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MOTU Audio Express MIDI Bundle

USB 2.0 Audio Interface With Headphones, Keyboard And Cables

MOTU Audio Express MIDI Bundle

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Product Description for the MOTU Audio Express MIDI Bundle

Product Description For  MOTU Audio Express With Tascam TH-02, Nektar Impact GX49 And  6ft MIDI Cable

Package Includes :

1 x  MOTU Audio Express

1 x  Tascam TH-02

1 x  Nektar Impact GX49

1 x  6ft MIDI Cable

MOTU Audio Express

Thanks to MOTU's Hybrid interface technology, the Audio Express connects to any current Mac or PC via FireWire or high-speed USB 2.0. Connect your mic, guitar, keyboard, and digital input, and you are ready to make pro-quality recordings in your personal studio. It lets you quickly glance the levels of your mic, guitar, keyboard, and a S/PDIF device, right from the front panel. Each instrument has its own volume control. Route inputs directly to any output pair, each with its own unique mix: main outs, line outs, S/PDIF out, and phones.

Simplicity by design

Connect your powered speakers. Plug in your instruments. Adjust their volumes with the front panel knobs. Double-click to install the drivers. What could be easier? The Audio Express is designed to be simple to use, so you can focus on your music and performance.

Studio-grade sound

The Audio Express delivers MOTU's renowned, award-winning audio interface technology to your personal studio with the pristine audio quality, advanced engineering, and rock-solid performance that MOTU interfaces are known for worldwide.

Mixing

You can use the Audio Express 8-bus digital mixer on stage for live performance, in your personal studio without a computer, or together with your host audio software as a low-latency monitor mixer. It gives you immediate, hands-on control of your mix using the front-panel knobs and status LEDs. To adjust the volume of an input, just turn its knob. The Audio Express lets you control mix volume independently from the input's trim level, so you never have to sacrifice sound quality for a balanced mix.

A separate mix for each output pair

The Audio Express mixer takes signals from its six inputs and mixes them to an output pair, such as the main outs. You control the volume of each input. Better yet, you can adjust input volumes differently for each output pair. In other words, each output pair can have its own unique mix. For example, you might create a balanced mix going to your PA via the main outs, but bring up the guitar for the mix going to your stage monitors via the line outs, so you can easily monitor your guitar sound. You get a separate mix for main outs, line outs, S/PDIF digital out, and phones.

As a live mixer

Because immediate volume adjustments are always within reach, the Audio Express serves as the perfect compact, portable live mixer, with or without a computer. Even without a computer, the Audio Express gives you complete control over all four mix busses with direct access to volume, mute and solo for each input.

As a studio mixer

Back in your personal studio, you can, of course, use the Audio Express to connect your mic, guitar, and other inputs to your computer. Sometimes, however, you just want to play your instruments without the computer. The Audio Express continues to serve as your studio mixer, even when your PC or Mac is turned off.

As a monitor mixer

When recording into your computer, host audio software can sometimes introduce a slight delay (latency) in what you hear as you track. You can use the Audio Express mixer, instead of monitoring through the software, to completely eliminate this delay.

On-screen mixing with CueMix app

CueMix FX gives you comprehensive graphic control over your mix and other settings in the Audio Express. CueMix FX can be operated side by side with any host audio software for Mac or Windows, and it can be controlled from the Mackie Control Universal Pro automated worksurface.

Hybrid Firewire/USB 2.0 connectivity

FireWire has long been recognized as a reliable, high-performance connectivity standard for professional audio interfaces. Meanwhile, high-speed USB 2.0 has also developed into a widely adopted standard for connecting audio devices to personal computers.

To fully support both formats, the Audio Express hybrid audio interface is equipped with a FireWire jack (400 Mb/sec) and a high-speed USB 2.0 jack (480 Mb/sec). This gives you maximum flexibility and compatibility when connecting to today's ever-expanding universe of Mac and Windows computers.

If your computer doesn't have FireWire, you can use USB. If it has both, then the choice is yours and may depend mostly on other peripherals you have.

Mic/guitar inputs

The Audio Express combo mic/guitar inputs are equipped with pristine, transparent preamps and offer individually adjustable 48V phantom power and -20dB pad. The 1/4" guitar jack provides high-impedance load characteristics suitable for passive and active pickups alike. For even more authentic feel and response when using virtual guitar amp and cabinet plug-ins, use a ZBox guitar impedance adapter.

Digitally controlled analog trim

The Audio Express's analog trim circuits deliver clean sound, combined with the precision of digital control. Trim is adjusted at the input, before the mixer, so it applies to all mixes. Mix levels are controlled separately from trim, so you never sacrifice sound quality for a balanced mix.

