M-Audio AIR 192|8 Desktop 2x4 USB Type-C Audio/MIDI Interface

BH #MAAIR1928 • MFR #AIR 192-8
M-Audio AIR 192|8 Desktop 2x4 USB Type-C Audio/MIDI Interface
Key Features
  • Musicians, Producers, and Songwriters
  • USB Type-C and Type-A Connectivity
  • Inputs: 2 Mic/Line Preamps, 2 Instrument
  • Outputs: 1 Headphone, 2 Monitor, 2 Aux
Designed for musicians, producers, and songwriters questing for studio-quality recordings and fresh sounds, the M-Audio AIR 192|8 desktop 2x4 USB Type-C audio interface provides two channels of transparent preamps and converters, easy operability, MIDI I/O, and an expansive software bundle of DAWs, virtual instruments, plug-ins, and loops.
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M-Audio AIR 192 - 8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Studio-Quality Recording for Musicians and Producers
  • 3Crystal Preamps and High-Resolution Converters
  • 4MIDI I/O
  • 5Listen without Latency
  • 6Main and Aux Outputs
  • 7Bus Powered
  • 8Premium Software Suite

Designed for musicians, producers, and songwriters questing for studio-quality recordings and fresh sounds, the M-Audio AIR 192|8 desktop 2x4 USB Type-C audio interface provides two channels of transparent preamps and converters, easy operability, MIDI I/O, and an expansive software bundle of DAWs, virtual instruments, plug-ins, and loops.

With its two XLR-1/4" combo mic/line inputs and dedicated front-panel 1/4" Hi-Z instrument inputs, the AIR 192|8 can simultaneously accommodate two mics (dynamic/condenser), two electric guitars, or one of each while offering separate meters, -10 dB pads, and gain controls for both inputs. Since the interface has mirrored stereo RCA and 1/4" TRS monitor outputs, assignable stereo RCA aux outs, and a 1/4" headphone output with its own level control and source selection, you can connect active speakers, a set of headphones, and an external DJ mixer. The built-in monitor mixer lets you listen in mono or stereo and dial in the optimal blend of zero-latency live input signal and low-latency computer playback, so you can smoothly transition from tracking to overdubbing to mixing.

Studio-Quality Recording for Musicians and Producers

With the AIR 192|8, you can create 24-bit / 192 kHz studio-quality recordings with an intuitive and easy-to-use audio interface. The AIR 192|8 enables you to record up to two channels at once with its two dedicated XLR-1/4" balanced combo mic/line inputs (+48V phantom power and -10 dB pads are switchable), and two front-panel 1/4" instrument inputs that have a specially designed gain and impedance stage to provide the most accurate representation of a guitar or bass plugged directly into the interface.

Crystal Preamps and High-Resolution Converters

M-Audio's engineers designed their Crystal preamps to provide you with a transparent low-noise preamp that guarantees the best sound from your microphones and captures your performance exactly the way you intended. The AIR 192|8 incorporates pristine A/D converters for 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution digital audio with a dynamic range that lets you capture every nuance and subtlety of the performance.

MIDI I/O

Space-saving 3.5mm MIDI I/O ports and the included 3.5mm to 5-pin MIDI adapters enable you to connect synths, sequencers, and other external MIDI gear, making the interface well suited for integrating MIDI gear with your DAW's virtual instruments and composition functions.

Listen without Latency

When recording, you want to focus on capturing that perfect moment, and getting the best performance out of your artist and talent. You don't want to be bogged down by clicks, pops, or latency. The AIR 192|8 not only features a high-speed USB connection for providing low round-trip latency (2.59 ms) between your machine and your hardware, but it also features monitor mix control for listening directly to the source inputs in mono or stereo, providing you with zero-latency technology.

Main and Aux Outputs

The AIR 192|8 sports mirrored stereo RCA and 1/4" main outputs, assignable stereo RCA aux outputs, a 1/4" headphone output, and separate level controls for the main and headphone outputs. The headphone out also has a switch to source it from output channels 1-2 or 3-4, ideal for DJ cueing or setting up a different headphone mix from the main mix.

Bus Powered

The AIR 192|8 is bus powered, so you don't have to carry around an external power supply. Connect it to your Mac or Windows computer via the supplied USB cables (one USB Type-C and one USB Type-C to Type-A). The interface is class-compliant for Macs and utilizes a downloadable driver for Windows.

