Steinberg has released its first mobile DAW app for Android with Cubasis 3 for handheld devices, which was previously only available for the iOS platform.
It’s also outfitted with new features, including Group Tracks that combines multiple tracks so that they can be processed and mixed as though they were a single track. The Cubasis mixer takes advantage of the display’s real estate, including zoom modes and level metering for every track. Users can add up to eight insert and eight send effects included in Cubasis.
Further additions and capabilities in Cubasis 3:
• MIDI resolution improved with 960 pulses per quarter note
• 75 new effects presets
• Undo reinvented with History List
• Redesigned instruments and effects
• Updated audio, MIDI and automation editors
• Improved MediaBay for creating folders, moving files and sharing music
• Presets for scaling the user interface
“Developing a creativity tool that is used by people all around the world for bringing their musical ideas into reality is a big pleasure as well as a responsibility,” states Cubasis lead developer Alexander Gross. “As lead developer of Cubasis, I’m proud that the team’s exceptional effort for creating a cross-platform codebase finally sees the light of day with the release on Android.”
Marketing manager Lars Slowak adds,“This is a huge milestone in the evolution of Cubasis. We’ve been developing new features for Cubasis on the iOS platform at an extremely fast pace, and it just felt right to bring the powerful tools in Cubasis to the Android community of musicians as well.”
Alongside the launch of Cubasis 3 for Android, Steinberg has also released the version 3.1 maintenance update for Cubasis 3 and Cubasis LE for iOS. This update resolves user-reported issues and includes many small workflow improvements as well as adding the new Master Strip Plug-in Suite (also included in the Android version of Cubasis). The Master Strip Plug-in Suite consists of three studio-grade mastering tools: Stereo Imager to adjust the stereo width, Multiband Compressor to monitor and compress selected frequency ranges, and Loudness Maximizer to adjust the overall level of the final mix.
Cubasis 3 is purchased as a downloadable app through the App Store and Google Play. Price is U.S. $49.99.