Rain & Steinberg AI Advanced Integration

Complete turnkey systems featuring Rain Stratus & Steinberg CI range

The Rain Solstice is a beautifully engineered audio PC for the home studio. Teaming up with the CI range of interfaces and software from Steinberg, the creators of Cubase, we can offer you a complete music production solution. Choose from either the CI1, CI2 or CI2+ and add any upgrades you'd like to the Solstice and we'll install and test the whole package for you. When it arrives, open the box, plug it in and you're off. Plus you get the peace of mind that if you get confused or if anything goes wrong Rain is here to get you back on track.

Comparing the CI Series

The Steinberg CI1 is a USB-powered audio interface that,together with Sequel LE and WaveLab LE 7, provides a complete system for recording and editing vocals and instruments on a computer in next-to-no time.

Key Features:

  • Two Mic Preamps
  • Hi-Z Guitar input
  • 24bit resolution
  • Latency free monitoring
  • Sequel LE 8 Audio track recording
  • Wavelab LE7 Audio Editing

The Steinberg CI2 is a USB-powered audio interface and controller with Advanced Integration features. Together, CI2 and Cubase AI 5 present a complete recording system, providing a plug-and-play solution for recording and editing vocals and instruments with a computer in next to no time.

Key Features:

  • Two Mic Preamps
  • Hi-Z Guitar Input
  • 24bit resolution
  • Latency free monitoring
  • AI knob for controlling Cubase
  • Footswitch record activation
  • Cubase AI5 recording software

The Steinberg CI2+ is a USB-powered audio interface and controller with Advanced Integration features. Together, CI2+ and Cubase Essential 5 present a complete recording system, providing a plug-and-play solution for recording and editing vocals and instruments with a computer in next to no time.

Key Features:

  • Two Mic Preamps
  • Hi-Z Guitar Input
  • 24bit resolution
  • Latency free monitoring
  • AI knob for controlling Cubase
  • Cubase transport controls & buttons
  • Footswitch record activation
  • Cubase Essential 5 recording software

Advanced Integration

the CI2 & CI2+ are also Advanced Integration controllers forCubase which allows you to work quicker and more intuitively than ever before. The AI Knob helps the user to control virtually all main functionsof Cubase by pointing to any parameter with the mouse and adjusting the control parameters with the AI Knob. This lets you fly through any production, no matter how big the project!

With the implemented interactive recording function, you can define up to six events with the dedicated Interactive Recording button (CI2+ only). In addition, connecting an optional foot pedal to the CI2 or CI2+ allows hands-free control of the recording process. For example, you can start recording a guitar part by stepping on the foot pedal, tap the pedal a second time to punch in at the right moment and stop the recording with a final stomp. This enables you to control several functions with a tap of the foot as well as liberating your hands to concentrate entirely on playing the instrument.

The Browse function of the Project Assistant makes it really easy to set up a new Project in Cubase – the user just has to push the AI Knob and the Browse window pops up. Now the user can also select the type of project to be set up. For example, when recording a guitar and a vocal take, all necessary settings are automatically made for the new project, allowing the you to start recording music straight away.

Possible Setups

Desktop Home Studio Setup

Mobile Stereo Live Recording

Mobile Live Recording of a Band

Choose your System

The Rain Solstice comes packed with the latest Intel dual core technology. The i3 530 2.93GHz processor and fast DDR3 RAM has plenty of power for even demanding projects. With 500GB of drive space you have hours and hours of multitrack recording time. And, if you want to push things further you can upgrade all aspects of the Solstice to turn it into your dream machine. Click "Select" to take you to the configurator.

Stratus with CI1, Sequel LE and Wavelab LE7 649 inc VAT

Stratus with CI2 & Cubase AI5
739 inc VAT

Stratus with CI2+ & Cubase Essential5 829 inc VAT

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