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Steinberg MR816 X

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Advanced Integration DSP Studio.

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Advanced Integration DSP Studio

Functioning far beyond the envelope of traditional audio devices, MR816 X fuses a fully-featured FireWire interface and inbuilt DSP reverb with next-generation integrative technologies into one breathtakingly powerful production environment. Developed by Steinberg and Yamaha, this Advanced Integration DSP Studio is the hardware centerpiece of a latency-free recording and monitoring environment that fully exploits the flexibility and power of Steinberg’s renowned Cubase Music Production System.

  • True Integrated Monitoring™ with full faderless mixing: no latency, DSP-powered reverb and dynamic 1:1 hardware/software mirroring with Cubase
  • Complete Cubase user interface integration throughout: direct access from Cubase with no additional software mixing application or external windows required
  • Eight discrete Class A analogue ‘D-Pre’ mic preamps with combination XLR and TRS analogue inputs with advanced new inverted Darlington circuits, hardware gain knob, phantom power and -26dB Pad switch per channel
  • Quick Connect: next-generation of plug and play as well as on-the-fly routing of inputs to Cubase channels from the hardware with the push of a button
  • DSP Power for Cubase: VST3 onboard DSP-powered REV-X reverb: also available within Cubase during mixing
  • Instant setup: Cubase automatically detects the MR hardware and comes with ready made templates as well as automatic project I/O configuration
  • Full, flexible connectivity: eight analogue, one ADAT®, one S/PDIF and Coaxial I/O and WordClock sync
  • Extendable system with daisy-chaining of up to three units providing up to 24 analogue inputs and outputs
  • Includes Cubase AI4: hassle-free recording and creating music right out of the box thanks to the fully featured starter version of the world’s most popular music production software platform
  • Supports Apple OS X 10.4/10.5 and Windows XP/Vista : includes ASIO and CoreAudio drivers as well as additional external software mixer and plug-in editors for using with 3rd party audio software

True Integrated Monitoring™

Offering real-time, independent and most importantly no-latency mixes with FX for several performers is an engineering challenge in itself, and there are only one or two FireWire I/O interfaces on the market that can achieve this. Even these units are functionally isolated from the DAW software forcing the user to use additional mixing applications, in turn hampering workflow and splintering what should be a truly integrated production system.

The answer? Cubase and MR816 X. A solution defined by its ease-of-use, flexibility and pure functional elegance. Running with Cubase, MR816 X removes any need for additional mixing software between DAW and I/O – all aspects of I/O handling, DSP management and independent performer mixes are handled directly from within Cubase itself. With Cubase 4, these performer mixes are realized using the Studio Sends in the Control Room – a unique system that is completely integrated into the Cubase 4 mixer.

With the unique True Integrated Monitoring™ technology, Cubase manages all audio streams with perfect sync. No-latency mixes for performers with DSP FX are managed side-by-side with mixes played back through the Cubase audio engine that combine hard disk audio data and live streams being recorded at the same time – all within Cubase. Combined with other unique features, True Integrated Monitoring™ allows a highly efficient workflow that boosts productivity to new levels. The technological know-how required for this level of integration results directly from the ongoing cooperation between Steinberg software engineers and the hardware experts at Yamaha.

Extendable system

Developed using advanced technologies to offer seamless scalability, this mixing and recording system offers many options to increase the number of available inputs, preamps, outputs and DSP capability – all on the same FireWire port. Up to three MR816 Xs can be used simultaneously by connecting them in daisy-chain fashion to a computer via IEEE1394 cables. The number of available channels for input and output across the system can be easily expanded simply by adding up to two more MR816 X. MR816 X supports up to 48 input and output channels – using only one FireWire port on the computer. All connected I/Os are recognized by Cubase simultaneously, with no additional setup required. Cubase also automatically assigns the correct I/O port configuration for one, two or three units, depending on how many are connected. Even when multiple MR816 Xs are connected, parameters such as those for digital audio input/output and REV-X are available for each device individually.

The available DSP power of the entire system is also scalable with the addition of more units, as each DSP is available to Cubase in the form of VST3 plug-ins during mixdown. A system composed of three MR816 X offers not only 48 inputs and outputs, but also three instances of high-quality REV-X reverb.

Because of the highly flexible driver architecture, both MR816 CSX and MR816 X models are fully compatible with each other and run daisy-chained together on the same system, allowing full flexibility in creating a customized system that offers the needed number of inputs, outputs and DSP capability.

Cubase AI4 included

Cubase AI4 is a special, compact version of Steinberg’s famed music production system. Based on the same technology as Cubase 4, Cubase AI4 offers powerful yet easy-to-use software tools for audio recording, editing, MIDI sequencing and mixing – exclusive to customers of selected Steinberg or Yamaha hardware.

Minimum System Requirements

The minimum system requirements state the minimal specification your computer must have to be able to use the software. A more powerful system may be required for certain tasks or larger projects.

  • Mac
    • Tools for MR816 X
      • Mac OS X version 10.4 or 10.5x
      • Power Mac G4 1 GHz or Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz
      • 512 MB RAM
      • DVD drive required for installation
      • FireWire port required for connection of MR unit
    • Cubase AI 4.5
      • Mac OS X version 10.4 or 10.5x
      • Power Mac G4 1 GHz or Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz
      • 512 MB RAM
      • Display resolution 1280x800 pixels
      • DVD drive required for installation
      • Internet connection required for license activation
  • PC
    • Tools for MR816 X
      • Windows XP Professional (SP2), XP Home Edition (SP2) or Vista (32-bit)
      • Intel/AMD processor 1.4 GHz
      • 512 MB RAM
      • DVD drive required for installation
      • FireWire port required for connection of MR unit
    • Cubase AI 4.5
      • Windows XP Professional (SP2), XP Home Edition (SP2) or Vista (32-bit)
      • Intel/AMD processor 1.4 GHz
      • 512 MB RAM
      • Display resolution 1280x800 pixels
      • DVD drive required for installation
      • Internet connection required for license activation
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