Universal Audio Intros Free Apollo Expanded Update

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, Universal Audio introduced Apollo Expanded – an update that they call ‘the biggest evolution for the award-winning Apollo interface since its introduction in 2012′.

Apollo Expanded provides Mac users “mix and match” operation between Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo audio interfaces, as well as new plug-in types and Console 2.0, which features over 25 new user-requested features.

Now, users of Thunderbolt-equipped Apollo Twin, Apollo DUO, Apollo QUAD, and Apollo 16 audio interfaces can harness up to four Apollos and six total UAD-2 devices — adding I/O and DSP as their studio grows. Continue reading

Focusrite Launches New Clarett Series of Thunderbolt Audio Interfaces

Focusrite_Clarett_8PreXAt the 2015 NAMM Show: Focusrite has launched a range of audio interfaces, the Clarett series, that combine a new preamp design with Thunderbolt technology, to offer ‘exceptional sound quality’ with an interface latency of under 1ms.

Focusrite’s Clarett interfaces offer clear conversion, 24-bit, 192kHz sample rates and world class dynamic range. Their brand new Clarett mic preamps replicate the impedance and transformer resonance of the original ISAs, resulting in exceptional clarity.
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Arturia Audio Interface Coming At 2015 NAMM Show

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Arturia has announced that it plans to introduced a next-generation audio interface at the 2015 NAMM Show.

While the audio interface seems like a crowded category to enter, Arturia argues that current interfaces don’t meet the needs of todays musicians, who need to connect audio sources at multiple levels and interface with several types of MIDI devices, computers and mobile devices.  Continue reading

DiGiGrid IOS Now Available For Mac, Windows DAWs

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Waves Audio and DiGiCo have introduced DiGiGrid IOS – a high-end network audio interface that offers built-in plugin processing.

While the name ‘DiGiGrid IOS’ may make some readers think of ‘iOS’, the new device puts 8 mic/line I/Os on a Ethernet network interface for use with Mac & WIndows DAWS.

It features eight mic/line inputs with broadcast/studio-quality preamps, eight line outputs, two headphone outputs, and MIDI, S/PDIF and AES ins and outs.  Continue reading