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    Echo Layla 3G PCI Digital Audio Interface

    2 mic preamps. 8 channel analog I/O. 8 channel ADAT I/O. Up to 24/96 resolution.

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    Echo Layla 3G 8-Channel PCI Audio Interface Product Description

    Layla3G is the third generation of Echo's flagship PCI-based multitrack digital recorder. The original Layla premiered seven years ago to critical acclaim, including a TEC award nomination. Since then Echo has been perfecting the art of making high quality recording products at affordable prices. Now you can get all of the features of the Layla24 for a new low price, but with better converters and dual mic preamps.

    Layla3G is the perfect center for any professional studio. It has 2 universal inputs with mic preamps, 6 balanced analog inputs, 8 balanced analog outputs, and a stereo headphone output. ADAT lightpipe, optical and coaxial S/PDIF, and MIDI are included as well. Layla3G comes with a 15 ft. cable and PCI card that connects to the audio interface. Layla3G is compatible with PCI-X (3.3 or 5 volt) motherboards and Power Mac G5 computers, as well as older systems.

    Hardware Features

    - 2 auto-sensing universal inputs (mic/guitar/line):
    - Meters, trim knobs, phantom power, & channel inserts
    - 6 balanced 1/4 in. analog inputs:
    - 113dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
    - +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
    - 8 balanced 1/4 in. analog outputs:
    - 114dB (A-weighted) dynamic range
    - +4dBu / -10dBV nominal levels
    - S/PDIF I/O (coax & optical) at 24-bit/96kHz
    - ADAT optical digital I/O
    - MIDI I/O
    - Stereo headphone output with volume knob
    - Sync via word, S/PDIF, ADAT, or MTC
    - Supports full duplex 16 channel in, 16 channel out operation
    - Rack-mountable single space breakout box
    - Heavy-duty aluminum case
    - 15 ft. cable to connect to PC
    - PCI bus mastering interface:
    - Bus powered
    - Works with PCI-X (3.3/5 volt) & Power Mac G5
    - A/D & D/A converters in external breakout box
    - 56-bit / 100mHz DSP for digital mixing
    - Near zero latency hardware monitoring

    Software Features

    - Software console for monitoring, metering, and setting levels
    - Low-latency drivers support all major pro audio software:
    - Low latency ASIO 2.0
    - GSIF 2.0 (Gigastudio 3 w/ low latency MIDI)
    - WDM kernel streaming mode
    - CoreAudio & CoreMIDI
    - Surround sound support:
    - 5.1 & 7.1 output w/ delay management
    - AC3, DTS, & WMA9 output over S/PDIF
    - SuperChannel resource sharing: split I/O between multiple applications
    - PureWave mode for bit-accurate digital I/O

    Free Audio Software Included

    Tracktion is a revolutionary, easy-to-use music production application that contains everything most people will ever need to professionally record and mix music on a Mac or PC - without all the hassles and limitations of other audio software. Layla3G comes bundled with Tracktion version 2.2.

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Echo products.

    Echo Layla 3G 8-Channel PCI Audio Interface Technical Description

    Analog Input

    -- 2 Neutrik Universal connectors for balanced TRS or XLR

    -- 6 Balanced TRS connectors

    -- Accepts unbalanced signals

    -- Frequency response: 10Hz-20kHz

    -- Dynamic range: 113dB A-weighted

    -- THD+n: <0.002% A-weighted

    -- Nominal input level: +4dBu or -10dBV (software configurable)

    -- 48V phantom power on XLR inputs

    Analog Output

    -- 8 balanced TRS connectors

    -- Frequency response: 10Hz-20kHz

    -- Dynamic range: 114dB A-weighted

    -- THD+n: <0.002% A-weighted

    -- Nominal output level: +4dBu or -10dBV (software configurable)

    General Converter Specs

    -- 128x oversampling converters

    -- 24 bit data resolution maintained throughout signal path

    -- Multiple standard sampling rates supported: 8k, 11.025k, 16k, 22.05k, 32, 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k

    -- Variable sample rate feature lets you select any sample rate between 25kHz - 100kHz

    S/PDIF Digital Input/Output

    -- Up to 24 bit resolution

    -- Optical-TOSLINK-lightpipe connector

    -- Coaxial connector

    -- Consumer/professional switch

    -- Sample rates from 32kHz - 96kHz supported

    ADAT Digital Input/Output

    -- 8 channel 24 bit input/output over TOSLINK connection

    -- 44.1kHz and 48kHz sample rates supported


    -- MIDI input

    -- MIDI output

    Digital Sync

    -- Word Clock in/out

    -- S/PDIF or ADAT in/out

    -- Can sync to MTC (MIDI Time Code)

    Headphone Output

    -- High quality 1/4 in. headphone jack

    -- Volume control on front panel


    On-board 56-bit / 100 MHz Motorola DSP: digital mixing, near zero latency hardware monitoring


    -- 14 1/2 in. (w) x 5 1/2 in. (d) x 1 1/2 in. (h)

    -- Fits in a single rack mount space

    -- Includes rack mounting brackets

    Host Interface

    -- Bus mastering PCI host interface

    -- Provides power to breakout box

    -- 3.3V and 5V compatible

    -- Works with PCI-X & Power Mac G5

    System Requirements
    Mac System Requirements

    -- Mac OS X (10.2 or later)

    -- G4 or better processor (Power Mac G5 compatible)

    -- 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)

    PC System requirements:

    -- Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista

    -- Genuine Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon CPU

    -- Motherboard with Intel, AMD, Via, or NVIDIA chipset

    -- 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended)

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Echo products.

    Echo Layla 3G 8-Channel PCI Audio Interface Catalog Description

    Lots of I/O for a low price@8-channel analog I/O@2 mic pres@S/PDIF and ADAt digital I/O@Word clock and MIDI I/O@PCI interface

    Same Day Music is an authorized dealer of Echo products.

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