NAMM 2007: Native Instruments introduce Audio 8 DJ equipment

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Native Instruments has unveiled their Audio 8 DJ audio interface that’s been designed for the professional DJ to use with the Traktor 8 DJing software, though it will also work with other DJ software.

Powered from the USB bus, it features an 8-in/8-out audio configuration, and two studio-grade phono preamps.

It features a professional 96 kHz, 24 Bit audio interface, and ultra high quality Cirrus Logic™ AD/DA converters. Comes with 4 stereo inputs (RCA), 2 optional phono preamps with high impedance input mode, 1 alternative microphone input with input gain contro, 4 hi-gain stereo outputs (RCA), and a headphone output with visual level control. There’s also MIDI in and out for connecting synths and other MIDIable gear.

Highly important when you’re playing with any computer audio is timing, so these feature a low latency ASIO / CORE Audio / DirectSound driver.

The slim, aluminium-clad unit comes with a full version of Traktor 3LE. It works with any PowerPC or Intel-based Mac or PC with suitably fast processor.

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Andy Merrett