M-Audio have unveiled a new audio interface, new keyboard range and some professional studio headphones at NAMM… read on for more!
Deltabolt 1212 Interface Press Release
Ash Vale, UK (January 22, 2015)— M-Audio (m-audio.com), synonymous with innovative music production technology, today announced the introduction of its new Deltabolt professional 12-channel audio interface.
Deltabolt was created from the ground up to be a Thunderbolt-compatible interface, unlike many less sophisticated competitors, for whom Thunderbolt usability is an afterthought grafted onto an older platform.
Recognizing the need for a high-quality audio interface that works with the super-fast Thunderbolt connection, M-Audio’s Deltabolt 1212 provides absolutely pristine audio recording quality by virtue of its proprietary Octane-X mic preamps.
Deltabolt 1212’s superior preamps mean that recordings and bi-directional data transfers processed through the Delta Bolt 1212 have far better sound quality than previous audio interfaces, an invaluable benefit for users to whom ultimate audio quality is paramount.
Deltabolt’s output DACs are 32-bit, giving Deltabolt another sonic advantage—the ability to operate at 32-bit/192kHz through the Thunderbolt link, compared to conventional competitive units that are limited to 24-bit/96kHz.
Other notable Deltabolt 1212 features:
•Software control panel with iOS remote control over each submix
•Full duplex 12-input and 12-output simultaneous recording in a compact desktop form factor
•Headphone output with audio control panel for custom mixes and monitoring
•2 inputs with selectable line/instrument inputs when using the Octane-X preamps
•8 channels in and 8 channels out with DB-25 connectors for the ultimate flexibility in tailoring
to your studio
“We understand that audio content creators have a need for uncompromised audio quality when developing and manipulating their work through a computer connection,” said J.C. Sutherland, Product Manager for M-Audio. “Until now, the user’s choice of interface was based on bad
compromises: You either had to pay a significant premium for high-speed analog channel count, you had to compromise with a slower USB or FireWire connection, or you had to make do with just a few analog channels, perhaps augmented by old digital connectivity that greatly restricted bit depth and sample rate.
Deltabolt 1212 eliminates the compromise. Users can create and manage content without quality restrictions, and do so at an affordable price. Plus, its duplex analog capability really opens up the operational flexibility for the user.”
Deltabolt 1212 will ship Q3 with an MSRP of £299.99. Please visit M-Audio at NAMM, Booth 6700,
Hall A, Booth 6700 in Anaheim, California
Code Keyboards Press Release
Ash Vale, UK (January 22, 2015)— M-Audio (m-audio.com), synonymous with innovative music production technology, today announced the introduction of its new Code Series keyboards, a family of three full-featured models. Available in 25-, 49-, and 61-key versions, the Code Series combines a remarkably smooth-feeling keyboard with a surprisingly complete feature set to create a keyboard line of unusually professional capability and unexpected value.
The Code Series builds upon M-Audio’s legacy of innovative workflow and playability. Their comprehensive controls automatically map to popular DAW’s such as Ableton Live, Apple GarageBand, Apple Logic, Pro Tools, and Steinberg Cubase, so artists can easily convert their
creativity into immediate, tangible results.
All Code Series keyboards feature:
•Smooth-feel, semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch
•16 velocity-sensitive pads with LED feedback
•Touch pad for X/Y axis control
•USB Bus powered for portability and ease of use
•5 Pin MIDI Input, and Output jacks allowing you to control your favourite synths
•Assignable pitch & mod wheels, knobs, faders, buttons (with macro ASCII support),
and transport control with Mackie Control and HUI modes
•Split keyboard with four assignable zones
•Expression and Sustain pedal inputs
•6 digit LED display
In addition, a comprehensive software package is included—Ableton Live Lite, AIR Music Technology Loom and Hybrid 3—that ensures the artist has unrestricted access to the best creative tools.
The Code Series delivers top-of-the-line performance with their professional-feel keybeds, their very complete feature sets and all their included software, yet they are priced far below what might ordinarily be expected for this level of capability.
“The new Code Series keyboards offer a professional level of performance and keybed feel, combined with an unusually comprehensive set of features and included software,” said J.C. Sutherland, Product Manager for M-Audio. “For the demanding keyboard artist looking for true
professional performance but also keeping an eye on value, the Code Series is unique.”
MSRPs for the Code Series are as follows:
Code 25 — £149.99
Code 49 — £189.99
Code 61 — £229.99
The Code Series will be available in May 2015 and will be on display at the 2015 NAMM Show,
January 22-25, Hall A, Booth 6700 in Anaheim, California
M40/50 Headphones Press Release
Ash Vale, UK (January 22, 2015) —M-Audio (m-audio.com), synonymous with innovative music production technology, today announced the introduction of two new monitoring headphones, the M40 and M50.
These new models both offer an extremely high level of acoustic performance and noise isolation, making them ideal for the individual looking for a monitor-quality headphone suitable for long studio mixdown sessions, DJ use or critical recreational audio listening.
The M50 Over-Ear Monitoring Headphones feature powerful 50mm drivers for outstanding performance that is totally unexpected at their modest price. They feature a comfortable over-the-ear design for great noise isolation, which is ideal for long hours in the studio monitoring mixdown tracks.
With their wide-ranging 28–20kHz frequency response, the M50 headphones deliver the detail and precision needed for every musical style. The leather cushioning on the flexible headband and ear cups provides a fatigue-free listening experience for even the longest-lasting, most demanding sessions. The detachable cable is 6 ft. (1.8m) long and includes a 1/4 -inch adapter for compatibility with all equipment.
The M40 On-Ear Monitoring Headphones offer much of the performance and user-friendly features of the M50, but at a slightly lower cost. The M40 utilizes highly capable 40mm drivers that deliver an authoritative frequency response of 36-20kHz for great sound on any program material. Like the M50, the M40 also has comfortable leather cushioning on its flexible headband and a 6 ft. (1.8m) detachable cable.
“We recognized the need for truly high-performance headphones that can be used for critical monitoring duties, but at the same time, we understand that budgets are an important consideration,” said J.C. Sutherland, Product Manager for M-Audio. “The new M50 and M40 deliver the high performance that M-Audio’s customers demand, but they also represent an extraordinary value.”
Pricing for the M Series Headphones is as follows:
M50 — £49.99
M40 — £39.99
The M40 and M50 will be available in January 2015 at M-Audio dealers nationwide
Please visit M-Audio at NAMM, Booth 6700