Fantastic chance to Win Grace Design m108 Preamp & ADC worth $2995£2995
This month we’re giving a lucky reader the chance to win a Grace Design m108, an eight channel preamplifier and ADC that draws on the company’s 25 years of experience creating superlative pro audio hardware. The device features signature transparent preamps (described as “very impressive” by our Technical Editor in January 2017: http://sosm.ag/jan17m108), state-of-the-art A/D conversion and powerful control and interface options. It would be a stellar addition to any recording studio.
Out of the box, the m108 is ready to go as a stand-alone preamplifier. Connected to an Ethernet network, it can be controlled from your computer with a stand-alone control app, or over Wi-Fi from your iOS or Android device. You can even connect it to Avid hardware for control directly from your Pro Tools session. And with the integrated serial port, the m108 can be configured in large channel-count remote recording systems and is backwards compatible with the company’s m802 system.
Despite its advanced design, operation is simple. Push-button rotary encoders are used for navigating and operation, with a user interface that is simple and intuitive. Dedicated switches are assigned to core functions: 48V phantom power, phase reverse, channel grouping and meter peak clear. A crisp OLED screen displays all system information, including channel gain settings, metering, peak status, the onboard 10-channel mixer, and the system setup menu.
The m108 has been set up for common recording tasks such as direct recording of guitars and basses, with high-impedance inputs on channels one and two. It also features a ribbon mic mode, which disables phantom power and raises input impedance.
Sampling rates extend up to 192kHz and it features eight digital outputs over AES, ADAT or USB 2. This USB connectivity, paired with the built-in reference DAC, allows the m108 to function as a high-class audio interface, making it a great choice for an ultra-high-quality mobile laptop recording system. The onboard low-latency mixer feeds the headphone amplifier so you can mix and monitor the mic preamp channels along with a stereo mix from your workstation. Playback can be further enhanced with an optional Control Room output card, which allows you to connect directly to a stereo monitor system. And finally, the m108 can be equipped with an optional Dante module, allowing it to play along in the burgeoning world of networked audio.
To be in with a chance of winning this spectacular front end for your DAW, enter on the SOS web site by Monday 5 February, 2018.
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