NAMM 2015: M-Audio Debuts Deltabolt 1212 Professional 12-Channel Audio Interface

M-Audio's new audio interface Unit delivers 12-channel audio recording at high quality over lightning-fast Thunderbolt connection. The price and the looks are nice too.  

Ash Vale, UK (January 22, 2015)— M-Audio (, synonymous with innovative music production technology, today announced the introduction of its new Deltabolt professional 12-channel audio interface. Deltabolt was created from the ground up to be a Thunderbolt-compatible interface, unlike many less sophisticated competitors, for whom Thunderbolt usability is an afterthought grafted onto an older platform.

Recognizing the need for a high-quality audio interface that works with the super-fast Thunderbolt connection, M-Audio's Deltabolt 1212 provides absolutely pristine audio recording quality by virtue of its proprietary Octane-X mic preamps. Deltabolt 1212's superior preamps mean that recordings and bi-directional data transfers processed through the Delta Bolt 1212 have far better sound quality than previous audio interfaces, an invaluable benefit for users to whom ultimate audio quality is paramount. Deltabolt's output DACs are 32-bit, giving Deltabolt another sonic advantage—the ability to operate at 32-bit/192kHz through the Thunderbolt link, compared to conventional competitive units that are limited to 24-bit/96kHz.

M-Audio Deltabolt 1212.

M-Audio Deltabolt 1212.

Other notable Deltabolt 1212 features:

  • Software control panel with iOS remote control over each submix
  • Full duplex 12-input and 12-output simultaneous recording in a compact desktop form factor 
  • Headphone output with audio control panel for custom mixes and monitoring
  • 2 inputs with selectable line/instrument inputs when using the Octane-X preamps
  • 8 channels in and 8 channels out with DB-25 connectors for the ultimate flexibility in tailoring to your studio

“We understand that audio content creators have a need for uncompromised audio quality when developing and manipulating their work through a computer connection,” said J.C. Sutherland, Product Manager for M-Audio. “Until now, the user's choice of interface was based on bad compromises: You either had to pay a significant premium for high-speed analog channel count, you had to compromise with a slower USB or FireWire connection, or you had to make do with just a few analog channels, perhaps augmented by old digital connectivity that greatly restricted bit depth and sample rate. Deltabolt 1212 eliminates the compromise. Users can create and manage content without quality restrictions, and do so at an affordable price. Plus, its duplex analog capability really opens up the operational flexibility for the user.”

Deltabolt 1212 will ship Q3 with an MSRP of £299.99. Please visit M-Audio at NAMM, Booth 6700, Hall A, Booth 6700 in Anaheim, California.

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