Universal Audio UAD-2 PCIe OCTO Core An eight-core PCIe card for desktop systems that augments computer processing power and dramatically improves sonic quality of computer-based music production Offering the world’s most authentic analog hardware emulations and award-winning plug-ins for Mac and PC, the UAD-2 OCTO Core is powered by Universal Audio’s octo-core DSP Accelerator hardware, featuring eight SHARC processors. The “Core” in UAD-2 OCTO Core refers to the included UA Analog Classics bundle of powered plug-ins, which deliver the rich, analog sound quality of vintage studio gear, including the great classics made by Universal Audio’s Bill Putnam Sr. The UAD-2 OCTO Core was designed for professional power users, but also makes an excellent upgrade in mixing capability for any professional and project studio. Thanks to UA’s decades as an industry leader in analog equipment, as well as the commanding lead they’ve taken in digital emulations, UAD-2 OCTO Core offers sound quality that is near impossible to achieve with native systems—and the three-dimensional sound to in-the-box mixes that was previously only available from analog outboard equipment.
Add a professional edge to your studio with the M-Track Eight from M-Audio. This eight-input USB 2.0 audio interface enables you to track large music ensembles, record the band, or mic an entire drum set with pro-grade audio components and a myriad of connections. Eight combo XLR+1/4" inputs accommodate nearly any source, from phantom-powered microphones to your favorite guitar, and eight dedicated outputs offer versatile playback options. The XLR inputs are designed to work with microphones and other Lo-Z sources, and the phantom power switch enables you to use condenser microphones by delivering 48v phantom power to the XLR inputs (Channels 1-4; 5-8). M-Track Eight also has two conveniently located inputs on the front panel that can be switched to allow instrument-level signals, so you can plug your electric guitar or bass directly into M-Track Eight and start recording. Individual gain knobs with meters help ensure the proper input level by providing real-time visual feedback.
M-Audio presents its Code Series keyboard controllers, a family of three full-featured models, combining all of the production power and performance you need to get the most from your music software and MIDI gear. The Code Series offers several thoughtful design touches that enable you to create and perform your best. A keyboard should not be an obstacle standing in the way of creativity. Instead, it should function as a direct extension of your thoughts ensuring that you convey musical ideas with immediacy, precision and clarity.