Now owners of IK’s iRig digital interfaces, microphones and MIDI controllers can unlock features inside of Cubasis LE for iPad simply by plugging in their IK hardware
May 20, 2016 – IK Multimedia, a global leader in music technology hardware and software, is proud to announce a new strategic partnership with Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH and the newly updated Cubasis LE for iPad. Owners of select IK Multimedia iRig hardware products including iRig Keys, iRig Keys Mini, iRig Keys Pro, iRig Pads, iRig Mic HD, iRig Mic Studio, iRig HD, iRig Pro & iRig Pro DUO can now unlock the Cubasis LE feature set simply by plugging in their IK hardware. Cubasis LE provides musicians with up to 4 audio and 4 MIDI tracks, 2 stereo inputs, 4 effects plugins (Delay, StudioEQ, Chorus, Brickwall Limiter), 25 instrument sounds, 22 MicroSonic instrument presets and 3 Allen Morgan drum instruments.

Cubasis LE is the compact version of Steinberg’s streamlined, multitouch sequencer for the iPad, providing the same look and feel of its bigger brother Cubasis. Specially designed for quick and easy operation, Cubasis LE makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze. Cubasis LE includes MicroSonic, an intuitive and easy-to-use virtual instrument which can be played with IK’s iRig Keys line or iRig PadsMIDI controllers with no additional setup. Song ideas can be captured with up to four audio tracks with IK’s iRig interfaces and microphones, and further edited and polished to perfection with the integrated editors, mixer and selected effects. Thanks to the project importer, musicians can even open Cubasis LE projects in Cubase – both on Windows and Mac. With touch-intuitive production tools, Cubasis LE opens up a new world of creative possibilities.
To access the Cubasis LE features, users simply need to download the free Cubasis LE app for iPad, launch it and connect a compatible IK iRig accessory to their iPad. Products that unlock the feature set include the iRig Keys line of MIDI controllers including iRig Keys Mini, iRig Keys and iRig Keys Pro; iRig Pads 4×4 MIDI controller, iRig HD, iRig Pro and iRig Pro DUO interfaces, and the iRig Mic HD and iRig Mic Studio digital microphones.
When users upgrade to the Cubasis full feature set they also get Inter-app audio, which means musicians can use their IK hardware and IK apps like AmpliTube®, AmpliTube MESA/Boogie®, AmpliTube Fender®, AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ and AmpliTube Slash, plus SampleTank, iGrand Piano and iLectric Piano inside of Cubasis LE to get the best possible industry-standard tones and sounds.
With IK’s iRig Pro DUO, players can record multiple channels in Cubasis LE simultaneously. They can connect everything from high-end phantom powered condenser microphones to guitars, basses, keyboards and more. Each channel has its own input gain control so players can dial in the perfect amount of input signal for recording. With iRig Pro DUO, players can also hook up their outboard MIDI controllers thanks to the included TRS to MIDI-DIN cables and dedicated MIDI in/out jacks.
Cubasis LE unlocked features
• Up to 4 audio and 4 MIDI tracks
• 2 assignable physical inputs and stereo output
• Audio I/O resolution of 16-bit/44.1 kHz
• iOS 32 and 64-bit support (depending on the device used)
• MicroSonic with 25 virtual instrument sounds
• Mixer with 4 effect processors
• Sample Editor and Key Editor
• Export to Cubase
• Core Audio and Core MIDI compatible hardware supported
• Import audio from iTunes music library
• Audio mixdown and MIDI export
Unlocking the Cubasis LE feature set
Launching Cubasis LE runs the app in demo mode. To unlock the LE feature set of Cubasis LE, a compatible IK Accessory has to be connected to the iPad.

How to unlock the LE feature set of Cubasis LE
1. Launch Cubasis LE on your iPad device.
2. Connect a supported hardware device.
3. Wait for pop-up confirmation that the LE feature set has been unlocked.

Pricing and Availability
IK’s compatible hardware products are available now from the IK Online Store or from Authorized IK retailers worldwide. The iRig Keys line of MIDI controllers includes: iRig Keys Mini for $/€79.99, iRig Keys for $/€129.99, iRig Keys Pro for $/€149.99. iRig Pads, IK’s 4×4 Pads MIDI controller is $/€199.99. iRig Mic HD is $/€129.99, iRig Mic Studio is $/€179.99, iRig HD is $/€79.99, iRig Pro $/€129.99 & iRig Pro DUO is $/€199.99.
Cubasis LE is free to download on the App Store and the features set will be unlocked once compatible hardware is connected.
* All prices excluding taxes
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