iCON Pro Audio advances modular MIDI/audio control concept with matching Platform U22 VST audio interface introduction

NASHVILLE, TN, USA: Having ultimately updated its popular Platform MIDI/audio control concept late last year with the timely introduction of the Platform M+ eight-channel DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) controller and accompanying eight-channel Platform X+ expander (adding up to 32 channels of true tactile DAW control via USB 2.0), high-quality, professional-grade musical equipment provider iCON Pro Audio is proud to announce the matching Platform U22 VST — a 2-in/2-out USB 3.0 audio interface providing superior sonic quality, a low noise floor, and ultra-fast processing as a compact, rugged, and versatile device designed specifically for working with those popular Platform series controllers — coinciding with the company’s appearance at The 2019 NAMM Show, January 24-27, in Anaheim, California…

As implied by its full — and appropriate — appellation, the Platform U22 VST USB 3.0 Super-Speed audio interface is deftly designed by iCON Pro Audio as a 24-Bit 96/192KHz 2-in/2-out device delivering super-speed connectivity for ultra-low latency, letting loose with superior sonic quality, a low noise floor, and ultra-fast processing as a compact, rugged, and versatile addition to the popular Platform MIDI/audio control concept, specifically tailored to match its series siblings.

Ultimately, users of the Platform U22 VST can easily expand the I/O capability of their existing Platform system or, of course, can choose to run it as a standalone audio interface in its own right, recording — with full duplex, simultaneous record/playback support — two signals at once through the two high-quality Mic/Inst/Line preamps, each equipped with individual Gain controls, +48V phantom power switching, and LED indicators to assist with dialling in the sound.

Sharpness, clarity, and focus are what it’s all about, and irrefutably iCON Pro Audio’s perfectly-executed Platform U22 VST is unsurpassed in advancing productions in such a highly-portable slimline and flexible form factor, featuring two analogue balanced inputs on 1/4-inch TRS jacks; two analog balanced outputs on 1/4-inch TRS jacks; MIDI I/O (1–16 channel); a direct monitoring (DM) switch for Stereo, Mono and PC with individual volume control; and headphone output with individual (HP) volume control sensibly spaced across and around a road-ready, rugged casing of metal construction housing high-quality analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue convertors — DAC: THD+N: -112dB; Dynamic Range: 120dB ADC: THD+N: -110dB; Dynamic Range: 120dB — for facilitating a rich, dynamic sound.

Since a DAW is at the heart of the creative process for so many musicians, producers, and composers, duly defining their workflow and recording capabilities — central to the sound itself, in other words, without doubt, the accompanying audio interface is one of the most important parts of their signal chain. Clearly, anyone looking for a high-resolution audio interface packing plentiful features into a small footprint at an affordable price perhaps need look no further than the new Platform U22 VST — all the more so since it also comes complete with ProDriver VST, iCON Pro Audio’s innovative, proprietary plug-in host and virtual signal routing software for MacOS (Intel- Mac) and Windows 7, 8 , and 10 (32-bit/64-bit), so users can even host plug-ins without launching their trusty DAW!

Destined to be showcased on the iCON Pro Audio display on US distributor Mixware’s Booth (11720) at The 2019 NAMM Show, January 24-27 in Anaheim, California, come check out the new Platform U22 VST USB 3.0 Super-Speed audio interface alongside additions to iCON Pro Audio’s lengthening lineup of must-see products!

iCON Pro Audio’s ASIO2.0-, DirectSound-, and WDM-supporting Platform U22 VST USB 3.0 Super-Speed audio interface is available through the company’s growing global network of distributors (https://iconproaudio.com/distributors/), affordably priced at $239.99 USD/€219.99 EUR.

For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated Platform U22 VST webpage here: https://iconproaudio.com/product/platform-u22/

 

Watch iCON Pro Audio’s illuminating introductory video for its Platform U22 VST USB 3.0 Super-Speed audio interface here: https://youtu.be/cJJzl4Yy3x0

 

About iCON Pro Audio (www.iconproaudio.com)

iCON Pro Audio’s products power creative projects in studios all over the world.With operations in the United States, Europe, China, and Hong Kong, its goal is to provide high-quality, professional-grade musical equipment at affordable prices. Presently manufacturing over 150 products that are sold in over 60 countries, professionals worldwide trust those products’ proven build quality and innovative design day in, day out. Originally founded as iCON Digital Limited in 1997 by a group of music technology veterans from the US, Hong Kong, and Germany, their mission was to create a company that would manufacture quality gear at an economical cost for all musicians. Mission accomplished, today iCON Pro Audio owns and operates development, manufacturing, and administrative facilities in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China, while the US location in Nashville,Tennessee, manages international marketing, customer support, and development teams.The future looks bright, thanks to a unique international development team and an industry-leading product portfolio ranging from MIDI control surfaces and keyboard controllers, audio interfaces, studio monitors, and microphones through to a myriad of accessories, all catering to performance and studio setups of all shapes and sizes. Stimulated by musicians, engineers, and enthusiasts, product ideas are brought to reality through a unique R&D effort involving in-house engineers in the US, Europe, and Asia. Aligned with an unwavering commitment to customer service and support, the company collectively strives to provide an unmatched customer service experience for musicians and media professionals everywhere.