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Steinberg Recording Package 3

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A dedicated, Advanced Integrated controller, FireWire interface, and Cubase 5 DAW software.

Steinberg's Recording Equipment Package 3 features 2 pieces of hardware especially for Cubase by Steinberg and Yamaha, and precision-manufactured by Yamaha to the most exacting standards. the MR816 CSX FireWire Interface and the CC121 Advanced Integration Controller. The recording gear pack also comes with Cubase 5 software to provide you an all-round system solution for excellent flexibility and power next time you're ready to record and produce your own music.

MR816CSX FireWire Interface

The Steinberg MR816CSX is a FireWire interface designed by Steinberg and Yamaha to deliver unprecedented integration with Cubase. The Steinberg MR816 CSX fuses a fully featured FireWire interface and built-in DSP for breathtaking power. This Advanced Integration DSP Studio is the hardware centerpiece for latency-free recording and monitoring that fully exploits the flexibility and power of Steinberg's renowned Cubase Music Production System.

The MR816CSX FireWire Interface offers a full range of audio I/O options, onboard DSP, and renowned REV-X reverb. It houses 8 discrete Class A analog D-Pre mic preamps with combination XLR and TRS analog inputs, advanced inverted Darlington circuits, switchable phantom power per channel, and digital ADAT and S/PDIF I/O. The Steinberg MR816 CSX interface also offers the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip Plug-in, with DSP effects available as a VST3 plug-in in Cubase. The MR816 CSX FireWire interface works with Mac OS X, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.

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True Integrated Monitoring

Offering realtime, independent, and most importantly no-latency mixes with FX for several performers is an engineering challenge in itself. There are only one or two FireWire I/O interfaces on the market that can achieve this. Even these units are functionally isolated from the DAW software forcing the user to use additional mixing applications, in turn hampering workflow and splintering what should be a truly integrated production system.

The answer? Cubase and MR816 CSX. A solution defined by its ease-of-use, flexibility, and pure functional elegance. Running with Cubase, MR816 CSX removes any need for additional mixing software between DAW and I/O. All aspects of I/O handling, DSP management, and independent performer mixes are handled directly from within Cubase itself. With Cubase, these performer mixes are realized using the Studio Sends in the Control Room”a unique system that is completely integrated into the Cubase mixer. With the unique True Integrated Monitoring technology, Cubase manages all audio streams with perfect sync. No-latency mixes for performers with DSP FX are managed side-by-side with mixes played back through the Cubase audio engine that combine hard disk audio data and live streams being recorded at the same time”all within Cubase music software. Combined with other unique features, True Integrated Monitoring allows a highly efficient workflow that boosts productivity to new levels.

Flexible I/O

The Steinberg MR816 CSX FireWire Interface provides all the audio I/O connectivity needed for any audio recording situation:
¢8 'D-Pre' XLR/TRS combo connectors with Class A discrete preamps with +48v and -26dB pad switch per channel
¢8 analog balanced TRS outputs for separate studio performer mixes and a variety of different monitoring setups
¢One Hi-Z input for electric guitar or bass
¢Optical input and output port for ADAT digital audio streams or S/PDIF optical
¢S/PDIF coaxial input and output
¢WordClock port
¢2 independent headphone outputs with individual level control from the front panel
¢2 inserts for integration of additional hardware FX

D-Pre Mic Preamps

The MR816 CSX Interface features the latest generation of Yamaha microphone preamps: The 'D-Pre'. Meticulously engineered to the highest standards, these discrete Class A analog mic preamps feature combination XLR and TRS analog inputs for connection of 8 - 1/4" jack plugs or standard XLR connectors, supporting both balanced and unbalanced signals. Each D-Pre is fitted with a -26dB Pad selector as well as true 48-volt phantom power per channel. An additional phase-inversion capability and high-pass filter are available directly from the Cubase mixer or MR editor software via remote control. What sets these preamps apart? The audio quality of the 8 D-Pres can only be described as stunning. Each utilizes an advanced inverted Darlington circuit design and electronics components specifically designed for the MR816 CSX and MR816 X. The result is a sumptuously smooth and richly detailed sound normally only attained by preamps costing many times more; the outstanding sound of these mic pres obviate the need for all but the rarest vintage preamps. Just as important as the preamps are, of course, the converters behind them. The Steinberg MR816 CSX includes first-rate A/D and D/A converters that offer absolutely crystal-clear sound that portrays the sound with astonishing precision and clarity.

