Germany’s Steinberg Research launched a 24-track Sequencer program for the Atari that blew away just about anything else on the market in the late 80s.
For those of you who don’t know about the Atari it’s a 16-bit micro with one megabyte of onboard memory and a screen display that utilises a system called GEM.
It uses windows, boxes, pull-down menus etc – and, of course, the famous ‘mouse’.
The Pro-24 uses all of these graphic facilities to their maximum which is stored in about 190K of memory space! and if you’ve never worked with the Atari before, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how ‘user-friendly’ everything is.
Before you can load the Pro-24, you must first insert a supplied ‘key’ into the cartridge port of the computer.
How did we use it?
We used the Pro-24extensively in our earlier tracks for all the magical arrangements connecting our analogue and digital synthesisers and drum-machines. These days its easy to forget all this as everything can be done on a laptop with samples! The Pro-24 was the first professional sequencer software packaged we used and it beat the competition e.g. Cakewalk hands down!