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Cubase VST/24 4.0

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cubase_vst_4.img_.bin (323.27 MB)
MD5: 986a839e8e507dc0938bb11c7b41fc0e
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Cubase 4.0 VST/24

Cubase VST/24 is Steinberg's new flagship sequencing package, and as the name suggests, it supports up to 24-bit audio recording at 96kHz -- as long as you have suitable 24-bit audio I/O hardware.


1. Download Cubase 4.02 CD Image and the CubaseVST_VST24_41r2.sea Update. Please note, the 4.1r2 Update is a *full installer* and the one we will use to install (version 4.1r2 does not require a floppy authorization so the 4.1r2 installer *MUST* be used to make it work)

2. Burn the Cubase CD image

3. Open and extract CubaseVST_VST24_41r2.sea. Proceed by opening the Cubase Installer.

4. At some point during installation you will be prompted to insert the Cubase 4.0 CD. Insert the disc. The verification will take some time, depending on the speed of your drive (grab some cookies)

5. When prompted for serial number use 000005120

Installation is done!

Image from version 4.0 Uploaded for archival at the garden, shrinkwrap format.
The updaters in the dead links can be found at steinberg's ftp site:

For additional VST plugins for this version download:

Architecture: PPC

Mac OS 7.6.1 or later


Irisman's picture
by Irisman - 2014, May 20 - 9:38pm


After some headaches, I can write a guide "how to use the image file" for windows users:

1) Download the .bin file (uh, that was obvious...!)
2) Carry it to a mac computer or Sheepshaver
3) Use Stuffit expander to extract the .img file (the cd-rom image)
4) If all goes ok, then the cd image will appear on the desktop as if it were a physical CD.

Greetings, and thanks for this gem!

Once installed on my PPC7600, with mac os 8.6, it works like a charm!!

It also loads all my old atari ".all" cubase songs. Yeah!

supernova777's picture
by supernova777 - 2013, September 12 - 1:46am

can this be reposted?? please?? ive been trying to run cubase 5 vst 32 and the audio cuts out after a few minutes and i have to restart it.. its not a driver issue as my driver works on all the other audio apps im running just fine... i really need a working cubase for my g4 450!

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2012, October 12 - 2:44am

CD is offline/deleted

amatecha's picture
by amatecha - 2012, January 5 - 1:53am

Ahh wow, nice! I used this for ages! Very nice to see on here Smile

MusicWorks's picture
by MusicWorks - 2012, January 4 - 11:48pm

Go for the VST/24 installer y'all!

It includes Score!


(and has 16 and 24bit mode)

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2012, January 4 - 8:41pm

It installs fine in Sheepshaver (8.6) but won't run. Hangs on the splash screen and Sheepshaver locks up. It may very well be my setup, but I wouldn't expect to get the full use out of it in an emulator.

I've added the web updaters/installers for VST Standard and Score as well. These need serials however (which I don't have). Still, it's good to have everything in one place.

MusicWorks's picture
by MusicWorks - 2012, January 4 - 8:12pm

This version of Cubase does work without any specific hardware (unlike Pro Tools for example) so it should be theoretically possible to use with emulation.

The only problem I can think of is the routing of sound channels in and out of Cubase...And well, usability in general. The engine is very good, specially for effects (but not so much for mixdown purposes, still prefer PT in that area). You could maybe use it as effects processor, if you like the plugins! Smile

If any of you does have a Macintosh to use this on, it is really worth it. I have always wanted to use this in my NuBus installation....but can't find those Audiomedia II ASIO drivers -been looking out for more than a year-. I am aware these ASIO drivers for the AMII card were available from Steinberg almost 20 years ago.

Works like a charm with most PCI cards (DSP Factory, this version was written specifically to make use of the powerful DSP on-board mixing capabilities, also with the Korg 1212, Audiowerk, etc.)

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2012, January 4 - 7:45pm

Thank for your efforts MusikWorks!
Your latest files were inflated fine with The Unarchiver.

Did somebody try the software with emulation already, or is that pointless as the software looks for dedicated hardware?

MusicWorks's picture
by MusicWorks - 2012, January 4 - 3:16pm

You are welcome Smile Really glad to share this with the Macintosh Garden community

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2012, January 4 - 3:09pm

This (and the tutorial disc) unpacked fine. Thanks again. These are great additions Smile

MusicWorks's picture
by MusicWorks - 2012, January 4 - 11:36am

UPDATE: After some problems with the previous image, I have uploaded a *fresh* Toast 5 Image file and updated the link. You can now download.

Compressed with Stuffit Deluxe 5.5


MCP's picture
by MCP - 2012, January 4 - 3:07am

Many people run into problems not so much with a particular version of StuffIt, but with installing multiple versions on their system without completely removing the remains of the prior installs. There are many files placed into the System Folder.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2012, September 23 - 9:01pm

I can extract a (useless) 6.1MB image with Stuffit15, that is said to have been created with a newer Stuffit version.
The info says that image is from 1994 but there are no useable files on it.
Stuffit7 fails to inflate the disk image too.
May we conclude the upload has been corrupted?
I had a similar issue with Stuffit5 recently. Thats why I changed to 7.

Dont throw the rulebook at me, but sometimes a zipped ISO image done with a Windows box is easily created and more versatile.

MusicWorks's picture
by MusicWorks - 2012, January 3 - 7:17pm

It is strange....The floppy sets I uploaded where packed with the same version of Stuffit as the CD Image files (Deluxe 5)

As soon as I manage to install another version of Stuffit I will recompress the disc image files. Was looking for the Deluxe 5.0 installation, but can't seem to find it around here....

If you need anything, just let me know

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2012, January 3 - 4:30pm

Hmm. I've tried Expander 5.1, 5,5, 6.0 and all give me an error after a few seconds that the integrity of the data fork can't be verified. Deluxe 5.1 can't verify them either.

I heard talk about certain Stuffit versions being problematic but never paid much attention as I'd never ran into archives that wouldn't unpack. Until now. Anyone have some ideas?

MusicWorks's picture
by MusicWorks - 2012, January 3 - 4:17pm

Stuffit Deluxe 5.0

Protocol 7's picture
by Protocol 7 - 2012, January 3 - 4:02pm

What version of Stuffit are you using? I can't extract this or the Bias Deck image. Your floppy uploads all extracted fine.