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      Steinberg Pad Controller (H77579)
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Create MIDI data of drum and/or percussion instruments.

The Steinberg CMC-PD Pad Controller lets you lay down deeply dynamic drum grooves, play natural percussion patterns and control your favorite DAW functions—all from one intuitive interface. 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.

The centerpiece of the CMC-PD is formed by 16 highly responsive rubber pads, laid out in an MPC-style 4x4 matrix. The pads allow you to create stunningly natural drum grooves and complex rhythmic patterns with the touch of your fingers. Best of all, the LED-based background lights change colors according to the velocity level — from green to orange over to red. In addition, the practical rotary encoder allows you to browse sounds and presets in next to no time.

The 4x4 layout makes the CMC-PD the ideal hardware partner for MPC-style, virtual drum samplers such as Steinberg’s Groove Agent ONE or external hardware sound modules. But the CMC-PD also works wonders as an all-in-one DAW control desk. And with the included PD Editor software you can easily change the MIDI note assignment for each pad.

The 4Velocity mode for easy step recording, 16 selectable volume response curves and power supply via USB round out the universal feature set of this slim-sized yet extremely versatile controller unit. In sum, the CMC Pad Controller offers excellent handling alongsideextensive customization options to turn it into an all-in-one DAW control solution.

Introducing the CMC series

The CMC series is made up of six USB-powered controllers that can be individually combined to form a custom-made Cubase control desk. Whether beat creation, transport control, editing or multi-track mixing, there is the perfect model for every task. Each of the six slim-sized units is unique in its own way and features a dedicated set of illuminated rotary encoders, touch faders or pads — each of them designed to take hands-on control of a specific section in Cubase. Due to the adoption of Cubase’s icons and color scheme, users will instantly feel at home with the workflow. Take control, keep focused and be flexible — the CMC series will tremendously speed up your recording, editing and mixing workflow no matter if you are in the studio or on the go.

Top features:
* Six unique micro controllers perfectly tailored to Cubase users
* Modular approach allows for flexible expansion
* Most seamless Cubase integration ever seen
* Innovative technology including high-resolution touch fader
* Portable due to compact design and USB power

Total modularity
CMC stands for the world’s first truly integrated, modular controller system. Made up of six unique units, each designed for a dedicated purpose, the CMC micro controllers can be individually combined to form a personal Cubase control desk — with up to nine CMC units. With the included joint plate, it is a straightforward matter to fix several CMC units. Plus, you can even combine the PD and FD models with Steinberg’s CC121 Advanced Integration controller, leaving no control request unanswered. For the first time ever, it is possible to individually design a personal controller system that exactly fits your needs. You can stack up to nine CMC units to form your individual control solution


Highly responsive touch controller with LED-based visual feedback
The CMC-FD (#H77578), CMC-CH (#H77575) and CMC-TP (#H77577) controllers introduce a newly developed, high-precision touch device that offers a whole new approach to DAW control. While the CMC-FD and CMC-CH house a high-precision touch fader with a resolution of up to 1,024 steps and integrated LED lights, the CMC-TP comes with a multi-functional touch slider. The ultra-high resolution, integrated LED lights for visual feedback and dedicated working modes make this innovative control solution a smart and intuitive addition to any studio and live performance setup.

Smart and intuitive: the AI Knob
First introduced with Steinberg’s CC121 Advanced Integration Controller, the revolutionary AI Knob is an exceptionally helpful “point and control” knob. Rather than attempting to replace traditional mouse pointing devices, the AI Knob harnesses the flexibility of a computer mouse to offer unprecedented speed when editing parameters and adjusting settings. The computer mouse is simply moved over the parameter, which is then automatically placed under full precision control through the AI Knob, with no need to make any additional settings in Cubase, any additional software module or on the interface itself.

Visual feedback galore
The CMC-QC (#H77576) and CMC-CH units house convenient rotary encoders with green LED lights. The LED brightness varies according to the encoder position: the farther from the center, the brighter the LED. And also the CMC-PD (#H77579) features 16 highly responsive rubber pads with LED-based background lights. Best of all, the lights change colors depending on the velocity level — from green to orange over to red.

Slick and mobile
Small in size but big in value, the CMC series are your perfect partner on the road. The units are small enough to fit in your pocket, on a master keyboard or wherever desired. Since the CMC units are powered via USB, you don't need any additional power supply. And with a unique level of handling quality, the CMC series is suited for both crowded live venues and project studios ranging from bedroom to mansion.

AI: Advanced Integration
AI stands for Advanced Integration, being a technology developed in close collaboration between Steinberg and Yamaha. The AI technology allows for a seamless integration of the DAWs developed by Steinberg into the digital audio hardware from Yamaha and Steinberg. AI provides plug-and-play at an as-yet unknown level. The software automatically carries out the required settings of the connected hardware, such as selecting drivers and the remote settings — it couldn’t be easier.

Instant plug and play with Cubase
Each CMC controller features full plug and play with Cubase, requiring no additional setup as a controller device. A swift, one-step installation procedure is all that’s required. Once the installation has been performed, Cubase detects the device when launched and automatically binds the unit into the Cubase production environment. To reflect this, the Ready lamp lights up and the controller is ready to assume control.

Cubase AI 6 included
Each of the CMC units includes an exclusive download version of Cubase AI, a special, compact version of the popular Cubase music production system. Together with one or more CMC units, you have a complete system solution for fine-tuning your music to perfection.

Steinberg Pad Controller 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 Pad Controller Specifications:

  • CMC Hardware

    Mac

    Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.4, 10.7 (32-bit/64-bit kernel)
    Intel processor (Intel Core Duo or faster recommended)
    1 GB RAM
    CD-ROM drive
    USB component port (1.1/2.0)

    Windows

    Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista SP2 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
    Pentium / Athlon 2 GHz or faster (dual core processor recommended)
    1 GB RAM (2 GB for Windows 7 64-bit)
    CD-ROM drive
    USB component port (1.1/2.0)


    Cubase AI 6

    Mac

    Mac OS X 10.7, Native 32-bit and 64-bit version
    Intel dual core CPU
    2 GB RAM
    Display resolution of 1280 x 800 recommended
    CoreAudio compatible audio hardware
    4 GB of free HD space
    DVD-ROM drive
    Internet connection for license activation

    Windows

    Windows 7, native 32-bit and 64-bit versions
    Intel or AMD dual core CPU
    Windows compatible audio hardware (ASIO, WDM)
    2 GB RAM
    Display resolution of 1280 x 800 recommended
    4 GB of free HD space
    DVD-ROM drive
    Internet connection for license activation


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