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TC Electronic Konnekt Live FireWire Audio Interface

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Product Description

The interface for live performance
To call Konnekt Live an intriguing interface for live performers is merely scratching the surface. Whereas most audio interfaces in the live laptop performance scene are designed for recording purposes TC Electronic’s interface raises the bar and offers clear-cut playback advantages to live laptop performers.

Imagine a master compressor, a Finalizer that puts you in full control of your output. Add to that Konnekt Live’s extensive output routing that enhances the audio passing through via its optimized analog output section. Bundled with Ableton Live software and a suite of built-in DSP effects, you won’t find a more versatile interface for your live performance.

Typically, real-time, high quality output processing puts heavy demands on your CPU. Not so with Konnekt Live. Since all DSP processing takes place inside Konnekt Live, all you have to worry about is being creative – your computer is left with plenty of headroom for other tasks.

Konnekt Live – studio quality output, road-sturdy control and unsurpassed DSP effects for the digital artist.

Studio Quality Sound
At its most basic, the sound quality of Konnekt Live takes your performance to the next level. Whether you run pre-recorded tracks, effects, plug-ins or live inputs through it, Konnekt Live easily outperforms other audio interfaces, compact mixers or budget rack units on the scene. You can think of this interface as a high quality yet compact mixer that integrates perfectly with balanced or unbalanced systems, big PA rigs and active speaker systems alike.

DSP Effects Inside
Konnekt Live houses a suite of advanced effects, including DSP, under its hood that were designed with your toughest performance requirements in mind. The effects quality so far only known from recording studios is now within reach for your live setup.

Fabrik C Live
3-band master compressor built on latest dynamics processing algorithms – the perfect Finalizer for any venue. Its unique MINT (Meta Intuitive Navigation Technology) user interface allows you to respond intuitively to what you hear, taking the bore right out of tweaking tons of parameters and settings.

Fabrik R Live
Choose between 9 classic reverb algorithms for breathtaking effects and vocal reverb on loops, pre-recorded tracks, live vocals, instruments or keyboards.

ResFilter
Lo-cut/hi-cut filter that offers you ultra fat filtering effects. Throw in resonance, 6, 12 and 24 dB slopes for even more stunning sounds. Its inter-communication-bus facilitates controlling and tweaking multiple plug-ins and parameters from one plug-in, cross-fading between two plug-ins etc.

Sturdy design
Its road-ready casing is designed for the rigors of live performing and life on the road. It fits right under your laptop and its heavy rubber frame serves as a solid grip on tilted or slippery surfaces allowing this baby to take a serious amount of gravitational punishment before it gives in to the laws of physics.

Versatility
If you crave that old school touch, stay tuned: Konnekt Live comes with a turntable cable and an onboard RIAA plug-in. The selection of RIAA filters gives you studio quality vinyl ripping to mix in with your own music or mash-ups. Konnekt Live’s MIDI I/O allows you to plug an external MIDI controller right into the loop without a USB MIDI interface. Assign the front panel light ring as a MIDI controller for tweaking optional parameters if you like to loop in a more tangible grip of things.

Main Features
Extensive output routing

Fabrik C Live on outputs for optimal control of output signal

Fabrik R Live – 9 studio quality reverb algorithms

Balanced/unbalanced output switch

ResFilter plug-in – Lo-cut/hi-cut filter for ultra fat filtering effects

Ableton Live TC Electronic Edition included

Sturdy design, made for the road

Turntable cable included (RCA and grounding -> XLR)

RIAA plug-in for selection of different RIAA filters

Assignable light ring for MIDI control

Ableton Live Lite 6 TC Electronic Edition included

zZounds is an authorized dealer of TC Electronic products.
Digital Inputs and Outputs
Connector (S/PDIF): RCA Phono, 75 Ohm
Formats (S/PDIF and TosLink) *1): S/PDIF (24 bit), IEC 958, Pro-status bits
Connector (ADAT or TosLink) *2:) Optical Pipe
Format (ADAT) *3): 8-ch. @ 48 kHz, 4-ch. SMUX @ 96 kHz
Firewire: IEEE 1394a, S400, IEC 61883
Digital IO Engine: TC DICE II, handling all IO formats

Clock and Jitter
Internal/External sample rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4kHz and 192 kHz / 43 to 193 kHz, jitter rejection at all rates
Jitter rejection engine: JET technology in TC DICE II
Jitter rejection filter: <-3 dB @ 10 Hz, < -100 dB @ 600 Hz
DIO interface jitter: < 1 ns peak, BW: 700 Hz to 100 kHz
AD/DA conversion jitter: < 42 ps RMS, BW: 100 Hz to 40 kHz
Digital output phase: (stand alone and across network) < 0.5 % of sample period
Input slip sample tolerance: (all DIs) +50 % to -50 % of sample period
Processing delay DIO @ 96/48 kHz: 5/0.3 ms
Frequency response DIO: DC to 23.9 kHz ± 0.01 dB @ 48 kHz

