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Steinberg Announces Cubase SX3.0.1 Update (23/12/2004)

Update to Steinberg's music production system with new features and studio-grade reverb plug-in

Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today announced the availability of the first update to its Cubase SX3 music production system. Including new features and a great-sounding new reverb virtual effect processor, Cubase SX3.0.1 is available now for download.

"We're very pleased to offer this update to all Cubase SX3 customers," says Arnd Kaiser, Steinberg's Senior Product Manager for Music Technology. "Apart from many minor enhancements, Cubase SX3.0.1 includes the new RoomWorks reverb that extends both the quality and functional range of the onboard plug-ins." Kaiser continues: "We like to think of it as a Christmas gift for all our Cubase SX3 customers. The other new features further improve the fluency of workflow with Cubase SX, rounding off a great update for this product."

Among the new features in the update to version 3.0.1 is the new studio-grade RoomWorks reverb plug-in. This fully surround-capable high-class reverb allows Cubase SX3.0.1 users to scale the CPU efficiency of the plug-in. While RoomWorks' dense, convincing reverb provides high-quality rooms and spaces for just about any conceivable use, it can also be used effectively even when CPU load for a project is already high. Its intuitive user interface also offers built-in context help, and the extensive preset library offers over 60 predefined virtual spaces.

With Cubase SX3.0.1, the unique MIDI device panels system is now also available for editing effect plug-ins in audio channels as well as VST instruments, making any parameters of those objects instantly accessible not only in the Project Window, but also on the appropriate channel mixer strip and the track inspector through user-defined panels. Cubase SX3.0.1 also expands the concept of full automatic plug-in delay compensation to include external effects loops as well. A unique new "ping" button can be used to measure the processing delay of any external effects device and automatically set the corresponding delay parameter for automatic compensation. For the first time, automatic sample-accurate timing is now possible even in complex software/hardware systems where plug-ins and hardware effects work side by side.

The master output level display on the Cubase SX3.0.1 Transport Bar has been fitted with an overload indicator, allowing the user to check with a single glance at the Transport Bar if the audio output has exceeded 0db.


Cubase SX3.0.1 is now available for download to all Cubase SX3 customers from the Steinberg website.

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