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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.

FEATURES
  • Hot plug capability - no need to shut down computer
  • Rackmountable
  • 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
  • Compatible with all popular software such as Logic Audio, Cubase, Sonar, etc.
SPECIFICATIONS
  • 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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5.0

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5.0

Great interface for the money

By MacMan-cv4o1

from Pittsburgh

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.

 
5.0

Great Value For The Price

By B Walker

from Reno Nevada

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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.

 
5.0

Almost everything

By Sculptor

from Tomar, Santarem, Portugal

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.

 
5.0

Great interface for the money

By MacMan-4CjCU

from Pittsburgh

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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!!

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