Mindprint Intros T.R.I.O USB Recording Solution

MindPrint Trio USBThe MindPrint TRIO USB expands the scope of the TRIO recording and monitoring solution introduced at Winter NAMM. It offers the same channel strip with true analog EQ and Compressor, essential mixing, AUX & DAW inputs and comprehensive monitoring features as found on the original TRIO, but adds USB audio instead of the S/PDIF interface.

“With TRIO USB, the customer now has a choice between TRIO with S/PDIF as a great complement to an existing setup or Apple G5 – and the new TRIO USB as a complete all-in-one computer recording solution”, comments MindPrint’s Product Manager Rudiger Forse. “Now all key aspects of recording, analog sound processing, monitoring, mixing and audio interfacing are available in a single, quality desktop unit no larger than a laptop’s footprint!”

TRIO’s channel strip section provides a high quality instrument- and Class A microphone-input with phantom power and 10 kOhms impedance for optimal sounding results. The analog EQ’s “vintage” design makes it easy to record great sounding vocals and instruments. The Compressor’s unique Adaptive Response mode is taken directly from MindPrint’s high-end DTC Dual Tube Channel Strip and delivers superior results, requiring just one knob!

TRIO USB includes all essential mixing features required in a typical recording setup: Mic./Instrument, Stereo Line, Stereo AUX and DAW return channels may all be used simultaneously. The built-in channel strip delivers professional sound instantly and may be recorded simultaneously with the stereo LINE channel’s signal. The dual headphone amp has separate volume controls, and the latency-free monitoring mixer’s dedicated controls ensure direct access.

TRIO USB also sports a full-featured monitoring controller with talkback, MONO, DIM and MUTE functions, outputs for 3 pairs of speakers – and a dedicated, big master volume knob. This simplifies the recording process and makes music production much more intuitive.

The built-in audio interface is compatible with USB 2.0 and supports Mac OS X and Windows XP. Due to the extremely low playback latency, it is even possible to play virtual instruments or amp modeling software “live” via TRIO.

Availability: TRIO USB will be available in September 2005

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: US $ 549 / UK £ 329 / EUR € 449


  • 1 Mic/Instrument input (Class A, Phantom Power)
  • 3 stereo line inputs (Line with 2 band EQ, Aux, DAW)
  • Channel strip with low cut filter, 2 band EQ and compressor
  • Analog insert
  • 10-segment LED meters
  • Zero Latency monitor mixer
  • 3 switchable speaker outputs
  • 2 separate headphone amps
  • Talkback Function, MONO / DIM
  • Dedicated Monitor Volume knob
  • USB 2.0 compatible audio interface
  • ASIO drivers for Mac OS X and Windows XP
  • 24bit/96kHz max. digital resolution
  • Dedicated hardware knobs: 18 rotary, 15 switches
  • Power supply via included mains adaptor

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