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Steinberg System4 Bundle Cubase SL with MI4 (Macintosh and Windows)

4-channel USB audio. 16-channel MIDI interface. (62) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Cubase System4 is Steinberg's first integrated music production system, featuring MI4, a powerful and versatile 4-channel USB Audio and 16-channel MIDI interface, and Steinberg's world-class sequencer Cubase SL. Designed as a cross platform music production and audio editing solution, it's one of the most feature-rich systems of its kind, setting a new standard for USB audio hardware and software integration.

Features:
4 audio I/O 24-bit/96 kHz USB Interface

2 professional quality microphone preamps

16 channel MIDI I/O S/PDIF 2-channel I/O

Unlimited number of MIDI and Audio Tracks

New VST audio engine with 32-bit resolution

Up to 16 virtual instrument slots (VSTi's)

Includes VST Audio and MIDI plug-ins

MI4 Highlights:
4 audio I/O design, USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 compatible)

High-quality 24-bit/96 kHz A/D and D/A converters with over 100 dB of dynamic range

16-channel MIDI I/O

2 professional quality microphone preamps with balanced XLR inputs and switchable phantom power

Hi-Z instrument front input for guitar/bass/etc.

2 additional balanced line inputs with 70 dB gain for instruments or other line-level sources

S/PDIF 2-channel I/O digital interface

2 inserts for outboard effects processing before A/D conversion (like Compressor/Limiters)

100 % USB bus-powered (no additional power supply needed)

Main/monitor output with level control

Headphone output with level control

Direct signal mix control for zero latency monitoring

2 channel mode allows high-end 24-bit 96 kHz operation

Solid brushed aluminum case, compact 9.5 in., 1U design

ASIO2, WDM and CoreAudio drivers included (Windows/Mac OS X)

Cubase SL Highlights:
True native system - no additional DSP hardware required

Unlimited number of MIDI and Audio Tracks (number of audio tracks depends on host performance)

New VST 2.3 audio engine with pristine 32-bit floating point audio resolution and sampling rates up to 96kHz

Flexible VST mixer with FX Return channels and powerful track automation

Up to 16 virtual instrument slots (VSTi's) with Freeze function for each instrument (dramatically improves CPU performance)

Includes complete Set of VST Audio and MIDI plug-ins; compatible with hundreds of commercial, shareware or free VST plug-ins

Includes free Waldorf A1 virtual analog synthesizer

Powerful recording and editing features, including new stacked record mode for better handling of multiple takes within single tracks

Simultaneous editing of multiple audio or MIDI parts

Time-stretching, pitch-shifting and hitpoint detection for audio files

Powerful Time Warp Tool for complex tempo track editing directly from within arrange or editor windows

Audio/Tempo analysis and audio/groove analysis

User-configurable tool bar and track controls

Cross-platform compatible: supports Windows and Mac OS X

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Steinberg products.
Minimum System Requirements

Macintosh Power Mac G4 867 MHz
384 MB RAM
OS X Version 10.2.5 or higher
CoreAudio compatible audio hardware

Windows Pentium / Athlon 800 MHz
384 MB RAM
Windows 2000, Windows XP Home and XP Professional
Windows MME compatible audio hardware
ASIO compatible sound card recommended
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (62 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Steinberg Cubase Mi4 - If you are a masochist"
Sound: Bad recording crackling noises, every damn instrument I tried sounds like crap. Heard Digidesign MBox 2 works and sounds lot better. Feature: Must admit the on-screen panel is a great feature, once your material is plugged in. No hassles with cables. Ease of Use: Installation was hell... bad drivers uncompatible with tiger. Why the hell did you ship me an uncompatible version? Does Steinberg think everybody's gonna downgrade to panther to fix bugs? Samplerate clock problems, huge latency, crackling noises, I've had my mi4 for a month now and still haven't been able to record anything yet. Ordered a Sl2 to Sl3 update (since only Sl3 is compatible with tiger, but they shipped me SL2)... now I got to pay an extra 100 bucks and wait another 3 weeks to fully use my mi4. Rip-off. Don't buy this. Go with Mbox2 instead. Quality: Built quality seems great, a truck could run over it and still it would work... Value: If everything worked as it was told to, this would definitely be a kick-ass product. But because of all the problems I've had, I have to say it caused me more problems than pleasure. Manufacturer Support: BAAAAAAD support... this is crazy, steinberg totally sucks when it comes to customer support... replies to my e-mail took about a day and a half.... which is forever when you have a major issue with your brand new material. The Wow Factor: DON'T BUY THIS PRODUCT, unless you are a masochist. Overall: Bad experience, huge deception. Now I've got the problem to return it and wait another few days to buy something else. I'm looking for a Mbox2 for sure, everything I've read about it and everyone I know that own one are fully satisfied.
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Feature: This is just another USB 24-bit stereo audio/MIDI interface, but it is thoughtfully designed, most of the jacks/ports on one side and the preamps on the other. It has powered mic preamps,coaxial SPDIF, supports balanced line 1 and 2, has effect inserts and pads to adjust dB: everything you need if you are multitracking solo, all in one place. It
Style of Music: jazz, other
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