updated 02:50 pm EDT, Fri October 7, 2005
M-Audio debuts ProjectMix
Avid's M-Audio division today announced combination motorized control surface and multi-channel audio interface. The FireWire-based device is designed to simplify system configuration and streamline production by "integrating everything needed to give project studios many of the workflow advantages of pro studios." It features integration of total tactile control, 18 x 14 audio I/O and professional preamps to most major software applications. The unit boots into dedicated modes for Pro Tools, Ableton Live 5, Logic, Digital Performer, Cubase and SONAR. In addition to supporting DAWs, the company says that ProjectMix I/O is the only universal integrated control surface that allows users to record directly into industry-standard Pro Tools sessions in Pro Tools M-Powered. In addition to supporting Mackie Control, Logic Control and HUI protocols, the unit is compatible with WDM, ASIO 2, Core Audio and GSIF 2. It will be available later this month for $1,300.