Steinberg Cubase SX 3
Steinberg Cubase SX 3

Cubase SX 3, General Sequencer from Steinberg in the Cubase SX series.

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 29 reviews )
 16 reviews55 %
 7 reviews24 %
 1 user review3 %
 1 user review3 %
Value For Money : Excellent

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

Steinberg Cubase SX 3


cor 2 duo, 2 gb ram, motu 8pre


4 years

rUgUeUx's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Must"

Steinberg Cubase SX 3
Problem-free installation
Configuration gnrale takes a little practice (because complte trs)
No incompatibility.
Light & Full Manual


Acer (quite old now) / pentium4 2.6 GHz / HDD 5400RPM / soundcard: M-Audio FireWire 410 / Control Interface: Tascam US-428 / master keyboard Fatar
Latency of 7.8 ms base
The software works well for trs what I did.
This config stuff / trs app is stable


7 years


most: trs complete
the least: sometimes compliqubr />
good value qualitprix


cslevine's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Cubase SX3 keep absolutely!"

Steinberg Cubase SX 3
installation without problem.


Yes stable, everything is ok at the technical level.


This version of Cubase SX3 is the most stable and most complete of all versions.

DO NOT cder to + mirrors larks new features in version 5 or CUBASE CUBASE 6, but at the cost of a philosophy diffrent well in the management of some parameter.
- VST plugins presets to the new application format "vst3preset" which is a format Cuabse Owner '5 / 6
- The impossibility of manually back up these so-called SETTING THE VST plugins and the obligation to go through the MediaBay, gre by Steinberg
- MediaBay, like all "virtualization library of deals, is to be much more dangerous than leaving the user grate by him even its own records.
Indeed what intrt Defines the amount of adjectives associated with WAVs, AIF, etc.. if it is to risk the whole day on one computer changes.
If you have a computer at home and in the studio, it becomes ingrable.

Although there is sr VST Expression, but I think it is a mirror for larks, it will take as given that the following plugins QUALITY. I mean, for example those of an artist can prfrer (example for me, "Synful Orchestra, Wivi Band," The Trumpet "," The Sax Brothers "and other exprimentaux). But the only follow this new standard (VST Expression) are Vienna (very nice but extremely coteux!) or ... Halion!: I think for the orchestra, General MIDI sounds amliors, but with an orchestral Halion, bah veil "shouts".
the old "Tchaaaaaang, Tchaaaaaaang" strings ... I like the vintage but l. Here I prfre Synful Orchestra /
(Some examples in music "contemporary"
# p/u/22/HEgzIUESU-I
or the Reaktor. But those are not pass the VST Expression.
In addition to CUBASE 5 always ATTENTION the compatibility of old VST plugins one, some simply do not walk more!
When the VST Bridge caused me directly at my crashes.
More DirectX plugin no longer!

Strangely I have not spoken with version 5 as SX3, just to say that I was still with CUBASE SX3 now late 2011 and put my CUBASE 5 days I'm using it more.

SX3 v3.1.944 is the latest version of Cubase valid. APRS is that Steinberg t bought by Yamaha.

maryland's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" THE HEAVY"

Steinberg Cubase SX 3
Installation quiet, no incompatibility and easy and simple config (if we rfere in the manual of course).


Ultra software professional of all the door


I'm using cubase since its inception for ATARI computer (1987), with t pens to ATARI, its interface is intuitive and does not rev much evolves (not required). Against it by a studio all in one with virtual instruments, audio, video calibration on ... Endless possibilities when comparing one type recorder protools.

delascher's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very effective"

Steinberg Cubase SX 3
The installation went smoothly.
Easy configuration
I encountered no hardware incompatibility.
I did not need the manual to turn it on, to really understand by against the beast and tried to manage at least 50% capacity I bought the official guide.


My configuration of the time:
pc motherboard with AMD Athlon XP 3500 +
AMD Athlon XP processor 2200 ghz
1024 mb ram
hard drive - 80 GB (system)
- 320 GB (storage)
Soundcard: Tascam us122
Master keyboard CME MKEY
Operating system Windows XP
The software works perfectly on this setup.
The hardware + software is very stable


I used it from 2005 to 2010
I was working on VST32 cubase, cakewalk pro audio 8, cakewalk sonar 5.
I started working with the SX3 in my installation in France. The fact of attending studios homes where everyone is registered on the SX3 or protools made me do it. If not personally, at that time I had a preference for products cakewalk.
The special feature I liked best without hesitation, its perfect management rewire. Cubase and Reason in the master live in rewire, vst instrument in fruity loops while running without crashing!
The value for money is nickel, it is a good investment.
Yes I would do with the experience that choice, even if today I went on cubase 5

Azimut2's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Steinberg Cubase SX 3
When installing there is no specific problem but the use of standards problem I encounter, such as The definition of my instruments noon. The delete does not work. APRS contact Steinberg I shave my hard drive to remove the previous version and this is unacceptable! I will return to another software.
Another ngatif use the cl that takes a USB port. Why not put the software directly on the cl?


Pentium IV 2.4 Ghz
Windows XP
I could not test the performance


It's a gas plant with a lot of options, the set is dense. We should be able customize the display much more than what is proposed. There are lots of options that should be able to hide and activate only when needed. This makes it all too complex.

