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Steinberg Cubase 7

Cubase 7, General Sequencer from Steinberg in the Cubase series.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 17 reviews )
 10 reviews59 %
 4 reviews24 %
 2 reviews12 %
Value For Money : Excellent
nin110/06/2014

nin1's review"Cubase 7 Offers More!"

Steinberg Cubase 7
Cubase 7 is offering numerous features that will fit in your workflow right away. Many users will not expect the additions to the latest edition of Cubase because many DAWs aren’t really upgrading the main characteristics of the DAW, but only add a few updates just to release a new version. The Steinberg developers have done an amazing job and it is great to know more about the new features in Cubase 7. One of the most notable changes comes to the program’s mixer window. It is called MixConsole and you will notice the changes right away because they have changed it completely. The workflow will be a bit confusing at the beginning, but you will get used to it quickly. It offers an option to use it full screen and the channel linking is drastically improved. In the previous versions, it wasn’t easy to find the plugins you want to use, but that is not a problem anymore with the upgraded search engine of the Cubase 7. The control room is designed much better and it is more user-friendly than before. Also, they have re-designed the buttons and controls on the mixer, which gives you a new feeling while you are working on your new track.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

For the people that are into MIDI, there is an update regarding the Chord Track feature because it allows a new workflow with harmonize and transform functions. It is interesting to know that the Chord Assistant suggests chords if you can’t find a way to the perfect melody. None of the other DAWs can offer this feature because the experienced developers of Steinberg have done a marvellous job. Another new feature, is the Hermode Tuning. Many producers have trouble combining fixed intonation instruments with non-fixed, so this addition will support their goal and help in the process of combining. The Voxengo’s CurveEQ has also been upgraded even if this feature wasn’t so important to be upgraded since it was doing a fine job even with the previous version. But, the Cubase users will love the MixConvert because it is able to convert multi-channel audio to stereo. Many of you were waiting for this feature since it makes the job much easier. Another update is offered in the VariAudio because in Cubase 5, it wasn’t able to help in the auto-tuning process. Now, with excellent algorithms, you can easily add it in your project. Of course, there are additional samples in HAlion Sonce SE in the new Hybrid Expansion kit and it is one of the best things in every new version of Cubase.

OVERALL OPINION

As a surprise it can be considered the MemZap and VST Connect SE. The MemZap allows you to use the new recalling edit windows in session for back-and-forth editing, and the VST Connect is a realtime online collaboration tool and it can be also used a stand-alone Cubase interface. Nuedno’s latest version is very similar to Cubase 7 and the similarities can be easily found because they are developed by the same company, so it is easy for them to look alike. The purpose of Nuendo is based on video and audio, but if you are interested in creating the perfect sound, Cubase 7 is the best option of those two DAWs. I have to mention that there were a lot of bugs After the Cubase 7 installation and you will have to visit a lot of forums in order to overcome the mistakes. It is great that there are a lot of people who are ready to provide help when it comes to software such as this. The price is affordable since we are talking about one of the best software for creating and mastering music, but it is still an expensive DAW.

Pros:
- MixConsole
- Chord Assistant
- Voxengo’s CurveEQ
- MixConvert
- MemZap
- New Sounds and Samples

Cons:
- Installation bugs
- Expensive
ejmitra2509/03/2014

ejmitra25's review"A great audio software for all level"

Steinberg Cubase 7
Choosing between pro tools and Cubase was the first challenge to me. These are the most powerful software I think exist today. They were used by the professionals when composing and producing audio. After watching/ reading all the reviews, I decided to buy Cubase 7 in Singapore.

The box contains the installers and the Dongle (it’s like a key of a car, it won’t run without it). And lots of free additional synth and instrument but it is all for trial period only (60 days)
Installed it on my mac and it took me 2-5 hours including the download of all the drivers and the new update of Cubase 7.5. The installation was very easy because the instruction in the manual was very clear and detailed

When I run Cubase for the first time the first menu that it will show you is the free tutorial videos. The tutorials did guide me on how to use their new features like the all new designed mixer.

I am not new in Cubase because I’ve been using since Cubase 5. And I see a lots of new changes like the color and added features like the A/B comparison which you can compare 2 different settings of any plugin like the reverb

So far I have not experiencing any compatibility issues with my mac mid 2013 running osx 10.9


SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I've been using Cubase 7 for the past 4 months and this is what I observed:

-Working with the Cubase 7 is much faster now you can now search for your tracks by just typing the name or keyword of a certain audio track

-More organized than before, you can now add pictures to any track too. This helped me find and organize my tracks easily than the older version

-The Chord track really helped me to choose what chord in a certain scale to be used. This is great when you are composing a new song

-The Vari Audio was improved ( the auto tune of Cubase) less robotic artefacts are heard when you correct your pitch

