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TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6 Firewire Audio Interface   (Used)

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T.C. Electronic's digital, analog, and effects mastery puts it all together for you in a compact desktop FireWire interface.

Anyone familiar with the T.C. Electronics' Konnekt line of interfaces knows they offer high-quality recording features. This addition to the family, the Desktop Konnect 6, continues that trend but is in a smaller footprint size FireWire audio interface allowing you to focus more on your performance than worrying about messing with complicated technology. It gives you all the features you'll need, like an advanced Monitor control, IMPACT mic pre with excellent I/O options, and the top-notch M40 Studio Reverb to instantly record instruments and vocals into your Mac or PC.

Monitor Control

The volume control on the Konnekt 6 Interface is the knob that you'll use all the time. Therefore, it is great that it sits right where you want it: always within reach. With a volume control independent from the computer - between the computer and the active speakers - you can always turn down the volume, no matter what your computer does.

High resolution meter

The high resolution gives you precise information about levels. With clear level indication, you can always monitor the level of the input signal and know if you're near clipping. You can also choose to use the meter for mastering purposes.

Reverb for tracking

For monitoring convenience, the reverb is available as part of your monitor mix. You can control the reverb level directly from the top panel of Desktop Konnekt 6,and you can set reverb parameters using the control panel on the computer.

Direct monitor mix

Use the direct monitor knob to control the direct monitor level directly from the top panel of Desktop Konnekt 6. Together with the DIM switch and the MONO switch you have all the monitor functions you need at hand.

Scenes

With Scene select you can easily access three independent scenes or "setups". The three default presets are for Microphone and guitar, two guitars/basses, and stereo line signal.

Control panel

The control panel gives you full control over your monitor mix, including the M40 Studio Reverb.

IMPACT and I/O

When it comes to quality of the I/O section, Desktop Konnekt 6 has no compromises and matches its big brothers in the Konnekt range.

IMPACT mic pre

T.C. Electronics is renowned for its mic preamps, notably ranking among the finest mic preamps on the market. Desktop Konnekt 6 comes with a high-caliber IMPACT preamp which makes recording a vocal or instrument pure joy.

Hi-Z guitar/line inputs

Equipped with the same instrument inputs used in T.C.'s high-end guitar processors, Desktop Konnekt 6 offers studio-quality guitar recordings. These two high-impedance inputs will surely match the quality of your guitar, maintaining the tone and sound on the recording.

Headphones

The headphone output has its own powerful amplifier and a separate converter, which makes you able to assign separate mix signal independent from what you hear in your monitor speakers.

Balanced outputs

The two balanced outputs match any powered or non-powered speaker monitors.

M40 Studio Reverb

Built-in to this unit is the M40 Studio Reverb, a simple to use, great sounding reverb that is powered by AlgoFlex - a new high definition T.C. technology that enables hardware quality and predictability to be ported to native software.

Hall, Room, and Plate

M40 Studio Reverb features three main reverb algorithms. The Hall algorithm emulates a large hall with a broad and warm reverb. Room emulates a small and well-furnished room with an intimate ambience. Going back in time, the Plate reverb algorithm emulates the large metallic plates which were used to create reverbs before digital signal processing was commonplace.

Part of monitor signal path

It is available for tracking to increase the recording comfort without tying the effect to the final take, operated by the control panel and the reverb knob on the top panel of Desktop Konnekt 6.

VST and Audio Units

Beside being part of the monitor mix, the M40 Studio Reverb is also available as a natively running VST/AU plug-in, allowing you to use Konnekt 6 as part of your recording session in your PC or Mac.

Features

  • 1 analog IMPACT input
  • 1 line/inst input
  • 2 balanced analog outputs
  • 1 headphone out with individual source and level control
  • Input meter with 12 segments, 2 channels, input/pre/post setting
  • DSP mixer/router: 2/2 channels direct monitoring mixer
  • DSP Effects: Native running M40 Studio Reverb, part of the monitor mixer
  • 3 Programs/scenes
  • M40 Studio reverb native plug-in included
  • VST, AU compatible
  • FireWire connection
  • 6 DAW FireWire channels (2 X 4)

Monitor control

  • Big volume control
  • High resolution meter
  • Tracking reverb level control
  • Direct monitor control with input/DAW control
  • DIM switch for convenient speaker dimming
  • Instant scene recall
  • Separate headphone level control

IMPACT Mic preamp and I/O

  • IMPACT Mic preamp with 48v phantom power
  • Input configuration: mic + instr/instr+instr/stereo line
  • Balanced stereo outputs
  • True Hi-Z guitar inputs known from TC's high-end guitar processors
  • Headphone out with separate level control and separate source

M40 Studio Reverb powered by AlgoFlex

  • Studio sound reverb based on hardware technology
  • Hall, Room and Plate algorithms
  • Powered by AlgoFlex - a new high definition TC technology that enables hardware quality and predictability to be ported to native software
  • Part of monitor mix and included as VST/AU compatible plug-ins

Misc

  • TC NEAR compatible: works with all other Konnekt products
  • Intuitive control panel for direct monitoring control
  • FireWire 1394, bus powered
  • DICE digital interface chip with JetPLL jitter elimination technology
  • Low latency drivers for Mac and PC, WDM, ASIO, and CoreAudio
  • 24-bit/192kHz sampling rate
  • External power supply included

Get more control of your sound with this affordable, easy-to-use audio interface.

