CME has introduced two new audio interfaces, the Matrix K USB and Matrix K FW, which the company said were targeted to podcasters and those doing mobile recording.
Both Matrix K series units feature professional recording up to 24-bit, 192kHz resolution and ship with a low-latency ASIO 2.0 driver compatible with PC and Mac. Similar to the Matrix X mixer, the Matrix K features a mic/line/guitar combo input with phantom power, an 1/8-inch stereo line in, a stereo line out, and two headphone outs. All inputs and outputs have independent controls for dialing in the desired levels, according to the company.
CME said the Matrix K USB could be expanded to FireWire with the KF400e FireWire expansion board.
Yamaha, the Matrix K will be available in August, 2006 for $179.99 (USB version) and $199.99 (FireWire version). The KF400E FireWire expansion is $99.99 MSRP.