MOTU 828 MK3 Hybrid USB / Firewire Audio Interface

£695.00
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28x30 USB/FireWire Audio Interface with 2 Microphone Preamps, x8 TRS Inputs, x8 TRS Outputs, x2 XLR Outputs, x2 x ADAT I/O, MIDI I/O, Word Clock I/O, and Built-in Mixer with Onboard Effects!


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Manufacturer: Motu

Category: Recording & Playback

Details

Details

Here's an interface that offers tons of I/O, premium sound quality, AND extreme flexibility in the modern recording world. Meet the MOTU 828mk3 Hybrid. This versatile interface offers both FireWire and USB connections, giving you the flexibility to connect to the computers you want. It's perfect for the recordist who has multiple machines or collaborates with artists and bands. You can feel confident knowing you have the connectivity that will work anywhere, plus a wealth of I/O, including two preamps, to tackle any recording situation!

MOTU 828mk3 Hybrid FireWire and USB Audio Interface at a Glance:
Incredible sound quality and exceptional routing capabilities
Control CueMix with your iPad
Incredible sound quality and exceptional routing capabilities

One reason the MOTU 828 series has been so popular and well loved is the fact that these interfaces sound incredible, while remaining extraordinarily versatile. You can record up to 24-bit/192khz-quality audio, and the MOTU 828mk3 Hybrid offers combo inputs, 1/4" inputs, and ADAT banks. You can also use the MOTU 828mk3 as a standalone mixer, using the onboard DSP to route signals the way you please. In fact, you even get built-in EQ, compression, and reverb effects that are powered by DSP. That way, you can give the artist a lush headphone mix, without tapping into any of your computer's CPU power you need for recording. You can also record those effects, so it's like having top-notch plug-ins without the processor strain! All of the DSP mixing and effects are controlled by the CueMix FX software that's included with the MOTU 828mk3 Hybrid.

Control CueMix with your iPad:
MOTU's CueMix FX software, the mixing software that drives the powerful routing of the 828mk3, can be controlled from your iPad. MOTU created CueMix templates for the TouchOSC controller app, giving you complete control over your 828mk3's mixing and effects processing over a Wi-Fi network. This means that when you're recording in your studio, you don't need to keep going back to your computer to adjust gain levels, change monitoring effects, or virtually anything else you rely on CueMix for.

When what you want is a great-sounding interface that's also reliable, you can count on MOTU every time. And when what you want is maximum versatility, thanks to a decked-out array of I/O, you'll want to grab the MOTU 828mk3 Hybrid!

Specifications

Specifications

Specification

28 inputs and 30 outputs (at 44.1/48kHz)
CueMix FX manages 28 input/16 bus mixer with on-board DSP effects
CueMix FX includes reverb with sends/returns, plus EQ and compression on every input and output
Access any setting in your entire 828mk3 mix directly from the front panel
Stand-alone functionality
Multiple CueMix FX mixes
2 front panel combo jacks provide hi-Z 1/4" guitar input or lo-Z XLR mic input with phantom power
Mic/guitar instrument sends-add analog outboard effects to the 2 mic/guitar inputs
Mic/guitar input limiter prevents digital clipping and distortion from overloaded signal levels
8 24-bit/192kHz analog inputs and outputs on balanced/unbalanced 1/4" TRS jacks
16 channels of ADAT lightpipe, 8 channels of SMUX (96kHz) or 2 pairs of stereo TOSLink
Sample-accurate MIDI
Expandable-add additional interfaces for more I/O as your needs grow
Separate XLR main outs and front-panel headphone jacks, each with independent volume control
Stereo 24-bit 96kHz S/PDIF in/out
Word clock in and out
SMPTE in and out
Includes drivers for Mac & PC, including ASIO, WDM, Wave, GSIF, Core Audio, and Core MIDI
Supports all popular Macintosh and Windows audio software
100% compatible with all host-based effects processing in today's popular audio programs.
Includes AudioDesk software for the Mac
Plug-and-play operation with your Mac or PC via FireWire
Front panel volume control for monitoring
Monitor in stereo, quad, 6.1, 7.1, plus user-defined surround monitoring setups
2 front panel headphone jacks with independent volume controls
LED metering for all analog, digital and MIDI I/O, plus SMPTE sync tach and lock LEDs
Dedicated front panel clock status LEDs

Requirements for Mac OS X:
PowerPC G4 CPU 1GHz or faster
OS X 10.5.8 or greater
1GB of RAM minimum; 2GB of RAM recommended

Requirements for Windows:
Pentium IV or equivalent, 1GHz or better
Windows XP (32 and 64 bit), Windows 7, Windows 8, Vista (SP2), or later
1GB of RAM minimum; 2GB of RAM recommended