Will there be Cubasis For Android?

In the Cubase iC Pro forum there was an announcement that an Android version is in the pipeline.


Will there be an Android version of Cubasis to follow?

We have investigated the possibilities of porting Cubasis to Android and identified some essential problems (such as high latency) that makes it impossible to introduce a true real-time audio engine to Android.
We will be monitoring the operating system for improvements until we identify that the problems have been cleared.

Thanks for the reply Carlos.

I appreciate your clarity in answering my question. Really liking where Steinberg are going with products, great work guys.

Hi there, regarding the real time audio engine for Android, I heard that improvements have been made to Android 4.1 and 4.2 JellyBean. The initial tests have shown the latency to be even lower than iOS standards! -or so I’ve heard. :question:

Perhaps Steinberg needs to talk to these guys :wink:


You heard incorrectly. Everything I’ve read is in the 50ms to 80ms range.

Anything new on this subject?

Yep, buy an iPad :wink:
Btw; It’s like complaining about Toyota not being BMW.
if you are serious about music creation, why on earth have you purchased Android…?!

This is the most retarded comment I have read for a while. I see you´re not the sharpest pen in pencil box.

Gonna bump this one to let you know that Image Line did FL studio already for android, so what´s up with Steinberg?

Any new news on this topic?
It’s not like Steinberg to be this biased.
Obviously there are more Android users every day, since the market shares are pulling in more than Apple.
There has to be a work around, like making your own modification to the code? Is there some sort of conspiracy going on, convincing developers Android is evil?

Either way, making that happen soon will good for Steinberg anyway. It’s great marketing when no one else is doing it.

I am a hardcore Android user (tablet, Kindle, and of course phone), but after 3 years of waiting for the latency to improve, I got a (used) iPad for audio. This is my first Apple product - Cubase, Wavelab, and all my VSTi’s are running on a custom PC that I built. The problem is that unusable latency on Android, and it’s due to design choices deep within the OS. Android does a lot of things really well (custom launchers, deep control of the OS) and the iPad does a lot of things really poorly (can’t address it as an external USB drive, can’t explore file system, WTF?)…it’s too bad really, but until the latency issue is solved, Android is just not a viable device for real-time audio. Steinberg doesn’t have much to do with it! :ugeek:

Other developers have mentioned that with the different size screens of android devices it would be a nightmare.
2nd quarter android tablet sales were down too, because apple didn’t release a new iPad this past spring.

@meta-redundant - check out ifunbox to dig into the iPads files.

Thanks dubhaus, I’ll give ifunbox a try - cheers!

A little bit insight:


Maybe it’s time for the Android version already? :slight_smile:

maybe it’s time to finish cubasis on ONE platform first.

So now when Android 5 has a fixed audio issues when we can expect Cubasis?

Fixed Audio issue?Sure bout that? :wink:


I also hope they finish Cubasis first before starting a new adventure.There are still some very annoying bugs.