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TC Electronic has announced Digital Konnekt x32
, an all-in-one digital patchbay, format converter and FireWire audio interface for integrating digital outboard effects units and keyboards with modern digital audio workstation based studios.
The company say that, up until now, the pro audio market has only seen single function units such as format and sample rate converters, patchbays and audio interfaces offering digital signal handling - never before have these essential functions been incorporated in a single platform linking your entire fleet of digital devices to your DAW.
As a stand-alone format converter and patchbay, Digital Konnekt x32 includes 8 channels of AES/EBU, 8 channels of S/PDIF and TOS, 8 channels of ADAT (up to 96 kHz SMUX) and Word Clock I/O. Any input format can be converted into either of the other formats and aligned to any sample rate ranging from 44.1 to 192 kHz. Digital Konnekt x32 allows sample rate conversion on up to four separate stereo inputs at once.
Konnekt Digital x32 functions as a computer interface with two FireWire connections streaming 16 channels of audio to and from the computer. The audio interface has a 1â�„4â€� balanced stereo analog output and headphones for monitoring and is compatible with other TC Electronic audio interfaces.
Accessed like a standard VST/AU plug-in from within a DAW, the included
plug-in enables hardware processor effects to be used as an insert or an effect send on any track or on the master output of the host application.
Integrator also controls routing, levels and latency compensation of external effects processing equipment attached to Digital Konnekt x32, allowing seamless (and painless) integration of hardware effects processors.
Extra features on the digital patchbay and interface include complete front panel patchbay configuration, total scene recall, JET(TM) Jitter Elimination Technology and a front panel lock to prevent unintended button pushes.
Pricing and Availability:
- Flexible digital patchbay
- Format Converter
- 16x16 ch Audio interface
- Seamless DAW integration with Integrator plug-in
- Unique digital matrix style UI for direct selection of signals
- 8 ch of sample rate conversion on board for optimal digital adaption
- Analog outs (phone and balanced line) for monitoring
- Scene recall enabling instant recall of full setups
- Front panel UI lock to prevent unintended use
- JETâ„¢ technology ensures rock solid digital signal handling
Digital Konnekt x32 will ship in July 2007 with a retail price of $1745 MSRP.