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 3.1.3

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

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 Ratings

finding a nickname is tedious ,

Solo and mute buttons

I am mostly really enjoying the working environment bar a couple of points. Firstly, when you have a lot of tracks and need to reduce their size to see them all, you lose the SOLO and MUTE buttons on each track. This makes switching quickly to hear different tracks slow and reduces work flow. Secondly, is it possible in a future update to increase the track height but keep the track that you are making larger stay on screen rather than it drifting down the screen? Overall I really enjoy the Cubasis experience but due to a limited screen size even on the IPad Pro, the tracks would benefit from givingas much info as possible whatever the track height. Also thanks for the many other features which work very well.

Developer Response ,

Hi finding a nickname is tedious, Thank you very much for your Cubasis review and rating. Please have a look under Setup/Arranger, if the available Screen Modes are of help for you, choosing a basic UI size which maybe fits better for you. When shrinking the height of tracks, we have to make the S/M buttons disappear at some point. Would it work for you to quickly switch to the mixer for soloing and muting tracks here? Hope that helps! Please stay well, Lars

johnny_utah74 ,

Good but a bit buggy

Good app, can get good results with 3rd party synths and plugins. Seems a bit buggy tho and some areas eg velocity and automation events hard to edit. Needs a better dedicated sampler with more functions, and Bluetooth audio needs work, don’t have glitches and sound pops in any other music apps when using Bluetooth headphones (yes the Bluetooth option is on in audio settings) overall a good start though in time this could become a serious producers tool

Developer Response ,

Hi johnny_utah74, Thank you for your Cubasis review and rating! We try to improve Cubasis with every update, and the next one will come soon! In regards to using your Bluetooth headphones, please try these steps: (1) Please make sure BT is enabled in the iOS settings, and that the headphone is paired (2) Go to "Setup/Audio" (3) Enable "Bluetooth / AirPlay" by tapping the button. If you encounter audio quality issues, please go to "Setup/Project" and re-select the sample rate setting. Hope that helps! Stay well and best wishes, Lars

Mogpot ,

Superb Interface

I was most critical of Cubasis 3 when it first hit the App Store earlier in the year, primarily because of the lackluster Audio waveform editing tools. This criticism still stands but in fairness to the superb work the engineers have put into other features it would be amiss to mark down this app because of a shortcoming in one particular area. The user interface is simply gorgeous and intuitive with some great added features. What has impressed me recently is the excellent integration of Audio Unit plugins particularly the ability to automate and record every AU variable on the fly. I would still like to see some worthwhile Audi waveform editing tools but that aside the onboard existing features merit a revised review. Excellent product.

T. Morgan.

Developer Response ,

Hi Mogpot, Thank you very much for your updated review and rating! We are glad to read that you seem to enjoy using the app so far. We will try our best to make it better with every update! Thanks again & stay safe! Lars

Hi Mogpot, Thank you for rating Cubasis. We are very sorry to hear about your current issues. If possible, are you able to provide us with more information about your issues? Are these limited to "IAA goes silent" as mentioned in your review? Please visit us at our forum at to allow us further exchanging with you. We will do our best to have the issue addressed as soon as possible. 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. Micrologue ARP Arpeggiator £4.99
  2. Classic Machines £6.99
  3. FX Pack 1: Reverbs & Delays £6.99


  • Family Sharing

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