Universal Audio Volt 176 Portable 1×2 USB Type-C Audio/MIDI Interface with Built-In Compressor

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  • Musicians, Singers, and Content Creators
  • USB Type-C for Computers, iPad & iPhone
  • 1 Vintage-Tone Mic / Line / Hi-Z Preamp
  • 1 Headphone Out, 2 Monitor Outs
  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz AD/DA Conversion
  • Bus Powered / Mac, Windows, iOS
  • Tube Emulation and Classic Compressor
  • 48V, Zero-Latency Direct Monitoring
  • MIDI 5-Pin Input and Output
  • DAW, VIs, Amp Sims, FX, and Vocal Tuner
  • Musicians, Singers, and Content Creators
  • USB Type-C for Computers, iPad & iPhone
  • 1 Vintage-Tone Mic / Line / Hi-Z Preamp
  • 1 Headphone Out, 2 Monitor Outs
  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz AD/DA Conversion
  • Bus Powered / Mac, Windows, iOS
  • Tube Emulation and Classic Compressor
  • 48V, Zero-Latency Direct Monitoring
  • MIDI 5-Pin Input and Output
  • DAW, VIs, Amp Sims, FX, and Vocal Tuner

 

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Vibe-rich tube-emulation circuitry, a built-in analog 1176-style compressor, pristine pro-grade conversion, and an impressive bundle of music production software make the Universal Audio Volt 176 portable 1×2 audio interface a top-notch yet affordable win for quality-conscious vocalists, musicians, and even content creators such as podcasters and livestreamers. Attractive, sturdy, and compact, this bus-powered USB Type-C interface is equally capable in a computer-based home studio or on the go with your iPad or iPhone.

Plug a mic, guitar, or synth into the Volt 176’s mic preamp and press the Vintage switch to impart the pleasing character of an emulated UA vintage 610 tube preamp to your voice or instrument. Keep peaks under control while adding punch with three selectable presets of 1176-like analog compression. Direct monitoring lets you hear yourself with no distracting latency, and there are separate volume controls for the speaker and headphone outputs. Got a beat machine or keyboard controller? Connect them to the MIDI 5-pin ports on the rear panel to easily integrate them with your setup. Knowing the value of good tools, Universal Audio bundled the Volt 176 with versatile and creativity-inspiring software tailored for music makers. From the popular Ableton Live Lite DAW and UJAM virtual instruments to guitar/bass amp simulations, Melodyne pitch correction, and high-end processors for mixing and mastering, there’s a bit of everything to help you transform ideas into polished productions.

Best-In-Class Sound for Yourself

From the team that brought you the game-changing Apollo interface, Volt 176 delivers superior studio sound quality with character and tone far beyond its class.

Classic Vocal Tone

Few sounds can compare to a vintage Universal Audio 610 tube preamp, as used to record everyone from Ray Charles to Van Halen. Volt 176 gives you the rich, full sound of this classic UA mic/line/instrument preamp, thanks to its built-in tube emulation circuitry, a UA exclusive.

Control Volume Peaks with UA Compression

Get album-ready punch and presence with Volt 176’s onboard 76 Compressor, an innovative analog circuit inspired by UA’s classic 1176 Limiting Amplifier. The 76 Compressor features three perfectly tailored presets to tame voice, guitars, synths, and drum machines. Just plug in, pick a setting, and play.

Inspiring Software

Some audio interfaces give you a smattering of random audio apps. Not Volt. Instead, UA put together a bundle of serious music production tools, virtual instruments, and plug-ins including Ableton, Melodyne, UJAM’s Virtual Drummer, Marshall, Ampeg, and more. 

