Focusrite VRM Box Headphone Monitoring System
The Focusrite VRM Box functions as a high-quality 24-bit/48kHz USB audio playback interface and uses Focusrite's Virtual Monitoring Technology to re-create the sound and mixing experience of your own studio into vuirtually any location. The VRM Box also features a digital (S/PDIF) input, which supports sample rates up to 192kHz. This allows you to run it in conjunction with a Pro Tools HD system, or any other interface with an S/PDIF output
VRM Box is literally one of those any time, any place, anywhere mixing opportunities using any monitoring headphones. The accompanying Focusrite VRM software lets you choose your mixing environment and the virtual speakers you wish to monitor on, then processes the audio before feeding it in real time to the hardware.
Built into Focusrite's VRM technology are precise models of a variety of industry standard studio monitors, including the Genelec 1031A, KRKs VXT8, the Auratone 5C and the ubiquitous Yamaha NS10M. There are also models of speakers commonly found in domestic environments, so you can check your mixes on a variety of virtual systems. Additionally, VRM processing can be bypassed, an LED on the hardware box illuminates when it's active.
Boasting a dynamic range of 108dB, its headphone amplifier provides a sound that's more precise, with lower distortion, than other low-cost audio interfaces, and far superior to built-in laptop headphone outputs whilst a single, slick volume dial gives you accurate control over the output level. The VRM technology overcomes the major obstacles of mixing with headphones by giving you spatial cues on which to base informed mix decisions, and by providing multiple perspectives on your mix - just like with speakers. VRM also surmounts various practical issues, such as mixing at unsociable hours and in mobile situations.
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