A new DAW is always news, so here we are reporting on the latest news: Steinberg Cubase 9 has been announced!
It’s not just a token upgrade, either. While Steinberg may not have painted it green and strapped lasers to the side of it, there are a whole host of upgrades that make a great DAW even better. And with a lot of those upgrades based around improving the user interface and workflows, your sessions should now be smoother, faster and a lot more efficient.
The sampler track is perhaps one of the biggest advancements in Cubase 9, and looks to be a great solution to many a mix problem. As will the next big update: the mix console history.
The last big mix project I worked on, I was doing a Save As after every each trivial mix adjustment. I can’t remember what my appended filename ended up as, but Cubase 9’s mix console history feature may well make that a thing of the past. Now, when you make a change to the mixer or a plugin, it gets recorded in the history, allowing you to go back and reference key points of the mix and the decisions you made, going well beyond having to step back through your undo list.
The new Frequency EQ looks quite nifty, too. With 8 bands that can also work in Mid/Side or linear phase mode, Frequency EQ may well be the only EQ you need… And that piano keyboard under the spectrum is a nice reference feature to have as well.
Save on Cubase 9 while existing stocks last!
Oh, one more thing you might like to know. We’ve still got some stock of Cubase 8.5 Pro and 8.5 Artist, and if you take home one of these – for less than Cubase 9 currently costs! – you qualify for a free update to the latest version! Easy. Just head on over to the Steinberg Grace Period page and you can check out all the details there. If you want to save £69 on Cubase 9 Pro and £36 on Artist, this is the way to do it.