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

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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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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Keith McMillen Instruments’ K-Mix: a closer look

K-Mix_whitebg_rightsideforward_02 After being previewed at The NAMM Show last winter, Keith McMillen Instruments’ new mixer / audio interface / MIDI controller, the K-Mix, began shipping last week.

We got to see an early K-Mix prototype at the 2015 Winter NAMM, but Synthtopia staff won’t have a chance to see the finished version of the product until later this week at the 2016 NAMM Show.

In the meantime, author and research engineer Gina Collecchia has had a recent extended opportunity to check out and work with the K-Mix.  She offered to share her impressions and findings with Synthtopia readers:

“The K-Mix mixer by Keith McMillen Instruments is an innovative mixing interface, with a lot of features.
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Keith McMillen Instruments K-Mix Audio Interface, Control Surface & Programmable Mixer Now Available

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Keith McMillen Instruments has announced that the K-MIX, a new Mac OS X-compatible audio interface and programmable mixer, is now available.

The K-Mix looks different than other mixers and it’s because KMI founder Keith McMillen wanted a mixer that was different than the mixers that were available. “I needed a very special mixer that did not exist,” explains McMillen, “a fully-programmable, MIDI-controlled, ultra-high-quality portable mixer.”

“Not having a mixer that could do all of this, when wanting to play live in a group without a sound man, was heartbreaking,” adds McMillen. “K-MIX had to be capable of tying all of my needs together — from live inputs to USB interfaces — to then operate as a fully-programmable stage mixer.”

The K-Mix is ‘not your grandma’s mixer’, according to KMI.  It has no moving parts, so it can be used as a portable mixer, without the fear of snapping off a fader or knob, while still giving you top audio quality, mixer functionality and control. Continue reading

iConnectAUDIO4+ Audio & MIDI Interface Demo Videos

iConnectivity has released a series of videos, embedded above, demonstrating its new iConnectAUDIO4+ audio/midi interface.

iConnectAUDIO4+ is a multi-host audio and MIDI interface for MAC, PC, and iOS that combines several of iConnectivity’s technologies in a single device. Continue reading

iConnectAUDIO4+, Audio and MIDI Interface, Now Shipping

iConnectivity_iConnectAUDIO4plusAt Musikmesse 2015: Interface developer iConnectivity has begun worldwide distribution of their long-anticipated iConnectAUDIO4+, their next-generation audio and MIDI interface.

iConnectAUDIO4+’s Multi-Host technology supports multiple audio and MIDI peripherals, and also multiple computing devices, all at once, performing the job of multiple interfaces and numerous cables. Any combination of up to 2 Mac, PC, and iOS devices, as well as up to 9 connected MIDI peripherals, can share iConnectAUDIO4+’s audio inputs, outputs and MIDI I/O.
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