Cubase 11 Release notes
June 24, 2021 – Cubase 11.0.30 comes with several fixes and improvements.
Please download and install the Cubase 11.0.30 core application in the Steinberg Download Assistant, which should already be installed on your system. If not, you can find it here.
As always, your feedback is highly appreciated, so please let us know what you think about the 11.0.30 update in our community forum.
We have corrected the following features and functionalities
Data in the controller lane for program change events is now displayed consistently with the info line (from 1-128).
MIDI notes are no longer missing in exported MIDI files when MIDI parts use Velocity on the info line to subtract values.
Using MIDI step input no longer creates hanging notes with external MIDI instruments.
SysEx data no longer interferes with MIDI recordings when received in pre-count phase (affects e.g. ROLI devices).
The on/off state of the Pre filter section is now stored in the Pre filter presets.
The link of a send panner to the channel panner now works correctly when send destinations have a different format.
Switching faders/inserts/sends in the MixConsole in the lower zone no longer leads to unexpected scrolling positions.
In macOS, the Direct Offline Processing user interface no longer turns red sporadically after a period of extensive operations.
When using Direct Offline Processing, Time Stretch on audio files with a sample rate other that 44.1 kHz no longer creates artefacts when auditioning.
It is now possible to trigger macros via key commands when the Process Bars dialog is open.
Using modifier keys no longer fails when editing in Windows 10 (e.g. Alt-drag for duplicate).
Acoustic feedback is now working correctly when clicking on a scale event.
Changes made in an ARA extension editor are now restored correctly when the operation is undone and then redone.
Switching between track versions no longer resets ARA extension settings.
Overwriting existing audio mixdown files no longer creates files with the wrong length in macOS.
When executing a job queue in Export Audio Mixdown, an incorrect error message about missing cycle markers is no longer displayed.
Note names in the Inspector for expression maps are now shown correctly.
Importing a track archive that references multiple audio files of the same name now works as expected.
Using the Project Logical Editor to enable/disable Track Operation: Inserts Bypass is now working for all track types, e.g. instrument tracks.
It is possible to add additional lines for Logical in the Filters area again.
The user interface of FabFilter plug-ins is now displayed correctly on screens with 21:9 ratio and 125% or 175% Windows scaling.
The project cursor no longer changes to a thin line in Windows 10.
Toggling Record Enable no longer interrupts the audio output when a project is playing under heavy CPU load.
A maximised Project window now remains maximised when working with sampler tracks in Windows 10.
Using Undo in the Score Editor no longer closes the editor window when Show Chord Track is activated and the chord track has Lock enabled.
Several window focus issues have been resolved when switching back and forth with other applications in Windows 10.
Several graphical issues in SuperVision have been resolved.
The Low-Cut parameter in the Delay Character section of the MultiTap Delay is now working correctly when a delay module is used for effects.
We have improved the stability in several areas of the application:
When selecting scale events in the In-Place Editor.
When importing tracks from a project with only channel settings selected.
When using the Chopper plug-in with a high ASIO buffer size.
When MIDI CC values above 127 are used.
When resizing the Key Commands dialog.
When using Send MIDI Clock in Stop Mode.
April 22, 2021 – Cubase 11.0.20 is here, and it comes with many fixes and improvements. There is also new functionality, which we have been working on in recent weeks.
The Apple silicon transition is currently a big topic in the whole music production industry, and we are happy to announce official support for Rosetta 2 with this Cubase update.
There are improvements to HiDPI, a long-awaited addition to EuCon support and some fixes that directly address the feedback we received about the last update.
Please download and install the Cubase 11.0.20 core application in the Steinberg Download Assistant, which should already be installed on your system. If not, you can find it here.
As always, your feedback is highly appreciated, so please let us know what you think about the 11.0.20 update in our community forum.
There are some general changes that you should be aware of
Apple silicon Rosetta 2 support
We have completed our tests on Apple’s new M1 system, and we are happy to announce that Cubase 11.0.20 officially supports the Rosetta 2 translation layer. Please still make sure that your whole system, including your third-party plug-ins and audio device drivers, support Big Sur and Rosetta 2 in order to avoid instabilities.
New scaling options in HiDPI mode on Windows 10
There are new scaling options available for HiDPI mode in Windows 10. In Preferences > General, the application can now be set up with a predefined scaling factor different to the one set in the Windows Display settings. You can increase or decrease (from 25% to 50%) the scaling factor attributed to the application from the one set as default in the Windows Display settings. Please make sure you restart the application to apply the changes.
EuCon and Track Visibility
There is a new option in the Studio Setup > Remote Devices > EuCon control panel that allows you to apply the channel visibility status of the MixConsole to connected Avid control surfaces. This option only affects EuConized channels that are autoassigned in the EuControl settings.
Meters & colors
There were some issues with the meters and the meter coloring in the last update that have now been fixed:
Presets could not be loaded.
Default color changed for +3 dB (channel meter).
In the Meter tab, +6 dB and +12 dB digital scales were removed.
Removing projects from the list in the Hub
"Remove from list" now works as intended in the Project Assistant of the Steinberg Hub.
