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*** Please note that a supported hardware device is required to unlock the feature set of Cubasis LE (unless unlocked Cubasis LE runs in demo mode). Please visit http://www.steinberg.net/cubasisle for more details. ***

Cubasis LE is the compact version of Steinberg’s streamlined, multitouch sequencer for the iPad, providing the same look and feel of its bigger brother Cubasis. Specially designed for quick and easy operation, Cubasis LE makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze. With MicroSonic, Cubasis LE includes a virtual instrument to be played in real-time using the flexible virtual keyboard. Song ideas can be captured with up to four audio and four MIDI tracks and further edited and polished to perfection with the integrated editors, mixer and selected effects. Thanks to the Cubasis project importer, Cubasis LE projects can be even opened in Cubase — both on Windows and OS X. With touch-intuitive production tools, Cubasis LE opens up a new world of possibilities for your creativity.

Key features
• Up to 4 audio and 4 MIDI tracks
• 2 assignable physical inputs and stereo output
• 32-bit floating point audio engine
• Audio I/O resolution of 16-bit/44.1 kHz
• iOS 32 and 64-bit support (depending on the device used)
• MicroSonic with 25 virtual instrument sounds based on HALion Sonic and Allen Morgan drum kits
• Mixer with 5 effect processors
• Super-versatile RoomWorks SE reverb effect* with intuitive graphical display
• Virtual keyboard with note repeat control
• Sample Editor and Key Editor
• Refreshed MIDI Editor with ultra-intuitive and spot on handling to edit MIDI tracks and compose
• Track Duplicate
• Export to Cubase
• Core Audio and Core MIDI compatible hardware supported
• MIDI Auto Quantize
• MIDI over Bluetooth LE support
• Import audio from your iTunes music library
• Audio mixdown and MIDI export
• Unlock all the features of the full Cubasis version via in-app purchase

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 (in-app purchase) requires iPad Mini 2, iPad 4 or later models. Audio Unit (in-app purchase) 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 2.8.1

This supplemental update includes improvements and is recommended for all Cubasis LE users.
For the complete list of improvements, issues and solution please visit us at www.steinberg.net/cubasisleforum.

If you like Cubasis LE, please support us by rating this app on the App Store!


What's New in Cubasis LE 2.8

Use the great new notepad feature to display lyrics within Cubasis and easily adjust them to your needs. You can also write down track-based information or any other notes you need. Just make your choice and Cubasis follows.

・Full grid lines support in Arrange Window
Benefit from an even better user experience and razor-sharp precision that makes use of full grid lines support in the Arrange Window, including newly added support for triplet and dotted notes.

・Full grid lines support in MIDI editor
Whether you are composing new MIDI parts in the MIDI editor or polishing existing tracks - grid lines support provides you with great new options to snap notes to the beat with total accuracy, speed and efficiency.

・Classic Machines Refill*
Be truly inspired when programming your beats with two beautiful, sought-after drum kits, each in two tasty variations and with a range of ready-to-go MIDI grooves, newly added to Classic Machines in-app purchase. As an existing user you can grab the Classic Machines update for free, or get more bang for your buck if you’re a newbie.

Cubasis 2.8 includes several user-requested improvements, which assure the best possible performance with the utmost stability. For the complete list of improvements, issues and solutions, please visit www.steinberg.net/cubasisleforum.

New features in Cubasis full feature set IAP

・AudioShare support*
Tap the new AudioShare button to instantly import the audio files you want to use in your project or share audio files with the rest of the world. Cubasis makes it simple to keep your focus on what's most important.

・Track Freeze refresh
Track Freeze quickly converts tracks (including their settings) into new audio tracks. In 2.8, easily normalize tracks on the go while freezing them, or set locators to limit track freeze to single events or dedicated regions.

We hope you find the latest new features useful.

If you like Cubasis LE, please support us by rating this app in the App Store! Thank you.

