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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Universal Audio Intros All-New Apollo Audio Interfaces

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2015 Musikmesse, Frankfurt: This morning, Universal Audio introduced their new line of Apollo audio interfaces for Mac Thunderbolt users.

The new interfaces boast ‘next-generation’ A/D and D/A conversion, new monitoring functions, Thunderbolt cascading of up to four interfaces, and Realtime UAD Processing — all housed within a sleek, black aluminum package.

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Audio Damage Intros Odio 2-in 2-out USB Audio Interface

IMGP5770At the 2015 Denver Synth Meet, Chris Randall of Audio Damage, right, introduced the Odio – a 2-in 2-out USB audio interface that runs at modular audio levels (10v p-p).

Odio was originally designed to make it easy to use with iOS devices with your modular – for recording, running insert effects or instruments.

Odio is a class-compliant USB audio interface, though, so it can be also be used with any Linux, Mac or Windows computer to integrate VST plug-in effects as inserts in your modular.

It also offers DC-coupled outputs, so it can also be used as an output pair for apps like Silent Way or Volta.

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TASCAM Intros Trackpack 2×2 Recording System

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TASCAM has introduced the Trackpack 2×2 – an all-in-one solution for audio recording with your computer.

Included in the complete recording bundle is TASCAM’s US-2×2 USB audio interface, TM-80 studio condenser microphone with shockmount, and TH-02 headphones, plus Cakewalk SONAR X3 LE and Ableton Live Lite 9 DAW software. Continue reading

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