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Cubase 10.5 follows up the highly anticipated landmark release with many significant improvements, additional inspiring tools and major workflow refinements. Whether you are looking for creative inspiration or new ways to speed up your professional workflow, the new features in Cubase 10.5 specifically cater to your needs.

Spectral Comparison EQ

Cleaning up frequencies to create room for each instrument is the key to a good mix. The new Spectral Comparison mode in the Channel EQ helps you to identify where action is needed. Just route a second signal from any track into the EQ and compare the spectral curves within the EQ display. Toggle between the EQ controls of the source and comparison channel and adjust the mix without losing focus on what you’re doing.

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Video Export Render

Scoring to picture is one of the many strengths of Cubase. You can now export videos (including audio) for your clients and collaborators directly from within the DAW. The new video export feature lets your render videos as MP4 with H.264 video compression and 16-bit stereo audio in 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. Export the whole video or just footage within the locator range, adding the timecode to the video export for the next production process.

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MultiTap Delay

Providing the rhythm for your echo, the new MultiTap Delay is made for musicians, with all the inspirational creative options that you need. Up to eight taps per delay loop can conveniently be created and edited. You can add effects with a simple click to the complete output, just the delay loops or even each individual tap, while different character presets deliver the sound of clean digital delays or classic vintage echo units.

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Padshop 2

Steinberg’s highly acclaimed granular synthesizer Padshop 2 comes with great improvements and even more creative tools. At its heart, the new spectral oscillator opens the door to unheard soundscapes and lets you turn your own samples into fascinating sonic sculptures. Add motion to your sounds with the new arpeggiator section and use the effects section to add the finishing shine. You can be inspired by the 100 new presets or start creating your own unique sounds right away.

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Colorized Mixer Channels

Maintaining a clear overview while your project is growing is essential for a fast and easy workflow. With the new option to colorize complete channels in the MixConsole with track colors, you will be able to focus on the mix by intuitively finding the channels you are looking for. Even if you are sitting several meters away from the screen, there is no longer a danger of getting lost in your mix!

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Import Tracks From Projects

Exchanging data between projects or creating new project templates is now vastly easier with the new track import functionality. Import multiple track types from other projects (like Group, FX or Folder Tracks) and select the track attributes you want to import. Setting up the same drum mix for multiple projects? Cubase has you covered. With a simple click, the Auto Map function even matches the imported tracks to existing tracks with the same name.

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Retrospective MIDI Record

Do you always deliver your best performances when not recording? The completely revised MIDI Retrospective Recording feature can help you to bring your A game to every project. Cubase tracks your MIDI input — even when you are not recording — and brings back your chords and melodies as a stacked cycle or a continuous performance with just a click. Even better, your performance is captured on multiple tracks. So no more worries — Cubase has your back.

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Combined Select Tools

The new Combined Select Tools mode speeds up your editing workflow by combining the two most frequently used tools in one powerful feature. Activate the new tool mode and the selection tools for both objects and ranges can be used at the same time, without the need to change tools. If you are a professional and time is critical, Combined Select Tools mode will be your new best friend!

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More new features

All new features

Spectral Comparison EQ

Clean up your mix more accurately.

Video Export Render

Render videos as MP4 (H.264) with 16-bit stereo audio.

MultiTap Delay

Made for musicians with a range of inspiring creative options.

Padshop 2

Even more creative tools and sonic inspiration.

Colorized Mixer Channels

Instantly find the channels you are looking for.

Import Tracks From Project

Exchange data between projects, or create new project templates, more easily.

Combine Select Tools

Work faster with objects and ranges using one powerful tool.

Retrospective MIDI Record

Capture your MIDI input, even when you have not started recording.

The Score Editor

Powerful new features and improvements.

The Macro creation

Create Macros faster with new improved functionality.

LUFS Normalize

Choose to normalize by either dB Loudness Unit (EBU R128) or by setting dBFS Max.

Safe Start Mode

Initiate Cubase without any third-party plug-ins loaded.

Stereo Delay, De-Esser and Roomworks

New plug-ins for Cubase Elements.

Graphical Performance

Zooming and scrolling in large projects has been improved.

Workflow improvements

Many more significant workflow improvements are also included.

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Grace Period Update

Customers who have activated an earlier Cubase version since October 16, 2019, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to Cubase 10.5.

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What was new in Cubase 10

VariAudio 3

Ultimate control of your audio, with more creative tools and Smart Controls to speed up workflow.

MixConsole Snapshots

Instantly recall different project mixes and settings to quickly compare mixes and add mix notes.

Audio Alignment

Stack and match recordings quickly, easily synchronizing them to a reference track.

New Channel Strip

Channel strip overhaul offers better metering and functionality.

32-bit integer and 64-bit audio

The Cubase audio engine delivers ultimate, no-compromise quality.

Easy side-chaining

Quickly and easily set up side-chaining to make space in mixes or create distinctive effects.

Groove Agent SE 5

Many improvements and a new user interface enhance the best drum production tool.

5 GB of high-quality sounds and loops

The included sound content is brought to you by six highly acclaimed producers.

AAF support

Exchange multimedia data with all the most commonly used applications.

Distroyer

Add everything from subtle analog warmth to searing heat for mixes and individual instruments.

Vintage Verbs for REVerence

Better management, smoother workflow and 20 new impulse responses bring REVerence greatness to your projects.

Latency Monitor

Know exactly where — and how much — latency is occurring, quickly and easily.

Full support for high-resolution displays

Enjoy high-definition quality under current macOS (limited support for Windows 10).

Effects in the Media Rack

Radical improvement of plug-ins workflow, with drag-and-drop functionality and improved display.

MPE support

Easy and convenient setup of MPE controllers.

Improved editing to picture

Enhanced tools for video soundtrack production.

Steinberg Virtual Reality

VR production suite adds a suite of professional yet intuitive virtual reality audio production tools.

ARA support

Support for extended communications between ARA plug-ins and Cubase.

Even more

Experience a wide range of usability, performance and quality improvements.