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Yamaha i88X mLAN based Audio and MIDI interface

2 mic and 6 line inputs. 24 bit/96 kHz. ADAT Light Pipe and SPDIF I/O allows for 18 simulataneous inputs and outputs. (34) Read 9 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Yamaha i88x mLAN

There's no more important part of the signal chain of your studio than your mic preamps. So when you invest in new audio i/o for your computer studio, put your money where your mouth is.

The i88X is an mLAN based Audio and MIDI interface which features 2 mic and 6 line inputs that deliver a pristine audio signal to the unit's precision 24 bit/96 kHz A/D converters. Built-in ADAT Light Pipe compatibility and SPDIF I/O allows for 18 simulataneous inputs and outputs. Because the i88X is mLAN compatible, with the i88X you get the added benefits of integration with over 40 mLAN licensee company products.

The first two of the i88X's input channels feature extremely high-performance head amplifiers with insert points. These head amplifiers were designed by the same engineers who developed our DM2000 and 02R96 consoles and are the result of years of feedback from world-class engineers and producers. They deliver transparent performance that rivals - and in many cases exceeds - that of the most expensive component microphone preamplifiers.

So don't trust your music to companies that just recently got into the audio business, or software companies that dabble in hardware. The Yamaha mic pre amps on our digital mixers have been used on countless hit records in the last 15 years. And now that same audio quality is available in a single rack space computer I/O for your home studio. So put your money where your mouth is and get an i88X.

Features

Two DM2000 Quality Mic Preamps with Inserts

2 Mic/Line inputs plus 6 Line inputs

24bit/96kHz Audio Interface

Balanced Inputs and Outputs

ADAT I/O supporting 96kHz

18 simultaneous channels

OS9/OSX/XP Drivers support

Portable 1 Unit Rack

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If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 714-522-9011
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4.5 out of 5 (34 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Outstanding value"
Sound: Converters are excellent. The Pres are fantastic. Feature: Direct monitoring for only 2 channels at a time. Inputs 1 and 2 have inserts. Very straight forward on the Asio side but only supports WDM for playback. Quality: The build quality is superior. Value: Hey, for this price you just can't beat it. They originally sold for $1200 and I would consider it at that price. Manufacturer Support: The Canadian Yamaha is almost impossible to reach ever. Yamaha in the US however, are very promp with any answers to your questions. The Wow Factor: Nothing fancy about it. Nothin' ugly about it either. Overall: I know people are very reluctant to purchase M-Lan products because of it's past, but I've owned the I88X for 4 months now and I've never had a problem with performance. This is an excellent piece of gear and I would highly recommending it.
Style of Music: Alternative
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"Works great for me using Core Audio on a Mac"
Sound: My first sound card...bought it based on reviews, and now, having heard other firewire interfaces, I think I bought the right one. Sound is clear with great conversion on both ends. Feature: came with some cool AU and VST plug-ins, but the features on the unit itself could use a few enhancements, like better metering, and more flexible monitoring! With my simple monitoring setup, I was disappointed that I needed to buy a separate monitor control system. The main outs on the unit are controlled by the same volume control as the single headphone out. There should be separate controls for each. Ease of Use: I guess things were worse in the past, and also worse when using multiple mLan devices. This is the only piece of mLan gear that I have, and I had it up and running in minutes with both my old Power Mac and my new MacBook Pro. Yes, I have heard that yamaha kinda dropped the ball on support, but due to my simple setup (simply using it as an A/D/A device and preamp) I never had to reach too far to make it work. Quality: I am happy with the quality. It looks and feels solid. Doesn't have a cheesy or cheap feel/look at all. Value: Come on, at $399? You gotta be kidding me. I bought this thing when it was $750 and feel like it was a good deal. Comparing it with the presonus firepod, the Yamaha mops the floor with it. Manufacturer Support: Again, I never needed any support, just a driver download from the website, which was painless. My rating of 2, however, is due to the fact that Yamaha is not creating universal binary versions of their plug-in suite that came with the i88x. Bummer. The Wow Factor: I need more lights...like metering lights! Overall: Great device, just get that metering and monitoring together, and I'll bump that rating to a 10!
Style of Music: Jazz, Pop
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