Lynx Studio launched a high-end audio interface today, the Aurora(n). It’s a brand new device that’s set to continue the legacy of the Aurora brand, known for all the usual characteristics of high quality audio interfaces – clean conversion, an abundance of connectivity options, and ruggedness. Developed from scratch, Lynx is convinced its new Aurora (n) is highly configurable in terms of channel expansion, computer interfacing, and support for add-on modules – pre-amplifiers, AES3, and ADAT devices.
The unit can be ordered in 8, 16, 24, and 32 channel versions as a single rack unit. 24 bit / 192 kHz conversion is available across all channels. The interface is also equipped with a microSD channel recorder for direct recording and playback. There are two headphone outputs with independent volume controls. Clocking is established via Lynx SynchroLock 2 technology. Lynx has a fair bit of history in making clocking devices and synchronizers, dating back to the days when early computer-based studio gear and other digital equipment had to be synced to analog stuff, such as tape recording machines.
The Aurora(n)’s digital connectivity options are USB and Thunderbolt alongside direct support for ProTools | HD and DANTE interface cards.
The interface is now shipping, priced at 3,199 EUR (~3578 USD, ~2802 GBP) for the base model prior to taxes. It’s a more modestly priced, but also less elaborate alternative to high-end interfaces from UA or Antelope Audio, for example. The Aurora(n) doesn’t ship with any plug-ins, such as simulations of revered musical and recording gear. Nor does it offer a luxury look and feel. It’s a workhorse for discerning studio engineers, which is fine.
More information about the Aurora(n) is available here.