Steinberg Cubase SX 1
Steinberg Cubase SX 1

Cubase SX 1, General Sequencer from Steinberg in the Cubase SX series.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 24 reviews )
 15 reviews63 %
 7 reviews29 %
 2 reviews8 %
Value For Money : Excellent
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Steinberg Cubase SX 1
Not a revolutionary product, more EVOlutionary... but still a very comprehensive feature set.

Price paid

$500 US

would like the dockable windows as mentioned by someone else... it is 2003 isn't it?


Haven't noticed any sound quality problems yet...

haven't used any tech support yet... the updates have seemed to be effective.


A must have for any desktop oriented studio... absolutely!

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Posted by: Unknown ( 6-, 2003)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Steinberg Cubase SX 1
Features are great, haven't found anything of note missing yet although i don't push it that far, and it is my first full on sequencer package. Could whinge about lack of OMF and other film/multimedia options, but i suppose that's what Nuendo is for.

Price paid

AU$ 1400

I found it very easy to usse and get going on. The main thing is getting your head around the file management, clips events parts regions etc.


Sound is as good as your sound card.

not really applicable. It's reasonably stable, has crashed a few times but keep in mind, mine's still v 1.02.


I really like it, i'm not obsessed yet, but i get the feeling i soon could be, was going for logic until mac decided to screw PC users, but i guess that's their job.

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Posted by: Unknown ( 1-, 2003)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Steinberg Cubase SX 1
Everything you need

i think there is still work to do. How about some DOCKING? I am tired of floating windows that need to be managed by hand all the time!


Sounds great

quality - no problem there


I like it a lot

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Posted by: Unknown (January 0-, 2002)

zef2003's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Steinberg Cubase SX 1
The installation is within everyone's reach, as a classical program on Windows XP. Of course, you must have the latest OS from Bill Gates, otherwise it will not work. My soundcard is an M-Audio Audiophile 2496 and no problems with ASIO. However, it must make its settings with the tools of ASIO, to avoid problems of plays and latency. And it's not always obvious without a look at the doc and some tips on the forum. Because the manual is not so clear that it should be, since the gas plant that awaits the future owner of the thing ...


CONFIG: P4 2.4 Ghz PC, sis675 chipset, 3 strips of 256 MB DDR 2100 RAM, two hard drives 40 GB each, sound card M-Audio Audiophile 2496, MIDI SYS-Ego MIDITERMINAL in/4out 4.
The software works well with this config. which was designed expressly for almost ...
CUBASE SX first version, everything is stable.
The latest version shows some vagaries in the CPU depending on file size and content (many or no audio files) Warning when installing some plug-ins with HELGA (in VST and DXi), Cubase SX 2 would not open. I have two days to find it was the plug-ins that was the cause ...


Intensive use for almost a year.
Its main advantage is the import of all audio and video more openness to all plug-ins
Just the SX versions
Good value + prices
Unfortunately, yes ... As Emagic Logic does not develop more PC!

Terminator1972's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Steinberg Cubase SX 1
Installing a simplicity dconcertante.cubase j'ustifi good of his carractère intuitive.


I work with a pc motherboard AMD 2400 + .512 MSI.processeur ddram.disque hard giga.le while 40 has a pair motu can assure you that cubase performance level, if you know someone who has a PC Pentium 4 3GHz 512 mb ram and lounge lizzard and cubase sx, made this little test.prenez care to disable the software patches fond.lancer sx.ouvrez cubase project vide.sur the rack vst activate lounge lizzard. open the VST performance and compare .... fun you add the polyphonie.j 'in which knowledge may be surprised even disgusting .... the fact on this platform AMD cubase seems very stable.


I compose on cubase ... for me it is the ultimate software for compos.une very good management tools for the creation virtuel.disons cubase is the weapon fatal.mais ......... voila.
I have two Mac and PC pc.sur I work with cubase sx mac and I work with DP4 and bias is the same as it hurts very badly.
when I finished an assignment on sx I go on to master mac .... 2 on my platform I have a motu 896 ... you do the test file memes.le realize stereo with pc sx, when the Applying a bias treatment on peak, you take a slap so the dynamics of musical violently impressionante.dans First you say that you did a great purchase cot plugins (I apply the equalizer of bias, and the reverb bundle tc 3.0 and Nomad Factory limiter). believe me it is striking.
Then I import an assignment on dp3 bias was expecting that same slap .... and surprise ......
we felt a change in the mix well when appliqait the same plugins on the file stereo.mais eccart this same dynamic was clearly much less pronnoncer.
departing it was believed that this was due to core audio osx.mais dp3 ignores the core audio osx.seul DP4 uses. I feel that Digital Performer and Cubase SX does not support dynamic in the same way .
you one could tell me what it was ..... keep the soft or machines? in my opinion should be excluded machines. but hey I would like some answers ...
Los Teignos05/13/2003

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

Steinberg Cubase SX 1
Problem-free installation and config match. The manual is what it is ... PDF is a little abuse for software of this award. Especially since it is far from being complete ... 6 / 10 just for the manual, then!


AMD 1500XP MSI K7Pro2 266
256 MB DDR RAM (266)
SB Live Platinum sound card & M-Audio Audiophile 24/96
Everything works well even if the plutt SoundBlaster dcroche (crunches and other parasites) sitt the screensaver starts up. However, this is more the fault of Creative Steinberg as I believe you it ...


