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What is Cubase AI

Cubase AI is a special, compact version which uses the same core technologies as Cubase Pro - exclusive to customers of selected Steinberg and Yamaha hardware products. It provides all the basic tools for recording, editing and mixing - from the initial idea to the final masterpiece. Cubase AI is the perfect entry into the world of computer-based music production and offers powerful, yet easy-to-use software tools for all genres.

Produce tracks from start to finish

HALion Sonic SE 3 and Groove Agent SE 5

28 audio VST effect processors

Over 5GB of sounds and loops

Impressive composition tools

Cubase AI offers outstanding composition tools for your music creation, no matter how much musical knowledge you have. Whether you need inspiration or if you get stuck when writing a chord progression, the fast and easy-to-use Chord Pads and the Chord Track (with its included Chord Assistant) mean there are no restrictions in bringing your musical idea to life. And if you’re working with notation – the basic Score Editor will bring your notes seamlessly to the page.

Superb audio and MIDI editing tools

Opening up virtually limitless possibilities for songwriters and composers, Cubase AI includes the Key Editor and Drum Editor, where melodies, beats, arrangements and performances take shape. Working with both MIDI and audio is always inspiring in Cubase AI. The Sample Editor and AudioWarp realtime audio time stretching and pitch shifting technology offer you endless, easy-to-use possibilities for editing your audio and experimenting with tempo and key - all without losing any sound quality.

Outstanding virtual instruments and amps included

Cubase AI features a set of powerful, inspiring instruments and awesome sounds. HALion Sonic SE is a versatile sound production tool, which combines a massive sample library with a powerful synthesizer engine and effects. Also included is the renowned drum production tool Groove Agent SE, which is ready to help you create amazing beats, whatever genre you’re working in. Recording instruments is enhanced with the acclaimed AmpSimulator, which provides all the amps and settings you need to give your music its own, unique tone.

Complete suite of 28 audio VST effect processors

Cubase AI not only features powerful recording and editing tools, it also includes a complete set of great-sounding VST 3 effects plug-ins, covering everything from EQ and dynamics to reverb and delay. In addition to the included plug-ins, Cubase AI is compatible with hundreds of additional virtual instruments and effects available on the VST platform.

MixConsole with up to four inserts and four sends per channel

The mixer section in Cubase AI offers everything a musician or producer needs to create professional-quality mixes, with sample-accurate timing and full plug-in latency compensation across the entire signal path. Boasting up to four insert effect slots and four effect sends / returns, plus eight group channels, this powerful virtual mixer offers tremendous flexibility. The four-band fully parametric EQ features precise control of any signal’s frequency response and every knob or function can be automated.

System requirements

Cubase AI 10.5
Operating systems (Windows)
64-bit Windows 10 Version 1903, 64-bit Windows 10 Version 1809
Operating systems (Mac)
macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina
CPU minimum
Intel Core i series or AMD Ryzen multi-core
CPU recommended
Intel i5 or faster
RAM minimum
4 GB
RAM recommended
8 GB
Hard disk free space
20 GB
Display resolution minimum
1440 x 900
Display resolution recommended
1920 x 1080
Graphics
Graphics card with DirectX 10 and WDDM 1.1 support (Windows only)
OS compatible audio hardware
Internet connection for
installer download, license activation, account sign up and product registration
Notes
This software version does not support 32-bit plug-ins.

Cubase AI is bundled with...

Audio Interfaces

Steinberg AXR4 • Steinberg UR-RT2 • Steinberg UR-RT4 • Steinberg UR12 • Steinberg UR22mkII • Steinberg UR22mkII Recording Pack • Steinberg UR242 • Steinberg UR44 • Steinberg UR28M • Steinberg UR824

DAW Controller

Steinberg CC121

Digital Mixing Console

Yamaha 01V96i

Electric Drum Kits

Yamaha DTX-MULTI12 • Yamaha DTX900 • Yamaha DTX700

Guitar Amplifiers

Yamaha THR10X • Yamaha THR10C • Yamaha THR10 • Yamaha THR5A • Yamaha THR5

Mixing Consoles

Yamaha MG20XU • Yamaha MG16XU • Yamaha MG12XU • Yamaha MG12XUK • Yamaha MG10XU • Yamaha MG10XUF

Stage Pianos

Yamaha CP300 • Yamaha CP1

Synthesizers

Yamaha MX88 • Yamaha MX61BK • Yamaha MX49BK • Yamaha Montage 8 • Yamaha Montage 7 • Yamaha Montage 6 • Yamaha MODX8 • Yamaha MODX7 • Yamaha MODX6 • Yamaha MOXF8 • Yamaha MOXF6

Webcasting Mixers

Yamaha AG06 • Yamaha AG03

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Cubase AI is included with selected Steinberg and Yamaha hardware products.

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