Computer Peripherals

Oct 1, 2002 12:00 PM

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Digigram Mac OS X Drivers

The Mac OS X drivers for Digigram's VXpocket v2, VXpocket 440 and VX222 sound cards present new options for Mac audio and audio-for-video applications. The VXpockets can perform serious audio production on laptop computers by offering excellent audio quality, plus compatibility with most audio applications under both Mac OS and Windows. The VX222 is popular with users of Mac-based video applications because of its reliability and professional analog and digital audio interfaces.

Digigram VX442 Sound Card

Part of Digigram's popular VX Series, the VX442 is ideal for high-quality multichannel recording/audio production, with its four/four balanced line I/Os, additional stereo AES/EBU I/O, 96kHz 24-bit converters and low-latency architecture. The VX442 supports a large number of Windows and Mac platforms, featuring a comprehensive set of Windows drivers and Mac OS drivers, making it a versatile solution for multiple environments.
2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1004
Arlington, VA 22201
703/875-9100; fax 703/875-9161
www.digigram.com

Edirol UA-20 USB Audio & MIDI Interface

This compact, but powerful USB audio and MIDI interface features 24-bit AD/DA resolution, with two ?-inch line/guitar/mic inputs, stereo RCA outputs, S/PDIF optical out and MIDI In/Out. Retail is $225.

Edirol UA-700 USB Audio Capture Device

High-quality 24-bit/96kHz USB audio interface with built-in COSM" guitar and microphone modeling, two XLR mic/line inputs with phantom power, phono preamp and MIDI In/Out.
425 Sequoia Drive, #114
Bellingham, WA 98226
360/594-4273; fax 360/594-4271
www.edirol.com

ESI Waveterminal 192M

The ESI (Ego Sys Inc.) Waveterminal 192M is a 24-bit/192kHz PCI card interface with a breakout box hosting two mic/line inputs, two line inputs and eight analog outs. The two mic ins have 12V phantom power. Two headphone outputs are standard, as are S/PDIF coaxial and optical outputs. The unit supports ESI's exclusive DirectWire feature, allowing the user to patch audio digitally between software programs. Also supported is ESI's powerful E-WDM driver for perfect compatibility with Windows XP/2000/ME/98SE, offering low-latency performance with all popular digital audio software applications.

ESI EX-8000

This 8-in/8-out 24-bit/192kHz interface is housed in a two-rackspace unit that connects to a PCI card via a FireWire (IEEE1394) connection. The PCI card has four ports and can support four racks, letting users utilize 32 inputs and outputs simultaneously. Features include eight studio-quality, discrete XLR mic preamps (line/mic switchable) with 48VDC phantom power. The EX-8000 supports ESI's powerful E-WDM driver for perfect compatibility with Windows XP/2000/ME/98SE, offering low-latency performance with all popular digital audio applications.
3003 North First St., Suite 303
San Jose, CA 95134
408/519-5774; fax 408/519-5786
www.esi-pro.com

Gefen Inc. ex-tend-it ADC Switcher

Switch between two computers (DVI, USB and audio signals) using a single ADC flat panel display with Gefen's ADC Switcher. Specs: video connectors: Type DVI-I; audio-input connector: mini stereo; USB input connectors: Type "B"; audio output connector: mini stereo; USB output connectors: Type "A"; Dimensions: 1.75x8x4 inches (HxWxD). Price: $499.
6265 Variel Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
818/884-6294; fax 818/884-3108
www.gefen.com

LaCie Hard Drive (d2)

The LaCie Hard Drive offers expanded storage with increased capacity, greater speed and revolutionary portability. Encased in the new d2 design, this drive lets you choose between desktop and rackmount use and delivers faster transfer rates to accommodate a variety of pro applications. The LaCie Hard Drive in the d2 design provides an attractive, functional, high-performance storage solution for graphic design, photo and digital video content. Price (120GB 7,200 rpm): $299.
22985 NW Evergreen Parkway Hillsboro, OR 97124
503/844-4500; fax 503/844-4508
www.lacie.com

Lynx Studio Technology LS-ADAT

The LS-ADAT is an ADAT interface module for the LynxTWO and Lynx L22 professional PCI cards. Two Lightpipe inputs and outputs provide 16 channels at 48 kHz, eight channels at 96 kHz, and four channels at 192 kHz, using S/MUX. An ADAT sync-in port provides synchronization for sample-accurate transfers to computer-based DAWs. Price: under $300.

