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Steinberg Cubase 6.5 Review

Whazzup Dawfreaks….
Hope this music summer is great.
I am back with a new review and this time we will have a look at Steinberg Cubase 6.5
I would rely like to thank Steinberg for letting me do this review.




About Steinberg

Steinberg has been providing award-winning, technologically advanced music and media production products for musicians and producers of music, video and film since 1984. Today, Steinberg is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of audio software and hardware, with more than 1.5 million users worldwide. Steinberg also provides business customers with license management and copy protection systems. The Steinberg range of products has long since found world renown in all aspects of modern digital audio processing, and form the backbone of facilities specializing in music composition and production, mastering, restoration, broadcast, sound design, audio post for the film industry among many others.                                        Source


Cubase is a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), that features strong tools for creating and producing music. I came in touch with Cubase about 12 years ago and still today it is amongst the top rated DAW on the market and is the inventors of both ASIO and VST.

This is how Steinberg introduces Cubase 6.5

Cubase 6.5 condenses over 25 years of Steinberg development into the most cutting-edge digital audio workstation anywhere. Designed for professional producers and artists, Cubase combines the best sound quality, intuitive handling and a vast range of highly advanced audio and MIDI tools for composition, recording, editing and mixing. Whether you record an orchestra in, a huge live rock show, or a newcomer band in the studio, Cubase is sublime in every sense of the word.

Now Cubase is at version 6.5 and with this review I will show you what Cubase is all about and have a look at the latest features in Cubase 6.5, now I can not go into all the features in Cubase 6 / 6.5 but I will look at the some of the basic features,

Cubase 6.5 is installed from a DVD, this installation takes about 10-20 minutes depending on your system. But before you can startup Cubase you also have to install a USB E-licenser dongle and activate the product.

Included in 6.5

  • Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine with up to 192 kHz, 5.1 surround, flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation


  • Unlimited audio, instrument and MIDI tracks

  • State-of-the-art composing, editing and mixing features with unparalleled  take comping and automation tools

  • Phase-accurate multitrack drum editing workflow with automatic tempo detection

  • Comprehensive set of 10 outstanding virtual instruments with over 2,500 sounds, including HALion Sonic SE workstation, Padshop granular synth and Retrologue virtual analog synth, LoopMash 2 and MPC-style Groove Agent ONE drum machine

  • Complete suite of 62 high-end audio and 18 MIDI VST effect processors,
    including VST Amp Rack guitar tone suite, REVerence convolution reverb, PitchCorrect, DJ-EQ and MorphFilter

  • AudioWarp system for time-stretching and pitch-shifting in realtime

  • VariAudio for MIDI-style note editing of monophonic audio tracks

  • Professional music notation and score printing

  • VST Expression 2 for unique instrument articulation management and expression control on single-note level

  • MediaBay file and preset management system

  • Two hours of HD video tutorials included


Steinberg has a great introduction page for Cubase that I recommend you to visit for more in depth information on the new features, included FX plugins and VST instruments.

Lets get started

When everything is installed and registered its time to Start Cubase 6

As Cubase 6 starts up the Project assistant welcomes you, this holds different project setups for some common project settings as well as your most recent projects.
I prefer to use a empty project or my own template, these can be found under the more TAB.

Main window

This is how The main window looks in Cubase 6

On the top we find the Toolbar, to the far left left is the Inspector, followed by the track list and last big light gray area is the event display. The floating object in the middle of the screen is known as the transporter.

The Mixer


On the Next page we will look at the MIDI features in Cubase.


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