Steinberg Cubase 8.5, Impulse 49 and Z3TA+2 Bundle

Steinberg Cubase 8.5, Impulse 49 and Z3TA+2 Bundle

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The latest version of Cubase plus a Novation Impulse 49 controller keyboard and Z3TA software synth.

  • * SPECIAL OFFER * Steinberg Cubase 8.5, Impulse 49 and Z3TA+2 Bundle

    The latest version of Cubase plus a Novation Impulse 49 controller keyboard and Z3TA software synth.

    Main Features

    • State-of-the-art music production system used by countless professionals around the world
    • Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine with up to 192 kHz, 5.1 surround, flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation
    • VST Transit cloud collaboration service brings together musicians and producers from all over the globe
    • Unlimited audio, instrument and MIDI tracks
    • More responsive MixConsole with refined hover controls
    • 49 note Precision semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch (pro feel with high performance scan-rate)
    • Z3TA+2 is a classic waveshaping software synthesiser with 14 dual-stage filter types
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    Package consists of:
    • 1 x Steinberg Cubase Pro 8.5 Audio/MIDI Recording Software
    • 1 x Novation Impulse 49 USB MIDI Controller keyboard
    • 1 x Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2 Software Synth

    Steinberg Cubase Pro 8.5 Audio/MIDI Recording Software
    Crafted to make advanced music production even easier, Steinberg's Cubase Pro 8.5 unites technical innovation and artistic inspiration in one awesomely powerful, instantly accessible creative environment.
    Engineered to make advanced music creation easier than ever before, Cubase Pro 8.5 offers a huge array of workflow and interface enhancements to facilitate a more creative, inspirational approach. 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. The update to version 8.5 adds VST Transit, a revolutionary cloud-based production tool, an expanded version of the Retrologue VST synth, many enhancements for mixing and automating audio, a range of MIDI editing refinements, a new Profile Manager and much more.
    VST Transit
    VST Transit is Steinberg's new cloud collaboration service. It's their mission to bring together musicians and producers from all over the globe and to offer all the advantages of cloud-based music production. The possibilities are endless: upload your project to cloud storage, and download it from another location/computer: continue working or recording and synchronise the changes back to the cloud. Collaborate on shared projects or make your private songs accessible anywhere. Enjoy the built-in message system, helping to find new contributors to your project, and discuss your latest ideas with your friends and band members — all directly in Cubase!
    VST Transit comes with up to 500 MB free storage space on secure Amazon AWS servers and 1 GB free traffic per month. With a VST Transit premium account you can bump up the capacity up to 5 GB and a whopping 20 GB traffic per month, enough even for the most demanding projects!
    Retrologue 2
    With many new features and improvements, Retrologue 2 has taken a big step forward without losing its remarkable warm and raw analogue 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 classic 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.
    More Responsive MixConsole
    MixConsole is one of the most advanced digital mixing tools available anywhere. Cubase 8.5 adds two new ways of adapting MixConsole to individual approaches to mixing. The dynamic hover mode, designed to make it easier to find the parameter you're looking for, has been refined in Cubase 8.5 thanks to feedback from the many experienced mixing professionals among Cubase customers. Yet Cubase 8.5 also caters for other approaches to mixing: if you prefer seeing all controls at once, enable the new static mode to show all inserts, EQs and Sends simultaneously. Whichever approach you favour, MixConsole in Cubase 8.5 provides a more personal mixing experience.
    Import Tracks from Projects
    Pull in tracks from other projects on the fly in seconds! You've spent ages tweaking that little synthetic kick drum sound into an earth-shattering boom, or meticulously building a monumental wall of guitar. Now you want to bring that into your current song — and it's so easy and quick in Cubase 8.5. Import the entire track with all its settings and content, either as new tracks or replacing existing tracks with the same name. And Cubase will even create new Track Versions automatically when replacing existing tracks, allowing you to change back to the original track layout with one single click!
