Musikmesse 2011: ALVA Nanoface USB Audio, MIDI Interface

photo of ALVA Nanoface

At Musikmesse in Frankfurt (Hall 5.1, stand B80, or the Audio AG meeting room in Hall 4.1, called "Good Will"), April 6-9, 2011, ALVA, a partner of RME, is presenting the Nanoface, a 12-channel, bus-powered USB 2 and USB 3 audio and MIDI interface for Windows and Mac OS X. The Nanoface provides six audio inputs, six audio outputs, one MIDI input, two MIDI outputs, optical SPDIF I/O on channels 5-6, mic preamps on analog inputs 1-2, and a hi-Z instrument input that can be used in place of analog input 1-4.

The four analog outputs provide a flexible setup for monitoring two stereo signals at the same time—e.g., with main speakers and headphones. The signal from output 1/2 can be routed to output 3/4 and individually adjusted.

Because the digital I/O works in standard SPDIF format, the Nanoface can receive a digital signal from a CD player, or use an effects unit as a source for a surround receiver with digital optical input.

All features—including management, monitoring, and phantom power—can be adjusted from the jog-shuttle wheel.

ALVA says that the Nanoface will be available in June 2011.

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