Each D-Pre is paired with a useful signal/peak lamp that lights up green when a signal between -40dB and -3dB is connected, warning with a red light if levels reach -3dB. Unlike many other preamps, the red warning light alerts the engineer not just when it's already too late and a signal has already clipped the converter behind it, but indicates that gain levels should be checked and monitored closely.

DSP Power for Cubase

On top of its excellent I/O capability, the MR816 CSX features an onboard DSP chip that runs up to 8 instances of the highly acclaimed Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip plug-in, featuring the latest compression and EQ technology. The MR816 CSX also features the renowned REV-X reverb, which is also found on many top Yamaha mixing consoles. Each independent monitor mix can utilize the DSP capability for an outstanding sound that every performer will feel extremely comfortable performing to. Optionally, the FX can be included in the signal recorded to the input track. The signal can, of course, also be recorded dry with no FX or bypassed completely. The Advanced Integration of MR816 CSX in Cubase goes even further. The full DSP capability is also available as VST3 plug-ins in Cubase when mixing.

With MR816 CSX, up to 8 instances of the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip plug-in can run as an insert plug-in in Cubase, as well as one instance of REV-X. This adds additional first-class FX capability that is available even when the computer's CPU is running under a high load. For Cubase owners, MR816 CSX combines not only outstanding I/O capability, extremely easy handling and no-latency monitor mixing, but also a powerful DSP capability”a peerless combination with an almost unbeatable price/performance ratio.

Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip with Compressor and EQ

The innovative Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip is a unique new compression and EQ tool that runs on DSP inside the MR816 CSX. While the first-class algorithms developed by Yamaha deliver sonically excellent equalization and compression, this unique new plug-in has also been designed for convenience, accessibility and simplicity of operation.

The Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip consists of a sidechain-enabled compressor and a 3-band parametric equalizer, which can be applied to up to 8 mono input channels or 4 stereo input channels on the MR816 CSX or on Cubase tracks during mixing. Both EQ and compressor were developed to attain a highly musical sound that can not only give audio signals new sparkle and punch or help (re)define their sonic personality, but also work adaptively on audio signals to blend them satisfyingly into a mix.

The first-class sonic qualities of the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip are not the only aspect that set it apart. It also features a unique new way to set up a great sound for just about any audio signal in next to no time: the Morph knob. Simply turning this knob smoothly morphs through both EQ and compression settings in combination, allowing the user to dial in the ideal sound very quickly just by using one single control element. Using the Morph knob is especially useful for recording situations where quick setup for EQ and compression is paramount. Newcomers to recording will also find this system very helpful, as presets for many common recording situations are included. The presets were designed by veteran audio engineers using their many years of recording experience, and cover ideal EQ and compression settings for instruments, drums, vocals, and many more situations. Each of the parameters can, of course, be edited singly from the interface, and individual setups stored as presets for later recall. As an additional workflow enhancement, the FireWire Interface also features built-in hardware control for the DSP effects, because both the Morph and Drive knobs can be remote controlled from the front panel of the MR816 CSX. The two multifunctional knobs can be assigned to these two settings simply by setting the MR816 CSX to MORPH mode on its front panel. This offers very intuitive hardware control over these two parameters directly from the MR816 CSX.

REV-X Reverb

The REV-X built into the MR816 CSX is a complex reverb algorithm developed by Yamaha. It provides a high-density, richly reverberant sound quality, with smooth attenuation, spread, and depth that work together to enhance the original sound. Yamaha's REV-X digital reverb algorithm is renowned for its high resolution and extraordinarily natural sound.

The MR816 CSX features three types of reverb effects: Hall, Room, and Plate simulations with reverb time and level control. Reverb Time and Level can be controlled either through Cubase or from the front panel of the MR 816 CSX. This superlative reverb processor also featured on Yamaha's premiere digital consoles is ideal for monitoring mixes for performers, but also adds a further excellent reverb to your available VST plug-ins on mixdown.

