Steinberg Cubase Artist 10 Mac PC MIDI Audio Sequencer eLicense


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Steinberg Cubase Artist 10 Mac PC MIDI Audio Sequencer eLicense

Steinberg Cubase Artist 10 is a comprehensive music-production environment with fast, intuitive, and high-quality audio & MIDI tools for composing, recording, mixing, mastering, and manipulating your recordings in all sorts of creative ways.

Cubase Artist 10 supports up to 32 physical inputs and outputs and utilizes a 64-bit audio engine compatible with resolutions up to 192 kHz to deliver pristine sound quality. It includes 64 audio, 128 MIDI, and 32 instrument tracks with full automatic delay compensation and flexible routing. The integrated MixConsole offers a high-end channel strip complete with EQ and dynamics, automation with precise adjustment curves, and a mixing workflow that can be quickly tailored to suit your artistic vision.

Cubase Artist 10 has a set of eight virtual instruments that include HALion Sonic SE 3, Groove Agent SE 5, Padshop, Retrologue 2, and LoopMash 2, plus a complete suite of over 73 high-end audio and MIDI VST effect processors. Sampler Track allows you to turn any imported or recorded audio file into a playable instrument with full filter, pitch, and envelope controls for sound design flexibility. You can also drag any MIDI part into the Sampler Control window to start experimenting with the instantly rendered audio file. Intelligent tools like Chord Track and Chord Pads provide a playful and creative way to compose a song by jamming with chords and patterns in real time.

For production workflows that being shared, VST Transit reaches into the cloud to provide a DAW-centric approach to web-based musical collaboration. Upload audio and MIDI tracks to cloud storage, continue working from another location, and synchronize the changes back to the cloud. The included VST Connect SE 4 software allows you to connect directly with other musicians via chat, video and audio streaming, and live talkback, giving you the freedom to collaborate and produce together, even when you're not in the same studio, town, or country.

Note: A Steinberg USB-eLicenser is required for software authorization (available separately)

What's New in Version 10

New Channel Strip

  • Completely redesigned Channel Strip significantly extends the functionality and usability of its modules with additional controls
  • New metering elements offer direct visual feedback for each of the modules with detailed views for the compressors

Groove Agent SE 5

  • All-new user experience, gigabytes of new sounds, and workflow improvements
  • Fully resizable interface
  • Acoustic drum kit named appropriately The Kit
  • 20 new Beat Agent kits for electronic productions
  • One-click routing setup
  • Pad presets
  • In-kit preview in the new content browser and more

Fresh Sounds and Loops

  • Comes with 5GB of fresh sounds and loops exclusively produced by some of the most acclaimed producers in their genres
  • Analog Techno Library: Deep, grooving sounds by Berlin-based Florian Meindl with his modular synthesizer setup
  • The Hip Hop Vault: Great-sounding drums and unique loops by The Beat Butcha, whose production credits include Jay-Z, Beyonce, Mobb Deep, and many others
  • Soul Assembly: A collection from Soul Surplus, with a vibe perfect for the foundations of new creations
  • Raw Ambience: Highly aesthetic sound library perfect for electronica, ambience, and dubstep by drum & bass duo Rawtekk
  • Blockbuster Library: Produced by Nashville-based producer Allen Morgan, the perfect inspiration for electronic music film trailers
  • Mystic Spaces: A collection of extraordinary experimental sounds produced by musician, sound designer, and instrument builder Ferdinand Försch

MPE Support

  • Supports MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE)
  • The most common MPE controllers are automatically detected and set up with convenient assignments to any kind of instrument parameter
  • Includes libraries of exclusively designed MPE-ready presets for Retrologue and Padshop

32-Bit Integer and 64-Bit Audio

  • High-quality audio engine supports recording, importing, exporting, and converting audio files with bit depths of 32-bit integer and 64-bit floating-point

Easy Side-Chaining

  • Quickly and easily set up side-chaining to make space for the kick drum or create pumping effects
  • Create the desired routing with just a few clicks
  • Activate side-chaining in your FX plug-ins
  • Select the track from the track list

New Distroyer Processor

  • Distroyer provides non-linear distortion to add extra body, character, and harmonics to your sound

MixConsole Latency Monitor

  • Latency Monitor section shows total latency and latency for each plug-in within the effects chain