 
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TC ElectronicDesktop Konnekt 6 Firewire Audio Interface
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (7)
    • Amateur recording (5)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Sensational device

    I've been using this for about a year and a half, didn't want to post a review until I knew it well. This thing is a solid, great sounding and easy to use...Read complete review

    I've been using this for about a year and a half, didn't want to post a review until I knew it well. This thing is a solid, great sounding and easy to use interface. I've taken it to gigs, used it for our lead vocalist (to use effects processing in Logic), so needless to say, it HAD to work flawlessly throughout our concert.I can't say enough about it. A great investment

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Be Careful!

    This Firewire Audio Interface is very picky! I was able to get it working *sometimes* but mostly *not*! I even added a TI Chipset Firewire Card to my PC and continued to...Read complete review

    This Firewire Audio Interface is very picky! I was able to get it working *sometimes* but mostly *not*! I even added a TI Chipset Firewire Card to my PC and continued to have issues. The drivers that TC supplies are terrible at best..... crashing my system regularly. Maybe it's just me or my system (highly doubtful), but a simple internet search yields plenty of others having similar issues! A device this simple should NOT be this difficult to get working stabily.

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    5.0

    Simple, elegant and useful

    By alejoperez1

    from Colombia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6 Firewire Audio Interface:

      When you are building a project or home studio, or have the idea of mixing mainly in the box, and don't have the goal to make a recording studio, this interface will suit you fine. I've been using the konekt 6 for about 6 months, and have no complains. It does the job for what it has been created; You'll have a clear and friendly visual control of what you are recording or mixing. It works perfectly with Pro Tools 10HD, even though you will have to download a VST to RTA converter to use with Pro Tools, the plug-ins that comes with the interface, which are awsome, the M40 Studio Reverb is one of the greatest i've tried.

      In conclussion, this is a simple piece of equippment for a simple use in a simple studio, that works perfectly.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Get it while is there

      By Sygfryd

      from Clearwater,Fl.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Great Sound

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6 Firewire Audio Interface:

      Great sound!. Works with Linux, (libffado).

      Very useful for monitoring several sources.

      Hope products like these make it on newer designs for Thunderbolt and may be Ethernet audio.

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      4.0

      This is what you've been looking for.

      By hanshotfirst1033

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6 Firewire Audio Interface:

      I've used several different interfaces trying to find one that would do what I need, at a decent price and still sound good. This unit delivers. The built-in reverb for monitors is a brilliant feature. The mic pre inside sounds great. The added features make it a little less intuitive than most of the interfaces I've worked with. But if I can figure it out, anyone can. the most confusing part for me was the fact that the phantom power switch is actually in the software and not on the unit. Best sounding desktop unit I've ever used. You can get a decent sounding interface for a bit less...but the step up in quality and features are well worth the difference.

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      5.0

      Great Interface!

      By JO ROX

      from Akron Ohio

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Sleekattractiveeasy Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Home Studio

      Comments about TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6 Firewire Audio Interface:

      Works as advertised; no issues with firewire, just works!

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Interface - But not very durable

      By DJ Houndstooth

      from Alabama, USA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily
      • Connections Unstable

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6 Firewire Audio Interface:

      This interface was my primary form of DJ output for a while until the Firewire port broke. I am in the process of sending it in to get it fixed, as it is still under warranty. It is covered under warranty so I don't have to worry about paying for anything, so that's good. Before that port broke, it was very reliable and I would've given it a 5-star review. However, I still would recommend this interface.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pro-Sound / Amateur Friendly

      By SarahOhara

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6 Firewire Audio Interface:

        I'm just getting started in home recording, but this interface has been a champ for me. It interfaces seamlessly with Cubase 6 AI and my iMac, and the tone is clean. Built solid, it looks like it could take a beating.

        No frills, no fuss, solid performance. Love it.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Adapter FireWire to USB for non FireWire

        By georgekaye

        from West Palm Beach,Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6 Firewire Audio Interface:

          Adapter FireWire to USB will ale this compatible with all computers with out FireWire. Will slightly increase latency monitoring time but still better than all other USB only audio interfaces in this price range. You can always order new computers with FireWire added or install a FireWire card in desktops. Adapters can be bought on many websites with a search term of FireWire to USB adapter. Will work with USB 3 too. George Kaye

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          (1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Great sound and quality for a great price... unfortunately it is not the most versatile

          By Benjamin Pope

          from NE Kansas

          Comments about TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6 Firewire Audio Interface:

          This is a great sounding interface! For the price there is no comparsion if you are recording guitars. I end up playing through my computer more often than through my amp because there is literally no noise when using this! When you use this for clean guitar recording you get the sound of the guitar and not the amp.

          The only drawback is the lack of versatility. This interface would get a solid 10 rating by me if it had midi inputs and was usb rather than firewire. I actually prefer firewire over usb, but firewire is on its way out. I now face the prospect of having to buy a second audio interface in the future so that I can use it on my laptop and with an midi keyboard.

          If you don't need midi, and you have a desktop (which can easily be fitted with firewire ports) Then I strongly reccomend this interface.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Solid piece of gear!

          By Will-full

          from Middle of no where, Canadian mountians

          Comments about TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6 Firewire Audio Interface:

          Deadly
          quite versatile. I've used it doing live shows and it's my full time interface in my little home studio.
          This thing has never let me down in any way. The quality and sound are excellent, like everything from this company, but it's also small and practically laid out. Great feeling components. The lighted volume pot is very useful.
          A very worthwhile piece of gear for a good price.
          Highly recommended.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sensational device

          By Will-full

          from Middle of no where, Canadian mountians

          Comments about TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6 Firewire Audio Interface:

          I've been using this for about a year and a half, didn't want to post a review until I knew it well. This thing is a solid, great sounding and easy to use interface. I've taken it to gigs, used it for our lead vocalist (to use effects processing in Logic), so needless to say, it HAD to work flawlessly throughout our concert.I can't say enough about it. A great investment

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