Cubase VST was the MIDI+ Audio sequencing sensation of last year on the Mac, offering built-in digital effects with no additional hardware required. Now, after much work, Steinberg have succeeded in porting VST to the PC — at the same price, and, once again, with no additional hardware required. Janet Harniman-Cook is suitably impressed.
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This sophisticated new digital editor is up against such established software as Sound Forge and Samplitude Studio. Janet Harniman-Cook assesses whether Steinberg have built on their status in the sequencer field with a successful PC wave editing program.
This year's show-stealer at Frankfurt's Musik Messe, Steinberg's Cubase VST isn't just another 'MIDI plus Audio' sequencer — it adds the effects and processing options hitherto only available in expensive TDM systems, for the same price as the previous, non-audio version of Cubase. Is this the perfect desktop recording environment? Derek Johnson and Debbie Poyser find out.
Cubase, in its many guises, has established itself as an industry standard on Apple and Atari platforms, and now looks set to be the benchmark by which other PC sequencers will be judged. Kevin Pawsey investigates what Steinberg has to offer the score-producing musician.
Steinberg's Time Bandit is a Mac software package for processing Sound Designer II files off-line, using sophisticated time stretch and pitch shift algorithms. Long-time Sound Designer II user Paul White couldn't wait to get it home...