Steinberg Showcases New Hardware at Summer NAMM

 Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today showcases its new MR816 Firewire Audio Interfaces and CC121 Advanced Integration Controller at the Summer NAMM show in Nashville. Shipping in Q3 of this year, these new hardware products continue the vision of advanced software and hardware integration between Steinberg and Yamaha.

Designed by Steinberg and Yamaha, the MR816X and MR816 CRX feature unprecedented integration with Cubase, and offer a full range of audio I/O options and onboard DSP with the renowned REV-X reverb. The units house 8 discrete Class A analog 'D-Pre' mic preamps with combination XLR and TRS analog inputs with advanced new inverted Darlington circuits and switchable phantom power per channel, as well as digital ADAT and S/PDIF I/O. The MR816 CSX also offers the acclaimed 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.

The CC121 Advanced Integration Controller features an Ultra-precision 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 no additional setup or parameter assigning required. It has ne motorized 100mm touch-sensitive fader and dedicated control of Cubase channel settings including solo/mute, record arm, 'e' settings button, 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. A User-assignable section with Cubase-integrated presets for Control Room studio sends and monitoring setup make the CC121 the perfect controller small or large studios alike.