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Steinberg announces new generation of integrated audio products

Technical Preview at Musikmesse of co-developed hardware/software solutions by Steinberg and Yamaha

Hamburg/Frankfurt, March 12 2008 - Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today presented the first products in a new range of Steinberg hardware developed together by Steinberg and Yamaha and manufactured by Yamaha. The new products are presented as a technical preview at Frankfurt Musikmesse, and include the MR816 CSX and MR816 X Advanced Integration FireWire audio interfaces and the CC121 Advanced Integration Controller. All three offer a previously unknown level of integration between hardware and host DAW software, dramatically extending the functional envelope beyond traditional hardware and software integration.

“This is an exciting step towards our long-term objective of providing uniquely integrated hardware and software products that will provide innovative and qualitatively outstanding solutions to audio and music professionals in all arenas,” comments Kazunori Kobayashi, Managing Director at Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. “Steinberg’s position as a unique brand within Yamaha Corporation creates the ideal conditions for this innovational capability moving forward,” he adds.

Andreas Stelling, Steinberg’s General Manager comments: “We’re very pleased to be able to showcase these new products here at Musikmesse, which represent the dawning of new era of innovation. These new products are only the beginning, with many new products and technologies already planned for the coming years that will offer exceptional new solutions for many aspects of audio production.”


MR816 CSX, MR816 X and CC121 will be available from Q3 2008.