Lynx Studio Technology LS-AES

The LS-AES is a multichannel AES/EBU or S/PDIF interface module for the LynxTWO and Lynx L22 professional PCI cards. Four AES inputs and outputs provide eight channels at sample rates up to 96 kHz, and four channels at sample rates up to 192 kHz. Connections are transformer-coupled with pro-quality sample-rate conversion provided on all inputs. Two LS-AES modules can be used with each LynxTWO or L22 for increased channel capacity. Price: under $500.
1048 Irvine Ave., #468
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949/515-8265; fax 949/645-8470
www.lynxstudio.com

Roland UA-20 USB Audio/MIDI Interface

The UA-20 USB Audio/MIDI Interface brings portable 24-bit sound quality to your Mac or PC applications. Powered by USB, the UA-20 is a great choice for laptops, too. Connect your guitar, mic and line-level input and record with low-latency monitoring using the Direct Monitoring function. You also get fast and stable MIDI throughput, and compatibility with ASIO or WDM-compatible music software. There's even an S/PDIF digital output. Retail: $215.

Roland UA-700
Modeling USB Audio/MIDI Interface

The $595 UA-700 combines a high-resolution USB audio/ MIDI interface with a built-in effects processor, making it a recording powerhouse. This flexible interface features mic, line and guitar inputs with 24-bit converters and low-latency monitoring, plus Edirol's lightning-fast MIDI transmission. Best of all, users can tap into Roland's acclaimed COSM" guitar and mic modeling, plus a variety of studio-quality effects.
5100 S. Eastern Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90040
323/890-3700; fax 323/890-3701
www.RolandUS.com

Rolls GCi404 Audio Computer Interface

The GCi404 combines an XLR mic input, a ?-inch instrument input and a group of stereo line inputs. The line inputs include RCA,—-inch and an RIAA-equalized RCA phono input. Each Input section has a level control. The unit mounts in a standard CD-ROM drive bay and has audio outputs designed to connect to the audio input of a sound card. U.S. retail is $120.
5968 South 350 West Salt Lake City, UT 84107
801/263-9053; fax 801/263-9068
www.rolls.com

SEK'D Prodif 88

This PCI-interface sound card handles the transmission of multi-channel AES/EBU with up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution. Four AES/EBU connections are available using a breakout cable, and multiple cards can be cascaded within one PC. The Prodif 88 is ideal for mastering, DVD, surround and multichannel productions, as well as the direct connection to AD/DA converters and mixing consoles equipped with AES/EBU interfaces. Retail: $899.
Dist. by plus24
N. La Brea Ave.
W. Hollywood, CA 90038
323/845-1171; fax 323/845-1170
www.plus24.net

Studio Network Solutions Fibrewire

SNS introduces Fibrewire, an affordably priced, compact Fibre Channel drive enclosure that's the perfect solution for audio, video and digital-imaging applications. Fibrewire offers the same incredible performance of A/V SAN and A/V SAN PRO in a single-drive desktop enclosure, which is fully compatible with—and upgradeable to—A/V SAN and A/V SAN PRO. System includes enclosure with Fibre Channel hard drive, PCI adapter, cable and software. Call 877/537-2094 to order.

SNS Gig A/V SAN & A/V SAN PRO

Studio Network Solutions introduces 2Gig A/V SAN" and A/V SAN PRO", two bulletproof solutions for professional HD recording. Engineers and producers such as Bob Rock, Tony Maserati, Walter Afanasieff, and many others have already discovered the superior workstation stability that our Fibre Channel hard drive systems deliver. Abbey Road, New Line Cinema and Sony are among the top facilities in the world relying on our solutions.
1986 Innerbelt Business Center Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63114
877/537-2094; fax 314/733-0537
www.studionetworksolutions.com






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