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MOTU 1248 Thunderbolt Audio Interface with AVB

The world's first Thunderbolt audio interface with 48-channel mixing and AVB networking
MFR# 9300

Product Description

The MOTU 1248 is the flagship interface for a new line of high-performance audio interfaces that combine superb audio quality and state-of-the-art features.

Features:

  • Superb audio quality - the balanced TRS analog outputs produce 123 dB dynamic range and -110 dB THD+N (0.0003%) at -1 dBFS, unweighted, 1 kHz
  • 66 simultaneous audio channels - four mic inputs, two guitar inputs, eight x twelve balanced analog with dedicated main and monitor outs, two x 8-channel ADAT optical, RCA S/PDIF (with SRC), and two independent phone outs for 32 inputs and 34 outputs
  • Universal connectivity - connects to a computer with Thunderbolt, standard AVB Ethernet or audio class compliant high-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS) - discovery app and web app software works alongside any host audio software
  • Flexible 48-input digital mixer modeled after large format mixing consoles, with 12 stereo busses and DSP effects, including reverb, 4-band EQ, gate, and compression
  • 32-bit floating point processing - the 1248's mixing and effects DSP engine delivers virtually unlimited headroom and the utmost in sound quality
  • Modeled vintage effects processing - classic reverb, compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A compressor, EQ modeled after British analog console EQ
  • Flexible, matrix-style audio routing and splitting for any analog or digital input, computer channel or network stream to any other output, computer, or network device - split any single input to unlimited multiple output destinations
  • 256 channels of network audio I/O for your host computer - record and monitor up to 128 networked audio channels in and out, simultaneously, through the Thunderbolt connection to a host computer
  • Control on-board DSP, mixing, device settings, and network audio routing from web app software running in your favorite browser on a laptop, tablet or smart phone connected by wire or Wi-Fi to your local area network
  • Connect an Apple Airport™ or other Wi-Fi router directly to the 1248 with a standard Ethernet cable and control the 1248's powerful mixing and DSP effects from your smart phone or tablet, without a computer - great for live sound mixing
  • Connect outboard digital processors, digital mixers or other gear. 16 channels at 44.1/48 kHz or 8 channels at 88.2/96 kHz
  • The large backlit 324 x 24 LCD lets you view all signal activity at a glance with detailed metering for all analog and digital I/O. Access hardware settings from a simple and convenient menu
  • Includes AudioDesk workstation software for Mac and Windows with 24-bit recording, sample-accurate editing and 32-bit mixing and mastering

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Chassis19-inch Rack-mount
Rack Spaces1u
Number of Inputs32
Input Connectors1/4-inch TRS, 1/4-inch TS, Analog XLR, BNC, Digital RCA, Optical
Number of Outputs34
Output Connectors1/4-inch TRS, BNC, Digital RCA, Optical
Computer ConnectionThunderbolt, USB
Clock I/OIn, Out
Maximum Sampling Rate192 kHz
Digital FormatADAT, S/PDIF, SMUX

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