SNAMM02: New Edirol USB Devices –Do Everything

US At least, that’s what they say – and they could be right      25/07/02

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Edirol are expanding their range of USB and MIDI devices with a vengeance. They were showing their most powerful to date “Does everything” USB 24bit/96kHz audio capture device. The UA-700 demonstrates a breakthrough in USB audio by coupling 24bit/96 kHz processing with high-end Mic/Guitar-Amp modeling, all in the same device. It is a complete input/output solution for both Audio and MIDI via USB. Aimed the home recordist and those who do not wish to compromise quality. At the same time it can be used as a standalone A/D converter or as an effects box for the performer. The UA-700 has a suggested retail price of $595. The main features of the UA-700 include:
  • Guitar amp modeling/Mic modeling (Roland’s COSM technology)/System effects including Amp modeling, Delay, Tremolo, Flanger, Phaser, Compressor, Mic modeling, Preset type compression, De-esser, 3-band EQ (high/mid/low), Noise gate, Reverb, Chorus.
  • Versatile Input and Output ports:
    • Two combo inputs, XLR/phones, +48v phantom power for condenser mic
    • Input for guitar
    • RCA Line/phono input and RCA output
    • Optical/coaxial S/Pdif input & output
  • 24bit/96kHz Audio Interface
  • Low latency with Direct Monitoring function
  • MIDI In/Out
  • ASIO 2.0 (Win/Mac), WDM (Win2K/XP), and Apple Sound Manager compatibility. UA-700 Shipping Sept 2002 List Price $595 Next up is the UA-20

    The UA-20 is an efficient USB Audio/MIDI solution for the PC and Mac with a suggested list price of $215. This 24-bit USB bus-powered audio/MIDI interface is ideal for laptop users who don’t want to compromise audio quality for portability. Main features include:
  • Compact and portable, all-in-one audio interface with multiple connectors:
    - Optical Digital Output
    - Guitar, Microphone, and Line inputs
    - MIDI IN/OUT connector
  • 24-bit A/D/A conversion
  • Low latency with Direct Monitoring function
  • ASIO 2.0, MME, WDM, and Sound Manager compatibility
  • Fast and Stable MIDI input/output with Fast Processing Technology (FPT)
  • USB bus powered, adapter free
  • Headphone 1/8” jack and headphone volume UA-20 Shipping August/Sept List $215
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