Complete Cubase user interface integration

The Steinberg MR816 CSX features direct integration into Cubase through unique windows and views within Cubase that appear only when they are connected. These interface elements allow full control of the hardware's functionality from within Cubase itself. This includes not only the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip and REV-X reverb DSP effects, but almost all hardware functionality in the MR816 CSX including performer mixes and their levels, phantom power selection, -26dB pad, high-pass filters and phase-inversion switch per input channel. The benefits are an extremely fast and intuitive workflow that handles software and hardware effectively as one system. Attention is focused on Cubase at all times without creative flow being broken off by having to open or edit in other applications. And because the features are all embedded in the Cubase graphic environment, they're very intuitive to use for anyone who is already used to Cubase”no need to adjust to another graphic environment to adjust levels for performer mix, for example. This is only one of the many Advanced Integration features between MR816 CSX and Cubase, which effectively meld hardware and software together into perhaps the most sophisticated production system available today.

Quick Connect: next-generation of plug and play and instant setup

As soon as the drivers are installed, Cubase automatically recognizes when the MR816 CSX is connected, featuring complete plug and play and very fast setup. MR816 CSX offers another stunningly unique feature: instant routing and rerouting of inputs to Cubase channels on the fly from the front panel of the I/O with the push of a single button! Just select a Cubase channel, and press a channel button on the I/O front panel, and that channel is instantly routed to the selected track. To help quickly identify which input is routed to the selected Cubase track, the front panel light for the channel flashes, showing which input is currently routed to that track.

Setting up a project with MR816 CSX is extremely easy and intuitive. Templates offer pre-made setups with routing and I/O configurations already set up, automatically creating and assigning inputs and outputs for connected devices. Additionally, if no input busses have yet been created within the project, selecting a Cubase track and pushing the button of the desired channel on the front panel not only routes that input to that track, but automatically creates either a mono or stereo bus as desired. The bottom line? No need to manually create busses or reassign I/Os in the VST Connections window, with obvious benefits for project workflow. No other combination of FireWire hardware and software offers such flexible and intuitive I/O handling within a software DAW. As one of the unique Advanced Integration features, Quick Connect helps MR816 CSX integrate completely into Cubase to form a next-generation software and hardware system that discards traditional boundaries between these two previously separate worlds.

Extendable system

Developed using advanced technologies to offer seamless scalability, this mixing and recording system offers many options to increase the number of available inputs, preamps, outputs, and DSP capability”all on the same FireWire port. Up to three MR816 CSXs can be used simultaneously by connecting them in daisy-chain fashion to a computer via IEEE1394 cables. Simply adding two more MR816 CSXs can easily expand the number of available channels for input and output across the system. MR816 CSX supports up to 48 input and output channels using only one FireWire port on the computer. Cubase recognizes all connected I/Os simultaneously with no additional setup required. Cubase also automatically assigns the correct I/O port configuration for one, two or three units, depending on how many are connected. Even when multiple MR816 CSXs are connected, parameters such as those for digital audio input/output, Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip, and REV-X are available for each device individually. The available DSP power of the entire system is also scalable with the addition of more units, as each DSP is available to Cubase in the form of VST3 plug-ins during mixdown. A system composed of 3 MR816 CSX offers not only 48 inputs and outputs, but also 24 instances of the unique Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip plug-in and three instances of high-quality REV-X reverb. Because of the highly flexible driver architecture, both MR816 CSX and MR816 X models are fully compatible with each other and run daisy-chained together on the same system, allowing full flexibility in creating a customized system that offers the needed number of inputs, outputs, and DSP capability.

Cubase AI4 included

Cubase AI4 is a special, compact version of Steinberg's famed music production system. Based on the same technology as Cubase, Cubase AI4 offers powerful yet easy-to-use software tools for audio recording, editing, MIDI sequencing, and mixing.

