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Steinberg Cubase 6 Retail Multitrack Recording Software

by Steinberg See the Amazon Page for this brand
Windows 7, Mac OS X Intel
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Top Features Number of audio tracks: unlimited Number of MIDI tracks: unlimited**Full version**
  • Number of included audio effect plug-ins: 60 Number of included VST instruments: 8
  • Number of included instrument sounds: 1,925 Advanced comping Professional score layout and printing:Full Fraunhofer
  • Group channels: 256FX send/return channels: 8/64VST audio effect insert slots: 8
  • MIDI effect insert slots: 4VST instrument slots: 64

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows 7, Mac OS X Intel
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 1.8 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B004LE0NMQ
  • Item model number: Cubase 6 Retail
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 29, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,600 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Cubase 6 adds even more creative possibilities and new technologies to the world's premiere music production software. VariAudio and Pitch Correct provide integrated intonation editing for monophonic vocal recordings. Groove Agent ONE and Beat Designer change the game for beat creation, while the revolutionary LoopMash 2 seamlessly blends loops, creating unimaginable variations. VST Expression 2 tools for composers combine with the first VST3 convolution reverb and improved automation for more dynamic mixes. An array of additional enhancements and 64-bit technologies boost performance, all designed to inspire further musical creativity and productivity. Some of the highlights of Cubase 6 Loop Mash 2 is a revolutionary virtual instrument offering a fresh and innovative way of playing with loops and creating dozens of seamlessly blendable variations to get that original beat going. Drum sampling deluxe - Groove Agent ONE pairs powerful drum sampling with detailed sound shaping, all seamlessly integrated into Cubase. Not only does it handle import of sliced loop and MPC files, it also rocks right out of the box with its own custom library of acoustic, urban, and Hip-Hop drum kits. Beat it - Beat Designer is a hot new-to-the-series beat construction plug-in that allows you to get hands-on with beats for step programming and designing drum patterns in an easy yet powerful way, working hand in hand with Groove Agent ONE. Total vocal editing - VariAudio offers completely integrated pitch and note length editing for individual notes in monophonic vocal recordings, bridging the gap between traditional MIDI and audio editing. On-the-fly pitch correction - The new-to-the-series Pitch Correct VST3 plug-in brings easy and automatic intonation control and scale correction of vocal and monophonic instrument recordings to Cubase. REVerence is a new-to-the series VST 3 convolution reverb processor.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Made my life a lot easier July 14, 2011
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I'd been a Sonar/cakewalk user for about 8 years now. when I last updated to Sonar X1, I was so displeased with the stability and overall "unpolishedness" of everything... So I started researching other DAWs and found Cubase 6. I was so impressed with its new features I went ahead and bought it without even trying it, could've been a ridiculously stupid thing to do, but in a day, I was already fluent with it. It does everything Sonar does even better, Cubase looks and feels more polished, it offers deeper customization and control over your audio at your finger tips.
The only thing I still miss about Sonar is its drum maps, other than few remaining collaborate works, I'll pretty much uninstall sonar. I'm certainly pleased with Cubase stability, no more blue screens at crucial times.

Do yourself a favor and at least try Cubase 6.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By CoolV
Again, I would like to separate the 2 truths about this product.

First truth: I received Cubase AI 6 with the yamaha MM6 I purchased. Installation of all of the software elements went smoothly. I like the user interface and I was up and running in minutes. Completely satisfied, I then went to register the product to get the permanent activation key. This is when it all went down hill. This package works as intended and works very well.

Second truth: They make you jump through hoops to get a permanent license for your software and customer support is behind a major firewall.

For some reason yet unknown to me, I was able to complete the registration process on the steinberg.net web site until the final step, which mentions an email to activate my login. Unfortunately for me, the email never arrived. Steinberg's website indicates to check your spam inbox. Nothing received there. The unfortunate thing is without it, I cannot log into the site to follow up and get an activation key for my software, given I put the eLicenser ID in during the registration process. Any attempt to do this again, now gets me rejected with the error that I've already registered and that the eLicenser ID is in use (I know it is, by me already).

So I think, no worries, I'll just contact Steinberg. This is when I notice that there is no phone contact for US customers. Even worse, in order to contact technical support, you must use your login you created. That's right, the login which I cannot access the site with because I never got the confirmation email. So my login shows up in the database enough for me not to be able to register again, but isn't available to the point where I can attempt to reset the password and try to complete registration.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal software! January 25, 2012
By tely
I started with Cubase SX, upgraded to Cubase 4 and recently upgraded to Cubase 6. First of all every DAW software has a steep leaning curve mostly because of the immense features. I can say that Cubase 6 is dirt cheap from the perspective of what you get. 5 years ago a drum loop library would have cost as much as just the CB software, same goes for the convolution reverb. Now its included along with a very valuable tutorial DVD. Steinberg has made a greater effort to provide assistance to the user via youtube, Cubase club and blogs provided for free. The basic functions are very easy to setup and use, but it must be noted that you will have to learn the more advance features, that are much more user friendly than before. The pitch correct, convolution reverb, variaudio (edit audio like midi files), drum loops, Halion SE ( realistic keyboard sounds ) and the Amp rack (as good as amplitube imo) are all super high quality and now included and eliminate the need for pricey plug-ins that you use to have to get, saving thousands. I can not think of any thing this software cannot do. Its a massive improvement over CB4. As far as the apple Pro Logic 9 vs Cubase 6, I had to think it over really hard. I have a MAC but its in the family room where I have no privacy for recording, on the other hand I could use CB6 on an affordable dual core laptop for just a few hundred vs a mac 17" pro laptop for a couple of thousand. I would like to use PL9 especially now that its very very reasonable, but do not regret CB6 on my dual core 17' laptop with the superb focusrite 2i2 interface all for under a grand. Overall an enthusiastic 2 thumbs up!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars should be called hasslebase December 31, 2013
if you don't have any experience with recording software, be prepared for a major hassle to record with this program. you got to make about 50 adjustments to just record one track. so take a two week vacation from work, load up the frig, get a fresh prescription of antipsychotics and go at it. if this didn't come free with my keyboard i would of never bought it. im sure cubase 7 isn't any easier
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6 of 13 people found the following review helpful
My review is for Cubase 6 LE that came with my Zoom R16. So far, I have been unable to register the product. It has been an incredibly time consuming process going back and forth between customer service e-mails and trying this and that. Should be a simple process just like on every other product I've registered.

I also contacted their customer service about the fact that Cubase doesn't even recognize the R16 as a hardware device, even though all the drivers are installed and my Mac shows it's there. They told me some basic information about installing the drivers and looking under "devices," which of course I had already done. They also offered that it was not their place to offer support for this type of problem and that I should contact the hardware manufacturer (Zoom). That, even though this apparently is a problem with the software not the hardware.

Because of this, I will never buy a Steinberg product in the future. I recommend that you don't as well. If so, good luck getting it registered.
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