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The MOTU 828es provides up to 28 inputs and 32 outputs through a single USB or Thunderbolt connection, now with ultra low-latency as low as 1.6ms at 96 kHz. The flexible I/O of the 828es allows you to easily mic up an entire band, provide multiple cue mixes to the musicians and hook up all your external, keyboards, drum machines, MIDI and outboard gear with room to spare.
Utilize the Ethernet Port for up to 256 audio channels (128 in and 128 out), an expansion of I/O that truly sets the 828es apart from any other interface in its class.
Get up to 123 dB of dynamic range with the help of ESS Sabre32 DAC technology, which is the same DAC used in MOTU’s flagship 1248. Now be sure you’re always hearing the truest possible playback available.
Each internal preamp provides very clean -108 dB THD+N, 118 dB of dynamic range and -128 dBu EIN, simply put it offers a large amount of gain with very little noise and distortion, providing the cleanest and punchiest recording possible.
Each channel has individual mic gain, the option for a pad and +48 V phantom power. Each option is also accessible through a digital remote control. The mic inputs also offer a pre-converter, hard-wired send to patch in outboard EQ, compression or external effects.
The front panel offers easy access to mic preamps one and two and can accept both mic and line level. The well lit LED display screen can be used for multiple functions, such as navigating menu controls or monitoring your input and output levels.
The Monitor section provides the ability to switch between two sets of studio speakers (A/B) with the press of a button. You can also choose to sum the stereo mix to mono or mute playback altogether. A talkback microphone is built in so you don't have to use up an internal preamp, engage the talkback microphone and dim the playback with the “TALK” button.
Two dedicated headphone sends with individual volume controls can be assigned to monitor the master playback or separate artist cues.
There are many expanded features in the 828es that are accessible through the web-based software. The full-fledged mixer includes 48-inputs, seven stereo busses, and three groups. There are an additional 64 network inputs and all the included 32-bit DSP effects such as vintage reverbs, British style EQs, classic gates and LA-2A style compression. Utilizing all the features of the mixer can make the 828es feel and function like a large format mixing console.
|Input Connectors||BNC, Digital RCA, Optical, 1/4-inch TRS, XLR Combo Jack TRS|
|Output Connectors||BNC, Digital RCA, Optical, 1/4-inch TRS, Analog XLR|
|Computer Connection||Thunderbolt, USB|
|Number of Preamps||2|
|MIDI Connections||In, Out|
|Clock I/O||In, Out|
|Maximum Sampling Rate||96 kHz|
|Digital Format||S/PDIF, SMUX|
I must say ! This is the best interface I ever bought period ! And trust me I had plenty ! This unit is so clean and pristine oh my ! My sound quality is out the roof ! Dynamics perfect , my opinion ? The DSP is no different than a universal audio interface ! I was shocked ! And I have and work with uad software as well as hardware ! AD/DA conversion is so juicy ! My masters have a solid punch now ! The Motu is my favorite interface as of now but I havent had the opportunity to try or test the new Apollo x series yet ! Lol I've heard alot of good things about the hexa core processors ! Universal Audio hardware and software are flawless in my opinion but the Motu is the best home or professional interface out to date for the price point hands down ! And yes I combine Universal Audio software with Motu hardware ! Overall ! Both products are fantastic and if used properly your music possibilities are endless ! Peace n luv and keep making hits !
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