Steinberg CC121

The Steinberg CC121 is engineered specifically for the thousands of music production environments that use Cubase. The CC121 provides totally integrated tactile control of all parameters within Cubase. The CC121 controller's revolutionary and ultra-flexible AI Knob combines with a range of dedicated controls that mirror Cubase functions to offer a fast and intuitive user experience.

Instant plug-and-play

CC121 features full plug and play with Cubase, requiring no additional setup as a controller device. A swift, one-step installation procedure as a USB device is all that's required. Once the CC121 has been installed, Cubase detects the device when launched, and automatically binds CC121 into the Cubase production environment. To reflect this, the 'Cubase Ready' lamp lights up ” CC121 is ready to assume control. Instant plug and play is just one of the advantages of CC121 as a fully integrated controller with Cubase, bonding with Cubase to form one exhilaratingly powerful hardware/software production system.

USB bus-powered

The CC121 controller is powered using the USB bus on your computer. This means simply connecting the CC121 to a USB port offers full control over Cubase. When the included AC adapter is also connected, the precision fader is motorized, accurately displaying the volume level on the selected track.

Fully mirrored functionality

One of the major advantages of the CC121 is the software-hardware-mirroring. In distinction from DAW controllers you'll find all Cubase controlling functions in hardware exactly mirrored to their software counterpart. You don't need to learn where you've put the functions on your controller. You can work with your Cubase as intuitive as before but with the convenience of a hardware mixer. It's possible to control all functions with the push of a button. No more necessity for long mouse clicking ways.

AI Knob”Revolutionary Advanced Integration Controller

Perhaps the most innovative area of CC121 is the revolutionary AI Knob, a 'point and control' precision controller. Rather than attempting to replace traditional mouse pointing devices, the AI Knob harnesses the flexibility of a computer mouse to offer unprecedented speed when editing parameters and adjusting settings. The computer mouse is simply moved over the parameter, which is then automatically placed under full precision control through the AI Knob, with no need to make any additional settings in Cubase, any additional software module or on the interface itself. The parameter can be locked to the AI Knob to retain control when the mouse is moved elsewhere onscreen.

Dedicated Cubase controls

The unique AI Knob is paired with a range of dedicated, high-quality hardware controls over a huge range of Cubase transport, channel, and EQ features. High-quality controller switches and rotary knobs dedicated to specific functions mean no tedious stepping through parameters for control. Color coding that mirrors the Cubase buttons further supports easy navigation with CC121.

Transport section

The transport section of Cubase can be controlled directly from the CC121 with a compact and easy-to-use transport section that mirrors the Cubase transport bar.

Channel section

The CC121 is specifically designed for Cubase software, providing tremendous efficiency and speed in your workflow. CC121 offers dedicated control of Cubase channel settings including solo/mute, record arm, automation read/write as well as pan”all highlighted in the same colour as the graphic control in Cubase.
One of the most important features on CC121 is the motorized 100mm touch-sensitive fader. This top-quality component has an absolutely first-class feel normally only found on hardware mixing consoles costing many times more. This fader gives precision tactile control over volume settings for the selected track or group.
Another advantage of the very tight integration with Cubase comes in the form of the dedicated buttons to open both the VST Channel Settings and selected VST Instrument Track for detailed editing using the AI Knob and mouse.

EQ section

A unique feature of CC121 is the advanced Cubase Channel EQ in hardware form. Twelve dedicated rotary encoders offer precision control of the Cubase Channel EQ. Q-factor, Frequency and Gain all have their own rotary encoder for each band. Additional buttons provide control of the bypass switch for the EQ in the selected track, as well as selection of the EQ type. As with all the dedicated controls, the EQ section on the CC121 has been engineered to offer the best possible controller integration into the Cubase production environment, speeding up workflow and boosting creativity.

User-assignable section

The four Function buttons on the front panel can control various parameters of Cubase by assigning the desired parameter to each of these buttons. This may, for example, be zoom settings for the selected track. Also included are templates which automatically assign these controls for you, for example to the Cubase Control Room.

The CC121 controller works with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X.

