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Steinberg Cubase Essentials w/ Ci2 Interface Bundle

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A condensed version of Steinberg's flasgship DAW with an advanced integrated audio interface.

The Cubase Essential 5 Software / CI2 Interface Bundle combines a paired down version of Steinberg's digital audio workstation software”letting you experience some of its more popular features”with an advanced integration, USB-powered audio interface and controller. The combination gives you an inexpensive, ready-to-go, easy-to-use music production system.

Cubase Essential 5 Software
Steinberg Cubase Essential 5 is your gateway to the world of the Cubase digital audio workstation. With an easy, intuitive approach to composing, recording, editing, and mixing, Cubase Essential 5 shines with the same user interface and award-winning audio engine as the Steinberg Cubase 5 advanced music production system used by countless professionals around the globe.

The latest incarnation of Cubase Essential includes enhancements like the new-to-the-series PitchCorrect plug-in to automatically correct vocal intonation, Beat Designer to produce beats and rhythms in next to no time, over 700 instruments and sounds to kick-start your projects as well as many other exciting innovations. So, whether you're composing songs at home, recording your band in the rehearsal room or remixing the latest hip-hop and dance tracks on a laptop while on the move: Cubase Essential 5 combines premium virtual instruments, outstanding audio and MIDI VST effects with a vast range of proven editing and sequencing tools while being extremely easy to use.

On-the-fly pitch correction
Cubase Essential 5 software's PitchCorrect VST3 plug-in brings easy and automatic intonation control and scale correction of vocal and monophonic instrument recordings to Cubase. The advanced note detection and correction engine heals up any intonation without noticeable artifacts and preserves the sonic audio quality of the original performance.

Designer beats and grooves
Beat Designer is the hot new-to-the-series beat construction plug-in that really allows getting hands-on with beats for step programming and designing drum patterns in an easy yet powerful wayBeat Designer also works hand in hand with the MediaBay and the new beat pattern file type for an ultra-fast beat creation workflow.

More sounds for more music
A prologue to epic sound
Prologue is an exceptional polyphonic subtractive synthesizer with incredible sound shaping capabilities. The included library features 330 designed sounds with that unique Prologue character ” from cutting leads to earthshaking basses and ultra-expressive pads.

HALion ONE expanded
Cubase Essential 5 Essential adds almost 240 premium instrument sounds for HALion ONE, including the entire HALion ONE Studio Set previously found in Cubase 5 and Cubase Studio 5 only.

Autopan audio-effect processor
This creative new-to-the-series VST3 effect is the ideal way of using the stereo field imaginatively in songs and compositions.

Enhanced MIDI
MIDI loop support
Users can build their personal custom MIDI part library and access thousands of preproduced MIDI loops, including their unique and associated instrument sounds to fuel the artist's creativity.

MIDI effects reloaded
All MIDI effects in Cubase Essential 5 have a fully redesigned user interface and extended functionality. Cubase Essential 5 also includes three new-to-the-series effects: MIDI Monitor, Apache SX and the Context Gate.

MIDI automation enhancements
Cubase Essential interfaces CC data with the Cubase automation, bridging the gap between part-based MIDI controller and track-based automation data routed to the same target. Now it's easy to use both systems side by side and handle layered controller/automation data in a consistent way.

Smoother Workflow
MediaBay optimizations
All aspects of MediaBay have been expanded and improved in Cubase Essential including the visibility of existing media content, faster searching and browsing, and overall improved performance plus the introduction of the beat pattern file type for Beat Designer.

Refined editing

Thanks to the new-to-the-series info-line, the Sample Editor now allows even faster access to the most important parameters.

Recording enhancements
Cubase Essential 5 features new-to-the-series handy tools like the Remaining Record Time Display and the Lock Record function.

Virtual MIDI keyboard

Made for mobile musicians mind, Cubase now allows using the computer keyboard or the mouse to play virtual instruments or edit MIDI notes.

Low latency for all
Cubase Essential 5 takes full advantage of the latest audio driver technologies Microsoft Windows Vista and supports generic and onboard sound hardware with lower latencies than ever before.

