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Steinberg Cubase 4

Cubase 4, General Sequencer from Steinberg in the Cubase series.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 13 reviews )
 8 reviews62 %
 3 reviews23 %
 1 user review8 %
Value For Money : Excellent
phraseland12/11/2008

phraseland's review

Steinberg Cubase 4
I own Cubase since its first SX installement. Up to that point I was never quite sure but since then I haven't looked back. I really like Pro Tools but I can't run it with my equipment. Logic I just don't understand and DP is not really that popular here in Switzerland.
I think configuring Cubase is about as simple as any of the other recording applications out there. The manual doesn't really contain any useful information...too bad about the trees that were cut down for it.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I just bought me a new Quadcore PC but so far I have used a pretty old computer. I am running Cubase with a MOTU interface however and the PCI card that connects between my interface and computer does a lot of the calculating.
For me Cubase has been a reliable tool to record sessions with up to 24 tracks at once. I never had to worry about the stability and if something wasn't working anymore it always was some other software or hardware.

OVERALL OPINION

I have been using Cubase for about five years now. Its biggest flaw is also its biggest asset: it simply has become to deep in functionality to be able to actually use it all. I don't care for the pitch shifting options too much and Steinberg could have given Cubase a function similar to Beat Detective without us having to do long editing.
Besides that Steinberg is really good about udpates and new content for registered customers.
jekiller10/26/2009

jekiller's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Steinberg Cubase 4
no 8A upgrade installation problem in my case). Full manual trs. almost frightening the pav ...

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Macbook 2.2Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo. 4GB ram
ts stable
excellent performance of the software

OVERALL OPINION

1 year
not
yes
most: prrglages that save so much time for prmix rude.
the least ... certain sounds VST
even if a bit expensive for what it is

one was in the Cubase not found in newer versions of things that I found in old INTERESTED (including rverbs), etc ...

However, I am happy with my trs Cubase 4, it makes me feel good service, and no plant ever ... I remake that choice tomorrow without hsiter
Tranceland04/04/2009

Tranceland's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Steinberg Cubase 4
I had no difficulty in cubase, I blame only the fact of being obliged to open an internet connection only to register my cl activation. I prfr send it by mail or softphone

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Asus P5QC, 750 GB HDD, Intel Core 2 Quad 9300, 4 GB DDR2, PCI internal sound card m audio 24/192.

no bug, stable and successful, fast processing, the latency-free nikel

OVERALL OPINION

I'm using Cubase 4 for 8 months, difficult to take control of beginners as rather complex, I spent two months a bonfire night and day manual + 1 month for crafts. I recommend cubase active despite the lack of vst default, its price is in my opinion too expensive for the little vst and its sample.

(Allow the purchase of various vst and bought a board full rfx nexus and vanguard complete)

Before I was on fl studio 8, more complete normment vst such as the legendary 8000 jp ect ... but sound quality cubase is the best and most suited for those who want to make music prpar professional or his album. Fl studio is for me a toy for pleasure.
bhomassel11/27/2008

bhomassel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Steinberg Cubase 4
Full software allow do absolutely anything you want.
The interface is friendly, vsti offer an infinite number of its modular to infinity ...
Thereby limiting you is your imagination, or your PC if it is not powerful enough to support all vst.
I offers training:
Pro trainer, sound engineer and musician gives during Mao (Cubase and ProTools) for beginner or a home or home:
http://le40erugissant.com/Formation.htm
https://my.zikinf.com/bhomassel

To be able to master configuration, composing his songs (any style), record players (regardless of the instrument) and do the mixing and mastering to have a finished product.

- Installation, configuration and optimization of your configuration.
- Apprehension or deepening of Cubase (SX3, studio4, 4 ....) or Pro Tools (HD, LE, CT).
- Composition, sequence, sampling ...
- Use of all the instruments, effects and treatments VST and RTAS.
- Sound recording techniques.
- Mixing: Working on frequencies, dynamics, space, depth ...
- Mastering: multiband compression, harmonic exciter, limit, maximizer ...

The price is € 45 for a course of 2 hours.

FITNESS / PERFORMANCE

Full software allow do absolutely anything you want.
The interface is friendly, vsti offer an infinite number of its modular to infinity ...
Thereby limiting you is your imagination, or your PC if it is not powerful enough to support all vst.
I offers training:
Pro trainer, sound engineer and musician gives during Mao (Cubase and ProTools) for beginner or a home or home:
http://le40erugissant.com/Formation.htm
https://my.zikinf.com/bhomassel

To be able to master configuration, composing his songs (any style), record players (regardless of the instrument) and do the mixing and mastering to have a finished product.

