Cubasis 3 - DAW & Music Studio 4+

Music Production & Recording

Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

    • $49.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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.

Computer Music Editor’s Choice Award 2020・MusicTech Choice Award 2020・NAMM TEC Award Nominee 2022

"Cubasis 3 marks a great leap to the iPhone, and maintains Cubasis’ status as the DAW to beat on the iOS platform." — Computer Music

"Cubasis has always represented the best balance between features and usability in any iOS DAW/sequencer, and in Cubasis 3, Steinberg have raised a high bar even higher." — Sound On Sound

"Cubasis 3 is far and away the most powerful and user-friendly mobile DAW around." — ASK Audio

"Cubasis has been invaluable for me when I just need to create a quick demo before the plane lands." — Rob Swire (Pendulum, Knife Party, Deadmau5)

Learn more about Cubasis at

• Universal app support: Run Cubasis on the iPhone and iPad
• 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
• MicroSonic instruments refill: Get creative with great-sounding new instruments

• 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
• Sidechain support
• Fully automatable DJ-like Spin FX effect plug-in
• Over 550 MIDI and time-stretch-capable audio loops
• Virtual keyboard with chord buttons, 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 Learn, Mackie Control (MCU) and HUI protocol support
• MIDI auto quantize and time-stretch
• Track duplicate
• Automation, MIDI CC, program change and aftertouch support
• Core Audio and MIDI-compatible hardware supported
• Keyboard shortcut and mouse support
• MIDI over Bluetooth LE support
• Audio Unit including Instrument Multi Out support, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus 3 support
• Ableton Link Support
• 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 3.6.1

What's New in Cubasis 3.6.1
This supplemental update includes improvements and is recommended for all Cubasis users.
For more info please visit us at

What's New in Cubasis 3.6
Cubasis, our award-winning mobile DAW, lets you capture every moment of your inspiration on the go. Cubasis 3.6 adds four exciting, unique instruments, which are powered by Steinberg's HALion and will take your compositions to a whole new level. Let your creativity flow while playing the beautiful LoFi Piano, create epic tracks with our all-new HALion Sonic Selection music workstation, explore FM synthesis in depth with our outstanding FM Lab-based Neo FM and FM Classics instruments. Never miss a creative moment with Cubasis for iPad and iPhone.

LoFi Piano (FREE)
Enjoy this outstanding instrument, which features uniquely beautiful LoFi piano sounds, which are perfect for musicians, producers and beatmakers. Based on an upright acoustic piano, recorded with carefully selected vintage gear, LoFi Piano provides you with a gritty blend of contemporary and vintage piano sounds, with the option to instantly tweak them to your taste via six simple effects.

• Beautifully tape-saturated piano for Cubasis
• Six lofi-inspired effects for tunes with a dusty ambience
• Free with Cubasis 3.6

HALion Sonic Selection (Cubasis IAP)
Create professional-sounding tracks on the go with HALion Sonic Selection, the ultimate music creation workstation for Cubasis. Be ready when inspiration strikes and choose your perfect sound from a cutting-edge XXL library of 1100+ world-class, pro-grade instruments, suitable for any genre. Instantly tweak your instruments sounds to perfection, via eight fast and easy-to-use controls.

• Your music creation workstation for Cubasis
• Cutting edge library of 1100+ instruments for any genre
• Eight controls for quick and easy sound editing

Neo FM (Cubasis IAP)
Be inspired by playing this superb library of next-generation FM synthesis sounds, covering earth-shattering basses, crystal-clear leads, atmospheric pads, arpeggiated pulsating sounds, and much more. Neo FM is based on Steinberg's acclaimed FM Lab instrument and includes 300+ cutting-edge presets, each with eight intuitive controls to quickly and easily tweak your sounds.

• A next-generation FM synth for Cubasis
• 300+ cutting-edge presets for modern music creation
• Eight controls for quick and easy sound editing

FM Classics (Cubasis IAP)
Dive straight into the 1980s and celebrate 40 years of the ‘king of FM’ - the mighty Yamaha DX7. This fantastic sounding instrument comes with all the classic DX7 and TX81Z factory sounds - matching the originals as closely as you can get. FM synthesis changed the sound of popular music forever back in the early eighties, and it has thankfully returned to today’s pop music. Enjoy playing these all-time greatest FM tones, paired with a lovely DX-like user interface which has easy-to-use editing options.

