Steinberg Cubase 6
Steinberg Cubase 6

Cubase 6, General Sequencer from Steinberg in the Cubase series.

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Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 23 reviews )
 10 reviews43 %
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Value For Money : Excellent
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  • 02/13/11Steinberg Cubase 6 Review

    Steinberg Cubase 6 Review - Cubase SiX

    While Avid and Cakewalk launched the new versions of their respective flagship sequencers just before Christmas, Steinberg chose NAMM 2011 to present the wistfully awaited version 6 of Cubase. This new version doesn't mess too much with the foundations of the sequencer but rather brings many new features regarding handling and functionality.

Users reviews

vsavagellc's review"One Of My Favorite Daws"

Steinberg Cubase 6
I ordered Cubase 6 in January of 2012 I found the application very easy to install as with the older versions of the software. I didn't need to use the manual but I thought I'd go through and learn some new features since I haven't used the application since version 3 (yes I've been that out of tune with the app). I've used version 4 at a friends house but never really dug into it like i have with Cubase VST, Cubase SX and so forth. If you've used any version of Cubase SX you'll be able to move around cubase 6 with ease. I had no problem getting around the application at all but if you haven't used cubase the manual is user friendly


I've been using Cubase 6 for a bout a month mainly for small vocal recording projects. I use it with windows 7 operation system. For me the experience have been nothing short of great. I haven't had any crashes or compatibility issues. The plugins I use a long with this DAW are

Native Instruments Komplete
Sampletank 2
SR 202 Drum machine
Maschine (as a plugin)

I also use Reason (in review mode)sometimes and it's been smooth. I don't have a ton of ram on my system (laptop) I'm running it quite well with 3 gigs of ram and a Dual Core Processor. if you can get a strong processor or have one that would be excellent and serve you well


What I like most about Cubase 6 is it gets the job done. I was able to import older projects i had created into the new version without a problem. Cubase 6 was easy to pick up. Most people say once you've used one DAW the rest are pretty much the same. I find this to be true but especially true if you've used cubase before. I do wish the application was a little cheaper $300 but I mean I wish everything was a little cheaper. I've worked with many other DAWS such as

Pro tools
Ableton Live

Cubase has always been better in my opinion as it's excellent in handling both audio as well as midi. Pro tools is good but not so versatile when it comes to midi Logic.. I could never get past the gui I love sonar but cubase just works for me better... Sonar would hiccup and crash Cubase not so much

loudfunk's review"A welcome update to Cubase..."

Steinberg Cubase 6
Same old procedure...order the boxed version...wait...install. The install went without a hitch on both my PC and OSX set-up;
As a side note the Steinberg manuals are well written and easy enough to find anything quickly


On my Mac Book Pro 2.4 Ghz laptop...8 gb of RAM with the Motu 896mk3 that is a rock solid mobile recording set-up. I've been using Cubase since when it still was Cubase VST, which is more than 10 years ago. I also use Nuendo, Protools, Logic and Samplitude/Sequoia.


The biggest difference for most users that spend a lot of time in their DAW is whether the User Interface is bearable. From day one I preferred Cubase's and its bigger brother Nuendo's GUI to justt about anything.
In addition to this little things like unlike in Logic the software instruments aren't actually ancient. I love the VST 3 protocol for plug-ins. The way Cubase lets you comp tracks with their approach to separate lanes makes editing a breeze.
When tracking a band without a click track tempo mapping the recording is the fastest I've seen.
The included plug-ins, especially the Cloner are some of my favorites.
The stereo spectrum on tracks can a pan, balance or two individual controls. There is the talk back set-up which makes setting up separate head phone mixes so easy without a physical console.
Plug-ins can be run in addition to the usual insert or send concept also as an insert on the input if ever the need arises to print a plug-in.
Plus you can route the same input to multiple tracks.
Unlike ProTools or Lofic I've never had an issue opening an OMF session regardless of whether it cam from Logic, Protools, Samplitude/Swequoia or anything else.

The new amp simulations plug-ins are on par with the competitions, which unfortunately they're all useless to me.

