Cubase 11 Release notes
January 27, 2021 – We are very pleased with all of the positive feedback regarding the stability and the performance of the initial release. For the first maintenance update, Cubase 11.0.10, we have corrected functionality which did not work as expected and have further improved the stability in several different areas.
Please download and install the Cubase 11.0.10 core application in the Steinberg Download Assistant, which should already be installed on your system. If not, you can find it here.
There are some general changes that you should be aware of:
Status on Apple Silicon Support
Cubase 11.0.10 does not officially support Apple Silicon systems. Both native support as well as the support of the Rosetta 2 translation layer are planned for Cubase. While there are already some improvements and fixes for Rosetta 2 support in Cubase 11.0.10, the comprehensive tests of our quality assurance team have yet to be completed. The native support of Apple Silicon is still under investigation, and therefore it is too early to provide a date when it might be available.
Big Sur Compatibility for Groove Agent SE and Retrologue
New releases of GrooveAgent SE (version 5.0.40) and Retrologue (version 2.2.40) fix the graphical issues in the instruments user interface on macOS 11 Big Sur and are available as separate downloads in the Steinberg Download Assistant.
Apple Metal support
We have received reports about graphical issues (spinning balls) on systems using AMD Radeon Pro Vega series graphic cards on macOS previous to macOS Big Sur. Apple has fixed the issue with macOS Big Sur. If you don’t want to or cannot update to macOS Big Sur, we have added a new preference, Disable GPU Acceleration in the category User Interface. This will solve the issue on versions of macOS prior to Big Sur. Be aware that selecting the preference will considerably affect the performance of the user interface.
Steinberg Houston controller
Although the Houston controller is no longer supported by Steinberg and has been removed from the remote list in Cubase 11, we have re-introduced it as an unsupported device in the list. However, we have not tested it and we cannot guarantee full functionality in Cubase 11.
We have fixed the following features and functionality:
List Editor did not remember its last used "Filters" settings.
Constraint Direction key modifier was not working properly when editing Automation data.
MIDI CC Curves were not playing correctly after tempo was changed.
Importing and Exporting
Aborting an Export Audio Mixdown sometimes rendered the application unresponsive.
An exported WAV file contained no tempo information when an Audio Export Mixdown Job Queue was used.
Using the Backup Project function could stall the application for a longer time if the project folder contained a lot of files.
On the Field Recorder Audio Import user interface, the busy indicator didn't work while a search was in progress.
Imported MXF audio files in 32-bit (int.) format sounded distorted.
When importing a Track Archive, some audio files were reported as 'missing', although they were present in the Media folder.
Cubase did not scroll to the position of the selected track in the MixConsole as expected.
The tooltip about frequency, note, cents, dB was missing when hovering with the mouse inside the Channel Settings window Equalizer area.
Color indication for active Channel Visibility in the Toolbar was not working correctly.
The Link button in the Toolbar did not work as expected.
Double-clicking on disabled M/S band did not activate it in Frequency 2.
We fixed several issues with regards to parameter reset in Frequency 2.
Some plug-ins with a resizable user interface were not displayed correctly.
The Reset All function (ALT+Reset) of the Frequency 2 plug-in did not reset all parameters.
SuperVision plug-in user interface didn't allow module focus change using the TAB key.
SuperVision Phasescope now has enhanced Auto Zoom for low-level signals.
SuperVision caused an unusual processing load on Mac systems.
Imager plug-in latency was not correctly updated when the amount of enabled bands changed.
We fixed an inconsistency in gain reduction display between the Compressor plug-in and the Standard Compressor in the Channel Strip.
The relative parameter link was not working properly for Threshold Up/Down parameters in Squasher.
SMPTE Generator plug-in didn't store or recall the time code offset values correctly.
SMPTE Generator plug-in caused a slight sync inaccuracy at frame rates of 23.98, 24 and 29.97 fps.
Sampler Tracks were referencing to the wrong audio files.
Sample did not play when it was exchanged while AudioWarp in the Sampler Control tab was active.
Sampler Control settings were reset when a sample was dragged from the project window and dropped to the Sampler Control tab.
When selected, certain key commands with the Chord Track could render the application unreliable.
Adding a Transpose Track to specific projects could render the application unreliable.
Exporting a MIDI file from projects which were originally created in Cubase AI/Cubase LE/Cubase Elements could render the application unreliable.
Selecting tracks in projects which were originally created in Cubase AI/Cubase LE/Cubase Elements could render the application unreliable.
Loading projects containing automation on frozen and disabled Instrument Tracks could render the application unreliable.
We improved the stability for operating the application with EuCon-based Avid remote surfaces.
Direct Offline Processing
Direct Offline Processing Pitch Shift caused undesired event length changes when Extend Process Range was used.
Direct Offline Processing Pin Process was unpinned when the window was closed.
The waveforms of audio events could disappear at high zoom levels after applying Direct Offline Processing.
In some cases incorrect note heads were displayed in Tablature Mode.
Printing scores could render the application unreliable while a Note Editing Overlay was still open.
When working in Japanese language, some strings were shown truncated at the left side in different parts of the user interface (macOS only).
Processing audio using the ARA extension did not work correctly if the media file path contained non-ASCII characters.
Track Quick Controls could not be operated after unfreezing Instrument Track.
For some audio hardware devices, the port names were not properly shown in the Studio Setup on macOS systems.
Macros could not be executed while the Process Tempo window was open.
The color indication for active filters in the Toolbar was not working correctly.
Rating media files in the MediaBay no longer let entries in the result list disappear afterwards.
Group and FX tracks had missing Track Controls and labels under certain conditions.
Using Live Input in conjunction with the Chord Track, resp. Snap Live Input in the Scale Assistant, created audible gaps while MIDI recording.
The Apply button in the Studio Setup had no effect when attempting to change settings for remote devices, such as CC121.
Control Room related parameters did not respond to incoming MIDI messages in Generic Remote setups.
The compatibility with EuCon-based Avid control surfaces has been improved.
Sampler Tracks can now be shown or hidden as EuConized channels.