The CME Matrix X is the perfect addition to any compact music production system.
The CME Matrix X has all the inputs and outputs you need to turn a computer with a built-in soundcard (or an external audio interface) into a complete music production studio. It’s also perfect for adding a microphone or guitar input to a digital piano or synthesizer with external inputs.
What's more, the CME Matrix X is easy to connect up and a breeze to use, making recording quick and easy. It solves the routing, interfacing and monitoring problems you may otherwise encounter and avoids you having to swap cables when you really want to get on with recording. The carefully thought out feature set of the CME Matrix X allows you to record from a mic, guitar, digital piano etc with zero latency monitoring without the need - not to mention the complexity and expense - of a large-scale mixing desk.
The CME Matrix X is equipped with a high-quality, low-noise microphone preamp with 48-volt phantom power, a DI style Hi-Z instrument input and a balanced stereo line input. This allows you to record from almost any source - from a microphone, guitar, bass or synthesizer / digital piano etc - even if your soundcard / audio interface only has line inputs.
The CME Matrix X includes a balanced stereo monitor output for your studio monitor speakers and two separate stereo headphone outputs. Each output has it’s own independent level control so everyone in the studio can have exactly the volume they like. Letting a performer have control over his or her own headphone volume level is especially important for acheiving a good performance - this is a well-known fact, and is why the Matrix X facilitates this capability.
In addition to the inputs and outputs described above, the CME Matrix X features a dedicated stereo input and stereo output for connection to your computer soundcard / audio interface. These connections leave the the other inputs and outputs free for their intended purpose and are also crucial to the Matrix X's Dual-Buss Monitor Architecture...
The unique dual-buss monitor architecture permits direct monitoring allowing you to record with zero latency (no delay). This means that at the flick of a switch, your inputs are routed both to your computer for recording and directly to the stereo outputs and two headphone outputs (mixed in with your soundcards output) for you to listen to. This arrangement avoids the slight delay (known as latency) you can experience caused by the signal you are recording going into your computer and out again before you get to hear it and makes recording much easier for performers.
The expected CME build-quality applies equally to their Matrix X. The Matrix X is compact in size but built into a strong metal case with study controls and sockets. It is ideal for home studios, but it's build-quality and audio-quality mean it is also suitable for use in project or professional studios. It will also stand up to life on the road for field recording scenarios or in classroom situations and school or college studios.
If you’re looking for an easy and inexpensive way to expand your system the CME Matrix X Compact Mic / Instrument Preamp and Dual-Buss Music Production Mixer has all the connections you need.
* Adds essential extra functionality to your soundcard / audio interface
* High-quality Mic / Guitar Preamp
* Balanced stereo line input for external synthesizers / digital pianos etc
* Dedicated stereo inputs and outputs for connection to your soundcard / audio interface
* Balanced stereo monitor output
* Two headphone outputs with individual level controls
* Dual-Buss design allows direct monitoring for zero latency recording
* Rugged build quality with strong metal casing