Steinberg Cubase Lite
Steinberg's Cubase Lite: The Entry Level Sequencer Based On The Legendary Cubase
Not long after the release of Cubase version 3, Steinberg released an entry level cut down version called Cubase Lite, which brought professional level sequencing down to a more cost effective price. Of course less money means fewer features, but the interface was the same and arrangements made in Cubase Lite could be used in Cubase, so there was always an upgrade path.
The key editor, drum editor, MIDI controller page and the Interactive Phrase Synthesizer are missing, as are many of the more complex quantizing options and the modular structure of Cubase 3. But the score editor, though cut down is surprisingly useful, and it is still possible to use Cubase Lite to produce fairly complex compositions, you just had to be more creative with your editing sometimes.
Steinberg released the software on a german magazine coverdisk several years ago, with a note stating that the software was now deemed freeware.
Here are the product's highlights:
- 16 track MIDI sequencer
- Multitrack tape style playback
- Score editor
- Solo and cycle modes.
- Atari ST, Mega ST, STe or Mega STe series computer, Atari TT030 or an Atari Falcon 030
- 1MB RAM bare minimum
Cubase Lite 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, Cubase can handle it but Cubase Lite can't! Download AUTOsort 4.1 to arrange your AUTO folder programs correctly before running Cubase Lite
- Cubase Lite 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.
The zip files combines all the disks together