Steinberg CMC Controllers Get Attractive New Prices

Controller system receives an immediate reduction in price by nearly 40 percent   02-Aug-12

Steinberg CMC Controllers Get Attractive New Prices

Steinberg has announced a sizeable price drop for its CMC controllers. Effective as of today, the suggested retail price for the CMC-CH, CMC-AI, CMC-QC, CMC-TP and CMC-PD is now 99.99 euros including 19% VAT and 119 euros including 19% VAT for the CMC-FD controller.
Steinberg tells us that, while the CMC series witnessed a remarkable success since last year's introduction, an increase in efficiency of production was achieved in this year's first two quarters, thus allowing the company to reduce the prices accordingly and pass this immediate benefit on to its valued customers. They say that the new suggested retail prices provide an even greater incentive to pick up on the system's modular approach.
Stefan Schreiber, product marketing manager for hardware, told Sonic State, "With this price drop users have the chance to set up a controller console that fits their needs in every aspect without ever worrying about the cost."
Features at a glance
  • Six unique controllers designed to take control of dedicated Cubase areas -- faster and more convenient than with any other solution
  • Modular system: combine multiple units to form an eminently powerful Cubase control station that exactly fits your needs; joint plate included for quick and easy connection
  • Fully mirrored Cubase functionality: intuitive operation due to color scheme and icons
  • Perfect ergonomics guarantee a unique level of handling quality -- created to make your recording and live performance workflow more musical than ever
  • Perfectly complementing the CC121 Advanced Integration controller
  • Brings innovative technologies to your fingertips: illuminated, high-resolution touch controls and rotary encoders for detailed visual feedback
  • Portability: small enough to fit in your pocket, on a master keyboard or wherever desired
  • USB-powered: no additional power supply required
  • Cross-platform compatible with Mac OS X and Windows
  • Cubase AI download version included to start recording your music straight away
Pricing and Availability:
The CMC controllers are available through the Steinberg Online Shop and authorized Steinberg resellers.
From today on, the new retail prices for the CMC controllers are valid in European countries. The suggested retail price for the CMC-CH, CMC-AI, CMC-QC, CMC-TP and CMC-PD now is 99.99 euros including German VAT and the suggested retail price for the CMC-FD now is 119 euros including German VAT.
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Hello World    Said...

too expensive for a couple of leds, plastic, chips, and erratic design all over the place..

02-Aug-12 04:08 AM

mattsynth    Said...

I agree these controllers should be about $60.00 each. Then I would consider purchasing some of them. I would also like to see a real motorized fader instead of those led strips. Presonus fader port is the best bet right now for the money.

02-Aug-12 07:56 AM

RP    Said...

I'd love to have been in the room when they were trying to work out a spin on why they put them at too high a price point in the first place without advertising the fact that as a result they weren't selling very well. 'Production got cheaper' indeed :)

02-Aug-12 09:07 AM

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