is coming in the second quarter of the year, offering digital audio, MIDI sequencing, intelligent MIDI input and processing tools, virtual instruments and effects, editing, notation, mixing and mastering in 5.1 surround sound, all with the new look of Mac OS X and a new software engine.
The next version of Steinberg Media Technologies’ pro-level music sequencer is a completely new program, according to the company reps. In addition to the previously mentioned features, Cubase SX will offer graphic automation of all parameters; musical real-time MIDI processing; a complete set of virtual instruments; a new “Nuendo based” Audio Engine; new audio editing features by the Nuendo development team; Waldorf synthesizer technology; SPL De-Esser; Quadra Fuzz by Craig Anderton; a wide palette of virtual effect processors; unlimited undo/redo; an Edit History; 24 Bit / 96 kHz; and more.
Cubase SX is expected to have a manufacturers suggested retail price of US$799. Updating from Cubase VST/32 will cost $149, the update from Cubase VST Score will be $199 and the update from Cubase VST $299.
My friend David Leischman of
says that the Cubase SX announcement is the first by one of the three major sequencer suppliers for the Mac — Emagic and Mark of the Unicorn are the others — to officially list a timeframe for shipping its next-generation product. (Thanks to MacCentral reader Christophe Kerian for the heads-up on this news item.)