Quickly and easily capture your musical ideas as soon as they arrive and turn them into professional-sounding songs with the multi-award winning Cubasis 3. Enjoy performing, recording, mixing and sharing your music in no time, wherever you are, right there on your iPhone and iPad. Meet one of the fastest, most intuitive and complete audio and MIDI DAWs available on iOS today: Cubasis 3.


"Cubasis is a serious proposition for music production on iPad." — Ask.Audio

"Cubasis is another serious piece of music creation software." — DJ Mag

"Cubasis is the new standard for mobile DAWs." — Smitematter

"Probably the best iPad-based DAW in terms of usability and flexibility, and it links up with Cubase on your desktop, too." —

Learn more about Cubasis at

• A brand-new Cubasis: The next gen mobile music creation app
• Universal app support: Run Cubasis on the iPhone and iPad
• Cubasis for iPhone: Create great music in the palm of your hand
• Group tracks: Easily combine individual tracks to groups
• Full-screen mixer: Easily extend the size of the mixer and more
• New look, same feel: Enjoy creating more efficiently
• Free Cubasis 2 IAP transfer: Freely transfer previous in-app purchases to Cubasis 3
• 960 PPQN MIDI resolution: Precise audio and MIDI event editing at the highest level
• 8 insert, 8 send effects: Create great-sounding tracks with flexible effects options
• FX rearrangement: Quickly rearrange plug-ins and change their pre/post fader position
• 75 new effects presets: Make tracks sound great with these ready-to-use presets
• Undo with history list: Quickly jump back to earlier versions of your song
• Redesigned instruments and effects: Modern styling with more precise operation
• Audio, MIDI and automation editors revisited: File editing is much more effective
• Revised MediaBay: Your all-new control center for file and project management
• UI scale presets for iPhone and iPad: Quickly change the size and arrangement of Cubasis
• Overdub and looper recording modes: Choose the best mode for your recordings
• MicroSonic instruments refill: Get creative with great-sounding new instruments
• Improvements and maintenance: Enjoy the highest performance and rock-solid stability

• Unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks
• 24 assignable physical inputs and outputs
• 32-bit floating-point audio engine
• Audio I/O resolution of up to 24-bit/96 kHz
• Real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting featuring zplane’s élastique 3
• Micrologue virtual analog synthesizer with 126 ready-to-go presets
• MicroSonic with over 120 virtual instrument sounds
• MiniSampler to create your own instruments (includes 20 factory instruments)
• Mixer with studio-grade channel strip per track and 17 effects processors
• Fully automatable DJ-like Spin FX effect plug-in
• Over 550 MIDI and time-stretch-capable audio loops
• Virtual keyboard, chord and drum pads with intuitive note repeat
• Audio editor and MIDI editor with MIDI CC support
• MIDI editor for programming and editing MIDI tracks quickly and efficiently
• MIDI auto quantize
• Track duplicate
• Automation, MIDI CC, program change and aftertouch support
• Core Audio and MIDI-compatible hardware supported
• MIDI over Bluetooth LE support
• Load favorite third-party instruments and effects plug-ins via Audio Unit, Audio Unit MIDI, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus 3
• Import audio via iTunes, iCloud Drive, Files app, AirDrop or use AudioPaste
• MIDI clock and MIDI thru support
• Export to Cubase, iCloud Drive, external hard drives, wireless flash drives, Dropbox, AudioCopy and email

Technical support

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

What’s New

Version 3.0.2

This supplemental update includes improvements and is recommended for all Cubasis 3 users.
For the complete list of improvements, issues and solution please visit us at

If you like Cubasis 3, please support us by rating this app on the App Store!

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
140 Ratings

140 Ratings

FreakofDisco ,

Almost perfect.

For a mobile DAW, this is pretty packed. If you’re a serious hobbiest or if you’re full time job is music production, this DAW has it. It has its limitations naturally, but 80% of composition and production can be done here. There are relatively basic features that I am surprised are missing: visual view of envelops on each track, and song key/scale setting. For the audio envelopes, the app offers ways around this, however, it would be nice to see the envelope right on the track itself, and be able to adjust the points right there. For the song key/scale setting - most if not all DAWs have this feature. Even basic ones. So why it’s missing here, beyond me.

