Can Steinberg recreate the Cubasis DAW experience on Android?
Whatever the relative merits of iOS and Android in other contexts, when it comes to mobile music creation, iOS has an undoubted lead. With sole control over both hardware and software, Apple have created a consistent development environment with strong support for audio and MIDI. For app developers this is a big deal and, as a consequence, the Apple App Store is well populated with music apps compared to the Google Play Store.
All of which perhaps makes it surprising that Steinberg have decided to take the plunge with Android and released Cubasis 3.1 on to the Google Play Store. Under iOS, Cubasis brings a very familiar desktop-style workflow to your mobile device. So how does Cubasis 3.1 for Android stack up against its very successful iOS sibling?
Well, let's start by saying that, with a couple of notable (and beyond Steinberg's control)...