M-Audio has announced Ozonic—an integrated FireWire audio/MIDI production and performance tool.
The Ozonic includes audio and MIDI interfaces with a full-featured MIDI controller. The compact unit features a 37-note, velocity-sensitive, synth-action keyboard with three zones and assignable aftertouch. The Ozonic’s 40 assignable MIDI controllers includes a joystick (with two assignable controllers per axis), eight knobs, nine sliders with drawbar mode, nine buttons, pitch and mod wheels, sustain pedal input and expression pedal input. The five transport controls are also MIDI assignable.
All MIDI controllers are fully programmable to MIDI controller number and unique MIDI channel. The Controller Mute function mutes controller output to avoid parameter jumps until the Snapshot feature is invoked.
The controller also includes a 4 x 4 analog audio interface that operates at up to 24-bit/96kHz fidelity. Inputs include XLR mic input with phantom power, ¼-inch instrument input and stereo ¼-inch TRS line ins. The Ozonic also features two pairs of ¼-inch outputs (TRS and TS) with volume sliders, as well as a headphone output with independent level control for mixing and monitoring flexibility. The unit also features direct hardware monitoring with level control, and software mixing allows for routing of any input pair to any output pair.
The Ozonic is FireWire bus-powered for mobile operation or can optionally be powered via a 12V DC adapter. Registered owners can download a free copy of the Enigma editor/librarian for managing and storing unlimited setups.
The Ozonic will ship in December 2004. MSRP: $599.95.
For more information, visit www.m-audio.com.