VariAudio (Cubase Pro only)

The VariAudio features in Cubase allow you to edit pitch, correct timing and intonation of individual notes in monophonic vocal recordings. Any modifications to the audio material can be undone.


All VariAudio operations can be performed in the Sample Editor window and in the lower zone editor.


The VariAudio features are optimized for monophonic recordings of vocals. Other monophonic recordings, such as saxophone, may work well. However, the quality of the result depends greatly on the recording.

Before you can edit the pitch and correct the timing of monophonic recordings, Cubase must analyze the audio and split it into segments. These segments are graphic representations of the notes sung.

As the quality of the segmentation is crucial for any further editing, we recommend you to verify the automatic segmentation and to edit it if necessary.

  • Due to the data gained during segmentation, the audio and thus the size of your project can increase.

  • If you load projects with VariAudio files in Cubase Artist, VariAudio modifications are ignored. If you want to hear your modifications in Cubase Artist, you will have to bounce the audio files that have been edited with the Cubase VariAudio features.