Portable interface lets your record anywhere!
The independent spirit is alive and well among today's musicians. Instead of paying top dollar for studio time, many bands prefer to "do it themselves" with a computer-based digital recording rig. Today's powerful laptop computers make mobile recording easy. Produce scratch demos out on the road, capture the spontaneous energy of a live performance, or lay down pro-quality tracks for your next CD in the comfort of your rehearsal space. If you've already got a laptop, a digital audio interface is all you need to get started. M-Audio's MobilePre USB is specially designed to help you make music on your own terms, wherever and whenever the mood strikes.
Simple USB operation
This computer audio interface uses a single USB cable for plug and play operation on Mac and Windows computers. Forget about installing internal hardware or confusing software drivers; you don't need them. Just attach the USB cable to the MobilePre and your laptop, and you're ready to rock. The interface is even powered through the USB bus, so there's no bulky AC adapter to trip over. You'll be ready to gather samples out in the field or record impromptu jam-sessions in seconds. Capture high-quality audio right on the spot, then mix and edit it later at your convenience. The possibilities are endless.
You can record anything using the two independent input channels. Each channel features an XLR jack for microphone input, plus a 1/4-inch jack for high-impedance…
instruments or line-level input sources. The gain knobs let you dial-in a solid level, with signal LEDs to let you know the channel is active and clip LED's to let you know when you're pushing too hard. Switchable phantom power is available to accommodate studio-quality condenser microphones. Plug a mic in to channel 1 and a guitar into channel 2, and the singer/songwriter is ready to preserve those quick bits of inspiration before they slip away. Run a stereo keyboard into both channels to flesh out the idea and inject a little texture. Add a drum machine, some backing vocals, and maybe a little more cowbell, and pretty soon you've got a fully developed song. The MobilePre USB works with any multitrack recording software, so hook it up to your Pro Tools, Cubase, or Logic setup and layer as many tracks as your laptop can handle. If you prefer to record everything at the same time, a stereo miniplug lets you connect a stereo microphone. Get a good live mix, and the stereo mic will pick up everything, just as your ears are hearing it.
Zero latency monitoring
You can monitor your recordings in real time with the stereo headphone output. The independent level control helps get the perfect listening volume, letting the singer hear the rhythm section as he lays down the vocal track, for example. The speedy USB connection offers zero-latency monitoring, so there's none of the annoying echo heard on other input interfaces. Once all the tracks are recorded, two unbalanced 1/4-inch jacks let you connect studio reference monitors for playback and mixing. Blend your music to perfection, and prepare a two-track stereo master for distribution on CD or MP3 across the web. However you choose to make your music, M-Audio's MobilePre USB has the portability, versatility, and pro-quality sound to put all the creative control in your hands.