HiDPI Support

  • User interface supports HiDPI for high-resolution displays with macOS computers

Effects in the Media Rack

  • Assign effect plug-ins to a track by dragging them directly from the Media Rack
  • Drag any VST instrument plug-in directly into the project to create instrument tracks
  • All plug-ins are displayed as tiles

Redesigned Plug-Ins

  • Cubase plug-ins now have a new look with a modern user interface that improves your workflow

Top 10 Features you Need to Know

  • Award-winning 64-bit / 192 kHz Steinberg audio engine, flexible routing, and full automatic delay compensation
  • Simultaneous playback of 64 audio tracks, 128 MIDI tracks, and up to 32 VST instrument tracks
  • 32 physical inputs and outputs
  • 8 VST instruments with over 2600 sounds
  • 55 VST audio-effect plug-ins including Pitch Correct for vocal editing
  • 18 MIDI effects plug-ins
  • 32 group channels
  • MixConsole with integrated high-end channel strip and precise automation, for pro mixing desk experience
  • Intelligent compositional tools like Chord Track and Chord Pads for creative and playful composing of harmonic progressions and advanced voicings
  • Comping function for producing the perfect take with the lane track concept for lightning-fast multi-take comping
  • Sampler Track lets you import any audio to create a sampler track, play the sample chromatically, manipulate it, and have fun experimenting
  • Drum Editor provides an intuitive beat-making tool
  • MixConsole History lets you record every change made in the MixConsole, allowing you to undo/redo and choose the mix you prefer
  • Thousands of MIDI construction kits, audio loops, and samples that can be used as building blocks to create sketches, play-alongs, or even full songs with just a few clicks
  • Applications include composing, sequencing, beat making, recording, audio editing, vocal production, mixing, mastering, and collaborating


Next-Generation Audio Engine

  • Audio engine with 64-bit floating-point resolution at 192 kHz sample rate delivers crystal-clear sound
  • True surround capability with each track offering up to six discreet channels for 5.1 surround mixes


  • Workspaces allows you to organize windows and specific dialogs for your frequently-used workflows
  • Multiple workspaces can be defined, each saving the size, position, and layout or settings of important windows and dialogs, such as the Project window, MixConsole, or Transport panel
  • Allows you to quickly switch between different work modes via the Workspaces menu or key commands

Softube Console 1 Support

  • Full integration with Softube Console 1 hardware controller
  • You can select tracks and control various track parameters like volume, pan, or sends through this intuitive controller.

WaveLab File Exchange

  • Allows you to open an audio file in WaveLab directly from within a Cubase project and use WaveLab's restoration, editing, analysis and mastering tools to polish your audio material, even during the mixing process

Track Visibility

  • Track Visibility shows a list of all tracks for your project
  • Allows you to show and hide individual tracks and to determine the position of certain channels in the lower zone of the MixConsole window


  • The MediaBay helps you to find and organize your content

VST System Link

  • VST System Link is a network system for digital audio that allows you to have several computers working together in one large system


  • Each channel in the MixConsole window has its own Notepad, which allows you to enter notes and comments about each channel

Disabling Tracks

  • System resources can be conserved by disabling audio, instrument, MIDI, and sampler tracks, which you may not want to play or process at any chosen time

Track Icons

  • Identification of tracks is made very easy by the ability to add pictures to each one
  • Track pictures are available for audio, instrument, MIDI, FX channel, and group channel tracks


  • ReWire is a special protocol for streaming audio between two computer applications, developed by Propellerhead Software and Steinberg


Chord Track

  • The global Chord Track facilitates working with chords in a project context, enabling transform and harmonize functions throughout the application
  • Advanced voicing options are used in a harmonically correct and melodic way to reflect any changes made in the Chord Track to both MIDI and audio tracks processed with VariAudio

Chord Pads

  • Chord Pads are an inspiring tool to help you compose music quickly and creatively
  • Jam with chords and patterns in real time and control multiple parameters to change chords as you go
  • The chord pads are playable via a MIDI keyboard and real-time parameters allow you to easily improvise chord performances by changing voicings, tensions, and more

Note Expression

  • Note Expression provides an intuitive and accurate way for editing controller data
  • Controller data can be viewed and edited directly on the associated MIDI note events in the event display
  • A note and its associated controller data are treated as a unit so, when you quantize, move, copy, duplicate, or delete notes, the associated controller information follows