MIDI I/O

The Audio Express provides MIDI input and output featuring sample-accurate timing with supporting software. Connect a MIDI keyboard, sound module, or control surface, and you are ready to go. The FireWire or USB connection to the computer carries both MIDI and audio so you don't need to connect an additional USB cable for MIDI.

Footswitch

Connect any standard momentary footswitch to trigger hands-free punch-ins during recording, or map the footswitch to any keystrokes you wish in your host audio software.

SMPTE time code sync

You can resolve the Audio Express directly to SMPTE time code without a dedicated synchronizer via any analog input. The Audio Express provides a DSP-driven phase-lock engine with sophisticated filtering that provides fast lockup times and sub-frame accuracy. This technology represents the very latest in extremely high-performance, yet cost-effective digital audio clocking. DDS also allows the Audio Express to maintain an extremely stable clock while resolved to incoming clock sources that have substantially more jitter than the Audio Express itself.

SMPTE Console software

The included MOTU SMPTE Console software (for Mac OS X and Windows) provides a complete set of tools to generate SMPTE for striping, regenerating, or slaving other devices to the computer. Like CueMix FX, the synchronization features are cross-platform and compatible with all audio sequencer software that supports the ASIO2 sample-accurate sync protocol.

Expansion

Add another Audio Express (or other MOTU audio interface) as your needs grow via a standard Firewire or USB 2.0 hub. The Audio Express provides driver-level support for resolving multiple interfaces with each other so that their audio streams never drift apart over time during recording or playback.


AudioDesk

The Audio Express includes AudioDesk, the workstation software for Mac OS X, which provides advanced recording, editing, mixing, processing, and mastering. AudioDesk delivers the power of modern digital audio workstation technology in an easy-to-use, inspiring multitrack recording experience. Together, AudioDesk and the Audio Express are a complete, professional recording studio for your computer desktop.

Tascam TH-02

The black TH-02 Studio Headphones from Tascam are designed to deliver studio-quality audio for a wide variety of studio and music listening applications.

These closed-back headphones feature powerful, 50mm drivers that are set at 32 ohm impedance. This design aims to deliver a balanced, accurate response whether you're cutting tracks in the studio, or listening to music on your mobile device.

Engineered for comfort as well as sound quality, the TH-02 headphones feature padded headband and ear pads. Built with easy transport and storage in mind as well, the TH-02 headphones feature a collapsible, foldable design.

Nektar Impact GX49

Nektar products are synonymous with DAW integration and the Impact GX49 & GX61 are no exception.

The compact design is comfortable in front of a computer and delivers powerful functionality not even found on more comprehensive controllers. When inspiration strikes, the Impact GX 49 & 61 delivers the control needed to capture ideas while they are fresh. Compact. Powerful. Control.

IMPACT GX CONTROLLER KEYBOARD

The Impact GX49 and GX61 are dynamic and expressive instruments, tailored to composition & performance with your computer music system. The no-fuss interface is a great entry into the world of Nektar controllers.

Featuring a 49-note (4 octave) or 61-note (5 octave) keyboard, pitch-bend wheel, modulation wheel and foot switch socket. Two multi-colored octave buttons enable shifting the keyboard range up or down -3/+4 octaves with the LED colors changing to show the exact status, Impact GX are well equipped to deliver a great workflow.

Dedicated transpose buttons allow you to shift the keyboard range up to +/- 12 semi tones. The buttons can quickly be re-purposed to change the Global MIDI Channel or send Program messages. Additionally an assignable potentiometer provides control over any MIDI parameter, by default controls mixer volume.

Nektar DAW Integration for many of the most commonly used DAWs makes it easy to get going, and a pleasure to use. With Impact GX49 your controller keyboard is part of your system, giving you the creative freedom to compose, perform and play, without having to reach for your mouse constantly.

TRANSPORT - EXTENDED!

Eight buttons intended for DAW control, are at the center of the Impact GX. Essential tasks like  transport activation or navigating tracks are highly repetitive and reaching for the mouse every time, can kill any seed of inspiration. Used with Nektar DAW integration, the 8 buttons extend functionality to include control over transport and a host of other important DAW functions, right from Impact GX.

The buttons can also be assigned to MIDI messages for use with any MIDI software that's not supported by Nektar DAW Integration. A primary and a secondary message can be programmed for each of 7 buttons, delivering 14 programmable options total.

