It's the same, only different 24/07/02According to Steinbergs' offical realease:
"Cubase SL offers musicians a compact software solution for their project studios, including digital audio, MIDI sequencing, intelligent MIDI input and processing tools, virtual instruments and a wealth of effects that allow music creation and production at the
highest technical level. "
Main Cubase SL features include:
Windows 200/XP features (Mac OS X support from 4th quarter 2002)
Cubase SX "Look and feel"
VST System Link
Graphic automation for all parameters
Loop editing with automatic tempo matching, groove extraction
A complete set of virtual instruments (drums, bass, synthesizer)
Waldorf synthesizer technology
Quadra Fuzz by Craig Anderton
Extensive set of virtual effect processors
Offline Process History for all integrated audio processes
24 Bit / 96 kHz
Cubase VST 5.x project import
Cubase SL is available from 22nd July, 2002 at specialist dealers for Euro 499.00 /$ (suggested retail price). Steinberg anticipate that the new Cubase versions for Mac OS X will be available at the beginning of the 4th
The upgrade from Cubase VST to Cubase SL will be available for Euro 199.00.
Customers who purchased Cubase VST 5.1 after the 1st of March 2002 can obtain their upgrade to Cubase SL for only Euro 99.00.
The upgrade from Cubasis VST to Cubase SL costs only Euro 399.00.
An upgrade from Cubase SL to Cubase SX is also available for Euro 299.00.
Currently $1 = approx 1 euro