Function: Audio production software for iPad
What’s New: Have you ever wished you had “proper” music production for your Apple iPad? Now you can with the new Steinberg Cubasis for iPad and iPad mini. Based on the popular Cubase music production software, Cubasis is designed to be a streamlined, yet full-fledged audio production app for recording, editing, mixing, and sequencing. Cubasis offers an unprecedented unlimited amount of audio and MIDI tracks (although the capabilities of the iPad hardware will indeed have its limits), over 70 virtual instruments, a mix console with effects processors, a sample editor, over 300 audio and MIDI loops, and basic interface and MIDI recording with other CoreMIDI apps while Cubasis runs in the background. To top it off, Cubasis projects can be exported and opened in the PC/Mac versions of Cubasis for later editing and full audio mixdown and MIDI export is supported as well. Sounding familiar so far? It kind of sounds like a souped-up version of the “LE” versions of apple’s Logic or Avid’s Protools…for Windows or OS X….except the features offered in Cubasis rival most “LE” versions of popular audio production software at half the price, plus it’s on an iPad, making it the most flexible mobile platform of its kind. While the high cost might make this app unappealing for some, the unprecedented power and traditional music production appearance makes this app a very useful tool in the hands of an expert or beginner alike.