    Upgraded Key and Drum Editors
    Compose more creatively in Cubase 8.5 thanks to faster, more intuitive MIDI editing in the Key and Drum Editors. Insert a note or beat, adjust its length, position or pitch without changing tools — it's the kind of feature update that will instantly feel as though it's always been that way. And perfect for beat programmers and beat fiends: the Drum Editor has new visualisation and editing capabilities for note lengths, while a visibility agent lets you display, say, only the drum sounds actually in use in your project, or other conditions that let you focus on creating your beats.
    Enhanced Chord Pads
    The Chord Pads composition tool to create chord structures and patterns in seconds was one of the major highlights of Cubase Pro and Artist 8. With the update to 8.5, this creative time-saver has been enhanced even further. The new 'Sections' play mode gives full and intuitive control of how arpeggiation is processed. Any arpeggio note can be mapped to individual keys on a MIDI remote keyboard, letting you trigger each note individually. And Steinberg didn't stop there: additional options give better control of overlapping chords during playback and make it easier to setup MIDI input/output routing. And in case you prefer naming a chord 'Cadd9' instead of 'C9', you'll be happy to know that Cubase now supports custom chord symbols throughout.
    Profile Manager
    The new Profile Manager in Cubase 8.5 lets you easily store and recall program settings and preferences, including keyboard shortcuts, colour sets and much more. Switch between different settings or migrate your very own custom Cubase environment to another studio running Cubase. The Profile Manager lets you take 'your' Cubase with you wherever you go.
    Better Transport Infrastructure
    The transport panel has been restructured for easier access and visually overhauled with improved visibility for buttons and time displays that are clearer and easier to read. The Transport menu has also been restructured, with all commands and options now clearly categorised and consolidated into submenus, including commands and options previously only available in the transport panel. Each menu entry now features a corresponding key command counterpart.
    Dedicated Punch Points
    Cubase Pro 8.5 introduces dedicated Punch In and Out points which are independent from the locator positions. Together with the Cycle mode you can now easily define a start and end position for cycle playback with dedicated positions to Punch In and Out from Record, all while staying in Cycle mode.
    zPlane Elastique v3
    The acclaimed Audiowarp feature in Cubase has a long history, and exploits the power and fidelity of zPlane's outstanding time- stretch/pitch-shift algorithms. Cubase Pro 8.5 now features zPlanes elastique v3 algorithm, offering virtually endlessly time-stretching and improved quality of transient processing and AudioWarp functions, even with large stretch factors.
    MediaBay Racks
    Locate instruments, presets, audio and MIDI files and other content even faster with the intuitive new MediaBay project rack feature. This lets you navigate through your content in an instantly accessible way by clicking through icons and images for Steinberg VST instruments and their libraries, content packs and preset categories. With its intuitive breadcrumb-navigation style, MediaBay Racks guide you visually to the sound you're looking for, while a new 'Content Set' attribute makes it even easier to find your way through even the biggest collections of content sets.
    Workflow Enhancements
    In 8.5 it's easier for you to make music in other ways, too. Among the many enhancements designed to simplify music creation are the enhanced track creation feature, which allows outputs to be assigned when adding new tracks, improved ruler handling, free shaping and editing of tempo information, moving of consecutive automation events wherever you want, faster duplicating of events or parts using a mouse and a vastly improved naming scheme in the Export Audio Mixdown window featuring a presets system. These and many other refinements let you produce songs and realise musical ideas with greater ease and more quickly than ever before. Simply make great music.

