Packaged as complete computer music solutions, the AUDIOGRAM Series bundle together a hardware interface with audio inputs and outputs, software for recording and producing music, and a USB cable for connection to a computer. Recording music from instruments, microphones, CD players or MP3 players is – according to Yamaha – as easy as installing the included music-production application, CUBASE AI, on your computer and connecting the audio interface using the USB cable provided.
The AUDIOGRAM 6 features 2 XLR combo inputs with preamps and one-knob compression for dialing in the desired sound from microphones and instruments. One of these inputs has switchable phantom power for using high-quality condenser microphones. Two stereo inputs, stereo and headphone outputs, and a USB jack complete the unit’s connections. The AUDIOGRAM 6 includes separate controls for audio inputs and computer playback for complete control while recording.
With a focus on simplicity, the AUDIOGRAM 3 features one phantom powered combo input switchable for microphones or instrument recording, a stereo input, a stereo and headphone output as well as a USB jack for connection to the computer.
The AUDIOGRAM Series will be available in August, 2008 for $139.99 retail (AUDIOGRAM 3) and $199.99 retail (AUDIOGRAM 6).