Steinberg Cubase MIDI Sequencer

Steinberg Atari Cubase 3.0

Steinberg's Cubase: The Ultimate MIDI Sequencing Software for the Atari ST, TT030 and Falcon030 (030 machines require Cubase 3 to run)

Product Highlights

Here are just some of the product's highlights:

  • 64 track MIDI sequencer
  • Multitrack tape style playback
  • 16 channel MIDI mixer page including level, pan, and all parameters editable
  • Inspector panel, including mute, monitor, file name, free disk space, and part naming.
  • Complete score editor
  • MIDI events editor.
  • Drum set editor.
  • MIDI synthesizer editor (SyEx).
  • Integrated additional modules: Arpeggiator, General MIDI Menu, SysEx Editor.
  • Possibility to use external modules: Studio Module, Cue Trax, Style Trax.

System Requirements

  • Atari ST, Mega ST, STe or Mega STe series computer, Atari TT030 or an Atari Falcon 030
  • 1MB RAM bare minimum

The most common problem Atari MIDI enthusiasts will encounter is the lack of MIDI IN/OUT ports. Besides MIDI patchbays and MIDI merger units, such as the popular Roland A880, there are a number of Atari and Atari Falcon specific devices available to expand your MIDI connections:

  • Steinberg's MROS: The latest and last version of MROS with all the latest drivers Download MROS.
  • SoundPool MO4: gives 4 extra MIDI OUTS, or 64 MIDI channels, using the printer port Download the MO4 MROS driver.
  • Friendchip MM1: delivers a whopping 8 MIDI OUTS using the Falcon's printer port.
  • Steinberg SMPII: two MIDI INs and four MIDI OUTs with a SMPTE generator and reader for video syncronization.
  • Steinberg MIDI 3: offers three extra MIDI OUTS using the Falcon's printer port.
  • MACMAN Midiman MIDI Interface: gives one extra MIDI IN and three MIDI THRU ports using the Falcon, TT or Mega STe's LAN port. Use LANPORT.DRV (already included in your MROS folder)
  • MACMAN Mini MIDI Interface: one MIDI OUT and MIDI IN also using the Falcon, TT or Mega STe's LAN port. Use LANPORT.DRV (already included in your MROS folder)

Cubase Tips and Tricks

  • To speed up the graphics, download NVDI 5 (recently deemed abandonware by the Atari-Forum community)
  • Don't try to run Cubase in more than two colours or with too many desk accessories or utilities. Download AUTOsort 4.1 to arrange your AUTO folder programs correctly before running Cubase
  • Cubase still keeps the same timing priority as its previous versions, so only the first eight MIDI tracks are given priority. It is best to place drum and rhythm MIDI track in the first eight tracks. You can record multiple MIDI parts simultaneously and it's possible to pre-record MIDI recording.
  • When using MTC chasing during a long performance, the recorded result is more affected by the accuracy of the incoming code from the tape machine than by Cubase's chasing accuracy.

Optional Add-Ons and Drivers
If you happen to have a mixer map, driver, or utility not found here, please contact AMN to share it with the rest of the Atari community.

Here is every mixer map ever made for Atari Cubase. Just delete the contents of your original MIXERMAP folder, and replace it with these. The files you are deleting are included in this add-on but organized in various folders by manufacturer.
Atari Cubase Complete Mixer Maps (updated Nov 28, 2009)

The next files contain all the extra drum sets not included with the original installation disks
Atari Cubase Drumset Alesis D4
Atari Cubase Drumset Korg 01W
Atari Cubase Drumset Roland JV-1080

Here is a handy desktop Cubase help accessory (copy to the root folder of your boot drive)
Atari Cubase Online Help Accessory

If you need to print your scores out on a HP deskjet postscript printer, you'll need this utility:
Atari Cubase HP Deskjet PostScript

MROS Big Ben and Beats as Msecs are two more desktop accessories for Cubase
Atari Cubase MROS Big Ben and Beats as mSecs

Studio Module

Steinberg's Studio Module is an add-on for Cubase that provides complete MIDI integration for your hardware equipment. It offers plenitful module drivers with the MIDI specification of your particular equipment, making a complete MIDI equipment status dump possible, as well as the storing of sounds via system exclusive, patch changing by name, and a system exclusive editor.

Studio Module

You must have the original Studio Module disk in the drive to use this latest version.
Atari Cubase Studio Module 1.07a

Here are the all the Studio Module drivers for every vintage synth you can think of (and if you happen to have your own custom driver, please share it)
Atari Cubase Studio Module Drivers

If you'd like to create your own or edit the synth drivers, you must use tis program
Atari Cubase Dmaker Studio Module Driver Editor