M-Audio has launched its brand new AIR audio interface series, fitted with USB-C compatibility and Crystal preamps for a speedy, supersonic recording experience.
The new AIR series can record with a resolution of up to 24 bit/192 kHz, with M-Audio saying that the high-speed USB C integration enables a round-trip latency of 2.59ms. There's also USB/blend knobs on the front panel of the interfaces to allow for latency-free monitoring, making your life in the studio ever-so-simple.
There are five models in the range: the Air | Hub, which is a simple monitoring interface (there are no inputs) ad 3-port USB hub, and four ‘proper’ interfaces that offer different levels of I/O. Each of these operates at 24-bit/192kHz and comes with a high-speed USB-C connection that’s said to enable round-trip latency of 2.59ms for real-time monitoring.
Each interface has a nice chunky volume knob on its top surface and contains M-Audio’s Crystal preamps. We’re also promised “pristine” A/D converters for high-quality recording.
Whichever Air interface you choose, you’ll get a decent software bundle in the box. This includes both Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition and Ableton Live Lite, plus a range of Avid and Air Music plugins and loop content.
brief specs for each model are as follows:
AIR | Hub: USB Monitoring Interface with Built-In 3-Port Hub
AIR 192|4: 2-In/2-Out 24/192 USB Audio Interface
AIR 192|6: 2-In/2-Out 24/192 USB Audio/MIDI Interface
AIR 192|8: 4-In/4-Out 24/192 USB Audio Interface
AIR 192|14: 8-In/4-Out 24/192 USB Audio Interface
In addition to all this, M-Audio are also improving on their revered M-Track Hub with the AIR Hub, offering a solution for when you're running short on USB ports in the studio. There's three USB-A connectors, a huge metal volume knob to easily navigate the interface, two TRS outputs to connect your monitors and a headphone jack.
All of the Air Series interfaces will be availabe in South Africa 2020. Find out more on the M-Audio website.