With the AXR4, Steinberg sets a new standard in audio interfaces for studios, producers and professional musicians. Featuring connectivity and facilities aimed at professional-level recording, including 32-bit integer resolution and a sample rate of up to 384 kHz, this premium audio interface significantly raises the bar. The hybrid mic preamps with Rupert Neve Designs SILK emulation add exceptional tonal control, while SSPLL guarantees ultra-low jitter. The AXR4 ensures universal excellence for all recording applications.
Leading-edge Virtual Circuitry Modeling
VCM was developed by an engineering group led by Toshifumi Kunimoto (aka Dr. K), who was also responsible for the first physical modeling synthesizers, VL1 and VP1. VCM enables an ultra-realistic digital reproduction of individual components in analog circuits, such as resistors and capacitors. Besides modeling the functionality of a circuit and the interaction between single components, VCM focuses on an unprecedented musical simulation of analog sound qualities, including typical characteristics like saturation and non-linearity － subtleties that simple digital simulations cannot capture.
Each effect is carefully analyzed by some of the best ears in the business and tweaked to provide the best-sounding results in today’s pro sound environment. Breathtakingly accurate, yet highly musical － the VCM technology is the most straightforward approach to analog sound modeling and is now available in the SILK processor on AXR4 hybrid mic preamps and EQ 601 and Compressor 276 both available onboard DSP and Advanced FX Suite plug-in bundle in AXR4.
ADVANTAGES OF USING THE AXR4
The AXR4 can connect to a huge range of musical instruments and audio equipment, making it an ideal interface for any professional application. With +48 V phantom power available on all four XLR/TRS combo inputs, both condenser and dynamic microphones are accommodated, while all four inputs can also accept line level signals. Inputs 1 and 2 can accept Hi-Z signals, so electric guitars and basses, MIDI equipment and any kind of studio equipment or playback device can all be used. With a range of analog and digital output options, as well as additional I/O available via the digital connections, the AXR4 has all the connectivity required for professional production situations. A special feature of the AX4T is that up to three units can be daisy-chained using Thunderbolt 2.