NAMM 2019: New TASCAM SERIES audio interfaces

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TASCAM brought a pair of updated audio interfaces to NAMM 2019 – the SERIES 102i (10-in/2-out) and SERIES 208i (20-in/8-out). Reaching the now-standard 24-bit/192kHz fidelity, the desktop units are compatible with Mac, PC, and iOS devices. Both have MIDI and built-in DSPs with reverb, compression, phase inversion, and four-band EQ for each channel. It’s certainly […]

NAMM 2019: IK Multimedia AXE I/O, a new desktop interface for guitar and bass

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As predicted here on this very site, IK Multimedia is launching a new high-end guitar audio interface called the AXE I/O. The Italian company already knows a thing or two about recording guitars (see the AmpliTube range), so we are expecting great things from this new product. IK Multimedia AXE I/O Over the years, IK […]

Midas M32R Live digital mixing console: More than just a facelift?

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For over 40 years, Midas has been a household name in British pro audio. The manufacturer, which was acquired by Music Tribe Group in 2009, has released a new version of its M32R digital mixing console for live and studio use. Like its predecessor, the Midas M32R Live was designed by Rajesh Kutty, who has […]

M-Audio M-Track 8X4M: A USB3 24-bit/192kHz audio interface at $299

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M-Audio’s first new audio interface in a while is an 8-input, 4-output desktop unit with distinctly modern design and functionality. Priced at a comfortable USD 299, the M-Track 8X4M is capable of 24-bit/192kHz recording and is equipped with M-Audio’s Crystal preamps and as yet unnamed A/D converters. It’s likely that this is the company’s latest-generation […]

Slate VRS8 audio interface finally available for purchase

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Spending over an year in “announced but not released” hell, the Slate Digital VRS8 audio interface is finally available for purchase. As we have been aware for a long time now, the VRS8 is equipped with eight linear VMS-One mic preamps which can be used with Slate microphones (or any other mics, though results may […]

Can Tascam crack the mid-sized digital mixer/interface market with Model 24?

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Tascam has a new medium-format digital mixer and live recorder on the block, the Model 24. As its name suggests, the device offers 24-track, 48kHz sound capture and recording (22 audio channels and stereo main mix) with 22 playback tracks, both over USB and onto an SD card. Alas, the sides are faux-wood, but then […]

Mackie intros affordable DL16S and DL32S stagebox wireless digital mixers

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Mackie has introduced a pair of new products in its DL Series of digital wireless live sound mixers. These are the 16-channel DL16S and 32-channel DL32S. With a rack-compatible design Mackie describes as “rugged”, these are intended for stage and live use. The mixers have built-in Wi-Fi networking and can be remote controlled via Mackie’s […]

MOTU 8PRE-ES doubles down on preamps and networking, costs just over USD 1000

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Manufacturer MOTU has presented a new flagship audio interface, the 8PRE-ES. Reminiscent of the 828 ES which Mark Of The Unicorn unveiled last year, the rack unit houses the same ESS Sabre32 DAC chip with a dynamic range of 123dB, also used in the company’s professional 1248 interface. The DAC supports 24-bit audio at 192kHz […]

ZOOM F8n fields some serious recording tech with 360 audio support

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ZOOM Corporation has announced a new flagship portable field recorder, the F8n. There’s lots of interesting technology implemented in this unit. For starters, there are what Zoom calls Advanced Look-Ahead Hybrid Limiters which catch clipping signal before it gets recorded. The limiters are applied on all eight channels simultaneously, with up to 20dB of headroom. […]

Sound Dеvices MixPre-10M hybrid USB audio interface and mobile recorder

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Manufacturer Sound Devices has announced a new addition to its MixPre series of audio interface/portable recorder hybrids — the MixPre-10M. A musician-focused device, it lets users record and mix up to 12 audio tracks simultaneously. There’s also a built-in metronome, as well as reverb and a “vocal air” effect accomplished via pre-set EQ and compression. […]