Free Update Lets MOTU Audio Interfaces Stream Up To 64 Audio Channels Over Ethernet

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MOTU has announced a free firmware update for the 1248, 16A, 8M and other current-generation audio interfaces that lets you stream up to 64 channels of audio, at sample rates up to 192 kHz with low latency, over Ethernet to your Mac.

Firmware update 1.2.5 supports AVB/TSN Ethernet, letting you connect your MOTU interface to the Mac using a standard CAT-5e or CAT-6 Ethernet cable up to 100 meters long and stream up to 64 audio channels to and from audio applications running on the Mac at sample rates up to 192 kHz with low latency. Any recent-generation Mac with a built-in Ethernet port running OS X 10.11 is supported. Continue reading

Focusrite Intros 58-in, 64-out Red 4Pre Flagship Audio Interface

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Focusrite has introduced the Red 4Pre, a new ‘flagship’ audio interface that offers 58-in, 64-out IO, four digitally controlled ‘Red Evolution’ preamps, plus high-headroom instrument inputs, a new high-performance conversion system, and Thunderbolt 2, Pro Tools HD DigiLink and Dante network connectivity.

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M-Audio Intros M-Track Audio Recording/Monitoring Interfaces

m-track-audio-interfaceAt the 2016 NAMM Show, M-Audio announced the introduction of the latest versions of their M-Track audio recording/monitoring interfaces.

There are five models in the family. The first four models have full 24-bit studio-quality audio performance, along with a pro-grade rugged all-metal chassis, high-headroom pre-amps and class-leading audio performance on the inputs.

The top model—the M-Track 1212 12-in/12 Out USB-C High Speed Audio Interface—boasts 32-bit 192kHz studio-quality audio Continue reading

Microsoft Announces Plans For Thunderbolt Support In Windows 10

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Microsoft Windows Platform Evangelist Pete Brown has announced plans for Thunderbolt support in Windows 10.

Microsoft will not officially support Thunderbolt 1 & 2 devices on Windows 10, though they may work with vendor support. They are focusing their support on Thunderbolt 3.  Continue reading

Tracktion Copper Reference Stereo I/O Interface Is ‘Bonkersly Good’

At the 2016 NAMM Show, Tracktion was showing its upcoming Copper Reference Stereo I/O Interface.

With the Copper Reference, Tracktion did not want to duplicate the many existing mainstream audio interfaces. Instead, they wanted to apply ‘American hot rod mentality’, to creating a boutique, high-end stereo interface.

In this video, from the NAMM Show floor, Tracktion’s James ‘Woody’ Woodburn gives us the details on the Copper Reference.

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iConnectAUDIO2+ 2-in 6-out Audio & MIDI Interface Overview

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At the 2016 NAMM Show, iConnectivity was introducing the iConnectAUDIO2+, a 2-in 6-out Audio & MIDI Interface.

The iConnectAUDIO2+ offers 2 mic/line/instrument inputs; 3 pairs of independent stereo outputs; configurable audio paths; advanced MIDI connectivity, routing, and management; full compatibility with Mac, PC and iOS devices, and the ability to pass audio and MIDI from one to another.

Here’s an overview of the iConnectAUDIO2+, from iConnectivity’s Scott Juskiw: Continue reading

iConnectivity Intros 2-in, 6-out iConnectAUDIO2+

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At the 2016 NAMM Show: Interface maker iConnectivity has announced the iConnectAUDIO2+, the latest in their series of “next-generation” audio and MIDI interface for Mac, PC, and iOS.

iConnectAUDIO2+ accommodates mics, synths, MIDI, instruments, speakers, headphones, and up to two computer devices at one time (Mac/PC/iOS). The interface features two premium combo inputs and six outputs, including an independent headphone mix and assignable direct monitoring. iConnectivity’s unique Audio and MIDI “passThru” technologies allows flexible routing between everything connected.

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