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Cubase 3.0.1 VST

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cubase.301.sit (1.62 MB)
MD5: acb78b75d397876f9da1ec45d1ea03a7
For System 7.0 - 7.6
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Cubase 3.0.1 VST

The installation found in "cubase.301.sit" will not run as provided, as the application states that it is an unauthorized copy when launched. If anyone has or is able to image an original master disk, please provide it here.

Architecture: 68k

Requires 12MB of RAM and a detectable SCSI or IDE hard drive interface as the startup disk.


supernova777's picture
by supernova777 - 2018, December 9 - 3:46pm

re: macmeister.. you were incorrect; i should have stated so before; cubase v3.0 came out in 1995/1996 time frame (which is obviously system 7 territory)

but! everyone! do yourself a favour and skip this + instead visit this site for v2.5r1
his package works great on my os8.6 on my b+w g3; i dont think it works 100% on a system running os9+ because i have vague memory of his package not working for me before; but it definately works on 7.5-8.6 (which means you are going to have to be using a mac from the early or late 1990s; the last mac to run 8.6 was the sawtooth AGP released in 2000)

also -- his package includes apple midi manager + patchbay -- which might be needed by few people who have the vintage apple midi interface; also the executable file i believe is dated august 1994 on his package. which backs up my idea that v3.0 came out after 1994. cheers

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2015, December 31 - 5:23am

My apologies supernova777 et al. I just tried this under BasiliskII 7.6.1.

This is not the cubase.sit I thought it was. It is in fact a copy I had laying around, and it is not cracked, so will probably never work. This would probably work under System 7.x.x, but without a crack, it will be very difficult indeed.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2015, December 31 - 5:13am


It is a self-mounting appdisk, as ALREADY MENTIONED. No installation required, and all instructions on getting this to work (including the fact that I MENTIONED ALREADY about it NOT WORKING UNDER System 7.x). Using Command+I on the ramdisk allows you to alter the ramdisk by 1k (last number) up or down as ALREADY MENTIONED, should get it to launch and work.

That is all I got! If you want more information about some 25+ year old software which I never used, please contact Steinberg in person and ask how to bypass their uncrackable copy protection and how to run it on an unsupported OS version. I'm sure they will listen intently.

supernova777's picture
by supernova777 - 2015, December 31 - 2:28am

themacmeister; really you should have written a specific installation procedure- i have no idea how to make this work im on os 7.6.1 right now trying to make it work and it doesnt work...

a README or HOWTO textfile included within the archive would have solved everyones problems before they began.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2013, July 22 - 12:37pm

hmm, this must be a different version to the one I was using. Someone else here has a copy of all my files now, so can reupload it if they can find it Smile

wazeem's picture
by wazeem - 2013, July 21 - 1:16pm

OK I've tried this on a few machines and get the same result Sad From unpacking with StuffIt, this looks like a normal folder with the app in it, no RamDisk or image. Gloom

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2013, July 21 - 11:40am

This was made with the Mac app AppDisk (I think), and is a self running, self-mounting disk image. Unfortunately, the size of the image is set by memory allocation (huh?) for the app. Get info, and add or remove 1kb from the apps allocated size, then it SHOULD register as a legit installed copy. This was the only way I could copy it with it's single install/uninstall setup on the master disk. I have used this many many times without issue using this technique. YMMV tho.

wazeem's picture
by wazeem - 2013, July 21 - 6:46am

I'm not sure if this app is stored on a RAM disk or any image file, when run it asks for the master disk. Maybe I misunderstand,do I need a RamDisk app and move this app onto it?

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2011, June 28 - 7:09am

This was made from an original install, but installed to a RamDisk, RamDisk was saved, single installation was RECOVERED off the RamDisk, then RamDisk was restored -- working copy, but you may have to add or subtract 1k from the RamDisk app memory allocation... Even better than a crack, as it is the full program!

PS. This is my earliest attempt at piracy... didn't even know about cracks at this point really...

gemini8's picture
by gemini8 - 2011, June 27 - 5:05pm

Pumped up Atari ST hardware? You mean the stuff I'm having in my closet? Wink
On the Atari Cubase version 3 is a pain (when cracked), but the 2.01 is just fine.
What is the problem with copy protection? On other systems it's crackable.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2011, May 26 - 1:44pm

I first saw this on an Atari ST as well, a two person band was playing full-blown covers of Pink Floyd songs, and they sounded superb. I just got a secondhand BBC Micro B, but want to get a pumped up Atari ST hardware -- I am hoping for too much I fear...

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by TataMisia - 2011, May 25 - 12:27pm

I used it at Atari ST Smile