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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.
Audio Unit and Waves plug-in (in-app purchase) automation requires iOS 10 or higher. Audio Unit MIDI and Files app require iOS 11 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 2.4.1

This supplemental update includes several bug fixes and is recommended for all Cubasis users.
For the complete list of improvements, issues and solutions please visit us at www.steinberg.net/cubasisforum.

If you like Cubasis, please support us by rating this app on the App Store!


What's New in Cubasis 2.4
• Audio Unit MIDI support - Playfully integrate third-party AU MIDI plug-ins such as arpeggiator, step sequencer and others*
• Files app support - Easily browse, search and organize all your Cubasis files - on your iPad, in iCloud Drive and across other cloud services*
• Maintenance and support - For the complete list of improvements, issues and solutions please visit us at www.steinberg.net/cubasisforum

If you like Cubasis, please support us by rating this app on the App Store!

* iOS 11 required

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Beautiful, intuitive, stable


A really nicely designed and very intuitive app. I especially like the midi and automation editor, my favorite on iOS (better than ModStep! which is my go-to midi sequencer, maybe not for much longer!) with full AUv3 support inc. automation this is the best iOS DAW for composing/editing.
The thing that Im most pleased about is the easy of use and rock solid stability. Also the 32 bit version runs on my iPad mini 1 and I use it as a midi controller/sequencer/recorder.
I would like to see a fold feature in the piano editor and frequency analysis in the eq and then 5/10/one million! Im sure it's not far away, these guys work hard. Thanks Cubasis Team

Developer Response

Many thanks for your rating and comment! Appreciated! Best Lars

Gets better every update


The thing about Cubasis is the fact that it's backed by a developer who gives regular updates. The leap to v2 was like being given a completely new app for free. Lars is very responsive on the Audiobus forum, so users feel they’re being listened to. It's intuitive to use and more powerful than you might imagine. I have a wish list for future upgrades, but for now, thanks for this one!

Comfortable to work with


I’ve been struggling with another iOS daw and although Cubasis is missing some features what sets it apart is it’s great workflow. This is actually harder to design in software than it seems and the developers have done a fantastic job. Everything flows smoothly and it’s a joy to use and most importantly it does not get in the way of the creative process.

Developer Response

Many thanks for your positive review and rating Cubasis! Greatly appreciated! Best Lars

In-App Purchases

Waves Plug-in Bundle

Polish your tracks with 3 classic plug-ins.


Classic Machines

Most wanted iconic drum machines of the '80s!


FX Pack 1: Reverbs & Delays

Six great-sounding reverb & delay effects!


FX Pack 2: Vintage FX

Six great-sounding vintage effects!


Waves L1 Ultramaximizer

Maximize levels – make your tracks stand out.


Waves AudioTrack

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



Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
1.2 GB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, 2018
In-App Purchases
  1. FX Pack 1: Reverbs & Delays £6.99
  2. FX Pack 2: Vintage FX £6.99
  3. Classic Machines £6.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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