Global Transpose Track

  • The transpose track allows you to transpose either the entire project or any individual section

Arranger Track

  • The arranger functions in Cubase lets you work in a non-linear fashion
  • Using an arranger track allows you to specify how and when specific sections are played back, even in live performances, meaning you do not need to move, copy, and paste events in the Project window

Tempo Track

  • The Tempo track helps you to create tempo changes within your project

Chord Assistant

  • Chord Assistant helps you generate chord sequences in styles ranging from simple pop to complex jazz
  • Specify the first and final chords and the Chord Assistant lists chord suggestions from which you can choose


  • The flexible TrackVersions feature helps to significantly speed up workflow by allowing you to create, rename, and manage parallel versions of the same audio, MIDI, instrument, chord, tempo, and signature track (or tracks)
  • Use to compare takes or create alternative versions of your recordings, while keeping all track settings
  • Interface with existing track handling features like lanes

Hermode Tuning

  • Hermode Tuning dynamically retunes the notes you play
  • Retuning only affects individual notes and maintains the pitch relationship between keys and notes
  • The retuning is a continuous process that takes the musical context into account

Signature Track

  • The Signature track gives you the opportunity to add and edit the time signature within your project



  • Comping allows you to create the perfect version of a recording from multiple takes
  • When recording several takes, Cubase instantly creates a Lane Track for each one
  • Simply swipe across the best parts and Cubase automatically creates a master take that contains all selected parts
  • In addition, the Comp tool offers extremely useful click-and-drag features for immediate results

Audio Prerecord

  • This allows you to specify for how many seconds any incoming audio that you play is captured in buffer memory during playback or in stop mode

Punch In / Punch Out

  • The punch in and punch out points are a pair of markers that determine the record start (punch in) and record stop (punch out) positions

Marker Track

  • You can use marker tracks to add and edit markers and help quickly locate certain positions in your project

Retrospective Record

  • Retrospective Record allows you to capture any MIDI notes that you play in Stop mode or during playback and turn them into a MIDI part


  • This allows the project cursor to roll back by a specified time value before playback starts
  • When the cursor reaches the left locator, recording is automatically activated
  • When the cursor reaches the right locator, recording is deactivated, but playback continues for the specified post-roll value before stopping


  • In this mode, recording is reinitiated, the events are removed, and recording is restarted from the same position


Key Editor

  • The Key Editor is where melodies, chords, arrangements and performances take shape and where ideas are sketched out, developed, and taken to their full potential
  • The Key Editor comes with an intuitive user interface and very accurate tools

Drum Editor

  • The Drum Editor is a tool for constructing and reworking beats, rhythms, and grooves
  • Designed to help you come up with the perfect rhythm for your song or production

Quick Controls

  • The Quick Controls section is where your most important parameters are gathered in one place, saving you from having to click through the various windows and sections relating to your track

Drum Maps

  • Different MIDI drum instruments often use different key assignments. Drum Maps help you solve this problem and simplify several other aspects of MIDI drum kits such as using drum sounds from different instruments in the same drum kit

List Editor

  • The List Editor is an advanced MIDI editing tool that gives you fast access to every single aspect of a MIDI note, a huge time saver in complex projects

Metronome Click

  • The Click Pattern Editor allows you to compose custom metronome patterns with up to four different accent levels
  • You can assign several different patterns to the Signature Track, making it easy for the click to follow any time signature change
  • Select one of the many preinstalled click sounds or load your own

Chord Editor

  • The Chord Editor allows you to define, change, and add new chord events

In-Place Editing

  • The In-Place Editor allows you to edit MIDI notes and controllers directly in the Project window, for quick and efficient editing in context with other tracks

Audio Editing

Hitpoint Detection

  • Hitpoints mark musically relevant positions in audio files
  • Cubase can detect these positions and create hitpoints automatically by analyzing onsets and melodic changes within the audio

Render In Place

  • Render In-Place allows you to easily bounce MIDI and audio parts, defining exactly what to include

Time Stretch

  • This function allows you to change the length and tempo of the selected audio without affecting its pitch

Sample Editor

  • The Sample Editor delivers a comprehensive set of tools for a wide range of functions from common editing tasks down to sample-level adjustments

