Press Release from Steinberg...
December 15, 2000 -- Steinberg North America has announced the availability of Cubase VST 5.0, the newest Cubase VST Series for the MacOS. The Cubase VST 5.0 Series boasts a complete graphic makeover with many new features that enhance Cubase's usability and sound quality, including analog warmth with Magneto technology and 32-bit recording, output and mixdown in the top of line, Cubase VST/32. Furthermore the Cubase 5.0 series is optimized for Power Mac G4 with Velocity Engine for speedy audio processing.
Scalable Recording and Mastering Modes: All three products in the series, Cubase VST, Cubase VST Score or Cubase VST/32, share Cubase's solid digital recording engine and have scalable recording modes - up to 32-bit floating point resolution in the top-of-the-range Cubase VST/32. This level of quality delivers unbelievable headroom allowing for dynamic performances to be captured without having to resort to compression. Recording in 96 kHz and equipped with Apogee's UV 22, the world's best dithering technology, the VST/32 offers extreme dynamic response and transparent sounds all the way down to mastering. Cubase VST/32 has 128 channels of digital audio, 8 FX sends, 4 Channel inserts each and 4 Master inserts.
Cubase VST/32 5.0 features several new technologies, including.TrueTape Mode. Now recordings can add that ineffable analog quality with Steinberg's Magneto Tape Saturation technology. Another sound color to experiment with, TrueTape can pump tape-compression-like characteristics into any audio track, lending heavy analog power to "fat" guitars or pumping drums.
Among the most significant new features in the Cubase VST 5.0 line are: LTB -(Linear Time Base) technology from Steinberg provides precision MIDI timing. Used in conjunction with the new Midex 8 USB MIDI Interface, Cubase VST 5.0 offers unparalled accuracy, down to 300 microseconds, and guarantees the steadiest MIDI groove in town.
Cubase VST 5.0 is loaded with a range of the most desirable FX-processors for every type of music production including CubaseVerb. Handling of FX and PlugIns within the program has been completely redesigned, emphasizing ease of use. The new FX-rack hosts new control elements and the new channel EQs can now either be edited graphically or with the familiar virtual pots.
InWire Studio -The protocol for the realtime Internet studio network. When users launch Cubase VST 5.0 they have entered a worldwide recording studio headquartered at www.cubase.net. With the help of Rocket Network's Internet technology, Cubase VST 5.0 users can meet in private or public studios for online collaboration.
Universal Sound Module - The perfect instrument for writing and jamming with others: USM is the new virtual sound module with over 70 MB of state-of-the-art sounds with general MIDI compatibility.
The new MIDI Track Mixer offers VST-style control over any connected MIDI gear. Cubase VST 5.0's editing resolution of up to 15380 ppq coupled with the new Groove Control browser allows for realtime, precise positioning of audio events and makes for ultra-fine MIDI groove shaping.
Custom Window Sets - With this new feature, users can save their favorite work mode including the position of their windows and settings. Users can then recall a saved Window Set either through menu or key commands.
Track Folders - Managing windows has never been easier. Cubase VST 5.0's Arrange Window now features Track Folders where users can put an infinite number of MIDI or audio tracks. The folder can be flipped shut, showing just the overview of its contents, and stashed out of the way. Track Folders can also be nested.
Drag and Drop Capability -New drag-and-drop features enhance the handling of musical elements. Single notes, phrases, parts, groups of parts or even entire ranges can be selected, moved or copied from window to window within the program or even to the desktop.
Cubase is now available from Steinberg dealers throughout the United States for a MSRP of $499 Cubase VST 5.0, $549 Cubase Score VST 5.0 and $799 for Cubase VST/32 5.0.