New TC Electronic Audio Interface

TC Electronic introduce the Impact Twin      11/12/09

New TC Electronic Audio Interface

TC Electronic tell us that Impact Twin is a brand new, state of the art audio interface that features ground-breaking technology to ensure that what's being recorded sounds as good on the inside of a computer as it does on the outside. Here's all the details from their press release...
Impact Twin offers a pristine recording path thanks to its two mic pre's that feature TC Electronic's acclaimed Impact IIIâ„¢ Technology. They each feature three stages: a high quality and very flexible Mic Amp, superior 192kHz/24bit HD Conversion, plus a set of recording Channel Tools, each carefully brought together to offer the ultimate in recording quality.
The Impact III Mic Amp has been designed from the ground up to maximize the signal recorded into a DAW and makes the best of any microphone: from the finest vintage tube mics to the most demanding low-budget condensers. With two Impact III mic amps, the interface also offers maximum flexibility. Whether recording instrument, line or mic, with or without phantom power, Impact Twin works for any situation.
Impact Twin features superior 24bit/192Khz HD Conversion. Conversion rates can be selected from 44.1kHz right up to High Definition 192kHz for the ultimate in pristine audio capture, maintaining the essential transients of the original sound.
For years TC Electronic has been innovating in the world of signal processing so Impact Twin also includes essential recording Channel Tools that go even further to optimize the sound with onboard EQ, Compressor and De-esser that quickly, simply and invisibly tame and enhance those signals.
Along with the ultimate recording path TC Electronic has also included many other features including iCheck (Integrity Check). This provides a shortcut for revealing any artifacts caused by data reduction – essential when encoding mp3 or AAC files.
Other features at a glance
  • Direct Monitor Reverb A simple way to add reverb at the monitor stage so the singer can enjoy quality reverb through their headphones
  • FireWire 800 compatible Adaptor included
  • Quick compressor access and feedback Access the crucial compressor setting directly from Impact Twin's front panel – the light ring instantly shows gain reduction
  • 14/14 I/O (4 analog, 10 digital I/O) 14 ins and 14 outs give the flexibility to record and monitor just about any device
  • Hi-Z Guitar optimized inputs Ensure that guitar tone is beautifully preserved with two front-panel mounted Hi-Z guitar-optimized inputs
  • JetPLL jitter reduction Everybody talks about analog sound quality, but what about digital? With built-in JetPLL jitter reduction technology, Impact Twin ensures superb audio quality all the way though the device
  • Included plug-ins (M40 reverb, ResFilter, Assimilator) Impact Twin comes bundled with pristine TC Electronic effects. The M40 reverb is based on an algorithm from the acclaimed Reverb 4000 processor. The multi-purpose ResFilter provides an ultra-fat filter sound. The Assimilator EQ curve assimilation allows producers to quickly grab an EQ curve from any sound and apply it to their own
  • Sturdy design As well as looking good, Impact Twin can be taken anywhere, any time.
  • Guitar Tuner Maintain perfect pitch with the built-in guitar tuner
  • Ableton Live Lite 8 TC Electronic Edition included Impact Twin comes bundled with Ableton Live Lite 8 TC Electronic Edition
Pricing and Availability:
Impact Twin's list price is €375 plus tax and the unit is shipping now More information:

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