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Echo Layla3G 8-Channel PCI Audio Interface

The Echo Layla3G brings Echo's flagship PCI audio interface into even greater hights with increased fidelity and construction. (51) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Echo Layla3G is the third generation of Echo's flagship PCI-based multitrack digital recorder. The original Layla premiered seven years ago to critical acclaim, including a TEC award nomination. Since then Echo has been perfecting the art of making high quality recording products at affordable prices. Now you can get all of the features of the Echo Layla24 for a new low price, but with better converters and dual mic preamps.

Echo Layla3G is the perfect center for any professional studio. It has 2 universal inputs with mic preamps, 6 balanced analog inputs, 8 balanced analog outputs, and a stereo headphone output. ADAT lightpipe, optical and coaxial S/PDIF, and MIDI are included as well. Echo Layla3G comes with a 15 ft. cable and PCI card that connects to the audio interface. Echo Layla3G is compatible with PCI-X (3.3 or 5 volt) motherboards and Power Mac G5 computers, as well as older systems.

Features

- S/PDIF I/O (coax & optical) at 24-bit/96kHz
- ADAT optical digital I/O
- MIDI I/O
- Stereo headphone output with volume knob
- Sync via word, S/PDIF, ADAT, or MTC
- Supports full duplex 16 channel in, 16 channel out operation
- Rack-mountable single space breakout box
- Heavy-duty aluminum case
- 15 ft. cable to connect to PC
- AD & D/A converters in external breakout box
- 56-bit / 100mHz DSP for digital mixing
- Near zero latency hardware monitoring

2 auto-sensing universal inputs (mic/guitar/line):
-- Meters, trim knobs, phantom power, & channel inserts

6 balanced 1/4 in. analog inputs:
-- 113dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
-- +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels

8 balanced 1/4 in. analog outputs:
-- 114dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
-- +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels

PCI bus mastering interface:
-- Bus powered
-- Works with PCI-X (3.3/5 volt) & Power Mac G5

Software Features

Software console for monitoring, metering, and setting levels

Low-latency drivers support all major pro audio software:
-- Low latency ASIO 2.0
-- GSIF 2.0 (Gigastudio 3 w/ low latency MIDI)
-- WDM kernel streaming mode
-- CoreAudio & CoreMIDI

Surround sound support:
-- 5.1 & 7.1 output w/ delay management
-- AC3, DTS, & WMA9 output over S/PDIF
- SuperChannel resource sharing: split I/O between multiple applications
- PureWave mode for bit-accurate digital I/O

Free Audio Software Included

Tracktion is a revolutionary, easy-to-use music production application that contains everything most people will ever need to professionally record and mix music on a Mac or PC - without all the hassles and limitations of other audio software. Layla3G comes bundled with Tracktion version 2.2.

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Analog Input

-- 2 Neutrik Universal connectors for balanced TRS or XLR

-- 6 Balanced TRS connectors

-- Accepts unbalanced signals

-- Frequency response: 10Hz-20kHz

-- Dynamic range: 113dB A-weighted

-- THD+n: <0.002% A-weighted

-- Nominal input level: +4dBu or -10dBV (software configurable)

-- 48V phantom power on XLR inputs

Analog Output

-- 8 balanced TRS connectors

-- Frequency response: 10Hz-20kHz

-- Dynamic range: 114dB A-weighted

-- THD+n: <0.002% A-weighted

-- Nominal output level: +4dBu or -10dBV (software configurable)

General Converter Specs

-- 128x oversampling converters

-- 24 bit data resolution maintained throughout signal path

-- Multiple standard sampling rates supported: 8k, 11.025k, 16k, 22.05k, 32, 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k

-- Variable sample rate feature lets you select any sample rate between 25kHz - 100kHz

S/PDIF Digital Input/Output

-- Up to 24 bit resolution

-- Optical-TOSLINK-lightpipe connector

-- Coaxial connector

-- Consumer/professional switch

-- Sample rates from 32kHz - 96kHz supported

ADAT Digital Input/Output

-- 8 channel 24 bit input/output over TOSLINK connection

-- 44.1kHz and 48kHz sample rates supported

MIDI

-- MIDI input

-- MIDI output

Digital Sync

-- Word Clock in/out

-- S/PDIF or ADAT in/out

-- Can sync to MTC (MIDI Time Code)

Headphone Output

-- High quality 1/4 in. headphone jack

-- Volume control on front panel

General

On-board 56-bit / 100 MHz Motorola DSP: digital mixing, near zero latency hardware monitoring

Dimensions

-- 14 1/2 in. (w) x 5 1/2 in. (d) x 1 1/2 in. (h)

-- Fits in a single rack mount space

-- Includes rack mounting brackets

Host Interface

-- Bus mastering PCI host interface

-- Provides power to breakout box

-- 3.3V and 5V compatible

-- Works with PCI-X & Power Mac G5

System Requirements
Mac System Requirements

-- Mac OS X (10.2 or later)

-- G4 or better processor (Power Mac G5 compatible)

-- 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)

PC System requirements:

-- Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista

-- Genuine Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon CPU

-- Motherboard with Intel, AMD, Via, or NVIDIA chipset

-- 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)
Echo Warranty ´╗┐Echo offers a one year parts and labor warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 805-684-4593
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (51 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
Echo Layla3G Interface Customer Review
Sound: Rock solid unit, clean clear converters, and pretty good preamps. Feature: Piles of features, has most of what you need. Everything provides works well. Quality: My only gripe is the preamp and headphone knobs which are below par... very plasticky and shoddy feel to them. Otherwise, everyhting else is solid and very pleasing aesthetically. Value: Great value... works well for me. Manufacturer Support: Drivers work well and are rock solid. However, they should have released new ones long time ago to help with improving latency to the levels which are achievable with this card. The Wow Factor: Very well.
Style of Music: contemporary - various styles
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This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. Echo Layla3G Interface Customer Review
Sound: very clean sound, good pre amps Feature: comes with everything you need if your just starting out or have been in computer recording for years. Even comes with a free copy of trackation which although i dont use it was a nice extra. The unit is also pci card powered so no need for an external power supply. Quality: only problem like everyone else has said in these reviews is the front pre amp and headphone pots feel tacky and weak compaired to the rest of the unit. Value: very good value for money. Manufacturer Support: havent had to use the customer help line yet and i hope i never have to. Driver updates are very good.
Style of Music: anything
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