TerraTec Producer’s PHASE 88 Audio System is a professional audio and MIDI interface that transforms a PC or Mac into a professional recording system without an additional mixer. Eight high-quality analog input and output converters process audio signals with resolutions up to 24 bits and 96 kHz.
The PHASE 88’s converters are housed in a 5 1/4-inch module that can be installed within and placed outside the computer. PHASE 88 features optimized conversion components allows a recordists to cut recordings on up to eight tracks simultaneously and playback high-resolution 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. The PHASE 88 is equipped with an onboard 20-channel hardware mixer with 36-bit internal resolution and 20-in-4 routing. Each input port features a dedicated analog stage that can be switched from -10 dBv to +4 dBv, as well as a variable amp with up to 18dB gains. Channel-thru monitoring generates 0 latency, and latency introduced by the ASIO 2.0 driver comes to less than 3 ms.
Also available is an additional S/PDIF (coaxial) digital input/output on the PCI bus card. Up to four PHASE 88 recording systems can be synchronized and cascaded within a single computer, allowing systems with up to 40 physical inputs and outputs and 64 MIDI channels to be configured without adding to the CPU load.
PHASE 88 offers drivers for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP (ASIO 2.0, DirectSound, MME with Multi-Client mode, and ASIO GSIF Multi-Client), and Mac OS 9.1/X (ASIO 2.0).
The PHASE 88 Audio System will be available at the end of November for a suggested retail price of $349.
For more, visit www.terratec.com.