E-RM MIDIclock Plus Hardware Sequencer Clock Generator
The midiclock⁺ is capable to sync all your MIDI Clock, DIN Sync and Modular gear without a glitch.
Configure each output function individually and control the global tempo in a range from 40-300 BPM.
Improve your musical setup with a jitterfree masterclock and get rid of sloppy timing.
Whether you need a small & reliable clock source for your hardware gear or just want to improve the synchronisation of your DAWs:
You should always choose a midiclock⁺!
The midiclock⁺ generates incredibly accurate MIDI Clock messages, DIN Sync & analog clock pulses.
It has two DIN output sockets to connect to your gear. Each of them can be configured individually to MIDI Clock, DIN Sync (sync24) or analog clock.
Clock signals can be distributed to numerous slaves by using MIDI Thru boxes, DIN Sync hubs and modular multiples.
While playback, the midiclock⁺ is always able to resync all MIDI Clock gear on the next downbeat.
If one of your slaves gets out of sync by any reason, just push the resync button and everything is aligned again on the next stroke without stopping your performance.
Don't worry about your live performance anymore, if anything gets messed up with your slaves you are back in sync within a second.
The midiclock+ contains a lot of updates and changes compared to the previous model:
In addition to the usual MIDI Clock you can configure each output to deliver an alternative clock format. You do this by flicking the respective little switch on the backside to DIN.
The default alternate function is DIN Sync/Sync24. You can connect any DIN Sync capable device and sync it to your MIDI gear.
The midiclock⁺ implements Start, Stop and - unlike a lot of other devices - Pause and Continue.
The auxiliary alternate function is Modular Analog Clock. Push the encoder while connecting power to set it up.
The display shows Euro for three seconds. This setting is non-permanent.
Clock rate is 8ppq, Reset pulse is positive. Use our optional modular whip to break out to popular minijack.
The BPM range in the midiclock⁺ is extended from 60-200 BPM to 40-300 BPM. Enjoy it.
In normal mode you can configure the tempo in steps of 0.5 BPM.
Nevertheless, if you need to control your speed with a finer granularity, switch to live mode and simply push & turn the encoder.
Universal Audio Apollo 8 Duo Thunderbolt Audio Interface (Black)
The Universal Audio Apollo 8 DUO Thunderbolt Audio Interface is a professional 18 x 24 interface featuring state-of-the-art next generation A/D and D/A converters, four high-quality microphone preamps with Unison technology, and a powerful onboard UAD-2 DUO Core DSP, allowing ultra-low latency digital signal processing with UAD plug-ins such as the included Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in suite. This premium-grade interface is ideal for bigger studio projects with a range of varied inputs, delivering that classic analog warmth. Additionally, the Apollo 8 DUO is now compatible with Windows 10 systems.
Free UAD-2 Satellite QUAD DSP Accelerator
From November 1st – December 31st 2016, Universal Audio is giving customers who purchase any new Universal Audio Apollo rack audio interface, the chance to claim a UAD-2 Satellite QUAD DSP Accelerator (Thunderbolt or FireWire) for free. Simply buy a new rack audio interface from the Apollo series (Apollo 8, Apollo 8p, Apollo 16, or Apollo FireWire), register your product, and Universal Audio will send you a UAD-2 Satellite QUAD DSP Accelerator free of charge. Once you have registered your product, you will be prompted for your shipping information, simply fill in the relevant details and Apollo will ship your UAD-2 Satellite QUAD directly to you.
World-Class Sound with Superior Apollo A/D and D/A Conversion
The original Apollo, introduced in 2012, quickly became a gold standard among modern music producers and engineers - it now counts many of the world's top artists as users. Apollo 8 improves upon the original Apollo's sound quality with completely redesigned, class-leading A/D and D/A conversion - giving you increased dynamic range and even lower THD.
Building upon a 50-year legacy of circuit design, UA engineers started with an obsessive audition of the latest converters, pairing them with completely redesigned analog circuitry. Confirmed by extensive double-blind listening tests, the end result is 3 dB better dynamic range on both A/D and D/A conversion versus the original Apollo, placing the Apollo 8 as the measurable class leader.
Realtime UAD Plug-In Processing for Tracking, Mixing and Mastering
Imagine having a classic analog studio, in single rack space. Apollo 8 lets you record through UAD Powered Plug-Ins - including vintage EQs, compressors, reverbs, tape machines and more - at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software buffer size. With award-winning UAD plug-ins from Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, Manley, Roland, SSL, Studer, and more, Apollo 8 serves up authentic analog tone and warmth. The key to its analog sound is onboard UAD-2 DUO Core DSP Processing, which powers the UAD plug-ins while reducing the strain on your host computer.
Four Mic Preamps with Unison™ Technology
Apollo 8 comes equipped with four Unison-enabled mic preamps, letting you track projects with colorful mic preamp sounds from Neve, API, and Universal Audio. An Apollo breakthrough, Unison technology nails the tone of these sought-after tube and solid state mic preamps - including their impedance, gain stage ''sweet spots,'' and component-level circuit behaviors.
