∞ Cakewalk offers new monitors, audio interfaces for Mac users

Music hardware and software-maker, Cakewalk, on Thursday announced five new products for Mac using musicians, including two sets of monitors and three audio interfaces. MA15DThe MA-7A Stereo Micro Monitors and MA-15D Digital Stereo Micro Monitors were designed for a home recording studio, a classroom or media lab, the college dorm room, or your living room media center, according to Cakewalk.

The MA-7As are seven watt per channel powered monitors with front and rear Stereo 1/8-inch line-in, plus RCA (L/R) inputs. This allows you to connect two devices at the same time, like an iPod and a computer. The monitors also have a 1/8-inch headphone jack and controls for volume, bass and treble.

The MA-15Ds are a bit more powerful with 15 watt per channel capability. They also have an 1/8-inch Line-in and RCA (L/R), as well as a 1/4-inch headphone jack. These monitors come with controls for bass, treble, and volume 1 and 2.

Cakewalk also unveiled three new audio interfaces: the UA-25EX, UA-4FX, and UA-101.

The company said all three interfaces were designed to allow users to “quickly and easily connect and capture audio.” All three products were designed in conjunction with Roland.

The UA-25EX comes with the ability to record 24-bit/96 kHz audio. The bus-powered unit also comes with XLR/TRS combo jacks and a Hi-Z input, designed for guitars. Other features include a built-in compressor/limiter and optical I/O.

The UA-4FX is bus-powered and capable of recording audio at 24-bit/96 kHz. This unit includes Roland’s COSM tube MIC preamp simulator and 14 built-in effects including Chorus, Delay, Reverb, Enhancer, and a Multi-band compressor/limiter. It comes with a 1/4-inch input with Hi-Z and an XLR input with phantom power.


Finally, the UA-101 allows you to record and monitor 6 channels simultaneously at 24-bit/192kHz or all 10 channels simultaneously at 24-bit/96 kHz. It comes with XLR/TRS combo inputs with Hi-Z option for electric guitar; six 1/4-inch TRS balanced inputs; 10 1/4-inch TRS balanced outputs; S/PDIF Optical I/O with Digital Sync Indicator; Headphone out; and MIDI I/O.

The monitors will be available in August and the audio interfaces will be available in September.