The MediaBay stores all Cubasis-related files such as projects, instruments, audio files, MIDI files, mixdowns and deleted files.

File list

The file list shows category, name, type, modification date and size of all files used in Cubasis. All files are automatically organized according to their extension (file type). The following directories are available:

Audio and MIDI content is split into two subfolders (Drum loops and My audio / MIDI files). Drag and drop a file into the arranger to place it, or double tap it.

Factory audio drum loops automatically match your song's tempo when imported into the project. Learn more about tempo matching here.

You can drag and drop files by tapping a file icon in the MediaBay or tap and hold a file anywhere in the file list.

Tap the top of a column in the MediaBay browser to sort your files according to the desired attribute. Tap the preview button to listen to a file's content. Tap it again to stop the preview.

Tap the icon to rename a file.


Choose the mixdown category and tap Create Mixdown.

The following file formats are available:

Range between locators limits the exported audio file to the area enclosed by the left and right locator.

Include the effect tail is turned on by default. It includes the sound created by effects after the end of your song and extends it. Turning this off can be handy for creating loops (where the end seamlessly transitions into the beginning).

Export each track to a separate file can be useful for creating a library of sound effects, loops or other song elements.


Duplicates the selected file. Use Snapshot to create a version from your project in a specific state. You can always go back to that state by loading the snapshot. When loading a snapshot, a copy of the snapshot with a unique name is created automatically to ensure that a snapshot is not overwritten accidentally. Note: A newly created snapshot has no undo history.


The import button offers three ways to import material into your project.

Note: Imported files will be placed into corresponding folders, according to their file type.

Note: You can import material (all supported file formats) directly from your Dropbox. Simply hit the Share icon in the file viewer and select Open In... . From the list of available apps, choose Cubasis.


There are multiple options for sharing the selected file:

* Wireless connection required, WiFi recommended

Export to External Hard Drives

Cubasis projects can be saved to iOS-compatible hard drives, allowing to backup and transfer your work with just a few simple steps:

Export to Cubase

To open a Cubasis project in Cubase, follow these steps:


Moves the selected file to the Trash directory. Deleting files in the Trash directory will permanently erase them from memory; this process cannot be undone.

WiFi Server

Using the WiFi server is one of the two major options for transferring files between your computer and Cubasis. As opposed to iTunes File Sharing, this method allows you to access the MediaBay's categories directly.

Follow these steps to set up the server:

To import files from your Computer to the Cubasis MediaBay, select Browse, choose the desired files from your hard drive and click Import to copy all supported files onto your iPad. Zip files are extracted automatically.

Note: In order for Cubasis to recognize imported files, you need to remain at the top folder level (as shown in the above image).

iTunes File Sharing

iTunes file sharing is the simplest method for transferring files from and to your computer without a wireless connection. We recommend to back up your files this way on a regular basis.

Follow these steps to access the MediaBay from your computer:

Supported file formats

Cubasis supports the following extensions: