AIR 192|6

2-In/2-Out 24/192 USB Audio/MIDI Interface

Sets the new standard with professional studio-quality and features!

With the AIR 192|6, you can create 24-bit/192kHz studio-quality recordings with an intuitive and easy-to-use audio interface. The AIR 192|6 enables you to record up to 2 channels at once with its 2 dedicated XLR+¼” balanced combo inputs, and 2 all-new ¼” 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. 5-pin MIDI In and Out connections are included for connecting synths, sequencers and other external MIDI gear.

We've included software to match your style!

The AIR 192|6 comes complete with a software package that has everything to get you started. With 2 powerful DAWs to suit your production needs, AIR 192|6 includes Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition, and Ableton Live Lite.

We’ve also added an entire Effects Plugin, Virtual Instruments and Loop package to cater to all your production needs. Whether you need a guitar tone, reverb, or delay we’ve got your effects needs covered with Eleven Lite, 20 effect plugins and AIR’s Creative FX Collection. With the included AIR Virtual Instrument plugins, you’ll have a virtual drum machine, synth, strings, percussion, organ and piano plugins to add world-class-sounding instruments to your songs with ease.


Crystal™ Preamps, Pristine A/D Converters and Premium Components

Our engineers designed the 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|6 incorporates pristine A/D converters to provide 24-bit resolution digital audio for explosive dynamic range that captures every nuance and subtlety of your performance.

Hear the performance now—not a second later

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|6 not only features a high-speed USB connection for providing the lowest round trip latency (2.59ms*) between your machine and your hardware, but it also features monitor mix control for listening directly to the source inputs, providing you with zero-latency technology.

Key Features

  • 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.

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What’s In The Box

  • AIR 192|6
  • USB-C-to-USB-C Cable
  • USB-C-to-USB-A Cable
  • Software Download Cards
  • User Guide
  • Safety and Warranty Manual

Specifications


Minimum System Requirements

macOS: 10.8 Class Compliant

PC: Windows 7, Windows Driver

Standard USB 2.0 or USB-C Port

Mic Inputs 1-2 (balanced XLR)
Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0.1 dB)
Dynamic Range 104 dB (A-weighted)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 104 dB (+1.0 dBu, A-weighted)
THD+N 0.002%
Preamp EIN -128 dBu (max gain, 150 Ω source, A-weighted)
Max Input Level +1.5 dBu
Gain Range 55 dB

Line Input 1-2 (balanced 1/4" [6.35 mm] TRS)
Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0.05 dB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 101 dB (1 kHz, +4 dBu, A-weighted)
THD+N 0.002%
Max Input Level 16 dBu
Gain Range 55 dB

Inst Input 1-2 (unbalanced 1/4" [6.35 mm] TS)
Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0.05 dB)
Dynamic Range 100 dB (A-weighted)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 98 dB (+ 4 dBu, A-weighted)
THD+N 0.005%
Max Input Level 6 dBu
Input Impedance 1 MΩ
Gain Range 24 dB

Main Outputs, L and R (balanced 1/4" [6.35 mm] TRS)
Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0.05 dB)
Dynamic Range / Signal-to-Noise Ratio 106 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N 0.005%
Max Output Level +13 dBu (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)

Headphone Output (1/4” [6.35 mm] TRS)
THD+N 0.005%
Output Impedance 10 Ω

General
Power USB-bus-powered
Dimensions (width x depth x height) 8.0” x 6.0” x 2.76” (20.42 cm x 15.24 cm x 7.0 cm)
Weight 2.1 lbs. 0.95 kg


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Premium Software Suite Included

Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition

Pro Tools is the industry standard for recording software and the teams at M-Audio and AVID have crafted a version of this terrific collection specifically tailored for M-Audio hardware. This amazing audio and MIDI recording software helps inspire any artist, musician or singer-songwriter to create, record and share all their ideas across the world at any time.

Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition features Unlimited Busses, Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch, Offline Bounce and 1 GB of free cloud storage space for collaboration or accessing your projects from any computer anywhere that is connected to the internet, plus compatibility with all the included AIR Music Tech Virtual Instruments.

This truly amazing software recording package is primed to get your ideas out of your imagination and amplified into the world. Enjoy!

