Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today released the CI2+ Production Kit. The hardware and software bundle comprises the acclaimed CI2+ audio interface/ controller alongside the Cubase AI 6 music production software and WaveLab LE 7 audio editing suite. The featured Advanced Integration technology facilitates every phase of the music creation process, from the initial idea through to the final mixdown.
With the CI2+ Production Kit, Steinberg is offering the ultimate entry-level recording and production solution for guitarists, singers and podcasters.
“The CI2+ Production Kit comes with a quality interface and two great music software applications that are optimally tailored to each other. It’s simply the perfect out-of-the-box experience, and that at an unbeatable price!” commented Stefan Schreiber, product marketing manager at Steinberg.
The CI2+ features USB connectivity at a 24-bit resolution and a sampling rate of 48 kHz, providing two microphone inputs with balanced XLR/jack combo connectors, high-quality microphone preamps and onboard +48V phantom power. Its panel boasts level and mixing controls alongside transport control buttons and the prominent AI Knob for adjusting many functions in the software. The dedicated high-impedance switch for the first channel allows direct connection of electric and bass guitars.
Cubase AI 6 is based on the same core technologies as Steinberg’s highly acclaimed Cubase 6 advanced music production system, offering a comprehensive feature set for composing, recording, editing and mixing music.
WaveLab LE 7 offers a suite of audio editing tools, making it the immediate application to record and edit audio material. With its Internet publishing feature, the online dissemination via podcast is as easy as it gets.
Availability and pricing
The CI2+ Production Kit is available through the Steinberg Online Shop and authorized Steinberg resellers.
The suggested retail price for the CI2+ Production Kit is EUR 249, including German VAT, and GBP 220, including British VAT.