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Compare Cubasis 3 and Cubasis 2

Basics

Cubasis 3
Cubasis 2
Universal App Support (iPhone, iPad)
User interface scale presets for iPhone and iPad
Number of audio tracks
unlimited
unlimited
Number of MIDI tracks
unlimited
unlimited
Physical inputs/outputs
24/24
24/24
Audio resolution kHz
96 kHz
96 kHz
Audio resolution bit depth
24 bit
24 bit
Insert effect slots
8
5
Send effect slots
8
3
Master effects slots
8
4 (1 fixed)
Effects Rearrangement, Pre/Post fader slider for insert effects
Included effect plug-ins
18
18
Included effect presets
472
397
Included instruments
3
3
Number of included instrument sounds
301
269
Number of included MIDI and audio loops
550
550
MicroSonic instrument presets
154
122
Allen Morgan drum instruments
32
32
Micrologue presets
126
126
MiniSampler
Redesigned
Standard
Allen Morgan MIDI loops
208
208
MIDI drum loops
200
200
Audio drum loops (tempo match capable)
143
143

Formats & Support

Cubasis 3
Cubasis 2
Audio Unit
Audio Unit MIDI Effects
Inter-App Audio
Audiobus 3
WAV
MP3
M4A
FLAC
MIDI
Email
Files app
iCloud Drive
Dropbox
Open with
AudioCopy
AudioPaste
ZIP
iTunes FileSharing
Export to Cubase
External hard drive and wireless flash drive support
AirPlay, Bluetooth, HDMI audio out support
MIDI over Bluetooth LE
Core Audio and Core MIDI hardware support

Instruments

Cubasis 3
Cubasis 2
MicroSonic
Redesigned
Standard
Micrologue
Redesigned
Standard
MiniSampler
Redesigned
Standard

Effects

Cubasis 3
Cubasis 2
Integrated channel strip per track
Redesigned
Standard
RoomWorks SE
Redesigned
Standard
Reverb
Redesigned
Standard
Delay
Redesigned
Standard
StudioEQ
Redesigned
Standard
ShelfEQ
Redesigned
Standard
Compressor
Redesigned
Standard
Limiter
Redesigned
Standard
Noise Gate
Redesigned
Standard
Spin FX
Redesigned
Standard
Filter
Redesigned
Standard
Chorus
Redesigned
Standard
Flanger
Redesigned
Standard
Phaser
Redesigned
Standard
Amp Sim
Redesigned
Standard
Overdrive
Redesigned
Standard
PhaseInverter
Redesigned
Standard
Brickwall Limiter
Redesigned
Standard

In-App Purchases

Cubasis 3
Cubasis 2
Waves AudioTrack Channel Strip
Waves Q10 Equalizer
Waves L1 Ultramaximizer
Waves Plug-In Bundle
Micrologue ARP Arpeggiator with 75 presets
Classic Machines
FX Pack 1 – Reverbs & Delays
FX Pack 2 – Vintage FX

Workflow, recording, mixing, composing & sequencing

Cubasis 3
Cubasis 2
Overdub and Looper recording modes
Included
Looper
Undo and redo
Redesigned
Undo History List
Real-time time-stretching featuring zplane’s élastique 3 (auto, manual)
Pitch-shifting with formant correction
Group tracks
MIDI resolution (pulses per quarter note)
960
48
MIDI Auto Quantize
Track Freeze for audio and MIDI tracks
Duplicate tracks
Track Inspector
MediaBay
Redesigned
Standard
Automation with automation editor
Redesigned
Standard
MIDI CC Editor
Redesigned
Standard
MIDI clock support
Keyboard
Chord buttons (Keyboard)
Drum Pads
Chord Pads
Note Repeat
Mixer
Mixer Zoom Modes, Full Screen Mode, Level Metering
Audio Editor
Redesigned
Standard
MIDI Editor
Redesigned
Standard

System requirements

Cubasis 3
Operating systems (iOS)
iOS 13, iPadOS 13
iPhone device generation
iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPod Touch 7th generation
iPad device generation
iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 5, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 3, iPad 5th generation, iPad 6th generation, iPad 7th generation, iPad Pro 1st generation, iPad Pro 2nd generation, iPad Pro 3rd generation
Notes
Project export to Cubase requires Cubase Pro 10/Pro 10.5, Cubase Artist 10/10.5 ,Cubase LE/AI/Elements 10 or higher. The Cubase project import extension has to be installed on the computer for Cubase to be able to open Cubasis projects: www.steinberg.net/cubasisimporter