Anaheim, CA (January 23, 2013)—Prism Sound unveiled its third new interface product, Atlas, at NAMM 2014 this week, offering the same design and converter performance as Prism’s Orpheus, Lyra and Titan, with the addition of Prism’s CleverClox clocking technology.
Atlas provides analogue and digital I/O for Mac or Windows PC at sample rates up to 192 kHz via a USB interface. In addition to the USB host interface, Atlas also features Prism Sound's MDIO interface expansion slot, which was first incorporated into Titan and announced at AES New York in October 2013. A range of other MDIO interfaces is planned for later introduction. Atlas will also run with Apple and Windows native applications over USB.
The unit offers eight analogue inputs, eight analogue outputs plus S/PDIF and TOSLINK optical digital I/O ports. The optical ports can also be used for ADAT, giving a single Atlas unit a maximum capability of 18 concurrent input and output channels plus dual stereo headphones. Atlas also features digitally-controlled preamplifiers, with eight for microphones and two for instruments, which are automatically selected when the respective sources are plugged in.
All of Atlas' functions, aside from the front panel monitor and headphone level controls, are controlled from a dedicated Control Panel app, which opens on-screen as a separate panel alongside the user’s existing editing software.