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25 September 2005

Steinberg Cubase SE3

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Steinberg will soon release Cubase SE3, the new version of its entry-level music production and sequencing software. This upgrade brings in some of the features from the professional Cubase SX3 package, such as delay compensation. Steinberg’s view is that “Cubase SE3 is ideal for anyone working on a tight budget but who can’t do without professional technologies in their home recording, project or pre-production environment.”

More details are on the website and in Steinberg’s press release: Cubase SE3 provides ample creative space for professional musicians and producers looking to expand their music-making environment. With its 48 audio and unlimited MIDI tracks and the included range of VST instruments, virtual effects and MIDI effects, Cubase SE3 offers a huge palette of creative potential. Its professional-standard 32-bit audio engine offers pristine 24-bit/96kHz recording and playback, including full delay compensation.

Existing Cubase SE owners will find a range of new features and capabilities. These include a new user interface and audio engine, drag and drop for MIDI files into the Project Window, superior Hitpoint detection, a redesigned Track Inspector and much more. Cubase SE3 also introduces new capabilities that support an even faster, more efficient workflow, including new key commands and editing functions.

Not only is Cubase SE3 fully upgradeable to Steinberg’s Cubase SX3 and Cubase SL3 applications, but all projects created in Cubase SE3 can be easily opened in either of those two professional music applications, regardless of computer platform. Cubase SE3 also hosts VST instruments and effects, allowing Cubase SE3 owners to add to the virtual recording studio through the addition of professional virtual instruments and effects, including Steinberg’s successful VSTi range.

Features

  • 48 Audio tracks and unlimited MIDI tracks
  • Professional 24/96 recording
  • Up to 16 VST instrument slots
  • 5 insert effects and 8 send effects per channel
  • VST System Link and ReWire 2-compatible
  • VST audio and MIDI plug-ins included
  • Video thumbnail track for building your own video soundtracks
  • Technology and user interface based on award-winning music production software Cubase SX3/SL3

New in Cubase SE3

  • New VST 2.3 audio engine
  • Fully automatic delay compensation for plug-ins
  • Enhanced user interface (same “look and feel” as Cubase SX3)
  • Platform-specific performance optimizations
  • Improved Hitpoint detection for tempo adjustments of audio loops
  • Drag & Drop of MIDI tracks directly into the Project Window
  • Extended Track Inspector with improved track parameter access
  • Many editing and workflow enhancements

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