However, upgrading from Artist to Pro is as easy as purchasing an upgrade license at
The first feature you’ll appreciate right away is the newly-updated ASIO Guard.
One thing I noticed is that if I change the name of the directory for my project and/or clip bin files I cannot just point to the new location when I open the project.
Steinberg has rewritten that part of the audio engine to allow more CPU-intensive processes (like virtual instruments and plug-ins) to take full advantage of ASIO Guard, thereby allowing Cubase to harness more power from the computer you already own.
Cubase Artist 9 is the right choice for the musician and producer who needs a higher track count and more precise tools than Cubase Elements, but who doesn't want to sacrifice simplicity or affordability.
Cubase 9's integrated sample editor, Sampler Track, chops-and-screws any piece of audio for building loops and one-shots on the spot.
The MOTIF XS Editor VST, based on the "VST3 technology" by Steinberg, works as a VST3 plug-in with Cubase series 4.5 or later (DAW application).