I used Pro24III back in the 80’s. It worked so well that I never upgraded to Cubase. I spent my money on keyboards, because computers and software were too volatile then, but Pro24III was rock solid. I kept using it until I got married in '94 and spent the next few decades raising kids. As a result, I have a bunch of old .sng files that need conversion to .cpr to work in Cubase 10.5. I only need Elements for now, but eventually I’d get Pro. This suggestion is a result of this thread:
I’ve already converted the .sng files to .all files using an old Cubase on the STeem Atari emulator. But now I need to put these through SE3 to get them from .all to .cpr. Two problems…
1 - I need 10.5 Artist to get a license to load SE3 (I only want Elements for right now)
2 - I may need an old XP machine or an XP VM to run SE3 if XP Compatibility in Win10 doesn’t work.
All this just for the sake of converting a bunch of .sng to .all to .cpr I don’t want to convert the old files to .mid because I want to preserve all the patterns/parts.
How about if Steinberg were to create a small standalone utility program that converts all the old formats to .cpr? Then we wouldn’t need to deal with Atari emulators, old XP machines, license issues, and whatever.
How about it, guys?