MOTU ships Windows support for AVB audio products

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MOTU AVB Windows support

MOTU has announced it is now shipping Windows 7- and 8-compatible USB 2.0 ASIO and Wave drivers for their new line of AVB-equipped audio interface products, including the 1248, 8M, 16A, 24Ai, 24Ao and Monitor 8.

Users can connect their MOTU interface to a USB 2.0 or 3.0 port on their PC for multi-channel audio I/O with any ASIO- or Wave-compatible host software.

“We’re excited that Windows users can now take full advantage of MOTU’s groundbreaking deployment of AVB audio interface technology in these award-winning products,” said Jim Cooper, Director of Marketing at MOTU.

The Windows driver installer is now available as a free download to all MOTU AVB interface owners at motu.com/avb, where a free download of MOTU’s AudioDesk 4 workstation software for Windows is also available.

Concurrent with the Windows driver release is another “one-click” field-upgradable firmware update for all MOTU AVB audio interfaces that introduces several enhancements, including optional stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF) support for MOTU’s 1248, 8M and 16A models.

More information: MOTU / AVB audio interfaces

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Waves launches DiGiGrid IOS audio interface

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Waves has launched DiGiGrid IOS, an audio interface with a built-in SoundGrid DSP server for plugin processing.

Waves DiGiGrid IOS

The IOS features 8 mic/line inputs with broadcast/studio-quality preamps, 8 line outputs, 2 headphone outputs, and MIDI I/O, S/PDIF, and AES ins and outs.

IOS is the most comprehensive solution for Native DAW users (Logic, Cubase, Nuendo, Ableton, Pro Tools Native, etc.), and is ideal for both professional and personal production studios.

DiGiGrid IOS comes with the complete SoundGrid Studio System software (the SoundGrid Studio Application, StudioRack, and the eMotion ST mixer). Used in combination with this software, the IOS lets you mix and monitor in real time using hundreds of your favorite SoundGrid-compatible Waves and third-party plugins, with super-low latency of only 0.8 milliseconds.

DiGiGrid IOS features

  • 8 mic/line inputs, 8 line outputs, 2 headphone outputs.
  • Built-in SoundGrid DSP server.
  • ASIO/Core Audio-compliant audio interface.
  • Software-controlled award winning preamps.
  • MIDI, S/PDIF, and AES/EBU inputs and outputs.
  • Connects via a single Ethernet cable (Cat 5e/Cat 6).
  • Quick-view front panel metering and status indicators.
  • High-definition ADC/DAC conversion.

DiGiGrid IOS is available for purchase for $3,760 USD.

More information: Waves / DiGiGrid IOS

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Roland intros Mobile UA audio interface

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Roland has announced the Mobile UA, an ultra-compact USB audio interface that incorporates newly developed S1LKi sound technology.

Roland Mobile UA

Featuring up to four channels of DSD and PCM audio playback in a small, bus-powered device, the Mobile UA delivers exceptional audio quality and low-latency operation for on-the-go music production, live performance, and general listening enjoyment.

Not much bigger than a deck of cards, the Mobile UA is the world’s smallest USB audio interface that supports both DSD and ASIO. It offers native playback of DSD audio sampled at 2.8 MHz, and Roland’s proprietary S1LKi audio engine also reproduces traditional PCM audio at rates of 44.1 kHz and above with extreme precision. Using the same type of 1-bit D/A converter used in DSD, the resulting conversion produces ultra-smooth, unclouded sound when compared to standard D/A conversion in PCM-based devices.

Mobile UA features

  • World’s smallest USB audio interface that supports both ASIO and DSD.
  • High-quality audio playback from Roland’s newly-developed S1LKi audio engine.
  • Native playback of 2.8 MHz DSD audio.
  • Ultra-compact four-channel audio output.
  • High-powered 158 MW + 158 MW (at 40 ohm load) headphone amp.
  • Supports ASIO and Core Audio; designed for low-latency operation.

More information: Roland / Mobile UA

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PreSonus launches AudioBox iOne & iTwo audio interfaces + Capture for iPad

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PreSonus has announced AudioBox iOne and AudioBox iTwo, two new USB powered audio interfaces.

