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http://www.steinberg.net/en/products/cubase/

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last : December 09, 2017, 11:24:55 AM

: Ableton Live!, Propellerheads Reason, Imageline Fruity Loops, Passport Master Tracks Pro, Cockos Reaper, Cakewalk Sonar

Samplers

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: samplers - late 80s, samplers - early 90s, samplers - late 90s, samplers - 2000s, samplers - 2010s
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136 Topics

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: Sample Sources + Freebies, Sample CDs (AKAI), Sample CDs (EMU), Floppy Disk Images , SoundFonts (.sf2)

Plugins

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123 Topics

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: vst - late 90s, vst - early 2000s, vst - late 2000s, vst - early 2010s, vst - Late 2010s
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MIDI

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: controllers - NON-USB, controllers - USB
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: midi - ISA (mpu-401, voyetra), midi - Parallel (PC), midi - Serial (PC), midi - Serial (MAC) 90s, midi - Serial (MAC) late 80s, midi - USB Midi Interfaces
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: sequencers - early 80s, sequencers - Late 80s, sequencers - Early 90s, sequencers - Late 90s

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: 8086 (June 1978), Motorola 68000 (1979), 286 (Feb 1982), 386 (Oct 1985)
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: 486 (Apr 1989), intel Pentium (Mar 1993), PowerPC 600 series (Nov 1994), intel Pentium II (May 1997), G3 PPC (Nov 1997), intel pentium III (Feb 1999), G4 PPC (Aug 1999)
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last : September 22, 2017, 09:06:00 AM

: intel pentium 4 (Nov 2000), G5 PPC (Oct 2002), intel Pentium M (Mar 2003), intel Pentium D (May 2005), intel Core (Solo/Duo/Quad) (Jan 2006), intel Nehalem (core 5 series) (Nov 2008), Sandy Bridge (core 6 series)
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: intel Sandy Bridge (core 6 series) (Jan 2011), intel Ivy Bridge (core 7 series) (Sep 2012), intel Haswell (core 8 series) (Jun 2013), intel Broadwell (Sep 2014), intel Skylake (Aug 2015), Intel KabyLake (Aug 2016), Intel i9 (May 2017)

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: Basic (Commodore) (1980), Mac OS System Software v4, 3, 2 + 1 (1984), Atari TOS v1.0 (1985), Mac OS System 5 (Oct 1987), MS-DOS 3.31 (Nov 1987), Windows 2.0 (Dec 1987), Mac OS System 6 (Mar 1989), AmigaOS (1985)
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: Windows 2000 (Feb 2000), Windows ME (Sep 2000), OSX Cheetah (Mar 2001), OSX Puma (Sep 2001), Windows XP (Oct 2001), OSX Jaguar (Aug 2002), OSX Panther (Oct 2003), OSX Tiger (Apr 2005), Windows Vista (Jan 2007), OSX Leopard (Oct 2007), Windows 7 (Aug 2009), OSX Snow Leopard (Aug 2009)
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last : August 26, 2017, 10:23:37 PM

: OSX Lion (Jul 2011), OSX Mountain Lion (Jul 2012), Windows 8 (Aug 2012), OSX Mavericks (Oct 2013), OSX Yosemite (Oct 2014), OSX El Capitan (Jul 2015), Windows 10 (July 29, 2015), OSX Sierra (Sep 2016)

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: OVERVIEWS
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Windows 9x/SE/ME, Windows 2k/XP/Vista, Mac OS 8.6, 9.2, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5

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Windows 3.1 / Windows 95 / Windows 98SE/ME / Win2k / XP / Mac os 8.6 / 9.2 / 10.3 / 10.4 / 10.5

128 Topics

last : November 29, 2017, 10:34:39 PM

: VGA (pci), SCSI (pci), Audio Cards (pci)
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Windows 3.1 / Windows 95

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: (VLB) VGA Graphics, (VLB) I/O Controllers
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Windows 3.1 / Windows 95 / Windows 98/ME

121 Topics

last : November 27, 2017, 04:10:07 PM

: (ISA) EGA/VGA, (ISA) SCSI adapters, (ISA) Audio Cards (early 90s), (ISA) Audio Cards (late 90s), (ISA) Pro Audio (late 90s)
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superceded isa (1987)

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v2.0 (Jan 2007),v2.1 (Mar 2009), v3.0 (Nov 2010), v3.1 (Sep 2013), v4.0 (june 2017)

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Synthesizer Hardware

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: modules - 80s, modules - Early 90s, modules - Late 90s
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: synths - early 70s, synths - late 70s, synths - early 80s, synths - late 80s , synths - early 90s , synths - late 90s , synths - 2000s , synths - 2010s
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: drum - Early 80s, drum - Late 80s, drum - Early 90s, drum - Late 90s, drum - 2000s, drum - 2010s

Recording

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: Reel to Reel
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: reverbs - 80s, reverbs - 90s, fx - 80s, fx - 90s, reverbs - early 80s
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: mixers - early 80s, mixers - late 80s, mixers - early 90s, mixers - late 90s, mixers - 2000s+, mixers - 2010s
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