Mark of the Unicorn Audio 2408mkII 24-bit Audio Product Details
No other system comes close to providing the 2408mkII's remarkable combination of high-end features and raw number of simultaneous inputs and outputs. You no longer need to dream about systems that cost thousands of dollars - or agonize over systems that don't really give you what you want. The 2408mkII gives you everything you need to make professional 24-bit, multitrack audio recordings-with no compromises or "gotchas". And it also gives you many high-end features that, until now, would have cost you thousands.
You can connect up to three 2408mkII I/O units to your computer for a total of 72 input and output connections. Think about the possibilities: you could connect 9 ADATs and 9 DA-88s to your computer, along with 24 channels of analog I/O, and simultaneously record and play as many tracks of audio as your computer allows.
Of course, most of us don't have 9 ADATs and 9 DA-88s. But it sure is nice to know that your system can grow to 24 analog inputs and outputs, along with at least several ADATs and/or Tascam DA88s connected as well. The point is this: the 2408mkII system is ready to expand when you are. And it can more than cover your needs when the time comes. Each input on the 2408mkII can adjusted to accept -10 or +4 inputs via a hardware jumper. This allows you to configure your 2408mkII for optimal level matching before the signal gets into your computer.
The 2408mkII provides S/PDIF digital I/O so that you can exchange digital audio with a wide variety of other devices via this industry standard format. But the 2408mkII takes S/PDIF one step further than most other systems by providing an extra S/PDIF stereo output of the main mix. You can use this extra stereo digital output for whatever you want. For example, you can leave it connected to a DAT machine so that at any time you can record a stereo mix of the project you are working on - without having to swap cables with another S/PDIF device that may be connected integration of other high end 'control surface cum audio workstation.
Features and Benefits:
^^ Expandable to 72 active inputs/outputs -Use as many as host software & computer allow.
^^ Drivers - 24 simultaneous inputs/outputs (ASIO/Wave drivers).
^^ 100% compatible with all host-based effects processing in today’s popular audio programs.
^^ 24-bit analog converters - Provides 24-bit recording "right out of the box".
^^ 24-bit internal data path - Allows 24-bit recording via 24-bit hardware (mixer, preamp, FX processor, or other device) connected digitally.
^^ Adjustable buffers and an exclusive Cue Mix feature - Provides the lowest host-based latency available with any software.
^^ Includes Audio Deck full-featured sample-accurate workstation software with recording, editing, mixing, real-time 32-bit effects processing & sample-accurate sync.
^^ Provides word clock, ADAT Sync and Digital Timepiece Control Track sync for Tascam - Achieves sample-accurate digital transfers between digital tape decks and the computer.
^^ Provides stand-alone format conversion - transfer any format to any other, up to 24 channels at a time.
^^ 8 analog inputs/outputs with 24-bit converters on balanced/unbalanced 1/4" TRS jacks
^^ 24 channels of ADAT optical input/output.
^^ 24 channels of TDIF (Tascam digital) input/output.
^^ Stereo S/PDIF in/out (with an extra stereo out).
^^ 8 analog inputs/outputs with 24-bit converters on balanced/unbalanced 1/4" TRS connectors
^^ 105dB S/N ratio (A-weighted)
^^ 24 channels of ADAT optical input/output
^^ 24 channels of TDIF (Tascam digital) input/output
^^ 2 channels of S/PDIF in and 4 channels out
^^ 16, 20 and 24-bit recording at 44.1 or 48 kHz
^^ ADAT sync input
^^ Word clock in and out
^^ Digital Timepiece Control track input
^^ Includes cross-platform PCI-324 card