Introduction to Atlas

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Atlas is a USB multi-channel audio interface for Windows PC and Mac. As well as eight analogue line inputs and outputs, Atlas provides eight high-quality microphone preamplifiers and a MIDI interface as well as a host of advanced synchronization and monitoring facilities.


Atlas is intended to provide 'studio in a box' functionality for the digital audio workstation (DAW) user. That's not so unusual - there are many other interfaces on the market which provide similar functionality. However, Atlas is unique among them in providing Prism Sound's unique pedigree of conversion, analogue, clocking and signal processing to the DAW user in an integrated package, with the plug-and-play convenience of an ordinary USB sound card.


Atlas also includes Prism Sound's unique Verifile process. Verifile allows recordings to be reliably verified free from any dropouts (e.g. buffer wraps, missed or repeated samples etc.) which can afflict computer audio recordings. Verifile checking is fast and reliable, unlike laborious and risky listening checks. For more details, see the Verifile section.


For a more detailed summary of Atlas's features, continue to the Features section.


For directions for getting started quickly, see the Quick start guides.


For detailed hardware and software installation procedures, see the Installation procedures.


For full details of the hardware controls and connections, as well as a block diagram, look at the Hardware section.


To learn about the software, see the Atlas software section.