ALVA Presents the Nanoface, a 12-Channel, Bus-Powered USB Audio and MIDI Interface
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ALVA presents the Nanoface: Sound quality, extraordinary features and ease of use,real analog hardware monitoring and low latency drivers for Windows and Mac OS X -all together in an awesome design housing.The Nanoface provides 6 audio I/Os - more than enough for a small home studio, a DJ-or surround setup. A MIDI input and two MIDI outputs form a perfect combination toconnect a keyboard and external synthesizers or samplers.Four analog inputs - two of them equipped with high-quality mic preamps with phantompower - allow the simultaneously recording of different sources at the same time,like a microphone, an electric guitar and a synthesizer. The Nanoface provides anHi-Z instrument input - routable to any of the four analog inputs. Optimal forspontaneous jam sessions with a notebook or as mobile recording station without theneed for more equipment - live or with band rehearsals. Four analog outputs with excellent specification numbers and an extraordinaryaudiophile sound provide a flexible setup for monitoring two stereo signals at thesame time, e. g. with main speakers and headphones. The signal from output 1/2 canbe routed to output 3/4 and individually adjusted. The digital I/O works in standard SPDIF format. This makes the Nanoface the perfectpartner for a digital signal from a CD player, or an effect unit as a source for asurround receiver with digital optical input.The Nanoface lives up to its name - it measures only a quarter of the size andprovides more inputs and outputs than some bigger interfaces. In doing so it´slight as a feather. The elegant gloss black housing weighs less than a key in yourpocket. The Nanoface is the perfect solution for musicians or DJs, who need a completerecording studio not only at home, but also on the road and want to compose or mixmusic in quality they are accustomed to, or just want to listen in the best possibleheadphone quality. It only needs one USB 2.0/3.0 connection, to transfer all audioand midi data in and out of the computer. The Nanoface works completely with thepower from the USB connector. It does not need a power supply.The Nanoface is easy to operate. All features - including managment, monitoring,phantom power for the microphones - can be adjusted with the big multi controllerdirectly on the unit.This results in a simple learning curve and extraordinary usability - ideal for livesituations. Sensible downsizing, reduction to the max - with total funtionality.
Connectivity:Audio: 6 inputs + 6 outputsMIDI: 1 x input + 2 x output4 x analog I/O (channels 1-4)Digital optical SPDIF I/O (channels 5-6)2 x Mic preamps including phantom power (analog inputs 1/2)1 x Hi-Z instrument input (alternatively usable instead of analog input 1-4) The Nanoface will be available in June 2011.