The company was founded in 1984 by Karl Steinberg and Manfred Rürup. Its first product was the MIDI sequencer Steinberg Pro 16 for the Commodore 64. The company has changed name from Steinberg Research AG to Steinberg Soft- und Hardware GmbH, and was active in the United States for some years as Steinberg North America, Inc. In January 2003, the company was acquired by US firm Pinnacle Systems, within which it operated as an independent company producing its products before being sold to Yamaha in December, 2004.
They have also specified the audio stream input output (ASIO) protocol which provides a low-latency communication link between digital audio software and professional sound cards, the Virtual Studio Technology (VST) the open industry standard bringing studio technology into sequencer software,the Linear Time Base (LTB) protocol, VST System Link (VSL) a network protocol to share the power of some computers for a project.
- Steinberg Pro 16 (for Commodore 64)
- Steinberg Pro 24 (for Atari ST)
- Steinberg Clean!
- Steinberg Cubase series (for Atari ST, Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows)
- Steinberg Cubase SX (now in version SX3)
- Steinberg Groove Agent
- Steinberg Hypersonic
- Steinberg X-phraze
- Steinberg Virtual Guitarist / Virtual Guitarist electric edition
- Steinberg Plex
- Steinberg D'cota
- Steinberg HALion
- Steinberg Nuendo
- Steinberg WaveLab