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Hercules 16/12FW Firewire Audio Interface

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Complete external FireWire audio interface for PC & Macintosh

FireWire audio external interface for music lovers
• 16-in/12-out multitrack record and playback
• 16 independent inputs:
• 10 gold-plated, balanced or unbalanced jacks
• 2 combo connectors (XLR/Jack )
• 4-channel SPDIF inputs (optical & coaxial)
• 12 independent outputs:
• 8 gold-plated, balanced or unbalanced jacks
• 4-channel SPDIF outputs (optical & coaxial)
• 24-bit 96KHz audio resolution
• Sampling rates: 44.1, 48 and 96KHz
• A/D Converters: 105 dB (A-weighted)
• D/A Converters: 114 dB (A-Weighted)
• 2 MIDI In / 2 MIDI out interface
• Compatible with PC (Microsoft Windows' 2000 / XP) and Mac (OS X 10.3)
Perfect for life recording
• Plugging Hercules 16/12 FW on a laptop PC or a Mac PowerBook' makes a portable recording platform
• 2 Hi-Z inputs to record directly a guitar and a bass
• 48V phantom power amplifying the 2 microphone inputs gives the flexibility to record music played on-stage
• All analog inputs can record in TRS balanced mode, as needed with the long cables used in life on-stage performance
• 16 inputs match the number of sources used by a music band
• Perfect for studio recording
• 24-bit/96Khz on all channels matches studio quality standards
• Word clock in/out synchronizes Hercules 16/12 FW with the studio equipment
• Hercules 16/12 FW multi-track playback integrates easily the studio post-production step
• 48V phantom power on the microphone inputs supports the most sensitive microphones, to record when high accuracy is required
• The MIDI I/O let you add virtual instruments to analog instruments
• Hercules 16/12 FW has brackets to be fixed in 19" 1U racks
• Multitrack recording studio
• Record on PC and Mac up to 16 simultaneous inputs:
• 12 analog inputs
• 2 mic/line inputs (Neutrik' combo XLR/jack ) on front
Support TRS (balanced, for long cables) and T S (unbalanced) modes
• On/Off 48-volt phantom power switch to pre-amplify the 2 XLR microphone inputs
• 2 Hi-Z switches to set a high impedance of 100 Kilo-Ohms on each input to record instruments as a guitar or a bass
• 2 gain buttons to set the gain level on each input (Up to 50db gain)
• 10 analog line inputs (jack (6.35mm) on rear panel
• Support TRS (balanced, for long cables) and TS (unbalanced) modes
• Software-switch to set the input levels at
• -10dBV (consumer line level)
• +4dBu (professional line level)
• 4-channel SPDIF inputs to record audio from DAT or MiniDisc players
• 2-channel stereo S/PDIF coaxial
• 2-channel stereo S/PDIF optical
• 4 clock modes to synchronize digital recording:
• Internal clock (Hercules 16/12 FW internal clock)
• Word clock input (BNC connector)
• Coaxial SPDIF clock (for slave mode)
• Optical S/PDIF clock (for slave mode)
• 16 indicator lights show the status of the audio input:
• Green: data/signal input detected
• Orange: data/signal input reaching -3dB
• Red: saturation of the data/signal input (0 dB or higher)
• Hardware monitoring of 2 inputs (selected among the 16 possible inputs) on outputs 1 & 2 with no latency.
• 1 & 2 outputs on the rear panel
• Headphones stereo output on the front panel
• Multitrack playback
• Plays on 12 outputs simultaneously on PC and Mac
• 8 analog line outputs (jack on rear panel)
• Support TRS (balanced, for long cables) and TS (unbalanced) modes
• Software-switch to set the input levels at
-10dBV (consumer line level)
• +4dBu (professional line level)
• 4- channel SPDIF output to transfer audio to DAT or MiniDisc
• Coaxial stereo S/PDIF
• Optical stereo S/PDIF
• 12 indicator lights show the status of the audio output:
• Green: data/signal output detected
• Orange: data/signal output reaching -3dB
• Red: saturation of the data/signal output (0 dB or higher)
Software package
• Live Special Edition (from Ableton')
• Live is an audio sequencer that you can play like an instrument. On its own or with other musicians or DJs, live on stage or when remixing in the studio.
• For MS-Windows and in Mac OS X
• Cubase LE (from Steinberg')
Cubase LE is a powerful multi-track audio recording production software.
• A reference in music production, Cubase LE let you edit your audio recording track by track, and also add to your audio tracks the virtual instruments of VST'.
• For MS-Windows and in Mac OS X
• Demo versions of PC software:
• Sonar' 3 (from Cakewalk'): audio studio
• Project 5 (from Cakewalk'): software synthesiser

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