New Score Editor Features and Fonts
- The Score Editor was enhanced with lots of great additions and improvements. The new
Properties tab lets you instantly access the options and settings for specific elements that
you select in your notation, and with the Note Editing Overlay, you can edit notes as
conveniently as in the Key Editor. There are more workflow improvements, and the Score
Editor now also supports the SMuFL font format, which brings Dorico’s beautiful Bravura
and Petaluma fonts to Cubase. See Score Layout and Printing.
- This new plug-in helps you to get a better, cleaner mix. You can place audio tracks in the
stereo field independently in up to four bands, allowing you to expand or reduce the stereo
width of your sound. The individual scope and correlation displays help you to get your
panning absolutely perfect. The plug-in is described in the separate document Plug-in
Reference. See Imager.
- This dynamic plug-in combines up and down compression for up to three bands. Use it to
help your lead sounds cut through the mix, tame aggressive bass lines, or enhance subtle,
spacey reverberation. The plug-in is described in the separate document Plug-in
Reference. See Squasher.
- The Frequency 2 equalizer provides eight bands, each of which can be individually set to
dynamic filtering for a more dynamic mix. You can also find mid/side channel support and
Linear Phase mode for each band, Auto Listen to hear the adjustments you have made, a
spectrum display and even a musical keyboard to help you find the right tone. The plug-in
is described in the separate document Plug-in Reference. See Frequency 2.
- This compact version of the acclaimed visual audio editing tool allows you to visualize and
accurately clean up your audio. Thanks to the state-of-the-art source separation engine,
you can separate the vocal part from any kinds of audio tracks. Its advanced ARA
technology allows a spectrogram view of audio tracks with the ideal balance of selection,
editing, and display tools for surgical editing tasks like improving dialogue and location
sounds straight from a field recorder, with no need for any third-party application. The tool
is described in the separate document SpectraLayers One.
Sampler Track Improvements
- The sampler track comes with a number of great new features. The new slicing mode chops
up your loops so they’re ready-to-play with just a click. There are now two global LFOs
available to add motion and interesting effects. You can go for a vintage feel or the highest fidelity with the sample engine’s new quality modes. And the new mono legato glide is
perfect for typical 808 basslines and more. See Sampler Tracks.
Pitchbend and Controller Editing Improvements
- You can select whether you want ramps or steps as the default type for new controller
events. See Controller Lane Setup Menu.
- You can copy all of your CC edits to another track. See Controller Lane Context Menu.
- You can set your pitchbend steps to semitones to always be perfectly in tune. See Pitchbend Controller Lanes.
- You can create ramps and curves in the CC and pitchbend lanes, just like you are used to
with automation. See Creating Smooth Transitions between Continuous Controller Events.
- You can delete MIDI notes with a simple, fast double-click.
Global Tracks in the Key Editor
- Staying in sync with tempo changes or markers is crucial when composing any kind of
music. Cubase makes your life easier with Global Tracks that can now be displayed in the
Key Editor. With no need to leave the Key Editor anymore, this great visual reference will
keep your compositions moving along quickly and creatively. See Global Tracks in the Key Editor.
Scale Assistant in the Key Editor
- The Scale Assistant is a superb addition to your songwriting toolkit. You can set your
song’s scale in the Key Editor and follow its lead, quantize a solo to scale or play live in
perfect tune. You can change the view to only see the notes of the set scale. You can even
let the Scale Assistant analyze your MIDI recording and suggest the right scale. Now there
are no more excuses for wrong notes.
Job Queue Management
- In most DAWs, exporting multiple files is a repetitive and time-consuming task. Cubase
makes this job much faster, less prone to errors, and way more convenient. Sync your
export selection to the selection in your project and export the full signal path, including
master bus effects, to truly replicate the mix. See Channel Selection.
- Cubase lets you collect your export jobs to export the whole job queue in one go while you
grab a coffee.
File Format Presets
- Create and restore file format presets from your favorite or most used file format settings.
Variable DPI on Windows 10
- Cubase now supports more scaling settings for Windows 10, such as 125 %, 150 %, and
250 %. Even plug-ins that do not support HiDPI can now be scaled based on the scaling
factor of Windows.
MultiTap Delay Multi-Channel Support
- Now supporting up to 5.1 surround sound, the MultiTap Delay plug-in has all the creative
options you need to create otherworldly and spatial atmospheres. You can quickly and
easily create up to eight delay taps, harness the sound of digital delays or vintage echo
units, and add effects to the complete output, the delay loop, or even each individual tap.
This plug-in is described in the separate document Plug-in Reference. See MultiTap Delay.
- This plug-in is a fully customizable multimeter audio analyzer for professional productions.
SuperVision lets you choose from several different modules for signal, spectral, phase,
spatial, and waveform analysis. This plug-in suite allows you to create your own custom
layout with up to nine module slots with individual display settings for each module to give you a supremely accurate visual picture of your sound. It is described in the separate
document Plug-in Reference. See SuperVision.
Range Editing Improvements for Combine Selection Tools mode
- If Combine Selection Tools is activated and you split a selection range, the newly created
events are automatically selected.
- You can activate/deactivate the display of vertical marker lines to indicate marker positions
on all tracks throughout the entire project. You can decide if marker lines are shown for the
active marker track only or for all marker tracks.
Enhanced Direct Offline Processing
- The Direct Offline Processing window now allows you to pin processes, which eases the
usage of plug-ins with a learning function.
Revised ARA 2.0 Support
- A bounce is no longer needed when committing an audio event to the selected ARA
Keyboard Focus Indication for Divided Track Lists
- When working with the Divide Track List feature, it is now clearly indicated which of the
track lists has the keyboard focus.
Show Version Name in Track List
- The version name of a track version can be shown/hidden in the track list. See Track
Version Names. Details View for Maximizer Channel Strip Module
- The Maximizer channel strip module now offers a details view in the Channel Settings
window. See Maximizer – Details View.
Support of Multiple Side-Chain Inputs
- For plug-ins that support multiple side-chain inputs, for example, Frequency 2 and
Squasher, you can now set up an individual side-chain routing for any of these inputs. This
allows you to control each plug-in side-chain input with a different side-chain source.
Poly Pressure Lane Handling Improvements
- Selecting and editing poly pressure events on the controller lane is much more intuitive
Define the Visible Pitches in the Key Editor
- You can define which pitches are visible in the event display and the piano keyboard display
of the Key Editor.
Search for Notes in Chords
- The new context variables in the Logical Editor allow you to search for the highest or
lowest note in a progression of chords (Highest in Chord from at Least n Notes and
Lowest in Chord from at Least n Notes), and to operate on those notes.