Steinberg unveils Cubase 10; adds VR production suite

Steinberg’s Cubase has returned with a major new release that encompasses all three Pro, Artist and Elements editions.

Cubase 10 offers a number of new features and enhancements to its studio-grade audio and MIDI tools for composing, recording, editing and mixing.

VariAudio 3 allows for increased control of audio, with more creative tools and Smart Controls to speed workflow. MixConsole Snapshots instantly recall different project mixes and settings in order to quickly compare mixes and add mix notes, while an Audio Alignment feature lets users stack and match recordings quickly, easily synchronising them to a reference track.

A redesigned Channel Strip offers better metering and functionality, while users can easily set up side-chaining to make space in mixes or create distinctive effects.

Cubase 10 also includes 5GB of high-quality sounds and loops from six highly acclaimed producers. There has been ‘radical’ improvement of plug-ins workflow, with drag and drop functionality and improved display, while a new VR production suite adds a suite of professional virtual reality audio production tools.

“This version is a milestone in the innovational history of Cubase. With nearly 30 years to look back on, Cubase Pro 10 encompasses everything required from a DAW — no matter who you are, no matter what your background, no matter what your musical experience,” said Matthias Quellmann, senior marketing manager for Cubase.

The Cubase 10 editions are available from resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop.

Various downloadable updates and upgrades, crossgrades, and education versions are exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop and the Steinberg website.

Customers who have activated Cubase 9.5 editions and earlier versions since October 15, 2018, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to the latest respective version.