Chicago, IL. – May 22, 2007 – SoundTech Professional Audio, a division of US Music Corporation, today announced the LightSnake iChat, a USB headset with microphone that offers computer users one solution for many multimedia audio and voice applications. The LightSnake iChat features SoundTech´s patented "Live when Lit" technology that glows when connected and flashes when sound is being transmitted.

The LightSnake iChat is ideal for anyone who participates in multiplayer gaming or voice chats over the Internet. The iChat features clear, crisp audio and in-line volume controls perfect for listening to music or for VoIP calls with services such as Skype. In the office the iChat can be used for voice input on videoconferences or to take advantage of the latest speech recognition technology by talking into the LightSnake iChat´s built-in microphone instead of typing.

"We developed the SoundTech LightSnake line of musical instrument cables to give our customers a high-quality yet easy-to-use product for home recording," said Larry English, President of US Music Consumer Division. "The iChat incorporates the same great features available in the LightSnake cable line in a product that can be used in everyday applications including online voice chats, listening to MP3s and online gaming."
The LightSnake iChat is fully plug-and-play compatible with a Mac or PC*- no driver installs are necessary. In addition, the iChat features a stereo output allowing a favorite pair of headphones or powered speakers to be used in place of the included iChat ear buds.

SoundTech LightSnake USB Headset features:
– Digital quality sound input and output without the need for a sound card
– Embedded 16 Bit ADC input with audio signal boost
– HSDL (Host Side Data Loss) noise reduction function
– 48/44.1 KHz sampling rate for recording
– USB bus powered with simple plug-and-play connectivity
– Compliant with USB 2.0 full speed operation
– Compatible with Win 98 / 98 SE / Win ME / Win 2000 / Win XP/ Win Vista / Linux and Mac OS9 / OS X
*Plug-n-play compatibility with Windows Me / Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows Vista and Mac OS 9 and higher

Pricing and Availability

The iChat, with patented LightSnake technology, is available nationwide at Micro Center as well as on the web at Amazon.com or FullCompass.com with a suggested retail price of $29.99. For more information on retail availability, please visit www.SoundTech.com

About SoundTech Professional Audio

SoundTech is dedicated to providing the music industry´s most affordable and professional Pro-Audio quality line of product solutions supporting both performance and home recording environments. It has built a world-class team of sales, service and support professionals around what are arguably the best "Quality vs. Price" product lines available anywhere in the world. For more information visit SoundTech on the web at www.SoundTech.com

About US Music Corporation

US Music Corporation located just north of Chicago. US Music Corporation is a uniquely positioned, fully integrated musical instrument company that manufactures and markets instruments, accessories and audio equipment for professionals, aspiring professionals, collectors, hobbyists and beginner musicians. US Music Corp also owns Washburn Guitars, Parker Guitars, Randall Amplifiers, Eden Amplifiers, Oscar Schmidt, Lyon Musical Instruments, Little Lyon, Mojo Strings and Vinci musical instrument strings and accessories. For more information visit US Music Corporation on the web at www.USMusicCorp.com.

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