  • Ableton Ableton Live Lite (music production DAW)
  • Softube Marshall Plexi Classic Amp (guitar amp sim)
  • Softube Time & Tone Bundle (mixing effects processors)
  • Celemony Melodyne Essential (pitch correction)
  • Relab LX480 Essentials (classic studio reverb)
  • Plugin Alliance Ampeg SVT-VR Classic (bass amp sim)
  • Brainworx bx_tuner (guitar/bass tuner)
  • Brainworx bx_masterdesk Classic (mastering processor)
  • UJAM Virtual Drummer DEEP (virtual drum instrument)
  • Virtual Bassist DANDY (virtual bass instrument)
  • Spitfire LABS (virtual instrument)

Easy In, Easy Out

Volt 176 gives you simple 1-in / 2-out audio connections. Just plug a mic or instrument into the XLR-1/4″ combo jack on the front panel. Then connect your speakers or headphones via 1/4″ sockets to monitor your audio with no latency. With Volt, you’ll be creating like a pro, fast.

iPad and iPhone Ready

Traveling light? Plug Volt 176 into your iPad or iPhone, and you can easily create beats and samples, record your band’s rehearsals, and edit songs anywhere. An external Volt power supply and an Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter are required (available separately) for iOS mobile devices other than iPad Pros with USB Type-C.

Made to Last

Featuring rugged all-metal construction, retro wood sides, and sleek industrial design, Volt 176 elevates your production space with impeccable style, built to last for decades.

Essential Features at a Glance

  • Desktop 1×2 USB audio interface with class-leading 24-bit / 192 kHz audio conversion for Mac/Windows computers and iPad/iPhone mobile devices
  • Vintage Mic Preamp mode lets you record voice or guitar with the rich, full sound of an emulated classic UA tube preamp
  • Built-in 76 Compressor adds instant clarity and punch to voice, instruments, and other sources with an all-new analog circuit based on UA’s iconic 1176
  • Essential suite of audio and music software including Ableton, Melodyne, UJAM’s Virtual Drummer, Marshall, Ampeg, and more
  • Studio-quality headphone amplifier for loud, clear monitoring
  • Stereo 1/4″ monitor outputs with separate volume control
  • USB bus powered to reduce cable clutter
  • 48V phantom power for condenser microphones
  • Direct Monitoring for latency-free recording
  • Stylish rugged construction built to withstand years of use
  • MIDI 5-pin connections for hooking up a keyboard controller, drum machine, or synth
  • Includes USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable
Form Factor Tabletop
Display 3 x Multi-Segment LED Meter
Channels of I/O Analog:
1 Input / 2 Outputs
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps 1
Input Level Adjustment 1 x Knob
Expansion Slots None
Signal Processing
Pad None
High-Pass Filter None
Solo/Mute None
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O 1 x Combo XLR-1/4″ TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input (Front Panel)
2 x 1/4″ TRS Balanced Monitor Output
1 x 1/4″ TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output (Front Panel)
Phantom Power 48 V, Selectable On/Off
Digital Audio I/O None
Host Connection / USB 1 x USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
USB (Non-Host) None
Sync I/O None
Network I/O None
MIDI I/O 1 x DIN 5-Pin Input
1 x DIN 5-Pin Output
Wireless Connectivity None
Digital Audio
Sample Rates Up to 192 kHz
Sample Rate Conversion None
Bit Depths 24-Bit
Latency Zero-Latency Direct Monitoring
Sync Sources Internal
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card Slot None
Compatibility
OS Compatibility macOS 10.14 or Later
Windows 10 (64-Bit)
iOS 14 or Later
iPadOS 14 or Later
Included Software Ableton Live Lite
Compatible Software (Not Included) Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software
Included Plug-Ins Delay:
Softube Tube Delay
Dynamics:
Softube Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor
Guitar & Bass:
Softube Marshall Plexi Classic Amp
Ampeg SVT-VR Classic
Harmonic & Tape:
Softube Saturation Knob
Special Processing:
Brainworx bx_masterdesk Classic
Reverb & Room:
Relab LX480 Essentials
Softube TSAR-1R Reverb
Tuning:
Celemony Melodyne Essential
Brainworx bx_tuner
Virtual Instruments:
UJAM Virtual Drummer DEEP
UJAM Virtual Bassist DANDY
Spitfire LABS
Processor Requirement Mac:
Intel
Apple M1
PC:
Intel
AMD
Mobile Device Compatibility iPad Pro
iPad
iPhone
Required Hardware Available USB 2.0 Port
USB Cable (Included)
Internet Connection Required for Registration, Software/Driver Download
Weight 1.1 kg

