Digigram, which makes digital audio network solutions, has released Mac OS X drivers for its VXpocket v2, VXpocket 440 and VX222 sound cards. They’re compatible with both Mac OS X 10.1 and 10.2 (“Jaguar”).
The VXpocket range enables “serious” audio production on laptops, said Digigram Managing Director Philippe Delacroix. The VX222 had earned popularity for Mac-based video and other applications through a pairing of “reliability with professional analog and digital interfaces,” he added.
The two VXpocket models provide 24-bit performance with Mac applications using ASIO. Mac Sound Manager applications operate at 16-bits. Both cards feature one stereo SPDIF input and output allowing digital record/playback and an LTC (SMPTE) time-code input. A breakout cable is provided with XLR connectors for the analog inputs/outputs, phono connectors for digital and LTC and a stereo mini-jack for headphone monitoring.
The VXpocket v2 has two balanced analog mono inputs at microphone or line level and two balanced analog outputs. The VXpocket 440 has four balanced mic/line analog inputs and four balanced analog outputs. The number of active stereo inputs and outputs available varies with the sampling frequency and bit rate selected. The user may optimize performance based on user preferences for number of input/output, audio file format and computer CPU usage.
The VX222 sound card includes balanced analog inputs and outputs with 24-bit converters, as well as digital input/output in AES/EBU or S/PDIF formats. Special features include two General Purpose Interface (GPI) inputs and outputs. The VX222 can be used with a wide choice of audio applications using Apple’s SoundManager and CoreAudio, as well as Steinberg’s ASIO.
For pricing details and a list of Digigram resellers, check the company’s online info.