|also see: Audio Converters, Aardvark
ART TubeFire 8
The ART TubeFire 8 is an 8-channel mic preamp and firewire audio interface (8in+8out) in a single rack-mount chassis. It can operate at up to 96kHz sample rate and 24-bit depth. It connects to your PC or Macintosh based digital audio workstation via Firewire (IEEE 1394) (Sony iLINK®).
The Digidesign MBox 2 is a simple to use USB powered stereo in/out audio interface with MIC inputs. It's made to simplify your recording system so the technology doesn't get in the way of your creativity. It comes with two analog inputs and two analog outputs as well as a S/PDIF port.
Focusrite Liquid Mix
The Liquid Mix is a physical desktop box that emulates various vintage and modern EQ and compressors. I contains it’s own CPU so very little is required you’re your computer based digital audio workstation. It interfaces your DAW via VST, AU, or RTAS plug-ins.
The Tascam GigaStudio 3 is a stand alone software sampler and sample playback application for WinXP. It has an absolutely stunning sampled piano (MegaPiano II) which even plays the sound of pressing the sustain pedal, really.
MOTU UltraLite FireWire Portable FireWire Based Audio Interface
The Motu Ultralite is a firewire based audio interface with a MIDI port made for use with a PC, Mac, as well as standalone operation. It can operate at samplerates up to 96kHz and 24-bit depth. It's designed to be 'ultralite' and portable and works with most firewire ports. It's great for use with a laptop computer and is compatible with new Intel MacBook computers. It has drivers for Mac & PC in the ASIO, WDM, Wave, GSIF, Core Audio, and Core MIDI formats.
Motu Traveler FireWire Audio Interface with 4 inputs 8 outputs
The MOTU Traveler is an 4 input and 8 output 1394 FireWire audio interface that supports sample rates up to 192kHz on all 8 channels. It great for musicians on the go, such as music students or anywhere you need a compact yet powerful audio interface.
PreSonus FIREBOX 4 In/6 Out Firewire Recording Interface
The Presonus Firebox is a 1/3U-wide rackspace Firewire based audio interface for Macintosh and Windows computers. It can be used in home and professional studios. It features 4 inputs (2 of which have mic preamps), 6 TRS Outputs, operates upto 24-bit / 96kHz, Firewire 400 interface, S/PDIF Port, Firewire Powered or by 9VDC Power Supply, Cubase LE, Headphone output, and MIDI Port.
The SM Pro Audio A-08 is probably the least expensive 8 channel Analog to ADAT converter currently available. For other low cost ADAT options you may want to look at the Behringer ADA8000, or for a little more the Alesis AI3 or the step up to the PreSonus DigiMAX.
Universal Audio 2192
The UA 2192 is a stereo analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converter made for the demanding professional. It can operate at up at samplerates from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz.
Tascam US-1641 Multi-Channel USB Audio Interface
The Tascam US-1641 is a multi-channel low cost USB 2.0 based audio interface for PC and Macintosh computers. It’s one of the lower cost systems and offers many very usable features and comes with Cubase LE4.