624 and 828es win industry awards

With red-hot competition among new audio interfaces this year, the editors of Electronic Musician and Professional Audio magazines chose the 624 and 828es as their top-choice winners for 2018 and 2017, respectively.

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DP8 wins Key Buy Award

"If you're not a longtime user, stop reading and start downloading!" exclaims Keyboard magazine in their review of Digital Performer 8 in the September, 2013 issue. They're referring, of course, to DP8's new fully-functioning, 30-day demo download. Among the many new DP8 features and plug-ins Keyboard exalts, perhaps the most significant are 64-bit functionality on both Mac OS X and — for the first time ever — Windows. "DP8 is certainly a boon for those who prefer PCs to Macs for horsepower-per-dollar reasons."

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DP8 wins Electronic Musician Editors Choice Award

"This DAW goes to 11," pronounced the editors at EM magazine, in reference to DP8's amazing arsenal of guitar tones. "Sure, there are lots of great DAWs. But DP8 gets the Editor’s Choice Award for the included guitar effects, with amp sims and processors that are not only the best you’ll find bundled in a DAW, but are also equal to or better than third-party amp sims. Of course, many types of musicians use DP… but who would have thought the video community’s favorite audio-for-video DAW was also a hardcore shredder?"

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Soft Sampler of the Year: MachFive 3

Calling it "truly spectacular", MusicRadar.com and Computer Music have just named MachFive 3 Soft Sampler of the Year for 2012. Why does MachFive 3 come out on top? For starters: "Sounds amazing; performance possibilities through scripting are endless; synth engines broaden sonic range; an excellent sampler; massive, easily accessible library; detailed mixer with plenty of effects." But that's just the beginning.

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828mk3 wins "Most Badass Interface" award

In the February 2012 issue, Electronic Musician magazine announced the Editors' Choice awards for 2012, an annual ritual that has become an industry institution. But this year, it was time to shake things up because, in their own words, "If it ain't broke — then we're definitely not pushing it hard enough." Instead of force-fitting products into categories, "we tore down the walls, threw out the rule book, and picked what we thought were the best products, bar none." New categories include "Best Reverse Engineering of Alien Technology", "Tiny Titan of Tapeless Tech" and "The Drum Machine for People Who Don't Like Drum Machines". Among dozens of new entries in one of the most challenging product categories, their choice for "Most Badass Interface" goes to: the 828mk3 Hybrid.

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Awards are rolling in for MachFive 3

MachFive 3 is out and awards are coming in, along with praise filled with words like astounding, unbeatable, tremendous and unparalleled. Keyboard Magazine, one of the most respected music technology publications out there, is so impressed they just gave MachFive 3 their Key Buy award, saying that "...no other sampler better integrates synthesizer functions." Could MachFive 3 be the new go-to sampler for Pro Tools users? The editors of the AIR Users Blog, a leading independent Pro Tools user community, gave MachFive 3 their Editors Choice Award, saying that "MachFive 3 is by far the easiest way to get the biggest sound."

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Audio Express scores MusicTech Choice Award

In their July 2011 issue, the editors of MusicTech Magazine give the Audio Express 9 out of 10 stars and their MusicTech Choice Award, citing the unit's "excellent sound quality", ease of use, and "very powerful and flexible creation of multiple mixes." While they have a lot of nice things to say about the Audio Express, they sum up by saying, "At its heart this is a very powerful and remarkably polished audio interface that will give you lots of routing options."

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