Cubase 5 Music Production Software

Steinberg Cubase 5 adds even more creative possibilities and new technologies to the world's premier music production software. VariAudio and Pitch Correct provide integrated intonation editing for monophonic vocal recordings. Groove Agent ONE and Beat Designer change the game for beat creation, while the revolutionary LoopMash seamlessly blends loops, creating unimaginable variations. VST Expression tools for composers combine with the first VST3 convolution reverb and improved automation for more dynamic mixes. An array of additional enhancements and 64-bit technologies boost performance”all designed to inspire further musical creativity and productivity. And all of this is available at a price that won't kill your class budget.

Some of the highlights of Cubase 5

Loop Mash is a revolutionary virtual instrument offering a fresh and innovative way of playing with loops and creating dozens of seamlessly blendable variations to get that original beat going.
¢Drum sampling deluxe: Groove Agent ONE pairs powerful drum sampling with detailed sound shaping”all seamlessly integrated into Cubase. Not only does it handle import of sliced loop and MPC files, it also rocks right out of the box with its own custom library of acoustic, urban, and Hip-Hop drum kits.
¢Beat it: Beat Designer is a hot new-to-the-series beat construction plug-in that allows you to get hands-on with beats for step programming and designing drum patterns in an easy yet powerful way, working hand in hand with Groove Agent ONE.
¢Total vocal editing: VariAudio offers completely integrated pitch and note length editing for individual notes in monophonic vocal recordings”bridging the gap between traditional MIDI and audio editing.
¢On-the-fly pitch correction: The new-to-the-series Pitch Correct VST3 plug-in brings easy and automatic intonation control and scale correction of vocal and monophonic instrument recordings to Cubase.
¢Experience in space: REVerence is a new-to-the series VST 3 convolution reverb processor, capable of emulating speakers, analog gear, and any natural room or hall imaginable”in stereo or surround with over 70 responses included. Steinberg's VST 3 standard has to offer benefits from every single aspect.
¢New automation handling: More transparency and flexibility in automation, with a new, large control panel for lightning-fast
access, Suspend Read/Write, new commands, and more.
¢Rule-based consolidation: Cubase 5 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.

Creative Composing and Sequencing

Cubase 5 provides you all the tools you need to record and edit with peerless precision and speed.

Intuitive music notation and professional MIDI sequencing has never been easier

Cubase 5 includes the most intuitive MIDI sequencer available. Based on 25 years of experience in developing easy-to-use editing and powerful composing features, Cubase once again sets a milestone with version 5. It offers an incredibly functional, complete MIDI composing and sequencing toolset. The strengths of the Cubase MIDI environment lie not only in the sheer depth of its capabilities, because it has been designed from the ground up to be accessible, easy to work with, and effortlessly intuitive.

Key Editor

The Key Editor is a breathtakingly powerful yet transparent function where melodies, chords, arrangements, and performances take shape, and where ideas are sketched out, developed, and taken to their full potential. Entering, cutting, moving, and transposing individual notes or whole chords, editing any of the hundreds of MIDI parameters available or reworking even the most subtle nuances of a MIDI performance are just some of the tasks for which the Key Editor has been developed and refined continuously by Steinberg for over two decades. With the In-place Editing function, you can also process MIDI parts directly in the Project window in context with other tracks.

Score Editor

The Score Editor is a full notation environment completely integrated within Cubase that lets you view your music in the form of scores, with full support for just about all symbol, display, and editing options that this entails. With support for lyrics and remarks as well as drum notes, guitar tablature, and lead sheets, the Cubase Score Editor includes hundreds of professional notation symbols; simply select the tools needed to create fully professional score layouts for others including soloists, orchestras, and choirs.

Thanks to full Music XML Import/Export support, even exchanging scores with other notation packages takes only a matter of seconds. Adding to the stunning MIDI Meaning feature, the new VST Expression's capability has been engineered to offer a new level of speed and intuitiveness when working with large sample libraries by introducing dynamic support for articulations and expressive notation that is automatically interpreted by a VST instrument. Cubase 5 features a great combination of fully featured composition, recording, and mixing environments with comprehensive scoring features” ideal for composers.

