Submitted by thewhippinpost on Tue, 10/10/2006 - 18:21.

Sequencers for Digital Audio And Midi for Computer Music work

In the category, Steinberg are offering up the System4 Bundle Cubase SL with MI4   for our consideration... What's it all about then?

Steinberg System4 Bundle Cubase SL with MI4 (Macintosh and Windows)
Steinberg System4 Bundle Cubase SL with MI4 (Macintosh and Windows)

Cubase System|4 is Steinberg’s first integrated music production system, featuring MI4, a powerful and versatile 4-channel USB Audio and 16-channel MIDI interface, and Steinberg’s world-class sequencer Cubase SL.

Sequencers for Digital Audio and Midi

All your favourite sequencers for making and managing your chart-busting compositions can be found below, whether audio, MIDI or both. These days, sequencers (especially the leading brands like Cubase, Logic etc...) try to be everything a full-blown recording studio provides... as well as be the musician!

Be aware though, that what you get with all this power often means more resource-intensive software (though Pro Tools is slightly different). So consider carefully what you actually think you'll need/use. I've yet to find a sequencer that does absolutely everything I want, as easily as I want. Conversely, I've yet to find a sequencer that doesn't come with stuff I don't want either.

Remember in all this though; that even paying top-dollar for the top dawg sequencer is still ridiculously cheaper than building a full-blown studio, equipped with instruments!

What others are saying:

the standard what you'd expect from a 4 in 2 out card. extra feature of recording inputs at extremely high distortion is a large minus.

build quality: excellent. drivers/software: crap.

i wish i got a motu :( at least it would have worked.

as sexy as

good when it works, crap when all it records is crackles... which is often.

you can contact them, but they won't help you. they have released an updated driver which doesn't fix all of the multitude of problems the first driver had.

i'm currently trying to get steinberg to admit they have a faulty product so i can get a refund... so no, not satisfied.

More Details

If that's not enough then check out the following link for the full specifications - System4 Bundle Cubase SL with MI4