EMAGIC AUDIOWERK 8
Category: Products / pc hardware / pci multi i/o
Added: 04-Jan-99 | Author: admin
New price: £ 449 | S/H price: ??
EMAGIC AUDIOWERK 8It's out in the shops now and........IT LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER WICKED PRODUCT...!!!
This card only works at present with Logic family products, & also the hard disk audio software that comes bundled with the card, called 'VMR' ( Virtual Multitrack Recorder)......
The "Audiowerks 8" has got Stereo analog inputs.....8 seperate audio analog outputs, + S/PDIF I/O....and all for £ 499 !!!....Amazing....!!
The card actually uses ADAT A.D.A converters, so the quality should be A-OK......... When I talked to the UK distributors (Sound Technology in Letchworth), they told me that believe it or not, they are soon to release an ADAT optical interface daughterboard, which clips to the "Audiowerks" card, so you can transfer both ways between PC & ADAT....Excellent huh ?!!....This only goes to make the card even more appealing, if 8 seperate outs & S/PDIF for 500 quid isn't enuff for you !!!
Apparently, Emagic dealers will probably be doing some bundle deals with the card & "Logic Audio" or "Logic Audio Discovery" softwares for an even better joint price.....I think we're talking about £ 750 - 800 ish for the whole package....Logic Audio is priced a bit higher than some other softwares, so once this product ships, and the deals start flying, this is going to be hot for Emagic........
"Logic Audio Discovery " is a slightly cut down version of the new V2.5 "Logic Audio"..... In fact, I think it's basically the older V2 with the older "Digital Engine" DSP Software......But you can be assured that it will cover your needs....so watch out for that software & card bundle for an even cheaper price !!
Ok....that's pretty much it....I'm going to try and get us a VIP demo copy to try in the "real-world" at the studio.....We'll keep you posted !!
In the meantime, I expect that there are a few coders out there frantically trying to crack some drivers for this card for their own software.... cos at this price, it has to be a total winner for Emagic, and they will want to get in on the act........ Alternatively, this may induce other software houses to get their own 8 out cards sorted pretty damn quick....!
(UPDATE: The Audiowerk-8 now has drivers included with later VST versions.)
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