ASI6044 REPLACES ASI4344 AND ADDS NEW FEATURES

NEWCASTLE,DE (December 15 2004)  –  Setting a new price point for professional audio adapters, AudioScience, Inc. today unveiled the ASI6044, a new audio adapter that includes multiple streams of MPEG layer 3 (MP3) playback/record and other advanced signal processing features.

The ASI6044  replaces the popular ASI4344 and provides four balanced stereo outputs, four balanced stereo inputs, four record streams and up to eight play streams. As well as MP3, other format choices include MPEG Layer 2, Dolby AC2 playback and linear PCM.  The analog circuitry uses 24 bit over sampling converters to deliver more than 100dB of dynamic range with THD+N better than 0.002%.

Featuring a new level of signal processing at this price point, the adapter supports  AudioScience’s MRX and TSX technology.  MRX enables playback, recording and digital mixing of multiple audio streams of any sample rate to a 1Hz precision.  TSX time scaling can be used on any of the audio  playback streams to expand or compress audio in real-time by up to 20%, while preserving pitch and clarity

“The ASI6044 represents a new price/performance benchmark for the professional audio card market” said Richard Gross, President and co-founder of AudioScience. “The ability to simultaneously record, play and mix multiple streams of various formats and sample rates, including MP3, offers unprecedented flexibility to broadcast applications”.

The ASI4342 is also being replaced by the ASI6012.  This card has one stereo input and two stereo outputs as well as the advanced feature set that the ASI6000 series delivers.  With this product realignment ASI will be providing the price sensitive market with features that historically only the professional market has enjoyed.

The ASI6044 will be available in January 2005. The ASI6012 is available now.  Drivers are provided for Windows 98, NT, 2000, XP and Linux.  For pricing and further information, contact Richard Gross at +1-302-324-5333. 

About AudioScience, Inc.
AudioScience, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets digital audio peripherals for computer-based digital audio applications. AudioScience is headquartered in New Castle, Delaware with offices in Costa Mesa -California, Rochester -New York, Christchurch - New Zealand and Singapore.  It is located at 42C Reads Way, Newcastle, Delaware 19720; phone +1-302-324-5333, email salesasi<at>audioscience.com. For more information the company’s web site is at www.audioscience.com.