Eleven Lite Eleven Lite

Does the perfect riff for your new song hit you in the middle of the night when you can’t crank your amp up to ‘eleven’, or the single amp you own is not quite delivering the tones you need on your recordings? Eleven Lite is your answer to this plus more! With the choice of modern or vintage amps & cabs and sounds that bring you from the beautiful cleans to modern hi-gain aggressiveness and everywhere in between, Eleven Lite will help you achieve the wall of sound your recordings need.

Creative FX Collection

The AIR Creative FX Collection features 20 effects that are used by some of the world’s most respected audio professionals. The AIR Creative FX Collection has been featured in many of the last decade’s top film, game and music projects. Each plugin has been expertly designed with ease of use in mind and will ensure professional results each time.

This exclusive and diverse collection delivers everything you need for creative production, mixing and mastering, including reverbs, equalizers, delays, filters and so much more.

AVID 20 Effect Plugins AVID 20 Effect Plugins

The AVID Effects Collection can shape your sound, warm up your tone and give your recordings greater presence with EQ and precise dynamic adjustment. You can bring the perfect atmosphere to your mix with just the right touch of reverb, compression or delay and craft your performance into a final recording that is absolutely studio-quality.

DB-33

DB-33 Tonewheel Organ is a virtual organ that recreates the sounds and controllability of classic tonewheel organs such as the Hammond B3, and the rotary-speaker cabinets they are often played through. It includes 122 preset sounds plus an extra-realistic convolution rotary cabinet and tube overdrive emulation. The rotary-speaker cabinet can also be used as an effect in its own right on an audio track.

AIR Music Technology Boom

Boom features a slick modern interface that pays homage to the most popular vintage drum machines of the past. Boom has been used on many famous projects since its launch, ranging from hit albums, feature films and radio projects. More and more musicians and producers rely on the incredible sonic firepower of this amazing Drum Machine.

AIR Music Technology Vacuum

Vacuum Classic is a monophonic vintage synthesizer featuring Vacuum Tube Synthesis with vacuum tube circuit modeling that perfectly captures the crunchy, warm sound of the analog era. With analog oscillators, multiple filters and envelopes and built-in audio effects, Vacuum lets you dive deep into subtractive synthesis to recreate those sought-after analog sounds from the 70s and 80s. Tweak the switches, knobs and dials to program anything from basses, leads, pads or unique sound effects.

Vacuum gives you two Vacuum Tube Oscillators. A nice touch with the four available wave shapes is that rather than just picking one, Vacuum lets you 'morph' between them. The output of the oscillators goes through a mixer, where you can apply drive/distortion and ring modulation, before being passed through high- and low pass filters.

Included are a wide range of pre-sets designed by highly-acclaimed sound designers Richard Devine and Mark Ovenden. Covering everything from Leads, Pads, Bass, Arpeggios, Percussive, and FX sounds this library provides instant inspiration for anyone to tweak to their contentment.

AIR Music Technology Mini Grand

AIR Music’s Mini Grand is a simple-to-use yet powerful virtual piano instrument with seven different acoustic piano sounds to suit a broad range of musical styles and production needs. Combining premium quality piano samples, innovative re-pedaling technology, built-in room simulation and equal and stretched tuning, Mini Grand is the go-to plugin for authentic, emotive piano sounds.

AIR Music Technology Xpand!2

AIR Music’s Xpand!2 is a multitimbral workstation offering four active sound slots, or parts, per patch. Each part is provided with its own MIDI channel, Note Range (Zone), Mix, Arpeggiation, Modulation, and Effects settings—an excellent method for creating individual parts. Harnessing the four parts together to build one amazing Patch is where Xpand!2 reveals its true power. Using everything from wavetables and FM synthesis to sample playback, the expert sound design team at Air Music Tech has carefully created thousands of ready-to-play Xpand!2 patches.

Ableton Live Lite Ableton Live Lite

Ableton Live Lite is one of the most popular performance and production programs available in the world. A powerful music creation tool, Ableton Live Lite enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas in a fluid audio/MIDI environment. Explore sonic possibilities in real time whether on stage or in the studio. When you are satisfied with your work, Ableton Live Lite lets you save it or mix it down.

Touch Loops

Chop up and mix 2 gigs of samples ranging from deep ambient synth pad loops to vintage drum one shots. These are all designed to inspire your music production and provide professional sounding samples that will shine in your mix. Touch Loops perfectly captures the tone and intensity of each sample, so they enhance and complement any song, wherever you use them. This incredible value can be found in your M-Audio account, ready to be downloaded and chopped to your liking!