Allen & Heath has introduced the ICE-16, a 16-input/16-output audio interface for capturing high quality multi-track recordings direct to a USB drive or interface to a computer.
Fitted into a compact 1U rack design, ICE-16 is capable of studio quality interfacing, converting and bi-directional streaming of 16 channels over high-speed USB or FireWire at 24 bit, 96 kHz resolution.
Alternatively, 16 channels can be simultaneously recorded straight to a USB hard drive or memory stick at up to 24 bit, 48 kHz resolution .wav file. The ICE-16 is expandable for linking together and synchronizing the recording of many channels.
ICE-16 connects to any audio mixer or analogue source using 1/4-inch jacks for the inputs and RCA phono connectors for the outputs.
Signal and peak metering is provided for each channel and can be switched to show input or output. Headphone monitoring is also included and switches on each channel enable checking of individual or multiple channels.
ASIO drivers and Core Audio compliance ensure full compatibility with all the main DAWs, including Logic, Sonar, Cubase and Pro Tools.
“I like making things simple and the ICE-16 makes life easy in many ways,” states Allen & Heath R&D director Mike Griffin. “Recording multitrack at a live show no longer requires booting up a laptop and configuring a session - just plug in, turn on and press record. ICE-16 is also ideal for connecting audio to your DAW in the studio, or for expanding your existing system to add channels.”
The new ICE-16 will be on display at the PLASA show next week. SRP is £654, ex VAT.
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