JoeCo has introduce Cello, its first desktop audio interface, which will be making its debut at the 2018 NAMM Show next week. Here's their press release with all the details:
Created to deliver the ultimate combination of high-end performance and classic design, Cello is a 22 input, 4 output USB 2.0 interface for Mac and PC, boasting a true analogue front end and remarkable 384k recording, all for the extremely competitive suggested retail price of $899. With its tactile control surface, Cello brings the classic era of electronics straight to your studio, offering an irresistible invitation to take advantage of one of the audio industry's most advanced feature sets.
The cutting-edge specification includes a carefully curated selection of dedicated effects for Cello's new preamp design, developed in house by JoeCo. Adaptive Conversion technology, offering new ADC and DAC filtering options, enables users to tailor the performance of their Cello depending on their choice of sample rate and the source they are recording – a world first in this price bracket. JoeCo's exclusive new Top+ algorithm provides high-end sparkle for added energy and expanse. In addition, JoeCo's already world-famous clocking algorithms have been rewritten especially for Cello.
All of this comes in a compact interface that sets a new standard in digital conversion clarity and sonic imaging. With sharp stereo imaging and unequalled transient accuracy, Cello can handle the demands of high-end sound design with ease. Users can expect to capture an authentic analogue warmth blended with the crisp precision of one of the world's most advanced recording devices.
Also at the heart of Cello's unique appeal is JoeCo's famous rock solid reliability. Based in Cambridge, JoeCo is the company behind the award-winning BLACKBOX range of professional multi-track recorders and BLUEBOX interface recorders. For a decade, JoeCo products have been the choice of thousands of audio industry professionals working in mission critical applications including major concert tours, live television broadcasts and more. When professionals demand the best possible audio quality coupled with technology they can trust, they choose JoeCo.
"We are known as a provider of absolutely dependable professional audio solutions, and we believe that everyone deserves to benefit from that same quality," explained JoeCo Managing Director, Joe Bull. "Cello is designed and built in the UK to the same no compromises standard as every other product in our range - the highest specification features and the best audio quality available, all for a price you can afford."
Other Cello features include a built in talkback microphone and on-board monitor controls. At the front end, the two microphone inputs include discrete analogue mic preamps with 80 dB gain, Hi-pass filter, Pad and Phase Reverse, with two dedicated preamp only channels to ensure signal purity.
Inserts points are incorporated in both mic channels for outboard equipment. S/PDIF and 16 channels of Adat Lightpipe input are provided for use with external preamps. Mastering grade monitor outputs ensure the best results, while the unit can also accept external wordclock.
"Cello represents a step forward in every sense," concludes Bull, "and it has a touch of analogue style that's hard to resist. We're very proud to introduce what we believe is the best audio interface in this price range, bar none".
Pricing and Availability:
Cello will make its worldwide debut at the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim California, between January 25th and 29th, on booth 12106, and is due to ship in the second quarter of 2018.