Drum Editor

The Drum Editor is a highly intuitive yet powerful window for constructing and reworking beats, rhythms, and grooves as well as creating individual drum maps for every employed instrument, offering a plethora of features to let you come up with the perfect rhythm for your song or production.

List Editor

The List Editor is a powerful MIDI editing tool that offers fast access to every single aspect of a MIDI note and can be a huge timesaver in complex projects.

MIDI plug-ins

To inspire you even further, Cubase includes a huge set of MIDI plug-ins to enrich your compositions, with their vast array of additional tools to manipulate MIDI information in your project. The MIDI plug-ins include creative tools such as a new drum step sequencer Beat Designer, a powerful Arpeggiator, MIDI pattern sequencer, and a MIDI chord processor, as well as functional plug-ins such as a MIDI compressor for equalizing velocity variance and a Context Gate for selective MIDI data triggering/filtering. If you're already a Cubase owner, you'll be excited to find that all MIDI plug-ins in Cubase 5 have a redesigned user interface. Additionally, several plug-ins offer minor enhancements over previous versions in Cubase 4, such as Chorder with its Learn function.

VST Expression

With Cubase 5, Steinberg offers even more creative compositional tools. A new VST Expression feature revolutionizes working with instrument articulations. VST Expression allows seamless, transparent and most importantly, integrated editing of articulations with full control over multiple articulations in the Key and Score Editors. Articulations noted in the Score Editor can be played back immediately by sample-based orchestra libraries”in real time.

Virtual Keyboard

New to Cubase is a virtual MIDI keyboard that allows you to play and record notes by using the computer mouse or the keyboard”ideal for composing when on the go.

MIDI Monitor

The new MIDI Monitor plug-in can analyze incoming and played-back MIDI events from the host in real time for full transparency of the MIDI information being recorded. Event type filters ease displaying and finding MIDI data, which can be exported to a file.

Peerless Recording and Editing

A new generation of capabilities for recording and editing are incuded in Cubase 5. With its emphasis not only on technology and precision but also on user-friendliness, and ergonomics, Cubase 5 provides you with all the tools you need to record and edit with peerless precision and speed. At the same time, Cubase 5 is even easier to use than ever before.

Next-generation audio engine

The award-winning Cubase audio engine delivers a crystal-clear 32-bit floating-point resolution and 96kHz sample rate, with pristine sound quality that is the hallmark of the Cubase 5 music production experience. The next-generation audio engine includes true surround capability throughout, with each track and channel offering up to 6 discreet channels, ready for 5.1 surround. Steinberg's VST3 standard is also supported by Cubase 5, with many additional features including dynamic I/O assignment for plug-ins that automatically adapts to the track or mixer channel the plug-in is inserted on. Cubase 5 also offers many recording features such as Retrospective Record, which means that no take ever gets lost because record mode wasn't engaged in time.

Convenient recording

Cubase 5 also offers convenient recording capabilities with exemplary FX handling: any VST plug-in can be recorded with the signal, or simply used for monitoring while the untouched, pristine signal is recorded in Cubase. The intuitive user interface supports even the largest recording rigs, with easy-to-use folders, customizable track views, and custom color schemes for tracks that differentiate track types at a glance. Handling inputs and outputs in Cubase is effortless: the VST Connections window allows you to not only set up custom I/O setups and customize port names but also switch between different I/O setups on the fly.

A huge range of additional functions engineered to accelerate recording workflows are also included in the latest version of Cubase. When preparing to record large sessions with high track counts, the new Arm/Disarm All Audio Tracks function speeds up handling of large recording setups. To prevent accidentally disabling the record button when recording, the new Lock Record function can be set using a key command. And the new Remaining Record Time display keeps you up to date on how much recording space you've got left on your system, letting you keep a watchful eye over valuable hard drive space and helping you plan your recording session accordingly.

Sample Editor

The Cubase Sample Editor allows you almost limitless creative freedom while editing audio. A full editing toolset offers a huge range of functions that not only cover common editing tasks right down to the sample level. The Cubase 5 loop functions are a boon for anyone using loops in their project, including fully automatic Hitpoint recognition and the extensive yet intuitive Audio Warp tools.

