Cubase Artist Plus Pack: Price Drop
At this years Musicmesse Show in Frankfurt, Steinberg unveiled the Cubase Artist Plus Pack; a limited edition, high quality, fully integrated recording and production system put together with the recording artist firmly in mind. This feature-laden package includes not only the brilliant Steinberg CI2+ USB audio interface and control surface but also, the full Cubase Artist 6 DAW software which makes use of the very latest Cubase digital technology. The aim of the Artist Plus pack is to ease the burden of the musician or vocalist so that they can concentrate on giving the best performance possible, without being concerned with negotiating an unecessarily complicated user interface in order to capture that perfect take. Don't be fooled into thinking that this is a dumbed down product though - straight forward it is - but that's always been one of the strengths of Steinbergs globally respected computer music software.
When developing Cubase Artist 6, Steinbergs engineers combined cutting edge Cubase technology with an extensive range of great musical features, effects and instruments most notably Halion Sonic SE and LoopMash 2. Also included is the new VST amp rack plug-in which really pushes the envelope sonically with it's accurate emulations of some of the best sounding amp set ups out there. The newly reworked UI makes the sequencing software an intuitive and enjoyable for both new users as well as the more seasoned amongst us.
As the flagship model in the CI range of interfaces and controllers, the CI2+ is Steinberg's all singing all dancing hardware solution, designed to integrate seamlessly with Cubase and carrying an impressive set of features and specifications. The unit boasts two high quality microphone preamps and +48v phantom power as standard. It's onboard controls include the innovative AI knob again designed specifically for use with Cubase. A particularly neat feature is the addition of a footswitch input to enable handsfree record activation, again it's these little tweaks and additions that make the Artist Plus recording experience less demanding.