- Installation, configuration and optimization of your configuration.
- Apprehension or deepening of Cubase (SX3, studio4, 4 ....) or Pro Tools (HD, LE, CT).
- Composition, sequence, sampling ...
- Use of all the instruments, effects and treatments VST and RTAS.
- Sound recording techniques.
- Mixing: Working on frequencies, dynamics, space, depth ...
- Mastering: multiband compression, harmonic exciter, limit, maximizer ...

The price is € 45 for a course of 2 hours.

NOTICE GLOBAL

Full software allow do absolutely anything you want.
The interface is friendly, vsti offer an infinite number of its modular to infinity ...
Thereby limiting you is your imagination, or your PC if it is not powerful enough to support all vst.
I offers training:
Pro trainer, sound engineer and musician gives during Mao (Cubase and ProTools) for beginner or a home or home:
http://le40erugissant.com/Formation.htm
https://my.zikinf.com/bhomassel

To be able to master configuration, composing his songs (any style), record players (regardless of the instrument) and do the mixing and mastering to have a finished product.

- Installation, configuration and optimization of your configuration.
- Apprehension or deepening of Cubase (SX3, studio4, 4 ....) or Pro Tools (HD, LE, CT).
- Composition, sequence, sampling ...
- Use of all the instruments, effects and treatments VST and RTAS.
- Sound recording techniques.
- Mixing: Working on frequencies, dynamics, space, depth ...
- Mastering: multiband compression, harmonic exciter, limit, maximizer ...

The price is € 45 for a course of 2 hours.
Goldofrance06/05/2008

Goldofrance's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Steinberg Cubase 4
No problem for the instalation. Quick and simple.
no incompatibilits my knowledge
clear enough configuration.
The manual is very clear and comprehensive. Personally I have a little trouble knowing what I REALLY need. Especially since I do not know still all therm.
I think to training or so, I look for people who are able to come to Paris to give me advice and respond some questions.

rexiste@hotmail.fr

ADQUATION / PERFORMANCE

I have a mother HT External Fast Track Pro card, the software works well but I have a little problem perso because if I sing too loud cel saturates quickly (this is not a problem but the microphone a problem of the software.) and if I put strong moin the entrance microphone, the Instru hide my voice. And if I bassie all. The quality of Sound is exellent but the music is not strong enough. Finally I'm still beginner and my rglages are not yet well developed.
Otherwise, configuration etc me stable air.
If there Parisian who know them really well and who want to educate myself a little. They contact me. rexiste@otmail.fr
Thank you.

NOTICE GLOBAL

Since 2weeks.
I like the fact that cel is simple to use. For now I use the basics of options. But it is quite logical as software. Claire relatively quickly learns.
for the price, I did well to invest. No problem for me.
chimimic04/11/2008

chimimic's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Steinberg Cubase 4
Installation
No worries, put the day of my old version SX3 makes no problem.

Incompatibility
Tural reports, with no projects in the crs antrieures versions of Cubase, if not (at the very beginners) NCESS of the few Redfin routing, and r activate some plugins NI through their center of CONTRL licenses, nothing mchant. After a few months of use, I am satisfied.

Configuration gnrale
Knowing his prdcesseurs, no problem particulire.

Manual
Same as previous ones, I think fairly comprehensive.

Various
I greatly regret the withdrawal of Systm import old files in Cubase format All, I had a hundred that have not yet t imports, and had to r SX3 installed on another machine to be able to rcuprer renregistrer format and cpr.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Config
- Motherboard Asus P5AD2-E Premium (Intel 925XE)
- Intel Pentium 4 - 560J - 3.6 GHz
- RAM 4 x 1GB Corsair PC4200 DDR2-533 (3.25 GO REALLY use with this motherboard, let alone for XP)
- OS WinXP Pro SP2, with no set date!
- Hard Drive Seagate 300 GB IDE (Systm)
- Hard Drive SATA Seagate 200 GB (plugins / audio virtual instruments)
- Hard Drive SATA Seagate 200 GB (catches Audio / Vido)
- Hard Drive SATA Seagate 200 GB (work Audio / Vido, Various)
- Interface RME Fireface 800 audio card IEEE1394 controller DLink DFW500.

Operation
The hair for my needs, rather modest compared with those of the pros ;-)

Performance
As a does not spit all ct I do not ask. The Systm supports VSTi and the problem without treatment I need.

Stabilitbr /> No problem until now.

OVERALL OPINION

Ct partition editor, I find the note note entry more efficient than before, the notes are placed much more easily o the DSIR we almost need to watch fields of info position!

I find Access in paramtres automation a bit longer with the Previous versions (more mouse actions), I must make myself.

Quality price ratio
Hard to say for updates, but I did not feel m'tre rolls.

