The Cubase 7 & CMC-CH Controller Bundle from Steinberg combines the latest incarnation of the fully-featured audio/MIDI recording software and a USB channel controller designed to work directly with it.
Cubase 7 features an entirely redesigned mixing console and an updated GUI with full-screen mode, total scalability, and quick in-place access to the parameters most relevant to the task. And for quick composition, a Chord track sits alongside the innovative Chord Assistance feature.
The software is well tailored to professionals working in the music, film and game industry. For working on Hollywood blockbusters or popular TV series, Cubase features a separate video track, a scalable video window, and a score editor featuring over one hundred notation symbols. And utilizing the company's VST Expression technology, it's easy to create natural sounding orchestral scores with full expression control on the single-note level.
For the songwriter, the software offers a full complement of creative tools that are both easy to use and musical, including automatic voicing harmonization and thousands of instrument sounds and loops that help to bring ideas to life. For bands recording themselves, the integrated mixing desk combines flexibility with channel strip modules for pro-console sound, while the Control Room section can provide each member with an individual cue mix.
The CMC-CH USB Controller is the hardware equivalent of the Cubase channel section. Sixteen illuminated rubber buttons, one green-lit rotary encoder, and a high-resolution touch fader provide hands-on control over the major channel-related functions in Cubase and Nuendo, including record arm, solo/mute, pan and volume. Red LED lights provide visual feedback of the controller's current position. Eight buttons can hold a second, freely assignable function that is accessed by pressing the Shift button.