Price Cut on Hercules 16/12 FW Interface in US

Kaysound Imports, who distributes Hercules Technologies in the US market, announced a $100 price drop of the Hercules 16/12 FW, a FireWire 24-bit 96kHz 16-In/12-Out audio and MIDI interface for PC and Macintosh.

The Hercules 16/12 FW now retails for $750 and has an estimated street price of $499, down from $599.

Hercules 16/12 FW is the flagship product in Hercules' new line of digital audio products. It is equipped with all the advanced features musicians need:

  • Sturdy audio interface mountable in a standard 1U / 19" rack unit
  • Up to 16-In/12-Out multi-track recording via FireWire (IEEE 1394)
  • 24-bit 96kHz audio sampling with professional-quality converters
  • 16 inputs including 12 analog, 1 coaxial (stereo), 1 optical (stereo)
  • 12 outputs: 8 analog, 1 coaxial (stereo), 1 optical (stereo)
  • 2 mic/instrument pre-amplifiers with switchable 48-volt phantom power
  • 2 MIDI In and 2 MIDI Out via standard DIN jacks (32 In/32 Out)
  • Word Clock I/O synchronization via BNC connectors
  • No latency with direct hardware monitoring
  • Drivers for Mac OS X and Windows

Hercules 16/12 FW is also bundled with a music software suite compatible with Windows and Mac OS X and more than 900MB of high-quality sound files including STORM Special Edition (Arturia), Live Special Edition (Ableton).

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