Steinberg Cubase Elements 12 (Boxed) Entry-Level DAW Software

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A wide range of new features and workflow enhancements are included within Cubase Elements 12 such as deeper integration for MIDI controllers, as well new function and key commands to speed up the editing process.

What’s new in Cubase Elements 12

A wide range of new features and workflow enhancements are included within Cubase Elements 12 such as deeper integration for MIDI controllers, as well new function and key commands to speed up the editing process. One of the most groundbreaking new features is the ability to instantly convert audio to MIDI chords by simply dragging your selected audio onto the Chord Track within Cubase. This tool is great for sampling, remixing and demoing ideas quickly and efficiently. The new ‘FX Modulator’ is perfect for experimenting with sounds and creating new tones from existing sounds via multi-effect modulation.

Award-winning 64-bit digital engine

Cubase Artist 12 features their own custom award-winning, double-precision 64-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine. This provides you with resolutions up to 192 kHz, as well as 5.1 surround sound possibilities, versatile routing and automatic delay compensation. There's good reason why some of the world's leading producers and musicians choose Cubase to capture their fleeting moments of inspiration.

Three powerful virtual instruments and over 1,000 instrument sounds

Achieving great tones with virtual instruments has never been so easy. Cubase Elements 12 boasts three of the finest VSTs available on the market so you can create music just like the pros! Elements also features over 1,000 instrument sounds, providing you with a comprehensive sonic palette so you can create anything you can imagine!

Pro-grade effect suite for shaping your sound

Cubase Artist 12 comes with a wide variety of studio-grade effects so you can shape and sculpt your sound as you please. These plugins are as good as it gets, providing you with a selective range of compressors, equalizers, reverbs and delays to ensure you hit the ground running.

Say goodbye to the dongle!

Cubase 12 now features a new licensing system that replaces the Steinberg eLicenser. Ushering in a new era for licensing, this new system means you no longer need a physical copy protection device, providing even more freedom and lifting many restrictions from the past.


  • What's New
  • Improved MIDI Remote controller integration
  • FX Modulator - advanced, multi-effect modulation
  • Improved AudioWarp with phase-coherent multi-track warp
  • Scale Assistant in VariAudio
  • Audio to MIDI chords
  • Verve - a beautifully atmospheric felt piano.
  • Native Apple silicon support
  • General
  • Award-winning 64-bit floating-point Steinberg audio engine with flexible routing and full automatic delay compensation
  • Realise you creative vision with unlimited audio, instrument and MIDI tracks
  • Provides support for up to 32 physical inputs and outputs
  • Includes eight premium instruments with over 2,500 sounds
  • Make use of the comprehensive content library that features thousands of instrument sounds, MIDI construction loops and audio samples
  • Visualize and clean up your audio or separate the vocal part from any kinds of audio tracks with SpectraLayer
  • Powerful sample editor is suitable for all common audio editing tasks

Technical Specifications

  • System Requirements
  • Operating systems (Windows):
  • 64-bit Windows 11 (version 21H2 or higher)
  • 64-bit Windows 10 (version 21H2 or higher)
  • Operating systems (Mac):
  • macOS Monterey
  • macOS Big Sur
  • Apple silicon-based Mac:
  • Native App
  • Rosetta 2 App
  • CPU minimum (Windows): ®Intel Core™ i5 (4th Generation) or AMD Ryzen™
  • CPU minimum (Mac): ®Intel Core™ i5 (mid 2013 or later) or Apple silicon
  • CPU cores: 4 or more
  • RAM minimum: 8 GB
  • Hard disk free space (full installation): 70 GB
  • Display resolution minimum (at 100 percent UI scaling): 1440 x 900
  • Graphics minimum (Windows): Graphics card with native Windows 10 support (Microsoft Basic Display Driver is not recommended)
  • Graphics recommended (Windows): AMD R or RX series and later or NVIDIA Series 700 and later
  • Graphics (Mac): Graphics card with Metal support Graphics card with Metal support
  • Other:
  • OS compatible audio hardware
  • ASIO-compatible audio hardware is recommended for low-latency performance
  • An internet connection is required for activation, account setup and personal/product registration. A download is required for the installation
  • Note: This software version does not support 32-bit plug-ins. VST 2 plug-ins only run in Rosetta 2 mode on Apple silicon-based Mac computers. Cubase does not support VST 2 when running natively on Apple silicon Macs
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Cubase Elements 12 (Boxed)

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