Based on the same core technologies as Steinberg’s Cubase 6 advanced music production system, the streamlined Steinberg Cubase Artist 6 offers great tools for composition, recording, editing and mixing at an exceptional price. Including more features than the entry level Cubase Elements 6, Cubase Artist 6 is the right choice for musician and producers that already have some experience in sound recording or want to take their recordings to the next level by outstanding value for money. With several new and exciting features, a wide range of refinements, let alone its fresh new look, Cubase Artist 6 is targeting musicians, performers and project studios seeking a workstation that makes no compromise in audio quality.
At the heart of MIDI sequencing in Cubase is the Key Editor: a breathtakingly powerful yet transparent tool which offers functional wealth that opens up virtually limitless possibilities for songwriters and composers. This is where melodies, chords, arrangements and performances take shape, and where ideas are sketched out, developed and taken to their full potential. Entering, cutting, moving and transposing individual notes or whole chords, editing any of the hundreds of MIDI parameters available or reworking even the most subtle nuances of a MIDI performance are just some of the tasks for which the Key Editor has been developed and refined continuously by Steinberg for over two decades. The Key Editor’s Inspector provides smooth and intuitive access to the most important MIDI tools and functions, including Quantize, Transpose, Length and many more in one central spot.
Mix like professionals
With 32 physical inputs and outputs, 8 insert effect slots per channel, 8 FX send and return channels as well as 32 groups/busses and an unrivaled routing between audio channels, busses, groups and FX returns mean that Cubase Artist 6 is fully equipped to master even demanding situations, like the recording of a whole band. The system-wide automatic latency compensation synchronizes all audio streams in your system automatically.
The Score Editor
The Score Editor in Cubase Artist is a streamlined and simplified, yet powerful notation environment. Completely integrated within Cubase Artist, the Score Editor lets you view and edit music in the form of scores. A few clicks are all it takes to adapt the view to show recorded MIDI performances correctly and print them on demand for others including soloists, orchestras and choirs. Handy functions such as display quantization and transposition make this task even easier.
The Cubase Sample Editor offers creative freedom while editing audio. A full editing toolset provides a huge range of functions that not only cover common editing tasks right down to the sample level. The loop functions are a boon for anyone using loops in their project, including fully automatic hit-point recognition and excellent beat-slicing.
Conjure the perfect take
Cubase Artist 6 comes with a new Lane Track concept for lightning fast multitake comping. When recording several takes in Cycle mode, Cubase instantly creates a Lane Track for each take. From here, it’s just a short way to perfection: Simply swipe across the best parts of a take and Cubase automatically creates a master take that contains all selected parts. For comfortable comping, each Lane Track sports a solo button and full editing functionality — building the perfect take has never been that easy.
On-the-fly pitch correction
Designed for vocal and solo instrument recordings, the new PitchCorrect VST 3 plug-in brings easy and automatic intonation control and scale correction of vocal and monophonic instrument recordings to Cubase. PitchCorrect is based on the acclaimed Yamaha Pitch Fix technology and constantly detects the pitch of the input material and immediately corrects it to match to the closest pitch of a user-specified scale, including minor, major, chromatic and custom scales.
Insane tones for your guitar
VST Amp Rack is the new reference virtual guitar amplifier and effects suite, featuring the best in convolution technology. With the push of a button, VST Amp Rack delivers a comprehensive collection of outstanding guitar tones across an array of genres and styles from vintage to modern.
Based on some of the finest guitar amplifiers ever crafted, VST Amp Rack comes with seven distinct amp models that exactly reproduce the unique character of their originals. Whether it is crystal clean, creamy crunch or singing sustain, VST Amp Rack always delivers the perfect tone for studio-grade guitar tracks.
Designed as a customizable guitar rack waiting to be fueled, VST Amp Rack allows guitarists, bassists, engineers and producers to create complete setups, consisting of amps, classic stomp box effects, speaker cabinets and microphone models. Sixteen legendary stomp boxes are available, including Wah Wah, Compressor, Tape Delay and Fuzz for even more options in generating legendary guitar sounds. This, in combination with six classic speaker cabinets, two microphones and a tuner make VST Amp Rack the ultimate set of tools for authentic guitar recording right out of the box.
Taste sonic dimensions
HALion Sonic SE is a streamlined version of HALion Sonic, Steinberg’s premier VST workstation. Incorporating the same pristine audio and synth engine as its award-winning brother, HALion Sonic SE offers tight integration with Cubase Artist 6 and more than 550 production-ready sounds and instruments. Intuitive handling, instant playability and VST 3.5 support make this new instrument the perfect choice for creative songwriting or just playing along. HALion Sonic SE replaces HALion ONE, but all HALion ONE sounds have been refurbished and are now included in HALion Sonic SE — together with new content taken from HALion Sonic. Equipped with detailed acoustic instruments and brilliant synthesizers, the SE version is an extensive pool of sounds for everyday studio work. What’s more, eight intuitive Quick Controls provide fast access to the most important sound-shaping parameters. And with HALion Sonic SE, Cubase Artist 6 also introduces a MIDI file import mode, making full use of HALion Sonic SE’s 16-part multitimbral mode.
The highly evolved LoopMash 2 offers even more cool ways to remix loops and create tons of new fresh variations of your music while giving you total control over the process. Over 20 new MIDI-controllable live and slice-based effects such as scratches, stutters and tape stops will get your beats onto the dancefloors. LoopMash 2 now sports twice the amount of scenes — a total of 24 — to inject more variety into your performances. The scenes can be rearranged using drag-and-drop and renamed by double-clicking on them. With full Undo/Redo support you have now the freedom to try every parameter combination that comes to your mind without worrying about the consequences. And that’s not all, you can drag-and-drop slices from one LoopMash 2 track to another, or even into Groove Agent ONE!
Groove Agent ONE
Groove Agent ONE pairs powerful drum sampling with detailed sound shaping — seamlessly integrated into Cubase. Not only does it boast sliced loop and MPC-import but rocks right out of the box with its own custom library of only the finest acoustic, urban, hip hop and dance drum kits. Each of its virtual pads features a complete sound processing section that gives full control of textures, timbres and expressive qualities of each drum sound. Creation of custom kits with drag and drop from the MediaBay allows an extremely fluid and easy workflow.
Prologue is a polyphonic subtractive synthesizer with great sounding multi-mode variable resonance filters, powerful modulation capabilities and cranking onboard effects. Powered by VirSyn technology, this punchy virtual analog synthesizer is fed by hundreds of great sounding presets covering a wide range of sounds reaching from traditional analog to indescribable.
- Complete music production system, offering a set of superb audio/MIDI recording, editing, streamlined scoring and mixing tools
- Supports 128 MIDI and 64 simultaneous audio tracks with up to 24-bit/96 kHz
- Includes 6 outstanding virtual instruments with over 1,100 instrument presets, including HALion Sonic SE, LoopMash 2 and MPC-style Groove Agent ONE drum machine
- Comes ready with a suite of 41 audio and 18 MIDI VST effect processors, including Pitch Correct for vocal intonation correction, extraordinary VST Amp Rack guitar tone suite and Apogee Dithering
- Cross-platform 32-/64-bit for Windows and Mac OS X Intel