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Steinberg CMC-PD - USB Pad Controller for Cubase, Nuendo and Other DAWs

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Product Highlights
  • 16 Rubber Pads
  • Illuminated Pads Display Tap Strength
  • Rotary Encoder
  • Shift Switch
  • Compact Form Factor
  • USB Powered
  • Editor Software Included
  • Cubase AI Software Download
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7

The CMC-PD from Steinberg is a USB based pad controller, part of six USB-powered CMC micro controllers that can be individually combined to create a custom-made Cubase or Nuendo control desk. Sixteen highly responsive, backlit rubber pads, a rotary encoder, and dedicated working modes enhance beat creation, recording and live performance workflow.

The rubber pads are laid out in an MPC-style 4 x 4 matrix and the LED-based background lights change colors according to the velocity level, from green to orange over to red. Additionally, a rotary encoder provides for browsing sounds and presets. The layout makes the controller the ideal partner for MPC-style, virtual drum samplers such as Steinberg's Groove Agent ONE, or for external hardware sound modules.

The included editor software makes changing the MIDI note assignment for each pad a seamless operation. A "4Velocity" mode allows for easy step recording, and sixteen selectable volume response curves and power supply via USB round out the feature set of this slim-sized yet extremely versatile controller unit.

Note! On the PC, Cubase AI is Windows 7 only.

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 to 8 - variable user banks, banks 9 to 15 - fixed factory banks, bank 16 - dedicated Cubase functions)
4Velocity mode speeds up step recording
CMC-PD editor software included
Includes download version of Cubase AI, a compact version of the Cubase music production system
System Requirements Hardware
Intel processor (Intel Core Duo or faster recommended)
OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.4, 10.7 (32-/64-bit kernel)
CD-ROM drive
USB component port (1.1/2.0)

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)

Intel Core Duo
OS X 10.7 (32-/64-bit kernel)
Core Audio compatible audio hardware
4GB free hard drive space
1280 x 800 display resolution recommended
DVD-ROM drive
Internet connection for license activation

Intel or AMD dual core CPU
Windows 7, native 32-/64-bit
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

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Electronic Download i This product must be downloaded from the Manufacturer's website. You should receive the license code to complete your order within 1-3 business days. Orders placed on Weekends or Holidays are processed the next business day.
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