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 36 reviews )
 15 reviews42 %
 12 reviews33 %
 3 reviews8 %
Value For Money:Excellent

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

Steinberg Cubase 5
No problem for me with the installation. Almost everything is automated, just a few rglages for the sound card but not rocket science.


Turns of thunder on a pass a little config (AMD 3500 + with 4G0 of ram). For larger projects, NCESS to go through the gel or the audio tracks but mainly of the vst, not Cubase. Can be planted in those moments but the lche so easily and allows most of the time to save (crash warning).


I use it for several years. This is a complete tool and I still discovering! ... I tried other programs but for me the most stable. I recommend it with closed eyes who wants to spend time trying to understand all its features.

LakotaDY's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Simple and ffective"

Steinberg Cubase 5
No problem installing and configuring a relatively simple (even when it should know a little).
I have never encountered incompatibility with cubase in gnral and I work with PRS for 10 years.


I worked the era and I worked with this version of Cubase on Windows XP3 with a Core 2 Duo with 2GB of RAM (my memories of APRS).
In terms of sound card I have to pass several Cubase5 (EMU 0404, M-Audio Delta 66, Digi 002 ...).
With 2GB j'tais some limit so I went and 3GB config 'turned properly.


I used Cubase 5 for 3 years then I pass the version 6 (because I had the chance).
I tried a lot of DAW (before and during cubase 5) One studio, Sonar, Abelton, Fruity ...
Honntement, I think it's a deal "with his usual DAW" as ergonomic work Determines whether to choose between them all, but for those who have yet to exp experience and not try any squenceur Currently, I try ample prompts cubase 5 (or 6 as it is no longer marketed.
With this squenceur gnraliste, you can expect a good product trs, simple, effective and clever, and what you will come out will be more effective (with a few hours of practice).
Steinbeirg version offers several new (Element cubase, cubase Artist, Cubase ...) so I think in terms of price is the choice (of time or you know exactly what you want with couraging cubase).
Exprience with this choice I would do without hsiter.

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 .....

cslevine's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" disappointed, stay on SX3"

Steinberg Cubase 5
yes it's nothing to say


it also works well, technically speaking


after making the upgrade from Cubase SX3 and tested on two pieces native Cubase 5 I quickly realized that I will remain in Cubase SX3 for my new songs.
First nasty surprise: the change in file format plugins, instead of vst3preset FXB / FXP. Proprietary Cubase 5
Two surprises: unable to save its own settings, other than by an interim management of an obscure "MediaBay" Steinberg signed. In short: data no longer belong to the musician but Steinberg.

In short a shame!
Third: MediaBay! Obligation to spend to manage new plugins presets and settings, this in a proprietary format of "database".
Everyone who has a little computer know the fragility of such systems. The databases are the house of cards, the weakest link in information technology.
Everything is managed via a file located in a mandatory obscure subfolder of C: \ Documents and Settings!

I use Cubase since 1989, I was much pleased with the updates until 2000, then to CUBASE SX3, as I stood there and now it's over, especially since I CUBASE paid many times more expensive, with their system update, and as a loyal customer, that any new customer.

A dissatisfied customer who has already spoken to many, many people, and notament on radio stations.
As for Steinberg, bought by Pinnacle, does more with hundreds of comments from users who are yet in the same direction in the forums.

Jerry's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Last known good ..."

Steinberg Cubase 5
No installation problems.


Core I7 3.20 to 24 GB DDR3 - EVGA ATX.


I use cubase 5 since its release, I am very satisfied! For cons, I wanted to buy cubase 6, there is a bug that is not in the 5 and that I find unacceptable, the first note of a component is not taken into account by the "vst expressions" on asked me hanging around until the next update of Cubase, the 6.1 ... Although their desire to claim damages and interest :-(

myrmecia's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Perfect"

Steinberg Cubase 5
Installation is no problem, maybe a bit of hell when security everywhere.
The best part of this program is compatibility with other product companies computer music
I like the mindset of Steinberg, the forums are very numerous and meet all kinds of problems. There are comprehensive tutorials to learn.


Performance: The program uses the least possible resources and there are options like "compel compensation / delay" that allows to reduce the CPU or RAM. So everything is designed to make the application as simple as possible.


I use it all the time in 6 years. I tested it on a lot of config in the studio at home and there was never any serious problems, I never lost or corrupted project files
It is suitable for any type of project and what I like is that it is a professional program that is still accessible to beginners) and above that is not airtight (which I criticized a little ProTools)

What I love most: the mindset of the German firm and the quality and accessibility of the program at all levels.
Fewest: frankly I'm breaking my head trying to find a less but I find it very honestly no ...

Value for money excellent, it's a Rolls for the price of a Renault 5

La_Zouille's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good tool."

Steinberg Cubase 5
The facility was long but was without problems.

I waited a few days to update the license because the site was overloaded steinberg (I got it for Christmas).

