iCON Pro Audio has released its new Duo44 Live portable/desktop recording interface, intended for podcasting, home recording, live streaming applications and more.
The Duo44 Live is a four-input/four-output USB recording interface allowing full duplex simultaneous recording and playback. There are dual mic/instrument preamps accessed via front-panel combi connectors alongside potentiometers to control the input level of each of the associated analog microphone/instrument inputs, while the rear panel also includes MIDI I/O on standard five-pin DIN connectors.
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A master level potentiometer is available on the front panel, while the topside-sited monitor knob allows for direct monitoring when turned clockwise and “computer” monitoring (complete with effects while recording by using low-latency ASIO monitoring) when turned anticlockwise. The unit sports D/A-A/D convertors delivering 114 dB dynamic range and provides 24-bit/192 kHz conversions.
The Duo44 Live is equipped with a +5 VDC power supply connector, enabling external power to be supplied when working with a USB-connected iPad, for example, so no need, necessarily, to work with a computer-hosted digital audio workstation. Beyond that, iCON Pro Audio’s (Windows-only) proprietary ProDriver 4 software lets users redirect audio from any source on their computer and also hosts VST or DirectX plug-ins without a DAW.
iCON Pro Audio’s Duo44 Live is available at $169.99.