Cubase Pro 8.5 Cubase Artist 8.5
Point updates to Steinberg’s music production systems, Cubase Pro 8.5 and
Cubase Artist 8.5 , introduce new creative tools, workflow enhancements while
taking online collaboration within Cubase to the next level.
ST Transit ushers in Steinberg’s new cloud collaboration service. Users running version 8.5
share and synchronize joint projects and take full advantage of cloud-based music production
by receiving 500 MB cloud storage and 1 GB free traffic for Cubase projects. Upgrades to a
capacity of 5 GB space and 20 GB traffic will be available from January 2016.
Retrologue 2 is the second iteration of Steinberg’s virtual analog synthesizer that includes
enhancements to the synth section, many new presets, the highly flexible Arpeggiator and five new effects, such as the innovative three-band Resonator.
Other highlights show refinements to the MixConsole, now with an improved dynamic hover
mode and the option to show all inserts, sends and EQs simultaneously. Importing tracks from other projects is now a lot easier and now includes all track settings and content. The Key and Drum Editors come with new visualization and editing capabilities; the Chord Pads feature allows for intuitive control of arpeggiated and overlapping chords plus support of custom chord symbols. The Transport Panel has been overhauled while its menu item contains all commands and options clearly categorized in submenus. Dedicated punch points have newly beenintroduced, which remain independent from the locator position. Audiowarp now boasts improved audio quality when time-stretching due to the élastique v3 algorithm by zPlane, and the new MediaBay project rack expedites the location of instruments, presets and audio and MIDI files. The new Profile Manager is exclusive to Cubase Pro 8.5, allowing uses to store and recall program settings and preferences. Customized profiles can then be transferred to any studio environment running Cubase.