Steinberg announce that the budget production software is now shipping worldwide 29/02/08
We previewed it from the NAMM show back in January and said it was shipping immediately but that information may have been premature as Steinberg have just announced that Cubase Essential 4 is now being shipped out to their distributors worldwide although the availability of Cubase Essential 4 at local outlets may vary regionally.
Hereâ€™s all the details in Steinberg's own words from their websiteâ€¦
With its compact set of professional music tools, Cubase Essential 4 is your key to Cubase technologies used by countless pro musicians and producers worldwide. Featuring the pristine Cubase 4 audio engine, 31 next-generation VST3 plug-ins, advanced MediaBay browser and the cutting-edge AudioWarp system, Cubase Essential 4 puts the latest generation of Cubase at your disposal, and at a price to suit any budget. Cubase Essential 4 - Personal Music Production System
Bringing to your desktop powerful tools for composing, recording, editing and mixing, Cubase Essential 4 is your entry-level ticket to the world of Cubase. Cubase Essential 4 shines with the same user interface and award-winning Audio Engine as Steinbergâ€™s flagship Cubase 4. And that means when it comes to audio quality and intuitive handling, Cubase Essential rivals its bigger brothers. Any way you choose to use it - as a sequencer for your home recording studio or a multi-track recorder for the band rehearsal room - with Cubase Essential 4 you get the real deal at an unbeatable budget price.
Audio + MIDI Recording and Mixing
VST3 Plug-In Set (including HALion One and Guitar Amp Simulator)
Professional Technology (32-bit Audio Engine, 24-bit/96-kHz Recording)
Powerful Editors for MIDI and Audio Processing
Media Bay database for sound management
AudioWarp realtime time stretching/pitch shifting
Cross-Platform: Windows and Mac OS X Universal Binary (compatible with PPC- and Intel-based Macintosh computers)
Cubase Essential 4 (formerly Cubase SE product line) sets a new standard for personal music production software offering powerful editing tools, a new set of plug-in effects, the HALion One Sample Player instrument, a great-sounding guitar amp and more than 60 other new features and improvements. With a new Arranger Track, linear and pattern-style arranging is now seamlessly integrated. New AudioWarp realtime time stretching and pitch shifting makes working with loops and tempo-based audio easier than ever. Pricing and Availability:
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