Do I need to install software to operate Creon?
No. All controls and functions you need to have at hand are available as hardware controls and switches.
Do I need to have the DAW connected to work with Creon?
No. All analog functions such as mic and instrument preamps, line inputs, monitoring, sources listening, headphones and speakers are fully operational without a DAW connected. If you want to record you need to connect the DAW.
Which operating systems is Creon compatible with?
Windows XP/7/8/10, Mac OS X 10.6 or higher, iOS 6 and higher
Which DAW host programs has Creon already been tested with?
- Pro Tools 10, 11, 12
- Logic 9, X
- Samplitude Pro X
- Reaper 64
- Cubase 5, 6, 7, 8
- Nuendo 6
- WaveLab 7, 8
- Sony Acid Pro 7
- Digital Perfomer 7, 8, 9
- Studio One 2
Can Creon be powered through the USB bus?
No, Creon requires its own power supply at all times.
Which AD/DA converters are used in Creon?
High-quality, professional-grade analog to digital and digital to analog converters are
used which provide a signal to noise ratio of 115dB.
What sample rates does Creon support?
44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
What bit depth are the Creon AD/DA converters?
The AD/DA converters are 24bit.
How do I select inputs?
Line 1 has preference over Mic 1,
Line 2 has preference over Mic 2.
Instrument has preference over Mic 2 and Line 2.
Where is the mono switch?
The Creon does not have a mono switch for the speaker outputs, because mono summing can easily be achieved within the DAW by inserting the free bx_solo plug-in into the master output buss. Plugin Alliance offers a bundle of four free plug-ins, which includes bx_solo, here.
What level does the Dim button attenuate by?
When the DIM button is depressed, the analog outputs are attenuated by 20dB.
Do I need an app to run the Creon on an iPad?
No. Creon is a hot-plugging Class 2 device and does not need a special driver or app to operate. An original Apple camera adapter is required for connection.