M-Audio AIR 192|4 USB Audio Interface

With one mic preamp channel plus a guitar/instrument input, the M-Audio AIR 192|4 makes a great budget-friendly desktop audio interface for solo performers.

The perfect choice for solo performers who want studio-quality recordings! With M-Audio's AIR 192|4, you can create flawless 24-bit/192kHz studio-quality recordings with an intuitive and easy-to-use audio interface. Boasting an elegant pro-grade metal chassis with a large central volume knob, the AIR 192|4 features M-Audio's exclusive Crystal low-noise pre-amp and pristine A/D converters that deliver the highest audio performance in its class.

The AIR 192|4 enables you to record up to 2 channels at once with its dedicated XLR+1/4" balanced combo input, and an all-new 1/4" instrument input that has a specially-designed gain and impedance stage to provide the most accurate representation of a guitar or bass plugged directly into the interface. The AIR 192|4 connects to your Mac or PC via a standard USB or USB-C port using one of the two included cables. This premium Hi-Speed USB connection combined with the USB/Direct balance knob delivers zero-latency monitoring of your inputs, making the recording process easier than ever.

The AIR 192|4's overall combination of professional audio performance, easy-to-use features and included AIR Series software bundle make it the obvious choice for solo performers, with the highest resolution, and the most forward-looking audio interface on the market of anything even near this price point.

Included software to match your style

The AIR 192|4 comes complete with a software package that has everything to read more get you started making professional recordings right out of the box. With 2 powerful DAWs to suit your production needs, AIR 192|4 includes Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition, and Ableton Live Lite. Pro Tools is the industry standard for recording software, and M-Audio teamed up with Avid to craft a version of this terrific collection specifically tailored to our hardware. This amazing audio and MIDI recording software helps inspire any artist, musician or singer-songwriter to create, record and share all their ideas across the world at any time. Ableton Live Lite is one of the most popular performance and production programs available in the world. A powerful music creation tool, Ableton Live Lite enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit musical ideas in a fluid audio/MIDI environment.

M-Audio also added an entire Effects Plugin, Virtual Instruments and Loop package to cater to all your production needs. Whether you need a guitar tone, reverb, or delay, M-Audio has your effects needs covered with Eleven Lite, 20 effect plugins and AIR's Creative FX Collection. With the included AIR Virtual Instrument plugins, you'll have a virtual drum machine, synth, strings, percussion, organ and piano plugins to add world-class-sounding instruments to your songs with ease.

Crystal Preamps, Pristine A/D Converters and Premium Components

M-Audio engineers designed the Crystal Preamps to provide engineers, producers and musicians with a transparent, low-noise preamp that guarantees the best sound from your microphones and captures your performance exactly the way you intended. The AIR 192|4 incorporates pristine A/D converters to provide 24-bit resolution digital audio for explosive dynamic range that captures every nuance and subtlety of your performance. When combined with the class-leading sample rates of up to 192kHz, you can be sure your recordings are completely clear and true to the performance. With layout and component choices that were carefully crafted by their engineering team in America, M-Audio made sure you're getting the best sound available.

Features:

- 24-bit/192kHz resolution for professional recording and monitoring
- Hi-Speed USB circuitry gives you the fastest connection, with a class-leading round trip latency of only 2.59ms (Round trip latency is dependent on buffer settings, and computer hardware)
- Transparent Crystal preamp and ultra-pristine A/D converters for unsurpassed audio recording quality
- VU LED meters for dialing in the perfect level
- XLR+1/4" TRS combo input with dedicated signal circuit and (1) 1/4" instrument input with dedicated signal circuit for the most accurate sound available
- Stereo 1/4" outs; 1/4" headphone out with independent level control
- Rugged metal chassis; large central control for easy volume adjustment
- USB/Direct knob for balancing between the input signal and the computer signal
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- Included software:
- Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition
- Ableton Live Lite
- Eleven Lite
- Avid Effects Collection
- AIR Music Tech Creative FX Collection
- AIR Music Tech Xpand!2
- AIR Music Tech Mini Grand
- AIR Music Tech Vacuum
- AIR Music Tech BOOM
- 2GB of Touch Loops Content
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 8 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MII AIR1924

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 401-658-5765

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 10 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted September 9, 2021 by a customer from gmail.com
"Nothing special. And noisy."
Overall: 4 out of 10 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I was using the little iRig before I got this to upgrade, because the iRig was shorting out after about 2 years of heavy use. Well I should have just got the iRig HD because this thing literally doesn’t do anything. I’d be better off plugging straight into the Mac, there would be less noise. And if you aren’t using monitors, and running headphones from the computer, you only will be using one of the knobs. It’s big and hallow and clunky and the giant knob is just for looks. All it does is control the monitor volume. It feels like if it were dropped, something would break loose on the inside. If this thing was much smaller and not trying so hard to look cool or whatever the designer was thinking, I might give it one more star, but it has an audible crackle that can’t be EQed out. Would not recommend.

Sound
I was using the little iRig before I got this to upgrade, because the iRig was shorting out after about 2 years of heavy use. Well I should have just got the iRig HD because this thing literally doesn’t do anything. I’d be better off plugging straight into the Mac, there would be less noise. And if you aren’t using monitors, and running headphones from the computer, you only will be using one of the knobs. It’s big and hallow and clunky and the giant knob is just for looks. All it does is control the monitor volume. It feels like if it were dropped, something would break loose on the inside. If this thing was much smaller and not trying so hard to look cool read more or whatever the designer was thinking, I might give it one more star, but it has an audible crackle that can’t be EQed out. Wnd the input level goes from lowest green bar to in the red around 8 or 9. There’s no middle ground. Would not recommend.

Features
Nothing Special.

Ease of Use
Impossible

Quality
Nope.

Value
Hell no I wouldn’t pay $25 for it.

Manufacturer Support
N/A

The Wow Factor
Zero appeal

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