Steinberg Cubase Artist 8.5 and Masterkey 25 Bundle

Steinberg Cubase Artist 8.5 and Masterkey 25 Bundle

Product code: stecubaseart85k10mk25

The latest version of Cubase Artist, plus an Acorn Masterkey 25 keyboard controller.

  • Steinberg Cubase Artist 8.5 and Masterkey 25 Bundle

    The latest version of Cubase Artist, plus an Acorn Masterkey 25 keyboard controller.

    Main Features

    • Complete music production system, offering a set of superb audio/MIDI recording, editing and mixing tools
    • Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine with up to 192 kHz, flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation
    • Supports 128 MIDI and 64 simultaneous audio tracks
    • MixConsole provides the stellar mixing experience with full flexibility and integrated EQ/Dynamics channel strip modules for epic, pro console sound
    • 8 outstanding instruments with over 3,000 sounds
    • 25 note, velocity sensitive, synth-style keyboard
    • 1 assignable fader and 4 assignable knobs for real time control
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    Package consists of:
    • 1 x Steinberg Cubase Artist 8.5 Audio/MIDI Recording Software
    • 1 x Acorn Instruments Masterkey 25 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

    Steinberg Cubase Artist 8.5 Audio/MIDI Recording Software
    The rich, intuitive feature set of Steinberg's Cubase Artist 8.5 is tailored to professional musicians and composers, and makes it easier than ever before to simply make great music.
    With a lavishly rich feature set tailored to professional musicians, composers, songwriters, producers and bands, Cubase Artist offers a level of composing and recording functionality unique in its price class. Building on the acclaimed music creation and production feature set introduced in version 8.0, 8.5 makes it even easier to simply make great music, adding the revolutionary VST Transit cloud-based collaboration and production toolset, an expanded version of the Retrologue VST synth, an array of enhancements to MixConsole, the Key and Drum Editors, transport functions and so much more. Cubase Artist 8.5 is designed exclusively to support your musical talent.
    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 Artist 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 Artist 8.5 thanks to feedback from the many experienced mixing professionals among Cubase customers. Yet Cubase Artist 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 Artist 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 Artist 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 Artist 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.
    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 Artist 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 Cubase Artist 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 Artist 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.

    Acorn Instruments Masterkey 25 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard
    The Acorn Instruments Masterkey 25 is a compact, portable USB MIDI controller keyboard, ideal for small studios or producers on the move. The Masterkey 25 features 25 velocity sensitive keys, 4 assignable knobs and a fader, pitch and modulation wheels, a 3-digit LED screen and octave shift buttons. The Masterkey 25 is extremely simple to set up - just plug it into your computer and off you go and it even comes with PreSonus Studio One Artist software so you can get up and running straight away!
    Get a Grip
    The pitch bend/modulation wheels and the fader cap have a rubberised coating that provides additional grip, minimising the chance of performers losing their grip. They look great and feel great on the fingertips too.
    Real-Time Functions
    By default, two buttons below the LED display operate as octave shift buttons -/+ extending the range of the keyboard 4 octaves up and 3 octaves down. The buttons can in addition be assigned to control Transpose, Program Change or MIDI Channel providing a total of 4 options. Press the two buttons at the same time, then scroll through the options using the - or + button until you have found the one you want.
    Masterkey 25 is easy to connect. One USB cable handles data transfer to your computer and also provides the power. It's also USB class compliant, so driver installation is not needed. All you have to do is switch the power button to On! An input jack is also available for an optional sustain pedal. Masterkey 25 automatically detects the polarity of the footswitch you connect, so any standard pedal can be used.
    Assigning Controllers and Edit
    Masterkey 25 would not be a controller keyboard without its real-time controls and the ability to assign MIDI CC's to each of them. Thanks to the LED display it's easy too. Once in Edit mode, pressing the black keys will show the various menu options. No need to refer to the manual or a keyboard chart, it's all there in the display. Select the key for assigning MIDI CC's and type in the number. It's that easy.
    PreSonus Studio One Artist
    Studio One Artist is a powerful recording and production platform that lets you work quickly and stay focused on your inspiration. Incredibly easy to learn, it offers unlimited tracks and plug-ins and delivers features not normally found in entry-level DAWs.
    Access powerful editing tools without wading through menus. Load and save audio clips, MIDI files, effects, and VIs by drag-and-drop. Need an instrument, effects plug-in, or drum loop? Just drag what you need from the content Browser, drop it into the arrangement, and everything is taken care of.
    At mixdown, process your tracks using more than 20 high-quality Native Effects - Studio One's cutting-edge mix engine delivers stunning results. Studio One makes it easy!
    No other entry-level DAW is this easy to use, yet offers unlimited tracks and plug-in instantiations, extensive use of drag-and-drop, and in-depth editing features. Best of all, Studio One Artist is included with your Masterkey 25 USB keyboard!
    Masterkey 25 Specifications
    Weight: 3.2 lbs.
    Dimensions: 18.5 x 7.5 x 2.25 inches
    Box includes: Masterkey 25 controller keyboard, 6ft USB cable, Manual/User Guide, DVD containing Presonus Studio One Artist and content material

    Masterkey 25 System Requirements
    Mac (Minimum Requirements): PowerPC G4 1.25 GHz or Intel Core Solo, 1.5 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM
    Mac (Recommended Requirements): PowerPC G5 or better or Intel Core Duo or Intel Xeon processor or better, 2 GB or more RAM
    Windows OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
    Windows (Minimum Requirements): ntel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 (Turion), 1 GB RAM
    Windows (Recommended Requirements): Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz EM64T or better or AMD Athlon 64 3000+ or better, 2 GB or more RAM, Low latency audio sound card
    General Requirements: Internet connection, DVD-ROM drive, Monitor resolution no lower than 1024x768 pixels.

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