Steinberg Cubase 5
Steinberg Cubase 5

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

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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 35 reviews )
 14 reviews40 %
 12 reviews34 %
 3 reviews9 %
Value For Money : Excellent
Editorial review
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Users reviews

BadApple's review"Too expensive for how it runs"

Steinberg Cubase 5
When setting up cubase 5 I had no problems with compatibility at all, the set up was easy as can be and the manual was very clear.
All the functions and objects in the program I feel are very hard to use and take a very long time to master.
I dislike how over complex cubase is for a digital audio workstation.


On my set up of 4gb ram and 1.8GHz processor, this runs perfectly.
There is no lag when producing or recording in but I there always seems to be a little delay if recording piano through a mic to the playlist, this can be very annoying and you will have to do some real time moving work to get it in the right place which on this digital audio workstation is a bit of a pain.
I used it for about 2 months or a month before moving onto a different digital audio workstation as this one just seemed like too much hard work for what I managed to achieve.
I can not fault it in performance though but I just dislike how it seems to take longer to do things than it does on other DAWs.


It feels as though there is too much work you have to do to accomplish a simple task on this DAW.
The whole mixing down aspect of cubase 5 is a real horrible experience also, this is only my opinion but I just really dislike it.
Value for price is horrific, £600 for something as bad as this is an outrage in my opinion especially with the vsts that come bundled with it, they look like a teenager had put them together.
I would definitely not use this product or buy this product again at all, there is just something about it that is extremely frustrating about it.
I would go for a different DAW definitely.
This was the first DAW that I used and it almost put me off production all together. My friend told me to get another one and now I love producing again.

chguigoz59's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Yuck!"

Steinberg Cubase 5
No worries at this level


It is stable, fairly light.
Interface worthy of a bad toy, it is shameful!
It looks like a soft 20 € to be bought in supermarkets.


I was an avid user of Logic Audio and unfortunately, Emagic has stopped on all pc in 2003 but ...
Even after almost 10 years, is an excellent logic sequencer cubase well above would be that at the interface and the environment.
So I returned to Logic Audio Platinum 5.3 (the 5.5 plant in Vista) until I'd not paid a mac.
I stupidly lost my money and my time thinking that since 2003 had cubase better.
It was good cubase, but atari .....

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

Steinberg Cubase 5
Installation is no problem it? Yeah
Have you experienced any incompatibility? NO
Gnrale configuration is easy? YES
The manual is clear and sufficient? ... Yeah


What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..) p5 DUAL COR 2GB 500GB EDIROL FA66
The software works he correctly on this configuration? NO
What performance? (If quantifiable)
This software + hardware configuration is stable? BOF


How long have you use it? 5 months
What is the particular feature you like best and least? no more ... too much of the policy unless steinberg stick with their copy protection, which no tight deadlines and the level of conflict cr LGAL among users of Cubase.
Have you tried many other models before acqurir? I had all the version before since Cubase VST 3.5 until today, but so far it seems that other software are much better.
How do you report qualitprix? abusive
Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...
Not at all!