Cambridge, MA (December 19, 2011)—Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU) is now shipping the 4pre, a compact, half-rack 6×8 hybrid audio interface and mixer.
The 4pre connects via FireWire or high-speed USB2 to a Mac or PC computer and provides four mic inputs with preamps, alternative guitar/line inputs, four channels of analog output, stereo S/PDIF and two stereo headphone outputs. Advanced features include digitally controlled analog trim, DDS (Direct Digital Synthesis) audio clocking for low jitter performance, and an instrument tuner.
In the studio, 4pre front-panel mixing can be used for monitor mixing while tracking into host software on a computer (to eliminate software latency during recording), or for playing connected instruments even when the computer is turned off. On stage, the 4pre can be used for live mixing, either standalone or with a computer.
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