Steinberg Cubase Pro 8.5 Update

Steinberg have updated their flagship DAW Cubase to version 8.5. This point update comes a full year after the release of Cubase Pro 8 and includes a range of new features, including an amazing cloud based collaboration tool called ‘VST Transit’ and a newly revised version of Retrologue.

Cubase 8.5

Official Information


After releasing the award-winning eighth version of Cubase a year ago, we’re now back with a point update to both Cubase Pro and Cubase Artist that boasts impressive new features with its VST Transit collaboration tool and the second iteration of Retrologue alongside an array of user-requested refinements.

New Features at a Glance:

VST Transit cloud collaboration service brings together musicians and producers from all over the globe
Retrologue 2 provides mesmerizing new sonic capabilities and hundreds of new presets
More responsive MixConsole environment with refined hover controls
Pull tracks from existing projects into your song in only a few clicks, including all settings and content
Upgraded Key and Drum Editors for faster, more intuitive MIDI editing
Enhanced Chord Pads with new Sections play mode and custom chord symbols
Profile Manager stores and recalls program settings and preferences (exclusive to Cubase Pro 8.5)
Better Transport infrastructure consolidated for easier access and improved visibility
Dedicated punch points, independent from locator positions for even more flexibility when recording audio and MIDI Version 3 of zPlane’s extraordinary élastique time-stretch/pitch-shift algorithm

The Cubase Pro 8 and Cubase Artist 8 full retail versions are available from resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop from December 2, 2015. The suggested retail price for Cubase Pro 8.5 is 549 euros.

The suggested retail price for Cubase Artist 8.5 is 299 euros. Cubase Pro 8.5 and Cubase Artist 8.5 updates from the previous version 8 are available for 49.99 euros each. Various downloadable updates and upgrades are exclusively available through the Steinberg Online Shop. All mentioned prices include German VAT.


Customers who have activated Cubase 8 and Cubase Artist 8 since October 15, 2015, are eligible for a free, downloadable Grace Period update to the latest version

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