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Steinberg Cubase 6

Creative Composing and Sequencing

Composing has never been easier or more inspirational. Based on more

than 25 years of experience in developing easy-to-use editing and

professional composing and notation tools, Cubase once again set a

milestone in version 6: With VST Expression 2 Steinberg is taking

sequencer-based composing to a whole new level and offers the most

intuitive and functionally complete MIDI composing and sequencing

toolset on the planet.

Key Editor

At the heart of MIDI sequencing in Cubase is the Key Editor: a

breathtakingly powerful yet transparent tool which offers functional

wealth that opens up virtually limitless possibilities for songwriters

and composers. This is where melodies, chords, arrangements and

performances take shape, and where ideas are sketched out, developed

and taken to their full potential. Entering, cutting, moving and

transposing individual notes or whole chords, editing any of the

hundreds of MIDI parameters available or reworking even the most

subtle nuances of a MIDI performance are just some of the tasks for

which the Key Editor has been developed and refined continuously by

Steinberg for over two decades.

The Key Editor�s Inspector provides smooth and intuitive access to

the most important MIDI tools and functions, including Expression

Maps, Note Expression, Quantize, Transpose, Length and many more in

one central spot. What's more, with the In-place Editing function, you

can also process MIDI parts directly in the Project window in context

with other tracks.

Score Editor

The Score Editor is a full notation environment completely

integrated within Cubase and lets you view your music in the form of

scores, with full support for just about all symbol, display and

editing options that this entails. With support for lyrics and remarks

as well as drum notes, guitar tablature and lead sheets, the Cubase

Score Editor includes hundreds of professional notation symbols:

simply select the tools needed to create fully professional score

layouts for others including soloists, orchestras and choirs. Thanks

to the full Music XML Import / Export support, even exchanging scores

with other notation packages is only a matter of seconds. In addition,

the Expression Maps of the VST Expression 2 set have been engineered

to offer new levels of speed and intuitiveness when working with large

sample libraries by introducing dynamic support for articulations and

expressive notation that is automatically interpreted by a VST

instrument. Cubase 6 features an unparalleled combination of a fully

featured composition, recording and mixing environment with

comprehensive scoring features � ideal for composers.

Drum Editor

The Drum Editor is a highly intuitive yet powerful window for

constructing and reworking beats, rhythms and grooves as well as

creating individual drum maps for every employed instrument, offering

a plethora of features to let you come up with the perfect rhythm for

your song or production.

List Editor

The List Editor is a powerful MIDI editing tool that gives fast

access to every single aspect of a MIDI note and can be a huge

timesaver in complex projects.

VST Expression 2

VST Expression Maps provide an ultra-intuitive way of working with

multiple instrument articulations, for example of huge orchestra

libraries, and introduces an editing concept that is user-customizable

and fully integrated with the Key and Score Editors. This

groundbreaking technology makes working with instrument articulations

as easy as it should be. Instead of handling all those MIDI

controllers for switching articulations, VST Expression Maps allow

seamlessly and transparently integrated editing as well as full

control over multiple articulations. Best of all, articulations noted

in the Key and Score Editors can be played back in real time by

orchestra and any other sample-based libraries.

With Cubase 6, Steinberg has innovated even further to offer more

creative compositional tools. Note Expression is a revolutionary

approach to create and edit multiple controller values in a single

graphical interface, directly on the note they belong to. Invaluable

for demanding orchestral arrangements as well as cutting-edge

electronic music, Note Expression significantly enhances the

composer�s workflow and sets new standards in terms of creativity

and musicality.

Seamless, transparent and integrated editing of articulations, with

full control over multiple articulations in the Key and Score Editors.

Break traditional MIDI limitations � create and edit multiple

controller values on single note-level

Invaluable for demanding orchestral arrangements, cutting-edge

electronic music and unique sound effects

Immediately listen to dynamic changes noted in the Score Editor or

placed in the Key Editor

Automatically transfer articulation setups of VST 3.5 compatible

instruments for individual instrument sounds

MIDI plug-ins

To inspire you even further, Cubase includes a huge set of VST MIDI

plug-ins. Creative tools, such as the drum step sequencer, the Beat

Designer, a powerful arpeggiator, a MIDI pattern sequencer and a MIDI

chord processor amongst others will take your composition to the next

level. While Cubase 6 offers probably the most feature-rich MIDI

sequencing toolset in the audio industry today, Steinberg�s

development philosophy is constantly focused on the creativity of

musicians, composers and producers, resulting in a MIDI environment

that is not only technologically advanced but highly intuitive and

instantly accessible for anyone.

Intuitive recording

An exceptional audio quality, a wide range of innovative tools and a

truly musical feel make Cubase 6 the first choice for all kinds of

music production � from lightning-fast band recording to

professional studio productions. The advanced recording environment

combines the functionality of high-end mixing consoles with the

elegance of a state-of-the-art software system. Whether you want to

record a guitar riff, a multi-miked drum kit or a full classical

orchestra, Cubase 6 always provides the best set of tools for your


Next-generation audio engine

The award-winning Cubase audio engine delivers a crystal-clear

32-bit floating-point resolution and 192 kHz sample rate, with a

pristine sound quality that is the hallmark of the Cubase 6 music

production experience. The next-generation audio engine includes true

surround capability throughout, with each track and channel offering

up to six discreet channels, ready for 5.1 surround and powered by

Virtual Studio Technology that opens up a myriad of VST instruments at

your fingertips.

Convenient recording

Cubase 6 offers convenient recording capabilities such as

Retrospective Record, which means that no take ever gets lost because

record mode wasn�t engaged in time. With the exemplary FX handling

any VST plug-in can be recorded with the signal, or simply used for

monitoring while the untouched, pristine signal is recorded in Cubase.

The intuitive user interface supports even the largest recording

rigs, with easy-to-use folders, customizable Track views and custom

color schemes for Tracks that differentiate track types at a glance.

Handling inputs and outputs in Cubase is effortless: the VST

Connections window allows you to not only setup custom I/O setups and

customize port names but also switch between different I/O setups on

the fly.

Cubase comes with a huge range of additional functions engineered to

accelerate recording workflows, including the Arm/Disarm All Audio

Tracks function, the Lock Record mode, and the Remaining Record Time

display. With Cubase 6 you can focus on the only thing that truly

matters � your music.

Control Room

Dispensing with the need for hardware mixing consoles, the Cubase 6

Control Room represents the final paradigm shift for software in

integrating real-world studio setups, and firmly puts Cubase 6 the

heart of any recording environment. The Control Room is a uniquely

powerful recording and monitoring environment with custom busses and

setups for up to four studio sends for performers, full talkback and

metronome integration, custom monitor setups and much more.