PreSonus AudioBox iTwo

These next-generation mobile interfaces include PreSonus’ easy-to-use Studio One® Artist DAW for Mac and Windows, new Capture™ Duo recording software for iPad, and a Nimbit® Free account for online direct-to-fan distribution of music, merchandise, and more. With Capture Duo or Capture for iPad and an AudioBox iOne or iTwo, you can record with an iPad, then wirelessly transfer your recordings directly to Studio One Artist. The result is an integrated, end-to-end, mobile solution that includes everything needed to record, edit, mix, and share music anytime and anywhere.

The AudioBox iOne sports one instrument input and one mic input, while AudioBox iTwo offers two combo mic and switchable line/instrument inputs. Both feature high-performance Class A mic preamplifiers with phantom power and 24-bit, up to 96 kHz converters with 105 dB of dynamic range. The DACs feed balanced ¼-inch, line-level outputs and a loud, clear headphone output with independent level control. The AudioBox iTwo also includes MIDI In and Out. Each interface has an internal analog mixer with zero-latency monitoring, enabling you to monitor recorded tracks and overdubs without audible delay.

Small, lightweight, and USB bus-powered, the AudioBox iOne and iTwo can sit on a tabletop or fit in the pocket of a backpack or laptop bag. They’re built to travel, with a metal chassis and knobs and jacks secured directly to the enclosure to reduce strain on the internal circuit board.

Both interfaces work with any recording software that supports Core Audio (Mac) or ASIO (Windows).

PreSonus has introduced Capture for iPad and Capture Duo, two new audio-recording apps for Apple iPad that are based on the company’s lauded Capture live-recording software for StudioLive mixers.

PreSonus Capture

Capture™ Duo two-track recording software for iPad, free from the Apple App Store, is based on PreSonus’ Capture live-recording software for StudioLive mixers. Capture Duo lets you record and play two tracks with 24-bit, 96 kHz fidelity and includes basic mixing and editing as well as an integrated metronome.

PreSonus also offers Capture for iPad, which can record up to 32 tracks with the same features and 24-bit, 96 kHz fidelity. Capture for iPad is available from the Apple App Store for an expected price of $9.99.

Capture features

  • Simple, intuitive, mobile recording solution for Apple iPad®.
  • Capture™ Duo records two stereo tracks; Capture for iPad records up to 32 tracks.
  • One-tap recording.
  • Records at up to 24-bit, 96 kHz.
  • Direct wireless transfer of sessions to PreSonus® Studio One®.
  • Editing functions include cut, copy, paste, split, and duplicate.
  • Level and Pan controls for balancing your tracks.
  • Saves in compact Apple Lossless format.
  • Works with any iPad-compatible interface, including the internal iPad microphone.

More information: PreSonus / AudioBox i Series

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John Shield releases WDM ASIO Link Driver Pro v2.0

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John Shield has announced the release of WDM ASIO Link Driver Pro v2.0, a driver for Windows that allows routing of ASIO to up to 64 channels.

WDM ASIO Link Drive Pro v2.0

This driver allows you to host your real ASIO driver and add windows audio with no additional latency. It allows you to use your ASIO driver from more than one application with the inbuilt multi-client support, and you can even send ASIO audio over the network.

WDM ASIO Link Driver Pro v2.0 features

  • No additional ASIO latency.
  • Supports 64 ASIO Input Channels.
  • Supports 64 ASIO Output Channels.
  • 2 WDM ASIOVADPro devices.
  • Route and mix WDM (windows) audio into ASIO inputs for the host program.
  • Route and mix WDM audio into ASIO drivers outputs.
  • Route and mix ASIO driver output to WDM stereo mix.
  • Multi-client support allows use from more than one application.
  • Send and receive up to 16 channels of ASIO audio over the network.
  • Control routings and volumes of all mixed channels.

WDM ASIO Link Driver Pro is available for purchase for $39.95 USD.

More information: John Shield / WDM ASIO Link Driver Pro

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