New Features

Cubase comes with many new features. The following list informs you about the most important improvements and provides links to the corresponding descriptions.

New Features in Version 10.5.20

Improved Range and Event Editing
Remove Multiple Busses
  • You can now remove multiple input or output busses at the same time in the Audio Connections window. See Removing Busses.

Enhanced Direct Offline Processing
Plug-in Report
  • The VST Plug-in Manager now allows you to create an extensive plug-in report with detailed information about the installed plug-ins on your system. See VST Plug-in Manager Window.

Adjustable Event Opacity
  • The new preference Event Opacity allows you to customize the visibility of the event background. See Event Display.

Colorize Selected Channels

New Features in Version 10.5.0


Combine Selection Tools
  • The new Combine Selection Tools mode speeds up your editing workflow by combining the two most frequently used tools in one powerful feature. Activate the new tool mode to use the selection tools for both objects and ranges at the same time without the need to change tools. If time is critical, the Combine Selection Tools mode will be your new best friend. See Combine Selection Tools Mode.

MIDI Retrospective Recording
  • Do you always deliver your best performances when not recording? The completely revised MIDI Retrospective Recording feature can help you to bring your A game to every project. Cubase tracks your MIDI input even when you are not recording and brings back your chords and melodies as a stacked cycle or a continuous performance with just one click. Even better, your performance is captured on multiple tracks. So no more worries — Cubase has your back. See Recovery of MIDI Recordings.

Colorized MixConsole Channels
  • Maintaining a clear overview while your project is growing is essential for a fast and efficient workflow. With the new option to colorize complete channels in the MixConsole using track colors, you can focus on your mix by intuitively finding the tracks you are looking for. Even if you are sitting several meters away from the screen, you will not get lost in your mix. See Applying Channel Colors to Channel Controls.

Video Export
  • Export videos including audio for your clients and collaborators directly from Cubase. The new video export feature lets you render videos as MP4 with H.264 video compression and 16-bit stereo audio in 44.1 or 48 kHz. Export the whole video or just footage within the locator range, adding the timecode to the video export for the next production process. See Export Video.

More New Features

Safe Mode
  • The new Safe Mode allows you to initiate Cubase without any third-party plug-ins loaded. See Safe Mode Dialog.

Enter Track Name When Adding Folder Tracks
New Preference for Cycle Activation
  • The new preference Clicking Locator Range in Upper Part of the Ruler Activates Cycle allows you to disable the function to activate/deactivate cycle mode when you click the locator range in the upper part of the ruler. See Transport.