New Features

The following list informs you about the most important improvements in Cubase and provides links to the corresponding descriptions.

New Features in Version 11.0.0


New Score Editor Features and Fonts
  • The Score Editor was enhanced with lots of great additions and improvements. The new Properties tab lets you instantly access the options and settings for specific elements that you select in your notation, and with the Note Editing Overlay, you can edit notes as conveniently as in the Key Editor. There are more workflow improvements, and the Score Editor now also supports the SMuFL font format, which brings Dorico’s beautiful Bravura and Petaluma fonts to Cubase. See Score Layout and Printing.

  • This new plug-in helps you to get a better, cleaner mix. You can place audio tracks in the stereo field independently in up to four bands, allowing you to expand or reduce the stereo width of your sound. The individual scope and correlation displays help you to get your panning absolutely perfect. The plug-in is described in the separate document Plug-in Reference. See Imager.

  • This dynamic plug-in combines up and down compression for up to three bands. Use it to help your lead sounds cut through the mix, tame aggressive bass lines, or enhance subtle, spacey reverberation. The plug-in is described in the separate document Plug-in Reference. See Squasher.

Frequency 2
  • The Frequency 2 equalizer provides eight bands, each of which can be individually set to dynamic filtering for a more dynamic mix. You can also find mid/side channel support and Linear Phase mode for each band, Auto Listen to hear the adjustments you have made, a spectrum display and even a musical keyboard to help you find the right tone. The plug-in is described in the separate document Plug-in Reference. See Frequency 2.

SpectraLayers One
  • This compact version of the acclaimed visual audio editing tool allows you to visualize and accurately clean up your audio. Thanks to the state-of-the-art source separation engine, you can separate the vocal part from any kinds of audio tracks. Its advanced ARA technology allows a spectrogram view of audio tracks with the ideal balance of selection, editing, and display tools for surgical editing tasks like improving dialogue and location sounds straight from a field recorder, with no need for any third-party application. The tool is described in the separate document SpectraLayers One. See Spectralayers One.

Sampler Track Improvements
  • The sampler track comes with a number of great new features. The new slicing mode chops up your loops so they’re ready-to-play with just a click. There are now two global LFOs available to add motion and interesting effects. You can go for a vintage feel or the highest fidelity with the sample engine’s new quality modes. And the new mono legato glide is perfect for typical 808 basslines and more. See Sampler Tracks.

Pitchbend and Controller Editing Improvements
Global Tracks in the Key Editor
  • Staying in sync with tempo changes or markers is crucial when composing any kind of music. Cubase makes your life easier with Global Tracks that can now be displayed in the Key Editor. With no need to leave the Key Editor anymore, this great visual reference will keep your compositions moving along quickly and creatively. See Global Tracks in the Key Editor.

Scale Assistant in the Key Editor
  • The Scale Assistant is a superb addition to your songwriting toolkit. You can set your song’s scale in the Key Editor and follow its lead, quantize a solo to scale or play live in perfect tune. You can change the view to only see the notes of the set scale. You can even let the Scale Assistant analyze your MIDI recording and suggest the right scale. Now there are no more excuses for wrong notes. See Scale Assistant in the Key Editor.

Job Queue Management
  • In most DAWs, exporting multiple files is a repetitive and time-consuming task. Cubase makes this job much faster, less prone to errors, and way more convenient. Sync your export selection to the selection in your project and export the full signal path, including master bus effects, to truly replicate the mix. See Export Audio Mixdown Dialog.

File Format Presets
Variable DPI on Windows 10
  • Cubase now supports more scaling settings for Windows 10, such as 125 %, 150 %, and 200 %. Even plug-ins that do not support HiDPI can now be scaled based on the scaling factor of Windows. See General.

More New Features

MultiTap Delay Multi-Channel Support
  • Now supporting up to 5.1 surround sound, the MultiTap Delay plug-in has all the creative options you need to create otherworldly and spatial atmospheres. You can quickly and easily create up to eight delay taps, harness the sound of digital delays or vintage echo units, and add effects to the complete output, the delay loop, or even each individual tap. This plug-in is described in the separate document Plug-in Reference. See MultiTap Delay.

  • This plug-in is a fully customizable multimeter audio analyzer for professional productions. SuperVision lets you choose from several different modules for signal, spectral, phase, spatial, and waveform analysis. This plug-in suite allows you to create your own custom layout with up to nine module slots with individual display settings for each module to give you a supremely accurate visual picture of your sound. It is described in the separate document Plug-in Reference. See SuperVision.

Range Editing Improvements for Combine Selection Tools mode
  • If Combine Selection Tools is activated and you split a selection range, the newly created events are automatically selected. See Splitting Selection Ranges.

Marker Lines
  • You can activate/deactivate the display of vertical marker lines to indicate marker positions on all tracks throughout the entire project. You can decide if marker lines are shown for the active marker track only or for all marker tracks. See Markers.

Enhanced Direct Offline Processing
Revised ARA 2.0 Support
  • A bounce is no longer needed when committing an audio event to the selected ARA extension. See Extensions in Cubase.

Last but Not Least

Keyboard Focus Indication for Divided Track Lists
Show Version Name in Track List
  • The version name of a track version can be shown/hidden in the track list. See Track Version Names.

Details View for Maximizer Channel Strip Module
Support of Multiple Side-Chain Inputs
  • For plug-ins that support multiple side-chain inputs, for example, Frequency 2 and Squasher, you can now set up an individual side-chain routing for any of these inputs. This allows you to control each plug-in side-chain input with a different side-chain source. See Side-Chain Routing.

Poly Pressure Lane Handling Improvements
Define the Visible Pitches in the Key Editor
Search for Notes in Chords
  • The new context variables in the Logical Editor allow you to search for the highest or lowest note in a progression of chords (Highest in Chord from at Least n Notes and Lowest in Chord from at Least n Notes), and to operate on those notes. See Chords Filter.