Before I tell you what I think of the Steinberg CI2+, let me explain how this post came about. Untill a few months ago I had my modest home studio set up with lots of software and audio through a Echo Mia pci soundcard. Lovely, never had any problems with it and the sound quality was great. But my old pc was running old and became… outdated, plus a month ago it even completely crashed. Plans for the purchase of a new system existed but now I was forced to act upon those plans!
Steinberg today introduces Cubase Studio Pack which comprises the state-of-the-art music production environment Cubase Studio 5 and the popular CI2 USB interface/controller. By purchasing this bundled deal, Cubase Studio Pack saves customers almost 20% off the regular priced purchases. On offer as long as supplies last, this limited summer special is exclusively available from certified Steinberg dealers in selected countries*. Alternatively, order Cubase Studio Pack directly from the Steinberg Online Shop.
Steinberg has been receiving reports of individual CI2 users encountering random noise bursts during playback/recording. This issue which occurred when applying certain software settings was examined and has now been fixed. The driver patch plus extension is available in the support section of the Steinberg site.
The CI2 Advanced Integration USB Studio is far more than just another interface – it’s an intelligently integrated system which has all you need for your recording and production projects at home, in your band’s rehearsal room or on the go with your laptop.
Today, Steinberg commences shipping of the CI2 Advanced Integration USB studio to countries in Europe. Shipping in North America will follow soon after on October 1 and throughout October in the rest of the world. Please check with the local Steinberg distributor for more information.
Steinberg is proud to announce the CI2 Advanced Integration USB Studio. High quality audio hardware offering both recording and controller features combines with the included Cubase AI 5 and Advanced Integration technology to offer a complete production solution engineered specifically for newcomers and mobile production environments. With many workflow enhancements to support first-time producers and songwriters, CI2 costs €229.00/£191.00 and will ship to Steinberg resellers worldwide from the end of September 2009*.