Hercules Technologies HERCULES 16/12 FW

Oct 31, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors


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Hercules Technologies announced the upcoming release of Hercules 16/12 FW, a FireWire 24-bit 96kHz 16-in/12-out audio and MIDI interface for PC and Macintosh.

Features of the Hercules 16/12 FW include a sturdy external FireWire audio interface mountable in a standard 1U/19-inch rack unit; up to 16-in/12-out simultaneous multitrack recording on PC and Mac OS X via FireWire (IEEE-1394) connectivity; 24-bit 96kHz audio sampling with professional-quality converters; 16 independent inputs including 12 analog ins, a coaxial in (stereo) and an optical in (stereo); 12 independent outputs including eight analog outs, a coaxial out (stereo) and an optical out (stereo); two mic/instrument preamplifiers with switchable 48-volt phantom power via Neutrik combo (XLR/TRS) connectors with direct input for guitars (hi-Z); two MIDI Ins and two MIDI Outs via standard DIN jacks (32 channels in/32 channels out); Word Clock I/O synchronization via BNC connectors; no latency with direct hardware monitoring; compatible with popular audio software applications; and full driver package for Mac OS X (Core Audio) and Windows (ASIO2.0, GSIF, .WAV, DirectSound).

Hercules 16/12 FW is bundled with an innovative music software suite compatible with Windows and Mac OS X and more than 900 MB of high-quality sound files, including STORM™ Special Edition (Arturia). Version 2.0 of STORM Special Edition is an all-in-one studio software solution comprising synthesizers, drum machines and effects (PC and Mac OS X support). Also included is Live Special Edition (Ableton), which is an audio sequencer that can be played like an instrument.

Hercules 16/12 FW will be available in November 2003 at an estimated street price of $599.

For more, visit www.hercules.com. For more new product announcements, visit mixonline.com/products_new_products/index.htm.

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