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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 24 reviews )
 10 reviews42 %
 7 reviews29 %
 4 reviews17 %
 1 user review4 %
 1 user review4 %
Value For Money:Excellent
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  • 02/13/11Steinberg Cubase 6 Review

    Cubase SiX - Steinberg Cubase 6 Review

    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
vsavagellc02/05/2012

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

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

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
Albino
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

OVERALL OPINION

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
Logic
Ableton Live
Sonar

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
loudfunk02/02/2012

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

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.
10/31/2011

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.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.
customersupport06/16/2011

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.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

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...

OVERALL OPINION

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.
Trickle09/10/2013

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.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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 cubase.net)
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.
Drumfish (A-C-CARRÉ)09/09/2013

Drumfish (A-C-CARRÉ)'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very good midi sequencer"

Steinberg Cubase 6
install a hair sucks = + dongle authorization
config fairly simple interface a little confusing at first but is soon to ergonomics
home bugge it often ... can be my config mac dating a little ;-)
overall it is quite stable

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

mac osx 10.8.4
2.4 Ghz proc '
6Gb / ramm
fairly stable config with freeze ... rare but there

OVERALL OPINION

really for 1 year
I have not tried any other cubase before
what I love most ... the vari audio! a killing in misuse!!
vst included sound pretty good, Retrologue is monstrous, well pad metal shop etc etc
I gets off the sequencer Midi and its effects
the audio routing is so easy, one of the easiest I find easier Ableton, and yet ...
I remake this choice without hesitation in addition to Digital Performer him to unparalleled audio engine but requires a computer that hold the road
in order sequencers noon is cubase / digital / ableton / logic pro /
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?
smoothly

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

Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
not

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
yes

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

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
4GB
Keyboard M-audio axiom 49

What performance?
good

The software works he correctly on this configuration?
yes

This software + hardware is stable?
yes fairly stable throughout

OVERALL OPINION

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
Cimerian01/25/2013

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

Steinberg Cubase 6
Excellent ....

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Excellent ....

OVERALL OPINION

Excellent ....
I'll upgrade to V7.0!
snakefinger01/21/2013

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.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

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
the.

OVERALL OPINION

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 ...
choruscom01/20/2013

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.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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!