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SoundFrame is a set of features that incorporate a Universal Media Library within Cubase 4. SoundFrame combines the new Instrument Tracks, Track Templates and VST3 categorization functions with a powerful database system known as MediaBay.

In Cubase 4, there are 30 new audio and MIDI plug-ins, including a voice-doubler called Cloner (pictured), which simulates the effect of double-tracking by creating up to four "cloned" signals from the original input source. Cloned signals have variable delay and detune controls.

Cubase 4 adds new virtual instruments, including Halion One, a special version of Steinberg’s HALion virtual sampler. The HALion One content is based on the same Yamaha sample content used in its Motif series of synthesizers.

In the Mixer window, view settings can be applied to any number of selected channels, and the view/hide status can be set either individually for a single channel or for several channels simultaneously.

New virtual instrument Mystic uses a combination of physical modeling and spectrum filters to create a vast range of unusual textures. Mystic is powered by VirSyn technology and comes with hundreds of presets.

With its flexible spectrum filter synthesis, Spector adds an additional range of synthesis tools for detailed sounds and textures.

The mixer in Cubase 4 has been expanded with a Control Room section, where users can connect multiple sets of control room monitors and external sources (CD, DVD, tape, etc.) directly to an audio hardware and switch between them from the Control Room panel. The Control Room section also offers a talkback channel, a headphone bus and the ability to create up to four studio mixes (monitor mixes).

Also part of the audio/MIDI plug-in additions is Multiband Compressor, which features four independent bands with three crossover frequencies. Each band has its own independent compressor (with threshold, ratio, attack, release and makeup gain), Tt features independent solo and bypass per band, and auto-mode for automatic attack/release control. Each compressor band has an independent automatic make-up gain.

The Score Editor in Cubase 4 has seen a major redesign, including many usability and workflow improvements, as well as new features. Some functions are now available via dedicated context menus. In addition, the symbol palettes have their own freely configurable “inspector,” which is organized in tabs. All preferences have been combined into a single “main” score settings dialog, and the Drum settings are now part of the main Drum Map Setup.


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