Steinberg introduces the CMC USB Controller Series

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Steinberg introduces the CMC USB Controller Series for Cubase

Steinberg unveils some new USB controllers that can be individually combined to form a Cubase Control System. Comprising six slim units, the Steinberg CMC Controller Series has all the control options that you need – whether you are recording, editing and mixing music, creating beats or performing live. Each of the six slim-sized controllers is unique in its own way and features a dedicated set of rotary encoders, touch faders or pads designed to take hands-on control of a specific section in Cubase.

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Steinberg CMC Controller Series Models

  • CMC-CH is the hardware equivalent of the eminently powerful Cubase channel section and brings hands-on access to all channel-related functions.
  • CMC-FD carries four newly developed, high resolution touch faders that offer precision control over four Cubase channels at the same time, including solo/mute and metering.
  • CMC-TP provides instant access to the Cubase transport section, featuring dedicated buttons and an innovative, multi-purpose touch slider for convenient DAW control.
  • CMC-PD houses a MPC-style 4×4 pad matrix, which makes it the ultimate controller for creating dynamic grooves and natural percussion patterns.
  • CMC-QC brings the powerful Cubase Quick Controls to your fingertips and provides precise tactile control over the Cubase Channel EQ and external MIDI devices.
  • CMC-AI features Steinberg’s groundbreaking AI Knob and is a truly versatile and time-saving addition to any Cubase system.

Steinberg CMC Controller Series CMC-CH

Steinberg CMC Controller Series CMC-CH

The USB Powered CMC Channel Controller is the hardware equivalent of the Cubase Channel Section. 16 illuminated rubber buttons, one green-lit rotary encoder and a groundbreaking touch fader give you hands-on control over the major channel-related functions in Cubase, including record arm, solo/mute, pan and volume. Due to the adoption of Cubase’s icons and color scheme, users will instantly feel at home with this lightweight and compact yet incredibly effective control unit.

CMC Controller Series CMC-CH Key Features

# USB-powered channel controller
# High-precision touch fader with visual feedback
# Direct access to major channel control functions, including volume, pan, mute, solo, automation read/write, channel select
# 16 buttons, one knob and one touch fader with multi-colored visual feedback
# 8 user-assignable function buttons

Steinberg CMC Controller Series CMC-FD

Steinberg CMC Controller Series CMC-FD

With the CMC Fader Controller, Steinberg is blazing trails for a new breed of DAW control devices. Featuring four high-precision touch faders with LED-based metering, solo/mute function and two operation modes, this portable USB-controller tremendously speeds up your mixing workflow.

Steinberg CMC Controller Series CMC-FD Key Features

# USB-powered fader controller with 1,024-step resolution
# Newly developed touch controller features an innovative capacitance fader design
# Tapping on fader with depressed Shift key toggles between channel’s solo and mute
# Meter mode lets red LED strip of touch controller write down volume level
# Up to 4 CMC-FD controllers can be connected simultaneously

Steinberg CMC Controller Series CMC-QC

Steinberg CMC Controller Series CMC-QC

CMC Quick Controller provides precise tactile control over virtually any effect, EQ and performance parameter within Cubase. With this intuitive micro controller you can cut and boost frequencies with utmost precision, tweak multiple effect parameters at once, remote-control your favorite functions and simply set yourself free from the unmusical duo of mouse and keyboard.

Steinberg CMC Controller Series CMC-QC Key Features

# USB-powered rotary-encoder controller
# Quick Control mode for assigning 8 illuminated rotary encoders to software parameters
# EQ mode lets 8 rotary encoders tweak channel EQ parameters
# MIDI mode for assigning any MIDI control number to 8 rotary encoders by CMC-QC editor software
# 8 user-assignable function keys

Steinberg CMC Controller Series CMC-PD

Steinberg CMC Controller Series CMC-PD

With 16 highly responsive, backlit rubber pads, a rotary encoder and dedicated working modes, the CMC-PD is a multipurpose pad controller designed to improve your beat creation, recording and live performance workflow.

Steinberg CMC Controller Series CMC-PD Key Features

# USB-powered MIDI pad controller
# Each pad illuminates in green, orange or red depending on tap strength
# Bank function provides 15 different MIDI note allocation maps (banks 1–8: variable user banks, banks 9–15: fixed factory banks, and bank 16: dedicated Cubase functions)
# 4Velocity mode speeds up step recording
# CMC-PD editor software included

Steinberg CMC Controller Series CMC-TP

Steinberg CMC Controller Series CMC-TP

The USB-powered CMC Transport Controller is the ultra-intuitive hardware equivalent of the Cubase Transport Section. This micro controller is the ultimate choice for smooth project navigation, demanding editing tasks and mouse-free recording sessions. With a total of 17 buttons, user-definable functions and a pioneering touch device, this controller is a valuable addition to any project studio or live performance setup.

Steinberg CMC Controller Series CMC-TP Key Features

# USB-powered transport controller
# Major Transport functions, including Play, Stop, Record, Rew, Fwd, Cycle, Nudge and Insert Marker
# Newly developed touch controller with a cutting-edge capacitance slider design
# Touch slider provides creative control for Jog, Shuttle, Locate, Scroll, Zoom, Metronome and Tempo
# 4 user-assignable function keys

Steinberg CMC Controller Series CMC-AI

Steinberg CMC Controller Series CMC-AI

The USB-powered CMC AI Controller provides instant, hands-on tweakability for your Cubase music production system. Adjust plug-in and track parameters with your fingertips, create elaborate volume curves or browse sounds and presets in a breeze – with this flexible controller you will not only save valuable studio time but also add convenience to your recording, editing and mixing workflow.

Steinberg CMC Controller Series CMC-AI Key Features

# USB-powered AI Knob controller
# AI Knob adjusts software parameters selected by computer mouse
# Volume mode allows AI Knob to adjust the value of the master fader and Jog mode equips the knob with intuitive jog functionality
# Browse mode allows AI Knob and arrow keys to search and select a preset in the browse window
# 4 user-assignable function keys

Best of all, with the included joint plate, up to nine CMC units can be combined to design a personal controller system. For even more flexibility, you can use the PD, FD or any other CMC model together with Steinberg’s CC121 Advanced Integration controller. And the optionally available, beautifully crafted frames provide a convenient way to safely mount your units.

The suggested retail price for Steinberg CMC Controllers CMC-CH, CMC-TP, CMC-QC, CMC-PD and CMC-AI is 159 EUR each. The CMC-FD is 199 EUR. The suggested retail price for the CMC CC121 Extension Frame is 149 EUR.

Source: Steinberg Press Release

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