Steinberg

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Steinberg
Type Private (GmbH)
Genre Music technology
Founded 1984
Founders Karl Steinberg
Manfred Rürup
Headquarters Hamburg, Germany
Products Cubase, Nuendo
Parent Yamaha Corporation
Website http://www.steinberg.net

Steinberg GmbH is a German musical software and equipment company based in Hamburg. It mainly produces music recording, arranging and editing software as used in digital audio workstations and VSTi software synthesizers.

History[edit]

The company was founded in 1984 by Karl Steinberg and Manfred Rürup with the support of Nicole Rürupand the Headquarters is in Hamburg. Its first product was the MIDI sequencer Steinberg Pro 16 for the Commodore 64. The company changed its name from Steinberg Research to Steinberg Soft- und Hardware GmbH, and was active in the United States for some years as Steinberg North America, Inc.

In January 2003, Steinberg was acquired by U.S. firm Pinnacle Systems, within which it operated as an independent company before being sold to Yamaha Corporation in December, 2004.

Products[edit]

Steinberg's first product, Steinberg Pro 16, was sold on floppy disks. This is version 2.3

Current products[edit]

Music software[edit]

  • Steinberg Cubase 5, 6, and 7 (Successor to the SX series)
  • Steinberg Cubase Studio 5 & 6 (Successor to the SL series)
  • Steinberg Cubase Essential 5 & 6 (Successor to the SE series)
  • Steinberg Cubase LE (Light Edition)
  • Steinberg Sequel
  • Steinberg V-Stack
  • Steinberg Nuendo
  • Steinberg WaveLab
  • Steinberg Cubase LE 4

VST instruments[edit]

  • Steinberg Groove Agent
  • Steinberg Groove Agent 2
  • Steinberg Groove Agent 3
  • Steinberg Groove Agent 4 (not released yet, the official Release is planned for Summer 2014).
  • Steinberg Groove Agent SE
  • Steinberg HALion 1.1
  • Steinberg HALion 2
  • Steinberg HALion 3
  • Steinberg HALion 4
  • Steinberg HALion Player
  • Steinberg HALion SE
  • Steinberg HALion String Edition 1
  • Steinberg HALion String Edition 2
  • Steinberg HALion Symphonic Orchestra
  • Steinberg D'cota
  • Steinberg D'cota SE
  • Steinberg Hypersonic
  • Steinberg Hypersonic 2
  • Steinberg HALion Sonic
  • Steinberg The Grand
  • Steinberg The Grand 2
  • Steinberg The Grand 3
  • Steinberg The Grand SE
  • Steinberg Plex
  • Steinberg Padshop
  • Steinberg Retrologue
  • Steinberg Virtual Guitarist
  • Steinberg Virtual Guitarist SE
  • Steinberg Virtual Bassist

Hardware[edit]

  • Steinberg CC121 - Advanced Integration Controller
  • Steinberg CI2 - Advanced Integration Controller
  • Steinberg MR816 CSX - Advanced Integration DSP Studio
  • Steinberg MR816 X - Advanced Integration DSP Studio
  • Steinberg Key (License Control Device for Steinberg Software - Dongle)
  • WK Audio ID Controller

Discontinued products[edit]

Music software[edit]

  • Steinberg Pro 16 (for Commodore 64)
  • Steinberg Pro 12 (for Atari ST)
  • Steinberg Pro 24 (for Atari ST, Commodore Amiga)
  • Steinberg Cubase SE
  • Steinberg Cubase SL
  • Steinberg Cubase SX
  • Steinberg Cubase VST24
  • Steinberg Cubase VST32
  • Steinberg Cubase Audio
  • Steinberg Cubase Audio XT
  • Steinberg Cubase Score
  • Steinberg Cubase For Windows
  • Steinberg Cubasis VST (low-cost edition of Cubase)
  • Steinberg Avalon - sample editor for Atari

VST instruments[edit]

  • Steinberg Plex
  • Steinberg D'cota
  • Steinberg Hypersonic
  • Steinberg/Wizoo X-phraze
  • Steinberg V-Stack

Hardware[edit]

  • Steinberg MIDEX-8 - USB MIDI interface
  • Steinberg MIDEX-3 - USB MIDI interface
  • Steinberg MIDEX - Atari MIDI interface
  • Steinberg Media Interface 4 (MI4) - USB MIDI interface
  • Steinberg Avalon 16 DA Converter - AD Converter for Atari

Protocols[edit]

Steinberg have introduced several industry-standard software protocols. These include:

  • ASIO (a low-latency communication protocol between software and sound cards)
  • VST (a protocol allowing third-party audio plugins and virtual instruments)
  • LTB (providing accurate timing for its now-discontinued MIDI interfaces)
  • VSL (an audio/MIDI network protocol which allows the connection and synchronisation of multiple computers running Steinberg software)

Steinberg's notable packages include the sequencers Cubase and Nuendo, as well as WaveLab (a digital audio editor) and numerous VST plugins.

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