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What's New in Cubase VST 5.0?

What’s new in Cubase VST 5.0?
If you know Cubase VST already but want a fast guide to what's new in Cubase VST 5.0, here
it is. Click on the green links in the text below to jump to the relevant sections in the main
documentation, or look up the referred page numbers in the printed Getting Started book.
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This document can't handle all the details because there are so many. We very much
recommend that you take a look at the new 'Getting into the Details' manual that has
been fully updated to reflect the changes in Cubase VST 5.0.
• All Cubase versions can record audio in 24 bit resolution.
Where previously the standard and Score versions were limited to 16 bit recording, all Cu-
base VST 5.0 versions can record 24 bit audio (provided you have a suitable audio card). See
“Selecting Recording Resolution”.
• Cubase VST/24 replaced by Cubase VST/32.
Cubase VST/32 is the new top of the line Cubase VST program. It allows recording and play-
back of 32 bit floating point audio files that practically are impossible to overload. This is es-
pecially useful for mixdown of audio or virtual synth Tracks, where previously even a simple
clip would ruin the mixdown. Additionally, the 32 bit float file format maintains an incredible
dynamic range that otherwise be lost. See “32 Bit Recording”.
• Cubase VST now includes dithering.
The new dithering options ensure a smooth high quality transition when mixing down to a
16 bit file (for example when preparing to burn a CD). See “Using Dither”.
• Cubase VST/32 includes Apogee UV22 Dithering.
The Cubase VST/32 goes one step further and includes the industry acclaimed UV22 dithering
algorithm from Apogee. See “Using Dither”.
• All Cubase VST versions include support for Live Internet Sessions.
Cubase VST can now be used live with other Cubase users on the Net with the InWire system
supported by the Rocket Network.
This is described in the separate document “Using Cubase VST with RocketPower”.
•Cubase VST decodes MP3.
Cubase VST will import MP3 files and convert them to Wave files directly on import (see
“Using the Import Audio function”). With the optional MP3 encoder plug component, Cu-
base VST can also export directly to MP3.
• Cubase VST/32 sounds uniquely analog.
Cubase VST/32 features the TrueTape™ recording process, bringing the warm sound of ana-
log tape machines to the cool world of precision digital recording.
See “TrueTape 32 Bit Recording”.
•Window sets available for all main windows.
You can save the positions and settings of the main Cubase windows (Arrange Windows,
MIDI and Audio Editors, VST windows, the Transport Bar, etc.) as Window Sets. These Win-
dow Sets can be recalled at any time, allowing for quick switching between different “work
layouts”. See “About Window Sets”.
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