    Cubase Pro 8.5 System Requirements
    OS X versions 10.10 /10.11
    Intel dual core CPU
    8 GB RAM (minimum: 4 GB)
    15 GB free HD space
    1920 x 1080 display resolution (minimum: 1366 x 768)
    USB port for USB-eLicenser (license management)
    OS compatible audio hardware
    DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
    Windows 7 / 8.x / 10
    Intel or AMD dual core CPU
    8 GB RAM (minimum: 4 GB)
    15 GB free HD space
    1920 x 1080 display resolution (minimum: 1366 x 768) Graphics card with DirectX 10 and WDDM 1.1 support
    USB port for USB-eLicenser (license management)
    OS compatible audio hardware
    DVD-ROM dual-layer drive
    Internet connection required for activation, account setup and personal / product registration. Additional downloads may be required for the installation.

    Novation Impulse 49 USB MIDI Controller keyboard
    The Novation Impulse 49 is a professional USB/MIDI controller with a 49 note keyboard, drum pads and full control surface functionality. It also comes with a brand new version of the award-winning Novation Automap control software, which makes getting hands-on with your DAW/plug-ins fast and simple. The ultra-responsive keyboard is semi-weighted with aftertouch and the 8 drum pads are backlit allowing you to roll beats, warp arpeggios and launch clips in Ableton.
    The ultra-responsive 49 note keyboard is semi-weighted with aftertouch so it feels like a musical instrument. Impulse 49 enables highly expressive playing styles due to its high scan-rate. This means it sends very accurate information about your playing style to your music software, translating subtle differences in dynamics extremely effectively. You can add further character to your performance with the pitch and modulation wheels. The 8 drum pads are perfect for sketching beats and triggering samples, but they do so much more: All 8 are back-lit with multi-coloured LEDs which means they can step through arpeggiator sequences, allowing you to warp and change the pattern in real time! There is also a beat roll function, which enables you to improvise with drum patterns on the fly. In addition to this, the drum pads can be used to trigger clips in Ableton Live. They light up yellow if a clip is loaded, green if it is playing and red if it is set to record.
    Impulse 49 is designed to give you full hands-on control of your music-making software. The knobs, faders and buttons give you control over your DAW's mixer as well as plug-in instruments and effects. The included Automap control software has been designed solely to connect hardware controls to your software – even VST/AU/RTAS instruments and effects that don't come bundled with your DAW. The large custom LCD screen shows important information about what you are controlling and Impulse 49 has transport buttons that allow you to play, stop, record, loop and move forwards and backwards in your software.
    Impulse 49 can be USB powered from your computer or, if you want to power it independently, you can use a simple USB power adapter (not included). There are expression and sustain pedal inputs on the rear panel and it has MIDI in and out ports so you can use it as a USB-MIDI interface. This means that you can control external MIDI instruments with Impulse 49 and you can also use it to enable your music software to trigger external MIDI instruments.

    Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2 Software Synth
    The Cakewalk Z3TA+ is back and it comes in a new and improved form. This classic waveshaping software synthesiser features new filters, modulatable waveshapers, flexible effects, expressive control and a redesigned interface. The Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2 is a powerful synthesiser, capable of creating breathtaking electronic sounds. This software synth is a must for all Electronic, Trance and Dance producers.
    More Possibilities
    The Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2 comes with thousands of expertly crafted sounds and numerous overall improvements. With 14 dual-stage filter types, a massive Modulation Matrix, a highly flexible FX section and 16 Waveshapers for each of its 6 Oscillators, the sound design possibilities are virtually limitless. The Z3TA+ 2 features 1000 new patches, expertly crafted by a carefully selected design team – some of which designed the original Z3TA+ patches, which are also included.
    The Sound of a Classic, Only Better
    The Z3TA+ 2 has a wealth of new sound design capabilities including new filter types, new waveshapers, new modulation destinations and a revamped effects section. The Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2's effects section features easy routing of all effects and a new, flexible distortion module. The distortion module includes the new Hypertube algorithm and can effect the filter busses, the effects section, or both.
    Graphical Working
    The Z3TA+ 2 features graphical LFOs, a grapichal arpeggiator and graphical envelopes, making understanding how the synthesiser is working extremely easy. New Graphical LFOs clearly show the resulting LFO shapes when morphing between 2 waves and the new Amount fader quickly scales an LFO's intensity. New Graphical Arp provides visual display of Arp patterns, including 100 new patterns and 50 new Gate patterns from Dance MIDI Samples. Instantly apply trance gates to synth pads and leads and increase total Arp flexibility and expression with Humanise and Swing controls. New Graphically Controlled Envelopes feature an improved design and provide visual representation and realtime feedback of all Envelope Generators.
    High Resolution
    The Z3TA+'s legendary sound engine has been improved with a new Highest SRC algorithm providing smoother, more accurate interpolation of wavetables. Of course, the sound of original Z3TA+ patches have been faithfully preserved.
    Total Performance
    The Performance Module gives quick, hands-on control of the analogue-simulating Burst and Drift parameters as well as Portamento and in-depth X/Y pad control. New speed control for X/Y Pad adjusts the morphing speed of X/Y co-ordinates.
    Cakewalk Z3TA+ 2 Minimum System Requirements
    Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista 32-bit (SP2), Windows Vista 64-bit (SP2), Windows 7 32-bit (SP1), Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or faster processor
    2 GB RAM
    1280x800 minimum resolution, 32-bit
    200 MB hard disk space required
    Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher
    64-bit processor, Intel Core 2 Duo or newer (Not supported on 32-bit processors)
    1 GB RAM
    1280x800 minimum resolution, 32-bit
    200 MB hard disk space required
    VST3 or Audio Units compatible host

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