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Hercules DJ 16/12 FW Computer Recording System
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The Hercules 16/12 FireWire Computer Recording System is a plug-and-play solution for PCs and Macs that gives you the deep features and performance y...Click To Read More About This Product
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A phenomenal deal on a full-fledged FireWire MIDI studio!
The Hercules 16/12 FireWire Computer Recording System is a plug-and-play solution for PCs and Macs that gives you the deep features and performance you need for all-out professional music production. The rugged, rackmountable chassis houses pro-level 24-bit, 96kHz A/D and 24-bit, 192kHz D/A converters and 16 independent inputs plus 12 independent outputs including optical and coaxial S/PDIF I/O. 2 high-quality preamps provide switchable 48V phantom power via Neutrik combo jacks. The Hercules 16/12 has 4 MIDI connectors give you up to 32 channels of I/O and accommodate a master MIDI keyboard and "guest" controller simultaneously. 32 front-panel LEDs indicate the status of all I/Os. Word clock I/O enables perfect, noise-free syncing of digital gear and the unit's hardware-based monitoring is latency-free. The audio engine is upgradable and programmable and drivers are included for Mac OS X, Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP. Ready to use out of the box with a complete audio software bundle, the 16/12 Recording System is compatible with all popular software such as Logic Audio, Cubase, Sonar, etc.
- Hot plug capability - no need to shut down computer
- Pro-level 24-bit, 96kHz A/D and 24-bit, 192kHz D/A converters
- 16 independent inputs plus 12 independent outputs including optical and coaxial S/PDIF I/O
- 2 high-quality preamps with switchable 48V phantom power via Neutrik combo jacks
- 4 MIDI connectors give you up to 32 channels of I/O
- Accommodates a master MIDI keyboard and "guest" controller simultaneously
- 32 front-panel LEDs indicate the status of all I/Os
- 2 independent stereo S/PDIF inputs and outputs in optical and coaxial formats to transfer data to and from DAT, MiniDisc players, or any devices with S/PDIF I/O
- Stereo headphone out with volume control is extremely convenient for mobile use and rapid monitoring
- Wordclock I/O enables perfect, noise-free syncing of digital gear
- Hardware-based monitoring is latency-free
- Audio engine is upgradable and programmable
- Drivers are included for Mac OS X, Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
- Includes audio software bundle
16/12 FW Computer Recording System
- Supports multiple sampling rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96kHz
A/D converters: 24-Bit/96kHz, 105 dB
D/A converters: 24-Bit/192kHz, 114 dB
12 analog balanced or unbalanced jacks (2 Neutrik combo (XLR/TRS) connectors)
4 digital inputs (stereo optical and stereo coaxial)
Tailored input levels (Mic 1& 2, Instrument 1 & 2, Line -10 dBV/+4dBu) for direct recording of most audio sources without an external mixer
8 analog balanced or unbalanced jacks
4 digital outputs (stereo optical and stereo coaxial) support surround sound mixing
2 stereo digital outputs for transferring files to DATor a MiniDisk.
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It's hard to beat the hercules 1612 in the "bang for the buck" category. It's clean sounding, easy to use and 12 analog inputs can go a long way. I use it with a laptop and Cuebase SX to record the bands I mix live using the direct outs on an Allen & Heath GL2200 board. It's created an additional revinue stream for me, and a service for the the local bands I run sound for. The live monitoring features on this unit are weak and the headphone output is way too low for effective use in a live situation. Other than that, it works great.
A Great firewire interface for the money, all those analog ins, and outs. This thing works great, wish the hercules mixer had some more features. BUY IT!!
It's a Great interface for the money, firewire with 16 ins and 12 outs for $299, I have been using it for a while, once you get used to it , it has great functions, the only problem I have is with the interface software from Hercules could be a little better. I use it with Garage Band and Cubase.
I'm producind a Death Metal band with it for two months now and the only thing I lack is more than two zero latency outputs. Good performance and sound.