updated 09:25 pm EST, Tue November 30, 2004
M-Audio debuts Ozonic
M-Audio today released , its new integrated FireWire audio/MIDI production and performance tool that "turns a computer and standard music software into a complete compact studio." Ozonic includes audio and MIDI interfaces with a full-featured MIDI controller. It features a 37-note, velocity-sensitive, synth-action keyboard with three zones and assignable aftertouch. The device offers 40 assignable MIDI controllers, a 4 x 4 24-bit/96kHz analog audio interface, and XLR mic as well as instrument and stereo TRS line-in inputs. Ozonic also features direct hardware monitoring with level control and software mixing allows flexible routing of any input pair to any output pair. It will be available in December for $600.
"The Ozonic is the evolution of M-Audio's Ozone—the product that defined a new hybrid breed of audio/MIDI interface/controller combo," says Adam Castillo, marketing director at M-Audio. "The Ozonic ups the ante with FireWire connectivity, significantly enhanced audio I/O, a great keyboard and more controllers. It transforms a laptop and your favorite software into a formidable mobile production studio."
The Ozonic is FireWire bus-powered for mobile operation or can optionally be powered via a 12V DC adapter. Registered owners can download a free copy of the Enigma editor/librarian for managing and storing unlimited setups.