M-Audio AIR 192 - 6 USB Audio Interface
M-Audio’s desktop-format AIR 192|6 interface injects two channels of flawless 24-bit/192kHz audio into your session, courtesy of its ultra-pristine A/D converters and capable I/O. You’ve got two low-noise Crystal preamps/TRS inputs with +62dB of gain for driving studio condenser mics to stage dynamics, along with two hi-Z inputs for direct-routing keys and guitars into your song or score. You also get full-sized, 5-pin DIN MIDI in and out to interface controllers and drum pads with your ITB virtual instrument libraries.
And whether you’re listening back using its dedicated TRS speaker outs or its high-headroom headphone output, the AIR 192|6’s USB/Direct balance knob sets you up for time-critical monitoring. A software suite that includes Ableton Live Lite and 2GB of Touch Loops content equips you and the M-Audio AIR 192|6 with all you need to start making great recordings straight out of the gate.
Main features of the AIR 192|6
24-bit/192kHz resolution for professional recording and monitoring
Hi-Speed USB circuitry for fastest connection, with class-leading round-trip latency of 2.59ms*
Transparent Crystal™ preamps and ultra-pristine A/D converters for unsurpassed audio recording quality
VU LED meters for dialing in the perfect level
Flexible inputs: (2) XLR+¼” TRS combo or ¼” instrument inputs
Use any combination of TRS combo or ¼” instrument input on the two channels:(2) TRS, (2) instrument or (1) of each
5-pin MIDI input/output for connecting virtually any external MIDI gear
Stereo ¼” outs; ¼” headphone out with independent level control
Rugged metal chassis; large central control for easy volume adjustment
USB/Direct knob for balancing between the input signal and the computer signal
* Round trip latency is dependent on buffer settings, and computer hardware.
Two onboard Crystal preamps
The AIR 192|6’s low-noise Crystal preamps build a solid foundation for any style recording. Clean and uncolored, M-Audio’s Crystal preamps are a blank slate for your creative mix decisions down the road.
Latest-gen A/D converters
High headroom and low distortion are yours at every stage of the recording process, thanks to the AIR 192|6’s current-gen A/D converters.
Direct inputs for guitar and bass
Twin front-mounted 1/4-inch instrument inputs streamline the M-Audio AIR 192|6 for guitar and bass players. The included Eleven Lite FX suite gives you several virtual amp, cab, and stomp options to choose from, so you can leave your amp and pedalboard behind.
5-pin MIDI I/O for outboard gear
Take advantage of the included AIR virtual instrument suites when you pair your MIDI-equipped controller with the M-Audio AIR 192|6. Its two 5-pin DIN connectors are compatible with all your pro MIDI gear.
Rugged tabletop form factor
The M-Audio AIR 192|6’s desk-friendly form factor puts all essential controls right at your fingertips, with an ergonomic tilt that improves visibility for desktop and remote use. A feature DJs have enjoyed in all recent AIR interfaces is the large central volume knob, which is unmistakable and easy to access for setting desired monitoring levels. The all-metal chassis feels great underhand and is sure to hold up to location recording.
USB-C protocol (also compatible with USB 2.0) gives the AIR 192|6 fast round-trip speeds — as low as 2.59ms — to minimize latency when you’re tracking and monitoring.