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Comparison Cubase 5 / Studio 5

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Cubase 5 has a few features and functions that Cubase Studio 5 does not offer. Rather than having to go through the huge table that Steinberg had the courage to set up, here is a summary of it, only emphasizing the differences between both versions !


The Sequencer

  • Physical inputs/outputs, 128 instead of 256
  • VST instrument slots instead of 64
  • 2 mixer views instead of 3
  • No Control Room
  • No Studio EQ
  • No Surround
  • No External FX
  • Offline Process History only for build-in Audio
  • Limited MediaBay : no detail search, no separate tag editor, no user tags
  • Studio connections : only Recall, Recall and Audio in C5
  • No advanced options in Tempo Editor
  • No MIDI devices (Device Maps and Editors)
  • No VariAudio
  • No track archives
  • Full MP3 Fraunhofer encoding available as update
  • No OMF import/export
  • 44 VST audio effect plug-ins included instead of 56
  • 3 VST instruments included instead of 8
  • 600 instrument sounds included instead of 1000
  • No full printed operations manual


Plug-ins missing from Studio 5

  • Cloner
  • DeEsser (SPL)
  • EnvelopeShaper
  • Expander
  • GEQ-10
  • GEQ-30
  • Mix6to2
  • MixConvert
  • ModMachine
  • MultibandCompressor
  • MultiScope
  • REVerence
  • SMPTE Generator
  • SoftClipper
  • StudioEQ
  • Surround Panner
  • Test Generator
  • Tonic
  • VintageCompressor


VST Instruments missing from Studio 5

  • Embracer
  • LoopMash
  • Monologue
  • Spector
  • Mystic

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Pascal VALENTIN, on the 25-05-2009

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