Line Inputs Ch. 1,2,3,4 *4
Connectors: 1/4 inch Phone Jack (balanced) Ground sensing design. Balanced/Unbalanced digital output switch *6
Impedance, Bal/Unbal: 20 kOhm/25 kOhm
Full scale input level @ 0 dBFS: +13 dBu
THD+N: < -100 dB (0.001%) @ 1 kHz, -1 dBFS
SNR: >111 dB(A), >108 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Freq. response: +0/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Crosstalk: < -100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz M

ADC
A to D Conversion: 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream
A to D Delay: 0.68 ms / 0.63 ms @ 44.1 kHz / 48 kHz

Mic. Inputs Ch. 1,2
Connectors Neutrik Combo (XLR)
Sensitivity full range pad on/off: -10/+10 dBu <> -52/ -32 dBu
Total preamp gain: 62 dB
Impedance, pad on/off: 2000/1300 ohm
NF @ Rg = 150 ohm, Max.: Gain < 4 dB
EIN @ Rg = 150 ohm, Max. Gain: < -127 dBu
THD+N, min. gain: < -100 dB (0.001%) @ 1 kHz, -1 dBFS
SNR, min. gain: >109 dB(A), >106 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Inst. Inputs Ch. 1,2
Connectors: Neutrik combo (1/4 inch phone jack)
Sensitivity range: -25 dBu <> +17 dBu
Total preamp gain: 42 dB
Impedance: 1 Mohm
THD+N, min. gain: < -100 dB (0.001%) @ 1 kHz, -1 dBFS
SNR, min. gain: >107 dB(A), >104 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Crosstalk: < -100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Monitor/Line Outputs Ch. 1,2,3,4 *5
Connectors: 1/4 inch phone jack. Ground sensing design.
Impedance: 100 Ohm
Level range (Ch. 1,2): -40 dBu <> +12 dBu (analog gain scale)
Fixed full scale range(Ch. 3,4): +12 dBu
THD+N: < -94 dB (0.002%) @ 1 kHz, -1 dBFS
SNR: >111 dB(A), >108 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Freq. response: +0/-0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Crosstalk: < -100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

DAC
D to A Conversion: 24 bit, 128 x oversampling bitstream
D to A Delay: 0.70 ms / 0.65 ms @ 44.1 kHz / 48 kHz

Headphones Output (Ch. 1/2)
Connectors: 2 x 1/4 inch Phone Jack (Stereo)
Impedance: 80 Ohm
Gain level range: -80 dBu <> +16 dBu @ 300 ohms(analog gain scale)
THD+N: < -94 dB (0.002%) @ 1 kHz, -1 dBFS
SNR: >103 dB(A), > 100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Freq. response: +0/-0.1 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Crosstalk: < -100 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Power @ 40 ohm load: 200mW
Power @ 600 ohm load: 93mW

EMC
Complies With: EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2, FCC part 15, Class B, CISPR 22, Class B

Safety
Certified to: IEC 60065, EN 60065, UL6500 and CSA E60065 CSA FILE #LR108093

Environment
Operating temperature: 32° F to 122° F (0° C to 50° C)
Storage temperature: -22° F to 167° F (-30° C to 70° C)
Humidity: Max. 90 % non-condensing

Control Interface
MIDI: In/Out: 5 Pin DIN
Firewire (DAW): IEEE 1394a, IEC 61883

General
Dimensions (WxHxD): 9.5 x 1.75 x 9 in. (241.5 x 44 x 226 mm)
Weight: 3.3 lb. (1.5 kg)
Finish: Acrylic front panel. Plated and coated steel back plate. Anodized aluminum cover.
PPM meter (Ch. 1,2): 3 LED's pr. channel
Power Supply (Included): 12V DC, Adapter for 90 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto select)
Firewire bus powered: 8 to 30 VDC
Power consumption: <14 W
Warranty parts and labor: 1 year

Notes for Konnekt8
*1) S/PDIF only
*2) Not available
*3) Not available
*4) Line 1+2 recordable + AUX 1+2
*5) Two outputs only

Notes for Konnekt Live
*6) Konnekt Live only

Minimum System Requirements
Mac OS:
PowerPC (1 GHz or higher) or Intel CPU
256 MB RAM
FireWire (IEEE 1394) port
OS X 10.4 – For more information about OS X Panther
10.3 compability, please refer to TC Support

Windows:
Pentium 4, 1.6 GHz or faster
256 MB RAM
FireWire (IEEE 1394) port
Windows XP

NOTE: We recommend running Konnekts on a dedicated Firewire bus. If you computer has one or more Firewire connections on the chassis they will typically run on the same Firewire bus. You may connect the Konnekt to one of these. If you intend to run more Firewire devices simultaneously, such as e.g. an external hard drive, we recommend running this device on a separate bus.This would typically be on an installed Firewire PCI card. Note that such a Firewire PCI card typically has 3 ports but these also operate on a single bus.

