Steinberg Gets Into The Hardware Game – Debuts MR816 CSX & MR816 X FireWire Interfaces
Steinberg announced two new FireWire interfaces, MR816 CSX and MR816 X. The I/O DSP studios were designed by Steinberg and Yamaha, deepening their relationship, and feature full integration into Cubase, and a full range of audio I/O options and onboard DSP.
The MR816 CSX offers REV-X reverb and Sweet Sport Morphing Channel Strip plug-in, with both DSP effects available as a VST3 plug-in in Cubase. Launching Cubase 4 with MR816 CSX or MR816 X attached to the computer offers:
â€¢ True Integrated Monitoring: no latency, DSP-powered FX and full Cubase Control Room support including independent Studio mixes
â€¢ Complete Cubase user interface integration throughout: direct access from Cubase with no additional software mixing or external windows required
â€¢ 8 discrete Class A analog â€˜D-Preâ€™ 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
â€¢ Quick connect: Dynamic 1:1 hardware/software mirroring and next-generation of plug and play with instant routing of inputs to Cubase channels from the hardware with the push of a button
â€¢ DSP power for Cubase: Up to 8 simultaneous onboard DSP-powered Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip with compressor, EQ as well as REV-X reverb â€“ available within Cubase during mixing
(Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip available in MR816 CSX only.)
The Steinberg / Yamaha (Steinaha or Yamaberg? â€”Ed.) MR816 CSX and MR816 X will be available from this Fall and will support Mac OS X, Windows XP and Windows Vista. No pricing has been announced. More information on the Steinberg MR816 CSX & MR816 X FireWire interfaces.