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Targeting the rapid growth of the computer music production market and equally rapid advances in connectivity technology, Yamaha Corporation of America, Digital Musical Instruments, announced the i88X at this year's Winter NAMM show.
The i88X is an mLAN-based Audio and MIDI interface which features two mic and six line inputs that deliver audio to the unit's 24-bit96kHz A/D converters. Built-in ADAT Light Pipe compatibility and SPDIF I/O allows for 18 simultaneous inputs and outputs. The i88X can be used as a stand-alone 18-channel computer I/O, or as an expansion device in an mLAN network. Because the i88X is mLAN compatible, users get the added benefits of integration with over 40 mLAN licensee company products.
The first two input channels feature high performance head amplifiers with phantom power and insert points. These head amps were designed by the same engineers who developed Yamaha's DM2000 and 02R96 digital mixing consoles, and are the result of years of research and input from engineers and producers.