MindPrint Announces Trio USB Recording System - Mixonline

MindPrint Announces Trio USB Recording System

Mindprint’s recently announced Trio USB expands the functions of TRIO’s recording and monitoring solution, offering the same channel strip with true analog EQ and compressor, essential mixing, AUX & DAW inputs and comprehensive monitoring features, plus a USB audio interface. Trio USB is now available for $549 U.S., UK £ 329, EUR euro 449.
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Mindprint’s recently announced Trio USB expands the functions of TRIO’s recording and monitoring solution, offering the same channel strip with true analog EQ and compressor, essential mixing, AUX & DAW inputs and comprehensive monitoring features, plus a USB audio interface. Trio USB is now available for $549 U.S., UK £ 329, EUR euro 449.

"With Trio USB, the customer now has a choice between Trio with S/PDIF, as a great complement to an existing setup or Apple G5, and the new Trio USB as a complete all-in-one computer recording solution", comments MindPrint's product manager Rudiger Forse. "Now all key aspects of recording, analog sound processing, monitoring, mixing and audio interfacing are available in a single, quality desktop unit no larger than a laptop's footprint!"

Trio's channel strip section provides a high-quality instrument and Class-A microphone-input with phantom power and 10 kOhms impedance. The analog EQ's vintage-inspired design is easy to use and to record great-sounding vocals and instruments. The compressor's Adaptive Response mode is taken directly from MindPrint's high-end DTC Dual Tube Channel Strip.

Trio USB includes all essential mixing features required in a typical
recording setup: Mic./Instrument, Stereo Line, Stereo AUX and DAW return channels may all be used simultaneously. The built-in channel strip delivers professional sound instantly and may be recorded simultaneously with the stereo Line channel's signal. The dual headphone amp has separate volume controls, and the latency-free monitoring mixer's dedicated controls ensure direct access.

Trio USB also sports a full-featured monitoring controller with talkback, Mono, Dim and Mute functions, outputs for three pairs of speakers, and a dedicated, big master volume knob. This simplifies the recording process and makes music production much more intuitive.

The built-in audio interface is compatible with USB 2.0 and supports Mac OS X and Windows XP. Due to the extremely low playback latency, it is even possible to play virtual instruments or amp modeling software "live" via TRIO.

Key features include one mic/Instrument input (Class-A, phantom power); three stereo line inputs (line with two-band EQ, aux, DAW); a channel strip with lowcut filter, two-band EQ and compressor; and analog insert; 10-segment LED meters; zero latency monitor mixer; three switchable speaker outputs; two separate headphone amps; talkback function, MONO/DIM; dedicated monitor volume knob; USB 2.0 compatible audio interface; ASIO drivers for Mac OS X and Windows XP; 24-bit/96kHz max. digital resolution; dedicated hardware knobs: 18 rotary, 15 switches; and power supply via included mains adaptor.

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