Cubase Atari

Update: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVsqwGPzIaY
Resuscitating an old version of the famous Steinberg’s Cubase sequencer.
Cubase 2.0 was released on 1990 . This version had no audio features, only midi, and worked fine on the old Atari STE 1040 I owned years ago.
Here we can see it working again on the Atari emulator Steem, that helped me recovering old musical material I composed.

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  • Kev Kinch
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    Can anyone help me I have a very very old cuebase on my old Atari ste and I have several songs (projects) which I want to retrieve from the machine and put them onto my new Cubase 9 s/w

    I have been writing on Cubase 4 for ages but the studio pc died, I have plenty of Cubase project folders on the hard drive of the studio pc that died which I'm sure I can easily transfer to Cubase 9,

    but its my very old early stuff on my old Atari ste that I would love to translate into readable files for my new Cubase 9

    (I should have done this years ago onto Cubase 4 before my PC died but never got round to it)… Is this at all possible, any help would be much appetited, cheers Kev

  • 12 BIT JuNGLE OuT THeRe
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    Hi, I've just installed Steem and tried to install a version of cubase lite from one of the links posted here. The directions said to copy the files to a blank disk in the a drive (I created one as suggested in Steem instructions). But it's not possible to copy to the blank disks these drives it seems. I've managed to boot cubase lite in Steem by putting the files in the c drive however the transport bar is jumbled graphics wise and it doesn't function well. I'm curious to know A where did you get your copy of cubase for Steem and B how did you go about installing it. Thanks:)

  • vanselm66
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    Most of the music of this short film soundtrack:

    , was composed and sequenced using this old (now) Cubase version, but with a real Atari hardware. The sound coming from my old  Yamaha SY55.

  • Pit Levelout
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    Thank you so much for this video! I have downloded all the files, cubase 20. ect… I was also try to make it work, but I do not know how to load the Cubase in to the emulator. Would be great if you could help me, please!

  • vanselm66
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    It would be worth invest that money if you like old computers, 50€ it's not too expensive, but if your aim is control samplers and synths, I think any "old" new computer would be easier to manage. May be you thought that option because new computers don't have midi interfaces but you could try some USB or PCI/MIDI adaptor. Atari ST was nice.

  • djmc27771
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    Considering Cubase cost £480 in 1991 (ST Format) and required a dongle use it, I'm guessing there must have been a dongle free cracked version available for all the bedroom midi tinkerers. Or am I just talking rubbish 'cause £480 seems like quite a lot for a home user to spend.

  • vanselm66
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    If you are using this Steem emulator and you don't get any sound out your inbuilt sound card, may be you need an external midi sound module connected to the computer midi-out port.

  • TheRoadToShambala
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    Hi,
    I need some advice I've been running CUBASE 2.0 on ATARI 520ST for years.The Atari finally died. -been told to use an EMULATOR with my PC. I have no clue how to go about this.
    I downloaded something called the GEMULATOR. When I try to run it, I get a notice saying "Unable to install TOS. Please run the ROM BIOS Setup to configure TOS on your computer" I'm not very computer saavy.
    Any help would be much appreciated! thanks 🙂

  • vanselm66
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    @blakeyou91 I' couldn't say. I made these tests almost two years ago. My main goal was to save all my old atari stuff that was stored in floppy discs and convert it to standard midi files. But yes I remenber that find a nice set up war quite tricky.

  • Magnus Eriksson
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    This is so awesome! It's been 13 years since I last loaded my cubase 2.0 and made some music and this reminded me that all my equipment is still intact. Gotta get this up again!

  • vanselm66
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    Hello XxSims2rulesxX.
    If your old cubase disk is corrupted, I think you could get another good one from internet and try run it on your own ATARI, or you can run your old cubase programs and floppys on your PC with this emulator but first you should learn all the tricks to get it, its a little knotty but you can get all the information on the net.

  • vanselm66
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    hello snotmale , yes I can because I have a PCI Midi card. You need some kind of interface. Now there are USB interfaces too. I suppose you are talking about connecting an external midi device.

  • duckotaco
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    @vanselm66 haha, I know, i'm not attacking anyone! Just being slightly sarcastic. I know you weren't even trying…you weren't right? And if you were, you failed, and if you failed, you deserve death. Kidding! Sarcasm!

  • vanselm66
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    Not dongle on old atari hardware/software neither on steem emulator here.
    Did it finally work, Rob?
    When you get to read the old ARRange files, then you can save then as MID and work/play with them again with any software, like cubase new releases. 😉

  • DEADASTRONAUTFX
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    @vanselm66 one more question, will my pc be able to read the atari disks with the program though!..they are single sided arent they??…i cant remember??..long time since i used them…thanks rob.

  • DEADASTRONAUTFX
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    @vanselm66 thanks so much…i'll take a look at that…i have hundreds of tunes in atari format that i would hate to lose forever..and would like to hear through my sounds that i have now…thanks again man. rob.

  • vanselm66
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    Hi 100roberthenry. WFDcopy worked fine for me. I got to save the info from my old floppies some years ago with this program and the Steem emulator, so I can't guide you step by step cause I don't remember all details. If they're in ARRange format you should need to convert them to mid with some old Cubase version.

  • vanselm66
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    CREATE A DISK IMAGE WITHOUT AN ST
    The most used disk imaging program on the PC is Makedisk. It must be run from *real* DOS mode, that means rebooting your PC, pressing the key that brings up your Windows boot menu (sometimes F8) and selecting Command Prompt Only. With some versions of Windows you will need to use a MS-DOS boot disk to be able to run it. To get Makedisk and full details for how to use it go to the Makedisk Tutorial site.
    Another imaging program is wfdcopy,it runs under Windows

  • DEADASTRONAUTFX
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    wow that brings back old memories…i still have my old midi arr files…anyone know how to get them off of floppy to pc?..
    i remember the atari was a single sided drive…ive tried it in pc..with no success!!!!!!
    be a shame to lose all that stuff!!!! anyone?.

  • vanselm66
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    Hola sasarasa88.En su tiempo,cuando compré el Atari me pasaron el programa,y va bien.Iba bien en el Atari original y tambien en el emulador como aparece en el video.
    Si quieres otro día con más tiempo preparo los archivos,los subo y pongo el link aquí en otro comentario.

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