Steinberg Technologies

Since the foundation of the company in 1984, Steinberg has constantly pushed back the boundaries of what is possible in digital audio. Our groundbreaking technologies offer flexible, cost-effective and intuitive ways of realizing your full creative and professional potential, and for the basis of countless production environments around the globe.

Developed by Steinberg and first launched in 1996, Virtual Studio Technology (VST) creates a full, professional studio environment on your MAC or PC computer. VST allows the integration of virtual effect processors and instruments into your digital audio environment. These can be software recreations of hardware effect units and instruments or new creative effect components in your VST system. All are integrated seamlessly into the host application. Because these connections are virtual, there is no need for messy audio or MIDI cabling. These VST modules have the sound quality of the best hardware units, yet are far more flexible. All functions of a VST effect processor or instrument are directly controllable and automatable, either with a mouse or with external hardware controllers.
VST3 marks an important milestone in audio technology with a completely rewritten code base providing not only many new features but also the most stable and reliable VST platform ever. VST 3.5 is a groundbreaking new version with a host of new capabilities, including VST 3 controller and Note Expression support as well as VST Expression Maps integration.
The Audio Stream Input/Output (ASIO) architecture forms the backbone of VST. It is a low-latency, high performance audio standard that is used by the entire MI industry. ASIO addresses any needs a professional audio recording solution might have. It does this by supporting variable bit depths and sample rates, multi-channel operation and synchronization. As a result, the user gets low latency, high performance, easy set up and stable audio recording within VST. The entire system becomes controllable and offers complete and immediate access to the audio system's capabilities. Since its introduction, ASIO has become a supported standard by many leading audio hardware manufacturers - for good reason.
VST Expression breaks the limitations of the MIDI standard and opens up entirely new ways of articulation and controller editing. The latest version, VST Expression 2, includes three core technologies: Note Expression, Expression Maps and VST Dynamics. While Note Expression is a smart approach to create and edit multiple controller values on single note-level, Expression Maps provide an intuitive way of working with instrument articulations. For the most authentic arrangements, VST Dynamics adds a convenient Articulations/Controller Lane to the Key and Score editors. Seamlessly integrated in Cubase 6.5, VST Expression 2 is the composer’s choice for creating ultra-realistic orchestral arrangements as well as unique sound effects.
This revolutionary new standard brings true connectivity and platform independence to the digital audio world. VST System Link enables the transfer of synchronization, transport and audio data between two or more workstations equipped with compatible software and hardware over standard digital audio cabling systems such as ADAT, TDIF, AES/EBU or S/PDIF. Because it uses the audio stream itself, synchronization is completely sample accurate, even across multiple workstation configurations. VST System Link lets you take your audio projects to new levels of complexity, and offers unbelievable flexibility in your working environment.
The eLicenser anti-piracy solution protects software applications and digital content against piracy and illegal copying — over the complete product life cycle. The eLicenser technology fully integrates hardware-based copy and intellectual- property protection with secure digital rights and license management. This is the only anti-piracy solution today that is able to successfully protect consumer software products against cracking techniques used by international hacker groups.