Yamaha Motif Keyboard Gets Steinberg Cubase AI4

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2007 Winter NAMM Show: Steinberg and Yamaha announced a new version of Cubase that will included in Yamaha’s digital music production hardware. Cubase AI4 is based on the latest generation of Cubase and provides extraordinarily close integration between Yamaha hardware and Steinberg software.

Cubase AI4 is a music production workstation that offers audio recording and editing, MIDI sequencing, an entire suite of VST effects plug-ins and a HALion One sample player featuring selected waves from the famed Yamaha Motif. Users of Cubase AI4 can also dramatically enhance the music production capabilities available with upgrades to the full Cubase 4 and Cubase Studio 4 versions.

“This is a further step on the way to our long-term goal of ever-closer integration between the previously separate worlds of hardware and software,” states Shinichi Takenaga, Yamaha’s Department Manager of Music Production Business Unit. “We’re very pleased to offer Yamaha customers a latest-generation music production application with their digital audio hardware that combines the technologies of Yamaha and Steinberg in a new, groundbreaking way,” he continues.
Advanced integration functions bond the Yamaha hardware and Steinberg software together to form one, integrated system, including Studio Connections technology which recalls settings for Yamaha digital audio hardware with a single mouse click. Integration with the new Motif XS is even more advanced, with automatic VST audio and MIDI connection setup providing a true Plug and Play experience. The full versions of Cubase 4 and Cubase Studio 4 offer these advanced integration features with Yamaha hardware out of the box.

Cubase AI4 Feature Overview

  • Cubase 4 audio engine
  • 48 audio tracks and up to 64 MIDI tracks
  • HALion One software sample player with selected Motif waves
  • Plug and Play VST/MIDI setup with new Yamaha products
  • Studio Connections Integration and product-specific advanced integration features
  • 25 VST effect plug-ins, including 15 new VST3 plug-in effects
  • File Interchange between Steinberg software and Yamaha hardware
  • 20 MIDI music styles and 480 audio drum loops included

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