Audio Parts

  • Audio Parts are containers for audio events
  • Use Audio Parts to treat several audio events as one unit in the Project window



  • MixConsole offers not only the usability and look and feel but also sounds of a high-end analog mixing console
  • Optimized for mouse-free operation with virtually all channel elements accessible via the computer keyboard and screen reader software for the visually impaired
  • Scalable, dedicated full-screen mode
  • View Sets and Channel Zones for flexibility
  • One-click direct routing
  • Customizable track icons
  • Drag-and-drop support
  • Plug-in / channel search function

Channel Strip Modules

  • The channel strip modules are integrated into every Cubase channel
  • Includes high- and low-pass filters, EQs, noise gate, de-esser, compressors, and more
  • Modules are carefully crafted in close collaboration with seasoned audio engineers

MixConsole History

  • MixConsole History tracks all changes made in the MixConsole and easily lets you choose from several stages of your mixing process simply by selecting them from a list
  • With basic mixer undo/redo, it allows you to experiment freely with whichever mix suits your project best

Precise Automation Curves

  • Precise automation curves allow you to create and edit smooth transitions, while keeping mouse clicks to a minimum

A/B Comparison

  • Effect parameter settings can be used as a starting point for further fine-tuning and then be compared to the revised settings

Virtual Instruments

  • Sampler Track: Use any piece of audio to create a Sampler Track, play the sample chromatically, manipulate it with its onboard filters and controls
  • Retrologue 2 brings back the sound of analog circuitry and vintage warmth but with a modern twist, offering raw analog lead and bass sounds, ephemeral, delicate pads and structures, dark drones, and ultra-aggressive comps
  • HALion Sonic SE 3: Sample player and synthesizer features an arpeggiator module with four variations and over 150 dynamic sounds. Effects include tape saturator, wah-wah, auto-filter, step flanger, ring modulator, octaver, vintage ensemble, envelope-shaper, and rotary effect
  • Padshop: Granular synth is perfect for high-tension atmospheres and unusual effects thanks to its two independent layers that generate up to eight different grain streams, a comprehensive edit section, and built-in modulation and delay effects
  • Trip: Virtual analog synth that comes with three oscillators, a sub oscillator, a ring modulator, and a noise generator
  • Spector: Based on two colorful and versatile spectrum filters, it utilizes up to six oscillators per voice with two different waveforms each
  • Mystic: Uses a combination of physical modeling and comb filtering to generate unique and colorful sounds based on three parallel comb filters with feedback
  • LoopMash 2: Audio analysis/synthesis engine matches similar elements across loops and beats, generating fresh and inspiring mashups from any rhythmic audio material. LoopMash provides controllable live slice-based effects such as scratches, stutters, and tape stops, which are entirely synced to the Cubase Tempo
  • Groove Agent SE: MPC-style drum sampler includes a wide range of effects, pattern playback functions, and comfortable sample editing. It emulates the character of the 12-bit era and comes with a variety of drum kits and ready-to-go grooves, from crackling vinyl beats to realistic acoustic drum sounds
  • Prologue: Polyphonic subtractive synthesizer with great sounding multimode variable resonance filters, powerful modulation capabilities, and cranking onboard effects
  • Flux: A wavetable synth that combines HALion’s synthesis with two main wavetable oscillators, a classic sub oscillator, and a flexible noise generator

Sounds, Loops, Presets

  • Production Grooves: Feeds Groove Agent with over 400 drum loops and presets for all contemporary styles of music including basic drum accompaniment for a songwriting session, epic electronica, or serious rock beats
  • Allen Morgan Signature Drums: High-quality percussive sounds in 30 drum kits with 150 intricately grooving MIDI Loop patterns. All Beat Designer patterns were produced by Allen Morgan, whose artist credits include Taylor Swift, Nine Inch Nails, and more
  • Production Presets: FX chain presets for all kinds of instrument and vocal tracks, and mastering presets for different types of production
  • Caleidoscope: Dedicated sample library for the Sampler Track with hundreds of samples and presets to get you started immediately
  • Allen Morgan Rock-Pop Toolbox: Includes 30 construction kits, each with 25 to 30 audio and MIDI loops for contemporary music production
  • The EDM Toolbox: Comes with 30 construction kits in groups of 25 to 30 MIDI loops, routed to predefined instruments (including mix settings) to deliver immediate inspiration.



