Waves Audio: Cubasis 2.3 Now Available on iOS

by Michael Eddy
Waves and Steinberg have joined forces in offering Cubasis and Cubasis LE users three in-app purchasable plugins by Waves: Q10 Equalizer, the AudioTrack channel strip plugin and the L1 Ultramaximizer level maximizer/peak limiter.
Waves and Steinberg have joined forces in offering Cubasis and Cubasis LE users three in-app purchasable plugins by Waves: Q10 Equalizer, the AudioTrack channel strip plugin and the L1 Ultramaximizer level maximizer/peak limiter.

Waves Audio announces that Waves is now available for iOS. Waves and Steinberg have joined forces in offering Cubasis and Cubasis LE users three in-app purchasable plugins by Waves.

Cubasis is Steinberg’s sequencer app for iPad, similar to its Cubase music production system, providing the same look and feel as well as project compatibility for easy import to Cubase. Cubasis provides all the required tools to arrange, mix and edit music productions, including many effects and hundreds of instrument sounds.

Exclusively available to Cubasis, Waves is providing Cubasis with in-app purchases of its revamped and reskinned 25th Anniversary versions of three of its classic plugins: Q10 Equalizer, the AudioTrack channel strip plugin, and the L1 Ultramaximizer level maximizer/peak limiter, thus adding high-end studio quality to professionally mix on an iPad. Each plugin can be purchased individually or together as a bundle.

“We are delighted to join forces with Steinberg, providing iPad users with Cubasis, along with access to our plugins and studio-quality mixing tools, to help users polish tracks with professional sound within iOS-compatible music software,” Mick Olesh, Waves EVP of Sales & Marketing, comments. “Waves’ availability for iOS is in line with our belief in open platforms, which goes hand in hand with our continual objective to faithfully serve all users, regardless of hosts, pro audio field or genres.”

Steinberg’s Team Lead & Product Planning Manager Lars Slowak comments, “It’s always a fun challenge to do better than with the previous release of Cubasis, but I think our great team has done just that. We’ve come up with many improvements and user-requested features. And the absolute apex is that Waves has come on board with three of their highly acclaimed effects, available to the iPad for the very first time. We are so excited about this opportunity with Waves, a highly respected company in the music industry. Together, both Cubasis and the Waves effects for the iPad complement themselves perfectly and provide a complete and professional solution for producing music.”

Waves Q10 Equalizer
The first plugin by Waves, the Q10, is a multiband paragraphic EQ with up to 10 bands of precision equalization for mixing and mastering. It is a go-to tool for both surgical repair and gentle coloring. With its ten bands, Q10 offers unparalleled equalization options. Each band offers six different filter types and complete control of gain, frequency and Q. And unlike most multiband equalizers, each Q10 band can use any filter type, so there is immense flexibility when shaping a signal. The Q10 offers extremely large Q values and large boosts and cuts, so you can fix and focus sounds that a conventional EQ could not touch. It is configurable as either two independent mono equalizers or as a precisely ganged stereo equalizer. 

New 25th anniversary features include:

  • Proportional Q filters: When selected, Q value is proportional to gain adjustment. As a band’s gain increases, Q value increases and the filter narrows.
  • Selectable band control: Choose between viewing all parametric band controls in one view or focusing on a selected channel. Both views show the complete graphic display.
  • Double Precision control: Lets you choose between 32-bit floating point processing and double-precision 64-bit processing.

Waves AudioTrack
CPU-light with pristine sound quality and serving the needs of a full channel strip within a single interface, AudioTrack offers the most efficient way to mix your tracks. It includes three processors – EQ, compression and gating – in one easy-to-use plugin, AudioTrack functions like a mixing console’s channel strip, serving your most essential needs on any audio track. You can open multiple instances, one per channel, and avoid the need to jump back and forth between separate equalizer, gate and compressor plugins.

The four-band paragraphic equalizer provides bell, high-pass, low-pass, and shelving filter options. Its dynamics section includes a fully adjustable compressor/expander and gate. Input and output faders allow for proper gain staging, and dynamics and output meters enable accurate visual feedback.

New 25th anniversary features include:

  • Focused EQ band display: Lets you view only the selected band’s parametric controls, to let you quickly understand and control band values
  • Separate meters for Comp and Gate gain reduction: For greater clarity and focus
  • Double Precision: AudioTrack now executes 32-bit floating-point processing at 64 bits 

Waves L1 Ultramaximizer
A must-have plugin for mastering, the L1 is the first software unit to offer a brick wall limiter. With only two major controls, quick and simple to use, the L1 is an advanced-level maximizer, look-ahead peak limiter and high-resolution re-quantizer – a powerful industry-standard all-in-one plugin for mastering and mixing. Renowned for its transparency and punch, the L1 has been the standard tool used on countless hit recordings over the past couple of decades. When you need it loud, but without added coloration, the Waves L1 is your go-to plugin. 

New 25th anniversary features include:

  • True Peak domain setting: Eliminates inter-sample clipping
  • Automatic Release Control: Automatically adjusts release time

Further information on Cubasis from Waves Audio and Steinberg: www.waves.com / www.steinberg.net/cubasis

Here's a video of the new features in Cubasis 2.3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHxG5Sw20es&feature=youtu.be