Steinberg Unveils New CI1 & CI2+ Audio Interfaces
Steinberg has unveiled two new audio interfaces, the CI1 and CI2+. Both CI1 and CI2+ are USB-powered, contain two combo connectors, phantom power and allowing for high-impedance input.
CI1 provides two quality microphone and line channels, comprising balanced XLR/TRS combo connectors with microphone preamps, phantom power and dedicated high-impedance switching on the first input channel for direct electric guitar or bass input. CI1’s software bundle consists of two light editions: Sequel LE and WaveLab LE 7. Sequel LE is designed for first-time computer music enthusiasts looking to record their music with ease, whereas WaveLab LE 7 provides audio editing, mastering and full internet audio publishing features.
CI2+ also holds the same quality inputs, with balanced XLR/TRS combo connectors, microphone preamps, onboard +48 V phantom power and switchable Hi-Z. In addition to the CI1, however, the CI2+ also features the AI Knob, Action Pad and additional transport controls for absolute control over virtually all main functions within Cubase Essential, which provides the biggest benefit to all users. With its additional content material, top-notch guitar amp simulators and other great effects plus versatile VST instruments, Cubase Essential 5 delivers the ultimate software to go with the grandest of CI interfaces.
CI1 or CI2+, each in its own right covers a broad range of applications, be it in the studio, rehearsal room or on the go, and is ideal for hobby musicians, guitarists, singers and electronic music producers alike. While the entry-level CI1 comes bundled with the Sequel LE sequencer and WaveLab LE 7 audio editing application, CI2+ is an advanced interface, seamlessly combining Advanced Integration control capability with the included Cubase Essential 5 music production system.
Steinberg’s CI1 and CI2+ will set you back €119 and €339 respectively. No availability or North American pricing has been announced. More information on Steinberg CI Series.