Cambridge, UK (May 12, 2008)–Prism Sound will exhibit its newly upgraded Orpheus FireWire interface, which now allows users to convert their audio inputs to ADAT outputs and vice versa, at the upcoming Audio Engineering Society Convention, May 17-20 in Amsterdam.
Users will be able to connect the new and improved Orpheus directly to a variety of DAWs, including Pro Tools LE. The upgraded Orpheus units incorporate an AV/C model that behaves as ADAT Send & Return, but also works when the Firewire cable is connected. This provides users operating in DAW mode with pure audio conversion.
Launched in 2007, Orpheus is a 1U, 19-inch rackmount 192kHz-capable unit, offering eight simultaneous balanced analog inputs, four line-level jack ins and four auto-sensing mic/line Neutrik combo jacks that will accept either jack or XLR connectors. Built-in mic preamps allow the signal at the mic-level inputs to be boosted by up to 60dB (in 1dB increments), and each analog input has its own adjustable patented Prism Sound Overkiller built in, to prevent signal overloads before the A-D conversion stage.
The Orpheus also features a switchable SPDIF/AES-EBU stereo digital input and an eight-channel ADAT optical input, allowing it to handle a maximum possible total of 18 simultaneous inputs to any computer-based recording system hooked up to the unit’s main FireWire connector. A built-in mixer is included, driving eight analogue outputs, allowing users to monitor input signals with zero latency, insert analog summing mixers, or control multiple stereo or multi-channel monitoring systems directly from Orpheus.
Orpheus is fully software-controllable via a cross-platform control application (Windows XP or Mac OS X).
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