Cubase 7 / Cubase Artist 7 extensive comparison chart

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BASICS

Cubase 7

Cubase Artist 7

Number of audio tracks Unlimited 64
Number of MIDI tracks Unlimited 128
Number for instrument tracks Unlimited 32
Physical inputs and outputs 256 32
Group channels 256 32
FX send channels 8 8
FX return channels 64 64
VST audio effect insert slots 8 8
MIDI effect insert slots 4 4
VST instrument slots 64 32
Number of mixer views 3 1
Number of included MIDI effect plugins 18 18
Number of included audio effect plugins 66 46
Number of included VST instruments 8 8
Number of included instrument sounds 2808 2,415
Printed Quick Start Guide X X
Derivate project compatibility X X
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FORMATS & SUPPORT

Cubase 7

Cubase Artist 7

OMF import/export X  
Sequel 2 project import X X
Native Cubase 64-bit version for Windows 7 and Mac OSX 10.7 X X
Studio connections X X
Full Fraunhofer MP3 encoding X X
Windows Media WMA Pro encoding X X
Multi-processing support X X
Mac OS X Universal Binary X X
VST 3 plug-in support X X
VST 2.4 plug-in support X X
ReWire support (32/64 bit) X X
Zplane Elastique time stretching algorithms X X
FLAC support X X
Nuendo/Nuendo Live project import X  
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Workflow

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External instruments X X
External effects X  
MIDI devices (device maps and editors) X  
Track archives X  
Batch export X  
Workspaces (virtual desktops) X X
Project Browser X  
Pool import and export X  
Enhanced track Quick Controls X X
Inplace Editor (MIDI editing in Project window) X X
Logical Editor (incl. Project) X  
Offline process history X X
MediaBay and VST Sound support X X
Unlimited undo and redo X X
Track presets X X
Assignable key commands and key macro commands X X
Extended Track Inspector (display VSTi channels for MIDI tracks) X X
Extended Freeze for VST instruments and audio tracks X X
Track Edit Groups X  
New scaling tools for Automation and Controller Lane Editing X X
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Recording & Mixing

Cubase 7

Cubase Artist 7

Control Room X  
Extended channel EQ (VST3 Studio EQ) X X
5.1 surround and true multichannelaudio path X  
Recording from buses X  
Extended Mixer view X X
Sidechain inputs X X
Volume envelopes X X
Automation panel X  
Recording modes: Mix, Overwrite, Normal, Merge, Stacked X X
Automation modes: Touch, Crossover, Auto-Latch, Trim,Overwrite X X
Hardware controller support X X
Award-winning 32-bit floating-point audio engine X X
Dithering Apogee UV22HR X X
Advanced comping X X
Channel strip modules X X
Channel Hi/Lo cut X X
Mixer full screen display X X
Control Link – Channel parameter linking X  
Channel visibility manager X X
Channel visibility agents X X
Mixer channel zones user configurable X X
Multiple Mixer link windows X  
EBU128/loudness meter integrated into mixer X  
CMixer channel inspector X X
Channel overview Area X X
Channel Meter Bridge X X
Track/Channel search X  
Remote Control Editor X X
Peak/RMS meter integrated in mixer X  
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Composing & Sequencing

Cubase 7

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Extended options in Tempo Editor X  
Professional score layout and printing X X
Global transpose track X X
Signature and tempo tracks in Project window X X
Expression Maps, VST Dynamics, Extended Output Mapping X  
Arranger track (pattern-based arranging) X X
Key Editor (incl. new Key Editor Inspector) X X
Drum Editor X X
List Editor X X
Audio tempo detection tools X  
Note Expression X X
Chord Track X X
Chord editing tool in key editor X X
Hermode tuning X X
Chord assistant X  
MIDI logical editor extensions supporting chord events/scales X  
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Audio Editing

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VariAudio 2.0 X  
Time Warp tool X  
AudioWarp (real-time time stretching and pitch shifting) X X
Pitch shifting and time stretching algorithm X X
Extended Audio Quantize X  
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Audio Effects