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Description
  • Musicians, Singers, and Content Creators
  • USB Type-C for Computers, iPad & iPhone
  • 1 Vintage-Tone Mic / Line / Hi-Z Preamp
  • 1 Headphone Out, 2 Monitor Outs
  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz AD/DA Conversion
  • Bus Powered / Mac, Windows, iOS
  • Tube Emulation and Classic Compressor
  • 48V, Zero-Latency Direct Monitoring
  • MIDI 5-Pin Input and Output
  • DAW, VIs, Amp Sims, FX, and Vocal Tuner
Content
Vibe-rich tube-emulation circuitry, a built-in analog 1176-style compressor, pristine pro-grade conversion, and an impressive bundle of music production software make the Universal Audio Volt 176 portable 1x2 audio interface a top-notch yet affordable win for quality-conscious vocalists, musicians, and even content creators such as podcasters and livestreamers. Attractive, sturdy, and compact, this bus-powered USB Type-C interface is equally capable in a computer-based home studio or on the go with your iPad or iPhone. Plug a mic, guitar, or synth into the Volt 176's mic preamp and press the Vintage switch to impart the pleasing character of an emulated UA vintage 610 tube preamp to your voice or instrument. Keep peaks under control while adding punch with three selectable presets of 1176-like analog compression. Direct monitoring lets you hear yourself with no distracting latency, and there are separate volume controls for the speaker and headphone outputs. Got a beat machine or keyboard controller? Connect them to the MIDI 5-pin ports on the rear panel to easily integrate them with your setup. Knowing the value of good tools, Universal Audio bundled the Volt 176 with versatile and creativity-inspiring software tailored for music makers. From the popular Ableton Live Lite DAW and UJAM virtual instruments to guitar/bass amp simulations, Melodyne pitch correction, and high-end processors for mixing and mastering, there's a bit of everything to help you transform ideas into polished productions.

Best-In-Class Sound for Yourself

From the team that brought you the game-changing Apollo interface, Volt 176 delivers superior studio sound quality with character and tone far beyond its class.

Classic Vocal Tone

Few sounds can compare to a vintage Universal Audio 610 tube preamp, as used to record everyone from Ray Charles to Van Halen. Volt 176 gives you the rich, full sound of this classic UA mic/line/instrument preamp, thanks to its built-in tube emulation circuitry, a UA exclusive.

Control Volume Peaks with UA Compression

Get album-ready punch and presence with Volt 176's onboard 76 Compressor, an innovative analog circuit inspired by UA's classic 1176 Limiting Amplifier. The 76 Compressor features three perfectly tailored presets to tame voice, guitars, synths, and drum machines. Just plug in, pick a setting, and play.

Inspiring Software

Some audio interfaces give you a smattering of random audio apps. Not Volt. Instead, UA put together a bundle of serious music production tools, virtual instruments, and plug-ins including Ableton, Melodyne, UJAM’s Virtual Drummer, Marshall, Ampeg, and more. 
  • Ableton Ableton Live Lite (music production DAW)
  • Softube Marshall Plexi Classic Amp (guitar amp sim)
  • Softube Time & Tone Bundle (mixing effects processors)
  • Celemony Melodyne Essential (pitch correction)
  • Relab LX480 Essentials (classic studio reverb)
  • Plugin Alliance Ampeg SVT-VR Classic (bass amp sim)
  • Brainworx bx_tuner (guitar/bass tuner)
  • Brainworx bx_masterdesk Classic (mastering processor)
  • UJAM Virtual Drummer DEEP (virtual drum instrument)
  • Virtual Bassist DANDY (virtual bass instrument)
  • Spitfire LABS (virtual instrument)

Easy In, Easy Out

Volt 176 gives you simple 1-in / 2-out audio connections. Just plug a mic or instrument into the XLR-1/4" combo jack on the front panel. Then connect your speakers or headphones via 1/4" sockets to monitor your audio with no latency. With Volt, you'll be creating like a pro, fast.

iPad and iPhone Ready

Traveling light? Plug Volt 176 into your iPad or iPhone, and you can easily create beats and samples, record your band's rehearsals, and edit songs anywhere. An external Volt power supply and an Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter are required (available separately) for iOS mobile devices other than iPad Pros with USB Type-C.