Last gripe I have is with the inter app function - it doesn’t work, bottom line. It freezes. Crashes. Doesn’t matter which app I’m using. I have the latest iPad and using updated ios. This feature does not work.

Otherwise, solid release and happy to support this in the future. It sounds like the developers listen and that’s a big plus.

Developer Response ,

Hi FreakofDisco, Many thanks for your Cubasis review and rating - greatly appreciated! We're overwhelmed by your feedback and glad, that you seem to enjoy using Cubasis 3! We hope being able to provide the feature requests at some point I the future! Regarding Inter-App Audio: Please make sure that "Background Audio" is enabled under Setup/Audio. If the problem persists, please file a bug report at our forum at, to allow us exchanging with you! Thank you & stay well, Lars

Bones_Audio ,

Cubasis 2 works way better

I’m on a 2018 IPad Pro, I’ve been using cubasis 2 since purchasing my iPad and find it does a great job of most things. For me, it’s a portable DAW that I can usb from an X32 and multitrack my show at 24 bit 48k or route audio back through the desk via usb card for playback options mid show. Any tracked files I’ll move files to a computer to edit and mix after the show. Cubasis 3 came out and the only option for existing users was to purchase at FULL COST, but hey.. you can keep the few plugins you already bought... so I thought I’d do it for the new features and to stay up to date. So far I’ve found nothing but bugs that make the software not usable. Cubasis 3 will not find my x32 no matter what version the console is on. I’ve tried importing every type of audio file from past cubasis 2 sessions to try to get comfortable working with the software and every region in every track pops up blank, every time. Cubasis 3 freezes up and closes when trying to import a stereo file from itunes. The app is an absolute mess and issues are extremely slow in getting fixed or not at all. For anyone looking for a working IPad DAW cubasis 2 works and is much better.

Developer Response ,

Hi Bones_Audio, Thank you for your Cubasis review and rating. Please have a look at our dedicated Cubasis 3 Performance article which can be found at: Following these recommendations should assure Cubasis 3 to run great on your iPad. Please let us know, if this will be the case for you, after having read the article. Thanks again & stay well, Lars

moeh1 ,

Crazy improvement

Wow worth every penny works fest and GR8. just wold love multilayer sampling and combining sounds in the sampler and controlling the midi ccs thru midi I’m sure A lot of musician Will buy it also sf2 etc import thanks I really love it. on Cubasis 2 I had Maybe 2 months was just little hard but this won is just crazy thanks still needs some fixes stability the mute gets frozen some times the glue doesn’t behave well wold love to be able to control volume and knobs thru midi also DSP has to be fixed and in app plugins like wave crackles when using microsonic bass crackles some Times will have to wait a bit for a meager update. :UPDATE V301: Hi thanks for the update still waiting for some midi options mainly for when starching an audio should be detailed not unclear also to be able to see track in full screen the update is a GR8 1 this shows Cubasis is working hard the cpu can be a little better it’s much smother after new update but still sometimes spikes up also would love to see running Cubasis on external usb thru camera connection kit thanks keep up you GR8 work thanks

Developer Response ,

Hi moeh1, Thank you very much for your positive Cubase 3 review and rating. We hope to roll in exciting new things in the future! Thanks again! Best Lars

In-App Purchases

Waves Plug-in Bundle
Polish your tracks with 3 classic plug-ins.
Classic Machines
Most wanted iconic drum machines of the '80s!
Micrologue ARP Arpeggiator
Boost up Micrologue with a great Arpeggiator!
FX Pack 1: Reverbs & Delays
Six great-sounding reverb & delay effects!
FX Pack 2: Vintage FX
Six great-sounding vintage effects!


Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
1.2 GB

Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Classic Machines $6.99
  2. FX Pack 1: Reverbs & Delays $6.99
  3. Micrologue ARP Arpeggiator $4.99


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