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CEntrance Ships AxePort Pro USB Direct Box

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Chicago, IL - November 6, 2008 - CEntrance, Inc., the manufacturer of MicPort(r) Pro, the USB mic preamp used by leading voiceover talent and broadcasters worldwide, has started shipping its second product - the AxePort(tm) Pro USB Direct Box. Ideal for guitar and bass players who want to quickly record a musical idea on the go, AxePort Pro also allows you to jam with plug-ins or practice silently using headphones. AxePort Pro has a suggested US retail price of $199.95, and MAP of $149.95.

In a world where travel is increasingly expensive, AxePort Pro allows you to play with musicians located thousands of miles away. Plug into any computer, record your part and send it to be mixed. Offering a low-noise Hi-Z preamp, 24-bit 96kHz audio quality and a professional USB interface AxePort Pro unleashes creativity for guitar and bass players everywhere.

AxePort Pro gives you a complete package for recording with most DAW software on the market. It is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Mac OS X 10.4 and above, and even many versions of LINUX. A wide gain range accommodates active and passive pickups and makes AxePort Pro compatible with almost any musical instrument with a magnetic or piezo pickup, including acoustic guitars with an on-board preamp.

Studio musicians will appreciate AxePort Pro's compact size, rugged aluminum chassis and no need for an external power supply - all power is drawn from the USB port. Add a very loud headphone amp, dedicated knobs for input and output level control, and professional-grade A-to-D conversion, yet - it easily fits into a shirt pocket.

By far the best feature of AxePort Pro is its unique "wet/dry" slider in the Universal Driver software control panel for Mac and Windows, which allows you to mix the "dry" zero-latency input signal with the "wet" return from your DAW including effects plug-ins. Because virtual amplifier and effects plug-ins introduce a noticeable amount of audio delay, you can blend between the direct input -which has zero delay-and the DAW output to balance the amplifier tone in a way that minimizes software latency and allows easier performance and recording.

AxePort Pro comes with a 1GB CEntrance USB flash drive, containing REAPER multitrack recording software from Cockos, Oligarc guitar effects plug-ins from Stillwell Audio, and the CEntrance ASIO/GSIF Universal Driver(tm). The AxePort Pro package also includes a handy clip for the belt or guitar strap, a 6 ft. (3m) USB cable, and a velvet carrying pouch. For more information, visit www.AxePort.com.

If you are a Pro Audio dealer or distributor that would like to evaluate AxePort Pro and/or MicPort Pro for resale, please call +1 (847) 581-0500 or e-mail us at sales@centrance.com.

About CEntrance, Inc.
Founded in 2000, CEntrance designs, develops and licenses differentiated audio and entertainment products. CEntrance is known for its co-development work with audio industry leaders such as Waves, Benchmark, Lavry, and Mackie. Our first product MicPort Pro, the winner of Mac Life Magazine's 2008 Editor's Choice Award is a portable, Class A USB mic preamp that transforms any microphone into a USB mic offering 24-bit/96kHz performance and a loud headphone output. MicPort Pro features 48V phantom power, zero latency monitoring and takes its power from USB. MusicTech Magazine describes MicPort Pro as, "Easily the best USB recording solution we have seen to date." For more information visit www.MicPort.com.
CEntrance is headquartered in Chicago and distributes its products worldwide. For more information, visit www.CEntrance.com or call +1 (847) 581-0500. MicPort and AxePort are trademarks of CEntrance, Inc.