Cakewalk Ships New Line Of Audio & MIDI Interfaces


Musikmesse 2009: Cakewalk announced that its new line of cable-based audio & MIDI interfaces is now shipping. The UA-1G USB audio interface, and UM-1G, UM-2G, and UM-3G MIDI interfaces are Mac and PC compatible and USB-bus powered.

UA-1G Audio Interface

The UA-1G is a compact Stereo In/Stereo Out USB Audio Interface that offers excellent sound quality via multiple connection options and a simple, user-friendly design.

  • 24-bit/96kHz audio quality
  • Low latency ASIO 2.0 performance (PC); UA-1G is also WDM (Windows Vista, Windows XP) and Core Audio (Mac OS X) compatible
  • Large Input Level knob for easy control while recording
  • Includes Cakewalk’s SONAR LE digital audio workstation for high-quality music recording, mixing, editing, and publishing
  • Contains high-end A-D and D-A converters for accurate recording and playback
  • An electric condenser microphone input that’s similar to, but higher quality than, the ‘MIC-IN’ on most internal soundcard
  • Headphone output with volume control to quickly and easily listen to audio from your computer
  • A _” jack with Hi-Z switch option, which is ideal for recording high-impedance instruments like electric guitar or bass
  • S/PDIF optical I/O

Three MIDI Interfaces

The new UM-1G, UM-2G, and UM-3G MIDI interfaces are designed to be affordable solutions to easily connect MIDI devices with a computer through a USB connection.

Each MIDI interface:

  • is Mac and PC compatible
  • is a compact, cable-style interface with a sleek form factor
  • conveniently incorporates an independent MIDI Out/Thru hardware selection switch for each output, providing functionality even if your computer is turned off
  • provides FPT (Fast Processing Technology) for fast, stable MIDI data transmission, as well as lower latency performance through FPT’s Advance Driver mode
  • offers standard OS-based driver mode for instant connection to computers, even when drivers are not available

UM-1G in detail:

  • 1-In/1-Out MIDI port with LED indicators for MIDI I/O signal monitoring
  • MIDI Check switch for quick troubleshooting of MIDI connections
  • MIDI cables are engraved with ‘Connect to MIDI In’ and ‘Connect to MIDI Out’ labels for no confusion when connecting devices
  • Perfect for hobbyists who want to connect a MIDI keyboard to a computer, or musicians who need MIDI connectivity to control or record music with a computer
  • Ideal for small studios or academic settings where only one MIDI device will be connected in close proximity to the computer
  • In live performance settings, use the UM-1G to control a synth, drum machine, MIDI light set-up, or master recording console

UM-2G in detail:

  • Features 2-In/2-Out MIDI ports for 32 channels of MIDI to control hardware and software
  • Provides ability to connect multiple MIDI keyboards, sound modules, control surfaces, and other devices to a computer
  • Ideal for musicians, producers or recording engineers with more than one MIDI device in a small studio or portable MIDI configuration

UM-3G in detail:

  • 3-In/3-Out MIDI Ports
  • Control up to 48 channels of MIDI equipment
  • Expandable design allows you to daisy-chain up to three UM-3G interfaces, providing nine total MIDI inputs and outputs without the need for additional USB Ports
  • Advanced Driver mode uses FPT (Fast Processing Technology) to ensure low-latency, even with three UM-3G interfaces daisy-chained together
  • Up to 3 units can be rack-mounted via Roland RAF-70 kit, available separately
  • Ideal MIDI interface for the mid- to larger-sized studio
  • Out or Thru selectable switches built-in; select between MIDI Out and MIDI Thru for each output port
  • Great for live settings using multiple MIDI applications, including traditional instruments, synths, sequencers and live sound, lighting, and special effects

Pricing and Availability:

Recommended UK retail prices for the UM-1G, UM-2G and UM-3G MIDI interfaces will be £44.99, £54.99 and £84.99 respectively. The UA-1G USB Audio interface is available at a RRP of £94.99.

One thought on “Cakewalk Ships New Line Of Audio & MIDI Interfaces

  1. Great to see Cakewalk finally putting out their own line! They’ve been one of the big players that haven’t had their own hardware so I’m sure Cakewalk fans will have a serious look into some of these boxes

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