The secret to Unison is its hardware-software integration between Apollo's mic preamps and its onboard UAD-2 processing. Simply place a selected tube or solid state preamp plug-in on your desired mic input, and record in real time through stunning emulations like the bundled UA 610-B Tube Preamp plug-in, or the Neve 1073 and API 212L.
Realtime Analog Classics Plus Bundle
With the included Realtime Analog Classics Plus plug-in bundle, you get a whole host of professional-quality plug-ins, including legendary compressors such as the 1176SE/LN Limiting Amplifiers and Fairchild 670 Legacy, Softube's stunning Amp Room Half-Stack and Bass Amp Room 8x10 guitar and bass amp emulations, the flexible and natural-sounding RealVerb Pro reverb, UA's landmark 610-B Tube Preamp and EQ plug-in, and much more besides.
18 x 24 simultaneous input/output channels
Now compatible with Windows 10
Sample rates up to 192 kHz at 24-bit word length
Two Thunderbolt 2 ports facilitates daisy-chaining of other Thunderbolt devices
Cascade up to 4 Apollo interfaces and 6 UAD devices total over Thunderbolt (Mac)
Four high-resolution, ultra-transparent, digitally-controlled analog mic preamps
Unison™ technology for deep integration with UAD preamp and pedal plug-ins
Switchable low cut filter, 48V phantom power, pad, polarity inversion, and stereo linking
Digitally-controlled analog monitor outputs maintains highest fidelity
Two stereo headphone outputs with independent mix buses
Independent front panel volume controls for headphone outputs
Front panel pre-fader metering of monitor bus levels
S/PDIF outputs can be set to mirror the monitor outputs
Up to two alternate stereo monitor outputs selectable via front panel or Console software
Assignable front panel monitor function switch for alternate speakers, dim, & mono
DUO Core DSP with two SHARC® processors
Realtime UAD Processing on all analog and digital inputs via Console application
Console Recall plug-in saves Console configurations inside DAW sessions for easy recall
Same features and functionality as other UAD-2 devices when used with DAW
Can be combined with other UAD-2 devices for increased mixing DSP
Includes UAD Powered Plug-Ins ''Realtime Analog Classics Plus'' bundle
Complete UAD plug-ins library is available at the UA online store
Apple Mac computer with available Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port
Mac OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion, 10.9.x Mavericks, or 10.10.x Yosemite
4 gigabytes available disk space
Internet connection to download software and authorize UAD plug-ins
Compatible VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX 64 plug-in host DAW software
Thunderbolt cable (sold separately)
Focusrite iTrack Solo USB Audio Interface (Lightning)
The Focusrite iTrack Solo is the easiest way to record instruments and vocals on your Lightning-compatible iPad. Simply plug into the Focusrite preamp and dedicated instrument input to start capturing your sound in pristine quality, using the very best in digital audio technology. Housed in a rugged aluminium, compact and lightweight case the iTrack Solo is the perfect companion for any singer-songwriter who wants to make exceptional demos on iPad, Mac or PC.
Award Winning Microphone Input
Focusrite microphone preamps capture exceptional sound quality in recording studios around the world. It has never been easier to simply plug in your electric, electro-acoustic or bass guitar and microphone and start recording your music in pristine quality.
Record On iPad, Mac and PC
You can now use your favourite software and apps to record songs, including GarageBand. The iTrack Solo interface now works with lightning-compatible iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina Display, iPad (4th Generation) and iPad Air.
The iTrack Solo Interface is powered by USB. During iPad operation, the supplied USB A-B cable must be used to connect the iTrack Solo to a USB power supply, such as the one included with iPad.
Compact and Tough
The solid aluminium case provides road-worthy protection for even the most adventurous musician.
Always Record At The Right Volume
Two lights surround the input level knobs, to let you know when you're recording at the correct level. The Halo signal indicators let you know when you have a good volume for recording meaning there's no guess work and the quality of your track isn't compromised. If the Halo turns red, the signal is clipping and the gain should be reduced. The Halo momentarily turns amber as the signal corrects itself, and then back to green letting you know everything is perfect again.
Connect Your Own Speakers
Your speakers connect directly to the outputs on the back panel, meaning you can listen to your music through your standard home speakers.
Mic Pre Masters
Focusrite are world renowned for the premium design and build quality of their microphone preamps, offering professional results for home and commercial recording. The Mic Pre Masters website provides video demonstrations and interactive audio stems which allow you to hear isolated tracks from recordings done exclusively through Focusrite preamps. The interactive demonstrations allow you to hear exactly how each preamp from the Focusrite range treats individual instrument elements to ensure you purchase the perfect interface for your desired application.
Mic Pre Masters Stems:
Front Panel Headphone Output
Switchable Phantom Power For Condenser Microphones
Up To 96KHz Operation At 24 Bit When Used With PC or Mac
Large Speaker / Headphone Level Dial and ''Direct Monitor'' Function
Ableton Live Lite Recording Software For Use With iTrack Solo and PC or Mac
Scarlett Plug-in Suite: Make Your Song Sound The Best With Professional Plug-ins For PC and Mac
Presonus Audiobox 1818VSL
The flagship in PreSonus' new generation of USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interfaces, the AudioBox 1818VSL takes hardware/software integration to the next level and delivers a combination of features, audio quality, and value that is unprecedented in this product category.
