Winter NAMM Preview: Hercules Technologies HERCULES 16/12 FW

Jan 14, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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Hercules Technologies will be showing its new Hercules 16/12 FW, a FireWire 24-bit/96kHz 16-in/12-out audio and MIDI interface for PC and Macintosh, at the upcoming Winter NAMM show in booth #6809.

Features include a sturdy external FireWire audio interface mountable in a standard 1U/19-inch rack-unit; 16 independent inputs including 12 analog in, one coaxial in (stereo) and one optical in (stereo); 12 independent outputs including eight analog out, one coaxial out (stereo) and one 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 In and two MIDI Out 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 (CoreAudio) and Windows (ASIO2.0, GSIF, .WAV, DirectSound).

Hercules 16/12 FW comes bundled with an innovative music software suite that is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X and more than 90 0MB of high-quality sound files, including Version 2 of Arturia's STORM™ Special Edition and Live Special Edition from Ableton.

Hercules 16/12 FW is now available at an estimated street price of $599.

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