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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.


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
  • Windows Media WMA Pro Encoding

Cubase Essential 4 Specifications:

Minimum System Requirements
    • 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
    • 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)
    • DVD drive required for installation
    • USB port required for Steinberg Key (copy protection device)
    • Internet connection required for license activation
    • 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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