Steinberg Cubase SE  

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Based on the renowned Cubase SX, Steinberg Cubase SE is ideal for anyone who keeps a sharp eye on their finances but doesn't want to do without professional technologies in their home recording, proje... Click To Read More About This Product

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Based on the renowned Cubase SX, Steinberg Cubase SE is ideal for anyone who keeps a sharp eye on their finances but doesn't want to do without professional technologies in their home recording, project, or pre-production studio.

This special edition of Cubase offers functions that won't leave you wanting, including 48 audio tracks, an unlimited number of MIDI tracks,
sequencing and hard disk recording features as well as professional 24-bit/96kHz resolution. Cubase SE also offers a wealth of audio and
MIDI recording features with comprehensive editing and effects. And with Cubase SE you're using a system that you can upgrade whenever you choose to the higher Cubase SX/SL versions that are used by audio and music professionals worldwide.

  • 48 audio tracks and unlimited MIDI tracks
  • Professional 24-bit/96 kHz audio resolution
  • Supports up to 16 VST instruments
  • 5 insert effects and 8 send effects per channel
  • VST System Link and ReWire 2 compatible
  • Includes complete set of audio and MIDI effect plug-ins
  • Same advanced user interface and functionality as Cubase SL/SX
  • Fully upwards compatible
  • Upgradable to SL/SX
  • Native audio - no additional DSP hardware required
  • Playback 48 audio tracks simultaneously
  • Unlimited number of MIDI tracks
  • 16 VST instrument slots
  • Automation modes: touch fader
  • Single undo offline process history
  • Apogee UV22 dithering
  • CD audio grapping
  • PC system requirements:
  • Processor: Pentium III 500 MHz or AMD K7 (Pentium III / Athlon 1 GHz or faster recommended)
  • RAM: 256 MB (512 MB recommended)
  • Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP Home or XP Professional
  • Sound Card: Windows MME compatible audio hardware (ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended)
  • Hard Disk: 1GB of free disk space
  • Mac system requirements:
  • Processor: Power Mac G4 450 MHz
  • RAM: 256 MB (512 MB recommended)
  • Operating System: OS X Version 10.2 or higher
  • Sound Card: CoreAudio compatible audio hardware
  • Hard Disk: 1GB of free disk space
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This is hot

By Unlimited

from Chelsea

Comments about Steinberg Cubase SE:

I have worked with cubase for a year now and it's the most amazing thing i have ever used it's worth spending your money on the product, it's almost as good as pro tools and it's not as complicated as pro tools and it's also the best software to start off with if you want to start up with producing


Definitely Worth It!

By The Map

from Saint Paul, MN

Comments about Steinberg Cubase SE:

I bought this a few months ago. I'm not all professional about recording but I know my way around. This software does everything I need it to do. It works well and for the price is definitely worth it. The effects aren't the greatest, but, you can always pick up more VST plugins. If you're putting together a home studio with your PC or Mac and are strapped for cash, pick it up. You won't be sorry.


so generic!!!

By Nerdbowlguy09

from Farmer City, IL

Comments about Steinberg Cubase SE:

My friend has garage band for is mac and another friend has cakewalk guitar tracks pro......... I wanted to get guitar tracks also, but it was almost 50 bucks more at the time and I had heard about their softwear not working and garage band was out of the picture cuz i have a pc so i opted for this. i was surprized at how easy it was, but after seeing my friend with garage band i just didnt see anything special about this, its all square and grey and dull, sure you can screw with the colours, but it looks tacky most of the timeoverall... only buy this if you dont have the $$$ for better stuff, it is good for the price


There may be better out there...

By Dan F.

from Northern CA

Comments about Steinberg Cubase SE:

First - Does not work with quicktime 7 - You have to downgrade. Second, you can't make your computer become a midi slave to other devices. Third - even though you have to use a security dongle, customer service won't help you without a faxed or scan of the registration card. Forth - AISO drivers only no WDM support. Worst software experience ever!


It's Crazy Ya catz Should really holla at this!!!

By Sir.Blesst aka BrainChild

from Stong island

Comments about Steinberg Cubase SE:

Yo Im Sir Blesst a christian rap recoding artist. This software is perfect for home studios. The production is cazy its real good on the real. It goes good wit a MXL 990 recoding mic and a CAD popfilter.


not so good for 24 bit

By mmmatt

from Racine, WI

Comments about Steinberg Cubase SE:

For anyone reading... This program won't do files larger than 2GB. This is a problem if you are doing concert archival, but for the average home recordist should not be a problem. SE does not work with broadcast wav files (bwf is a format that uses more than 2 chan in a single file) The plugin selection sucks, although many free plugins are available online. Even though the comparision chart says it has uv22 dithering there is no way to turn it on, and no referance to it in the help file. Here again, ditering vst plugins are available. For my uses, which is primarily concert archival in 24/96 the program is basically useless.


Good for a few bucks

By Sound_Sickness

from Merida, Yuc, Mexico

Comments about Steinberg Cubase SE:

I have the Cubase SX and that one is really good, easy to use, intuitive; this one also features that but bit it lacks of plug-ins. I've got to say that for the price you get a recording software good enough for home recording, so if you want to start recording your music and don't want to (or can't) spend so much this is the one.


Hot buy, great product

By Mouth Piece of God

from Hewitt, TX

Comments about Steinberg Cubase SE:

This software is off the chain. It is great for bringing concepts to reality. It has lots of features for the price and sounds great when projects are mixed in it. If your pockets are low but you don't want to compromise yo sound start with SE.


FYI: not SE3

By dgrace

from Bay Area, CA

Comments about Steinberg Cubase SE:

Just a note, after buying this I discovered that Steinberg has a new release, Cubase SE3 which I don't see available yet from here. You may want to check their website for the list of new features and decide whether or not you want to wait.

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