Both Cubase and Cubase Artist version 7.5 add workflow enhancements, updates to the included virtual instruments and some new effects. A new feature that it sorely needed by any DAW music producer of large track count music productions is TrackVersions. It’s for creating, renaming and managing multiple versions of one or more audio, MIDI and instrument tracks. Also available for chord, tempo and signature tracks, TrackVersions allows users to create and switch between variations of track content, including all events and their corresponding lanes.
With this update, Cubase introduces new Visibility tools to the Project window’s Inspector along with extensive viewing filters. You’re able to dynamically change track(s) visibility to maintain a clear line-of-sight across all tracks. Moreover, the arrangement of tracks can be reflected one-to-one on the MixConsole when locked into sync mode.
Both updates highlight three great new effects: LoopMash FX comes with new style breaks such as tape-stops and stutter effects that can easily be programmed; REVelation is an algorithmic reverb with control over depth; and Magneto 2 is an updated tape saturation processor.
By Barry Rudolph
miniBio: Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.