Made to Last

Featuring rugged all-metal construction, retro wood sides, and sleek industrial design, Volt 176 elevates your production space with impeccable style, built to last for decades.

Essential Features at a Glance

  • Desktop 1x2 USB audio interface with class-leading 24-bit / 192 kHz audio conversion for Mac/Windows computers and iPad/iPhone mobile devices
  • Vintage Mic Preamp mode lets you record voice or guitar with the rich, full sound of an emulated classic UA tube preamp
  • Built-in 76 Compressor adds instant clarity and punch to voice, instruments, and other sources with an all-new analog circuit based on UA's iconic 1176
  • Essential suite of audio and music software including Ableton, Melodyne, UJAM’s Virtual Drummer, Marshall, Ampeg, and more
  • Studio-quality headphone amplifier for loud, clear monitoring
  • Stereo 1/4" monitor outputs with separate volume control
  • USB bus powered to reduce cable clutter
  • 48V phantom power for condenser microphones
  • Direct Monitoring for latency-free recording
  • Stylish rugged construction built to withstand years of use
  • MIDI 5-pin connections for hooking up a keyboard controller, drum machine, or synth
  • Includes USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable
Form Factor Tabletop
Display 3 x Multi-Segment LED Meter
Channels of I/O Analog:
1 Input / 2 Outputs
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps 1
Input Level Adjustment 1 x Knob
Expansion Slots None
Signal Processing
Pad None
High-Pass Filter None
Solo/Mute None
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O 1 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input (Front Panel)
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Monitor Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output (Front Panel)
Phantom Power 48 V, Selectable On/Off
Digital Audio I/O None
Host Connection / USB 1 x USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
USB (Non-Host) None
Sync I/O None
Network I/O None
MIDI I/O 1 x DIN 5-Pin Input
1 x DIN 5-Pin Output
Wireless Connectivity None
Digital Audio
Sample Rates Up to 192 kHz
Sample Rate Conversion None
Bit Depths 24-Bit
Latency Zero-Latency Direct Monitoring
Sync Sources Internal
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card Slot None
Compatibility
OS Compatibility macOS 10.14 or Later
Windows 10 (64-Bit)
iOS 14 or Later
iPadOS 14 or Later
Included Software Ableton Live Lite
Compatible Software (Not Included) Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software
Included Plug-Ins Delay:
Softube Tube Delay
Dynamics:
Softube Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor
Guitar & Bass:
Softube Marshall Plexi Classic Amp
Ampeg SVT-VR Classic
Harmonic & Tape:
Softube Saturation Knob
Special Processing:
Brainworx bx_masterdesk Classic
Reverb & Room:
Relab LX480 Essentials
Softube TSAR-1R Reverb
Tuning:
Celemony Melodyne Essential
Brainworx bx_tuner
Virtual Instruments:
UJAM Virtual Drummer DEEP
UJAM Virtual Bassist DANDY
Spitfire LABS
Processor Requirement Mac:
Intel
Apple M1
PC:
Intel
AMD
Mobile Device Compatibility iPad Pro
iPad
iPhone
Required Hardware Available USB 2.0 Port
USB Cable (Included)
Internet Connection Required for Registration, Software/Driver Download

The Yamaha GO44 is a mobile audio solution that features high quality line
inputs/outputs and worldclass MIDI and audio recording software enabling
professional quality recording to a computer in a very compact package that
can be carried and used virtually anyway.
The Yamaha GO44 boasts up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution on the analog inputs/
outputs - the best in its class - and 24-bit/96kHz on the digital I/O. This pro-level
quality makes the Yamaha GO44 perfect for any type of recording, and allows
you to capture the full details and nuances of the original source - from the
breathiness of a vocal to the delicate finger slides of an acoustic guitar performance.

The Yamaha GO44 features 4-in/4-out multi-channel audio, with two analog phone
jack terminals for both input and output, and special S/P DIF coaxial terminals for
two-channel digital in/out. This device is simple and easy to use, yet provides high-quality
recording capability - perfect not only for those who want to create music, but also
for those who want an audio playback system for their computer that delivers
outstanding sound quality.