Premium Software Suite

The AIR 192|8 comes complete with an expansive software package—two DAWs, 40 effect plug-ins, virtual instruments, and loops—to kickstart your musical creations.
  • Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition: Audio/MIDI recording software with unlimited busses, Elastic Time, Elastic Pitch, offline bouncing, and 1GB of free cloud storage space
  • Ableton Live Lite: Popular audio/MIDI performance and production software
  • Eleven Lite: Guitar amp simulator with modern and vintage amps and cabs
  • AIR Creative FX Collection: 20 effects including reverbs, equalizers, delays, filters, and more
  • AVID Effects Collection: 20 effects including compression, delay, reverb, and more
  • AIR Music's Instrument Collection: DB-33 tonewheel organ, Boom drum machine, Vacuum monophonic tube synth, Mini Grand acoustic piano, and Xpand!2 multitimbral workstation
  • Touch Loops 2GB Loop Library

 

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M-Audio AIR 192 - 8 Specs

Form FactorTabletop
Display2 x Multi-Segment LED Meter
Channels of I/OAnalog:
2 Inputs / 4 Outputs at 192 kHz
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps2
Input Level Adjustment2 x Knob
Solo/MuteNone
PadMic:
-10 dB (Switchable per Channel)
High-Pass FilterNone
Expansion SlotsNone
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced Mic/Line Input
2 x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Hi-Z Input (Front Panel)
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output
1 x Stereo RCA Coaxial Unbalanced Line Output
1 x Stereo RCA Coaxial Unbalanced Aux Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output (Front Panel)
Phantom Power+48 V, Selectable On/Off (Applied to All Inputs)
Digital Audio I/ONone
Host Connection / USB1 x USB Type-C (Class-Compliant USB 2.0)
USB (Non-Host)None
Sync I/ONone
Network I/ONone
MIDI I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Input (DIN 5-Pin Adapter Included)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Output (DIN 5-Pin Adapter Included)
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Memory Card SlotNone
Performance
Frequency ResponseMic, Line, Hi-Z Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB
Line Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB
Gain/Trim RangeMic Inputs:
60 dB
Hi-Z Inputs:
24 dB
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
+1.8 dBu
Line Inputs:
+20.7 dBu
Hi-Z Inputs:
+6.8 dBu
Max Output Level1/4" Line Outputs:
+13 dBu (Balanced, 1 kHz)
RCA Line/Aux Outputs:
+7 dBu
Headphone Output Power36 mW into 32 Ohms
ImpedanceHi-Z Inputs:
1 Megohm (Unbalanced)
Headphone Outputs:
32 Ohms (Balanced)
Dynamic RangeMic Inputs:
104 dB (A-Weighted)
Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
106 dB (A-Weighted)
Line/Monitor Outputs:
109 dB (A-Weighted)
Headphone Outputs:
101 dB
SNRMic Inputs:
104 dB (A-Weighted)
Line Inputs:
101 dB (A-Weighted, 1 kHz)
Hi-Z Inputs:
98 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+NMic Inputs:
0.001% (1 kHz, at -1 dBFS)
Line Inputs:
0.002% (1 kHz, at -1 dBFS)
Hi-Z Inputs:
0.001% (1 kHz, at -1 dBFS)
1/4" Monitor Outputs:
0.003% (1 kHz, at -1 dBFS)
RCA Line/Aux Outputs:
0.003% (1 kHz, at -1 dBFS)
Headphone Outputs:
0.008% (1 kHz, at -1 dBFS)
EINMic Inputs:
-126 dBu (150-Ohm Source)
Digital Audio
Sample RatesUp to 192 kHz (AD/DA Conversion)
Sample Rate ConversionNone
Bit Depths24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
Latency2.59 ms (Dependent on Buffer Size, Input to Output)
Sync SourcesInternal
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.8 or Later
Windows 7 or Later
Included SoftwarePro Tools First M-Audio Edition
Ableton Live Lite
Compatible Software (Not Included)Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software
Supported Drivers/API & Plug-InsmacOS Class-Compliant (No Driver Needed)
Windows Driver Downloadable from Manufacturer
Mobile Device CompatibilityNone
Required HardwareAvailable USB 2.0 Port or USB Type-C Port
USB Cable (Included)
Internet ConnectionRequired for Registration, Software/Driver Download
Power
Power RequirementsUSB Bus Power
Physical
Anti-Theft FeaturesKensington Security Slot
Dimensions7.8 x 6 x 2.76" / 19.8 x 15.2 x 7.01 cm
Weight2.0 lb / 0.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.34 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.2 x 10.1 x 5"
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