Steinberg intros CI1 and CI2+ mobile recording units


Steinberg has announced that its new mobile recording solutions, the CI1 and CI2+, are available in stores worldwide.

Both interfaces feature two great sounding microphone/line combo jacks with +48V phantom power and a HI-Z switch on input 1 for direct connection of a guitar or bass. The entry-level solution CI1 is bundled with Steinberg’s sequencer Sequel LE and the audio editing software WaveLab LE 7. Being at the top of the range, CI2+ comes with the music production system Cubase Essential 5 and also houses additional controller functionality.

Steinberg CI1 mobile recording unitTogether with last year’s released CI2, all three portable units provide intuitive handling, professional audio quality and a seamless integration with the included Steinberg software.

Here’s how the three current units compare:

Feature comparison CI series
  CI2+ CI2 CI1

Analogue line inputs

2

2

2

Number of microphone inputs

2 Combo

2 Combo

2 Combo

Number of inputs with HI-Z

1

1

1

Number of analog outputs (bal)

2

2

2

AD/DA

24-bit

24-bit

24-bit

Max sample rate

48 kHz

48 kHz

48 kHz

Frequency range

20 Hz to 20 kHz

20 Hz to 20 kHz

20 Hz to 20 kHz

Dynamic range

96 dB (A-weighted)

96 dB (A-weighted)

96 dB (A-weighted)

Interface type

USB 1.1

USB 1.1

USB 1.1

Buttons for Previous/Next marker

 

 

Buttons for Play/Stop/Rec

 

 

Footswitch connector

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AI Knob

 

AI Knob Lock

 

Action Pad

 

Phantom power

Mono input switch

USB-powered

Phones output

Color

Black and gray

Light green and gray

Ice blue

Weight

720g

720g

720g

Dimensions

45,4 mm x 190 mm x 134,5 mm

45,4 mm x 190 mm x 134,5 mm

45,4 mm x 190 mm x 134,5 mm

Bundled software

Cubase Essential 5

Cubase AI 5

Sequel LE, WaveLab LE 7

Optional accessories

Yamaha FC5 (foot switch), Yamaha BMS10A (mic stand adapter)

Yamaha FC5 (foot switch), Yamaha BMS10A (mic stand adapter)

Yamaha BMS10A (mic stand adapter)

Steinberg CI Series