M-Audio is now shipping Classroom Studio, a new package intended to bring professional recording tools to educators, to help aid and document students’ lessons, performances and progress.
The Classroom Studio bundle includes M-Audio’s MobilePre USB audio interface/preamp, two Nova large condenser microphones, Ableton Live Delta, Reason Adapted, cables and QuickStart guide. Educators can record accompaniment for students to play along with and optionally record their progress as well. Live Delta—a streamlined version of Ableton’s award-winning Live recording software—provides for creation of loop-based or linear recording, and allows changing pitch and tempo independently according to students’ needs. Reason Adapted facilitates the addition of synthesizers, drums and other instrumentation to arrangements. The results are ready to burn to CDs for students to use for home practice.
The included MobilePre USB doubles as a high-quality stereo microphone preamp and professional audio interface for the computer. Features include 16-bit/48kHz operation, two mic inputs (XLR) with phantom power, stereo microphone input (1/8-inch TRS), two high-impedance line inputs (1/4-inch) for guitar, bass, etc., two line outputs (1/4-inch @ -10 dBV) and stereo headphone output with level control. The USB bus-powered interface also features zero-latency hardware direct monitoring.
The two included Nova large-capsule condenser microphones feature 1.1-inch evaporated gold diaphragm, solid brass body and capsule, and 20Hz-18kHz frequency response.
Minimum system requirements for PCs are Intel Pentium II 400 MHz with 128 MB RAM, Windows 98SE/2000 (SP 4)/XP (SP1), DirectX 9.0b, CD-ROM drive and USB port. Minimum system requirements for Mac are G3 300MHz or G4 350MHz with 256 MB RAM, native USB, and OS 9.2.2 or Mac OS X 10.2.6 (accelerator cards not supported). MSRP: $349.95.
For more information, visit www.m-audio.com.