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Sep 23, 2008 1:50 PM

Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP
Saffire PRO 24 DSP ($499) is a 16-input/8-output FireWire audio interface featuring Virtual Reference Monitoring (VRM) for headphone monitoring of 15 different modeled sets of speakers in different acoustic environments from different positions. Other features include twin mic preamps, A/D converters, six analog outs, ADAT inputs, stereo S/PDIF I/O and two virtual “loopback” inputs for routing digital audio between software applications. Users can also use the onboard DSP to power Focusrite Studio Suite, Compression, Gating, EQ and Reverb plug-ins for latency-free, professional tracking solutions. Added extras include Saffire Mix Control software, Focusrite’s Xcite+ bundle, Ableton Live 7 Lite, Novation’s Bass Station soft synth and more than 1 GB of royalty-free samples.
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Lynx Studio Technology LT-MADI
The LT-MADI is an L-Slot interface for the Aurora 8 and Aurora 16 AD/DA converters that provides digital input and output in MADI (Multichannel Audio Digital Interface) format. Up to four Aurora converters (using four LT-MADI cards) can be combined for up to 64 channels. MADI is a proven technology for distributing multichannel audio in large venues, live recording and multiroom studios with the convenience of either optical fiber or coaxial cabling. Available now.
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Millennia Media AD-D96/R96
The TEC Award–nominated A/D converter is Millennia’s first digital audio product. Its audiophile-quality, proprietary converter design, tightly coupled to the HV-3 preamp, removes many stages of potential distortion. The Millennia converters are 24-bit/96kHz, 8-channel AES format with internal/external Clocking with AES or word clock in/out on BNC connectors. The AES output is on a DB-25 connector that conforms to the Tascam wiring standard. All HV-3D and HV-3R units can have the option installed.
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Neumann DMI-8
The DMI-8 ($3,498) 8-channel digital microphone interface from Neumann boasts all of the features of the company's DMI-2 while offering 8-channel operation and the ability to change mic settings without a computer. Features include AES42-to-EBU conversion, synchronization of the microphones without a sample rate converter, automatic word clock or AES 11 sync, and 44.1kHz to 192kHz operation. The rackmount unit offers D-Sub 25 outputs with Tascam and Yamaha pin assignments, ADAT interface and open architecture for connection to other multichannel interfaces such as EtherSound and MADI.
AES Booth: 330
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