Steinberg MR816 CSX is a superb 18 in 18 out firewire audio interface. Steinberg MR816 CSX features 8 mic/line inputs, plus 8 analog outs as well as ADAT and SPDIF I/O. MR816CSX also delivers Advanced Integration and DSP Studio Technology, functioning far beyond the envelope of traditional audio interfaces.
Steinberg MR816 CSX fuses a fully-featured FireWire audio interface and inbuilt DSP FX power with next-generation integrative technologies into one breathtakingly powerful production environment. Developed by Steinberg and Yamaha, the MR816 CSX Advanced Integration DSP Studio is the hardware centerpiece of a latency-free recording and monitoring environment that fully exploits the flexibility and power of Steinberg’s renowned Cubase Music Production System.
So, what are the stand-out hallmarks of the Steinberg MR816CSX? Outstanding sound characteristics, flexible I/O and stacking options, VST3 DSP accessible in Cubase during mixing and, above all, a hyper-intelligent architecture that mirrors the Cubase environment in hardware.
The system utilizes True Integrated Monitoring to offer fully professional monitoring with VST3 DSP effects of exceptional quality. The MR 816 CSX's formidable DSP power can also be harnessed during the mixing stage, with the onboard Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strip and REV-X plug-ins adding first-class tools to the sonic armory of any musician and producer.
The unique level of integration also allows effortless control over the hardware, including full access to all functions from within Cubase. Dynamic mirroring of hardware and software functionality allows an exceptionally fluid workflow supporting features such as instant, on-the-fly rerouting of audio inputs to Cubase channels. Easy setup and true plug and play guarantee a lightning-fast setup experience, with automatic I/O setup creating all necessary routing automatically within Cubase, with no need for laborious manual I/O configuration.
Steinberg MR816 CSX delivers a groundbreaking and unique combination of first-class physical I/O, onboard DSP and tightest possible software integration that offer not only myriad workflow advantages but also an excellent price performance ratio.