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Amp Simulator X X
Auto Pan X X
Bitcrusher X X
Brickwall Limiter X X
Chopper X X
Chorus X X
Cloner X  
Compressor X X
DaTube X X
DJ-EQ X X
DeEsser X  
Distortion X X
DualFilter X X
EnvelopeShaper X X
Expander X  
Flanger X X
Gate X X
GEQ-10 X X
GEQ-30 X  
Grungelizer X X
Limiter X X
Maximizer X X
Metalizer X X
MIDI Gate X X
Mix6to2 X  
MixConvert X  
Mixer Delay X  
ModMachine X  
MonoDelay X X
MonoToStereo X X
MorphFilter X X
MultibandCompressor X  
MultiScope X  
Octaver X X
Phaser X X
PingPongDelay X X
Pitch Correct X X
REVerence X  
Ring Modulator X X
Roomworks X  
Roomworks SE X X
Rotary X X
SMPTE Generator X  
SoftClipper X  
Standard Channel EQ X X
Step Filter X X
Stereo Delay X X
StereoEnhancer X X
StudioChorus X  
StudioEQ X X
Surround Panner X  
Test Generator X  
Tone Booster X X
Tranceformer X X
Tremolo X X
Tube Compressor X X
Tube/Tape Saturation X X
Tuner X X
UV22HR X X
Vibrato X X
Vintage Compressor X  
Voxengo Curve EQ X  
VST Amp Rack X X
VST Connect SE X  
VSTDynamics X X
WahWah X X

 

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Virtual Instruments

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Padshop X X
Groove Agent ONE 1.2 X X
LoopMash 2 X X
Retrologue X X
Prologue X X
Spector X X
Mystic X X
HALion Sonic SE X X

 

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MIDI Plug-ins

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Arpache 5 X X
Arpache SX X X
Auto LFO X X
Beat Designer X X
Chorder X X
Compressor X X
Context Gate X X
Density X X
Micro Tuner X X
MIDI Control X X
MIDI Echo X X
MIDI Modifiers X X
MIDI Monitor X X
Note 2 CC X X
Quantizer X X
StepDesigner X X
Track Control X X
Tranceformer X X

 

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Advanced Integration Features

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Cubase Artist 7

Automatic integration through IEEE1394 (MR816 X, MR816 CSX, CC121, MOTIF XS) X X
True Integrated Monitoring – 1:1 mixer mapping (MR816 X, MR816 CSX) X X
True Integrated Monitoring – multiple studio mixes (MR816 X, MR816 CSX) X  
Quick Connect (MR816 X, MR816 CSX) X X
Monitor mixer integration (MR816 X, MR816 CSX) X X
HW setup integration (MR816 X, MR816 CSX) X X
Plug-in integration of DSP effects (MR816 X (REV-X only), MR816 CSX) X X
VST connection presets (MR816 X, MR816 CSX) X X
Plug-in integration of MOTIF XS series voice editor (MOTIF XS) X X
Control Room control (CC121) X  
AI Knob control (CC121) X X
External VST3 support – MIDI+audio (MOTIF XS) X X
VST instrument preset browser access (KX) X X
Track Quick Controls support (KX) X X

 

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Nuage Integration

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CTH/FDH function control X  
Label pane for FDH X  
System architecture for Nuage X  
Wheel based editing X  

 

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Scoring Features

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Editing parts on different tracks X X
Extended Toolbar with Note Value buttons and Enharmonic Shift modes X X
Editing the display options of the active staff, incl. staff mode "Single" or "Split" X X
Setup Display Quantize X X
Setup Clef and Key X X
Setup Interpretation Options X X
Recording notes X X
Entering notes with mouse, select, move, delete, duplicating, changing note lengths X X
Flip stems X X
Adding text X X
Changing text font, size, style    
Printing (without Layout) X X
Insight how Score and MIDI relate in detail to each other X  
Exception handling for Display Quantize incl. Rests X  
Page Mode (displays the Score as it appears in print-out, adds features directly related to hoe score is displayed and printed) X  
Features Zoom Tool, Navigation controls, Page Setup X  
Inspector for Symbols X  
Filter bar for Bar Handles, Hidden Notes, Quantize, Layout tool, Grouping, Cutflags, Split Rests, Stems/Beams)    
Graphic H/V ruler with selectable units (points, inches, centimeters) X  
Position Info window X  
Settings for clef, key, time signatures X  
Extensive Score Settings window with Project, Layout, Staff andText setups X  
Various context-menu functions X  
Display Transpose X  
Printing as note sheets, export as image files    
Features for transcribing MIDI recording X  
Staff presets X  
Entering notes with computer keyboard X  
Features for polyphonic voicing X  
Features for proper formatting X  
Note head shapes X  
Note coloring X  
Automatic note grouping X  
Diverse score appearance settings X  
Grace notes X  
Features for working with tuplets X  
Features for working with symbols and layers X  
Bezier slurs X  
Features for creating trills X  
Guitar symbols, chords X  
Working with Dynamics and symbols X  
Creating user symbols X  
Working with chords X  
Working with text X  
Working with layouts X  
Working with Music XML (Import, export, etc.) X  
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