Cubase Integration with Built-in Processing!Hey Cubase users, this could be the coolest interface you've ever seen. Why? The MR816 CSX was actually designed for YOU! Lots of other DAW users have gotten used to sweet integration between their audio interface and their DAW...and now you can join the time-saving club. With the Steinberg MR816 CSX, you can route and reroute inputs to Cubase channels without touching the software. It's really convenient. And when you launch Cubase, everything just shows up and works. This really is the perfect solution for you Cubase diehards.
But we have to be honest, the Steinberg MR816 CSX also offers a bunch of features that all DAW users are going to appreciate. For one, it has eight amazing-sounding microphone preamps on it. Most interfaces at this price give you just a couple. Then when you consider dual headphone outputs (perfect for those of you collaborating), eight output connectors, digital ADAT... and lots more connectivity, you know the MR816 CSX is prime to be the "hub" of your studio workflow, and that's exactly what you want it to do.
And now it's time to get ready for the real kicker. Let's dissect the name here. The MR816 CSX... well we're guessing the "8" is for preamps and the "16" is for its 16-in/16-out capabilities. But what about the CSX? Well, the CS stands for channel strip. Because inside, there's a DSP that can run eight instances of the cool "Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip" plug-in. When you use it, the two knobs on the front of the unit turn into morph controls for compression and EQ. It's really easy to adjust the two to dial in the right sound. And the "X" in the name? Well, that one stands for the REV-X reverb. It's the very same reverb Yamaha uses on a bunch of their high-end gear. And it's right here for you... hall, room, and plate effects... easily selected from the front panel. You can use the DSP processing to make monitor mixes and you can also use the processing during mixdown by launching the VST3 plug-ins.
So if you're looking for a flexible audio interface, one that has your I/O needs covered, AND THEN SOME... the Steinberg MR816 CSX gets a major vote of coolness. And if you happen to use Cubase... well you've just found a winner.
Steinberg MR816 CSX FireWire Audio Interface Features:
- 8 discrete Class A analog 'D-Pre' mic preamps
- Individually selectable 48V phantom power
- Individually selectable -26dB pad
- Up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution
- 8 x Input Channels with XLR/TRS combo jacks
- 8 x Output Channel with TRS connectors
- 8 x ADAT digital I/Os for digital audio streams or SPIDF
- 2 x Inserts for Hardware FX
- 2 x independent headphone outputs
- Word clock I/O for professional synchronization
- DSP Power for Cubase VST3
- Onboard DSP-powered FX with eight instances of the Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip and one REV-X Reverb
- True Integrated Monitoring
- Full faderless mixing
- Extremely low latency
- DSP-powered FX
- 1:1 hardware/software mirroring with Cubase
- Daisy-chaining of up to 3 units