Trinity DAW: Linux-Based, Portable Audio EditingS

The Trinity DAW from the Trinity Audio Group is a self-contained audio recording box that its maker calls "the world's first professional, portable recording studio." It's a Linux-based handheld unit (9.5"W x 6"D x 1.85"H) with a 6.5-inch LCD screen, 128MB of RAM, a 20GB hard disk and can record 24-bit audio at 96 kHz. It has a couple of quarter-inch XLR inputs and can handle phantom power, and its fanless design keeps the noise down for even the quietest of audio recording sessions.

On the downside, the box runs Audacity, open-source audio editing software considered by many professionals to be less than optimal. Plus, we're a little suspicious of the product's 3D renderings rather than actual photos, indicating that there may be no actual prototype in existence quite yet. Even so, the Trinity Audio Group says the product will ship in October, 2006 for $1000.

Product Page [Trinity Audio Group, via Music Thing]