Hercules 16/12 Firewire Audio MIDI Interface @ $299 (special sale)

(*on orders over $199)



		
		Specifications and Features of the Hercules 1612 FW:
		
		Hercules 16/12 FW, is the first FireWire 24-bit 96KHz 16-In/12-Out audio
		and MIDI interface for PC and Macintosh. "FireWire technology opens up
		new horizons for audiophiles in search of an external, powerful digital
		audio hard disk recording system," states Bruno Ormel, Sound and Video
		Business Unit Director at Hercules. "Hercules is constantly striving to
		take advantage of the most innovative technologies in order to offer all
		the advanced features computer users are looking for. With Hercules
		16/12 FW, Hercules is bringing this new standard in audio quality and
		performance to all musicians, whether they use a PC or a Macintosh, a
		desktop or a laptop. Hercules 16/12 FW represents the next level in
		high-quality digital music production and is the first fully-equipped,
		affordable external FireWire audio interface for all music lovers." 
				
		HARDWARE MONITORING: Incoming Audio Signals Over 16 Inputs can Be
		Monitored With No Noticeable Delay Thanks To Direct Hardweare
		
		LED INDICATION: 32 front panel signal indicating LED’s for all analog,
		digital, Midi Inputs, & Outputs
		
		HEADPHONE OUTPUT: Stereo headphone output with front -panel volume
		control, extremely convenient for mobile use & rapid monitoring.
		
		
		THE NEXT LEVEL:
		
		FireWire technology opens up new horizons for audiophiles in search of
		an external, powerful digital audio hard disk recording system,"
		"Hercules is constantly striving to take advantage of the most
		innovative technologies in order to offer all the advanced features
		computer users are looking for. With Hercules 16/12 FW, Hercules is
		bringing this new standard in audio quality and performance to all
		musicians, whether they use a PC or a Macintosh, a desktop or a laptop.
		Hercules 16/12 FW represents the next level in high-quality digital
		music production and is the first fully-equipped, affordable external
		FireWire audio interface for all music lovers."
		
		Package Content
		
		External rack: Hercules 16/12 FW
		2 brackets + 6 screws for installing the rack in a professional 1U/19" format
		4.5 meter FireWire cable for connecting the rack to the computer’s FireWire port
		External power supply
		PCI 3 FireWire ports card
		Installation CD-ROM
		Music software CD-ROM
		Installation manual
		
		
		SOFTWARE: Hercules 16/12 FW is bundled with an innovative music software
		suite compatible with Windows and Mac OS X and more than 900MB of
		high-quality sound files:
		
		LIVE SPECIAL EDITION: (Ableton): Live Special Edition is a powerful
		audio sequencer that can be played like an instrument. On your own or
		with other musicians or DJs, live on stage or mixing in the studio – all
		you need is Live and a Mac or PC (16 tracks - 400 MB of sounds).
		
		DEMO SOFTWARE: Sonar 2.2 for PC (Cakewalk) (30 days version) Pyro 1.5
		for PC (Cakewalk) (30 days version) Project 5 for PC (Cakewalk) (30 days
		version) Cubase SX 1.2 for PC (Steinberg) (limited functions)
		
		APPLICATIONS: Hercules 16/12 FW is perfect for bands. Whether playing
		live, recording in the studio or just jamming in a rehearsal space, the
		possibilities are endless with the convenient Hercules 16/12 FW external
		unit connected to a desktop or laptop computer via its blazingly fast
		FireWire interface.
		
		System Requirements
		
		Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP
		Macintosh OS X
		FireWire/DV (1394) port (or available PCI slot for FireWire card)
		
		
		OVERVIEW: Sturdy external FireWire audio interface mountable in a
		standard 1U / 19" rack unit. Tracks: Up to 16-In/12-Out simultaneous
		multitrack recording on PC and Mac OS X via FireWire (IEEE 1394)
		connectivity. Sampling Rate: 24-bit 96KHz audio sampling with
		professional-quality converters. Inputs: 16 independent inputs including
		12 analog In, 1 coaxial In (stereo) and 1 optical In (stereo). Outputs:
		12 independent outputs including 8 analog Out, 1 coaxial Out (stereo)
		and 1 optical Out (stereo). Pre-Amps: 2 mic/instrument pre-amplifiers
		with switchable 48-volt phantom power via Neutrik™ combo (XLR/TRS)
		connectors with direct input for guitars (Hi-Z). MIdi In - Out: 2 MIDI
		In and 2 MIDI Out via standard DIN jacks (32 channels In/32 channels
		Out). Word Clock: Word Clock I/O synchronization via BNC connectors.
		Software Compatibility: Compatible with all the most popular audio
		software applications. Driver Package: Full driver package for Mac OS X
		(Core audio) and Windows (ASIO2.0, GSIF, WAV, DirectSound). System
		Requirements: Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP macintosh Os X FireWire/DV
		(1394) Port (or available PCI Slot For FIREWIRE CARD.

 


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