July 6, 2004
M-Audio brings professional recording to educators with the new Classroom
Studio. This new package brings educators the same tools used by the pros
to aid and document students' lessons, performances, and progress.
The Classroom Studio bundle includes M-Audio's MobilePre USB audio interface/preamp,
two Nova large condenser microphones, Ableton Live Delta, Reason Adapted, cables
and QuickStart guide. Educators can easily record accompaniment for students
to play along with and optionally record their progress as well. Live Delta–a
streamlined version of Ableton's award-winning Live recording software–provides
for easy creation of loop-based or linear recording, and even allows changing
pitch and tempo independently according to students' needs. Reason Adapted
facilitates the addition of synthesizers, drums and other instrumentation to
arrangements. The results are ready to burn to CDs for students to use for
The included MobilePre USB doubles as a stereo microphone preamp and audio
interface for the computer. Features include 16-bit/48kHz operation, two mic
inputs (XLR) with phantom power, stereo microphone input (1/8″ TRS), two high-impedance
line inputs (1/4″) for guitar, bass, etc., two line outputs (1/4″ @ -10dBV)
and stereo headphone output with level control. The USB bus-powered interface
also features zero-latency hardware direct monitoring.
The two included Nova large-capsule condenser microphones feature 1.1″ evaporated
gold diaphragm, solid brass body and capsule, and 20Hz-18kHz frequency response.
Minimum system requirements for PCs are: Intel Pentium II 400 MHz with 128
MB RAM, Windows 98SE/2000 (SP 4)/XP (SP1), DirectX 9.0b, CD-ROM drive and USB
port. Minimum system requirements for Mac are G3 300MHz or G4 350MHz with 256
MB RAM, native USB, and OS 9.2.2 or Mac OS X 10.2.6 (accelerator cards not
Classroom Studio is now shipping at an MSRP of $349.95.
For more information, visit their web site at www.m-audio.com