*Classic Machines Refill requires Classic Machines IAP, AudioShare support requires the AudioShare app.

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

NimbusClouds ,


What a freakin' rip off. I was pretty excited to use this app but like others on here, why the hell bother when you have to find supported hardware. I chose this because I really want to use Auria Pro which I have but someone told me that Cubasis has an easier learning curve so now after this Cubasis disappointment, I’m just going back, gritting my teeth and learning, Auria. You guys are a complete rip off and I would give you 0 stars if I could. Why the hell would I want an app that only plays in DEMO MODE??? You people cannot be serious! It would have been great to use this app so I could see if I wanted to upgrade to full Cubasis but forget that now. Seriously. You should be ashamed of yourselves. There is no way I’m upgrading to the full version. This is crap. Highway robbery. Tsk, tsk.

I also have one more thing to add. Why do powerhouse DAWS such as, Auria Pro, BeatMaker 3, IMPC Pro, GarageBand, and others I’ve bought allow you to start working with them right away and not have to worry about searching for compatible hardware like you guys? Please explain this to me? It would be nice to use Cubasis LE 2 to give us a chance to work with it. To get a feel of what Cubasis is all about before spending the 50 bucks for the full version. This is not fair. You people intentionally do this so we can fork the money for the full version. What a shame.


Developer Response ,

Hi NimbusClouds, Thank you for your review and rating. In the App Store description we clearly point out, that the app runs in demo mode unless unlocked with a supported hardware. Please have a look at steinberg.net/cubasisle to check if you own a supported hardware device to unlock Cubasis LE's feature set. Additionally, the regular Cubasis version might offer what you're looking for. Best Lars

JimmyJasmine ,


Still has Bluetooth issues... it sounds like a transistor radio in Bluetooth headphones and speakers like they are routing the sound through phone settings and not audio. I have an ipad with no headphone jack The only way to use headphones is Bluetooth or at least the best way is to use Bluetooth... if you’re going to make an ios app ya MAY wanna work on this! I have outboard gear but i mix on the ipad alone so i NEED decent Bluetooth support.

Developer Response ,

Hi JimmyJasmine, Thank you for reviewing and rating Cubasis LE! There should be definitely no audio issues, when using Bluetooth headphones. Please follow these steps to connect your BT device to Cubasis:

(1) Please make sure "Bluetooth" is enabled in the iPad "Settings" and that your BT device is paired with the iPad.
(2) Launch Cubasis
(3) Go to "Setup/Audio".
(4) Enable "Bluetooth/AirPlay Output" in the "Bluetooth/AirPlay" tab.

Please let us know if this helps to solve the issue!

Best Lars

JRSIV1975 ,

Cubasis is FOR REAL

While it’s no fun getting older, the prospective of growing up in the 80’s makes me really appreciate the tremendous technology available to musicians and songwriters today. Cassette four tracks were a blast of course, I learned a lot on them, but a DAW on slate no bigger than a magazine, with features on par with its desktop counterpart and now with Waves PlugIns?! Unreal, Cubasis is unreal.

I think users of the other iOS DAW’s need to add Cubasis to their arsenal as well. I love Auria Pro, but also use Cubasis; the ease of use and excellent on board instruments make MIDI composition & experimentation a breeze and serious mixing with acoustic instruments and audio is equally powerful. Steinberg’s partnership with Waves is a huge step in a journey Cubasis has been taking from a DAW people could doubt & dismiss (“Recording on an iPad?!”) to a DAW that is just as capable as it’s desktop brethren. Highly recommended.

Developer Response ,

Many thanks for your rating and review, JRSIV1975 - greatly appreciated! Best Lars


Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
1.2 GB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, 2019
In-App Purchases
  1. Cubasis Upgrade $29.99
  2. FX Pack 1: Reverbs & Delays $6.99
  3. FX Pack 2: Vintage FX $6.99


  • Family Sharing

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