The digital outputs on the Yamaha GO44 are compatible with the AC-3 and DTS
surround sound formats. Simply connect a surround compatible amplifier/speaker
setup, and enjoy the powerful sonic experience of surround sound.

Yamaha GO44 Features:
FireWire audio interface
Durable aluminum die cast body
Simple, small and light weight
2 x Balanced Line inputs / outputs
Headphones output on Front Panel
1 MIDI In /1 MIDI Out
S/P DIF In/Out up to 24 bit/96 kHz
24 Bit/192 kHz compatible

he U46XL is a powerful multi-purpose 4-in 6-out multi-channel audio interface designed for various recording applications at home or on the road. The U46XL is the successor of to ESI Audio's famous U46DJ interface.

As its predecessor, it provides 2 stereo line inputs, a microphone input with +48V phantom power and a headphone output. A main difference is the improved analog circuitry improving the audio quality as well as the professional microphone preamplifier with XLR input. This makes the U46XL the perfect solution to record signals from dynamic or condenser microphones on the road or in your studio.

The unit also features an instrument input (Hi-Z), typically to connect a guitar directly to it. Two totally separate stereo line input on the backside provide 4 simultaneously usable input channels at one time. There are also 6 independent individual outputs on the backside, perfect for multi-channel playback applications like to provide individual outputs for software synthesizers, to provide independent playback channels for DJ software or to provide surround playback capability via a 5.1 setup. A separate mix output with professional TRS outputs could be used to connect U46XL to professional stereo studio monitors.

A cool feature is the DirectWIRE support in the driver, allowing you to record signals from one application to another internally. U46XL works with this driver based on our EWDM technology under Windows XP and Windows Vista/7, however U46XL is also Mac OS X compatible.

U46XL ships with Cubase LE 4 from Steinberg for Mac and PC to start recording on a professional level right out of the box.

          o 2 unbalanced Alt line inputs (2 RCA, 1 mini 1/8”)
          o 6 1/4" TRS balanced line outputs
          o 2 discrete 1/4” stereo headphone outputs with separate volume controls
          o Stereo S/PDIF digital I/O
          o 1 MIDI input, 1 MIDI output
          o Word clock I/O
          o Monitor control section with Mono, Mute, Dim, Alt Source, and Speaker A/B/C switching controls
          o Dedicated monitor volume knob

* Up to 96 kHz sample rates supported with Pro Tools LE software.

** Mixing 5.1 surround sound in Pro Tools LE requires Complete Production Toolkit
Pro Tools LE Software
Pro Tools 8 Software

The Pro Tools software platform is used in professional studios around the world, and includes all the tools you need to easily compose, record, edit, mix, and master your projects with pro results—every time.

Key Features

    * Award-winning Pro Tools recording, editing, and mixing
    * 48 simultaneous stereo audio tracks (expandable with Toolkit options)
    * Includes over 70 professional effects and virtual instruments
    * Professional MIDI sequencing with dedicated MIDI Editor window
    * Integrated Score Editor based on award-winning Sibelius notation software
    * Full Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch to easily adjust timing and pitch on your tracks
    * Unique Beat Detective LE automatic groove analysis and correction tool
    * ReWire support for streaming your favorite applications right into Pro Tools
    * Huge selection of compatible third-party plug-ins and software options
    * Works on Windows and Mac computers

 

The Traveler-mk3 is MOTU's most advanced FireWire audio interface. Once again it raises the bar with innovative new features, enhanced standard features that remain unique, superb sound and reliable performance.

Engineered for high-end mobile recording applications, the Traveler-mk3 delivers four very high quality mic inputs, bus power, optional battery power and DSP-driven mixing and effects processing.

The Traveler-mk3 provides eight channels of pristine 192 kHz analog recording and playback, combined with twenty channels of digital I/O in ADAT optical, AES/EBU and S/PDIF formats. Expand your system by connecting additional MOTU FireWire audio interfaces or the 8pre mic input expander.

The Traveler-mk3 is equally well-suited for studio, stage and remote locations, with or without a computer. As an interface or stand-alone mixer, the Traveler-mk3 provides 28 separate inputs and 30 separate outputs, including four XLR/quarter-inch "combo” mic/instrument analog inputs equipped with pre-amps, individual 48V phantom power switches and Digital Precision Trim™ controls conveniently adjusted from the front panel or CueMix FX™ software.

