USB powered recording interface

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Product Highlights:

  • USB Powered Interface
  • 2 Microphone Preamps
  • Phantom Power
  • Sequel LE Software
  • WaveLab LE7 Software
  • Compatible with Mac OS X
  • Compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7

The CI1 from Steinberg combines a USB powered audio interface with a software package that together provide great possibilities to create, record, edit and produce your own music and audio material. With its intuitive music creation tools and the included Sequel LE version you have all you need to create songs. Additionally, the CI1 along with the light editions of Sequel and WaveLab present the ideal tool kit for editors and podcasters looking to record speech, publish podcasts and produce audio books.

On the hardware side, the CI1's two-channel inputs with +48V phantom power and high-quality microphone preamps provide all capabilities necessary to connect any dynamic or condenser microphone. Being fully USB-powered, it's no problem to record music whenever and wherever without having to find a mains outlet - the user can simply plug the CI1 into a notebook, connect a microphone or guitar, and start jamming on the spot.

Sequel LE delivers a selection of quality loops, ready-to play instrument sounds, effects and the same state of-the-art Steinberg audio engine found in Cubase and Nuendo. WaveLab LE 7 offers a suite of audio editing tools tailored to the needs of musicians, small recording environments and podcast authors. The podcast tool combines basic editing and mastering capabilities with full internet audio publishing features, creating a unique one-stop application for recording, editing right through to online publication via podcast.


  • 2 microphone inputs with balanced XLR/TRS combo connectors and high-quality microphone preamps
  • Dedicated high-impedance switch on the first input channel allows you to connect your electric guitar or

bass directly into the CI1

  • Powered via USB port
  • +48V phantom power for the 2 microphone inputs does not require an additional power supply
  • Each microphone preamp is equipped with individual gain control and a Peak LED
  • 24-bit resolution with 48kHz sampling rate
  • The Mono button on the CI1 allows analog inputs 1 and 2 to be used either as separate mono channels or

as a stereo pair feeding just one side (L/R) of the monitor outs

  • With the Mix level control, the user can adjust the balance between the input signal and the playback signal

from the software application, so that the input signal can be monitored without any latency

  • The line outputs are equipped with balanced 1/4" TRS connectors, providing professional studio


  • 1/8" TRS stereo mini headphone output
  • Master outputs and the headphone output levels can be adjusted independently
  • Contains selected audio content, instruments and track presets plus an effects set to add that certain touch

to your songs

  • Supports Sequel Content Sets
  • Sequel LE projects can be opened in the full version
  • Fully upgradable to the Sequel full version
  • Virtual Keyboard for playing and recording instruments with the mouse or computer keyboard
  • Free Warp mode to warp any part of an audio loop
  • Audio Reverse function to play audio backwards
  • Customizable Track Icons to label the project's tracks and mixer channels
  • Tap Tempo function to assign the tempo of each audio file or to fix the tempo of the song.
  • Ability to edit CD-quality audio material on 2 tracks
  • Integrated podcast function which allows for sharing music and voice recordings in the internet
  • Delivers flawless audio quality by supporting 96kHz sampling rate at a CD-quality playback resolution of


System Requirements:
Mac Mac computer with an Intel processor recommended
OS X 10.5.5 and 10.6
1GB free hard drive space
Free USB port for CI1 connection
DVD-ROM drive
1280 x 800 display resolution recommended
Internet access required for license activation

PC 2GHz CPU (dual core recommended)
Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Vista (32-bit/64-bit) or Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
1GB free hard drive space
Free USB port for CI1 connection
DVD-ROM drive
1280 x 800 display resolution recommended
Internet access required for license activation

Steinberg CI1 USB interface
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