NAMM 2021: Black Lion Audio, best known for its pro audio equipment and mods, is entering the crowded bus-powered audio interface market with Revolution 2×2.
Black Lion Audio has form in the worlds of digital and analogue audio. The company became known for modding audio interfaces from Avid to Behringer. It’s also been making waves in the affordable outboard hardware market with its Eighteen and Bluey processors.
According to its makers, Revolution 2×2 uses high-quality analogue components, all of which have been fully decoupled and balanced for the best signal-to-noise ratio. The result, says Black Lion, is that the interface outperforms others in its class.
The USB-C bus-powered interface has two preamps, XLR/TRS combo inputs, one headphone output, two quarter-inch speaker outputs, plus stereo S/PDIF stereo digital I/O. The interface can operate up to 192kHz/24-bit, and the converters employ the company’s so-called “Macro MMC” clocking.
Revolution 2×2 also ships with Revolution Software Suite, a bundle including Studio One Artist, plus plug-ins: Brainworx bx_digital EQ, iZotope Elements (stripped-down versions of Nektar, Neutron, Ozone, and RX8) and Plugin Alliance‘s Lindell Audio 6X-500.
Black Lion Audio’s first-born interface will cost $399, and the first units will arrive in February. However, due to the reliance on high-quality components and global supply chain issues, quantities will be limited.
More information at blacklionaudio.com.
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