Review: Cubase 6.5

Cubase, one of the most widely used cross-platform DAWs, recently received a rather tasty update. Now at 6.5, there are new synths, effects and features which Hollin Jones explores in this review.  

Cubase is one of the most well established DAWs around and has gone through many changes over the last couple of decades as it has kept pace with developments in computer technology. Now at version 6.5, it's more or less unrecognisable from the simple but much-loved MIDI sequencing package it was when it started life. The numbering system is slightly misleading: It's had several major reboots so the software as a brand has been going for many more than six versions. As a longtime Cubase user I've always found it the most friendly and accessible DAW, and I'm particularly glad that Steinberg has stuck by the Mac platform even when there has been muttering of Cubase as

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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