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*** Please note that a supported hardware device is required to unlock the feature set of Cubasis LE (unless unlocked Cubasis LE runs in demo mode). Please visit http://www.steinberg.net/cubasisle for more details. ***

Cubasis LE is the compact version of Steinberg’s streamlined, multitouch sequencer for the iPad, providing the same look and feel of its bigger brother Cubasis. Specially designed for quick and easy operation, Cubasis LE makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze. With MicroSonic, Cubasis LE includes a virtual instrument to be played in real-time using the flexible virtual keyboard. Song ideas can be captured with up to four audio and four MIDI tracks and further edited and polished to perfection with the integrated editors, mixer and selected effects. Thanks to the Cubasis project importer, Cubasis LE projects can be even opened in Cubase — both on Windows and OS X. With touch-intuitive production tools, Cubasis LE opens up a new world of possibilities for your creativity.

Key features
• Up to 4 audio and 4 MIDI tracks
• 2 assignable physical inputs and stereo output
• 32-bit floating point audio engine
• Audio I/O resolution of 16-bit/44.1 kHz
• iOS 32 and 64-bit support (depending on the device used)
• MicroSonic with 25 virtual instrument sounds based on HALion Sonic and Allen Morgan drum kits
• Mixer with 5 effect processors
• Super-versatile RoomWorks SE reverb effect* with intuitive graphical display
• Virtual keyboard with note repeat control
• Sample Editor and Key Editor
• Refreshed MIDI Editor with ultra-intuitive and spot on handling to edit MIDI tracks and compose
• Track Duplicate
• Export to Cubase
• Core Audio and Core MIDI compatible hardware supported
• MIDI Auto Quantize
• MIDI over Bluetooth LE support
• Import audio from your iTunes music library
• Audio mixdown and MIDI export
• Unlock all the features of the full Cubasis version via in-app purchase

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 (in-app purchase) requires iPad Mini 2, iPad 4 or later models. Audio Unit (in-app purchase) 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 2.6

Maintenance and improvements:
Cubasis LE is designed from musicians for musicians to provide you with the best-possible user experience, highest performance and rock-solid stability. Visit us for the complete list of improvements, issues and solutions included in Cubasis LE 2.6 at www.steinberg.net/cubasisleforum.

New features in the Cubasis full feature set IAP:

Audio Unit full-screen support*:
Tweak sounds and parameters with utmost accuracy, using Cubasis’ super-sized full-screen support for Audio Unit instruments and effects plug-ins. Enjoy maximum productivity, creativity and flexibility, switching between the available screen sizes at lightning speed with only a few taps.

ROLI NOISE Seaboard and Drum Grid visualizer support*:
Experience a new approach to making music, using ROLI’s free downloadable NOISE app within Cubasis. Create inspiring drum and melody parts through intuitive gestures, using the unique Seaboard and Drum Grid visualizers, now directly accessible via Cubasis’ Audio Unit full-screen mode.

MIDI CC support for compatible Audio Unit effects plug-ins*:
Easily remote control your favorite compatible Audio Unit effect plug-ins via external controllers. No matter if you’re moving effect knobs via MIDI Learn or switching presets via program change — if your Audio Unit effects plug-in supports it, it can be done in Cubasis with great ease.

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

*Requires iOS 11

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
12 Ratings
12 Ratings

Cubasis is FOR REAL

While it’s no fun getting older, the prospective of growing up in the 80’s makes me really appreciate the tremendous technology available to musicians and songwriters today. Cassette four tracks were a blast of course, I learned a lot on them, but a DAW on slate no bigger than a magazine, with features on par with its desktop counterpart and now with Waves PlugIns?! Unreal, Cubasis is unreal.

I think users of the other iOS DAW’s need to add Cubasis to their arsenal as well. I love Auria Pro, but also use Cubasis; the ease of use and excellent on board instruments make MIDI composition & experimentation a breeze and serious mixing with acoustic instruments and audio is equally powerful. Steinberg’s partnership with Waves is a huge step in a journey Cubasis has been taking from a DAW people could doubt & dismiss (“Recording on an iPad?!”) to a DAW that is just as capable as it’s desktop brethren. Highly recommended.

Developer Response

Many thanks for your rating and review, JRSIV1975 - greatly appreciated! Best Lars


The DAW that hits the Sweet Spot!

I have, and use, several iOS music production platforms. I have to say that Cubasis is just about the perfect balance between something like GarageBand on the simple-but-limited side, and Auria Pro on the unlimited-but-complex side.

Cubasis is quick, fun to use, only limited in the most sophisticated final mixing and processing tasks. If you put together a track that is good enough to get to that stage, that's a good problem to have. Cubasis can get you there, and you will have fun doing it.

Developer Response

Hi wareismike, Many thanks for your review and rating our app! Best Lars



Ridiculous app that has NO support for the most common hardware on the market today by Yamaha and others.

Developer Response

Hi Ridiculous, Thanks for rating our app. Actually, Cubasis LE supports a wide range of supported hardware from Steinberg, Yamaha, Line 6 alongside many devices from other manufacturers (https://www.steinberg.net/en/products/mobile_apps/cubasis_le/compatible_hardware.html). Please visit our forum to let us know, what hardware you'd like to see supported (www.steinberg.net/cubasisleforum). Thanks! Lars


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. Cubasis Upgrade $29.99
  2. FX Pack 1: Reverbs & Delays $6.99
  3. FX Pack 2: Vintage FX $6.99


  • Family Sharing

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