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Steinberg Cubase Pro 12 - Music and Audio Workstation Software (Competitive Crossgrade - Boxed)

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For registered owners of qualifying competing products to Cubase Pro. Qualifying products: Ability Pro Ableton Live 8 or higher (Standard and Suite / excl. Intro) Apple Logic 9 or higher Avid Pro Tools 9 or higher incl. subscriptions (Pro Tools and Pro Tools HD / excl. First) Cakewalk Son... Read More

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For registered owners of qualifying competing products to Cubase Pro.

Qualifying products:

  • Ability Pro
  • Ableton Live 8 or higher (Standard and Suite / excl. Intro)
  • Apple Logic 9 or higher
  • Avid Pro Tools 9 or higher incl. subscriptions (Pro Tools and Pro Tools HD / excl. First)
  • Cakewalk Sonar X2 or higher (Platinum and Professional / excl. Artist / Cakewalk by Bandlab is excluded)
  • Cockos Reaper (Commercial license only / excl. discounted license)
  • Imageline FL Studio 11 or higher (Signature and Producer / excl. Fruity)
  • Magix Samplitude Pro X 1 or higher (excl. Music Studio)
  • Magix Sequoia 9 or higher
  • MOTU Digital Performer 7 or higher
  • Presonus Studio One (Professional / excl. Prime and Artist)
  • ReasonStudios Reason 6 or higher

Education versions of competitive products are also allowed. A copy of the original purchase receipt for the competitive product needs to be provided at the time of purchase.

Cubase Pro condenses decades of music software development experience into the most advanced and intuitive audio production environment available today. Used by star producers and musicians for composing, recording, mixing and editing music, Cubase Pro combines outstanding audio quality, flexible handling, state-of-the-art audio and MIDI tools with a range of inspirational VST instruments and effects in a way that cements your personal approach to music production. Uniting technical innovation and artistic inspiration, Cubase Pro represents an awesomely powerful yet instantly accessible music production environment.


  • Goodbye dongle – Cubase 12 ushers in a new era with a licensing system that doesn’t need a physical copy protection device and also lifts many restrictions of the past.
  • Performance improvements – We are constantly working on the overall performance of Cubase and, with Cubase 12, we are proud to present
  • significant improvements in several areas. We have upgraded its performance when navigating and zooming within huge projects. Cubase 12 is faster and
  • snappier than ever before.
  • Import tracks from project improvements – You can now import tempo and signature tracks from other projects and track archives, making for seamless exchange between projects.
  • Smooth waveform drawing – Cubase 12 introduces new smooth waveform drawing. It’s easier on the eyes and makes it even easier for you to edit audio with pinpoint accuracy.
  • Native Apple silicon support – For those using the latest Macintosh computers, Cubase 12 introduces native Apple silicon support.
  • Bluetooth MIDI in Windows – Cubase now supports MIDI over Bluetooth in Windows 10 or higher.
  • ARA improvements – ARA Extensions can now be applied at track level, letting you conveniently edit all events within that track.
  • New SuperVision modules – We have added several amazingly useful new modules to SuperVision, including a VU meter, spectrum keyboard, phase balance, level and loudness histograms. Monitoring every aspect of your projects is now even better.
  • Audio export with sidechain support – Audio export of individual channels or stems now allows you to print audio, including taking side-chain input from tracks outside of the stem group into account.
  • Advanced crossfade editor – The advanced crossfade editor offers more control, new operations and advanced editing, to help you create the perfect blend.
  • MIDI Remote integration – MIDI controllers are essential to every music production setup and, in Cubase 12, integrating them has reached a new level.
  • VariAudio with Scale Assistant – The Scale Assistant in VariAudio brings two powerful tools together to make pitch editing a breeze.
  • Audio to MIDI chords – Just drag your audio recording to the Chord Track and Cubase will lay out the chord progression for you.
  • FX Modulator – You can really breathe life into your sounds with the advanced, multi-effect modulation of FX Modulator.
  • AudioWarp improvements – The Free Warp tool lets you now edit your audio recordings and correct timings directly in the Project window.
  • Editing workflow improvements – When deadlines are tight, you need to work fast. We have improved the editing workflows with new functions and
  • key commands to help.
  • Raiser – flexible limiter – Raiser is the latest of Cubase’s dynamic processing tools and we think it might quickly move to the top of your signal chain.
  • Sample accurate volume automation – Volume automation is now near sample accurate and completely independent from the buffer size.
  • Logical Editor improvements– Thanks to Cubase’s powerful logical functions, you can customize and build your own workflows in many ways.
  • Verve – a sonic masterpiece – A felt piano that is so beautiful and warm, so dreamy and melancholic, so detailed and pure.
  • Dolby Atmos® music creation – Dolby Atmos is taking the music industry by storm and, in Cubase 12, you can now produce immersive music for Dolby Atmos completely in the box.
  • Pro improvements – For audio professionals, we have added several new features from the advanced postproduction system Nuendo.

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Product Specs

Cubase Pro System Requirements
Operating systems (Windows) 64-bit Windows 11 (version 21H2 or higher)
64-bit Windows 10 (version 21H2 or higher)
Operating systems (Mac) macOS Monterey
macOS Big Sur
Apple silicon-based Mac Native App Rosetta 2 App
CPU minimum (Windows) Intel Core™ i5 (4th Generation) or AMD Ryzen™
CPU minimum (Mac) Intel Core™ i5 (mid 2013 or later) or Apple silicon
CPU cores 4 or more
RAM minimum 8 GB
Hard disk free space (full installation) 70 GB
Display resolution minimum at 100% UI scaling 1440 x 900
Graphics minimum (Windows) Graphics card with native Windows 10 support (Microsoft Basic Display Driver is not recommended)
Graphics recommended (Windows) "AMD R or RX series and later or NVIDIA Series 700 and later
Graphics (Mac) Graphics card with Metal support
Graphics (GPU memory) 4 GB or higher for 4k displays
Audio Interface OS compatible audio hardware
ASIO-compatible audio hardware is recommended for low-latency performance.
Authorization An internet connection is required for activation, account setup and personal/product registration. A download is required for the installation.
Note This software version does not support 32-bit plug-ins.
VST 2 plug-ins only run in Rosetta 2 mode on Apple silicon-based Mac computers.
Cubase does not support VST 2 when running natively on Apple silicon Macs.

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