Steinberg Cubase Essential 5

Steinberg Cubase Essential 5

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Cubase Essential 5, General Sequencer from Steinberg in the Cubase Essential series.

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Steinberg Cubase Essential 5 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Steinberg
  • Model: Cubase Essential 5
  • Series: Cubase Essential
  • Category: General Sequencers
  • Added in our database on: 08/25/2009

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Steinberg Cubase Essential 5 user reviews

Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 8 reviews )
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Anonymous 's review

Steinberg Cubase Essential 5
Newer audio interfaces which I, by the way, really need to get around to reviewing, often bundle themselves with Steinberg with the venerable Cubase suite of software. In keeping with using only the previous version of the current professional version, the current budget audio interfaces come bundled with Cubase 5 Essential, a program that can get you started in ten minutes if you have used Cubase before, or maybe half a day if you have not. Let me get into my gripe with Cubase, Steinberg needs to make it easier and more accessible to get started, instead of burying it underneath a sea of features geared toward professionals, which, by the way, are largely stripped away in the lite version. Routing audio and setting up inputs and outputs is a pain in the butt if you have never used this program before.


On the subject of performance, while I have found that every version of Cubase, save for the latest version, tends to be a little bit uncooperative on my computer with me. So let me start this section off by saying that I was strangely surprised with how well this performed. Unlike the full version of Cubase 5, this was not as bloated, so I am going to assume that Cubase 5 Essential just does not come with everything that I complained about in the full professional version. Wait. That is a problem. Cubase never in history won any points for the general way it functioned and flowed. It won points for its comprehensive features, especially in midi manipulation, which, being an essential and lighter version, this particular instance of Cubase seems to not have. So, considering the fact that Cubase 5 Essential lacks what makes Steinberg's software special, it is hard to recommend it. It, however, performed well enough for me to consider it an acceptable digital audio workstation.


Steinberg is staying afloat because it seems to own the rights to a million different features that professionals nowadays claim to not be able to live without. Of course, when these features get stripped away in an essential version, the simple truth is there is nothing terribly appealing about Cubase 5 Essential, or any of the non comprehensive professional full versions, for that matter. In the end, if the digital audio workstation is the fulcrum on which you are making your decision, you are best sticking with another.

Ijk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Functional, practical and effective"

Steinberg Cubase Essential 5
Simple installation and configuration. It just happens basically. after some incompatibilities encountered with LE4 comes with a multi-purpose zoom, it's good to use an app that lets fly quietly.
As usual, I did not read the manual.


my config: iMac OS X 10.6.8 / Intel Core i5 2.5 Ghz / 4GB DDR3 1333 Mhz ...
This is not the most powerful ordis range but it does turn your Essential 5 without coughing.
Only problem, insert the included effects created "POP" and other CRACs when we reached 7 to 8 playback tracks export as mixing.
But there is always a solution anyway with the range Steinberg.
Wholesale in essential Essential 5 turns pretty well.


I had Cubase SE. A computer that scorched a new computer that does not accept the old software and is blocked.
So I had to buy Essential 5 2 years ago and from SE to E5, we say "B # @ $ €! # Of & £ @%!, I miss applications!"
But we quickly realized that in other shop that are just as effective, and even completely replacing those we supposedly lost.

In passing, attention to version download demos other apps and plugins for the brand.
I'm stuck because of my soft Sequel Trial 1. Problem solved through the sav. We do not take over me.

But in enssemble, I recommend Essential 5.

MangoSound's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Cubase essential 5 is all in the title"

Steinberg Cubase Essential 5
no pb to be careful to install download e LICENSE
Existence video tutorial on cd rom


iMac motif rack xs Yamaha 01x monitoring coupled hs 50 ad other vsti guitar ring 5, additive drumed ... , Low latency inexistent with good integration with mLAN gear yamaha


2 years in my possession, I had version 3SX pending the years, that I like the least c is the number of track automation clamped in display that has a single inconvenient when we used to mix
Conclusion c is essential to say the bare minimum to start upgrade possibility but relatively expensive

Burnog's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not bad"

Steinberg Cubase Essential 5
Assisted installation very simple and relatively quick.

Constraint? The USB plug to use software which charges an entry on the computer (laptop in my case).


I used it on Macbook Pro (only 2 USB ports!!). I had a big Intel Core 2 Duo with 4G Ram a 250GB hard drive in Sata.

The program does not rowed. Low latency sound card M-AUDIO Fast Track Ultra.


I used 2 years and came back to PC with Cubase 5 full version because I criticized the essential not to have some tools like VariAudio.

I do not exactly redeem this product now that I'm back on the PC.

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