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Steinberg Cubase Essential 4   

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Your entry-level ticket to the world of Cubase.

Cubase Essential 4 music recording and sequencing software gives you a nice selection of powerful tools for composing, recording, editing, and mixing taken from the full version of Cubase. It also includes the same user interface and award-winning audio engine you'd find in Steinberg's flagship Cubase 4. And that means when it comes to audio quality and intuitive handling, Cubase Essential rivals its bigger brothers. Any way you choose to use it - as a sequencer for your home recording studio, or as a multi-track recorder for the band rehearsal room - you get the real deal at an unbeatable budget price.

New Features
Cubase Essential 4 (formerly known as the Cubase SE product line) sets a new standard for personal music production software by offering you powerful editing tools, a new set of plug-in effects, the HALion One Sample Player instrument, a great-sounding guitar amp, and more than 60 other new features and improvements. With a new Arranger Track, linear and pattern-style arranging is now seamlessly integrated. New AudioWarp realtime time stretching and pitch shifting makes working with loops and tempo-based audio easier than ever. Many more features are listed below.

FEATURES
New features include:
  • VST3 Plug-In Set (including HALion One Sample Player and Guitar Amp Simulator)
  • MIDI FIle Playback using HaLion One
  • Built-in Amp Simulator for instant guitar recording
  • Limited MediaBay database for sound management
  • Instrument Track
  • Track presets
  • Drag & Drop for Insert FX
  • Windows and Mac OS X Universal Binary (compatible with PPC- and Intel-based Macintosh computers)
  • VST Plug-in Bridge (Mac)
  • Full latency-compensated audio engine with dynamic multiprocessing
  • Redesigned sample editor
  • User interface design update
  • Drum editing enhancements
  • Apple Remote support
  • Advanced QuickTime 7 support
  • Track Freeze function
Other features:
  • Professional technology (32-bit audio engine, 24-bit/96-kHz recording)
  • Powerful editors for MIDI and audio processing
  • Media Bay database for sound management
  • AudioWarp realtime time stretching/pitch shifting
  • New Arranger Track
  • Can handle simultaneous playback of 64 audio tracks, Unlimited MIDI tracks, 32 physical I/O, 8 inserts, 256 group channels, 8 FX Send channels, 8 FX Return channels
  • 16 VST Instrtument Slots
  • 4 MIDI insert plug-ins
  • Extended Track Inspector
  • Drum Editor
  • Key, List and Basic score editors
  • Mix, Overwrite, Normal, and Merge recording modes
  • Extended Freeze for VST instruments and audio tracks
  • Single Undo for offline process history
  • Unlimited Undo and Redo
  • Multi-processing support
  • Touch fader automation modes
  • Recall studio connections
  • Includes 135 instrument sounds,1 VST instrument, 31 VST audio effect plug-ins, 15 VST MIDI effect plug-ins
SPECIFICATIONS

Cubase Essential 4

  • Minimum System Requirements
  • Mac
  • OS X Version 10.4 or 10.5
  • Power Mac G4 1 GHz or Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz
  • 512 MB RAM
  • CoreAudio compatible audio hardware is required
  • Win
  • Windows XP Home, XP Professional or Vista
  • Intel/AMD Prozessor 1.4 GHz
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Windows DirectX compatible audio hardware is required (ASIO compatible audio hardware required for low latency operation)
  • Both
  • DVD drive required for installation
  • USB port required for Steinberg Key (copy protection device)
  • Internet connection required for license activation
  • NOTE:The Steinberg Key (USB copy protection device) required to run this product is only available in the full version. Customers who are upgrading or updating from another version or product and who do not own a Steinberg Key must purchase one separately. The same Steinberg Key copy protection device is then used for all Steinberg products that require it.
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1.0

Okay Product - UnbeatableCopy Protection - To YOU

By LOUDRamxes

from San Diego

This is the most securely protected product ever. Not even paying customers can use it. I went through 4 weeks of emails and phone calls trying to get the proper activation codes on the 'dongle'. Well...I had a complete hard drive crash and couldn't get it running again. I've decided that I'm not even going to try anymore and am purchasing Ableton LIVE 7 LE instead. I did think this product is powerful and full featured, if a little unforgiving in certain procedures...like.. If you do a track selection from END to FRONT....instead of from FRONT to END, it will give you some random error message when you try to render a mixdown, rather than tell you what you did wrong. The forums are full of people who run into these kind of problems. So I can't reccomend this product line to even my worst enemy. Run ...don't Walk to any other software company.

 
4.0

GREAT SOFTWARE FOR THE PRICE

By detrath2008

from North Dakota

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This was my first type of serious DAW software. I only do some home studio recording, nothing professional, and this software works great.Is it easy to use? Overall, yes. Like any DAW software, there is a learning curve to it but if you keep working with it you can catch on quickly. The interface is pretty simple and not too complex which is very nice. The plugins are OK. Some are useful and some are not very useful at all but I don't use too many anyway. I can say that this software has definitely improved my tracks but the tools and quality it offers. If you are looking for a pretty powerful DAW software at a lower price, you can't go wrong here. I would definitely recommend this software!

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