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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 2.7

New features in Cubasis LE 2.7

・Native-resolution support for iPad Pro 11" & 12.9” 2018
Enjoy an unrivalled user experience when running Cubasis on Apple's brand-new iPad Pro 11" and 12.9” 2018 devices.

・MIDI Thru refresh
Use Cubasis as your control center to easily re-route incoming MIDI to different channels for output to Core MIDI apps or hardware.

・Mixdown normalize
Give mixdowns extra polish before sharing them with the world via a simple tap, quickly bringing them to the perfect level.

・Keyboard transpose setting
Easily change the transposition of the on-board keyboard and external gear up to two octaves in both directions via the new keyboard transpose setting.

・Extended MIDI editor range
Enjoy flexible MIDI editing from the highest highs to the lowest lows, with the extended C -2 to G8 MIDI editor range.

Nothing should ever block your creative flow when capturing your greatest moments with Cubasis LE! For the complete list of improvements, issues and solutions please visit www.steinberg.net/cubasisleforum.

New features in Cubasis full feature set IAP

・Micrologue ARP (in-app purchase)
Boost Cubasis’ Micrologue synth with a full-blown, feature-packed Arpeggiator. In addition, enjoy more than 75 earth-shaking ready-to-use presets to get you going instantly.

・95 new effects presets
Enjoy 95 fresh new effects presets to polish individual tracks via a simple button press, to instantly make them sound right or further tweak them to your taste.

・Audio Unit MIDI Plug-in slots extension*
Maximise your creativity by combining up to three Audio Unit MIDI plug-ins per track, such as arpeggiator, step sequencer, LFO and many more.

・Audiobus 3.0.6 library update
Cubasis has been first to offer straight forward Audiobus integration, and again assures the best possible performance by embedding Audiobus' latest 3.0.6 library update.

・Elastique Pro 3.2.7 library update
Enjoy unchanged, fluent performance when changing the tempo or pitch of audio files in real-time with Cubasis, thanks to integrating the latest Elastique Pro 3.2.7 library update.

We hope you find the latest feature additions useful.

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

* iOS 11 or above required

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5
16 Ratings
16 Ratings
NimbusClouds ,


What a freakin' rip off. I was pretty excited to use this app but like others on here, why the hell bother when you have to find supported hardware. I chose this because I really want to use Auria Pro which I have but someone told me that Cubasis has an easier learning curve so now after this Cubasis disappointment, I’m just going back, gritting my teeth and learning, Auria. You guys are a complete rip off and I would give you 0 stars if I could. Why the hell would I want an app that only plays in DEMO MODE??? You people cannot be serious! It would have been great to use this app so I could see if I wanted to upgrade to full Cubasis but forget that now. Seriously. You should be ashamed of yourselves. There is no way I’m upgrading to the full version. This is crap. Highway robbery. Tsk, tsk.

I also have one more thing to add. Why do powerhouse DAWS such as, Auria Pro, BeatMaker 3, IMPC Pro, GarageBand, and others I’ve bought allow you to start working with them right away and not have to worry about searching for compatible hardware like you guys? Please explain this to me? It would be nice to use Cubasis LE 2 to give us a chance to work with it. To get a feel of what Cubasis is all about before spending the 50 bucks for the full version. This is not fair. You people intentionally do this so we can fork the money for the full version. What a shame.


Developer Response ,

Hi NimbusClouds, Thank you for your review and rating. In the App Store description we clearly point out, that the app runs in demo mode unless unlocked with a supported hardware. Please have a look at steinberg.net/cubasisle to check if you own a supported hardware device to unlock Cubasis LE's feature set. Additionally, the regular Cubasis version might offer what you're looking for. Best Lars

JRSIV1975 ,

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

wareismike ,

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


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


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