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The new USB3 ($299 US List) is a professional USB audio interface that comes with everything needed to record, playback and monitor professional quality audio from any Mac, PC or Laptop. The clever mixing interface, professional 24 Bit A/D converters and versatile portability make the USB3 the new professional standard for home recording.
The USB3 enables recording from any analog source directly to the computer without the need of an outboard mixer or preamp. It features a high quality 1/4" mic preamp which doubles as a Hi-Z guitar input. The Hi-Z inputs Enhanced Frequency Response (E.F.R.) circuitry is specifically tailored to add maximum clarity and "punch" to direct recording of low-impedance instruments such as electric guitar and bass.
The USB3s front panel features a convenient 1/4" headphone jack with slider level control, making real-time monitoring refreshingly easy. A clever mixing control surface allows for precise adjustments of all input and output audio levels. The input clip LEDs and output metering provide an additional source of accuracy in addition to giving the USB3 an eye-catching presence.
Along with the self-powered USB connection to the computer, the back panel has professional 1/4" stereo line inputs and outputs that work simultaneously with the mic & guitar input. The Record Select switch allows separate monitoring and recording busses similar to working with an outboard mixer and sound card. This allows for up to 5 channels of low-latency monitoring for recording, mixing and playing back multiple tracks from any audio software.
The 24 bit A/D converters in the USB3 are completely shielded to get professional, studio quality audio out of any computer. As a self-powered, professional audio mixer and interface, the portable USB3 can make professional recordings on any laptop or any computer, anywhere in the world.
The USB3 is $299 US LIST and will be shipping in December 2000.
USB Audio Interface, 24 Bit A/D, Stereo 1/4" Line In/Out, 1/4" Mic & Guitar Input, 1/4" Headphone jack, Input and Output level adjustments, Omni-level Input LEDs, Output level LEDs, 44.1/48 khz, Mac, PC and Laptop Compatible.