[This transcription of an article from the June 1996 issue of *Sound on Sound* magazine](http://www.musicfanclubs.org/cure/press/I31.html) discusses the making of *Wild Mood Swings*. "[The album] also saw the band making greater use of computers than previously. Having been away for five years, Roger O'Donnell was particularly well-placed to notice this change: 'When I left the group in 1990, there wasn't a computer in sight. I came back, and there's computers everywhere. We've really started using sequencing - all the keyboard parts have gone though it [Cubase Score for Macintosh]. The use of a string quartet and brass section is a strange contrast!'" "Strange, perhaps, but Cubase Score proved a considerable help when it came to communicating with the classical players. Smith: 'It's been good using the Core package, because anything I play in can actually come out as musical score. Audrey would then hand-write it for the players, but it's really excellent, because you can instantaneously change pieces. Before, it was like trying to put your ideas over in another language.'"more
"At home I've got a basic setup of demos. I've got (Hybrid Arts) ADAM machines for the recording, and I program onn (Steinberg) Cubase. I use an Akai CD3000, a (Roland) JD-800, and c (Clavia) Nord Lead. The Nord is a very interesting synthesizer -- the fact that you can record all your movements real time into computer, wave sweeps and everthing. I like it. I've also got three ARP 2600's and two Minimoogs. But I tend to keep things very basic at that stage."more
According to this interview, Liam Howlett has used Cubase, presumably version 1.0 for Macintosh since he speaks equally of the Atari ST version. "Cubase was the obvious choice -- just because it's the most widely-used program. It wasn't out of any need to try and be clever -- I don't think it's the program you use that counts, it's what you've got in your head."more
"I use Cubase running on a 3GHz Pentium 4 and a gig of RAM. It's on a network and I've got about a terabyte of hard disk space. I've got a MOTU 2408, but it's not my ideal choice because I run two Yamaha O2Rs slaved together. So the 2408 has 24 channels of ADAT and the whole thing is linked up digitally. There's not analog in there at all, except for my sends and returns, so if I want to use some nice compressors and some nice EQs I can do that. Effects-wise, I still have far too many of them to warrant having them. There are still a couple of choice pieces that I come back to time and again: The Urei 1178 and Tube-Tech EQs."more
"Our sound sources include quite a lot of original analog gear (OSCAR, Korg Poly-6, EMS synthi, Roland Juno60 - all midi-retro fitted BTW) plus the usual samplers (Emax, s1000, Samplecell II). These are controlled by sequencers including Studio Vision, Cubase and the "retro-style" Doepfer (originally made for Kraftwerk). The sounds are intially effected by various standard echoes and FX including a Roland SDX-330 Dimensional Expander (3D-ish) and a Boss SE70 (good vocoder presets!)."more
"I'm not so much into creating 'my own sound', whatever it could be. I'm more into making my melodies and my stories. I work very normal, as a lot of other artists. At first, I write my story and make the rhymes. During writing, I mostly get the melody by reading the sentences. I do only little arrangements afterwards with the usual Cubase program on my Macintosh computer. At first I set the drums and the beat. This is important for the singing, then I create the parts. I mean, the part of the song; the verse, the chorus or a bridge-part or other specialities."more
"The equipment I am currently using (for those of you out there that care) is as follows: 1. PC running CubaseVST score, Sound Forge, development kit for the appropriate console. Various other bits and pieces of software doing weird and wonderful things. 2. Roland JV1080 with extra sound cards, Roland S-760 Sampler, EMU ProteusFX, EMU UltraProteus, SoundScape hard disk recorder (I'm bored already) and loads of CD-ROMs full of all manner of lovely sounds for you to hear."more
“I could be hitting 20 separate cuts in one scene. They’re all there in Cubase,” he says. “The markers would come over to Dorico, but they would be attached to SMPTE, and that wasn’t always going to work for me. When I start editing the music, if you don’t have the right version of the film and the timecodes adjusted, the markers are like on page 97 but the cue is only four bars long…”more
