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Steinberg has updated its Cubase Essential Personal Music Production System to version 5, now offering a streamlined feature set that offers newcomers to Cubase a set of composing, recording, editing, and mixing capabilities. The new version includes a range of functions from Cubase 5. Supporting Mac OS X 10.5, Windows Vista and Windows XP, Cubase Essential 5 is now shipping.
"With this update to version 5, Cubase Essential becomes one of the most desirable entry-level music production products anywhere, with a price tag to match," comments Helge Vogt, Steinberg's product marketing manager for Cubase. "With the same user interface and award-winning audio engine as its bigger brother, which is used by countless professionals around the globe, Cubase Essential 5 includes Cubase 5 features such as automatic intonation control with the PitchCorrect plug-in, ultra-intuitive step sequencing with Beat Designer as well as many enhancements to the previous generation of Cubase Essential in the editing, recording, and MIDI areas. We also added the entire HALion ONE Studio Set with almost 240 premium instrument sounds, produced by the top sound developers."