Cubase Artist 8.5

Adding “Pro” to the name signifies our commitment to the producers and many other professionals around the world who work with Cubase day by day. It also emphasizes the evolution of an outstanding feature set that incorporates more serious tools and innovative technologies than ever before to accomplish your creative, musical ambitions, and that makes it Cubase Pro.


• Performance boost for more instruments, more tracks and shorter loading/saving times
• VCA faders* for complex mixing and automation workflows
• Render in-place: Bounce MIDI and audio parts easily
• Chord pads: A great way to playfully and creatively compose with chords
• Improved windows handling on PC, dockable rack and MediaBay plus a redesigned Track List
• Groove Agent SE 4 Acoustic Agent gives you a world-class virtual acoustic drummer
Plug-in manager: Arrange, sort and group your effects and instruments
New Virtual Bass Amp, Quadrafuzz v2, Multiband Expander*, Multiband Envelope Shaper* effects
Mixing updates*: Virgin territories automation mode, direct routing and Wave Meters
Allen Morgan Pop-Rock Toolbox: 30 construction kits, each with 25 to 30 audio and MIDI loops

Massive engine rebuild
Cubase 8 is probably the most efficient, and fast DAW software available today. For this version we completely rebuilt the entire engine that runs Cubase to make it much faster, more fluid, more snappy. During development, we set up pretty ambitious target benchmarks, and the results speak for themselves.



Large projects open up to 4 times faster, the MixConsole twice as fast. The new audio engine now also means that even the most complex instruments and plug-ins run with stunning efficiency. This allows a lot lower latency while not out-powering your compute