Now shipping, TerraTec’s PHASE 22 ($99, PC-only; Mac version available December 2003) features the technology of the company’s Producer line and offers studio quality at a starter price for professional computer-based recording and mastering. The PCI audio interface’s two analog input and output channels track at resolutions ranging up to 24-bits/96 kHz, and offers balanced 6.3mm (1/4-inch) jacks. With an S/PDIF port providing interference-free links to digital gear, the device plays digital audio back at resolutions as high as 192 kHz.
Standard features include Windows ASIO 2.0 support, affording latency-free access to several inputs and outputs and compatibility with the GigaStudio-format GSIF. The device was developed with external sound generators in mind: A MIDI I/O boasting 16 channels is also on board. Up to four PHASE 22s can be cascaded and synched up in a computer via a single driver. The PHASE 22 can also be combined with the PHASE 28 for even more professional recording options. Other features include102dB signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted) for the analog inputs,110dB signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted) for the analog outputs and 2.2-volt RMS output level.
For more information, visit www.terratec.com.