TC Electronic announces Digital Konnekt x32 ($1,745), an all-in-one digital patchbay, format converter and FireWire audio interface for integrating digital outboard effects units and keyboards with DAW-based studios. The company expects to ship Digital Konnekt x32 in July 2007.
As a stand-alone format converter and patchbay, Digital Konnekt x32 includes eight channels of AES/EBU, eight channels of S/PDIF and Toslink, eight channels of ADAT (up to 96kHz SMUX) and word clock I/O. Any input format can be converted into either of the other formats and aligned to any sample rate ranging from 44.1 to 192 kHz. Digital Konnekt x32 allows sample rate conversion on up to four separate stereo inputs at once.
Konnekt Digital x32 functions as a computer interface with two FireWire connections streaming 16 channels of audio to and from the computer. The audio interface has a 1⁄4-inch balanced stereo analog output and headphone output for monitoring, and is compatible with other TC Electronic audio interfaces.
The included Integrator plug-in can be accessed like a standard VST/Audio Units plug-in from within a DAW. It enables hardware processor effects to be used as an insert or an effect send on any track, or on the host application's master output. Integrator also controls routing, levels and latency compensation of external effects processing equipment attached to Digital Konnekt x32, promising seamless integration of hardware effects processors.
Extra features on the digital patchbay and interface include complete front panel patchbay configuration, total scene recall, Jitter Elimination Technology (JET ) and a front panel lock for preventing unintended button pushes.
For more information, visit TC Electronic.