Portable Production

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Portable Production

Sep 1, 2006 12:00 PM

2006 Product Source

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USB/MIDI interface


UD-144: Record two tracks at a time with zero latency using a PC or a Mac with this interface. It features MIDI input and output, 96kHz/24-bit recording and two XLR mic inputs with phantom power. The interface offers S/PDIF digital input and output, two analog line inputs and is USB 2.0 equipped. Other features include zero-latency hardware monitoring and separate headphone output and level controls.

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Recording interface


UA-1000: A multi-port high-speed USB audio recording interface, this system provides 10 channels via XLR/TRS combo jacks with phantom power, high impedance guitar, S/PDIF, eight-channel ADAT, MIDI and inserts for effect send/return. A USB 2.0 drive supports a 480Mb/s transfer speed, allowing the unit to offer 10 in � 10 out 24-bit/96kHz full duplex performance. A word clock is provided as well as ASIO 2.0 and WDM drivers.

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Desktop audio interface


Alpha: This USB desktop recording system includes the Alpha Studio USB I/O mixer, Steinberg's Cubase LE multi-track PC and Mac recording software, and the Lexicon Pantheon VST reverb plug-in. The interface is a bus-powered 2�2�2 USB I/O mixer packaged with Cubase LE and the Lexicon Pantheon VST Reverb plug-in. The system features one XLR microphone input, two TRS line inputs and two TRS and RCA line outs. The front panel features a high impedance �" instrument input for direct to computer recording and a ?" headphone output. The studio can stream two channels of 44.1kHz or 48kHz audio at 16- or 24-bit resolution to Mac or PC computers. Users can record two tracks at once from two input sources. The microphone and line inputs have individual level controls and peak meters that are summed at the analog-to-digital bus. Mono/stereo monitoring is provided, as well as zero-latency direct/playback monitoring, allowing for delay-free overdubs.

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Hybrid turntable

Gemini Sound Products

CDT-05: This turntable allows DJs to play CDs and vinyl records simultaneously. Equipped with a skip-resistant straight tone-arm system and 5.5kg/cm high-torque direct drive motor, the turntable can be controlled through the full-sized direct drive platter. In analog and digital modes, users are provided with a variable pitch control, with selectable ranges of four, eight, 16 or 50 percent, along with pitch bend function and master tempo. Three DSP effects (filter, zoom and echo) with variable parameters and a forward/reverse switch can be accessed in either mode. The system provides MP3 CD support and features independent outputs for the CD and turntable.

Workstation with liquid cooling


MJ-12: Alienware's Liquid Cooling technology reduces overall system noise levels. By reducing the need for internal fans, this technology allows systems to operate at less than 35dB. The technology also keeps system components cool by delivering as much as a 30 percent improvement in thermal performance (15� to 20�).

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Multi-track recorder


Mixcraft 2.0: Record and mix quickly with this recording software. Cut, paste, edit and shape sounds, use built-in effects like reverb, flanger or EQ, or install Direct X or VST effects to add tremelo, distortion, chorus or even remove the vocals from a song. This software can be used for recording a first solo album, remixing a song, podcasting or editing commercials. Mixes can be exported to MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV or burned to a CD.