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Winter NAMM Preview: Hercules Technologies HERCULES 16/12 FW

Hercules Technologies will be showing its new Hercules 16/12 FW, a FireWire 24-bit/96kHz 16-in/12-out audio and MIDI interface 1/14/2004 7:00 AM Eastern

Hercules Technologies will be showing its new Hercules 16/12 FW, aFireWire 24-bit/96kHz 16-in/12-out audio and MIDI interface for PC andMacintosh, at the upcoming Winter NAMM show in booth #6809.

Features include a sturdy external FireWire audio interfacemountable in a standard 1U/19-inch rack-unit; 16 independent inputsincluding 12 analog in, one coaxial in (stereo) and one optical in(stereo); 12 independent outputs including eight analog out, onecoaxial out (stereo) and one optical out (stereo); two mic/instrumentpreamplifiers with switchable 48-volt phantom power via Neutrik combo(XLR/TRS) connectors with direct input for guitars (hi-Z); two MIDI Inand two MIDI Out via standard DIN jacks (32 channels in/32 channelsout); word clock I/O synchronization via BNC connectors; no latencywith direct hardware monitoring; compatible with popular audio softwareapplications; and full driver package for Mac OS X (CoreAudio) andWindows (ASIO2.0, GSIF, .WAV, DirectSound).

Hercules 16/12 FW comes bundled with an innovative music softwaresuite that is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X and more than 90 0MBof high-quality sound files, including Version 2 of Arturia'sSTORM™ Special Edition and Live Special Edition from Ableton.

Hercules 16/12 FW is now available at an estimated street price of$599.

For more information, visit www.hercules.com.