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Digi-Talk: Enhancing the Sound of Pro Tools with the 2192

2192 Master Audio Interface
Eight Channel Analog Transfer at Its Finest
“…anyone hearing a 24-bit/192kHz recording can't believe how great it sounds. When I get music into Pro Tools|HD at 192kHz with external converters like the Universal Audio 2192, it sounds analog. Analog to me is not hearing the system, it's music that sounds natural. I'm no longer distracted by the limitations and distortions of low sampling and bit rates...”
Elliot Mazer in Digidesign's September "DigiZine"

It’s finally here! If you don’t know what it is, the 2192 Master Digital Audio Interface is the first product to combine Universal Audio’s long history of creating high-quality, analog gear with its advanced digital technology--The 2192 combines two channels of Analog to Digital conversion, two channels of Digital to Analog conversion, a format transcoder, and a wordclock generator/distribution amp for your entire digital hardware array…with all these capabilities it makes an excellent front end for Pro Tools.

This is the product many of us been waiting for since the advent of digital audio recording. While advances in digital technology have made tracking, mixing and recording a much easier experience, the “sound of digital” had yet to aspire to the sound of the analog recording--until Now. The 2192 brings UA’s analog circuit design expertise to the digital domain. The signal path is completely DC-coupled, fully differential, and class-A; there are no capacitors anywhere in the signal path. Nothing but the highest quality analog and digital components are used. In layman’s terms, the unit is built like a tank, and with the utmost in quality; and was built with that analog sound in mind.

The 2192, for better or worse, “seals the deal” for me to never look back longingly to the days of tape based multitracking. This unit truly sounds analog, but not necessarily like tape; and yet somehow retains the neutrality necessary for a digital converter. But it does this without the wow and flutter, phase, crosstalk, and other baggage you’d expect with tape. The other highlight of the 2192 is its incredible versatility in a multitude of studio situations.

The 2192 can be used as:

--Will Shanks
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