Cubasis LE 3 4+

Mobile Music Creation System

Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

    • 4.4 • 456 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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Cubasis LE is the compact version of Steinberg’s mobile multitouch sequencer, providing the same look and feel of its bigger brother Cubasis. Specially designed for quick and easy operation, Cubasis LE makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze, no matter where you are, right there on your iPhone or iPad.

• Cubasis LE 3 for iPhone and iPad
Capture your musical ideas when inspiration strikes. Cubasis offers excellent usability, ease of use and lightning fast operation for you to perform, record and mix your music quickly and efficiently – no matter if you're using an iPhone or iPad.

• Keyboard and MicroSonic virtual instrument
Create perfect tracks, beats and melodies from scratch on the integrated keyboard and load great-sounding MicroSonic instruments, based on the acclaimed HALion Sonic workstation and Allen Morgan drum kits.

• Hook up your external gear
Use your external devices to record your guitar, vocals and more in professional quality. Connect your keyboard hardware including MIDI over Bluetooth LE support.

• Audio and MIDI editor
Relish the ease of use and intuitive workflows when creating or mastering your audio and MIDI tracks in the editors. Straightforward usability and handy tools ensure you get tasks done at the speed of light.

• Full-screen mixer and pro-grade effects
Create perfect sounding mixes thanks to a full-blown mixer, which easily extends to full-screen, and make tracks instantly sound great with pro-grade effects that come with ready-to-use effect presets.

• In-app purchases for Cubasis LE
Easily extend Cubasis LE with great in-app purchases. Get all the features of Cubasis 3 in Cubasis LE, extend the app with excellent pro-grade plug-ins from Waves, add the world's most iconic drum machines and much more.

• Free Cubasis LE 2 in-app purchase transfer
Have you already purchased instruments or effects plug-ins via Cubasis LE 2 in-app purchases? Once you've installed Cubasis LE 3, simply transfer your previous plug-in in-app purchases from Cubasis LE 2 – free of charge.

• Universal app support: Run Cubasis on the iPhone and iPad
• Cubasis for iPhone: Create great music in the palm of your hand
• Full-screen mixer: Easily extend the size of the mixer and more
• Free Cubasis LE 2 IAP transfer: Freely transfer previous plug-in in-app purchases to Cubasis LE 3
• 960 PPQN MIDI resolution: Precise audio and MIDI event editing at the highest level
• FX rearrangement: Quickly rearrange plug-ins and change their pre/post fader position
• 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, and MIDI 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

• Up to 4 audio and 4 MIDI tracks
• 2 assignable physical inputs and stereo output
• 32-bit floating point audio engine
• Audio I/O resolution of 16-bit/44.1 + 48 kHz
• MicroSonic with 25 instrument sounds based on HALion Sonic and Allen Morgan drum kits
• Mixer with 5 effect processors
• Super-versatile RoomWorks SE reverb effect with intuitive graphical display
• Virtual keyboard with note repeat control
• Sample Editor and MIDI Editor
• Unlock all the features of the full Cubasis version via in-app purchase

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 LE 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 LE 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 LE 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 LE 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 LE, please support us by rating this app in the App Store! Thank you!

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
456 Ratings

456 Ratings

seljun ,

Please add Output Device Selection to iOS version

I’d love for the developer to add Audio Output Device selection to the iOS version of this app. I currently have a usb c dock with usb for my audio and I’d love to have the HDMI output for video output only. Currently with both plugged in, the audio automatically routes to the HDMI. I’d like to have more control. Is this possible? Love the app btw.

Using Apple’s USB-C A/V dongle, you can have HDMI video and USB audio enabled simultaneously. Other hubs don’t automatically detect this.

It would still be nice to have the option to select this in iOS. Perhaps this is an iOS feature that needs to be enabled. I’m inching towards a 5 star review. Just need to add Markers in the DAW and I’ll upgrade my review lol.

Developer Response ,

Hi seljun, Thank you for your updated review and rating! Your output device selection feature request has been shared with the team. Thanks again & stay safe and sound! Best wishes, Lars
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Hi seljun, Our best wishes for a happy and healthy 2022! Thank you for your Cubasis LE 3 review and rating! We are glad to read that you seem to love the app ... :) We try our best to make Cubasis better with every new update, and hope top be able to add your output device selection request (which has been shared with the team) at some point in the future too! Thanks again & stay safe, Lars

Llednar1589 ,

It had so much potential

Using the app is great, was easy to find out how to write midi and arrange and just what I was looking for. If this had more functionality on a demo, it would be perfect.

Coming from someone who has used and purchased Cubase for 10 years, the demo limitations in this mobile app are a complete joke. 30 minute demo timer doesn’t even give you enough time to learn how to use the mobile app. It took me 5 minutes to find out how to start writing a MIDI track. You can’t start a new project, all settings revert after 30 minutes, you can’t export MIDI in demo.

The only reason I would ever use my phone to track or write music is when I am on the go so I can get an idea written and translated so I can export or copy into my desktop DAW when I get home. This demo app doesn’t allow me to do that. I’d be willing to spend a few bucks on the app for sure but I am not buying a hardware license to use my phone to track ideas. I don’t know what subset of people record on their phone but this isn’t really what I’d consider a “Lite edition” (Cubasis LE). Maybe if they make a true LE for just tracking ideas and charge $3 I’d buy it.

Developer Response ,

Hi Llednar1589, Thank you for your rating and review! Cubasis LE 3 comes bundled with a wide range of support audio devices, which can be connect to unlock the app from demo mode. See all supported devices listed on our website at: Apart from this, please feel free to give the app a test drive for 30 minutes, which can be continuously restarted. Hope that helps! Best wishes & stay well, Lars

Jon Vuri ,

Not a Light Edition at all - just a useless demo for full version

This isn't a 'Light Edition' in the slightest. Unfortunate, cause that would have been fantastic - a multitrack host with a decent piano roll, with reasonable limitations and less features, allowing one to try things out in a realistic way and upgrade once it becomes a real part of one's workflow for more complex tracks.

This 'Light Edition' not only completely resets after a ridiculously short time of 30 minutes, but also still lacks several crucial features such as AU hosting (why couldn't those simply be active, when the app is already so restricted as to be useless?). It's nothing but a storefront demo for the $25 full version, and not even sufficient for that purpose.

I'll be happy to try this out again if it ever becomes a real light version and lets me stretch the workflow and the AU integration even a little bit, without being rushed and unable to do anything meaningful. I'm not committing $25 to something I don't have any real sense for.

Developer Response ,

Hi Jon Vuri, Thanks for your review and rating. Cubasis LE comes bundled with a wide range of bundled devices (see list here:, which can be used to unlock the app from demo mode. Apart from this the version enables you to test drive the smaller LE feature set in a 30 minute demo mode, which can be restarted as often as you like. We do our best describing what Cubasis has to offer on the Cubasis website ( and various tutorials, available on You Tube. I recommend to check out our "Getting started with Cubasis" tutorial, which hopefully helps to understand the general workflow and to find to out, if it's the app you're looking for: Hope that helps! Stay safe, Lars

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