Steinberg Cubase Pro 8.5 Audio MIDI Recording Software (Educational)

Steinberg Cubase Pro 8.5 Audio/MIDI Recording Software (Educational) (b-stock)

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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.


  • Steinberg Cubase Pro 8.5 Audio/MIDI Recording Software (Educational) (b-stock)

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    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.

    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
    • Upgraded Key and Drum Editors for faster, more intuitive MIDI editing
    • A vast number of additional workflow improvements throughout the application to make music-making even easier
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    This is an educational version and is only available to educational institutes, teachers and students.

    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

    Mac
    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
    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.

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    Brand Steinberg
    Condition Opened
    Minimum system requirements - Mac 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
    Minimum system requirements - PC 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

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