24 channels of analogue
All analog I/O is supplied on standard DB-25 D-sub connectors or 12-pin Phoenix (Euroblock) connectors for studio and industrial installations alike. Similar to the 1248, 8M and 16A, the 24Ai and 24Ao are equipped with DSP-driven mixing/effects and AVB Ethernet. With all five AVB interface models, you can mix and match complementary I/O configurations and unify operation on their shared AVB audio networking platform.
Universal connectivity with expansion and networking
The new 24Ai connects to a computer through universally compatible USB 2.0, which provides more than enough bandwidth for 24 analogue channels, even for a system that includes both a 24Ai (24 analog inputs) and a 24Ao (24 analog outputs). For expanded systems, you could employ a Thunderbolt-equipped interface, such as the 16A, for 256-channel computer I/O, with the 24Ai and 24Ao units connected through AVB networking, which supports hundreds of network channels. All devices on such a network can stream audio to and from the computer, and everything can be controlled simultaneously from any computers, tablets, and smart phones connected to the network.
A shared technology platform
The 24Ai shares the same extensive feature set and technology platform as the 24Ao, 1248, 8M and 16A, including very high quality analog performance, digitally controlled analog trim on analog inputs, 32-bit DAC trim on analog outputs, 48-channel mixing modeled after large format mixing consoles, DSP effects with 32-bit floating point precision, flexible matrix-style routing and splitting, stand-alone operation, Wi-Fi control, and industry-standard AVB networking with sub-millisecond network latency.
- Superb audio quality
- 72 simultaneous audio channels
- Universal connectivity
- On-board DSP with mixing and effects
- 32-bit floating point processing
- Modeled vintage effects processing
- System expansion
- AVB audio networking
- Matrix routing and splitting
- Web app control
- Stand-alone mixing with wireless control
- ADAT digital I/O
- Comprehensive metering
- AudioDesk 4.0