ART USB Dual Pre 2-channel Audio Interface / Preamplifier

The ART USB Dual Pre interface/preamp makes it easy and affordable to plug your mic or audio source into your computer. The USB Dual Pre packs a fully-featured dual preamp and a USB interface into a very compact, tough housing. This unit can use your computer for bus power, or you can use a 9-volt battery or an external 12-volt power supply (sold separately). It features two combination XLR/1/4″ TRS inputs, phantom power for up to two mics at a time, a mini headphone jack, and two balanced 1/4″ outputs (these can be used to go to your speakers or as preamp outputs). Independent channel gain, monitoring, and mix controls are also included on the USB Dual Pre.

ART USB Dual Pre USB Interface/Preamp at a Glance:

  • Made for a variety of applications
  • A great choice for mobile or desktop recording
  • Flexible, latency-free monitoring options
  • Plug-and-play USB interface

Made for a variety of applications
ART’s USB Dual Pre is designed to work over a wide variety of applications, from remote field recording to desktop/studio tracking. Each of this unit’s two low noise input channels has up to 48dB of clean gain with signal present and clip LED indicators. Inputs can be either XLR balanced or 1/4″ TRS. Each of the 1/4″ TRS outputs is buffered low impedance balanced.

A great choice for mobile or desktop recording
The USB Dual Pre is powered via the USB bus. An internal 9-volt battery or an optional external 12-volt power supply (or any combination of USB, battery, and power supply) can be used, depending on application. When running powered by battery alone, you should expect in excess of 50 hours of operation with phantom power off. Battery life will drop to approximately 20 hours (depending on microphone) when phantom powering is engaged (still enough time to get through an average session). The built-in low noise +48 Volt phantom power supply allows you to power up to two microphones as well as the preamplifier when running from any power sources, including the USB bus.

Flexible, latency-free monitoring options
For monitoring, an 1/8″ TRS mini headphone jack with level and monitor mix controls on the rear of the USB Dual Pre allow for latency-free local monitoring of the inputs while recording as well as playback monitoring of the USB bus. The monitor mix is also routed to the 1/4″ TRS balanced outputs. This lets you use the USB Dual Pre’s 1/4″ outputs as either preamplifier outputs or as the monitor feed to your powered monitors.

Plug-and-play USB interface
The USB interface that’s built into the USB Dual Pre is fully compliant with USB 1.1 specification and uses USB adaptive mode for playback and USB asynchronous mode for record. It will work with the USB audio device drivers built into Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista and Apple OS9.1/OSX computers with native USB support. No special drivers are needed. Plus, the USB Dual Pre comes complete with Audacity recording and production software.ART USB Dual Pre USB Interface/Preamp Features:

  • USB connectivity to desktop and laptop computers
  • Low-noise, fully balanced XLR and 1/4″ TRS combo inputs
  • Up to 48dB of clean gain n built-in low-noise phantom power supply
  • Latency-free monitoring, mix, and level controls
  • Independent channel gain controls
  • 1/4″ TRS monitor outputs and 1/8″ headphone output
  • Includes Audacity recording and production software
  • Flexible 3-way power from USB, external 12-volt power supply (sold seperately), or 9-volt battery
  • Includes USB cable

The ART USB Dual Pre interface/preamp makes recording on your computer easy and affordable!

ART USB IV 4×4 USB Audio Interface

Want to ditch the complications and just start recording? Check out the ART USB IV. This streamlined 4-channel audio interface has what you need. Engineers at Sweetwater are always pleasantly surprised by the performance of ART gear, and the USB IV more than meets our expectations. For starters, the 32-bit conversion at rates from 44.1kHz to 192kHz is excellent. The custom-converter-based I/O really shines through the onboard preamps. What’s more, the USB IV’s preamps handle microphones and hi-Z instrument sources beautifully. And with the capability to send independent mixes to the mains and the headphones, the USB IV is perfect for applications from studio recording to DJing.

ART USB IV Audio Interface Features:

  • Simple 4-in/4-out USB audio interface with 32-bit conversion
  • Supports sample rates from 44.1kHz to 192kHz
  • Custom transformers reduce analog noise
  • Discrete microphone preamps and hi-Z inputs onboard
  • Low-latency ASIO/WDM driver provided
  • Integrated zero-latency analog monitoring
  • Front-panel headphone output with independent playback channels
  • MIDI I/O available

ART USB II 2×4 USB Audio Interface

When it comes to home recording and simple multimedia audio connectivity, it doesn’t get simpler than the ART USB Dual Pre II. This 2-in/4-out USB audio interface uses impressive 32-bit conversion to preserve dynamics from CD-quality 44.1kHz up to archive-grade 192kHz sample rates. Custom transformers kill ground loops and other noise, adding professional polish to a pair of preamps that are equally well suited for microphones and instruments. What’s more, since you can assign different outputs to the main outs and the headphones, the USB Dual Pre II is one of Sweetwater’s best affordable interface options for DJs, too.

ART USB Dual Pre II Audio Interface Features:

  • Simple USB audio interface with 32-bit conversion
  • Supports sample rates from 44.1kHz to 192kHz
  • Custom transformers reduce analog noise
  • Discrete microphone preamps and hi-Z inputs onboard
  • Low-latency ASIO/WDM driver provided
  • Integrated zero-latency analog monitoring
  • Front-panel headphone output with independent playback channels
  • MIDI I/O available