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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 2.7

・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.

・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.

・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.

・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.

・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.

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

* iOS 11 or above required

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
146 Ratings
146 Ratings
LinearLineman ,


Cubasis just released a regular update and as usual it does not disappoint! In addition to adding a great arpeggiator with a ton of presets, it has broadened the presets significantly of its already fine effects, as well as adding normalization on mix down. As I grow CB seems to grow with me, always providing room for exploring, correcting and polishing tracks. Superb and intuitive automation even a beginner can manage. I ventured into other apps for mastering, but always come back to CB for the best final result. No need to go elsewhere, Cubasis has it all from start to finish. If there were a sixth star I would give it.

I am new to iOS music creation. Never had a desktop rig but have been making music for fifty years. Cubasis is a pro tool, but it is so intuitive, graphically supportive and forgiving that even a newbie can understand and record tracks on it without a manual. Cubasis also supplies an array of quality instrument patches, a top tier synthesizer, drum loops and at least a dozen, easy to use onboard effects.
It is no problem to create and mix finished tracks and projects totally within Cubasis, and uploading your tracks to SoundCloud, etc, is a cinch. Routing external instruments both IAA and AU equally fast and easy. I was recording tracks in Cubasis within minutes. I investigated all the major iOS DAWs, none were as full featured and easy to use for beginning iOS creators than Cubasis. I recommend it unreservedly!

Developer Response ,

Hi LinearLineman, Big thanks for your kind words and for rating Cubasis! Our team puts many efforts in the app to provide pro grade features while the workflow is kept super easy, to never break the creative process. We are very glad to read, things seem to work as planned here... Thanks again, Lars

Pumpte ,

The Most Stable Music App in the AppStore

I purchased Cubasis and Auria at the same time. Before Auria was known as Auria pro. I was making music on the iPad since the first beat maker app in 2007. I have to say that Cubasis is the most stable app there is of all the music apps in the App Store that I have and I have hundreds of dollars worth. I love the power combined with the simplicity that this app offers along with its flexibility to use IAA and AUs. But, all that means nothing without reliability. Which is what this app has when I save a project it is saved. When I put it in a zip file off load it to Dropbox or store it in an external drive erase it then reload it another day it is there!!!! So many other apps I have lost projects not Cubasis now even if I create in another app I export the stems to Cubasis for mixing and saving I don’t trust any other app for saving my projects.

If Cubasis had a sampler section like Beatmaker 3, if they get more Waves plug ins and get rid of their channel strip plug in and eq plug in taking up 2 slots, better levels meter, and the ability to do punch in recordings that record over audio the moment you hit record (the last one is not a biggie if you re-record until you get it right but if you love doing punch ins it’s a biggie). You will no longer need anything else but Cubasis hands down I promise you that!!!!!

Neon Taylor ,

Neon Taylor Approves

I’ve been using Cubasis/Cubase to too long now to not have left a review until now, it wasn’t until more than a handful of ppl started to ask me to start doing tutorials for cubasis that I really started to think how powerful it really is for an iOS device, I have been making music strictly on the iPad since 2011 so I’ve seen how the iOS music scene has developed over the years rather then just stumbling upon it now so I guess the wow, shock and awe has faded a lil and with these music apps doing updates here and there sometimes it would be more feasible to work with one specific daw because it has feature another doesn’t at the moment but cubase/cubasis has never let me down, the workflow is so smooth and proficient that it leaves more room for creativity and time and the sounds that come with it are some of the most lushes sounds that I’ve heard from any music app I’m a Beatmaker3/Reasons kind of guy but cubase/cubasis will always have a special place with me

Developer Response ,

Hi Neon, Many thanks for your great review and rating! Please make sure to share the links to your tutorials in our forum, to let other users see them (www.steinberg.net/cubasisforum). Thanks again! Lars

In-App Purchases

Micrologue ARP
Boost up Micrologue with a great Arpeggiator!
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.


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


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