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Steinberg ships MR816 CSX/X and CC121 Advanced Integration Hardware

New generation of integrated hardware/software systems
with Cubase 4.5

Hamburg, September 3 2008 – Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH is pleased to announce that the MR816 CSX and MR816 X Advanced Integration DSP Studios and the CC121 Advanced Integration Controller are now shipping to Steinberg resellers worldwide. Designed by Steinberg and Yamaha and manufactured by Yamaha in Japan, the new hardware units are the result of the ongoing technological cooperation between the software and hardware experts at both companies.

“The shipping of MR816 CSX, MR816 X and CC121 is a landmark event for Steinberg,” comments Stefan Schreiber, Steinberg’s Marketing Manager for Hardware. “Utilizing new integrative technologies, these new products combine with Cubase to form an extremely powerful production environment with peerless integration between hardware and software, one that offers not only myriad workflow advantages but also outstanding sonic characteristics,” Schreiber continues.

MR816 CSX and MR816 X Advanced Integration DSP Studios are two first-class 16-channel FireWire interfaces that integrate directly into Cubase at core level. Among the features available with Cubase are True Integrated Monitoring™, Quick Connect, full user interface integration into Cubase as well as the accessibility of DSP capability in Cubase as a VST3 plug-in. But the integration with and 1:1 functional mirroring of the hardware with Cubase are not the only stand-out characteristic of these two new units. “The eight D-Pre microphone preamps have been designed to offer outstanding sonic characteristics,” Schreiber explains, “while the quality of the REV-X reverb on both units and the unique EQ and compression tools offered by the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip plug-ins on the MR816 CSX further underline the exceptional quality of this system. And while MR816 CSX and MR816 X are the ideal I/O for any Cubase owner, the included ASIO and CoreAudio drivers offer compatibility with any DAW supporting these two standards,” Schreiber adds.

CC121 Advanced Integration Controller is a made-for-Cubase precision controller featuring a combination of dedicated controls for Cubase functions with the ultra-flexible AI Knob. “This one-of-a-kind combination keeps the musician or producer absolutely focused on their project,” Schreiber continues. “The advanced ergonomics harness the speed of the mouse as a pointing device, while dedicated controls for Cubase mean that direct access to Cubase functionality quickly becomes second nature. The combination of these two approaches in one first class controller means a workflow in Cubase that’s as fluid and intuitive as it is efficient. This is designed to feel like the hardware extension of the Cubase software,” Schreiber adds.

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