  • Standard Channel EQ
  • StudioEQ
  • DJ EQ
  • GEQ 10


  • Brickwall Limiter
  • Compressor
  • Vintage Compressor
  • Tube Compressor
  • Channel Tube Saturation
  • Channel Tape Saturation
  • VST Dynamics
  • DeEsser
  • Limiter
  • Maximizer
  • Gate
  • Envelope Shaper
  • MIDI Gate
  • Chopper
  • Magneto 2

Reverb and Delay

  • Roomworks SE
  • REVelation
  • MonoDelay
  • PingPong Delay
  • StereoDelay


  • AmpSimulator
  • VST Amp Rack
  • VST Bass Amp Rack
  • ToneBooster
  • Distortion
  • DaTube
  • Quadrafuzz 2
  • Grungelizer
  • Bitcrusher
  • Distroyer

Filter, Pitch, and Spatial

  • Dual Filter
  • Step Filter
  • Morph Filter
  • Wah Wah
  • Pitch Correct
  • Octaver
  • Stereo Enhancer
  • Mono To Stereo


  • Chorus
  • Flanger
  • Phaser
  • Tremolo
  • Vibrato
  • Auto Pan
  • Rotary
  • Transformer
  • Ring Modulator
  • Metalizer
  • LoopMash FX

Mastering and Tools

  • UV22HR
  • Tuner

MIDI Effects

  • Beat Designer: MIDI pattern sequencer
  • Arpache SX: Advanced, versatile arpeggiator
  • Auto LFO: Works like the LFO in a synthesizer
  • Compressor: Even out or expand differences in velocity
  • MIDI Control: Generic control panel allows you to select up to eight different MIDI controller types and set values for them
  • Transformer: Real-time version of the Logical Editor
  • Density: Generic control panel for adjusting the density of the notes being played
  • Quantizer: Allows you to apply quantizing in real time
  • Chorder: MIDI chord processor, which allows you to assign complete chords to single keys in a multitude of variations
  • MIDI Echo: Generates additional echoing notes based on the MIDI notes it receives
  • Step Designer: MIDI pattern sequencer that sends out MIDI notes and additional controller data according to the defined pattern
  • Micro Tuner: Lets you set up different microtuning for the MIDI instrument by detuning each key
  • Track Control: Features three control panels for adjusting parameters on a GS- or XG-compatible MIDI device, from within the host application
  • MIDI Monitor: Monitors incoming MIDI events
  • Arpache 5: Arpeggiator that accepts a chord as input and plays back each note in the chord separately with the playback order and speed set by the user
  • Context Gate: Allows for selective triggering/filtering of MIDI data
  • MIDI Modifiers: Duplicate of the MIDI Modifiers section in the Inspector
  • Note To CC: Generates a MIDI continuous controller event for each incoming MIDI note


VST Transit

  • Cloud distribution service that allows you to upload audio and MIDI tracks to the cloud, continue working from another location, and synchronize the changes back to the cloud
  • Collaborate on shared projects with friends and band members

VST Connect SE 4

  • VST Connect is a complete remote recording solution that lets you collaborate with any musician with an Internet connection and a computer, anywhere on the planet
  • Data encryption, multitrack recording, live video chat, audio stream protection, and MIDI support make geographical distance irrelevant to studio workflows

Audio for Video

Video Import

  • Compatible video files can be imported into a project, creating a video track with a video event

Video Player

  • Video Player window provides options for different sizes of video playback on your computer screen

Extract Audio from Video

  • When video is imported, the audio stream can be extracted
  • It is added to the project as a new audio track and can be edited like all other audio material

Video Track

  • The video track is used to play back video events

Video Formats

  • Supports MOV, MPEG-4, and AVI video formats

System Requirements:

  • macOS 10.12/10.13 or 64-BitWindows 7/8.x/10
  • 64-bit Intel or AMD multi-core processor (Intel i5 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • 30 GB free HD space
  • 1440 x 900 display resolution (1920 x 1080 recommended)
  • Graphics card with DirectX 10 and WDDM 1.1 support (Windows only)
  • USB port for USB-eLicenser (license management)
  • OS-compatible audio hardware
  • An internet connection is required for activation, account setup and personal/product registration. A download is required for the installation
  • USB eLicencer Key (not included in download products. Sold Seperately)


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