and M-Audio are using the upcoming NAMM convention in Anaheim, Calif. to debut seven new products aimed at professional musicians and audio engineers. The companies said that all seven products will ship by the end of the first quarter of the year.
USB Audio Duo, a USB audio interface which sports 2 mic/line inputs, stereo outputs vial TRS jacks with switchable +4/-10 line levels, S/PDIF coaxial, and a headphone output with level control. The device can also be used as a mic preamp and an A/D converter independently of your Mac. Support includes Mac OS 9.1 to Mac OS X.
MidAir Wireless MIDI, a 2.4GHz-based wireless interface good for 50 feet and beyond. The system sports forward error correction to help stop corrupted data, and permits simultaneous operation of up to 4 systems using unique hopping codes.
Axiom A/D, a 2-channel 24 bit A/D with selectable sample rates of up to 96KHz, noiseshaping dither, and wordclock I/O. Inputs include balanced XLR and unbalanced on 1/4 inch TRS, and outputs are AE/EBU, coaxial S/PDIF, and optical S/PDIF. Input levels are visible via a 20-step ladder LED, with individual level controls per channel and a balance knob.
TAMPA Microphone Preamp, a single channel mic/instrument preamp featuring a dual servo optical compressor. M-Audio explained that the TAMPA’s audio path is harmonic phase shift corrected, solid state and discrete. The TAMPA has been developed to recreate the sonic character of vacuum tube triodes. It also features dual gain stages and balanced input with variable impedance switching. The output is via mono S/PDIF with selectable sample rates up to 96KHz.
StudioPhile SP-8B Nearfield
SP-8S Subwoofer. The former is a bi-amped monitor with an 8 inch magnetically-shielded mineral filled polypropylene curved cone equipped with a high temperature voice coil and damped rubber surround. It also features a 1 inch silk dome. Rated at 100 watts, the monitor’s frequency response is 33Hz to 22KHz. The latter uses an 8 inch speaker with balanced XLR and balanced/unbalanced TRS inputs and balanced outputs. Variable low-pass and high-pass filters are featured, with a bypass switch for bass management.
Delta Lightpipe 16, a PCI card featuring dual ADAT lightpipe channels, with ADAT sync in.
USB MIDISport Uno, a 1×1 MIDI interface that’s powered by the Mac’s USB interface. Compatible with Mac OS 9 and higher.
Midiman/M-Audio’s presence at NAMM will include demonstrations from software experts, musicians, live interviews with producers and DJs, and more.
NAMM 2002 Winter show
happens from January 17-20 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Look for Midiman and M-Audio at booth 6706 in Hall A.