Ronkonkoma, NY (May 6, 2014)—Resident Audio has introduced its T4, reportedly the first multichannel Thunderbolt audio interface that doesn’t require external power.
The portable T4 adds four channels of audio I/O to Thunderbolt-equipped Mac and Windows computers; intended for use in live performance rigs or home studios, it comes with all required software drivers and offers a "Big Knob" master output control, an Input Mix control for blending live signal with computer playback, and Smart Monitoring, which automatically switches between stereo and mono depending upon input configuration.
The T4 supports 24-bit/96kHz audio with near-zero latency for recording and playback. It provides four combo XLR / TRS / TS inputs for the connection of microphones, instruments and line-level devices. In addition, there are four balanced TRS outputs and both main and secondary headphone outputs. Phantom power is available for all inputs, and tactile gain controls with three-color wraparound LEDs allow levels to be set quickly even in low-light onstage environments. MAP for the T4 is $499.99.
"We may be a new enterprise, but our team has a long history in the audio industry" said Resident Audio product manager Eric Battin. “The T4 brings a new level of portability and functionality to musicians, producers and DJs everywhere. In live performance, it turns your laptop into an instrument with multiple outputs; in recording environments, it opens up a myriad of possibilities."