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

Steinberg Cubase SX 3
No installation problems. As a letter in the mail ...
No incompatibilities.
Very simple configuration.


AMD 5000 + Dual-Core/3Go ram / 500 GB HDD / Audiophile USB
The software is very stable.


I'm working on it for 2 years. And I will not change so soon ...
Most: Everything ...
The -: Nothing ...
I tried Cubase and Cubase VST 5 SL2 and SX3 is the best.
A little expensive but vautle time.
I will take it without worries.

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

Steinberg Cubase SX 3
- Installation is it without problem?
without any problem.

- Have you experienced any incompatibility?
When I was Digi001, Cubase does not recognize her, I had the good ASIO driver but can not put (erreur.) I reinstalled cubase and now it works.

- The configuration gnrale is easy?
there is not much to do. If an interface possde multi I / O must be configured and you can save lots of preferences so it's customizable trs.

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Aps I actually read the manual, I looked on the internet plutt when I needed to know something. But indeed we touch a little while to learn (well I always do as a)


- What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)
Pentium IV 2.93GHz, 2.46 GB DDRII, HDD: 160GB internal + 320 GB external sound card from Hercules Muse 5.1 and Digi 001 interface

- The software works he correctly on this configuration?
Trs Yes well, I dj record multiple tracks simultaneously with plug-in without crashing or anything rammer. (A hand that Digidesign ASIO ancessiter Reinstalling a)

- This software + hardware configuration is stable?
yes no problem


- How long have you use it?
9 months

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
most: we save: the mixer with an infinite number of tracks, all rack effects imaginable thanks to the VST plug-in (many free), once we lose the least in all cables (quoique. ..), the audio edition, midi in real time, go with a tape recorder or other magntique simple. And also, and especially the possibility of recording space: the sounds are recorded on Monday (the studio to get a better sound) and we all the rest of the week or more to mix, edit, ...
the least: we lose can be a little atmosphere of the studio, we must remain planted in front of the computer (has No Life), and this computer must be relatively strong so quite new for the maximum capacity software.

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
I Mix Music Studio 3: Cubase 3.0 go, and WaveLabLite MasterUnit is equivalent, but older.

- How do you report qualitprix?
Even when it is expensive, especially that there are versions ultrieures, but when you think that has SAVE.

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...

hugodc1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Steinberg Cubase SX 3
- The installation was done alone
- I had some problems with my usb ports, it is enough that I install the drivers for USB 2.0 so that it works correctly.
- After 2-3 clicks, go!
- The tutorials on the net have summers much more effective ...

8 / 10 because of the manual


- I use a Line6 POD XT as "sound card" and guitar amp, otherwise the bike side, AMD Athlon 1700 + 512MB

- It's more than enough for a couple of tracks, with MIDI and more.

- My computer crashed when I run SX3 because there was the sound card of the computer that fesait conflict with the pod xt, but it was enough that I remove completely the sound card of the computer and it was in cubase set.

8 / 10 because of the mismanagement of the program to switch between the two motherboards


- I use it since September 2005
- I find it extremely easy to use, the effects I use them because of the Quantity already present in the pod (with 3 packs of effect), the interface is ergonomic, customizable, who could ask for more?
- I tried other programs like samplitube, SoundForge and other freeware sx3 but still one that suits me the most.
- Well for the price when a student is expensive! But it's worth Vallue.
- If I had to redo the election, yes I would do now.

8 / 10 because of the price

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

Steinberg Cubase SX 3
Easy installation. some incompatibilities with RME Fireface quickly settled by the Swiss supplier of the product (drivers).
Easy config for anyone interested in sound and computers in general.
I found the manual a bit light for me.
I have often called a buddy at the beginning for reasons not detailed in the manual but when I need a function, I'm looking far enough in compréhenssion and it is not the purpose of the manual to tell all .


XEON dual processor, 2 GB of RAM, half Tera drive, ASUS, RME Fireface 800 ...
Machine installed with Windows Server 2003 and not XP (not flexible enough for music)

I often work 13 to 15 hours without restarting the machine when none or Cubase.
Even at Mac, I have not seen that. His running for three years and I never again anything at all maintenance or separate config defrag and an occasional cleaning (file transfer).
The perfs? Ben I run frequently from 15 to 30 stereo track, MIDI at the same time, the effects on each track (compr-gate-delay-flange etc. ..), a dozen reverbs and everything is fine people working without problems.

In general, I have more than half of perfs after that. I have never used the feature freeze. Well, I had to say it anyway.

Against by the start of the config, I edited the sub tasks and I am still a disk image. Worth for ten minutes, reboot the whole system in case of problems.


I started with the older versions and am now SX3.xx.
No such monitoring on large consoles to send a premix in the headphone of the singer. Apparently this is possible in version 4 but frankly I'm tired of ironing every time at the checkout!
Original effects that are worth nothing! If only they were in steinberg some reading! I use no effects of origin.
Good value. Something finally pro evolving but we need guys to talk more with Cubase musicos because I may not say but the effect worthless. For if I say? Oh sorry!

I stand at the moment but the competition looks increasingly VST so in the future, I guarantee nothing.

Ah, I've said I was not happy effects in Cubase?

Happy New Year 2007 to all. Full of music and small or large projects!