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Enjoy a brand-new and fully redesigned Cubasis app, which runs on the iPhone and iPad, and adds many user-requested features and improvements!

Cubasis 2 equals ease of use and is as powerful as a fully featured iOS-based music production system can be pushing your capabilities out of limits. Whether you’re capturing simple ideas or complex musical masterpieces — It ships with outstanding, touch-optimized tools carrying you into the fun of recording, editing, mixing and sharing your music with the world right away. Get fascinated by the brand new features that Cubasis 2 comes with such as real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting, a studio-grade channel strip, pro-sounding effects, massive instrument refills, a refreshed MIDI Editor and many more powerful features. Put hands on three internal instruments, numerous loops and instrument sounds to creatively lift your music to perfection using the included mixer and effects. Once recorded, share your music with the world via a simple tap or transfer it directly to Cubase.

Key features
• 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
• iOS 32- and 64-bit support
• 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 based on HALion Sonic, HALiotron and Allen Morgan drum kits
• MiniSampler to create your own instruments (includes 20 factory instruments)
• Mixer with studio-grade channel strip per track and 17 effect processors
• Super-versatile RoomWorks SE* reverb effect providing uniquely professional sound and an intuitive graphical display for instant visual feedback at slightest parameter changes
• 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 control
• Sample Editor and Key Editor with MIDI CC support
• Refreshed MIDI Editor with ultra-intuitive, lightning fast and accurate handling to edit MIDI tracks and compose music easier than ever before
• MIDI Auto Quantize
• Track Duplicate
• Automation, MIDI CC, program change and aftertouch support
• Export to Cubase, iCloud Drive, external hard drives, wireless flash drives, Dropbox, SoundCloud, AudioCopy and email
• Core Audio and Core MIDI compatible hardware supported
• MIDI over Bluetooth LE support
• Full Audio Unit, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus 3 support to use compatible apps as insert/send effects and virtual instruments or simply record their audio output
• Import audio from your iTunes music library or iCloud Drive or iTunes file sharing, use AudioPaste or set up a Wi-Fi server in Cubasis
• Audio mixdown and MIDI export
• MIDI clock and MIDI thru support

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

"So all in all Cubasis is a hands down victory. Everything supplied here works and works perfectly. If you are a Cubase user and own an iPad, this is simply a no brainer, you have to have it."
— askaudiomag.com

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 requires iPad Mini 2, iPad 4 or newer model.
Audio Unit 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

What’s New

Version 2.8.3

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

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

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

ant4dna ,


Works wonderfully and is a joy to use. Previous sample rate issues have been ironed out and everything works as expected in that regard.

Would love to see some extended functionality as time goes by.

Developer Response ,

Hi ant4dna, Thank you for updating your review! The steps included in your description has helped us to reproduce the problem. Please note that Cubasis 2.8.1 is available for download and resolves the issue! Thanks again for your support in finding and solving the problem. Best Lars

cornerbog ,

Great App - Useless for Midi Studios

Ive owned Cubasis now for 2 years, and I havent been able to use it. Ive asked repeatedly on forums for a fix to a glaring bug it has. You cannot use more than one Midi Interface of the same type. For example, if you use two Roland Um1 USB midi interfaces (doesnt matter what brand the interface is, as long as there are more then one of the same type on the USB bus) Cubasis cannot select one or the other, it selects both and transmits Midi to both when trying to only select one. ModStep, a competitor, gets around this easily by giving the second interface a prefix of 2, etc, so you can easily address either interface. I have four Korg SQ1's, forget trying to use Cubasis here, if I create a track, and select one Korg SQ1, all four get selected and all four recieve data from the one Midi track. Sick of waiting for a fix. Great app, but not for serious Midi, and its hard saying that when "Steinberg" basiclly defined Midi Sequencers.

Developer Response ,

Hi cornerbog, Thank you for reviewing and rating Cubasis! Please note that Cubasis 2.7 adds fully refreshed MIDI thru, supporting complex MIDI operations with your external gear. While it is not possible to operate Cubasis with two similar USB MIDI interfaces, please give it a try, if the revised MIDI thru feature, is useful for you. Thanks Lars

I want great Pop! ,

Great recording studio Cubasis

I’ve been using Cubasis for quite a while and have released finished productions made with Cubasis onto Apple Music & iTunes. Great virtual analog synth, automation capabilities, fantastic drum machines and more. I love the fact that your recording studio can now be anywhere.. I’m looking to update to the latest release Cubasis 3. Thank you to all the Cubasis team for developing such amazing software.

Developer Response ,

Hi I want great Pop! Thank you for your Cubasis review and rating. We are glad to read that you seem to enjoy Cubasis for quite some time! Thanks again & best wishes, Lars

In-App Purchases

Micrologue ARP
Boost up Micrologue with a great Arpeggiator!
Classic Machines
Most wanted iconic drum machines of the '80s!
Waves Plug-in Bundle
Polish your tracks with 3 classic plug-ins.
FX Pack 1: Reverbs & Delays
Six great-sounding reverb & delay effects!
FX Pack 2: Vintage FX
Six great-sounding vintage effects!
Waves L1 Ultramaximizer
Maximize levels – make your tracks stand out.


Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
1.2 GB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. FX Pack 1: Reverbs & Delays $10.99
  2. FX Pack 2: Vintage FX $10.99
  3. Classic Machines $10.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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