Software installation
We recommend installing the software before connecting the Konnekt.

Refer to the Konnekt Installation Guide supplied in the package and on the Konnekt CD.

If you are familiar with software installation procedures in general you may simply insert the accompanying CD-ROM in your computer’s CD drive and follow the instructions.

TC Near control panel
If Konnekt drivers are installed correctly you are able to open the TCNear control panel.

On Windows computers:
Press: Start/Programs/TC Electronic/TC Near The TC Near can also be accessed via the Windows Control panel.

On Mac computers:
/Applications/TC Near You may also start the application from System Preferences.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 519-745-1158
Customer Reviews
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"OK, THE NEW DRIVER IS OUT AND IT WORKS ON MAC! YEAHHHH!!!!"
Sound: SOUNDS SUPERB, COMPRESSION IS SUPER TIGHT AND RUBBERY, EXCELLENT TRI-BAND DESIGN. Feature: IT DOES EVERYTHING, SHORT OF GOING TO THE BATHROOM FOR YOU. YOU CAN RECORD, PRODUCE, AND PLAY LIVE WITH THIS THING, AND THE EQ, COMPRESSION, AND REVERB ARE GREATSKI. THE NEW DRIVER WAS RELEASED YESTERDAY, NOW EVERYTHING IS ROCK SOLID (AT LEAST UP TILL NOW,I HAVEN'T HAD A SINGLE DROP-OUT!) THIS IS NOW THE MOST AMAZING THING OUT THERE. NOW IT'S READY FOR MAC. Ease of Use: DOWNLOAD THE NEW DRIVER FROM THE TC WEBSITE, AND INSTALL IT, AND IT WILL TAKE CARE OF THE REST. THANKS TC FOR SUCH AN AMAZING PRODUCT. YEARS OF COMPRESSOR, AND REVERB TECHNOLOGY WENT INTO THIS THING. THE SOUND IS CLEAN AS A DIAMOND. EXCELLENT INTERNAL CLOCKS. THOSE DANES! Quality: STILL DON'T LIKE THE PLASTIC XLR & 1/4" SOCKETS AND KNOBS, REALLY LOW END HERE, BUT ONCE IT'S HOOKED UP, I NEVER TOUCH THE THING, AND IT SEEMS UNBREAKABLE, SO HEY! Value: I KNOW I PID FOR THE TECHNOLOGY AND SOFTWARE, NOT SO MUCH THE HARDWARE ON THIS ONE. TACKY PLUG SOCKETS, KNOBS. Manufacturer Support: ALWAYS REPLY WITHIN 3 DAYS OF REPORTED PROBLEMS. The Wow Factor: PRACTICAL USES ARE TEN-FOLD. NO MIXING BOARD, EQ, COMPRESSOR, DE-ESSER,REVERB NEEDED. STILL USE MY OWN MIC PRE, BUT THIS THING SOUNDS CRYSTAL CLEAN, AND IS VERY INTUITIVE FOR ALL THINGS, I LIKE THE TRI-BAND COMPRESSION THE MOST. I WILL USE IT IN EVERY TRACK I RECORD, AND THEN AGAIN ON THE MASTER OUTS SO THAT THE CLUBS REALLY PUMP. IT IS A TIGHT UNIT! Overall: THE TECHNOLOGY IS WORTH THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS, THE UNIT IS A BIT CHEESY LOOKING THOUGH, NO RACK-MOUNT EARS.
Style of Music: PSYTRANCE
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TC Konnekt Live FireWire Customer Review
Ease of Use: Drivers are horrible. I'm on the mac and it's just unusable, with glitches and crashes. The reverb and compressor features aren't worth a dime if it can't output audio reliably. Also some very poor design characteristics. For one the phones is not a discrete output seperate from the mains. This is very frustrating for anyone who uses both headphones and monitors (don't most pro's...) Also some features like the tuner are poorly implemented, apparently it will only work if you have something plugged into the front jacks, instead of having things neatly connected in the back. Same goes for the mic pre's, front jacks only, rather messy design. It's 1/2 rack space in size, but it's not rackmountable, which is stupid. How hard could it really be to make a rack rail option. These guys are ignorant when it comes to portable "live" setups, the whole point of a rack is to be able to leave everything hooked up and easily transportable.
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