Steinberg Cubase SX 1
Steinberg Cubase SX 1

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

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FP User 10/31/2008

Steinberg Cubase SX 1 : FP User's user review


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It pretty much does have everything you need in a DAW. I wish it accomidated live loop building better- like Ableton Live. I know that's not Cubase's job- still it seems possible to intigrate. If you can call it a 'feature', I am really disappointed there are no window Docking options (I always called them 'panes'). The other reviewer said exactly what i was thinking. After working with Ableton Live and thier much better pane-based interface I thought for sure everyone would hop aboard. Not yet apparently. moving windows around is not ideal.

Price paid

$199 (upgrade)

There is a learning curve- even for users of earlier versions of Cubase. The manual is good enough- though some topics were discussed only briefly when I felt I needed a bit more discussion to fully grasp the topic. The interface makes sense and includes many shortcut buttons (not menu items) that perform common tasks and view toggling.


The included plug-ins are very good. Many accomidate electronica nicely. The sound IS better than Cubase 5.

It's no doubt a high quality product. It's using the Nuendo engine which is supposed to be well engineered. The sliders and level indicators all move smoothly and in synch with the music. the latency is reduced which is great for playing 'through' Cubase's effects. I can actually solo along now with plug ins effecting my sound in real time.


Other than a few user interface complaints this is a GREAT DAW. I haven't used Digital Performer or Sonor or Logic to compare but I know it's at least comprable. I would bet that the engine is a little more stable than those competitors which is pretty huge when wieghing a product.

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