Resident Audio T2
The Resident Audio T2 Thunderbolt interface is perfect for performers using a laptop computer onstage or for anyone doing recording at home or on the road. The T2 provides two channels of I/O with near-zero latency in a lightweight, portable package, with support for high-resolution audio, all the way up to 24-bit/96kHz.
The T2 is fully bus-powered—no AC connection or batteries required—so it can easily be integrated into any live rig, or portable/home studio. Dual combo XLR/TRS input connectors allow you to plug in microphones, line-level sources, and even instruments. The T2 can also serve as an ultra-stable MIDI interface, ensuring precise synchronization between your audio and MIDI tracks.
The T2 offers dual combination XLR/¼" inputs, switchable between Mic, Line, or Instrument level. Each T2 input has its own dedicated trim control. In addition, a global Phantom Power switch allows you to use the T2 with condenser microphones.
The T2 sports a dedicated stereo headphone output and two TRS balanced line-level outputs. When using the T2 in the studio, simply plug it directly into your monitors; onstage, connect it straight into the soundboard. In addition, MIDI In and Out connectors allow you to use your T2 as a MIDI interface with an ultra-stable clock that keeps all your sequencers and drum machines perfectly locked to audio playback.
We've put a lot of thought into the ergonomic design of the T2. Its knobs not only glide smoothly, but also face slightly upwards, making them easy to access in low-light onstage environments. Three-color wraparound LED signal indicators allow you to easily adjust and set optimal input levels, and a dedicated INST/LINE switch allows you to instantly change between instrument-level or line-level input. (This versatile switch has another function, too: See "Smart Monitoring" below.)
There's also an Input Mix control, with its own three-color wraparound LED, so that you can blend of live input signal with the playback coming from your computer. And a handy "can't-miss" Big Knob volume control allows you to quickly adjust the level of connected headphones along with the overall monitoring level.
With the dual-function Instrument/Line control, the T2 can switch the headphone output from stereo to mono—a convenience that makes life a little easier. Monitoring in mono allows you to remove one set of cans and still be able to hear the sound of everything in one ear—especially handy for vocalists and DJs. Smart Monitoring works even when only microphones are connected to the T2.
Performing electronic music live used to be a crap shoot. With the T2, it's just a matter of hitting the space bar. Simply connect your controllers, sequencers, drum machines and sound modules to its MIDI In and Out connectors, and prepare to be blown away. The speed of Thunderbolt, combined with the rock-solid T2 driver, ensures that your audio and MIDI tracks always line up perfectly: everything plays back exactly the way you played it in, with no “slop” or delay.
- Near-zero latency for virtually instantaneous recording and playback
- Support for high resolution 24-bit/96kHz audio
- Two channels of I/O
- Two combo XLR / ¼" inputs with input gain controls and three-color wraparound LEDs
- Phantom power allows use of condenser microphones
- Two balanced TRS ¼" outputs
- Dedicated headphone output
- Input Mix control to blend live signal with computer playback
- Master "Big Knob" output control
- Smart Monitoring automatically switches headphones between stereo and mono
- High quality mic preamps and ADA converters
- Bus-powered (no need for AC or batteries)
- Compatible with Thunderbolt equipped Mac and Windows computers
- Downloadable Drivers
- Lightweight and portable
- Sturdy aluminum/acrylic chassis ensures roadworthiness
- 1/3 U rack-mountable (Mounting hardware not included)
Inputs2 x Combo XLR mic / balanced ¼" TRS, line / instrument level
Outputs 2 x balanced ¼” TRS line-level
1 x stereo ¼" headphone output
MIDI Input / Output
Thunderbolt™ port 1 (bus-powered)
Trim 2 (1 per channel) with 0 to +35 dBu mic gain range
LED clip indicator2 (1 per channel)
Line / Instrument switch1
Phantom PowerOn/Off +48V (global for both channels)
Input MixBlends live input signal with computer output signal
Big Knob (volume control)Controls headphone level and monitoring level
Preamps2 per channel, mic / instrument
ChassisAluminum/Acrylic 1/3 U rack-mountable (Mounting hardware not included)
A/D/A convertersMore than 100dB dynamic range
Stereo or Mono, selected by Line/Instrument switch