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Ten great reasons to make STUDI/O a part of your studio

STUDI/O has the broadest software support of any ADAT interface card

STUDI/O's drivers are fast, reliable and support virtually every operating system and major digital audio standard.

PC

Mac

  • Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME
  • NT 4.0, Windows 2000
  • ASIO2, EASI, GSIF and wave audio standards simultaneously
  • Integrated support for BeOS 5.x 
  • OSS driver for Linux available
  • MacOS 8.x, 9.x
  • Any ASIO2-compatible application
  • Integrated driver for Logic Audio Platinum

STUDI/O's DSP-based interface is more flexible

STUDI/O is built around the Motorola DSP56301 DSP, which handles data manipulation chores so the host computer is free to do more useful things like real-time plug-ins.

The same STUDI/O hardware works on both the Mac and PC platform

DSP hardware and software make big-endian and little-endian issues irrelevant, and plug-and-play drivers assure a quick and painless installation.  There are no chips to change or jumpers to configure.

STUDI/O's status display ensures reliable audio data transfers

The Windows drivers proactively monitor all data movement activities and flag transfer errors with the exclusive STUDI/O tray monitor.  The smart hardware on STUDI/O can 

Dedicated stereo analog monitor has many uses

STUDI/O includes an 18-bit stereo analog monitor output.  This output can directly drive headphones, or can be used for quick analog mastering, or live, real-time monitoring of any of STUDI/O's inputs or outputs, or...

STUDI/O has true peak-hold metering for all inputs and outputs

STUDI/O's DSP computes true peak-hold meters for all 16 inputs, 16 outputs and for the on-board stereo mixer outs.  In Windows, these meters can be displayed on-screen alongside your audio workstation software, or (a Sonorus exclusive), simplified versions of the meters can be placed in the system tray.

STUDI/O's dedicated on-board mixer: better than zero latency

Ordinary sound cards and ADAT interfaces need to jump through software hoops to provide low-latency input monitoring.  With STUDI/O's on-board 32-channel mixer, you can monitor any combination of inputs and outputs through the analog monitor output.  And because this happens completely on the card, the analog output is available instantaneously regardless of the buffer sizes the software is using.  And oh yeah, you can route the mixer output to one or two pairs of digital inputs if you like.

Lock to wild SPDIF devices with the hardware sample rate converter

No other ADAT interface card has a hardware sample rate converter for transparently synchronizing to any (and we mean any) valid SPDIF data stream regardless of the clock settings of the system.  No need to slave your studio to that one piece of gear that won't take an external clock.  Bring 44.1 kHz CD audio into your 48 kHz project without even having to think about it.  Even output stereo SPDIF at two different sample rates simultaneously.

Plug in up to four cards and max out with 64 inputs and 64 outputs

STUDI/O is scalable to 64 channels - just add cards.  That's 128 inputs and outputs in just four PCI slots.  Can't get higher density anywhere else.  Say you're out of interrupts?  Well, multiple STUDI/O cards prefer to share the same interrupt.  An internal ribbon cable connection keeps all STUDI/O cards in precise lockstep.

The best support - phone, email, web - direct from the manufacturer

Since 1997, STUDI/O has been designed, manufactured and supported by us at Sonorus in New York, USA.  This web site is loaded with information to help you get the most from STUDI/O and support is just a call or an email away.  We're here to help you make the most of all of our products.


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