NEKTAR DAW INTEGRATION -TICKING ALL THE RIGHT BOXES

Nektar DAW integration is carefully crafted to give the best experience with your Nektar hardware. It delivers the freedom to create, instead of having to reach for the mouse constantly  when you are in the middle of capturing an idea.With Nektar DAW integration, the hard work is done, so you don't have to. Once installation is complete, Impact GX offers an extended feature set, normally unavailable on a compact controller.

Transport control with ability to goto and set locators, track navigation, volume control, launching windows and patch navigation is all available right from Impact GX.  Check out the function overview chart below and see how the Impact GX ticks all the right boxes.

MIDI CONTROL & SETUP FUNCTIONS

Impact GX is a MIDI controller as well as a DAW controller. If you use MIDI software that's not supported by Nektar DAW Integration, a host of options are available for you to set up MIDI control yourself.

Each of the 14 assignable MIDI buttons, the modulation wheel, foot switch and of course the big control knob, can be assigned to send out MIDI cc messages. The assignable buttons (14) can in addition be configured to send out Program message or MMC transport control. MMC (MIDI Machine Control) is often supported by DAWs that don't allow for advanced integration, so with this option Impact GX covers all the bases.

The Setup menu also enables Program messages, Bank LSB/MSB to be sent out on the fly as well as settings for selecting one of the 4 velocity curves, setting the Global MIDI Channel and assigning the transpose buttons.

CONNECTIVITY & APPLE iOS

As a low powered USB device, Impact GX works with all USB devices that feature a Class compliant MIDI driver. That includes all version of Windows from XP and higher, Apple OS X 10.5 and higher plus Linux (as long as a USB MIDI driver package is installed).

And if you are often on the move you can easily hook your Impact GX keyboard to an Apple iPad using the iPad’s optional USB camera connection kit (optional). Of course the Impact GX is powered by the iPad so you can work away for as long as your iPad remains charged.

BITWIG 8-TRACK INCLUDED

Bitwig 8-Track in included with every Impact GX so you can start producing, performing, and designing sounds like a pro from day one. Bitwig 8-Track gives you access to over 50 software instruments and effects for use on up to 8 audio or MIDI project tracks, and you can use any 3rd party VST plug-ins you might own too if you like. The ‘Bitwig Essentials Package’, a highly versatile handpicked selection of loops, clips, and samples, is also included to help you get started. So put all that together and you have a powerful sketchpad for your musical ideas featuring the acclaimed workflow of Bitwig Studio.

Nektar DAW Integration supports Bitwig 8-Track so using Nektar Impact GX and Bitwig 8-Track together is a fantastic combination. If you are just starting out you will find it’s the perfect way to take your first steps in the world of digital music creation. And if you’re already familiar with using computer software then you’ll be amazed at what this combination has to offer!

6ft MIDI Cable

Pig Hog Midi cables feature heavy duty molded 5 pin connectors with built in strain relief, with an extra-thick, tough PVC sleeve that is built to last. Our special wire is designed to maintan signal integrity without compromise, and to avoid kinks and tangles.

The Pig Hog Solutions line features an expanding selection of adapter and cables designed to solve common interfacing problems in the studio and on stage. Pig Hog is designed by musicians, for musicians. Our goal is to provide the highest quality performance with outstanding value. Your cables need to perform reliably night after night, without costing you an arm or a leg! That's why we back up our quality with a Limited Lifetime Warranty, so you can be sure your Pig Hog cables will be an integral part of your rig for years to come.