• Classic FM synth for Cubasis
• 250+ ultimate DX7 and TX81Z factory sounds
• Eight controls for quick and easy sound editing

Cubasis lets you focus on instantly creating great tracks. Cubasis 3.6 brings many improvements, pairing rock solid stability with the highest performance standards, to let you capture your ideas with ease. Do you prefer a darker environment, to make sure you are not distracted while being creative? The stunning new dark keyboard mode is just for you! Have you fallen in love with a great sound? Simply tap the star icon next to the preset name, making sure you will find it again, quickly and easily. Are 24 ins/outs not enough for your creativity? Check out the beta 64 ins/outs addition. And there's so much more. Whenever you are ready to create, Cubasis is ready too. For the complete list of improvements and solutions, please visit us at

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

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 UPDATE: on my new iPad Pro still crashing maybe because iOS 15 also wold be nice if I can export individual tracks and each track on Their own length UPDATE: I know that you can do separate tracks, but when doing this option, it exports according to the longest track and the rest is empty so please if you can fix it. also it would be nice if the resolution of the tracks gets updated thanks

Developer Response ,

Hi moeh1, Again, thank you for your updated review and rating - greatly appreciated. We will continue doing our best to make the app better with every update, while working on the next one! I'm not surer it will be easily possible to change the STEM export though! Thanks again & stay safe! Enjoy making music, Lars
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Hi moeh1, Thank you for your updated review and rating! We are very glad to read that you seem to continue enjoying Cubasis so far. The Mixdown feature already supports to export individual files. Please give it a try yourself! Alongside, we will try our best to make Cubasis better with every update, and the next one is already in the making... Best Lars
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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

Kushlion ,

The best! Period.

Wow I have dreamed of a DAW like this one on mobile device for years. I dare anyone to name one that comes even close for audio recording mixed with midi. This is a portable recording studio. The integration with third party effects and virtual instruments is so smooth. I guess most of the bad reviews were left months ago when the app was still in its infancy but really, this app today deserves nothing less than 5 stars. I have used cubase on desktop my whole life and trust Steinberg to deliver awesome products. Even if the app starts with bugs they eventually make you a satisfied customer. You can even tell by the way almost every review here is address by a human. Try finding many developers like that.
This app looks beautiful on my iPad screen. It has all the essential features cubase has, down to the colorization of individual tracks. The way files, settings and features are managed and selected is pure genius. I could go on and on but i will let you judge for yourselves after downloading the lite version if you want to try first. I can safely recommend to any serious musician wanting to have a reliable mobile recording studio to just close their eyes and get Cubasis 3. Most issues you may have will eventually get resolved because the devs are listening, so what do you have to loose?

Developer Response ,

Hi Kushlion, Thank you for your Cubasis review and rating! We are glad to read that you seem to enjoy using the app so far! We will try our best making the app better with every update! Please stay well & big thanks again! Best Lars

Maxwellteks ,

I-pad Pro + Cubasis 3 = (Studio Quality Recording DAW)

I’m a life-long Musician ( Recording Artist ) I’ve been into every Music recording App on the Apple I.O.S Store and nothing has come close to Cubasis 3. As soon as I could afford it I just bought the App and all the In app FX purchases , ( and now with the extra Halion and Neo Fm Synth ) Purchases.
I wish I knew about this App. before I bought half the AppStore in random synth apps and other squirrelly multitrack recording Set-ups. I must’ve spent at least $1,000 But Im not sorry cause I can use all those as well for plug in instruments inside Cubasis. I use “Geo shred “and all my “Module “ Pianos and synths . The quality is just getting Crazy -Good , and the new Halion and Neo FM sounds ,…rival all those other sounds I bought for their higher quality sound. This App is way ahead of the pack and is the closest you can get to a Pro tools or Studio-1 style / professional-Laptop D.A.W.
For me I’ve found that the I-pad itself will falter first ( in CPU Performance) before Cubasis will. 1 trick is if you need to add so many tracks that it gets buggy ,..(which hasn’t happened to me,…) you can stop at around 15- 20 tracks ,..then mix them down to one stereo track on a empty song and continue to add 15- 20 more.
This Things a monster and has features and secrets I’m still learning .

Developer Response ,

Hi Maxwellteks, Thank you very much for updated review and rating! We are very. happy to read that you seem to enjoy Cubasis and all the new insruments!! Enjoy being creative and stay safe and sound! Thanks again & warm greetings, Lars

In-App Purchases

Waves Plug-in Bundle
Waves Plug-in Bundle
Polish your tracks with 4 classic plug-ins.
Waves Tune Real-Time
Waves Tune Real-Time
Your ultimate real-time pitch correction tool

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