Anonymous 's review

Steinberg Cubase 6
Steinberg Cubase 6 is, just completely like its predecessors, one of the biggest trials to set up, unless of course, you already understand Cubase and its ins and outs. What ends up happening is a massive polarity between people who already know everything about how to use the program, and people who have never seen Cubase before and are wondering where the option for routing audio, and setting up inputs and outputs, and how to actual get Cubase to listen to their set ups. Cubase is a mess right now when it comes to intuitiveness. It has seemed to reach a point where its main goal is not to attract new customers, but to retain them. And while I cannot attack Steinberg for that incredible marketing decision (hint; people who use other digital audio workstations are enamored by Cubase 6's features) I still cannot give Cubase a high score in this sector. I am being generous with this.


Cubase 6 runs a lot better than Cubase 5. I do not feel the need to bring my set up to attention because that is a simple fact that objectively quantifies Cubase 6's performance. Something about the update meant that Stenberg was secretly working under a bit more motivation than to include VST expression and a prettier and shinier graphical user interface. The simple fact about Cubase 6 is that once I got past all of the set up, which I already know how to do, but keep in mind, those of you who are reading this review because you need to know, still quite broken and unintuitive. I ramble. The point is, Cubase 6 runs far more stably than Cubase 5, and that is certainly something that I would not have let Steinberg get away with.


Cubase still suffers from that mentality that everyone who buys the program knows exactly how to use it. This may have been true back in the earlier 90's, where the people with computers had to know quite a bit about how to use them before jumping on, but for goodness sake, Steinberg, you need to figure out how to make you digital audio workstations prettier! Anyone can call me shallow, but the simple point is that long time Cubase users already know the program, and will love it no matter what because they are used to its ins and outs. Cubase 6 still has not figured out window management, and honestly, despite all of its beautifully implemented improvements that I will not bother mentioning because everyone else has, Steinberg needs to figure out workflow.

customersupport's review"Copy protection issues, no telephone support"

Steinberg Cubase 6
When you invest $600 in a product you had better be sure it works. And if it doesn't, good luck getting support from this company. It's emails, emails, emails and "we'll get back to you immediately." Sure thing and boy can you go crazy when you discover issues concerning Steinberg's continued obsession with all sorts of copy protection mechanisms. After the money is collected, you've got no leverage. As a result of my own problems with Steinberg having been a very long time customer, I've just given up and looked at other alternatives which are surprisingly great for half the price. They just built something new from scratch instead of heaping on more slop on this app that has its share of issues which you can read about anywhere. It takes an advanced degree to figure out how to do simple things. Before accepting the fan reviews here, ask yourself how a company could get a long time user of its software this mad. I'm a regular guy like you and I've just seen what can happen and have the electronic evidence to show anyone who cares. Major thumbs down.


I've been using Cubase for over 15 years, seriously. Some things are very good but a good number are far more difficult than need be. And the latency issues at times...


As I said, if you're dealing with severe copy protection methods like are in this program, ask yourself if you want to blow serious money with a company not decent enough to provide reasonable support. I'll show you numerous emails, lack of answers, and you can't call them --- you have to wait for them to call you. There is a reason why so many new competitors came out in this market and after having them screw me repeatedly with their lack of desire to deal with customers and keep cash by limiting support, I have seen the light. Don't believe fluff reviews and fans.

Forward/Trickle's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Cubase Elements 6"

Steinberg Cubase 6
Installation fairly easy, but because of enervante authorizations and liscences.
Once installed all drives, the plugs are installed in the VST plugins folder ....
Some imncompatibilités with old VST.


Windows 7/16 ° G Ram / Core I5/DD ° 750G Momentus (Hybrid drive, perfect for zic)
impeccable with Cubase Elements 6
Nano Kontrol 2 JV880 recognized in the DAW.


I use it for 3 months, I had to reinstall after a crash DD. re-authorization a little tedious (do not forget you entregistrer on site
I Cubase SX2 before .... but we recover habits.
48 audio tracks, VST 64 noon and 16 are sufficient for the amateur.
89 euros a box, I highly recommend this little software that provides access to one of the latest versions of Cubase without breaking the bank.
Dj papi09/08/2013

Dj papi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very logicile MAO"

Steinberg Cubase 6
The installation is done it without problems?