"I've been using Steinberg's Cubase exclusively to record and mix my music since the very beginning of my career. It's no exaggeration to say that Cubase has been my partner in bringing my music and message to the world, and, now, they are helping to bring my story to the world as well, as I record the audiobook of my novel." - Emilie Autumnmore
"For me, the initial idea for a song is what usually takes the largest amount of time. It can take a few days to get an idea that I’m totally satisfied with. After that the rest is relatively quick, filling in the other parts takes a day or two. I generally play the music into Cubase using a MIDI keyboard. For faster parts I might do it at half speed then increase the tempo afterwards."more
"I started actually recording 'Semi Detached' in January 2014 and finished mixing in the early summer, then there were edits and remixes that got signed off in late December. Essentially the recording was done in several stages. The first I did on my own, cobbling together the structure and sounds by hook or by crook along with a guide vocal. Then I took them to Adam Fuest's studio, up in the Brecon Beacons, where we added David Rhodes' guitar and I then added lead vocals. During that process the files were transferred from Logic and Ableton into Cubase to prepare for mixing. I then took them back and added backing vocals. Finally me and Adam mixed the lot at his place and went and had a pint!"more
“I use Cubase audio-the VST full-blown 24 program. I even used that sequencer back when it was called Pro 24. I hard disk record on a Macintosh. I also have two ADATs and a Tascam DA-98, which I use for films, but most of the time if I’m making my own stuff I do it in the computer, and I spit it out either directly as a CD master, or I go through a Lightpipe to a DAT player. I do all my mixing and panning and EQ’ing within the domain of the panels of Cubase.” Ridgway currently uses a Mackie 24o8 console but says he’s seriously considering buying a digital board in the near future. “I recently purchased a Kurzweil K2500 and maxed that out with all the memory and sound blocks and the sampler. I like that a lot, especially for soundtracks and orchestral textures. I also have two Roland 770s that I use for sampling. I’m pretty lean and mean here.”more
"The @SteinbergMedia Cubase 8 Pro has really serious issues... It lags 2-3 times a minute on transport or MIDI editing... This is sucks. Cause you pay money each and every year for the update and finally you get less stability and more useless graphic prettiness that just eat a lot of your CPU and GPU running the same project sessions. So we're waiting for the immediate update from Steinberg to fix that. #steinberg #cubase #lag #bug #issue #music #production #daw"more
*ALA: Et tes machines ou logiciels favoris? G: Tous mes morceaux, je les ai faits sur Cubase. Comme machine, j'utilise l'UC33 E, c'est une machine assez cheap mais ça fonctionne bien. Et la machine à pads qui me permet de déclencher les samples est une Ovation. Mais je ne suis pas très féru de technique: une fois que j'ai trouvé comment faire mes trucs, c'est bon.* *ALA: What about your favorite machines or software?* G: All my songs, I made them on Cubase. As a machine, I use the UC33 E, it's a pretty cheap machine but it works well. And the pad machine that allows me to trigger the samples is an Ovation. But I'm not very tech-savvy: once I figure out how to do my stuff, it's good.more
Cubase is a confusing-looking DAW, but it's easy to use once you become comfortable with the layout. Many things seem hidden, but there are many tutorials online that are very helpful! I typically use Vocaloid and Alter/Ego in Cubase as well as vst vocals, and I love having everything in one place.
With millions of musicians, producers and sound engineers around the world using Cubase every day, Cubase is one of the most popular digital audio workstations of our time. Due to its pristine sound quality, intuitive handling and unrivaled range of advanced tools, Cubase is not only considered by many users as the most complete DAW on the market today, but also sets the benchmark for contemporary music production software.
before I bought a Mac and switched to Logic I used a very early version of Cubase. I wouldn't recognize it now but it was a competent enough program if I remember correctly and I did cut my teeth in computer music on it.