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Cubasis 2 equals ease of use and is as powerful as a fully featured iOS-based music production system can be pushing your capabilities out of limits. Whether you’re capturing simple ideas or complex musical masterpieces — It ships with outstanding, touch-optimized tools carrying you into the fun of recording, editing, mixing and sharing your music with the world right away. Get fascinated by the brand new features that Cubasis 2 comes with such as real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting, a studio-grade channel strip, pro-sounding effects, massive instrument refills, a refreshed MIDI Editor and many more powerful features. Put hands on three internal instruments, numerous loops and instrument sounds to creatively lift your music to perfection using the included mixer and effects. Once recorded, share your music with the world via a simple tap or transfer it directly to Cubase.

Key features
• Unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks
• 24 assignable physical inputs and outputs
• 32-bit floating point audio engine
• Audio I/O resolution of up to 24-bit/96 kHz
• iOS 32- and 64-bit support
• Real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting featuring zplane’s élastique 3
• Micrologue virtual analog synthesizer with 126 ready-to-go presets
• MicroSonic with over 120 virtual instrument sounds based on HALion Sonic, HALiotron and Allen Morgan drum kits
• MiniSampler to create your own instruments (includes 20 factory instruments)
• Mixer with studio-grade channel strip per track and 17 effect processors
• Super-versatile RoomWorks SE* reverb effect providing uniquely professional sound and an intuitive graphical display for instant visual feedback at slightest parameter changes
• Fully automatable DJ-like Spin FX effect plug-in
• Over 550 MIDI and time-stretch-capable audio loops
• Virtual keyboard, chord and drum pads with intuitive note repeat control
• Sample Editor and Key Editor with MIDI CC support
• Refreshed MIDI Editor with ultra-intuitive, lightning fast and accurate handling to edit MIDI tracks and compose music easier than ever before
• MIDI Auto Quantize
• Track Duplicate
• Automation, MIDI CC, program change and aftertouch support
• Export to Cubase, iCloud Drive, external hard drives, wireless flash drives, Dropbox, SoundCloud, AudioCopy and email
• Core Audio and Core MIDI compatible hardware supported
• MIDI over Bluetooth LE support
• Full Audio Unit, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus 3 support to use compatible apps as insert/send effects and virtual instruments or simply record their audio output
• Import audio from your iTunes music library or iCloud Drive or iTunes file sharing, use AudioPaste or set up a Wi-Fi server in Cubasis
• Audio mixdown and MIDI export
• MIDI clock and MIDI thru support

"Probably the best iPad-based DAW in terms of usability and flexibility, and it links up with Cubase on your desktop, too."
— MusicTech.net

"So all in all Cubasis is a hands down victory. Everything supplied here works and works perfectly. If you are a Cubase user and own an iPad, this is simply a no brainer, you have to have it."
— askaudiomag.com

Technical support

48 voices: iPad 2, iPad mini
128 voices: iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro

*User registration required to unlock RoomWorks SE reverb effect.
Audio Unit extension requires iPad Mini 2, iPad 4 or newer model.
iCloud Drive export requires iOS 10 or higher. Audio Unit and Waves plug-in (in-app purchase) automation requires iOS 10 or higher.

Project export to Cubase requires Cubase Pro 9/Pro 9.5, Cubase Artist 9/9.5, Cubase LE/AI/Elements 9 or higher.
Cubasis project importer extension must be installed and is available at http://www.steinberg.net/cubasisimporter

Please check the Steinberg End User License Agreement on this website:

What's New

Version 2.3.1

This supplemental update includes minor bug fixes and is recommended for all Cubasis users.
• 25th year anniversary Waves plug-in in-app purchases — Extend Cubasis with exclusive award-winning Waves plug-ins
• Waves AudioTrack Channel Strip (in-app purchase) — Get a mixing console’s channel strip including compression, EQ and gating in one convenient, intuitive plug-in*
• Waves L1 Ultramaximizer (in-app purchase) — Make your tracks sound professional, with proper loudness levels that will let them stand out*
• Waves Q10 Equalizer (in-app purchase) — Use the pro’s first choice and enjoy surgically precise equalization for mixing your tracks*
• Waves Plug-in Bundle — Polish your tracks to perfection with three all-time classic plug-ins from Waves*
• Audio Unit automation — Record subtle parameter changes from your favorite AU instrument and effect apps on the fly**
• Audio Unit user presets — Easily load and save your favorite AU presets
• Cubasis effect user presets — Create your own effect presets with the simple touch of a button
• Over 200 Cubasis effects factory presets — Choose a preset to instantly achieve perfect sounding results for any track
• More than 70 FX Pack factory presets — Infuse new life into your FX Pack effects with this massive preset library***
• Maintenance and improvements — For a complete list of improvements, issues and solutions please visit us at: www.steinberg.net/cubasisforum

We hope you find the latest feature additions useful.
If you like Cubasis, please support us by rating this app in the App Store!
Thank you.

*This in-app purchase requires iPad 4 or higher, iPad mini 2 or higher models.
**Audio Unit and Waves plug-in (in-app purchase) automation requires iOS 10 or higher.
***To make use of the free presets, FX Pack 1 and/or FX Pack 2 have to be purchased via in-app purchase.

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

The engine and quality are quite impressive but...


There’s some glitches that happen sometimes with the tempo itself that bothers me wen I’m mixing sample with manual composition they are not in time somehow I figure out by putting 3 more seconds on 120.0 bpm nothing glued... perfectly but wen I put 120.3 its start to sound well on time but stills bother...

forget it on ipad mini 2, Sunrizer crashes every time

The Quare Fellow

FINAL REVIEW: I expect things to work as advertised; description says AU’s will work with iPad mini 2 but no way, far too laggy, Sunrizer and XS don’t load at all and crash. Unusable right now even though i bought the whole system.

I like exploring this app and I bought all the in app purchases, but it crashes every time with a popular synth whose specific sounds I want to use now (sunrizer), so I have to drop Cubasis and go to Auria instead, no crashes so far with it and way less laggy than Cu.

Worried that other IAA’s won’t work but a bit disheartened to test and i’m discouraged; that feeling =1 or 2 stars if i forget about IAA instruments. Might as well have gotten Gadget without the inter-app support.

I’ve updated my operating system, Cubasis and all audio apps to know avail, freed up tons of gigs.

Developer Response

Thanks for your review and rating! Please make sure to file a proper bug report to the Cubasis forum (www.steinberg.net/cubasisforum), to allow us to evaluate the problem. Thanks Lars

Jaryi G

Jaryi G

If you wish to focus on dubstep and the like this is for you, though still limited as opposed to Korg. If you focus on audio and wav this is also for you, though still limited as opposed to Auria. I understand it is not possible to go pro on mobile devices yet but if you're serious about pro this is not quite there yet. In other words Cubasis is a better toy than Garageband by far, but still a toy. Price should be revised to 29$. The reason Auria is so expensive is because it will focus on a technique in detail. Cubasis is like Apple, they focus on nothing in detail in efforts to score most sales. Very good app, but overpriced. To reach the 50$ mark they need an update of EQ (especially), and other effect controls.

I can see how Auria was created with a "lets change the world" approach, where this app had in mind "we are Steinberg, and that is a seller on its own". Wrong. If you're Steinberg and you're cool then give me a cool EQ control because we're all tired of Garageband mixing our music for us on its own.

By all means cool app though. Do buy because it looks great and is colorful. If you want to record a live drum set though, get Auria.

In-App Purchases

Waves Plug-in Bundle

Polish your tracks with 3 classic plug-ins.


Waves L1 Ultramaximizer

Maximize levels – make your tracks stand out.


Waves AudioTrack

Compressor, EQ & gate in one stellar plug-in.


Waves Q10 Equalizer

EQ your tracks with surgical precision.


Classic Machines

Most wanted iconic drum machines of the '80s!


FX Pack 2: Vintage FX

Six great-sounding vintage effects!



Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
1.2 GB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, 2017
In-App Purchases
  1. FX Pack 1: Reverbs & Delays $9.99
  2. FX Pack 2: Vintage FX $9.99
  3. Classic Machines $9.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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