Musikmesse 2007 saw the launch of nio 2 | 4, Novation’s latest foray into the interface market, offering a 2 In / 4 Out mobile interface solution.
Novation’s Direct FX technology puts a selection of powerful FX at your fingertips. Direct FX technology’s low latency environment lets all of nio 2 | 4s effects to be used in real time.
nio 2 | 4’s multi-effects engine includes superb guitar amp simulations, filters, delay, chorus, phaser, flanger, distortion, EQ, Reverb, Tremelo, and others, many derived from the effect algorithms of Novation’s synths, most notably the Supernova II.
nio 2 | 4 provides a unique and truly flexible monitoring solution, with two dials close to hand and independent switching between three different monitor mixes. This, combined with four phono (RCA) outputs and flexible metering, make nio 2 | 4 an ideal solution for laptop DJs and live performers.
Two inputs are available for recording high quality audio into the DAW. Both an instrument jack and microphone XLR with phantom power are provided. As an alternative to these inputs, a pair of phono (RCA) inputs can be used to record a stereo signal, from a record deck, CD player or synthesizer for example.
Finally, nio 2 | 4 provides MIDI i/o and is also class compliant with both Mac and PC, connecting via USB and bus powering with each. In addition, the unit is class compliant with Mac OS X CoreAudio.