The manual is very well done, yet he must find the time and the courrage read the whole (...) This


cubase works at the time of writing this review with:
Imac 27 'DualQuadCore 8G Ram, HDD 2T and Snow Leopard.
Alesis MasterControl; Digimax D8, Yamaha Motif XS, and HP PSI

Everything running smoothly, the installation was long mainly because of all the drivers to install and configuerer.

In a bit more than 1 year of work I've only had 2 problems: a 2 times Cubase unexpectedly closed and reopened the restaurant in session.

The performances are more than correct, and it works well with the heavy sessions.


I therefore used for over a year and a half.
I used a few years before the famous Digidesign ProTools HD1 and a ProTools_LE for home.
I can not compare that with Digidesign ProTools.

The price / quality ratio is very correct.
We can work with a larger quantity of material.
The updates are installed simply.
We can more easily "wander around" session because Cubase is most widespread.

With a year of practice, I can say that I can do exactly the same thing with ProTools HD1 I used.

With experience, I REFERRED choice.


FeeL-31's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Cubase 5, almost complete ..."

Steinberg Cubase 5
installation without problem, n'tant not interrested I have not loaded Halion Symphonic Orchestra.
the file size VST expression "(1CD alone) is not behavior and negligible I loaded all the same ...

configuration quite easy even if I had touched a cubase for over 15 years, the era which was only manage MIDI

manual clear and specific on, very large, multilingual, excellent surprise by opening the box!

Incompatibility can not run some VST, even rcent, it may be to the fact that I did not upgrade the 5 5 1 makes me crash (not always resolutely )
for example in the Arturia Minimoog / 5 Modular, ARP and Prophet pass very well, but the Jupiter 8, Analog Factory, Brass and CS 80 does not pass and make me crash in the opening or they covered but open the window of the instrument is empty (Jupiter 8 and CS 80)

I t also of the Halion because I expected the possibility of using it "function sampler" well no
So I tried the SampleTank VST that comes out in October beginners free version but it makes me crash too ...

my opinion is mixed and give rise July 1


Used with Windows 7 (64 bit) on a PC assembled "on top" based Quad Core Intel I980 P. 8 GB of RAM and very good SSD 160 GB, part of my problem plugin vst, everything is very stable and even with a piece of 10 min. 28 tracks of which at least 15 with VST plugin's "additions" (ie those not included) and 1 3 effects per track on average + 2 / 3 master effects, nothing bronchus and Asio support is very very low, the level in the transport bar debonding of the minimum penalty! superb, but we Specifies that my PC is very sturdy ...


I use it for over a month and despite my problem with some plug-in compatible VST's I'm pretty happy, it still lacks even a "real" sampler, it Some progress Halion do with (the version should be included Halion Sonic, too bad ...)

I tried Live and Acid Pro 9 prfr but I am leaning towards a brand I knew dja (even if c'tait 15 years ago) especially as I'm on heating and Sequel 2 demo version of Cubase 5 before ;-)

I REFERRED certainly raise this choice but the price more ngociant taking Halion Sonic 2 / 3 other plug-in's with ...

djftc's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Comprehensive"

Steinberg Cubase 5
Installation is very simple (follow instructions).

There are some incompatibilities with some old VSTI virtual instruments when using the 64 bits cubase 5.


PC with Intel Quad Core, 8GB RAM, Sound Card Steinberg CI2

Software running very well. It also works great on a small laptop that I have with a lower config. Problems arise when one starts using a little too VST or VSTI instrument.


For nearly a year. It is very complete.
varese from nylon04/26/2010

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

Steinberg Cubase 5

* The installation is done it without problems? No major problem but a crash with one version 5.0:
Have you experienced any incompatibilities? not
The general configuration is easy? bp without particular
The manual is clear and sufficient? yes except I find it unfortunate and quite incomprehensible that the tutorial plug-in does not receive a printed manual (now on DVD)


* What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)
Brand new computer is based on a gigabyte card processor, iCORE July 4 cores, 4 G0 RAM, sound card MAUDIO Layla 24/96, 2 HDDs Samsung F1 1T0, N210 video card, 64-bit Windows 7 pro

This software + hardware is stable? yes

The software works he correctly on this configuration?
No major pb management impossible except in the 96 khz with bugs in the project config (unable to copy a pattern in the track beatdesigner noon routing problem SDIF output)

What performance? very efficient but the ram is limited to the reverb impression with intermittent red zone. The pb is in the process of resolution for version 5.5, otherwise the classic reverb software operate without pb.


* For how long have you been using it? 1 week

* Did you try many other models before getting this one? For years I know Cubase, so I master quite well. Knowing software means more time for music and less for oware computer and / or read the manual

What thing do you like most/least about it?
+: Very ergonomic, very full, almost no need to go install too much to make a serious side to the home studio. All in one side is a plus especially with the right tools. The window opening projects from version 5.1.1 is a real plus with a real typical setup for each shot of guitar, voice. Very significant

-: It does not comes to mind (if not a joke tautological: it is not software that makes the inspiration :-)

What is your opinion about the value for the price? more honest, very good if we measure the work of product development.

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? undoubtedly