Cubase is a household name in many parts of the world ” a byword for musical creativity using a computer. First released in 1989, Cubase is one of the most successful music production systems, having sold in almost countless numbers to musicians, producers and composers all over the globe. The Cubase philosophy puts the latest computer and audio technologies at the disposal of artists in a way that opens up new possibilities, allows musicians and producers to venture into new artistic territory and give their creativity free reign. Cubase really supports artists through every stage of music production, from the inception of the first fleeting idea through its development right into the final version, regardless of the task at hand.

CI2 Advanced-Integration USB Studio
The Steinberg CI2 is a USB-powered audio interface and controller with Advanced Integration features. The CI2, and the included Cubase AI 5 software, present a complete recording system providing an entry-level plug-and-play audio recording and production solution for recording vocals and instrument with a computer in next to no time.

Reflecting a profound system integration are advanced functions including Interactive Recording for hands-free-recording, the Project Assistant for easy project operating and the browse functionality to name a few. The CI2 and Cubase AI 5 offers the user great easy-to-use features at a very good price to value ratio.

The Steinberg CI2 USB audio interface combines the high-quality audio hardware, built and designed together with Yamaha, with a dedicated version of Cubase 5. It is an interface and controller in one, providing two separate mic preamps with +48V and a single Hi-Z as well as a controller part featuring the AI knob. With 24-bit resolution and a sampling rate of 48kHz, the CI2 offers a professional digital audio recording standard that lets the user record music in studio quality.

The CI2 is fully USB-powered making it possible to record music whenever and wherever without having to find a mains outlet. The user can simply plug the CI2 into a notebook, connect a microphone or guitar to the Steinberg CI2 and start jamming on the spot.

Cubase Essential 5 Software
  • Based on the Steinberg Cubase advanced music production system used by professionals around the world
  • Award-winning 32-bit floating-point Steinberg Audio Engine
  • Up to 64 simultaneous audio tracks with 24-bit/96-kHz
  • Superb audio/MIDI recording, editing, and mixing application
  • Complete suite of 33 audio and 17 MIDI VST effect processors, including PitchCorrect for vocal intonation correction and an extraordinary sounding AmpSimulator
  • Over 700 instrument sounds for the included HALion ONE sample player and Prologue subtractive synthesizer
  • AudioWarp system for time-stretching and pitch-shifting in real time
  • MediaBay file and preset management system
  • Streamlined score editing and printing feature set
  • Cross-platform for Windows and Mac OS X Universal Binary
CI2 Advanced-Integration USB Studio
  • Instant plug-and-play
  • AI ready LED
  • Project assistant
  • Browse function
  • Interactive recording
  • AI knob
  • USB powered
  • Includes:
  • Tools for CI2 CD-ROM
  • Cubase AI 5 DVD-ROM
  • Operation Manual
  • USB cable

Get into the world of Cubase with this gateway music production package. Order today!

Cubase Essential 5 Software
    Minimum system requirements
    • Mac:
    • OS X 10.5.5
    • PowerPC G5 (Intel Core Duo CPU recommended)
    • 1024MB RAM
    • Display resolution 1280 x 800 recommended
    • CoreAudio compatible audio hardware
    • DVD-ROM drive with dual-layer support
    • 4GB of free HD space
    • USB component port for USB-eLicenser (copy protection)
    • Internet connection required for license activation
    • PC:
    • Windows XP or Windows Vista
    • 2GHz CPU (dual core CPU recommended)
    • 1024MB RAM
    • Display resolution 1280 x 800 pixels recommended
    • Windows DirectX compatible audio hardware (ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low-latency performance)
    • DVD-ROM drive with dual-layer support
    • 4GB of free HD space
    • USB component port for USB-eLicenser (copy protection)
    • Internet connection required for license activation
    CI2 Advanced-Integration USB Studio
      • AD/DA: 24-bit
      • Sample Rate: 48kHz (max.)
      • Gain: +60dB (-60dB ” .16dB)
      • Hi-Z switch Input Impedance: 500 ohms
      • Frequency response: 20Hz- 20kHx (-3dB @ 1kHz)
      • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.05% @ 1 kHz, output level: +4 dBu)
      • Dynamic range: 96dB (A-weighted)
      • Power Consumption (USB Powered): 5 V 500 mA 2.5W
      • Power Requirements: USB-powered
      • Physical dimensions (HxWxD): 1.78" x 7.48" x 5.29", (45.4 x 190 x 134.5mm)
      • Net Weight: 1.58lb. (720g)
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