Crimson

USB Audio Interface + Monitor Controller

Crimson is designed to operate with your Digital Audio Workstation. But you can also do a lot with it as a stand-alone device: plug in an instrument and play. Connect a microphone and sing along.

Mix your own monitor signal with playback or guide tracks from any source – including your smartphone. What you are playing is not bad? Turn on the DAW and record it.

The Crimson leaps forward to set a new sound quality benchmark in its price range. With the Crimson you have a boutique device at a fraction of the price we used to know from traditional engineering and manufacturing.

 

Recording Channels

2 microphone inputs (XLR)
2 Instrument inputs (TRS)
4 balanced line inputs (TRS)
2 S/P-DIF
Note: any 4 analog channels can be recorded simultaneously. Including S/P-DIF, six channels can be recorded simultaneously.

 

Playback Channels

4 channels via USB (DAW 1-4)

Analog Inputs (Sources)

2 TRS line input channels (balanced)
2 RCA line input channels (rear, unbalanced)
1 mini jack stereo input (unbalanced)

Digital Inputs

1 USB
1 S/P-DIF stereo input (coax)
1 MIDI

Analog Outputs

Speakers A: 2 XLR sockets (L/R, balanced)
Speakers B: 2 TRS sockets (L/R, balanced, w. trimming)
2 headphone sockets (TRS)

Digital Outputs

1 USB
1 S/P-DIF stereo output (coax)
1 MIDI

 

Hardware

  • USB 2 audio/MIDI system
  • High-performance, 32bit microcontroller 
  • 24bit audio processing 
  • 6 input and 4 output channels at 192kHz (6/6 at 96kHz)
  • Sample rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz or 192kHz
  • Fixed master clock for lowest jitter
  • True 1:1 audio, no sample rate conversion or clock recovery
  • S/P-DIF and MIDI I/Os
  • Selectable internal and external clock source or automatic detection

Software

  • Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 (32 and 64 bit) Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
  • Multi-application mode, simultaneous ASIO and/or WDM playback
  • Extremely low-latency Mac OS X (ASIO-like) HAL plug-in driver (1 ms)
  • Extremely low-latency Windows ASIO and WDM driver (1 ms)
  • Driver feedback synchronization to hardware clock
  • ASIO control panel for Windows and Mac
  • USB Audio Class 2.0 compliance (asynchronous mode)