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AUDIOGRAM3 Computer Recording System

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The AUDIOGRAM Series from Yamaha has been carefully designed to make setting up your computer-based recording environment an absolute breeze. Coming as a complete kit, the AUDIOGRAM3 Computer Recordin... Read More

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The AUDIOGRAM Series from Yamaha has been carefully designed to make setting up your computer-based recording environment an absolute breeze. Coming as a complete kit, the AUDIOGRAM3 Computer Recording System bundles together a hardware interface that adds audio inputs and outputs to your computer, software for recording and producing music, and a USB cable for connecting the audio interface.

This package will instantly turn your computer into a powerful yet intuitive tool for recording and editing audio from virtually any microphone or audio input device. What's more, setup is as easy as installing the bundled music-production application, CUBASE AI, on your computer and connecting the audio interface using the USB cable provided! You're then ready to connect instruments, microphones, CD players, MP3 players, and even old record or tape players for recording straight into CUBASE AI.

Streamlined audio interface

With a focus on simplicity and ease-of-use, the Yamaha AUDIOGRAM3 delivers a compact audio interface complete with both a mono and stereo input channel. Providing maximum flexibility for recording from almost any audio source, the mono input channel features a combo-type connector that can be set for microphone or line level input, while the stereo channel has both phone and RCA connectors. Of course, as this interface is USB bus-powered, it needs no external power supply and is an ideal solution for mobile applications.

High-quality microphone preamp

Also supporting microphone-level input, the AUDIOGRAM3 mono channel features a microphone preamp offering excellent audio quality. And should you want to connect a condenser microphone for higher-quality recordings, this channel can even be phantom powered. Regardless of what type of microphone you choose, however, the professionalmixer technologies integrated into this preamp will deliver perfect recordings every time.

Direct connection of electric guitars and basses

With one touch of the MIC/INST select button, you can set the sensitivity of the AUDIOGRAM3 mono channel for direct connection of either microphones or instruments. When set to instrument-level sensitivity, for example, you can directly record electric guitars, basses, and many other input devices. And all audio recorded using either of the MIC/INST settings can then be processed to give professional-sounding results using CUBASE AI's built-in effects.

Stereo channel for practically all sound input devices

With the AUDIOGRAM3, you also get a stereo input channel with both phone and RCA pin connectors that can be used to conveniently connect not only synthesizers, portable keyboards, and electronic pianos, but also a diversity of other sound sources such as CD players, MD players, portable audio players, and even old record and tape players. Providing maximum flexibility for many different recording situations, the AUDIOGRAM3 even supports simultaneous recording of the instrument or vocal on the mono channel with the audio being input via the stereo channel. For example, you could easily use this feature to record yourself playing along to a CD or MD backing track or singing to a karaoke track created on a portable keyboard.

NOTE: Go to http://www.yamahasynth.com/downloads to download the recommended Yamaha USB-AUDIO Driver.

  • Streamlined audio interface
  • High-quality microphone preamp
  • Provides direct connection of electric guitars and basses
  • Mic/Hi-Z input: 1
  • Audio Format: USB AUDIO 1.1, 16bit/44.1kHz
  • Combo Connectors: 1
  • Stereo In connectors: Phone connector x 2 (L/MONO x 2, R x 2)
  • USB Connector: To Host x 1
  • Headphone connector: Stereo Phone connector x 1
  • Stereo Out connector: Phone connector x 2 (L, R)
  • Power Supply: USB powered
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 180 mm x 61 mm x 112 mm (7-1/8" x 2-3/8" x 4-3/8")
  • Accessories: CUBASE AI DVD, Owner's Manual, USB Cable
  • System Requirements
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows-based computer with built-in USB interface
  • OS: Windows Vista
  • CPU: 1GHz or better Intel Core / Pentium / Celeron processor
  • Memory: More than 1GB
  • Windows XP
  • Windows-based computer with built-in USB interface
  • OS: Windows XP Professional / XP Home Edition
  • CPU: 750MHz or better Intel Core / Pentium / Celeron processor
  • Memory: More than 128MB
  • Macintosh
  • Macintosh computer with built-in USB interface
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.3.3 or higher
  • CPU: Intel CPU / Macintosh G3 processor 300 MHz or better
  • Memory: More than 128MB
  • Cubase AI4 System Requirements:
  • Windows
  • OS: Windows XP Professional SP1 / XP Home Edition SP1 / Windows Vista (32-bit)
  • CPU: Intel Pentium 1.4GHz or better
  • Available Memory: More than 512MB
  • Hard Disk: Free disk space of 1GB or more
  • Audio Interface: Windows DirectX / ASIO compatible
  • Macintosh
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
  • CPU: Power Mac G4 1GHz or Core Solo 1.5GHz or better
  • Available Memory: More than 512MB
  • Hard Disk: Free disk space of 1GB or more
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A Top Notch Audio Interface

By Sharifa

from Milwaukee, WI

I really was looking for an inexpensive, easy-to-use, USB, 1 in & 1 out audio interface just to transfer my music from my keyboard workstation to my PC laptop like a Behringer UCA202 which wasn't in stock. A GC salesman recommended the Gem Sound PL-USB audio interface (which sucked big time!). I returned it the next day and got the Yamaha Audiogram3. All I can say about the A3 is -- WHAT A TOP NOTCH AUDIO INTERFACE!! This thing sound amazing and I've actually got it installed (you do have to go to yamaha's site to install the driver for it--at least I had to) and working with extremely low latency with Cubase AI4. I'm recording on a bare minimum laptop PC (Intel Celeron 1.4Ghz w/1G of RAM). I've recorded 8 audio tracks - all instrument sounds - AND added effects to each track within minutes of installing the interface with no problems whatsoever -- no popping, no hissing, no high/low humming, no sizzling sounds through the headphones and monitors at all -- unlike the Gem Sound interface!! When I'm not recording, it's just pure silence and when I'm recording, it's just the instrument sounds from my keyboard. I have yet to use the MIC input but I'm certain that the preamp is just as good sounding as the outputs on the A3. And, I'll never listen to music using my laptop's preinstalled soundcard ever again. I love the Audiogram3 and I highly recommend it to anyone who's just looking for a superb USB 2 in/out audio interface.

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By William Johnson

from Baltimore, MD

After taking back the M-Audio Mobilepre USB due to hissing and very low outputs through an xlr powered mic, a Guitar Center sales associate told me that this device is better and cheaper. After taking it home, and figuring out how to use it, everything I record comes out perfectly. The fact that it doubles as a sort of an external sound card also amazed me as well because I didnt know that I could do this. I am very pleased with this product.

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