The general configuration is easy?
yes according to my instruction manual and video tutorial

Have you experienced any incompatibilities?

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...


What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)

Mac i5

2.8 GHz Intel
4GB 1333 MHz DDR3 memory
mountain lion
motu ultralite audio and audio Delta 66 M map

PC windows 7
intel quad
Keyboard M-audio axiom 49

What performance?

The software works he correctly on this configuration?

This software + hardware is stable?
yes fairly stable throughout


How long have you use it?
for at least 6 years, but not so heavy (starting from version 4)

Have you tried many other models before buying it?

I used the demo of Samplitude (very expensive), sonar, I also have a powered protools 8 and live

What is the particular feature you like best and least?

+ Management vst and MIDI

How would you rate the quality / price?

Cubase has become very affordable when you already have a full version, but still a significant sum to departure

With experience, you do again this choice?

yes cubase is a very good software and easy to take in hand

Cimerian's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent"

Steinberg Cubase 6
Excellent ....


Excellent ....


Excellent ....
I'll upgrade to V7.0!

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

Steinberg Cubase 6
Installation and commissioning of the 64-bit windows 7 nickel.
Compatibility with RME drivers who form a tandem Cubase audio "implantable".
The manual is complete, but the most important is that the logic of this software is so intuitive you do not really need.


PC with Windows 7 64-bit primary disk SSD, 16G Ram °, ° 4T disk storage SATA III, extensive library of audio plug-ins including Izotope, Celemony, and Kontakt sampling, much of the VSL, sound banks dedicated to independent producers, 2 RME audio interfaces with the same driver, with 48 ins and outs.
Inaudible latency, stability concrete quality audio (on my genelec) irréprochab


I use Cubase since the Atari, and it is true that it is as if I fell into it when I was little.
I was IT consultant specializing in Cubase for years, and now I know the software inside and out.
Today, the technique excites me more, and I'm of the composition.
Version 6 and Cubase Windows 7 is so transparent that it can not forget the technique for making music.
Is not this also what we did, with much less possibility at the time the magnetos and analogue sequencers ...
So, I suggest and highly recommend this fabulous tool for all those who want to do well and efficiently, rather than doing only talk gear without knowing how to use what they have ...

choruscom's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good software to use as I!"

Steinberg Cubase 6
No worries installation. But I am on Macintosh ;-)
Just pay attention to the preferences compendre Audio and MIDI and audio drivers.


Config: iMac 27 "(2009) Intel Core 2 Duo 3.33 GHz 8GB DDR3 RAM.
Audio interface / midi Edirol UA-20.
No major concern. Only Addictive Drum (VST) requires launching Cubase 32bit.
I never pushes the cap too far
- 2 or 3 audio tracks
- 5 MIDI tracks max.
I am once 8 audio tracks (Cubase 5), and this was the road.


I use Cubase for ages (I started on the Atari 1024, is saying!)
I've never tried anything else except a little Garage Band (Apple).
I do not see myself changing software, but I'm not a pro!

Wills01's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not convinced"

Steinberg Cubase 6
I wanted to see if Cubase Sonar was definitely better than what I used for over ten years. In fact, Sonar lack of features around the management of "expressions" of instruments. So I bought Cubase Artist. The installation is done, I would say, not too bad ... this is a little less plug and play as Sonar, but runs very well here today.
To the manual ... PDF is the standard ...


The software seems to work well even if I am little used.


In fact, I regret my purchase because I quickly returned to Sonar. The reasons are manifold. Cubase is ugly ... interface with a fully Has been the track settings are less convenient (I think) ... and I had a small crash. function that interested me, I tried to use it with the VSL and I'm not happened. I came back to Sonar is not a priori dedicated to users like me (I'm more orchestration loops rap) but he understands the basics. For cons, I'm probably not very objective because after 10 years of loyalty to Sonar, I had a lot of benchmarks that I was not with Cubase ... one Cubase aficionados might have the opposite feeling towards Sonar!