The flagship in PreSonus' new generation of USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interfaces, the AudioBox 1818VSL takes hardware/software integration to the next level and delivers a combination of features, audio quality, and value that is unprecedented in this product category. Using your computer CPU and PreSonus Virtual StudioLive™ (VSL) software, AudioBox VSL-series interfaces provide reverb and and delay effects and the same Fat Channel compression, limiting, semi-parametric EQ, and high-pass filter, as the PreSonus StudioLive™ 16.0.2 digital mixer— all with inaudible latency. It's a great choice for project studios, performing bands, school music labs, and a wide variety of corporate installations and other contractor applications.
This is a pro product all the way, with high-end 24-bit, 96 kHz converters; Class A XMAX™ preamps; ADAT optical I/O; S/PDIF coaxial I/O; word-clock output; and MIDI I/O, housed in a heavy-duty, rack-mount metal chassis.
Furthermore, thanks to the power of VSL, the AudioBox 1818VSL includes a 26x8 software mixer. As a result, with just an AudioBox 1818VSL and your laptop or other computer, you can mix a studio session or live show featuring a full band—all while monitoring and recording with or without real-time processing! And you can do it simply and easily, with no hardware mixer, no outboard effects rack, and minimal wiring, thanks to the tight integration between PreSonus hardware and software.
What's so great about effects and processing on monitors?
Tracking without hearing effects and signal processing is like playing a video game with your eyes closed. Musicians rely on aural cues when performing, and their performance can vary depending on what they hear in their monitors. Adding just the right amount of compression, EQ, and reverb can make a huge difference in their ability to hear themselves clearly and to experience their performance as if it occurred in a natural space rather than in the artificial sonic environment of the studio. The result is a better performance and ultimately a better recording.
You have plenty of effects plug-ins for your DAW, but processing audio with a DAW takes more time than you might think. True, we're talking milliseconds, but it's long enough that if you put DAW effects in your studio monitors, you'll hear the original sound slightly before the processed signal, which is very disorienting. That much delay might be acceptable for live gigs, where the band is playing together in an ambient space that has natural delay. But you can't record that way in the studio.
Fortunately, our engineering wizards have dramatically reduced processing delay in the AudioBox VSL series. The result: dynamics processing, EQ, reverb, and effects that feel real, with no audible delay.
And if you like what you hear, you can record with AudioBox VSL-series effects, too! These are the same high-quality StudioLive 16.0.2 Fat Channel dynamics processors and EQs that professional musicians, engineers, and producers record with every day.
24-bit / 96 kHz 18x18 USB 2.0 recording interface
2 dual-purpose, front-panel, mic/instrument input channels with:
Combo XLR mic and balanced ¼" instrument input
Class A XMAX™ mic / instrument preamp
Individual channel-trim controls with 0 to +35 dBu mic gain range
6 dual-purpose, front-panel, mic/line input channels with:
Combo XLR mic and balanced ¼" line input
Class A XMAX™ mic preamp
Individual channel-trim controls with 0 to +35 dBu mic gain range
True +48V phantom power for condenser microphones (switchable in two banks for channels 1-4 and 5-8)
Headphone jack with level control
Main-output level control
Power/USB sync LED
LED clip indicator for each channel
L/R main output meter (dual 7-segment LED ladder)
Mix, adjust input and playback-returns levels, and add effects and signal processing from your laptop or other computer
Studio One™ Artist digital audio workstation software included
Virtual StudioLive™ (VSL) control software included; manages:
Near-zero-latency monitoring with extensive signal processing
26 x 8 DSP mixer
StudioLive™16.0.2 Fat Channel compressor, limiter, expander, high-pass filter, and semi-parametric EQ for each analog input and its DAW return
2 stereo effects buses with reverb and delay
More than 50 Fat Channel DSP presets for enhancing instrument and vocal recordings
1 USB 2.0 port
2 combo XLR / ¼” mic/instrument inputs
6 combo XLR / ¼” balanced mic/line inputs
2 balanced ¼” main (L/R) line outputs
6 balanced ¼” auxiliary (L/R) line outputs
8 channels ADAT optical input and output (at 44.1 or 48 kHz; 4 channels at 88.2 or 96 kHz)
2 channels (stereo) S/PDIF coaxial input and output
1 stereo ¼” headphone output
1 BNC word-clock output
24-bit resolution and 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz sampling rate
Professional-grade A/D/A converters (+114 dBu dynamic range)
Mac®- and Windows®-compatible, including Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Windows 7
Supports ASIO, Core Audio, Direct Sound (Windows XP), Windows Audio Session API (Windows Vista and Windows 7)
Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs
Weighs 4.6 lb. / 2.1 kg
12 VDC external power supply (included)