Hardware most skillfully meets software by combining the best of two worlds with the CI2+ Advanced Integration USB studio and Cubase Essential 5, the dedicated version of Cubase 5. As the name implies, the CI2+ houses two major functions. There’s the two-channel XLR combo interface equipped with two sophisticated microphone preamps and phantom power, one HI-Z for direct guitar input and a footswitch connector for Interactive Recording. This is seconded by the controller section featuring the innovative AI Knob that provides intuitive control due to seamless integration into Cubase. You now have all the tools in a single box to help you with whatever recording and production project you may have in mind.