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For hobby musicians, guitarists, singers or electronic music producers as well as for all audio affine tasks — the CI1 USB studio, together with Sequel LE and WaveLab LE, offers the ultimate entry-level recording, editing and producing system solution. CI1, Sequel LE and WaveLab LE provide a host of tools to meet the individual demand of each and every user — with outstanding audio quality, massive features, all at a mind-blowing price!
CI1 and the included software package provide great possibilities to create, record, edit and produce your own music and audio material. With its intuitive music creation tools and the included Sequel LE version you have all you need to create songs — even if you don't have any musical skills. CI1 along with the light editions of Sequel and WaveLab present the ideal tool kit for editors and podcasters looking to record speech, publish podcasts and produce audio books. On the hardware side, the CI1’s two-channel inputs with +48V phantom power and high quality mic preamps provide all capabilities necessary to connect any dynamic or condenser microphone for recording professional audio material. The bundled software applications, Sequel LE and WaveLab LE, provide the tools required to record music, edit audio material and master productions, with the additional option to publish it all on the web.
Guitarists benefit greatly from the CI1 interface and Sequel LE software. The HI-Z input on the CI1 lets the guitarist plug an electric guitar or bass directly into the CI1 without the need for an additional DI box. The great-sounding AmpSimulator in Sequel LE provides various ready-made sound templates of different styles. And the simplicity of creating a new project with loops and sounds gives the musician all the features to create tracks to jam along to.
CI1 is, simply put, the ideal low-cost audio interface for any Cubase owner who needs to record vocals, instruments, keyboards, percussion or any other audio source. With it’s two fantastic-sounding microphone inputs comprising balanced XLR/jack combo connectors and high-quality microphone preamps and the onboard +48V phantom power, as well as the HI-Z on input 1 the CI1 provides all the functionality an audio interface should provide.
The CI1 USB-powered studio is a straight-forward audio interface without frills and fuss. Housing two microphone inputs with balanced XLR/TRS combo connectors, high quality microphone preamps and onboard phantom power, CI1 allows you to use just about any microphone. And with the dedicated high impedance switch on the first input channel you can jack your electric guitar or bass directly into the CI1. But it’s not all hardware — CI1 comes with a great software bundle. Sequel LE is designed for first-time computer music aficionados looking to record their music with ease while WaveLab LE boasts audio editing, mastering and full internet audio publishing features. All this makes CI1 your very own mobile recording studio!
The CI1 is powered by a computer’s USB. And by simply connecting the CI1 to a USB port the user gets immediate full control of Cubase. Even the +48 V phantom power of the two microphone inputs doesn’t require an additional power supply. With the CI1 being fully USB-powered, it’s no problem to record music whenever and wherever without having to find a mains outlet. The user can simply plug the CI1 into a notebook, connect a microphone or guitar and start jamming on the spot.
The CI1 provides two fantastic-sounding microphone inputs comprising balanced XLR/jack combo connectors and high quality microphone preamps, each equipped with individual gain control and a Peak LED. With the onboard +48 V phantom power, the user can record at home or on the move using just about any dynamic or condenser microphone.
The first input channel comes with a dedicated high impedance switch, letting the user jack an electric guitar or bass directly into the CI1 via the XLR/jack combo input.
The optional mic stand adapter BMS-10A allows the user to attach the CI1 to a microphone stand and adjust it to a position that fits to his/her personal needs.
With 24-bit resolution and a sampling rate of 48 kHz, the CI1 offers a professional digital audio recording standard that lets the user record the music in studio quality. The CI1 is a high-quality audio hardware built by and designed together with Yamaha to provide a build quality that can only be described as truly professional.
The Mono button on the CI1 allows analog inputs 1 and 2 to be used either as separate mono channels or as a stereo pair feeding just one side (L/R) of the monitor outs. With the Mix level control, the user can adjust the balance between the input signal and the playback signal from the software application, so that the input signal can be monitored without any latency.
The Line outputs of the CI1 are equipped with balanced TRS connectors, providing professional output studio connectivity. The Phones output is also equipped with a professional 6.3 mm TRS connector. The signal levels of the Master outputs and the Phones output can be adjusted independently. The headphones signal is not affected by the Master volume control.
The CI1 provides all necessary inputs and outputs to record two individual signals at once, for example, vocals and guitar. The true +48 V phantom power lets you use high end, large diaphragm condenser microphones for best sound quality.
With the CI1, any user can record band gigs or concerts of orchestras and choirs with two condenser mics for a high quality stereo live recording. It just takes a laptop and the CI1, and there’s no need for a power connector since the CI1 is fully USB-powered.
To make a professional sounding demo of your band you simply have to connect the CI1 to the mixer desk available in the rehearsal room and record in 24-bit/48-kHz stereo quality.
If you want to record your own music on a computer and then burn your tracks on CD or, alternatively, publish tunes on the web, you can easily do so with CI1 and Sequel LE. Then again, mastering a professional sound production and publishing is achieved in WaveLab LE 7.
Podcasts have been enjoying great popularity throughout the last years. CI1 includes Sequel LE and WaveLab LE which allows you to create professional-sounding podcasts in a very intuitive and simple way.
With CI1, making your own audio books and radio plays is as easy as it gets. It provides a great-sounding audio interface which serves every kind of microphone and comes with the Sequel LE software for recording speech and foley. Even the background music and sound effects can be produced easily with Sequel LE. And with the included WaveLab LE, you can edit and master your production to meet the most professional sound standards.
The minimum system requirements state the minimal specification your computer must have to be able to use the software.
Quick Start Guide (English)
Quick Start Guide (Chinese)
CI series - Brochure (German, English)
CI series - Brochure (Español, Français, Italiano)
CI series - Feature Comparison Chart (English)
Operation Manual (English)
Operation Manual (Français, Castellano, Italiano)
Driver and Tools for CI1
For more information on compatibility with Windows 32-bit and 64-bit versions, read this
A more powerful system may be required for certain tasks or larger projects.
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