Cubasis 3 - DAW & 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 3.5.1

This supplemental update includes improvements and is recommended for all Cubasis users.

For the complete list of new features, improvements, issues and solutions in Cubasis 3.5.1, 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
2.4K Ratings

2.4K 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

willie285 ,

Recording audio over usb no longer works.

Update: The recording of audio over usb works as it should… this was my fault. I turned off the microphone. I guess that is part of the chain of recording the external hardware tracks. Thanks to the great people at CUBASIS they found out what I had did.

Recording audio over usb from external hardware synth (Yamaha Modx) no longer works. I have been using CUBASIS 3 since it came out. Unless you guys have changed the way you set it up. It no longer works. And yes I’m aware of the video Dom Sigalas put out. That is the way I first learned how to set it up. There is also a newer video by The Sound Test Room (CUBASIS 3.2 Tutorial - How To Record & Playback MIDI & Audio For Your Hardware Synths). It is no longer useful. I originally purchased this app because of that one fact… that it would work with my Yamaha products since Steinberg is a subsidiary of Yamaha. If the Developers need any info all they need to do is go by theses videos above and they will see they no longer work.

Developer Response ,

Hi Hi willie285, Thanks again for your updated review and rating! We are glad to read, that everything now works as expected! In addition, you may check out our available "Getting started with Cubasis" tutorial as well, to learn more about the Cubasis workflow and all available features: Enjoy making music & stay safe and sound! Thanks again, Lars
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Hi willie285,

Thanks again for your review and rating. 

Unfortunately we are unaware about any issues in this direction.

When installing Cubasis, a popup appears asking your permission to use the microphone.
Please check the steps below, making sure the permission is granted:

Starting Cubasis the very first time, a popup asking your permission to use the microphone appears, which has to be accepted. If you tapped “no” by accident, please change the setting manually as follws:

- Please go to the iPad settings.
- There please go to Privacy / Microphone.
- Please make sure to enable Microphone use with Cubasis.

In addition, please also check the following "Audio Routing" tutorial:

If the problem persists, please get in touch with us via our forum ( and share a short clip with us, which shows the steps and issue.


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Hi willie285, Happy New Year and thank you for your Cubasis review and rating! We are sorry to read about your USB recording issue which has been shared with the team. Please await our feedback! Best wishes, Lars

In-App Purchases

Classic Machines
Most wanted iconic drum machines of the '80s!
Waves Plug-in Bundle
Polish your tracks with 4 classic plug-ins.
Waves Tune Real-Time
Your ultimate real-time pitch correction tool
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!

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