Whether you want to adapt drum loops to the song tempo, transpose and time-stretch instruments, or analyze and directly edit notes of monophonic vocal recordings with the new VariAudio technology, apply any of the myriad audio processes or the included next-generation VST3 plug-ins. Editing audio material is a non-destructive operation”all edits are stored in the Task List and can be undone at any time. In addition, an offline process history lets you remove, replace, and edit every effect added to an audio file in the course of processing. Cubase 5 is the complete production environment for fast, intuitive, and qualitatively outstanding audio tools that allow you to manipulate audio in almost any way imaginable.

Control Room

But that's not all: The Cubase 5 Control Room is a uniquely powerful recording and monitoring environment with custom buses and setups for up to four studio sends for performers, full talkback and metronome integration, custom monitor setups and much more.

Engineered exclusively for Steinberg's audio producti

MR816CSX FireWire Interface
  • A latency-free recording and monitoring environment
  • Unprecedented integration with Cubase
  • 8 discrete Class A analog 'D-Pre' mic preamps
  • DSP-powered FX including reknowned REV-X reverb
  • Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip plug-in
  • Advanced inverted Darlington circuits
  • Switchable phantom power per channel
  • Digital ADAT and S/PDIF I/Os
  • Supports Mac OS X, Windows XP and Windows Vista
CC121 Advanced Integration Software Controller
  • Ultra-precision Advanced Integration controller knob with 'point and control' support: controls any visual Cubase parameter, internal FX setting or VSTi parameter using mouse pointer selection
  • Instant plug and play with 'Cubase Ready' LED”no additional setup or parameter assigning required
  • One motorized 100mm touch-sensitive fader
  • Dedicated control of Cubase channel settings including solo/mute, record arm, 'e' settings button, automation read/write, pan and VSTi editor
  • Full Cubase EQ section in hardware with 12 dedicated rotary encoders, with mode selection and bypass switches
  • User-assignable section with Cubase-integrated presets for Control Room studio sends and monitoring setup.
  • Supports Windows XP Windows Vista and Mac OS X
Cubase 5 Music Production Software
  • Award-winning 32-bit floating-point audio engine
  • Virtually unlimited number of audio tracks
  • Unlimited number of MIDI tracks
  • Unlimited number of instrument tracks
  • Physical Inputs/Outputs: 256
  • Group channels: 256
  • Audio channel Insert slots: 8
  • FX Send channels: 8
  • FX Return Channels: 64
  • VST audio effect insert slots: 8
  • MIDI effect insert slots: 4
  • VST Instrument Slots: 64
  • VST3 plug-in support
  • ReWire support
  • Number of mixer views: 3
  • Control Room provides full control over external sources, alternative monitor sets, talkback, and independent studio mixes inside the VST mixer Extended Channel EQ: VST 3 Studio EQ
  • Extended Mixer view
  • Sidechain inputs
  • Full surround sound with real multichannel audio path up to 5.1
  • External FX
  • External instruments
  • Automation modes: touch fader, x-over, autolatch, trim
  • Volume envelopes
  • Automation panel
  • Hardware controller support
  • Channel Batch Export function
  • Unlimited Undo and Redo functions
  • Offline Process History for built-in audio audio and all plug-ins
  • Full MediaBay and VSTSound support
  • Track presets
  • Studio connections: Recall + Audio Recall
  • Workspaces (virtual desktops)
  • Project Browser
  • Recording modes: Mix, Overwrite, Normal, Merge, Stacked
  • Recording from busses
  • Editors: Key, List, Basic Score
  • Drum Editor
  • Logical Editor
  • Project Logical Editor
  • Inplace Editor (MIDI Editing in Project Window)
  • Advanced options in tempo editor
