Steinberg CI2 USB Audio Interface


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Hardware most skillfully meets software by combining the best of two worlds with the CI2 Advanced Integration USB studio and Cubase AI 5, the dedicated version of Cubase 5. As the name implies, the CI2 houses two major functions. There’s the two-channel XLR combo interface equipped with two sophisticated microphone preamps and phantom power, one HI-Z for direct guitar input and a footswitch connector for Interactive Recording. This is seconded by the controller section featuring the innovative AI Knob that provides intuitive control due to seamless integration into Cubase. You now have all the tools in a single box to help you with whatever recording and production project you may have in mind.


•  A no-worry full-system solution to record music at an unbeatable price point
•  Easy to use with the Project Assistant — especially for beginners
•  Browse functionality helps and assists throughout the project
•  Interactive recording functionality allows hands-free recording with the optional footswitch and the optional mic stand adapter
•  Advanced Integration system: totally integrated tactile control of the Steinberg Cubase range of production systems, maintaining complete focus on the project
•  Ultra-precision AI controller knob: “point and control” support: controls any Cubase, FX or VSTi parameter using mouse-pointer selection for exhilarating speed
•  AI-ready LED: when the LED lights up, the CI2 is ready to go! Instant plug and play — no additional setup or parameter assigning required
•  Two high-quality mic preamps with +48V phantom power with a fully USB-powered audio interface giving total freedom of mobile recording elaborate
•  Outstanding engineering and component quality: precision components, manufactured by Yamaha to exacting standards
•  Mac and PC compatible: cross-platform support for Cubase on Mac OS X, Windows XP and Windows Vista

System Requirements


•  Power Mac G5 CPU (Intel Core Duo CPU
•  recommended)
•  1024 MB RAM
•  1 GB of free HDD space
•  OS X version 10.5.5
•  Display resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
•  DVD-ROM drive
•  USB component port for CI2 connection
•  Internet access required for license activation


•  2 GHz CPU (dual core CPU recommended)
•  1024 MB RAM
•  1 GB of free HDD space

Windows XP Home Edition (SP3) and XP

•  Professional (SP3), Windows Vista (32-bit)
•  Display resolution 1280 x 800 pixels

Things You Will Get:

  • Audio Interface
  • Install Disc
  • DVD
  • Owner's Manual
  • USB Cable
Model CI2


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Awesome computer setup!

By James the Fourth

from Long Beach CA

About Me Professional Musician

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  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Low Distortion


    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Steinberg CI2 USB Audio Interface:

    I took a chance after hearing about this unit from a buddy and wow, its better than I had hoped! This thing sounds awesome an d has very cool control of Cubase (included in the box). I don't know what the other guy here had problems with as my software loaded on my imac just fine and all instructions were in english...
    Anyway, I also got a sustain footswtch to use the very cool step recording feature (or whatever its called). I play guitar and its great to have handsfree recording that is so accurate.
    Sounds awesome on my Rode condenser mic and this thing powers 2 condensers with only the USB power from your computer!
    This seriously rocks so much that the bass player in my band with his maudio piece is seriously thinking of dumping his to get a Ci2!

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    Not a Good Show

    By Ofen

    from Florida

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      • Half and Half CuBase
      • No technical support
      • No working E-mail

      Best Uses

      • If you have CuBase
      • Want a cheap CuBase

      Comments about Steinberg CI2 USB Audio Interface:

      I have to drive 150 miles to return it because there is no one to talk to about why it won't register and why it limits Mp3 usage to 20 tries. Web site information during install is in German when you click on the English version.

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