MOTU FireWire audio interfaces are fully compatible with FireWire 800-equipped Macs. All you need is a standard FireWire 400-to-800 cable. Just plug in and go. The FireWire bus operates at 400 Mb/sec, providing the same high speed, low latency and rock solid reliability that MOTU FireWire interfaces are known for.

Connect all of your audio instruments and gear, including mics, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines and even effects processors. Record, monitor, route and process all of these live inputs using the professional on-board CueMix FX digital mixer with no latency and no processor strain on your computer. Apply hardware DSP-driven effects processing to inputs, outputs, and busses independent of your host computer.

Add Classic Reverb™ with lengths up to 60 seconds. Further sculpt your sound with 7-band parametric EQ featuring filter types carefully modeled after British analog console EQs. Choose between two forms of compression: a conventional compressor and the Leveler™, an accurate model of the legendary LA-2A™ optical compressor that provides vintage, musical automatic gain control. When recording from the four mic/guitar inputs, the Traveler-mk3ʼs signal overload protection gives you an extra 12 dB of headroom above zero with no clipping or harsh artifacts.

After programming the on-board mixing in the studio, unplug the Traveler-mk3, remove the rack brackets, and take it on the road for operation as a portable, bus-powered audio interface for a laptop or battery-operated stand-alone mixer with effects. The Traveler slides easily into your backpack and fits neatly beneath your laptop. All mixing and effects parameters are adjustable using the front panel backlit LCD. Record extended sessions even in the most remote locations with the complete freedom of field battery power.

The Traveler-mk3 provides cross-platform compatibility with Mac and Windows and all of your favorite audio software and host-based effects via WDM/ASIO/Core Audio drivers. Or you can use the included AudioDesk workstation software for Mac, with 24-bit recording/editing and 32-bit mixing/processing/mastering.

The all new 896mk3 FireWire audio interface delivers high-end performance, superb sound, innovative new features and enhanced standard features that remain unique.

The 896mk3 provides eight channels of pristine 24-bit 192 kHz analog recording and playback, combined with sixteen channels of optical digital I/O, stereo AES/EBU, S/PDIF and separate analog main outs. Expand your system by connecting the 8pre mic input expander or other MOTU audio interfaces.

The 896mk3 is equally well-suited for studio and stage, with or without a computer. As an interface or standalone mixer, the 896mk3 provides 28 separate inputs and 32 separate outputs, including dedicated main outs on XLRs and two front panel headphone outs.

Connect all of your studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines and even effects processors. Record, monitor, route and process all of these live inputs using the professional on-board CueMix FX digital mixer – with no latency and no processor strain on your computer. Apply hardware DSP-driven effects processing to inputs, outputs, and busses independent of your host computer. Add Classic Reverb™ with lengths up to 60 seconds. Further sculpt your sound with 7-band parametric EQ featuring filter types carefully modeled after British analog console EQs. Choose between two forms of compression: a conventional compressor and the Leveler™, an accurate model of the legendary LA-2A™ optical compressor that provides vintage, musical automatic gain control.

MOTU FireWire audio interfaces are fully compatible with FireWire 800-equipped Macs. All you need is a standard FireWire 400-to-800 cable. Just plug in and go. The FireWire bus operates at 400 Mb/sec, providing the same high speed, low latency and rock solid reliability that MOTU FireWire interfaces are known for.

When recording from the mic/guitar inputs, the 896mk3ʼs signal overload protection gives you an extra 12 dB of headroom above zero with no clipping or harsh artifacts.

After programming the on-board mixing in the studio, unplug the 896mk3 from the computer and take it on the road for operation as a stand-alone mixer with effects. All mixing and effects parameters are adjustable using the front panel backlit LCD.

The 896mk3 provides cross-platform compatibility with Mac and Windows and all of your favorite audio software and host-based effects via WDM/ASIO/Core Audio drivers. Or you can use the included AudioDesk workstation software for Mac, with 24-bit recording/editing and 32-bit mixing/processing/mastering.

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