Steinberg announces Cubase Essential 4 personal music production system 17/01/08
Steinberg has announced a new
Personal Music Production System: Cubase Essential 4.
Tailored to musicians, home studios and anyone on
a tight budget, Cubase Essential 4 is a streamlined version of Steinbergâ€™s Cubase 4.
Steinberg tell us that Cubase Essential 4 features a powerful yet compact set of audio recording and mixing tools, comprehensive MIDI features and a full set
of next-generation VST3 plug-ins including, a fantastic-sounding guitar amp plug-in.
Cubase Essential 4 is
shipping now to resellers worldwide. Compatible with both the latest Mac and Windows operating systems,
Cubase Essential 4 replaces Cubase SE3 as Steinbergâ€™s entry-level version of Cubase.
Arnd Kaiser, Steinbergâ€™s Senior Product Planning Manager for Music Technology, told us, â€œThis new Cubase version sets new standards in advanced functionality available at this low price point. Itâ€™s the ideal Cubase for anyone
who requires a great music production system packed with the latest technology thatâ€™s still intuitive to use and easy to
navigate. And with the option to upgrade to more extensive versions within the world-famous Cubase line, Cubase
Essential 4 is an excellent introduction to the worldâ€™s most popular music production software range.â€� Cubase Essential 4 features include:
Comprehensive composing, recording and mixing tools including 64 audio tracks, unlimited MIDI tracks, 44
included VST3 and MIDI plug-ins, 16 VST instrument slots, full latency compensation and much more
Integrated HALionOne sampling instrument with over 100 playable instruments including waves from the Yamaha
Built-in Amp Simulator for instant guitar recording with 14 amps and 10 speaker simulations with a new, easy-to-use
AudioWarp real-time time stretching and pitch shifting with formant correction for natural-sounding transposition
and full tempo matching
Arranger Track with pattern-based arranging tools stores up to 16 different arrangements for on-the-fly reordering
of song sections, experimenting with arrangements or live performances
MediaBay sound management technology for intuitive management of all audio, MIDI and video files, track and
instrument presets with in-context auditioning
Instrument Tracks offer fast and efficient handling of VST instruments and add VST instruments to a project in a
Track Presets are best combined with the MediaBay for instant saving and recall of audio, MIDI and instrument
track parameters, including drag and drop into the project or onto an existing track
Drag & Drop for Insert FX for fast swapping of inserts and copying/moving plug-ins between tracks in the Cubase
Essential 4 mixer
Cross-platform: Windows XP and Vista, Mac OS 10.4 and 10.5, Universal Binary
Many more new features for customers upgrading from Cubase SE3 including Track Freeze, VST Plug-in Bridge, a
redesigned Sample Editor, Advanced QuickTime 7 Support and much more.
Pricing and Availability:
Cubase Essential 4 is shipping worldwide for $149 MSRP.