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Steinberg Houston

23-Sep-2017

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Steinberg Houston



Category:  Products / studio-gear + dj / master-keys/controller

Added: 21-Sep-01  |  Author: admin

New price: $1999.00  |   S/H price: Not listed

Steinberg Houston

Steinberg Media Technologies AG, have unvieled the new 'Houston' remote controller at the for Nuendo and Cubase VST production systems... Hopefully this'll open the floodgates for more of these types of products from a variety of manufacturers', which frankly, I can't see why there is not an abundance of already as this is EXACTLY what is the missing 'hole' in the PC music-making market... so this has to be good news, although the price is ludicrously high imo and currently is only aimed at pro-studio's with cash to spare to put into 'ease of operation' features.

Houston is a MIDI/USB remote controller for Steinberg’s VST audio engine. It features nine 100mm touch sensitive motorized faders, (8 channel & one master), eight rotary encoders with LED position indicators and a matrix of buttons, to bring all aspects of the VST mixer within easy reach. Additionally it possesses a large LCD display, transport controls and an jog & scrub wheel, a numeric keypad for entering values, and for selecting setups & marker positions.

Houstonīs operating system is designed for total hands-on mixing within Nuendo or Cubase VST, without having to use the mouse or PC keyboard. It provides access to potentially every parameter available in VST windows. Houston uses an all-for-one or one-for-all layout, meaning that both the display and related rotary encoders are showing the same parameter for all eight channels or eight related parameters for one channel.

The illuminated function matrix clearly indicates the current display mode. Houston is designed so that all basic VST parameters are only one button push away. If a set of related parameters require more than a set of eight controls, the page up and page down buttons quickly move to the additional parameters. However the user still remains in the context of the selected function group so that itīs not necessary to repeatedly press buttons to find the required parameters.

Both plug-in parameters for VST audio effects and VST Instruments can be displayed, edited and automated from the Houstonīs controls.

Houston supports the Cubase VST mixer views and window sets. It is possible to open and close windows completely remotely, and to change the currently addressed set of eight channels, and these can be any of the VST audio channels regardless of whether they are audio, group or synthesizer channels.

Houston is a compact desktop unit with built in mains power supply. It is the same width as a standard PC keyboard and designed to complement it as the ultimate controller for the virtual studio.

Houston will be available from January, 2001 for USD $1999.00 ... street prices will be less of course...













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Product:  Steinberg - Houston
Name: gs
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Date: 27-Nov-00

that looks cool, and it's about time more gear like this was available but gadzooks, isn't that a tad expensive??

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Product:  Steinberg - Houston
Name: JTL
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Date: 27-Nov-00

Three words: E-Z-BUS!!! Event fucks this thing up...can you say 12 analoge ins? and spdif? and optical ins? and OUTS!!! and it does all this for $700?sorry steiny, you are only good for pirated HD recording software!

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Product:  Steinberg - Houston
Name: mathew wilson
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Activity: Professional
Date: 28-Nov-00

i have seen this machine in a demo and it's very expensive and not that great. go for a yamaha 10v ex demo Ģ850 much better. i like the comment about stienberg only being good for pirated software ha ha.

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Product:  Steinberg - Houston
Name: phunkytek
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Activity: Professional
Date: 28-Nov-00

I'm glad to see it too, but for $1399 I bought a yamaha o1v and it automates vst flawlessly, and offers more simaltaneous sliders, and it can be taken to the gig as a live mixer or a great studio mixer. I think a $1000 USD would be more the tune for the Houston.

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Product:  Steinberg - Houston
Name: rhyze
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Activity: Professional
Date: 02-Dec-00

I have yet to see any specs regarding I/O and wonder if it is only a control surface, not an audio/MIDI interface. If it controls EVERY parameter within Cubase and Nuendo and is also supposed to act as an audio/ MIDI I/O I can't help but wonder about it's ability to pass all that info down a USB pipe. A limited I/O, limited control surface, maybe. Fully featured I/O and full control under USB? I'll believe it when I see it. I've researched this topic ,in depth, for the past six months and USB is very limited when it comes to what you can shove down it's throat. Cost considerations aside, I believe that Tascam and Event carefully chose their respective I/O configurations based upon the available bandwidth of the current USB spec. If it's a USB2 device, thats another story requiring, yet again, hardware upgrades.

In my case I use a Tascam US-428, a USB1 device, for my laptop and in order to use a USB2 device I would have to purchase another laptop (which would suck). I guess for desktop users it's only a matter of purchasing a USB2 adaptor card to replace their current USB interface.

I want more info. Real specs, not marketing hype.

Mick

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Product:  Steinberg - Houston
Name: Q-Bass
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Activity: Professional,Hobby-ist
Date: 14-Jan-01

Nice thingy.....Looks a bit like the Mackie HUI. But the price....errrrrr
I go with u guys....O1V is a much better choise.....
It looks like Steinberg got it's software/hardware development in order....but please guys.....fire your marketing personel.

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Product:  Steinberg - Houston
Name: ]BOMB|FREAK[
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Activity: Professional
Date: 18-Feb-01

First I don't believe it is such expensive... it is nothing but a controller! A yammi 01 digital mixer isn't that expensive, has very complex controlling functions for cubase AND IS a digital mixer!
But when on market... i will get it! the price won't matter! It's a so mighty tool! (I produce with VST and softsynths / softsamplers only...)

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Product:  Steinberg - Houston
Name: Syprik
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Activity: Professional
Date: 18-Feb-01

Please...the Houston is the biggest load of stinking sopp I've seen Steinberg bring up since 5.0. First Steinberg puts there Cubase VST users through Betaland and now they try and hook people on this overpriced interface? They should get Midex 8 and VST 5.0 working before they unload another terd.

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Product:  Steinberg - Houston
Name: Matthew
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Activity: part-timer
Date: 07-Aug-01

Can someone tell me more about the Yamaha o1v? Especially interested in user experiences...

Please reply to e-mail.

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Product:  Steinberg - Houston
Name: boo
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Date: 09-Aug-01

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Product:  Steinberg - Houston
Name: Syela
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Activity: part-timer
Date: 01-Aug-12

A note for REAPER users (AKA those of us that use these tutorials for pioructdon info as opposed to just Reason tutorials). Some of the samples in the Boyinaband Dubstep pack are of an unsupported wav format that WILL CRASH REAPER when loaded into some VSTs. I believe it's some of the longer drum loops. Be extra cautious when loading these into your sampler or anything else that would put them in memory.

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