The Steinberg CI2 is a USB audio interface that has a different look to it. It is probably one of the more stylish portable interfaces that I have ever seen. This interface connects to my laptop via USB connection and it is ready to work with Cubase AI. It can be used on a Mac or a PC with almost any Mac OSX and Windows XP or Windows Vista. The mic preamps in the CI2 are very good; they have 48 volt phantom power and no matter where you use this interface at you can get some really good quality recordings with some of the most awkward recording environments.
Setting this interface up was quick and easy, after you install the drivers your Cubase will be ready to find this interface. The AI knob on this interface is the highlight feature about it. It will work with your standard computer mouse to bring the flexibility any user on any skill level could ever need.
Outside of the sound you can get when recording with this interface, I really do love the look of it. It is a two tone color being Grey on one side and “off white” on the other side where the AI wheel is. All of the knobs/wheel seemed to be very well made. This is the type of interface I love to have around when I am on the go with my laptop because it just looks so nice when I pull it out and others see it. It really doesn’t even look like an interface at all.
This interface takes up virtually no space at all and it looks and sounds great. There is nothing to lose with this interface. The CI2 is probably the piece of equipment that I take with me almost everywhere now because it has never let me down. It can work with Mac’s and PC’s and it is plug and play ready. It even comes with some good FX’s and Plug ins through Cubase. This is great for beginners and Cubase vets!
She was provided with the Cubase music pack and allows a computer approach
with 2 XLR inputs 1 headphone, and left and right and some shortcuts monitor, we quickly made the rounds ...
I used it with cubase and we can record two tracks with stability simultanément.latence proper drivers.
Installation and first use pretty easy ... However, we must think disable internal sound card in the PC device manager, otherwise you will discover the Ball Crunches ...
Used a few years, I could compare with Tapco by Mackie Link.USB interface in the same range ... it was incomparable! Mackie mic preamps the high dynamic reserves are exceptional and are well above those of this small Steinberg CI2!
No, I do not have that choice.
connected usb mac book pro 17 "i7 4G RAM 128G SSD or windows computer. use for recording voice or record tracks for synths (the little bit conectiques interfere when you have lots of gear
stable drivers as well as windows mac os.
works fine in Cubase and FL Studio as (my two sequencers reference)
About 16 playback tracks recording 1 because of the lack of entries
a bit of latency when you want to read effectively tracks together, which is annoying to deal
integration which provides for cubase to use
more than adequate, this product provides interesting entry into the world little home studio but soon find themselves limited