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TRIO USB expands the scope of the innovative TRIO recording and monitoring solution introduced at Winter NAMM. It offers the same channel strip with true analog EQ and Compressor, essential mixing, AUX & DAW inputs and comprehensive monitoring features as found on the original TRIO, but adds USB audio instead of the S/PDIF interface.
TRIO's channel strip section provides an instrument- and Class A microphone-input with phantom power and 10 kOhms impedance. The analog EQ's "vintage" design makes it easy to record vocals and instruments. The Compressor's unique Adaptive Response mode is taken directly from MindPrint's high-end DTC Dual Tube Channel Strip.
TRIO USB includes all essential mixing features required in a typical recording setup: Mic/Instrument, Stereo Line, Stereo AUX and DAW return channels may all be used simultaneously. The built-in channel strip may be recorded simultaneously with the stereo LINE channel's signal. The dual headphone amp has separate volume controls, and the latency-free monitoring mixer's dedicated controls ensure direct access.
TRIO USB also sports a full-featured monitoring controller with talkback, MONO, DIM and MUTE functions, outputs for 3 pairs of speakers - and a dedicated, big master volume knob. This simplifies the recording process and makes music production much more intuitive.
The built-in audio interface is compatible with USB 2.0 and supports Mac OS X and Windows XP. Due to the extremely low playback latency, it is even possible to play virtual instruments or amp modeling software "live" via TRIO according to the company.
TRIO USB will be available in September 2005. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: US $ 549 / UK 329 / EUR 449
For more information, visit their web site at www.mindprint.com