Zoom has introduced the TAC-2 Thunderbolt Audio Interface.
A spokesperson told us, "In today's world, speed is everything. The blazingly fast Zoom TAC-2 interface uses the latest Thunderbolt technology for ultra-low latency and the ultimate in high-quality audio, up to 24-bit/192kHz. Lightweight and portable, yet rugged enough for the road, the TAC-2 is also easy to use, with a single large rotary knob controlling all parameters. Whether using it in your home studio or on the road, you can rely on your TAC-2 to deliver pristine audio."
• 2-in/2-out high speed Thunderbolt™ audio interface
• Support for recording and playback up to 24-bit/192kHz
• Ultra-low latency audio streaming
• Two combo balanced XLR/TRS input connectors
• +48V phantom power for each input
• Hi-Z input jack allows direct connection of electric guitar or bass
• Two balanced TRS output jacks for connection to amplifiers or self-powered speakers
• Dedicated headphone jack with independent level control
• 7-position LED metering for input, output and headphone volume
• High-performance Burr Brown mic preamps with up to +60dB of amplification
• 4x upsampling during A/D and D/A conversion for reduced noise and enhanced fidelity
• Asynchronous transfer system unaffected by computer jitter
• Simple user interface--all operations controlled by a single rotary knob
• Bus powered--no AC power required
• Rugged yet compact and lightweight
• Works with all Thunderbolt-equipped Macintosh computers running OS X 10.8.5 or later
Pricing and Availability:
$499 (street price $399)
I guess I've been trying to recreate a Korg Electribe all this time..