AIR 192|14

8-In/4-Out 24/192 USB Audio Interface

Conquer any recording session with professional studio quality and features!

The M-Audio AIR 192|14 is an 8-in 4-out feature-packed USB audio/MIDI interface that provides all of the connections and software you need to easily create professional 24-bit/192kHz studio-quality recordings. The AIR 192|14 features (4) XLR+¼” TRS combo inputs, (2) ¼” line inputs and (2) ¼” instrument inputs that have a specially designed gain and impedance stage to provide the most accurate representation of your guitar or bass when plugged directly into the interface. There is also MIDI input and output connections so you can connect any external midi gear that you may have such as external sequencers, drum machines and controllers.

We've included software to match your style!

The AIR 192|14 comes complete with a software package that has everything to get you started making professional recordings right out of the box. With 2 powerful DAWs to suit your production needs, AIR 192|14 includes Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition, and Ableton Live Lite. This amazing audio and MIDI recording software will inspire you to create, record and share your ideas across the world at any time.

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 Plus. With the included AIR Virtual Instrument plugins, you’ll have a virtual drummer, drum machine, synth, strings, percussion, organ and piano plugins to add world-class-sounding instruments to your songs with ease.

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|14 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.

Connect Anything and Everything

The AIR 192|14 features 8 inputs for simultaneously recording up to 8 channels at once to meet all your studio’s recording needs. The (4) dedicated XLR/TRS Mic/Line combo inputs with Crystal Preamps™ and phantom power are perfect for recording a vocals, mic’ing up an acoustic guitar, vintage guitar or bass amp or the core elements of a drum kit. The (2) ¼” dedicated Instrument inputs use specially designed to provide the cleanest signal from your guitar, bass or keyboard, while the (2) ¼” dedicated Line inputs provide a pure uncolored signal for connecting a tube preamp, keyboard, synth or mixer, and MIDI input and output for connecting any of your boutique synth gear.

Mix, Monitor and Provide

At the center of the AIR 192|14 is a large metal monitor volume knob with inlayed rubberized diamond textured comfort grip for dialing in your studio monitor’s volume, and smoothly referencing your mix at both high and low levels. The monitor and headphone outputs feature a direct mono/stereo switch and direct/USB mix knob. The (2) ¼” headphone outputs have independent volume controls, and source select switches let you create mixes to suit your and your artist’s needs. In addition to the (2) ¼” rear panel monitor outputs, the AIR 192|14 offers an additional (2) ¼” outputs for connecting outboard gear.

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

Our engineers designed the Crystal Preamps to provide engineers, producers and musicians 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|14 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.

Segmented VU Meters for Dialing in Your Best Signal

When capturing a performance, you want to get the best levels possible. With the AIR 192|14’s segmented input VU LEDs (-20db through 0dB), you can dial in the perfect gain setting every time, so there’s no more guessing how close or far away you are from optimizing your signal.

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
  • (4) XLR+¼" TRS combo inputs, (2) ¼” instrument inputs and (2) ¼” line inputs
  • MIDI input/output for connecting virtually any external MIDI gear
  • Stereo ¼” with direct mono/stereo switch; (2) ¼” assignable auxiliary outs
  • (2) ¼” headphone outputs with independent source and level controls
  • 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|14
  • USB-C-to-USB-C Cable
  • USB-C-to-USB-A Cable
  • (2) 1/8" (3.5 mm) to MIDI Adapters
  • Software Download Cards
  • User Guide
  • Safety and Warranty Manual

Specifications


Minimum System Requirements

Standard USB 2.0 or USB-C Port

Windows: 7 (32 or 64 bit)

OSX: 10.8

Consult M-Audio.com/support for current software system requirements

Mic Inputs 1-4 (balanced XLR)
Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-0.2 dB)
Dynamic Range 113 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N 0.003%
Preamp EIN -137 dBu (40 Ω source, A-weighted) -129 dBu (150 Ω source, unweighted)
Max Input Level +14 dBu
Gain Range 62 dB

Line Inputs 1-4 (balanced 1/4" [6.35 mm] TRS)
Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-0.1 dB)
Dynamic Range 113 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N 0.001% (1 kHz, +4 dBu, -1 dBFS)
Max Input Level +30 dBu
Gain Range 61 dB

Inst Inputs 5-6 (unbalanced 1/4" [6.35 mm] TS)
Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-0.1 dB)
Dynamic Range 110 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N 0.001% (1 kHz, +4 dBu, -1 dBFS)
Max Input Level +16 dBu
Input Impedance ~1 MΩ
Gain Range 59 dB

Fixed Line Inputs 7–8 (balanced 1/4" TRS)
Dynamic Range 113 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N 0.001% (1 kHz, +4 dBu, -1 dBFS)
Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-0.1 dB)
Max Input Level +17 dBu

Line Outputs 1–2 (balanced 1/4" TRS)
Dynamic Range 112 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N 0.002% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)
Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-0.2 dB)
Maximum Output Level +17 dBu

Fixed Line Outputs 3–4 (balanced 1/4" TRS)
Dynamic Range 113 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N 0.002% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)
Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-0.2 dB)
Maximum Output Level +17 dBu

Headphone Outputs (stereo 1/4")
Dynamic Range 111 dB (A-weighted, 32 Ω load)
THD+N 0.002% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, 10 mW/channel into 32 Ω load)
Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-0.2 dB)
Maximum Power Delivered 160mW (<1% THD, 32 Ω load)
Maximum Output Level +15 dBu (unloaded)
Impedance Range 32 Ω – 600 Ω

General
Other Connectors (1) 1/8” (3.5 mm) MIDI input
(1) 1/8” (3.5 mm) MIDI output
(1) USB Type-C port
(1) Power adapter input
Power Adapter 12 VAC, 2 A, center-positive (included)
Dimensions (width x depth x height) 10.2" x 7.3" x 3.6" (25.9 x 18.6 x 9.1 cm)
Weight 3.9 lbs. 1.8 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 Plus

The AIR Creative FX Collection Plus features 28 effects that are used by some of the world’s most respected audio professionals. AIR Creative FX Collection Plus 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, compressors, 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.

Hybrid 3

Hybrid 3.0 is the next generation in synthesis. This high-definition virtual synthesizer combines the coveted warmth of analog synths with a full range of futuristic digital manipulation capabilities. The result is the best of both worlds — a virtual instrument with a comprehensive set of precisely adjustable parameters that can sound like a synth you remember or something no one has ever heard before.

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 Strike

Strike is a dynamic drum and arranger instrument that features a world-class sample library and a hyper-realistic performance engine. Strike puts you in the producer’s chair, enabling you to create, control, and produce professional drum tracks with uncanny human realism. With its proprietary technology, Strike surpasses conventional MIDI programming and drumming sampling when it comes to computer-based playing, arranging, and mixing of drums. Use Strike to play a seamless crescendo, switch drum kits from ballad to crushed punk, or tweak the tuning of the snare drum. Each instrument was recorded with up to three close, two overhead, and two room microphones. Strike also provides a full mixing console, complete with built-in effects.

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!