  • Extended Track Inspector (shows VSTi channel for MIDI Tracks)
  • MIDI devices (device maps and editors)
  • Professional score layout and printing functions (incl. MusicXML
  • Import + Export)
  • Arranger Track for pattern style arranging including new live performance options
  • Global Transpose track
  • Tempo and Signature Track in Project Window
  • VariAudio (note detection/editing and intonation control for
  • monophonic vocal recordings)
  • VST Expression support
  • Audio Warp (Realtime time stretching plus pitch shifting)
  • Time Warp tool
  • Pitch Shifting/Time Stretching algorithm: MPEX4 + Realtime
  • Dithering: Apogee UV22HR
  • Key command macros
  • Pool import/export
  • Track archives
  • Extended Freeze for VST instruments and audio tracks
  • Track Quick controls
  • Full MP3 Fraunhofer encoding
  • Windows Media WMA Pro Encoding
  • OMF import/export
  • Sequel project import
  • Number of VST MIDI effects plug-ins included: 18
  • Number of VST audio effects plug-ins included: 58
  • Number of VST instruments included: 8
  • Number of instrument sounds included: 1,623
  • Full printed Operations Manual
  • Mac OS X Universal Binary
  • Multi-processing support
  • Windows Vista 64 native Cubase 64-bit version
Audio Plug-Ins
  • AmpSimulator
  • AutoPan
  • Bitcrusher
  • Chopper
  • Chorus
  • Cloner
  • Compressor
  • DaTube
  • DeEsser (SPL)
  • Distortion
  • DualFilter
  • EnvelopeShaper
  • Expander
  • Flanger
  • Gate
  • GEQ-10
  • GEQ-30
  • Grungelizer
  • Limiter
  • Maximizer
  • Metalizer
  • MIDI Gate
  • Mix6to2
  • MixConvert
  • ModMachine
  • MonoDelay
  • MonoToStereo
  • MultibandCompressor
  • MultiScope
  • Octaver
  • Phaser
  • PingPongDelay
  • PitchCorrect
  • REVerence
  • RingModulator
  • Roomworks
  • Roomworks SE
  • Rotary
  • SMPTE Generator
  • SoftClipper
  • Standard Channel EQ
  • StepFilter
  • StereoDelay
  • StereoEnhancer
  • StudioChorus
  • StudioEQ
  • Surround Panner
  • Test Generator
  • Tonic
  • Tranceformer
  • Tremolo
  • Tuner
  • UV22HR
  • Vibrato
  • VintageCompressor
  • VSTDynamics
  • WahWah
MIDI plug-ins
  • Arpache 5
  • Arpache SX
  • Auto LFO
  • Beat Designer
  • Chorder
  • Compressor
  • Context Gate
  • Density
  • Micro Tuner
  • MIDI Control
  • MIDI Echo
  • MIDI Modifiers
  • MIDI Monitor
  • Note 2 CC
  • Quantizer
  • StepDesigner
  • Track Control
  • Transformer
Virtual Instruments
  • Embracer
  • Groove Agent ONE
  • LoopMash
  • Monologue
  • Prologue
  • Spector
  • Mystic
  • HALion ONE
  • Included: Cubase 5 installation DVD (PC/OSX hybrid)
  • VST Sound Collection Vol.1 DVD (PC/OSX hybrid)
  • HALion Symphonic Orchestra 16-bit Edition Trial DVD-1 + 2
  • Printed "Getting Started" and "Operations Manual"
  • Steinberg Copy Protection Key with pre-installed 25-hours license
  • License code for Steinberg Key on printed card, License Disclaimer (printed)
Minimum System Requirements
    Macintosh Windows
    • Minimum required: Mac OSX 10.5.5
    • PowerPC G5 (Intel Core Duo CPU
    • recommended)
    • 1024 MB RAM
    • Display resolution of 1280 x 800 recommended
    • CoreAudio compatible audio hardware
    • DVD-ROM drive with dual-layer support
    • 4GB of free HD space
    • USB component port for Seinberg Key (copy protection)
    • Internet Connection required for license activation
    • Windows XP (SP2) or Windows Vista (The included Cubase 5 64-bit version natively supports Vista 64)
    • CPU 2 GHz (Dual Core CPU recommended)
    • 1024 MB RAM
    • Display resolution of 1280x800 recommended
    • Windows DirectX compatible audio hardware;
    • (ASIO compatible audio hardware recommended for low latency performance).
    • DVD-ROM drive with dual-layer support
    • USB component port for Seinberg Key (copy
    • protection)
    • Internet Connection required for license activation
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