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Cubase Essential 5 - Educational

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A condensed version of Steinberg's popular DAW software with new-to-the-series and enhanced features.

Steinberg Cubase Essential 5 Educational Edition brings you the full regular version of Cubase Essential 5 at a special price for educators and students. Only those customers who provide proof of educational status, at the time of sale, qualify for this Educational Edition's special price. Qualifying customers include: Teachers (School ID required), Students (School ID required), and School/Institutional Sales (School/Institutional issued purchase order required).

With an easy, intuitive approach to composing, recording, editing, and mixing, Cubase Essential 5 is your gateway to the world of Cubase. Cubase Essential 5 shines with the same user interface and award-winning audio engine as the Steinberg Cubase 5 advanced music production system used by countless professionals around the globe. So whether you're composing songs at home, recording your band in the rehearsal room, or remixing the latest Hip-Hop and dance tracks on a laptop while on the move, Cubase Essential 5 combines premium virtual instruments, outstanding audio, and MIDI VST effects with a vast range of proven editing and sequencing tools while being extremely easy to use.

Cubase Essential 5 adds even more creative possibilities and new technologies to the entry-level version of the Cubase family, perfect for musicians and home studios. The latest incarnation of Cubase Essential includes enhancements and over 700 instruments and sounds to kick-start your projects as well as many other exciting innovations.

On-the-fly pitch correction
The new-to-the-series PitchCorrect VST3 plug-in brings easy and automatic intonation control and scale correction of vocal and monophonic instrument recordings to Cubase Essential 5.

Designer beats and grooves
Beat Designer is the hot new-to-the-series beat construction plug-in that really lets you get hands-on with beats for step programming and designing drum patterns in an easy, yet powerful way.

More sounds for more music
Cubase Essential 5 comes with a new-to-the-series exceptional polyphonic subtractive synthesizer, 240 additional premium instrument sounds for HALion ONE, and a new autopanning effect.

Enhanced MIDI
Featuring numerous enhanced MIDI features, Cubase Essential 5 now includes MIDI loop support, redesigned MIDI effect plug-ins, and improved MIDI automation.

Smoother Workflow
It also comes with a range of additional new-to-the-series ways of working faster, with added performance and redesigned and enhanced features.


Steinberg Cubase Essential 5 software
  • Based on the Steinberg Cubase advanced music production system used by professionals around the world
  • Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg Audio Engine
  • Up to 64 simultaneous audio tracks with 24-bit/96-kHz
  • Superb audio/MIDI recording, editing, and mixing application
  • Complete suite of 33 audio and 17 MIDI VST effect processors, including PitchCorrect for vocal intonation correction and an extraordinary sounding AmpSimulator
  • Over 700 instrument sounds for the included HALion ONE sample player and Prologue subtractive synthesizer
  • AudioWarp system for time-stretching and pitch-shifting in real time
  • MediaBay file and preset management system
  • Streamlined score editing and printing feature set
  • Cross-platform for Windows and Mac OS X Universal Binary

Cubase Essential 5 - Educational Specifications:

Steinberg Cubase 5 Essential minimum system requirements
  • Mac:
  • OS X 10.5.5
  • PowerPC G5 (Intel Core Duo CPU recommended)
  • 1024MB RAM
  • Display resolution 1280 x 800 recommended
  • CoreAudio compatible audio hardware
  • DVD-ROM drive with dual-layer support
  • 4GB of free HD space
  • USB component port for USB-eLicenser (copy protection)
  • Internet connection required for license activation
  • PC:
  • Windows XP or Windows Vista
  • 2GHz CPU (dual core CPU recommended)
  • 1024MB RAM
  • Display resolution 1280 x 800 pixels recommended
  • Windows DirectX compatible audio hardware (ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low-latency performance)
  • DVD-ROM drive with dual-layer support
  • 4GB of free HD space
  • USB component port for USB-eLicenser (copy protection)
  • Internet connection required for license activation
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