- The A/B comparison is very helpful when using equalizer


OVERALL OPINION

I really enjoyed using Cubase 7. I think what you pay is what you really get. What I really like the most is the newly redesigned Vari Audio, this will improve my vocals when producing my composition

Pros
-The re designed mixer will help you mix and master more efficiently
- very easy to install and use
- run in both Mac and PC

Cons
- if you loose the dongle, the software will not run and it will take time to give you a new one

sw8002/02/2013

sw80's review"Still great, but not a lot of new changes"

Steinberg Cubase 7
I just purchased the Steinberg Cubase 7 upgrade (not upgrade from 6.5). This software is a MIDI DAW and audio software workstation that has unlimited audio and MIDI tracks. It comes loaded with over 50 plug ins and a handful of VST’s. The VST’s that came with it were nothing special to me but I already had a ton of other VST’s that I had from FL Studio and Ableton Live so they worked fine in Cubase 7.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Cubase 7 for me was easy to understand because the layout and basic functions of it where no different than the older versions of Cubase. This version does seem to be a lot faster though, loading effects and VST’s has never been easier. Even some of the VST’s that I use that hog up the CPU do not seem to take up much CPU when I use them in Cubase 7.

OVERALL OPINION

Cubase 7 runs smoothly and has not given me any issues. I was a little upset that I had to upgrade and still pay 250 because I didn’t upgrade from version 6.5. I think users should be able to upgrade at the normal upgrade price no matter what previous version they are using or have.
There are over 2 thousand VST sounds that come loaded with Cubase 7 but don’t be fooled because all of them are not the best of quality. The presets that come in Ableton, Logic, and FL Studio where all better to me.
There is a new feature in Cubase 7 though that I think is really nice to have, it is a “chord track” feature that makes it easy to compose off of your basic chords and Cubase 7 makes it really easy to modify those chords and arrangements almost effortlessly. This really helped me be creative with my progressions and melodies. But that was the only feature that I really felt was a big difference from before and maybe the workflow is a little more user friendly and easier to work with.
studjazz11/01/2014

studjazz's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Finally, the "play list" function .... !!!"

Steinberg Cubase 7
If it took 11 version of Pro Tools to be able to do a quick export, it will be version 7.5 of Cubase to benefit from the "play list" function.

The "play list" allows you to save multiple versions of the same track (ex. Singing soloist) without having to create new tracks.

Management and editing are simplified, faster, differently from Pro Tools, but equally effective: Cubase uses the copy / paste function while Pro Tools uses a small arrow that sets the selection in the main track. In both cases the selection takes place without risk of offset.

In order not to clutter your screen, the play list opens and closes.

The tool is especially useful for instruments with many tracks (drums), which so far was really galley ...

Praise you Lord Steinberg, you finally heard and answered the prayers of users ...

PS. Little tip for installation on Mac. The installation is by default 32 bits.
To switch to 64-bit, click the icon of non-activated software, go to setting and change. Cubase will open in 64 bits.
Taotopia10/30/2014

Taotopia's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Crazy about this app!"

Steinberg Cubase 7
No problem with the installation.

For the configuration in general, certainly need to know the software a minimum, but if you look it over and through the net one can quickly find a solution to his problem.

The only incompatibility I could meet it with third party plugins (vst / vsti). If your VST versions are not good compared to the machine or soft (x32 or x64), you can have problems with crashes and others. But that it is not due to soft;)

Manuel satisfactory.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Installed on a Windows Intel I7 8.1 3.4ghs and 16GB of RAM, the software runs great! Even with a full big project in VST insert I have not been able to plant my machine.

It is very stable and so far everything is going well. In addition to any problems do not hesitate to contact support.

OVERALL OPINION

For years I use Cubase and I have version 7.5 since January 2014 (free update on the site).

I have tried other software before buying it but I much prefer it's my hobby that one.

What I like most:

- The functions clear editing
- New native Cubase VST
- The "control room" feature that allows you to configure your input / output relative to your hardware gear (very useful in the studio) channels

What I like least:
- The support that once answered me in English or translated in bad French.


The value for money is correct, it is sure that it is expensive for an app, but you pay the price.

I remake that choice without hesitation, I am a crazy Cubase!
iansorcerer10/06/2014

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

Steinberg Cubase 7
Installing a complex strand, especially implementation of the license. The general configuration is not always easy, but given the gas plant ...

Chapter incompatibilities, I 2: Glitch plug in one that does not simply not work; and worse plug East West Voices of passion that made me downright crash Cubase, and made silent vst synths; I totally uninstalled. I have also reinstall Native Reaktor and Kontact.

Manual is clear; most of the time ... (There are excellent training in Elephorm)

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

PC with Windows 7 pro 64bit; intel i5 760 quad core 2.8GHZ, 8G of RAM (soon 16); Map Focusrite Scarlett 18i20.

