Cubase 12 released

Steinberg Cubase 12

Steinberg‘s flagship music-production platform has just received a major update. As we reported last year, this new version of Cubase will be the first piece of Steinberg software to abandon physical copy protection in favour of a soft-licensing system, but there are many other improvements to its name.

New to Cubase 12 are:

  • A new MIDI Remote system that helps to map hardware controllers to Cubase functionality;
  • The addition of a Scale Assistant to VariAudio, to aid in automatic pitch correction;
  • A new Audio To MIDI chords function, which can extract chord information from polyphonic audio;
  • A new multi-effects processor called FX Modulator, which allows you to modulate its parameters using custom LFOs, audio side-chain signals and more;
  • Improvements to the AudioWarp time-stretching algorithm, plus the ability to stretch audio directly within your project timeline;
  • Improvements to the audio editing workflow, including the addition of new keyboard shortcuts, improved navigation and new slip and nudge edit modes;
  • A new dynamics processor called Raiser, which promises extra-fast attack times and ultra-transparent limiting;
  • Sample-accurate volume automation;
  • New tools for importing tempo and signature tracks from other Cubase projects;
  • Compatibility with Bluetooth MIDI (on Windows machines);
  • The ability to export channels and stems in isolation while applying correct side-chain processing;
  • Improvements to the Logical Editor;
  • A new felt piano instrument called Verve;
  • Native support for Apple Silicon architecture;
  • Smoother waveform drawing.

As well as all the above, Steinberg are also trailing, in a future update to Cubase 12, a suite of Dolby Atmos tools that will let you produce immersive audio entirely within Cubase Pro (chiefly, this means Cubase 12 will eventually get its own integral Atmos Renderer).

For a quick look at Cubase’s new features, check out the video below.