ESI

ESI has announced two brand new devices that will be launched in the first quarter of 2020:

  • UGM192: Ultra Mobile Guitar & Microphone 24-bit / 192 kHz USB Audio Adapter.
  • GIGAPORT eX: Professional 24-bit 192 kHz 8 output USB-C Audio Interface.

UGM192

The ultra-compact interface with 24-bit / 192 kHz / 114dB audio quality can be connected to a PC or Mac, as well as to any smartphone or tablet with USB audio support. There are no creative boundaries.

The UGM192's two analog jack inputs allow you to easily connect an electric guitar and microphone. This applies to both dynamic microphones and condenser microphones, thanks to the switchable +48V phantom power on the front of the unit.

Both recorded signals can be listened to directly via the headphone input on the rear panel and thus can be processed in real time. That means: monitoring with zero latency.

Specifications:

  • USB 3.1 audio interface with USB-C connector (cable incl.).
  • USB 2.0 compatible (cable incl.).
  • USB bus powered.
  • Separate power connector for optional use (microUSB).
  • Professional microphone preamp, balanced 1/4" TRS connector with switchable 48V phantom power support.
  • Professional Hi-Z instrument input, unbalanced 1/4" TS connector.
  • 100% class compliant.

UGM192 will start shipping to resellers during February. Pricing: "less than €130".

GIGAPORT eX

With 8 separate outputs, a compact size of 12 cm x 7 cm x 2 cm and a resolution of 24-bit / 192 kHz, this portable device forms the basis for playing powerful bass and filigree treble on countless systems. Even when all 8 channels are in use, the output quality remains at 24-bit / 192 kHz on every single output.

The device is PC compatible (with the trusted drivers from ESI) as well as Mac, iOS or iPadOS compatible. ESI's new 3.1 USB audio interface is bus-powered via the USB-C port.

GIGAPORT eX is suitable as a complete source for 7.1 surround setups. All eight outputs can be controlled independently. This makes this interface ideal for use in film or multimedia applications.

For DJs, Gigaport eX offers many possibilities and additional comfort due to the multitude of connections. For example, several stereo outputs can be used simultaneously to output different mixes, subgroups or effects in parallel. The headphone outputs can also be used to listen to certain signals in advance: While the first output sends out the signals from playback channel 1 and 2, the second one sends out a mixed signal of all playback channels.

Also included is a license for Stanton's Deckadance LE v2 DJ software.

GIGAPORT eX is the successor of GIGAPORT HD+, which is still available in stores at a much reduced price.

GIGAPORT eX will start shipping in late February. Pricing TBA.

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