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WNAMM13: Comprehensive Feature Set In A Desktop Computer Interface
The Aphex IN2 offers I/O, mic pres, optical compression and headphone amp 25/01/13
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Aphex has introduced the IN2 Desktop Computer Interface. They say that the IN2 is the solution that project studio, home recordists and broadcast production personnel have been waiting for: a single desktop-unit interface with two analog inputs and outputs, two SPDIF digital inputs and outputs, two high-quality Class A microphone pre-amps, volume, mono/stereo dim controls, Aphex's renowned optical compression and the acclaimed HeadPod 4 technology.
Aphex CEO David Wiener told Sonic State, "With the continued increase in desktop-based recording, we felt it was important to apply Aphex's engineering efforts and acclaimed technologies to a new line of USB recording tools. The IN2 Interface will surely find a home as a key part of recording setups far and wide, and we can't wait to hear what users cook up with it!"
An Aphex spokesperson told us, "Other desktop computer audio interfaces are merely basic input/output devices that still require the discriminating user to incorporate external preamps, compressors and headphone amplifiers. The IN2 brings it all – high-quality mic pre's, transparent optical compression, and Aphex's unique HeadPod 4 headphone amplification system. By allowing compression to take place in the analog domain, before going through the A-to-D conversion process, before going through the USB-to-DAW transfer, the best possible recordings can be achieved. Because of the extensive feature set, purchasers of the IN2 are saving potentially thousands of dollars worth of outboard processing and connectivity equipment. With the Aphex IN2, you get it all."