Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH announced the availability of the first update to its Cubase SX3 music production system. Including new features and a new reverb virtual effect processor, Cubase SX3.0.1 is available now for download from www.steinberg.net.
“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.”
Among the new features in this version of 3.0.1 are the new studio-grade RoomWorks reverb plug-in. This fully surround-capable reverb allows Cubase SX3.0.1 users to scale the CPU efficiency of the plug-in. RoomWorks’ dense reverb can be used effectively even when CPU load for a project is already high. Its intuitive user interface 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 accessible in the Project Window and via 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. Automatic sample-accurate timing is now possible even in complex software/hardware systems where plug-ins and hardware effects work side by side.
Also, 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.