Montbonnot, France Digigram has resized its VX222-Mic stereo sound card with built-in mic-preamplifier to the compact short-length PCI format, which is required by a growing number of PCs. With a length of only 175 mm, the board now fits even in the most compact computers with 5 V, 5 V +3.3 V, or 3.3 V PCI busses, as well as computers with PCI-X bus. The VX222-Mic extends the feature set of Digigram's best-selling VX222 stereo sound card (balanced analogue inputs and outputs with 24-bit converters, AES/EBU stereo input/output, 2 GPIOs). A high quality phantom-powered microphone pre-amplifier, linked with an analogue compressor-limiter-expander, enables direct recording of voice without the added burden and expense of external devices. The VX222-Mic features a 3-band parametric equalizer and a "maximizer" which increases the average signal level. Digigram , Montbonnot, France. www.digigram.com.