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 Steinberg CMC-PD is a multipurpose pad controller designed to improve your beat creation, recording and live performance workflow.
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
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 perfect 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.
Steinberg unveils some new USB controllers that can be individually combined to form a Cubase Control System. Comprising six slim units, the Steinberg 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.
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 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.
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, you will instantly feel at home with this lightweight and compact yet incredibly effective control unit.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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, you 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.
Six unique micro controllers perfectly tailored to Cubase you
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
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
TOUCH FADER / SLIDER
Highly responsive touch controller with LED-based visual feedback
The CMC-FD, CMC-CH and CMC-TP 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 intelligent and intuitive addition to any studio and live performance setup.
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.
Smart and intuitive: the AI Knob
VISUAL FEEDBACK GALORE
CMC-QC with backlit rotary encoders
The CMC-QC 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 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
Compact and very light weight
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 product 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 has 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.
From beat creation, to multitrack mixing, over to performing live and in-depth editing - the CMC series offers intuitive USB-controllers for every task. While the CMC-FD provides hands-on control on Cubase's channel mixer, including sub groups, instrument and FX channels, the CMC-PD is a multi-purpose pad controller best suited to create dynamic grooves and natural percussion patterns. With eight rotary encoders and a set of customizable function buttons, the CMC-QC might be the tool of choice for experimental live performers and creative tweak heads. CMC-CH and CMC-AI are the ultimate solutions for any Cubase user looking for an all-in-one controller to streamline everything from recording to mixing. Plus, the CMC-TP is perfectly suited for precise editing tasks and touch-based DAW control. While each CMC unit is unique in its own way, the combination of multiple controllers offers a cornucopia of custom-made control options.
SIXTEEN-FADER MIXING CONSOLE
The modular approach of the CMC series allows you to combine up to four CMC-FD units to build a sixteen-channel touch control device with integrated LED meters. Simply grab your mix and adjust the volume CMC Product Guide Page 34 Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH levels of sub groups, instruments and effects - faster and more accurate than with the computer mouse or the keyboard. Plus, the integrated LEDs provide detailed visual feedback while the solo and mute functions are just a touch away. Be sure, this powerful setup will not only speed up your workflow but also add comfort to your production routines.
ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION DESK
By combining the CMC-CH, CMC-PD, CMC-QC and CMC-AI units you get the ultimate control solution for electronic music productions. Create dynamic grooves with the CMC Pad Controller, realize far-out effects with the CMC Quick Controller and stay ahead of things by using the universal CMC-AI Controller. This trio is perfectly complemented by the CMC Channel Controller that provides instant access to track-related functions, such as volume, pan, solo and mute. In sum, this combination is a time-saving control solution for any electronic music aficionado, beat producer or live performer.
PROJECT STUDIO CONSOLE
The coalition of the CMC-CH, CMC-TP and two CMC-FD controllers forms an all-in-one control solution for project studio owners. While the two CMC-FD units provide touch-based control of up to eight channels simultaneously - along with integrated metering - the CMC Channel Controller is the perfect companion for hands-on channel control. This powerful alliance is joined by the CMC Transport
Controller that allows for mouse-free recording, precise editing and convenient project navigation. To put it straight, this comprehensive control desk is a helpful assistant for Cubase addicts, home studio owners and session musicians alike.
UNIVERSAL MIDI CONTROLLER DUO
Reinvent the rhythm - the combination of the CMC-PD and the CMC-QC controller is the go-to solution for beat creators and groove heads. Produce club-worthy beats using the 16 touch-sensitive pads of the CMC-PD and switch over to the CMC-QC to add some spice. With its eight rotary encoders you can add filter sweeps, dirt and dynamics with the turn of a knob. Best of all, this delightful duo also fits perfectly on your master keyboard. And if that's not enough for you, you can easily add a CMC-CH controller to take control of the Cubase channel section.
CC121 & CMC EXTENSION FRAME
All CC121 you can now easily enhance your system with multiple CMC controllers. There are several ways to upgrade your setup: add two CMC-FD Controllers, if you are searching for a convenient, eight-channel touch fader expansion or go for the CMC-PD to create instantly beats with the touch of your fingers. Of course, you can also pick the three of them or choose a CMC-TP controller, if you need intuitive, touch-based ways to navigate through your project. For even more convenience, the optionally available Studio Frame holds one CC121 and two CMC units.
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
The minimum system requirements state the minimal specification your computer must have to be able to use the software.
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
USB component port (1.1/2.0)
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)
USB component port (1.1/2.0)
CUBASE AI 6
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
Internet connection for license activation
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
Internet connection for license activation
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