In addition to announcing the Motif-Rack XS and the MM8 synthesizer, Yamaha also introduced two new consumer-based USB audio interfaces. The Audiogram 6 and Audiogram 3 were designed to make setup and recording as easy as possible, according to Yamaha.

The Audiogram 6 features 2 XLR combo inputs with preamps and one-knob compression for dialing in the desired sound from microphones and instruments. One of these inputs has switchable phantom power for using high-quality condenser microphones.

Two stereo inputs, stereo and headphone outputs, and a USB jack complete the unit’s connections. The Audiogram 6 includes separate controls for audio inputs and computer playback for control while recording.

The Audiogram 3 features one phantom powered combo input switchable for microphones or instrument recording, a stereo input, a stereo and headphone output as well as a USB jack for connection to the computer.

The Audiogram 3 and Audiogram 6 come with Cubase AI and will cost $139.99 and $199.99, respectively.

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