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ESI has released Maya44 USB+, a powerful, yet affordable USB audio interface

ESI has released Maya44 USB+, a powerful, yet affordable USB audio interface

ESI has announced the immediate availability of Maya44 USB+, a powerful, yet affordable, USB audio interface, a very good solution for home recording and also for mobile live and recording applications. Besides standard recording and playback functionality, ESI Maya44 USB+ Audio Interface provides what’s needed for professional music production. In its compact case ESI Maya44 USB+ provides 4 analog input and 4 analog output channels with RCA connectors and a combined optical S/PDIF digital output / stereo headphone output.

With support for ASIO 2.0, CoreAudio and MME / WDM, Maya44 USB+ is compatible to all major music and DJ applications like Cubase, Logic, Sonar, Reason, Reaktor, MixVibes, Traktor DJ Studio, BPM Studio and much more.


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Apogee unveils Quartet, The New Professional USB Audio Desktop Studio Interface

Apogee unveils Quartet, The New Professional USB Audio Desktop Studio Interface

Apogee has announced Quartet, their latest addition to USB Audio Interfaces family . As the press release says Apogee Quartet “delivers the ultimate desktop recording experience to the Mac-based studio. Featuring 4 inputs and 8 outputs of Apogee’s industry-leading AD/DA conversion technology as well as 4 world-class mic preamps, Quartet bridges the gap between the 2-channel Apogee Duet and the 8-channel Apogee Ensemble.”


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Motu is now shipping Track 16, the newest 16×14 desktop studio audio interface

Motu is now shipping Track 16, the newest 16×14 desktop studio audio interface

Motu has announced that is now shipping its newest 16×14 desktop studio audio interface, Track16. “Track16 combines studio-grade recording with one-touch operation,” said Jim Cooper, Motu Director of Marketing. “Just push the button for the channel you want to control and turn the knob. Track16 delivers all the I/O you need for a well-equipped desktop studio, combined with a smart-looking design that brings high-end feel to your system.”


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Universal Audio is shipping Apollo High Resolution Audio Interface with Realtime UAD Processing

Universal Audio is shipping Apollo High Resolution Audio Interface with Realtime UAD Processing

Universal Audio is proud to announce worldwide shipment of Apollo, a high-resolution audio interface that combines UA’s analog design heritage with esteemed UAD Powered Plug-Ins in a sleek, elegant recording system for Mac and PC (Compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7; Windows 7 support coming Summer 2012).

“Apollo is the culmination of 10 years of analog and digital audio development here at UA,” said Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio founder. “In many ways, it’s brought the analog and digital sides of our company together. With Apollo, we’re delivering the sound, feel, and flow of analog recording with all the conveniences of modern digital equipment, including next-generation Thunderbolt technology.”


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Motu announces MicroBook II, their latest audio interface

Motu announces MicroBook II, their latest audio interface

Motu has announced in a post-Namm press release their latest addition to the audio interfaces family – MicroBook II, the updated version of the compact, studio-grade one. Motu MicroBook II turns a Mac or PC into a personal 4 x 6 recording studio with professional I/O and monitor mixing. Motu MicroBook II will replace the original model at the same price.


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ESI Audio introduces Phonorama USB Audio Interface

ESI Audio introduces Phonorama USB Audio Interface

ESI Phonorama Audio Interface features a phono preamp that can be matched to MM (moving magnet) and MC (moving coil) systems with its RCA inputs. It also features a convenient ground connection screw. For transfers of signals from tape and other sources, the phono preamp can be turned off for line signals. There is also a stereo line and headphone output.

Bundled with ESI Phonorama Audio Interface is SoundSaver, the easy all-in-one analog media archiving solution from BIAS. It allows capturing of your favourite records and tapes, either manually or with the automatic record timer. Then remove unwanted noise, tape/needle hiss as well as click and crackles, before exporting separate tracks as mp3, to your iTunes library or as WAV files for CD recording.


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Propellerhead releases Reason 6, Reason Essentials and Balance

Propellerhead releases Reason 6, Reason Essentials and Balance

Software announces immediate availability at the pro audio solutions distributors of Reason 6, the new updated version of their flagship music production software. Proppelerhead is shipping also Reason Essentials the next successor to Record, which comes with all the recording, editing, effects, instruments, mixing and mastering tools necessary for audio production and sound design and Balance with Reason Essentials, an audio interface for Mac and Windows.


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Updated DJ|iO DJ Audio Interface is now shipping

Updated DJ|iO DJ Audio Interface is now shipping

We talked about in July that Numark has updated and also redesigned their popular DJ|iO portable USB audio interface. Numark today announces the immediate availability at pro audio retailers of this product and also the fact that DJ|iO DJ Audio Interface will be showcased at booth F3 at BPM 2011 in Birmingham, England from October 1st – October 3rd.


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New Audio Interfaces | Focusrite announces Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface

New Audio Interfaces | Focusrite announces Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface

Focusrite introduces Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface, their new usb audio interfaces for musicians on the go. It features two well-known preams and it have an attractive anodised aluminium unibody chassis.


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Tascam releases iXZ – Mic/Instrument Audio Interface for iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch

Tascam releases iXZ – Mic/Instrument Audio Interface for iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch

Tascam today announced iXZ Mic/Instrument Input for iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch. The new little gadget from Tascam transforms an iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch into an instant “recording” studio. All you have to do is to plug in a microphone, guitar or bass to interact with the latest guitar amp, sampling, recording and DJ apps that there are already developed for iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch. Also, iXZ supplies phantom power for condenser microphones and input setting sets the gain. There is a headphone output to monitor from your iOS device.