Posted on June 20th, by Graeme in News.

Cubase Elements Collage

If you’re still deciding what DAW to use, Steinberg is really putting Cubase out there and within reach of a much wider user-base with the new Cubase Elements priced at EURO$99.00 (around AUS$140.00) excluding VAT. Cut-down introductory versions of DAW software usually aren’t taken too seriously by the pros, but Elements is no “lite” slouch with 48 audio and 64 MIDI tracks available for 32 bit/192kHz recording. It slips into the Cubase family under Artist – the link below will take you to a full comparison chart – so likewise Elements is missing a lot of the pro features you’ll find in the premium Cubase 7 software, many of which an everyday user – let alone a novice – wouldn’t appreciate anyway. The most significant limitation of Elements is the inclusion of just three VST instruments, HALion Sonic SE, Groove Agent and Prologue and that time-stretching/pitch-shifting facilities are restricted to playback only. However you still get 44 effects plug-ins including VST Amp Rack, which is all that guitar-heads should ever need. Upgrades to higher versions are always available, but Elements will keep you busy enough for quite some time and probably sell you on Cubase as your preferred DAW. Check out the Comparison Chart to see exactly what you’re getting or go to