The Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH is a Hamburg-based company, whose product range to find software and devices for digital production and editing music for professional use.

The company was founded in 1984 by Charles "Charly" Steinberg and Manfred Rrup. Steinberg's first product was the MIDI sequencer Steinberg Pro 16 for the Commodore 64 At the beginning of the company 's full name is Steinberg Research GbR was called, was later for a time the name of Steinberg Soft -und Hardware GmbH, and was for several years under the name Steinberg North America, Inc. operates in the United States. In January 2003, the Steinberg brand was taken over by the U.S. company Pinnacle Systems, where Steinberg was largely independent continue to maintain its product range to Cubase. Pinnacle has completed the sale by Steinberg to Yamaha announced that remained to date the parent company in late 2004.

As part of the development of its flagship, the sequencer Cubase, Steinberg VST defined the interface by which external programs, instruments can be mounted as virtual, playable via MIDI. With Cubase 4, the company presented the third version of the VST standard, which introduces the qualitative labeling of plugins in addition to some technical innovations. In early 2011 Steinberg Cubase has introduced 6.

In order to keep the output of the delay sounds as low as possible by the audio hardware, Steinberg also established the audio ASIO driver interface to enable hardware vendors to provide specialized drivers.

Known products

  • Steinberg Pro 16 ( for Commodore 64)
  • Steinberg Pro 24 ( for Atari ST and Commodore Amiga)
  • Steinberg Cubase range ( for Atari ST, Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows)
  • Steinberg Clean! This product was taken off the market.
  • Steinberg Nuendo
  • Steinberg WaveLab
  • Steinberg HALion
  • Steinberg Sequel
  • Steinberg Groove Agent
  • Steinberg Hypersonic. From 2010, as a new development under the product name " HALion Sonic"
  • Steinberg My MP3 pro. This product was taken off the market.