Music audio hardware and software maker
recently introduced its new Classroom Studio, which bundles the company’s MobilePre USB audio interface and preamp, two Nova large condenser microphones, Ableton’s Live Delta software, Reason Adapted, cables and a QuickStart guide together for US$349.95.
Live Delta is a streamlined version of Ableton’s Live software, which lets users create loop-based or linear digital recordings. Reason Adapted lets users add synthesizers, drums and other instrumentation to their arrangements. The MobilePre USB can work as a stereo microphone preamp and as an audio interface; it sports 16-bit/48kHz operation, two XLR mic inputs with phantom power, 1/8-inch TRS stereo mic input, two 1/4-inch high-impedance line inputs for guitar, bass or other instruments, two 1/4-inch line outputs and stereo headphone output with level control. The Nova mics each feature a 1.1-inch evaporated gold diaphragm, solid brass body and capsule, and 20Hz-18kHz frequency response.
System requirements call for a G3/300MHz or faster or G4/350MHz or faster with 256MB RAM, native USB and Mac OS X v10.2.6 or 9.2.2 or later. M-Audio’s Web site had not been updated with information about the new bundle as MacCentral posted this article.