Steinberg has released the latest edition of its flagship Cubase software production DAW as well as a 7.5 update to the Cubase Artist version. Despite the ‘0.5’ update naming from version seven, the new release sees a bevy of new features that will have Cubase enthusiasts the world over eager to upgrade.
Cubase 7.5 Workflow Enhancements
The Cubase 7.5 update brings some new workflow enhancements as well as adding new instruments and plugins to the already healthy complement. Kicking things off are the new Track Versions which allow the user to easily switch between takes on a track while still retaining the settings of all takes. A rebirth of a much missed classic, Magneto II adds tape-style warmth and saturation to your tracks, while the REVelation reverb plugin recreates classic hardware and the luscious sound of algorithmic reverb.
Also helping to further cement Cubase’s reputation as one of the world’s leading electronic music production platforms is the MPC style Groove Agent SE 4, a powerful drum sampler with immense tweak-ability and over 150 drum kits to get you started.
Cubase Artist 7.5 MixConsole
The Cubase Artist 7.5 update brings a new MixConsole which improves massively on the usability, look and feel. The Instrument Rack 2.0, also available in Cubase 7.5, now supports multi-outputs and multi-inputs as well as access to assignable quick controls. This puts the most used features of the instruments to 10 simple rotaries that can be easily assigned to an external MIDI controller.
Exclusive Cubase 7.5 Videos
For more information on Cubase 7.5, please take a look at our four part series on the new features included in the update:
We've put together a comparison chart to see all of the new features in both Cubase 7.5 and Cubase Artist 7.5, and how they compare to previous versions. You can find the Cubase 7.5 Comparison Chart here.
Updates & Upgrades
If you're an existing Cubase user, there are a number of update and upgrade paths. Find out which option is best for you here.
By Richard Poll