.
    • The solo defeat function of instrument tracks now works as expected.
    • A problem with the visibility syncing between MixConsole and Project window regarding instrument audio returns has been corrected.
    • The function “Deactivate all mute states” now works as expected after selecting “Mute input” on virtual instruments.
    • It is now possible to switch the visibility of collapsed folders that contain other folders inside the MixConsole.
    • A rare graphical glitch on the horizontal scroll bar of the MixConsole has been corrected.
    • Inputs and outputs can now be assigned using QuickLink on MIDI channels.
    • A problem involving the visibility of the horizontal scroll bar in the MixConsole has been resolved.
    • The preference “Select channels/track on solo” now works as expected when enabling the solo input of VST instruments.
    • The solo button now works on external instruments as expected.


  • • The function “Activate/deactivate write (read) for all tracks” now affects the Quick Controls, too.
    • Read mode is now enabled when pressing the write button.
    • The command “Show used automation on a selected track” no longer opens the automation of the selected track’s group channel.
    • “Delete automation of selected tracks” and “Delete all automation in project” are now available for audio returns of instrument tracks.


  • • The loading time of projects using HALion 5 has been improved.
    • The Phaser plug-in works now as expected.
    • An issue in VST Connect SE that may render the application unreliable under OS X 10.9 has been resolved.
    • Saving the project under OS X while VST Connect SE is connected to VST Connect Performer now works properly.

_ Please note that this list applies to Cubase 7.5 and not every entry may apply to Cubase Artist 7.5._*


A detailed version history and the 7.5.20 Updaters are available here:

Cubase 7.5 downloads
Cubase Artist 7.5 downloads

Thanks for choosing Cubase!

Helge Vogt - Team Leader Product Marketing Group
Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Hamburg, Germany

Cubase 7.5.20 is live and we think you’ll like it!