TerraTec Producer AREA 61
Devices that combine MIDI and audio interfacing for computers have been around for awhile, but the AREA 61 adds a very valuable element to the equation: It's also a standalone sound generator capable of creating classic synthesizer tones. When it's mated to a computer, the editor for Area 61's internal sounds pops up as a VST plug-in. The unit, which connects to Macs and PCs via USB 2.0, sports 61 touch sensitive, semi-weighted keys and delivers 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution. Its housed in a sturdy aluminum chassis designed to withstand the rigors of life outside the studio. Learn more at www.terratecproducer.com.