Founded in 1984 in Hamburg, Germany, Steinberg set the MIDI sequencing scene with its Pro 16 (pictured) sequencer for the Commodore 64 computer; this program would later become the Pro 24 for the Atari platform. From these roots grew Cubase Atari in 1989 and Cubase for the Mac in 1990 and then to Windows in ’92. Steinberg continued to offer revolutionary products with the 1996 introduction of VST for Apple’s then-new PowerMac processor and two years later for Windows. In 2000, Steinberg geared up the surround and post communities with Nuendo, whose code was soon ported over to Cubase SX and SL. Last year, Steinberg was bought by Pinnacle Systems, bringing Steinberg technology to the digital video prosumer.
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