M-Audio AIR 192|14 - Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
- Does the AIR 192|14 include any software?
- How do I connect the AIR 192|14 to my computer?
- Do I need to use a power supply with the AIR 192|14?
- Do I need a driver to use the AIR 192|14?
- What audio sample rates does the AIR 192|14 support?
- What types of devices can I connect to the combo XLR inputs?
- What types of devices can I connect to the instrument inputs on the front of the AIR 192|14?
- How do I control the levels for Inputs 7 and 8?
- Can I monitor the direct input signal in stereo or mono?
- How do I use the Headphone Source Selector switches?
- How do I set up 2 different headphone mixes?
- How can I send MIDI data to and from my computer with the AIR 192|14?
- What are the minimum system requirements?
- Further Technical Support
Yes! The AIR 192|14 includes the following software:
- Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition
- Ableton Live Lite
- 20 Avid Effects Plugins
- Eleven Lite + 20 Effects
- AIR Music Tech Creative Collection FX
- AIR Music Tech Strike
- AIR Music Tech DB-33
- AIR Music Tech Hybrid
- AIR Music Tech Boom
- AIR Music Tech Vacuum
- AIR Music Tech Xpand!2
- AIR Music Tech Mini Grand
- 2GB of samples from Touch Loops
The AIR 192|14 comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable as well as a USB-C to USB-A cable to ensure that it can connect to all available computer ports.
Yes, the AIR 192|14 uses a 12V 2A center-positive power supply.
For Mac operating systems, the AIR 192|14 is class-compliant and does not require a driver.
For the Windows OS, the AIR 192|14 requires the installation of a driver to ensure the best possible performance. You can obtain the Windows driver from the M-Audio Knowledge Base.
The AIR 192|14 can process audio at the following resolutions:
- 44.1 kHz
- 48 kHz
- 88.2 kHz
- 96 kHz
- 176.4 kHz
- 192 kHz
The AIR’s Crystal Preamps and Ultra-Pristine D/A converters capture every nuance and subtlety of your performance for truly professional recordings and crystal-clear monitoring.
The combo XLR inputs will accept microphones and line-level devices (synth, drum machine, mixer, etc.). Use standard XLR cables for all microphones and 1/4” TRS cables for all line-level instruments. Adjust the input gain for each channel with the channel gain knobs.
If you are using a microphone that requires phantom power to function, you can supply that power by toggling one or both Phantom Power Switches. Inputs 1/2 use the first Phantom Power Switch, Inputs 3/4 use the second Phantom Power Switch. Phantom power is only sent through the XLR port, not TRS.
The AIR’s inputs can be used in stereo pairs (Inputs 1/2 and 3/4) or as individual mono inputs (Inputs 1, 2, 3, and 4). You can choose the way in which the inputs behave in your DAW. Whether a signal is recorded or played back in stereo is dependent on your DAW.
If you are using a guitar or bass with an active pickup, you could use the line-level 1/4-inch input as an alternative to instrument Inputs 5/6.
Connect guitars or bass guitars with passive pickups to the Instrument Inputs. Use standard 1/4-inch TS cables to connect a guitar or bass guitar to these inputs. Adjust the input gain for each channel with the 5/6 Input Gain knobs.
While these inputs can accept a signal from most active pickups, Inputs 1-4 can also be used as a direct input for a bass or guitar with hotter active pickups.
Inputs 7/8 are line-level inputs to which you can connect a mixer or other line-level devices. The level going into these inputs will be controlled from the source (the master output level on a mixer for example). The Signal/Clip LEDs on the front will indicate if the signal is being received and if it is too hot.
Inputs 7/8 receive standard 1/4-inch TRS cables.
Yes - whichever you prefer! The Direct Monitor switch can be used to toggle between stereo and mono monitoring. This is extremely useful if you want to monitor the incoming signal of a stereo source like the stereo output from a keyboard, or a mono signal from a guitar.
When in the raised position (indicated by a blue Stereo LED), Inputs 1, 3, 5, and 7 will be monitored in the left channel and Inputs 2, 4, 6, and 8 will be monitored in the right channel.
When in the depressed position, (indicated by a green Mono LED), all inputs will be summed into mono and heard equally on both channels.
This switch does not affect how audio is recorded into your DAW; it affects only how you hear the input signal in the Headphone Outputs and Monitor Outputs.
These two switches select which outputs on the AIR 192|14's rear panel are sent to the headphone outputs. As each of the headphone outputs can be assigned to different main outputs, split headphone mixes are just a flick of a switch away!
Your main mix will always use Outputs 1/2.
Your sub-mix will use the AIR 192|14's Outputs 3/4. To create a sub-mix in your DAW, add a send that’s routed to Output 3/4 on every track you would like to send to your sub-mix. You can then adjust the level of each track’s signal being sent to this bus by moving the channel's send level up and down.
Use the included 1/8" TRS to MIDI DIN adapters to connect standard 5-pin MIDI DIN cables to your AIR and external MIDI devices. Select the AIR 192|14 in your DAW as a MIDI I/O device to send and receive MIDI data to outboard gear.
- Windows 7 (64 & 32-bit)
- Mac OSX 10.8
Pro Tools | First:
- Windows 10
- Mac OSX 10.12.6
Ableton Live Lite:
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Mac OSX 10.11.6
AIR Music Technology Plugins:
- Windows 7 (SP1)
- Mac OSX 10.8.5
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