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Steinberg Cubase 7

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

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All user reviews of 5/5 for the Steinberg Cubase 7

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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.
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!
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!
Seith05/19/2013

Seith's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" always on top!"

Steinberg Cubase 7
Installation on a big config win8 64 bit.
Version update cubase 6.53
No bugs while traveling

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Core Extreme motherboard saberthoot x 58 with 32 GB of RAM disk sata ssd and second in
Attention disable windows search services that it monopolizes the disk at times and it just returns to SD down

OVERALL OPINION

I as a user of the first hour on atari
I ve tried to open other and share logic 5.3 PC nothing has convinced me share cubase
This expensive but top
I will continue Steinberg as I breathe
Remember that all sequencers took his interface, the graphical management purpose, it is also VST Steinberg they are the creators and others just pumps and took other directions, but all bear the legacy Cubase in them ........
sebRomeo05/11/2013

sebRomeo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not perfect, but almost!"

Steinberg Cubase 7
So everything is fine, I waited a bit before posting the notice at the beginning because there is always a little unbalanced by new features ... version that was released just too early, several small "bug" for nothing at all because the whole program runs on top! And yet I really used to make huge projects consumption plugs / resources! And I am very hard to please ...

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Performance level, it is much more stable than 5, the monitor vst performance is well thought out (as opposed to 5) and can keep an eye in real time on the status of the asio driver (average and peak) ... new asio guard function is not bad too, a real plus in terms of stability.

OVERALL OPINION

Use for 2 months (about About 40 different projects) in the studio recording (latency 48) mix (approx 50pistes), composing music and live project (to play live, everything is in monitor and with all effects (guitar , bass, electronic drum midi, piano synth) with latency 96 min ...

Sound card rme fireface, win7, 8gb ram, 160gb ssd, amd 4 core proc 3.44ghz

Value for money is still great when comparing similar products, although I would to make cheaper versions without synths and superfluous options ...
varese from nylon02/16/2013

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

Steinberg Cubase 7
Installation: up date for me and obligation to reinstall W7 because it blocked in 64 bits. Then no problem.
Manual englisjh videos but helping the intuition

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

P4 4 GB of Ram
W7 Pro 64-bit
Smooth operation, stable after reformatting

OVERALL OPINION

Since Qqs days. I'm on Cubase for a while and I'm changing quîest'interessante.
Ergonomics is very good, nice and new console hyperfunctioning
The track is really interesting chords to create and track the harmonic grid, it simplifies the composition on the fly mingling of teaching, I love this feature!.
magicfil01/16/2013

magicfil's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Steinberg Cubase 7"

Steinberg Cubase 7
The installation is done it without problems?
Yes. In my case the 6.5.3 Update to version 7
The general configuration is easy?
Yes. No worries
Have you encountered any incompatibilities?
No with my hardware
The manual is clear and sufficient?
The manual just enough for a beginner to configure the bouzni. Regarding the software itself, in the HUB tutorials refer to you tube videos that are now subtitled in French (17/01) this was not the case in December 2012.
Rest for novices Forum CUBASE FRANCE.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

What is the configuration of your computer?
Home made PC.
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Intel Core I5 ​​2.8 Ghz, 16 ° G ram, 4 Tera HD, SSD system 120 G °
Alesis MasterControl Firewire soundcard
The software works he correctly on this configuration?
Perfectly.
This software + hardware is stable?
No problem.

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you been using?
I use Cubase even before the software is called! (Pro 16, Pro 24)
Version 7 since December 2012.
Did you try many other models before buying it?
Not
What is so special that you like most and least?
Quality of workflow that rhymes with ergonomics! simplicity in the work that makes it very fluid. Once the project is up slightly only work on the console channels with inserts, channel strip, send, return, and the whole shebang and the ability to switch between 4 console configurations in the same project makes clear services . Fast and efficient!
the least?
To be picky, I will wish the console fader track of the same color as the selected track!
How do you rate the quality / price?
Given the employment pro, excellent!
With experience, you do again this choice?
Without a doubt. not want to learn new software, automation, shortcuts, workflow etc. ... I'm too old
KaeRZed12/12/2012

KaeRZed's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" In the mix!"

Steinberg Cubase 7
Having buy Cubase 6.5 with my job (which is why I do not know the exact price) in November, I was part of the "grace period" allowing me free update to Cubase 7 this brand nine.
Update the license key e-license immediate download without difficulties from the Steinberg site installation without any worries ... In short, it rolls!

Obviously, as a download, the manual is in pdf but it seems pretty good actually ... for those who speak English!
For French anglophobes, it will have to wait the translation ...

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

At work, they are nice and they provide PC "AlienWare".
Memory, CPU Quad Core (@ 3GHz) with 6GB of RAM and a few TB of hard drive (SATA SSD classical point ... for now).
The system is a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.
In sound card, point of madness: a small M-Audio FireWire Solo.

Everything is pretty stable and quite efficient. In any case, it is enough to do the job: sound design & sound setting in the image on the video which can last from a few seconds to several minutes ...

OVERALL OPINION

I use it only for a few days ... since it was released just a week ago!
For other models tested, I have a choice: I started with Atari Pro 24, then move to Cubase, generations after généretions ...
Cubasis, Cubasis Audio, Cubase 5, Cubase VST32, SX 1/2/3, Cubase 4 / 5.5 / 6.5 and now this version 7. I am a follower of Steinberg!

What I like most about this new version:
- The new blender which, with its Channel Strip is excellent. This channel strip is a bit of a current trend "VST Dynamics" that existed on the VST series: Noise Gate / Compressor / Envelope Shaper / Tape Saturation / Limiter.
Each module can be activated individually, with a choice of model "vintage" and for some inputs SideChain shovel ... Really well done.
I tested the gate with ajourd'hui SideChain + Envelope Shaper for the Sound design and in a few minutes, I had the desired result. What more??
- The ability to place the channel strip insert in pre-or post-insert
- The "audio" at the top of the channel strip to walk super fast routing in the project. When bump on a slice can directly trace the routing (inputs) or down low (bus, groups, outings) in one click. It is fast and efficient!
- The display of a spectrum analyzer in the bottom of the EQ window. Practical and pretty.
- To show / hide the edges of the mix on the fly with a single click, without having to go through the tracks "to hide" which were a heavy disconcerting

What I like least:
- Consignments to pass pre-fader or post-fader, I did not find button. You have to right click on the item to choose ... Not great for ergonomics.
- Entering numerical values ​​in certeines channel sstrip seems bugged .... I double click on a button and it makes me enter the value for the button below ... Gasp!

So ... That's all I've seen in a week but .... if I find something, I say!

In any case, I love the new mixer that is, in my opinion, very powerful and very ergonomic.
I like it, it Cubase 7! :)