Yamaha UW500 USB Audio/MIDI Interface with Software (Windows)

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Host Connection: USB (A type-B USB port located on the UW500 rear panel) Audio

Audio
Capability: One stereo- or mono-line recording (*1), One stereo- or mono-line Playback
(*1), The input line is selectable by the Input selector switch *Simultaneous recording and playback are possible (full duplex).

ADA Conversions: 20-bit analog-to-digital conversion, 20-bit digital-to-analog conversion

Sampling Frequencies: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz (selectable)

Audio Inputs: Adjustable (by 2 separate Input Gain switches and 2 separate Input Volume knobs on the front panel) analog input x 2 (1/4 in. standard TS phone jacks), Digital (optical)

Audio Outputs: Digital output (optical), Headphone output (1/4" standard TRS phone jack)

Front Audio Controls: Input Gain switch x 2, Input Volume switch x 2, Input Selector switch (Analog Mono, Analog Stereo, Digital, Track Down)

Rear Audio Inputs and Outputs: Line level inputs x 2 (RCA-pin jacks), Line level auxiliary inputs x 2 (RCA-pin jacks), Line level outputs x 2 (RCA-pin jacks)

MIDI
Interface Capability: Maximum: Maximum 32-channel inputs and 96-channel outputs

Rear MIDI and Connections: IN (DIN5P) - 16 channels, OUT (DIN5P) - 16 channels, TO TG serial port (9-pin serial)* - 16-channel inputs and 80-channel outputs *Offers direct connection to the TO HOST port on an external tone generator.

Power Supply: PA-3B AC Adapter

Power Consumption: 10 W

Rear Power Input: DC IN (connected to the PA-3B power adapter)

Dimensions (W x D x H): 200 x 158 x 47 mm

Weight: 800 g

System Requirements: Host Computer: Pentium 166 MHz or faster CPU, 32 MB or more physical memory (RAM), USB port, Windows 98 or ME

S-YXG50
Voice Data: AWM2 Custom technology

Wavetable Data Size: 2MB (using highly-optimized compression technology)

Multi-Timbrality: 16 parts

Polyphony: 128-note max (can be scaled by the user)

Voice Set: 76 melody voices (fully programmable), 42 SFX voices (fully programmable), 21 drum kits/SFX kits (fully programmable)

Sample Rates: 44.1/22.05/11.025 kHz

Synth Modes: XG/GM/TG300B
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 714-522-9011
(65 ratings)
Submitted September 28, 2005 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Yamaha products"
Have a nice DS2416 + AX44 combo since introduction. Bought UW500 for my laptop (and I'm very happy). Can someone offer me anything (in it's class, naturally) to beat these or even come close? Please note that these are using 20bit converters (yes, it's Sep. 2005)! I've already done 200+ mainstream music (mastering) projects in Iran with these beasts...
Sound
Very good sounding D/A converter, excellent drive on (pro) headphones. A/D converters could be better.
Features
Wish it didn't recognize SCMS, no coaxial I/O. Anyway, who cares about these issues in the pro world?
Quality
Oh... It's MADE IN JAPAN not China.
Manufacturer Support
As always.
The Wow Factor
UW500 is built to last. Very practical tool for location/stage recording with a laptop.
Musical Background:
Recording Engineer
Musical Style:
Ethnic, World Music
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