The CMC-TP from Steinberg is a USB based transport controller, part of six USB-powered CMC micro controllers that can be individually combined to create a custom-made Cubase or Nuendo control desk. The controller delivers smooth project navigation and mouse-free recording, while easing the demands of heavy editing sessions.
Aside from 17 buttons and user-definable functions, a high-precision touch-sensitive slider with six modes forms the centerpiece of the Transport Controller, allowing for jogging or shuttling through the project, to tap in the tempo, to scroll, zoom and browse with the convenience of a slide. Red LED lights provide visual feedback of the controller's current position.
The buttons include all of the major transport functions, including play, stop, record, cycle, fast forward and rewind. Additional buttons for inserting markers, setting the locator range or inserting a new track, and more, make the unit a powerful recording and editing assistant. Four of these buttons can hold a second user assignable function.
Note: On the PC, Cubase AI is Windows 7 only.
USB-powered transport controller
Functions, including Play, Stop, Record, Rew, Fwd, Cycle, Nudge and Insert Marker
Touch controller with a cutting-edge capacitance slider design
Touch slider provides control for jog, shuttle, locate, scroll, zoom, metronome and tempo
Four user-assignable function keys
Includes download version of Cubase AI, a compact version of the Cubase music production system
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Hardware Mac Intel processor (Intel Core Duo or faster recommended) OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.4, 10.7 (32-/64-bit kernel) 1GB RAM CD-ROM drive USB component port (1.1/2.0)
PC Pentium / Athlon 2 GHz or faster (dual core processor recommended) Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2 (32-/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-/64-bit) 1GB RAM (2GB for Windows 7 64-bit) CD-ROM drive USB component port (1.1/2.0)
Software Mac Intel Core Duo OS X 10.7 (32-/64-bit kernel) 2GB RAM Core Audio compatible audio hardware 4GB free hard drive space 1280 x 800 display resolution recommended DVD-ROM drive Internet connection for license activation
PC Intel or AMD dual core CPU Windows 7, native 32-/64-bit 2GB RAM Windows compatible audio hardware (ASIO, WDM) 4GB free hard drive space 1280 x 800 display resolution recommended DVD-ROM drive Internet connection for license activation