Terratec announces the EWS MIC 2 / MIC 8 serie

With the new EWS MIC 2/ MIC 8 series, TerraTec Producer offers a line of digital audio interfaces boasting state-of-the-art, astonishingly versatile technology and built-in microphone inputs in premium SPL quality. The FireWire series completes the present PCI-Bus MIC-series.

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The EWS MIC2 / MIC8 series is still one of the world’s most advanced and most powerful digital audio interface solutions. Satisfying all standards for professional studios and offering FireWire™, 24-bit/96kHz, ADAT, or 32-bit PCI card interfaces, EWS MIC2 / MIC8 systems are tailor-made for audio, video and interactive media applications.

Developed in collaboration with SPL – the renowned specialist for professional studio equipment – EWS MIC2 / MIC8 systems deliver audio in a level of quality previously unrivalled in this price class. The finest analog circuits married to sophisticated digital signal processing – EWS MIC2 / MIC8 systems afford musicians the best of both worlds in a single device.

The systems’ open, modular interfaces connect to external equipment via FireWire™, ADAT and 32-bit PHASE 88 PCI bus card, the latter being the preferred option in studios. And that makes MIC2 / MIC8 devices the flexible switching center for every studio. In addition to eight analog inputs and outputs, the 1 HU 19″ chassis features digital ADAT and S/PDIF ports, two MIDI interfaces, and a WordClock/BNC port, as well as an adjustable headphones output on the front panel.

At the heart of the system is a microphone preamp stage powered by low-noise operational amplifiers. The EWS MIC8 sports eight of these amplifiers, while the EWS MIC2 offers two. All eight inputs on both devices can also accept line signals. The front panel offers two audio channels equipped with XLR/1/4″ inputs. The many signal routing options enable recordists to configure their studio setups flexibly for the most diverse recording sessions without having to re-connect signal-carrying cords!

All inputs and outputs are balanced for lowest noise signal routing. The rack module is equipped with intensity controls for all input channels, and channels can be muted separately or routed directly to an output. This means that without computers, the system can serve in numerous applications as a no-fuss standalone preamplifier as well as a convenient mixer.

EWS MIC 2/8 systems ship with easy-to-use control software offering comprehensive routing and signal conversion options, making these interfaces the nerve center of every recording application. Analog, S/PDIF and even ADAT signals can be converted and routed flexibly via mouse click with virtually no restrictions imposed by hardware configurations. Advanced WDM, ASIO, and GSIF drivers ensure the software runs smoothly on all current operating systems for Windows computers. Based on a very convenient concept, Apple Core-Audio/ MIDI drivers connect the FireWire™ system to the Macintosh OS X computer.

Priced at 799.00 euros (MIC2) and 899.00 euros (MIC8) MSRP, the MIC FireWire series will be available in February 2005.

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