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m-audio profire lightbridge (Aug 2006)
« on: October 20, 2014, 07:44:51 PM »

Sat Jul 15, 2006
M-Audio ships ProFire Lightbridge
Another of M-Audio's many announcements is the availability of the new ProFire™ Lightbridge FireWire-to-Lightpipe audio interface. The device interfaces up to four Lightpipe devices with a PC or Mac via FireWire—perfect for integrating digital mixers and/or ADATs with most popular DAW software.

The ProFire Lightbridge interface is capable of 32 channels of Lightpipe I/O, S/PDIF I/O and two-channel analog output for a total of 34 x 36 concurrent channels at 44.1 or 48kHz sample rates. With Lightpipe running 16 channels in SMUX for 88.2 or 96kHz operation, the ProFire Lightbridge offers a total of 18 x 20 concurrent channels. Independent volume controls are provided for the ¼” balanced outputs and front panel ¼” headphone jack.

The ProFire Lightbridge can output word clock as a master, or slave to external sync on any input; MIDI I/O also accommodates MIDI Time Code and MIDI Machine Control.

The following are several common scenarios in which the ProFire Lightbridge excels:

1. The ProFire Lightbridge is designed with today’s digital mixers and workflow in mind. Users can record up to 34 tracks to computer-based DAWs simultaneously from a digital mixer. By moving the mixing and automation to an external device, the computer can focus on other CPU-intensive tasks, such as plug-ins.

For studios with separate computers for DAW and soft synths or sample players, the ProFire Lightbridge offers an affordable interface with many channels for interconnection. The ProFire Lightbridge interface’s support for different audio formats ensures maximum performance.

2. Users can easily transfer tracks between an ADAT system and a computer. The ProFire Lightbridge transfers up to 32 simultaneous channels of Lightpipe at 44.1 or 48kHz. Alternately, users can transfer up to 16 channels at 88.2 or 96kHz with a SMUX-compatible device.

3. The combination of a ProFire Lightbridge with up to four award-winning M-Audio Octane 8-channel preamps results in a compact system for recording up to 32 channels of input for live shows.

“The ProFire Lightbridge delivers the missing link between computer-based DAWs and digital mixers, preamps and ADATs,” says Adam Castillo, marketing director at M-Audio. “It makes it easy for more musicians and producers to work with a large number of tracks in the digital domain.”

The ProFire Lightbridge is expected to ship in August and carries an MSRP of $499.95 USD.

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