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Comparison Cubase SX /SL

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July the 12th, 2002 : Steinberg-France reveals to us that Cubase SL will be available very soon as a lighter version of SX and to replace the current standard Cubase VST. What are the differences between the two versions ? We have received a PDF file assessing the subject. Here it is, shaped with our own slant ;o)

Comparison Cubase SX / SL

Feature SL SX
Interactive, real-time graphic editing Y Y
Unlimited Undo and Redo functions Y Y
VST System Link Y Y
Best compatibility with Houston controller Y Y
Video track with Thumbnail Preview Y Y
Various Project Templates included Y Y
Cubase VST 5.x song import Y Y
Native audio - no expensive additional outboard equipment required Y Y
Simultaneous playback of hundreds of audio tracks (depending on the overall performance of your computer) Y Y
Adaptive and configurable track Wide and narrow view Wide, narrow and freely configurable extended view
Supports 6 channels surround sound N Y
Effect Insert Slots per Channel 5 8
VST Instruments Slots 16 32
Includes VST Instruments such as A1 Virtual-analog Synth Unit powered by Waldorf Y Y
Includes professional real-time VST effects Y Plus DeEsser powered by SPL
Sample accurate automation with automation tracks for every audio, group track and plug in Y Y
Aautomation modes Touch Fader Touch Fader, X-Over et Autolatch
Dithering Apogee UV22 Apogee UV22HR
TrueTape recording technology for tape saturation N Y
Up to 64 sub-groups with the same EQ and effect features as a normal audio channel Y Y
Sample Editor with Offline Process History For build in audio processes For build in audio processes and all plug-ins
Very quick and efficient parts bouncing Y Y
Huge selection of integrated audio processes Y Y
Spectral Analysis N Y
Statistic Functions N Y
Audio/Tempo analysis and Audio/Groove analysis Y Y
Slice and Stretch for audio loops, automatic tempo matching Y Y
Pich-shifting / time stretching algorithm Standard MPEX
CD audio grabbing Y Y
ReWire 2 suppport Y Y
Full MP3 Fraunhofer Encoding Available as an upgrade Y
Recording modes: Mix, Overwrite, Normal, Merge Y Y
Editors: Key (piano keyboard), Drum, List, SysEx, Score, Logical Y Y
Supports LTB for high-precision MIDI timing e.g. with Steinberg Midex 8 Y Y
Soft and Analytic Quantize Y Y
Supports Steinberg MIDI plug-ins Y Y
Professional Score layout and printing functions N Y

Translation into French : FeedBack, on the 13/07/2002

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