FIRST TEST: Steinberg Cubase 5

Cubase 5: The boxed version in the flesh.
Cubase 5: The boxed version in the flesh.

Steinberg's long-awaited overhaul of its Cubase DAW was launched at January's Winter NAMM show, and our friends over at Computer Music have been putting the software through its paces.

Following his initial report from the show floor, Lee du-Caine has now tested a few more of the new features, including the PitchCorrect plug-in, the virtual MIDI keyboard (this seems to have been lifted from Steinberg's Sequel 2 app), the Automation panel and the much vaunted VST Expression technology.

Various other tweaks have been made, too - check out the Computer Music blog for all the details.

MusicRadar will bring you an in-depth review of Cubase 5 in due course.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.