So if Cubasis has always been too expensive for you then perhaps it's time to try it out for free!
Steinberg brings us Cubasis LE today, here are the details ...
Cubasis LE is the compact version of Steinberg’s streamlined, multitouch sequencer for the iPad, 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. With MicroSonic, Cubasis LE includes a virtual instrument to be played in real time using the flexible virtual keyboard. Song ideas can be captured with up to four audio and four MIDI tracks and further edited and polished to perfection with the integrated editors, mixer and selected effects. Thanks to the Cubasis project importer, Cubasis LE projects can be even opened in Cubase - both on Windows and OS X. With touch-intuitive production tools, Cubasis LE opens up a new world of possibilities for your creativity.
- 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 kHz
- iOS 32 and 64-bit support (depending on the device used)
- MicroSonic with 25 virtual instrument sounds
- Mixer with 4 effect processors
- Virtual keyboard
- Sample Editor and Key Editor
- Export to Cubase
- Core Audio and Core MIDI compatible hardware supported
- Import audio from your iTunes music library
- Audio mixdown and MIDI export
- Unlock all the features of the full Cubasis version via in-app purchase
48 voices: iPad 2, iPad mini
128 voices: iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad Air 2
Project export to Cubase requires Cubase 7.5/Pro 8, Cubase Artist 7.5/8, Cubase LE/AI/Elements 8.
Cubasis project importer extension must be installed and is available at http://www.steinberg.net/cubasisimporter
Please note that a supported hardware device is required to unlock the feature set of Cubasis LE (unless unlocked Cubasis LE runs in demo mode). Please visit http://www.steinberg.net/cubasisle for more details.
(Basically there's an IAP for a full Cubasis upgrade in there)
The app itself is free.