Steinberg Cubase 12 arrives with New Features and More



Steinberg has released Cubase 12, which the company teased last year. Now, there’s much more to this DAW update then things it was keen to talk about previously.


Steinberg Cubase 12 arrives with a finessed workflow, simple sign-in and Apple silicon support


Steinberg says that Cubase 12 provides “seamless integration and smooth performance,” with multiple new features and workflow enhancements.


The pick of the new ‘integration’ features could be enhanced controller support, with all three versions of Cubase 12 – Pro, Artist and Elements, now capable of automatically detecting certain controllers and providing enhanced mapping options.


As on the ‘seamless’ front, there is an updated Chord Track – you can now drag and drop audio events meaning that MIDI chord progressions can be used for audio.


The Pro and Artist editions now feature the Scale Assistant in VariAudio, making it easy to make pitch edits and timing corrections, and there is a new FX modulator that features an array of effect modules and an envelope editor.


Next, is the Raiser limiter, a new dynamics processor for Cubase Pro 12, and both Pro and Artist get AudioWarp improvements – the Free Warp tool enables you to make timing corrections for multiple tracks simultaneously within the Project window. All versions promise editing improvements and near sample-accurate volume automation, too.



Additionally, Cubase Pro is getting new Logical Editors and the promise of Dolby Atmos support (available soon in a maintenance update) including a few new features that were previously only available in Nuendo – the ability to use two video tracks, for example. Verve is a new felt piano instrument for Pro and Artist that was recorded at the Yamaha Studios in LA.


You can now sign into Cubase with your Steinberg login, so there’s no need for a physical copy-protection device. Version 12 is compatible with Apple silicon-powered computers, as well, with the promise of improved processing times for many operations.


Find out more on the Steinberg website.


Cubase Pro 12, Cubase Artist 12 and Cubase Elements 12 are available now priced at $580/€579, $330/€329 and $100/€100 respectively. Upgrades, crossgrades and education versions are also available.





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