Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH showcased its new MR816 FireWire audio interfaces and CC121 Advanced Integration Controller at the Summer NAMM show in Nashville. The new hardware units are expected to ship in Q3 of this year.
Steinberg MR816CSX FireWire audio interface
Designed by Steinberg and Yamaha, the MR816CSX and MR816CRX feature unprecedented integration with Cubase, and offer a full range of audio I/O options and onboard DSP with the REV-X reverb. The units house eight discrete Class-A analog "D-Pre" mic preamps with combination XLR and TRS analog inputs, as well as inverted Darlington circuits, switchable phantom power per channel, ADAT and S/PDIF I/O. The MR816CSX also offers the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip plug-in, with both DSP effects available as a VST3 plug-in in Cubase. These new units will support Mac OS X, Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Steinberg CC121 Advanced Integration Controller
The CC121 Advanced Integration Controller features an Advanced Integration controller knob with "point-and-control" support to control any visual Cubase 4 parameter, internal FX setting or VSTi parameter using mouse-pointer selection. It is plug-and-play with a "Cubase Ready" LED and requires no additional setup or parameter assignments. It has a motorized 100mm touch-sensitive fader and dedicated control of Cubase channel settings including solo/mute, record arm, automation read/write, pan and VSTi editor, as well as full Cubase EQ section with 12 dedicated rotary encoders, with mode selection and bypass switches. The CC121 also has a user-assignable section with Cubase-integrated presets for control room studio sends and monitoring setup.
For more information, visit www.steinberg.net.