I use it since its release, replacing Cubase VST.
When we used to Cubase VST, there is a little palms dpart: the interface of the same normment chang some keyboard shortcuts. After a few days, it never ceases to s'merveiller the ergonomics of the interface (easy to assign multiple outputs even a MIDI track), stability (I believe n ' plant ever Windows XP) and new (MIDI plug-ins): Cubase has never t as convenient to use and if it is not as forward-WRITING that Sonar, he can put his ides shaped trs quickly ...

BUT, because there is a "but", it becomes clear over time that many things are passing the trap between VST and SX. Concerning the particular MIDI (you can not use the compass to DCAL notes in the piano roll) and the Groove Quantize: Defines the System to the application and is an incredible burden, while he needed was a simple drag & drop with Cubase VST 5.

Ct plug, the app is provided and the quality is more or less to go: let's say that by adding some good free plug, you will not get their hands the bag to work in good conditions. (The overdrive / amp simulator can in particular be replaced by plugs of Simuanalog freeware). Specially mention the little vocoder included: it is far from possible Vokator, but the thing is very simple to use and sounds done everything right.

COMPARATIVE SX / SONAR / LOGIC: With its management loops and MIDI plug arrangement, Sonar is more oriented towards the three write, and is simple to use rvle trs. Alas, it is still not compatible VST ... (So ​​say goodbye to the hundreds of free plugs that format ...)
A ct Cubase and Logic are gnralistes and VST: Logic IDAL is if you have a MIDI config complex (more synths, samplers, expanders grate) but it is my feel a little too hard to use ... especially as Cubase SX is of great simplicity for me, despite major default, the last n Steinberg is by far the one that offers the best power / simplicitversatilit the march. It is becoming the most of three squenceurs document (see Eyrolles exxxcccceeeeelllllllent site and space VST).
CONCLUSION: There's good (ergonomics and audio engine), the good months (some plugs dipensables trs) and things you see change Espree (Groove Quantize). We feel that with SX, Steinberg is a good basis that it will take small small complter. Matter be continued.
As for whether you should upgrade to SX VST, all of what you dpend fates: If you mainly use Cubase for audio, is worth it. If you work in normment MIDI, be rather more cautious set may be of.

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

Steinberg Cubase SX 1
The installation of Cubase SX is no problem. Think it is Windows XP. I think it is now possible to use with W98 without setting date and without online help possible!
No incompatibility but beware DIFFERENT plug in instruments, I have one that works but Cubase SX says missing a file. Dll?
In the configuration with all beginners at noon and the audio is a little dlicate. It is true that this is not a word processor and the manipulation of such software is often a Premire of its kind.
The manual is in. Pdf and must be said ... There's a vritable pav ... hard drive for printer ink.


No problem running this software on my config. I had big problem with my config antrieure MIDI-based motherboard ABIT VIA chipset because of the USB or worse (I bought a PCI card with USB ports).
I've never had a crash. The only crashes I meet are not ds SX - well I think - but all the programs that I plug in adds a slave and I feel like a bug, especially if I open a internet session ... not to do. I would also say that my computer is Fully ddi music with just one connection to the net for the records of software and updates. Especially not install Office package on the same computer! Performance is as midi Whereas in audio (treatments differ in appearance and in a timely rels).


I use this software for over 6 months but I knew dj Cubase using it since version 3.7. At the very beginners, there's a few years, I worked on Atari but I never used other software midi / audio on a PC.
A little regret for the GUI. I AIM it seems a little more pro. It would be nickel we can choose the colors of the interface and the Steinberg site offers customized version.
I find the price justification and I advise everyone to buy it but be careful you may not be NCESS to use all functions of the SX ... then you turn the ct version of the SL least coteuse.
I would do the same choice is clear.

; =)

Christian.chenet's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Steinberg Cubase SX 1
Installation is no surprise, it is pensser adbrancher usb port! with a slightly more complicated configuration of the audio if you have 2 sound cards ....


A laptop SONY VAIO GR 214 Pentium 3, 866MHz and 256 RAM an internal hard drive and an external 15 G to 100 G and I have no problems yet!


I SX since its release on PC and I love it! I worked with VST before the small little little brother! for me it has nothing to envy protools! So go see demotour currently

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

Steinberg Cubase SX 1
Not on my machine ...


Regrets concernatn cubase:

no way to put an effect on a mono track Stereo, as sonar on: farewell to the effects, if the insertion Stereo track is not recorded in mono

rappot by a sonar:
sound management are absent, which I for my part much drang,
la'aide edition of a complex external editor from a sonar.

in short, stay on my sonar ador ...



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

Steinberg Cubase SX 1
Really do indicate cot set up, a pin trs is well on its own with Windows XP, no need to be a god of computing.


SONY PCV-RX1 computer
Intel 850MP motherboard with Intel Pentium 4 1.7Mhz, 80GB disk, 256MB RDRAM (Rambus 800Mhz, is still limited because my sound card on USB port that is consuming the machine).
I have the original sound card (Yamaha YMF743-S a 16bit with WDM driver) + card audionumrique EDIROL UA-5 USB port with WDM driver)
The software works well but the driver trs sound card EDIROL seems not to like the prsence another sound card driver ... o some instability at times.


I use it for beginners October. I love all homogne "all in one" software, no need for too many products. The least, it is still many bugs in version.
CAKEWALK before I tried that worked well (not the latest version which has just been released) SX is really the step above. Despite the possibilities of the software, the grip is almost empty.
It's expensive, too expensive compared to competing products that offer almost as much for half the price (the new CAKEWALK) notament ...