Features

MOTU Audio Express

  • Chassis dimensions, excluding rack ears and front and back panel knobs and connectors: 9.5" x 7" x 1.75" (24.13cm x 17.78cm x 4.45cm)
  • Knobs and connectors extend up to 0.5" (1.27cm) from front and back panels, adding 1" (2.54cm) to depth
  • With rack ears attached, fits one half of a standard 19" (48.26cm) rack at 1U high6-input, 6-output audio interface for Mac and Windows
  • 6 x 8 physical input/output channels: all channels are available simultaneously and operate independently
  • Hybrid FireWire/USB 2.0 connectivity so you can connect to your Mac or PC via either bus-powered Firewire or hi-speed USB2
  • 8-bus digital mixer routes and mixes all 6 inputs to any output pair
  • 4 separate mixes: each output pair (main outs, line outs, S/PDIF out, and phones) can have a completely different mix of all six inputs, with or without computer tracks
  • Two mic/guitar combo jacks provide hi-Z 1/4" guitar input or XLR mic input with phantom power, 20dB pad, Precision Digital Trim, and plenty of gain
  • Stereo analog inputs on line-level, balanced TRS 1/4" jacks make it great for keyboards or other line level-input signals
  • Stereo main outs on balanced TRS 1/4" jacks let you connect directly to powered speakers (or other line-level analog destination)
  • Stereo 24-bit/96kHz S/PDIF digital in/out
  • Stereo headphone output on 1/4" jack with independent volume control
  • Support for standard sample rates up to 96kHz
  • Precision Digital Trim: digitally controlled analog trim on all inputs provides adjustments in approximately 1dB increments which allows you to fine-tune the balance of your inputs and then save/recall trim configurations
  • Front-panel mixing and control: each input has its own dedicated volume knob and you can control multiple mixes with clear feedback from front-panel LEDs and metering
  • CueMix FX cross-platform mixing software: attractive on-screen graphic mixing with an instrument tuner and audio analysis tools including realtime FFT display, spectrogram "waterfall" display, oscilloscope, X-Y plot, and linear or polar phase analysis
  • Stand-alone operation: just plug in the included power adapter and you are ready to go, with or without a computer and if you need to tweak the mix, just turn the front-panel knobs
  • Front-panel volume control of main outs and headphone jack
  • Expandable: add additional interfaces for more I/O as your needs grow
  • Time code support directly resolves to (or generates) time code via any 1/4" input or output, without the need for an extra synchronizer
  • Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS): a DSP-driven phase lock engine and internal clock source that produces imperceptibly low jitter characteristics (below the noise floor), even when the Audio Express is resolved to an external clock source via SMPTE time code
  • Sample-accurate MIDI: connect a MIDI controller and/or sound module with no separate interface needed (MIDI I/O is sample-accurate with supporting software)
  • Footswitch input: connect a standard foot pedal switch (sold separately) for hands-free punch-in and punch-out while recording or map the pedal to any keystroke function in your host software
  • DC-coupled TRS outputs means it can be used with Volta (sold separately) to manipulate and sequence voltage-controlled modular synthesizers from a host DAW
  • Plug-and-play operation with your Mac or PC via FireWire or USB2: compatible with all current and recent generation Macs and PCs
  • Includes native 32- and 64-bit drivers for Mac OS X and Windows 7/Vista, including ASIO, WDM, Wave, Core Audio, and Core MIDI
  • Supports all popular Mac and Windows audio software
  • 100% compatible with all host-based effects processing in today's popular audio programs
  • Includes AudioDesk full-featured sample-accurate workstation software for the Mac with recording, editing, mixing, real-time 32-bit effects processing, and sample-accurate sync
  • Bus-powered FireWire operation
  • No need for external power when operating as a FireWire interface connected to a computer
  • A power supply is included for stand-alone operation

Tascam TH-02

  • Closed-Back Design
  • Designed for Balanced Response
  • 50mm Drivers
  • 32 Ohm Impedance
  • Collapsible Folding Mechanism
  • Padded Headband and Ear Pads
  • Comes with 1/4" Adapter

Nektar Impact GX49

Keyboard

  • 49-or 61 note full-sized velocity sensitive keyboard
  • 4 velocity curves + 3 fixed

Controls

  • Octave up/down buttons with LED indicators
  • Transpose up/down buttons with LED indicators (assignable to send Global MIDI  Channel or Program)
  • 7 x Transport buttons with secondary level for 14 MIDI controls.
  • Pitch bend wheel
  • Modulation wheel (MIDI assignable )
  • Potentiometer / control knob (MIDI assignable)
  • Power on/off switch (back)

Connections

  • 1/4” TS jack foot switch input (MIDI Assignable)
  • USB port on rear panel, and USB bus powered
  • Connects to iPad via Apple Camera  Connection Kit (not supplied)

System Requirements

  • USB Class compliant, no driver is needed for:
  • Apple iOS, Apple OSX, Windows XP, or higher, Linux (MIDI driver software required)
  • Nektar DAW Integration
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or higher, Windows Vista, 7 & 8 or higher

Weight & Dimensions

Impact  GX49:

  • Dimensions : 31 5/8"(L) x 7 3/4"(D) 2 3/4 "(H)
  • Weight : 4.8 Lbs

Impact GX61:

  • Dimensions : 38"(L) x 7 3/4"(D) 2 3/4"(H)
  • Weight : 6 Lbs

6ft MIDI Cable

  • Heavy Duty Molded 5 pin Midi connectors
  • Built in Strain Relief
  • Tough PVC sleeve
  • 15ft length (other lengths available)
SKU MOT-AUDIOEXPRESS-BUN2
Brand MOTU
Weight 12.0000
Dimensions (WxHxD) No

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