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CEntrance Announces 'AxePort' USB Direct Box

Portable Recording Interface Adds Connectivity to Your Guitar and Bass

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Chicago, IL - January 9th, 2008 - CEntrance, Inc., for years a leading pro audio design consultancy, and manufacturer of the hit USB mic preamp, MicPort™ Pro, today announced a new CEntrance hardware product: the AxePort™ Pro USB Direct Box, ideal for all guitar and bass players who want to record at home or on the road – and sound great. AxePort Pro will be available for demonstration with MicPort Pro at Winter NAMM 2008 in CEntrance booth #201-25, Level 2.

Though more tubular than a traditional direct box, AxePort Pro offers 24-bit/96kHz performance and a USB interface for guitar and bass players. AxePort Pro is the complete package for recording with almost any DAW on Windows™; VP/Vista and Mac OSX&™;. Plug a 1/4-inch cord into AxePort Pro from your electric guitar or bass - or acoustic with built-in pick-up - and start recording immediately.

Musicians recording on the road will especially appreciate AxePort Pro's compact size, rugged aluminum chassis and USB bus power drawn straight from your computer, even laptops (no wall warts or batteries). AxePort Pro features the same loud headphone preamp and knobs for input and output level as sister product designed for XLR microphones, MicPort Pro. AxePort Pro is also bundled with Guitar Combos amp emulation software from Native Instruments, the CEntrance Universal Driver™, a handy belt clip, 3 foot guitar cable, 6 foot USB cable, and a velvet carrying pouch. For more information, visit www.AxePort.com.

Available now from dealers and distributors worldwide, MicPort Pro; is a portable, Class A USB mic preamp that transforms any mic into a USB mic with 24-bit/96kHz performance, thanks to high-quality A/D conversion. MicPort Pro features 48V phantom power and zero latency monitoring, and is built on the same platform as AxePort Pro. Stereo and multi-track recording is also possible with MicPort Pro thanks to the complimentary CEntrance Universal Driver that aggregates input from multiple MicPort Pro units with the lowest latency on the market (less than 6 milliseconds). For more information on what MusicTech Magazine describes as, "Easily the best USB recording solution we have seen to date" visit www.MicPort.com

Both AxePort Pro and MicPort Pro will be demonstrated in CEntrance booth #201-25, Level 2 (in the balcony) at Winter NAMM from January 17-20, 2008. Please stop by for a personal demo. If you'd like to make an appointment, please call +1 (847) 581-0500 or e-mail us at sales@centrance.com

About CEntrance, Inc.
Founded in 2000, CEntrance designs, develops and licenses differentiated audio and entertainment products. CEntrance is known for its co-development work with pro-audio industry leaders such as Mackie, Line 6, Alesis and Harman Pro. The company's holistic, customer-focused approach blends product strategy, innovation, and outsourcing coordination. CEntrance is headquartered in Chicago and distributes its products worldwide. For more information, visit www.CEntrance.com or call +1 (847) 581-0500.

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