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Steinberg Model E VST synth re-released for free

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Steinberg Model E: now there's a blast from the past.

Steinberg Model E: now there's a blast from the past.

Steinberg Model E

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Steinberg VB-1

Steinberg's Model E holds quite a significant claim to fame, for it was one of the very first commercially available VST plug-in instruments (Native Instruments' Pro-Five came out about the same time as we recall).

Now, more than 11 years after it made its debut, Steinberg has brought this synth back, and it's made it available for free.

Taking inspiration from the Minimoog, Model E is PC and Mac compatible, and there's even a 64-bit version. It comes as part of the VST Classics Vol 1 pack, which also contains the VB-1 virtual bass guitar.

You can download VST Classics Vol 1 on the Steinberg website. Note that this is an unsupported release, so if it doesn't work for you, you're on your own.

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology.