Emagic's AMT8 (Active MIDI Transmitter 8) is the ideal MIDI interface for the versatile "tape-less" studio, where digital audio and MIDI are recorded and edited in one computer by software such as Logic Audio. Video is internally synchronized in the computer using QuickTime or AVI, while Emagic's proven Active MIDI Transmission (AMT) technology provides particularly exact timing at all MIDI ports, even in a stacked system. Not only suited for use in project or medium-sized studios, the AMT8 is the right choice with which to expand existing Unitor8 or Unitor8 MkII systems in larger commercial facilities.
The AMT8 is fully compatible with any standard MIDI software under Mac and Windows 95/98 (drivers for Windows NT and Windows 2000 are in development). With its full set of connectors such as USB for Mac and Windows, RS232 (Windows) and RS422 (Mac), the AMT8 quickly fits into any computer environment. Up to eight* devices can be stacked and they will function like one big 64x64 MIDI interface (Mac: Emagic software or Unitor8 OMS driver required) with AMT** technology to ensure razor-sharp timing on every port. AMT8 and the Unitor8 (or MKII) can be combined in any combination; this allows, for example, the connection of a Unitor8 without USB to a computer with USB via an AMT8.
* Mac: up to 192 MIDI ports (using 2 serial ports and USB).
Windows 95: limited to 11 MIDI Ports.
Windows 98: 64 MIDI Ports.
** AMT only with compatible software.
Computer Mode or Stand Alone
An Emagic interface system will continue to serve as the switchboard of your equipment set-up, even without the computer connected. Up to 32 freely programmable routing configurations (patches), can be recalled with a program change command. In the unlikely event of notes sticking while in patch mode, the front panel panic button will quickly fix the problem.
ù directly supported via Logic Audio and SoundDiver
ù MTP emulation
Windows 95/98 compatible (MME)
ù MME compatible multi-client MIDI driver (multiple MIDI programs can use different MIDI ports simultaneously)
ù Drivers for Windows NT and Windows 2000 are in development
AMT in conjunction with AMT compatible software (e.g. Logic Audio)
8 independent MIDI Inputs with Activity LED
8 independent MIDI Outputs with Activity LED
RS-422 connection for Macintosh
RS-232 connection for PC
8 units per port* (mixed AMT8/Unitor8/Unitor8 MkII systems possible)
Stand alone operation with 32 Patches
Connection Activity LEDs (Mac/PC/Network)
Unitor8 Control software for Mac/Windows 95/98 included
External Power Supply included