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

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4-channel USB audio. 16-channel MIDI interface.

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.

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 read more 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
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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

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 844-358-4022

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (58 ratings)
Submitted October 16, 2004 by a customer from
"Oops. Retraction of previous negative comment."
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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
Musical Background:
Musical Style:
jazz, other
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