Double-click Stop to return to start
When Preferences > Transport > Return to Start Position on Stop is disabled, clicking twice on the Stop button in the Transport Bar now correctly returns to start.
"Could not create record file" issue
Some users reported that they were unable to record audio since updating to Cubase 11. This issue was caused by the removal of the support of the Wave 64 format.
When loading projects created in versions using the Wave 64 format, it was not possible to activate "Record Enable" on audio tracks and an error message was displayed.
Inverted mouse wheel zoom on macOS
Zooming with modifier key and mouse wheel is no longer inverted when "Scroll Direction: Natural" is disabled in the macOS preferences for Trackpad/Mouse.
Direct Offline Processing
Modified tail size of Direct Offline Processing is no longer ignored if “Pin Process” is activated.
Modifying Direct Offline Processing Pitch Shift no longer causes an undesired event length change when used in a chain with other processes.
The user interface of plug-ins without HiDPI compatibility is now correctly displayed in Direct Offline Processing at all screen resolutions.
The Direct Offline Processing user interface has been changed so that the Extend Process Range and Tail functions cannot be used together to prevent malfunctions.
Direct Offline Processing now takes the record file format settings into account for processed edit files.
When deactivating Pin Process in Direct Offline Processing, a selected plug-in will now remain in the process list, even if not applied.
Direct Offline Processing no longer causes invalid audio file names when processing plug-ins that use special characters in their name.
Activating Pin Process in Direct Offline Processing no longer applies the process ifAuto Apply is turned off.
Importing and exporting
The "Realtime Export" option in the Export Audio Mixdown dialog is no longer missing in Cubase Artist, Elements, AI and LE.
Project content was misaligned by several frames when tracks were imported from another project that used an unrounded start time. This has been corrected.
Exported AAF files now correctly translate Audio Alignment with phase inversion.
Referenced media files of tracks imported from a project or track archive can no longer be deleted from their origin path if the project is closed without saving.
Export Selected Tracks with activated option "Copy Media" no longer results in track archives that caused invalid event data and serious error messages when imported to another system.
Dragging audio events within the Audio Part Editor no longer causes incorrect snapping.
Using the Project Logical Editor to toggle "Track Operation: Inserts Bypass" now works correctly for all track types, e.g. on instrument tracks.
In the Project Logical Editor, the "Event is muted" property no longer appears twice in the Parameter 1 menu.
We have improved the compatibility of VST AmbiDecoder for use with HRTF SOFA files from Genelec Aural ID.
Using 3DConnexion as head tracking source no longer renders the application unresponsive on Mac OS.
Events in the Key Editor are no longer deselected when pressing modifier keys very shortly after clicking on events to select them.
The naming of the 7.0 Music (Dolby), 7.0 Cine (SDDS), and 7.1 Cine (SDDS) channel layouts has been changed to 7.0, 7.0 SDDS, and 7.1 SDDS.
The Filter field in the Add Parameter dialogue for automation parameters is now always properly visible.
Dragging Chord Pads into the Project window is now working reliably.
Improved reliability of playback when previewing MIDI files in the Media Rack.
Sends are no longer incorrectly panned in a surround to stereo routing if Link Panner was active.
Preferences > VST > Plug-ins > "Plug-in Editors “Always on Top”: The behaviour has been changed so that this preference now defines the default state in which plug-ins are opened. Each plug-in still remembers its individual "Always on Top" state when you manually change it for a specific plug-in window.
Plug-ins with latency used in the Control Room no longer cause sync issues with audio output and video.
The key command "Edit Channel Panner for selected" now works, even if the MixConsole window is not focused.
The High- and Low-Cut Pre-Filters now use dedicated Activate/Deactivate buttons, which can be operated independently of the frequency sliders.
Author and Company names entered in the Preferences will now be used as default in the Project Setup dialogue.
In the Project Setup dialog, the Record File Type and Bit Depth selection menus have been changed so that only valid combinations can be set.
We have improved the precision of the SuperVision Spectrum Curve display.
We have improved the display responsiveness of the Imager plug-in.
The MIDI Gate plug-in did not produce audible artefacts in some cases. This has been corrected.
The Reset function of the Frequency plug-in now works correctly.
The Auto LFO MIDI effect no longer sends data when disabled.
On the Nuage FD screen, the 3D pan position is now correctly visualized.
With an Avid S6 console attached, loading or closing projects caused unusually slow response times. This has been corrected.
On the Steinberg CC121 controller, the Stop button is now always functional.
The potential score rendering issue that occurred when using "Tablature" in Staff Settings has been corrected.
The key command for "Solo" now works properly within the Score Editor.
The option "MIDI Channel 1-6" now works when using "Tablature Mode" in the Score Settings/Staff tab.
We have improved the stability of several workflows:
When scrolling in Rename Events from the List user interface.
When opening the Export Audio Mixdown dialogue (affecting Cubase LE/AI/Elements).
When the toolbox on right-click is left open while an Editor window is closed.
When adding tracks with an Avid S6 console attached.
When searching in the MediaBay.
When setting the Audio Connections window to "Always on Top".
On Mac models with AMD Vega graphics where the user interface could freeze in intermittent intervals (recurring beach balls).
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.