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US122L and US-144
With these small interfaces, replacing the US122, Tascam is embracing the USB 2.0 standard. Hooray! That means the days of old clunky USB 1.1 interfaces may finally begin to wane and I can change my soundcard page. The 144 has s/pdif i/o and the 122L does not. The 144 also gives you a separate headphone volume control. Both units have 2 XLR mic preamps with phantom power and 2 line inputs, MIDI, and can record at 24/96. Both are bus powered and designed for PC or Mac, including laptops. Lots of promise here.
|Tascam US144 USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface|
Record two tracks at a time with zero latency; whether you have a PC or a Mac, your song ideas go down in real time, real easy. Its size means you can take it anywhere you take your laptop, yet it's packed with features that make buying it an audio no-brainer. MIDI input and output, high quality mic inputs, 96kHz/24-bit recording (better than CD quality)-all the stuff you'd want without the fluff you wouldn't. The US-144: the answer to your recording needs.
_10 TRS Trigger Inputs for Single or Dual Zone
_ 20 Programmable Presets for Storing and Recalling
_ Includes BFD Lite** Software Drum Module (Mac
and PC) with Professional Quality Acoustic and
Electronic Drums in standalone, VST, AU and DXi
_ Easy Interface for Quick Editing and User Setups
_ USB 1.1 Plug and Play (Windows and Mac), MIDI
_ Hi-Hat Input for on/off or Continuous Control
_ Up/Down Footswitch Input for Selecting Kits
_ Customizable Trigger Settings for Sensitivity,
Assignment of MIDI Channels, Note Numbers,
Crosstalk, velocity curve, threshold, retrigger time
and pad type
_ Mounting Holes for Optional Drum Stand Mount
|Alesis Control Pad USB/MIDI Drum Pad Controller|
The Alesis Control Pad USB/MIDI Percussion Controller is a compact (carry under one?s arm) percussion pad controller that is equally at home as a performance instrument and as a MIDI programming tool for studio recording. The Control Pad features 8 velocity sensitive pads with gum rubber surfaces for excellent stick response as well as 2 trigger inputs for connecting external pads such as the Alesis Drum Pad and Cymbal Pad expansion kits.
GO46 Audio Interface
Strong, compact and highly portable
Multi-channel output/input with FireWire™
The FaderPort is loaded with a high-quality 100 mm touch-sensitive motorized long throw fader to give the user the feel needed for recording perfect fades and writing automation. A foot switch jack is also included on the FaderPort for hands free punch-in/out during recording. The FaderPort works with any Mac or Windows based recording software including Pro Tools, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, Logic and more. The FADERPORT will be shipping this summer. Price at zZounds
Also shipping this summer:
DigiMax FS 8-Channel ADA Converter with Microphone Preamps
Loaded with direct outputs and inserts on every channel, the DigiMax FS is the perfect hardware expansion for your FireStudio 1818 or any digital recording system with optical light pipe expansion capability.
Korg K25 25-Key
USB MIDI Controller
While the words portable and affordable describe the K-Series USB-MIDI Studio Controllers, they by no means define them. Each model features solid, full-size keys, and a selection of four velocity curves (including a fixed level -- great for mimicking organs and early mono synths) that tailor the keyboard response to match any performer.