Steinberg Cubase SL MIDI Recording System (Macintosh and Windows)

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System Requirements

PC:
Processor Pentium / Athlon 800 MHz (Pentium / Athlon 1.4 GHz or faster recommended)
RAM 384 MB (512 MB recommended)
Operating System Windows 2000, Windows XP Home or XP Professional
Sound Card Windows MME compatible audio hardware (ASIO compatible sound card recommended)
Other USB component connector required, Display Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels (Display Resolution 1152 x 864 pixels, dual monitor setup recommended)

Mac:
Processor PowerMac G4 867 MHz (PowerMac G4 Dual 1,25 GHz or faster recommended)
RAM 384 MB (512 MB recommended)
Operating System Mac OS X 10.2.5 or higher
Sound Card CoreAudio compatible audio hardware
Other USB component connector required, Display Resolution 1024 x 768 pixels (Display Resolution 1152 x 864 pixels, dual monitor setup recommended)
(38 ratings)
Submitted January 23, 2005 by a customer from nurotek.net
"Go to Steibergs web site and read their upgrade policy before you make a decision to buy."
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If you spend your American dollar on this.You Will "NOT" be able to upgrade to "SX". only with in the SL line.So when you are ready to move up to some professional grade software -you will have no investment.
Sound
Apogee for dithering down to 16 x 44.1 is very good.Compression is pretty good.Reverb O.K.Sony's [vegas] is better.
Features
Steinberg adverts this as almost "SX".That is not the truth. I personally do-not do surrond sound yet and may never BUT that is NOT the only MAJOR difference. You cannot add effects to your input and record. You Can assign differnt busses and grup your channels to them -BUT ..what's the use -as after you mix ,then you CAN NOT export the SUM of the buss/group down to a 2 track mix. What "SL" means is "Lite" .This is not for studio's.This is for the hobbyist.
Quality
Rock solid for me.
Value
Not worth the american dollar.This should sell for about the sane as Cakewalk home studio ,about 150.0o usd. You can NOT upgrade over to the Steinberg "SX" platform. the only upgrade is within the "SL" line of the product.
Manufacturer Support
Steiberg is not as competetant at keeping information visable to there own customer base as many other softeware developers are.[not customer focused]
The Wow Factor
It's appeal would be that Midi and audio DO work together pretty well ,and Most importantly -"VST" support.
Musical Background:
20 plus years music hobbiest
Musical Style:
Rock
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