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Steinberg Cubase Pro 8.5 Software Download

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Cubase has been helping artists, producers and engineers around the globe to create a wide range of products for a vast number of years. Now with the release of version 8.5, Cubase continues to be one... Click To Read More About This Product

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Cubase has been helping artists, producers and engineers around the globe to create a wide range of products for a vast number of years. Now with the release of version 8.5, Cubase continues to be one of the top DAWs to work with by adding features that today's creative music professionals require to keep the creative process flowing smoothly. New in version 8.5 are numerous workflow enhancements and tools including an expanded version of the Retrologue VST synth, many enhancements for mixing and automating audio, a range of MIDI editing refinements, and a new Profile Manager, as well as an innovative cloud-based system that makes it easy to collaborate on project with musicians and producers from across town or over oceans. With a design ethos that unites technical innovation and artistic inspiration, Steinberg’s decades of experience in music software design have culminated in Cubase Pro 8.5: an awesomely powerful yet instantly accessible music production environment.

Cubase Pro condenses almost three decades of Steinberg development into the most cutting-edge DAW anywhere. Used by star producers and musicians for composing, recording, mixing and editing music, Cubase combines outstanding audio quality, intuitive handling and a collection of highly advanced audio and MIDI tools. Whether you record an orchestra, a huge live rock show, or a band in the studio, Cubase is sublime in every sense of the word.

Transport and Recording Workflow
Better visibility, smoother handling and added features mean more effective workflows for even the biggest, most intricate tracking sessions.

Mixing and Track Handling
Refining the acclaimed MixConsole environment and proven Cubase track handling tools, version 8.5 makes mixing and manipulating audio channels even more intuitive.

MIDI Editing
Famed from day one for its MIDI editing toolset, Cubase now offers even more tools and options when manipulating MIDI data, with added tools for both the Key and Drum Editors.

Accessibility and Workflow
Using feedback from Cubase users, we implemented a horde of tweaks designed to make vital functions more accessible and the entire Cubase experience even more responsive.

Enhanced Chord Pads and Symbols
Further enhancing one of the most inspiring songwriting tools available on any DAW, the extended Chord Pads feature will help you break through even the most massive composer’s block.

MediaBay Racks
Locate your content even faster with MediaBay project racks by clicking through icons and images for VST instruments and their libraries, content packs and preset categories.

Virtual Virtuosity
With many new features and improvements, Retrologue 2 has taken a big step forward without losing its remarkable warm and raw analog sound. An additional third oscillator, new polyphonic LFOs and an additional envelope are just some of the enhancements in the synth section. The highly flexible arpeggiator and five brand-new FX, with the innovative three-band Resonator leading the way, open up new possibilities for over 400 fresh presets that show off what Retrologue 2 has in store for you.

VST Transit and Cloud Collaboration 
Cubase in the cloud! With its innovative, DAW-centric approach to web-based musical collaboration, VST Transit can revolutionize production workflows shared between musicians or band members.

Embedded into Cubase, VST Transit is Steinberg’s new cloud collaboration service. Upload audio and MIDI tracks to cloud storage, continue working from another location and synchronize the changes back to the cloud. Or collaborate on shared projects with friends and band members. VST Transit comes with up to 500 MB free storage space and 1 GB free traffic per month.

VST Transit - supported project aspects

  • Audio Tracks 
  • Instrument Tracks 
  • MIDI Tracks 
  • Folder Tracks 
  • Steinberg VST3 Instruments 
  • Mixer Fader, Pan 
  • Mixer Steinberg VST3 Plugins 
  • Event Volume 
  • Event Mute 
  • Note Velocity 
  • Tempo, fixed 
  • Project Sample Rate 
  • Project Bit Resolution

*Please note, this version of Cubase requires the Steinberg Key Licenser to license this software for use. The Steinberg Key (USB-eLicenser) is a copy-protection unit that is needed to use Steinberg's software range. The Steinberg Key (USB-eLicenser) is required to run Steinberg VST instruments, and it is not included with this software download, so it must be purchased separately if needed. You can purchase a Steinberg Key here if don’t already have one for your system. (see Sku #


  • Ideal for professional producers, mixing engineers, composers
  • 32-bit/192 kHz Steinberg audio engine with 5.1 surround support
  • Record and mix unlimited audio, instrument and MIDI tracks
  • 256 physical inputs and outputs
  • 256 group channels
  • 73 high-end audio effect plug-ins
  • 8 virtual instruments
  • Integrated channel strip
  • Full drag-and-drop support
  • A/B comparison & global bypass
  • Plug-in search function
  • Total scalability & full-screen mode
  • Extended channel visibility management
  • Quick Link System & Control Link Groups
  • Customizable View Sets
  • Sidechain Inputs
  • New Import tracks from projects
  • EBU-compliant loudness metering
  • Wave Meters
  • VCA faders for complex mixing and automation workflows
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Lifetime tech support. Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.

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Cubase is the best! Especially if you are working with VST.

By Thomas

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Comments about Steinberg Cubase Pro 8.5 Software Download:

Cubase is the best!!! Especially if you are working with virtual instruments... way better than ProTools.

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Prompt service- thx GC Team :>)

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  • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
  • Easy to Customize
  • Easy to Navigate
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Multimedia

    Comments about Steinberg Cubase Pro 8.5 Software Download:

    Prompt service- thx GC Team :>)

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    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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