Yes, I would do this election if need silent.
Hugaw01/21/2008

Hugaw's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Steinberg Cubase 4
Trouble free installation, very fast, etc..
Once Cubase took over that rolls by itself. It is on the guy who never put his fingers in and that starts with that, it will be dropped a little. What should engulf the manual. But the guy who knows Cubase, no major changes (with respect to the interface and how to work)

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

MacBook 2GHz 2GB RAM. FireBox.
Not bad at the perfs.
I find that it crashes often still a bit if you load (the past 2 / 3 bar CPU need to be careful)
Following treatment VST3 is very clean, I would say quite effective (Envelope Shaper aaaaaaargh: love:) . As against the synths are not transcendental ...

OVERALL OPINION

Eh beh it's been almost one month I tackle it is mainly the large and VST3 audio engine, compared to Live (I was using before) it has nothing to do.
I come more quickly to things that sound as the other software (without me throwing flowers eh), nan, but in general the "workflow" has been improved: it is ergonomic, comfortable, and it sounds (dynamics, clarity ...)
Yes I would do without this choice problem, even under torture.
vinche99912/28/2007

vinche999's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Steinberg Cubase 4
Installation point of view, nothing more simple, is not a problem.
I'm on MacBook Pro OS LEOPARD and I had no compatibility problems up Submitted. Regarding the configuration of the same software in it, I had little trouble in the beginners in the sense that I work with the hardware and not plugins. Just take the time to read the manual to realize that everything is very well explained.

Advice, you should read the manual with the software before the eyes ...

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

My config is:

- MacBook PRO
- OS LEOPARD
- Processor 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- SDRAM memory 2 GB DRR2
- Speed ​​667 MHz
- Hard drive 120 GB

No worries of operation and stability of this configuration.

OVERALL OPINION

I'm using Cubase 4 for 3 weeks and I go in the soft and I love it even if I almost dpart to sell it but again, do not like me and read the manual before. 4 REASON I LIVE 7 (for lives) and SAW Studio for mastering.

The report price is good quality. When we see what was quoted at dpart, CUBASE, more than 1000 euros, you can not complain.

Yes, I would do without this choice hsiter ...
08/04/2007

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Steinberg Cubase 4
- Installation is it without problem?
The installation poses no problem. I installed smoothly on my laptop and my computer studio. Few minutes to install the program and the bank of the HALionOne, supplmentaires few minutes to install patches update, you plug the cl anti piracy and it works. Only inconvnient, TRANSFR cl between the fixed and portable for mobile use: not practical and scary to lose.

- Have you experienced any incompatibility?
All my old VST plugins work perfectly, I do not have directx plugins so the fact that Steinberg has abandoned these types plugins in Cubase 4 drang me absolutely not!

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
I did not touch the first textbook "grip" because I know cubase. As against the (gros!) manual is complete and trs trs enjoyable, I read and reread.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

- What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)
Motherboard: P5BE more
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Ram: 2GB
HDD: 500 GB
Sound Card: E-mu 0404 + m-audio audiophile firewire
Win XP64 + Windows Vista Dual Boot

- The software works he correctly on this configuration?
Perfectly under vista provided to ASIO reset the launch of cubase. Nickel APRS, but happiness.

- This software + hardware configuration is stable?
Trs trs trs crashes rare with the latest patch update. Closing times cubase s'avre trs long without knowing why. Still some bug, j'espre they will be corrected in version 4.1 due out ending for.

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
Since its release in September 2006.

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Assets:
* User interface and "workflow" in gnral
* The MIDI and audio editors
* New effects (amp simulators, compressors ...)

Cons:
* Bugs need to know around
* Provided the synths do not give me want to replace those I possde dja

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
I tried SONAR, Live, Tracktion, FLStudio, but I stayed since I use Cubase Atari era (we do not change a winning team)

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes!
La YoOne03/04/2007

La YoOne's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Steinberg Cubase 4
No problem to install, everything went well particulirement Droulez!
Ms. upgrade the license has any possible concerns (something that seemed a little more complex)

Little trouble against by the old plugs with sx3: my old projects to be reconfigured. So, in Council, upgrade and then go on preferences of nine.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

My conf:
XP 64 3700 +
1.5 GB RAM
SD galore
Soundscape Mixtreme interface in the table and mix DM24

No problem of stability: 0 (yes, zero-) crashes since installation.

I put 10 pts for the stability adquate perf n'tant little quantifiable and I did not feel any gain or loss

OVERALL OPINION

I use it since January 2007, some knowledge of studio, personal work, and really, it's a great product.

J'apprcie ennnormment:
<ul> the prrglages that save a lot of time
the audio engine seems to me further: we can finally work on the infra low
plugin EnvelopeShaper: excellent plugin that allows to isolate sounds based on their envelope, perfect to mix battery
</ul>
Certainly, the upgrade is a bit pricey, but well worth the money.