The benefits of the module are pretty clear:
You can record audio directly from your modular system without worrying about the audio level.
Recording several audio signals simultaneously without mixing them first? No problem, there are enough outputs.
Integrate studio gear like effects, EQs, dynamic processors directly into your modular system.
Do you have an audio interface with a Tascam connector? Then use the modular system as an insert for your DAW.
The IO is DC-coupled and thus can transmit CVs and gates with mayn audio interfaces. Use it as interface with SilentWay software.
The IO module consists of two sections: on top is the output section with 3.5mm sockets and a DB-25 Tascam output connector. On the bottom is the input section with a DB-25 input connector and eight 3.5mm output sockets. All minijacks feature LEDs for displaying the level.
The balanced version presented here uses well-trimmed precise components from THAT Corporation for balancing and unbalancing the signals.
Outputwise it has a gain reduction of -6dB to adapt the loud modular level to the +4dBu line level of studio gear and to prevent unwanted distortion. This passive conversion will not color your sound, it just pads the signal.
Inputwise there's a level boost or +6dB to adapt external line levels to modular level.
The ±12V Eurorack power supply didn't allow for enough level; for that reason the module works internally with ±18V to offer you output levels of 27.5dBu and input levels of 21.5dBu.
input: 8x 3.5mm sockets, 1x DB-25 connector
output: 8x 3.5mm sockets, 1x DB-25 connector
3U Eurorack module, 10HP wide, 48mm deep
current draw (typical): 150mA @ +12V and 150mA @ -12V