iConnectivity Audio/MIDI Interface For Onstage

PlayAUDIO12 offers fail-proof control and playback of backing tracks, virtual instruments and MIDI devices      04/10/17

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iConnectivity has announced PlayAUDIO12, which they describe as a revolutionary audio and MIDI interface designed specifically for live musicians. PlayAUDIO12 is a bullet-proof, fail-proof solution for control and playback of backing tracks, virtual instruments, and MIDI devices.

Al Joelson, VP of Sales and Marketing, told us, "We're proud to be the first company to provide an integrated failover system for performers. This is a truly unique interface, offering compact & simple failover protection for the live performance arena - an area that until now has been overlooked."

Here's the story in iConnectivity's own words...

Imagine never having to worry about your computer playback failing, ever again.

Imagine seamless failover protection of audio and MIDI. Imagine a live show where you can forget worrying and concentrate on your performance. Imagine 10 assignable balanced outputs with a dedicated stereo headphone cue. Imagine integrated MIDI over USB and Ethernet connections.

We've listened to you, the live musician, and fused our team's knowledge of the live arena, passion for performance, and decades of engineering, to create a unique and pioneering interface.

PlayAUDIO12 ensures YOU, the working musician, never has to suffer the embarrassment of a silent show, ever again.

More than just a multichannel audio interface, more than just a MIDI interface, PlayAUDIO12 forms the backbone of a simple, affordable, live playback failover system.

PlayAUDIO12's secret is the ability to connect two computers via the PlayAUDIO12 front panel, to form a synchronised redundancy rig. No other hardware is required.

Should your main computer fail, PlayAUDIO12 switches to the backup computer in a heartbeat; so fast that you and your audience won't even notice. Backing tracks keep playing in time and your MIDI gear stays connected.

You asked, we listened! PlayAUDIO12 ships with our brand new control software, Auracle. Faster, easier, and more intuitive than anything you've used before. Auracle allows you to Make fast, easy connections of all audio and MIDI inputs and outputs, and to create sophisticated live systems in minutes, not hours.

Top Features:

  • 10x 1/4" TRS balanced audio outputs for low noise connections on any stage.
  • 1x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone output for convenient headphone monitoring
  • 2x USB 'B' ports for connection of up to 2 computers simultaneously
  • Automatic and manual computer switching modes, for lightning fast switching between connected computers
  • USB-MIDI Host Port supports a USB-MIDI Class-Compliant device (add a USB hub and connect up to eight USB-MIDI devices)
  • 4-port Ethernet MIDI for rugged long-distance MIDI connections
  • 12 MIDI ports, 16 channels per port
  • iConnectivity's new Auracle software (download for Mac/Windows) makes it simple to create and save your audio and MIDI routing and mixer presets.
  • Capacitive touch control with clear metering for dark stages.
  • Easy, software-less control over PlayAUDIO12's key features from the front panel
  • 2 button "Control In" footswitch input allows manual computer switching and/or user-assignable controls
  • Control Out connection for slaving additional PlayAUDIO12 units
  • Studio sound quality for the live arena - up to 24-bit/96kHz DA conversion.
  • USB Audio 2.0 and USB MIDI 1.0 Class-compliant

Pricing and Availability:
PlayAudio12 will be available for pre-order immediately for a ship date of mid-October, 2017 with an estimated street price of $499.99 and will be available at iConnectivity resellers worldwide.

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