When it works it works well. That said, cubase plant stability is average and it is better to think up regularly. Since version 7.5.30 can not use the "Steinberg Hub" function (Steinberg is working on the problem).

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 9 months. I tried FL Studio I left too dry fall. I used a Presonus Studio One moment one, which is really excellent. I switched to Cubase; providing dedicated hardware etc many more possibilities, there is more surface ...

What I like:

- The opportunities Cubase offers
- The Synth Pad Retrologue and shop, and the tube compressor (Emulation From DBX 566)
- The exellent combination Cubase with my Nextar Panorama P6
- The Console

What I like least:

- Everything is complicated in cubase, if app is not really intuitive
- As I said above the perfectible stability (that's what I dislike the most)
- The plugs effect, a little cheap, not pro, improved, not up the sequencer (for a majority of them)
- The fact that one can not make the internal bus as is desired

Cubase allows for an infinite number of things; next to that Groove Agent and Halion Sonic 4 light version is a bit soft for a paltry € 500. So the correct value for the right price.

Do the selection, be little but not sure, I would try to benefit competition among the best known before making my choice
wxc10/04/2014

wxc's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Almost a maturiter !!!"

Steinberg Cubase 7
The installation is done it without problems?
Me no problems

Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
Yes, the software itself each closing cubase I had a imcompatibilités prompt in Windows 7 64bit and mix console that made me a white screen every time I wanted to open it, but since the last time a day (05/07/30) I have no problems FINALLY !!!!!

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Sometimes I used

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)
Acer M5910 Core i5 3.20GHz 4GB ram, M-AUDIO M-QUAD TRACK!

What performance? (If measurable)
Very good, never in the red (a trentaines audio tracks pm) although cubase 5 was less greedy!

The software works he correctly on this configuration?
The latest update (5.7.30) settled my problems except with my software Arturia Oberheim SEM V which crashes occasionally, but it's the only one!

This software + hardware is stable?
As said above the last update my set of problems and I finally gain stabiliter, and I'm quiet when I work (for once the media understood my problems) and in cubase 5 is still more etaits quiet at this level the !!!

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it?
3 months

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Cubase 5

What thing do you like most and least?
+ It is the most beautiful, the console is nice to use and I like Padshop it sounds interesting and easy to use, editing, midi audio is still as simple and neat and orderly timeline is a reference on all under the eyes right away and live it's convenient, I like Retrologue but I stand by my hunger!

The least - I'll be live !!! but for 525 euros you always have a groove agent 4 and halion sonic se (light version) I think its still limits for the price of the software it could put us a full version and turn mystic and spector that either many interest !!!
Project on heavy long can I find a start has !!
But this is not a disaster

How would you rate the quality / price
This is the price anyway

With experience, you do again this choice? ...
When love cubase ....
miuzik03/04/2014

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

Steinberg Cubase 7
No worries installation. I have several versions of cubase and generation (32 and 64 bit) and no compatibility issues (vista 64)

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

8GB - Vista 64-2 profire 2626 (firewire + ADAT optical connection)
It is very stable and it will run well.

OVERALL OPINION

I use Cubase since it exists. The great novelty of version 7.5 are the interface and LoopMash which is great. After that will not be used for all projects is obvious.
M.Dupond08/10/2013

M.Dupond's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The best for the composition"

Steinberg Cubase 7
The installation is done it without problems?
Ah, that sucks! ilock system etc ... DL license online. I want them so much for all the security that makes things more complicated.

Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
Under Windows7 sometimes his plant. But in enssemble software runs well.

The general configuration is easy?
As easy as another sequencer (PT, Live, etc)

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Perfect

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

What is the configuration of your computer?
Ah jsais more he 8MB ram 1terra a big processor (its HP remaining)

The software works he correctly on this configuration?
Well-on. after 20 + vst izotope master in his starts rowing hard.
If the audio track would not have it any lag.

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it?
1 year (a little less, since October I think)

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Yes (Pro Tools, Live, FL etc.)

What is the particular feature you like best and least?
It is simple, clear, perfect for the composition (RnB, Techno else.)

50% student version. (Either 250 or 300e) I remake is choice without hesitation)
mrfat06/23/2013

mrfat's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" SUCCESS"

Steinberg Cubase 7
RAS

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

since the last update: ras

OVERALL OPINION

bravo, very nice software to use, very powerful, super ergonomic. Whether for MIDI or audio everything is there. I'm on cubase since VST32 lately, I thought to go under Logic, PT and even live, but I tried cubase 7 more hesitation stay on cubase!

Today all sequencers are very efficient, so the choice is made for small details and therefore it is very subjective.

In that for me to compose, mix, get on video it's perfect!