Learn Steinberg Cubase Elements In Just 15 Minutes!


Many people will receive a new keyboard or other pieces of music gear this holiday season. Much of it will come with bundled software such as Steinberg’s Cubase Elements.

Cubase Elements is a slightly feature-reduced version of Cubase Pro. But that doesn’t mean it is not a hugely powerful DAW. For many, it will be the only DAW software they will ever need.

What Is It:

Cubase Elements offers the world of Cubase in a streamlined, instantly accessible music production environment. Using the same technology platform as its siblings in the Cubase family, Cubase Elements turns your Mac or PC into a full-on music studio, complete with audio and MIDI tracks, virtual instruments and FX, a virtual mixing desk, chord tools to help you compose your songs as well as many other exciting music features to explore at your leisure. Cubase Elements offers easy-to-use capabilities for more intuitive songwriting, a broad range of instruments to inspire you and a rich palette of effects to help polish the results to a professional level.

The Spec:

  • Audio Engine: 64 bit
  • Audio Resolution: 192 kHz
  • MIDI tracks: 64
  • Audio Tracks: 48
  • VST Instrument Tracks: 24
  • VST Instruments: 2
  • Instrument Sounds: More than 1000
  • VST Audio effect plug-ins: 45
  • Physical inputs & outputs: 24
  • Audio channel insert slots: 8
  • Group channels: 16
  • FX send and return channels: Send x 8, Return x 8
  • Rack instruments: 16


As DAWs go, Cubase is full-featured, very powerful and, can also be somewhat confusing if you are new to such software.

But fear not. In this video, Cubase specialist, Dom Sigalas walks you through everything you need to know in order to get you up and running fast.