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MOTU 828x Thunderbolt / USB 2.0 Audio Interface

Thunderbolt / USB2 audio interface with DSP effects and mixing
MFR# 4370

Product Description

The MOTU 828x is a professional 28x30 audio interface with Thunderbolt technology. Thunderbolt fulfills the promise of a truly state-of-the-art connectivity standard for personal computers. With massive bandwidth, Thunderbolt allows you to connect displays, hard drives, and other peripherals to your computer, along with the 828x, up to six devices total (with the 828x at the end of the chain), and the Thunderbolt bus won't even break a sweat. Thunderbolt combines plug-and-play convenience with massive bandwidth and low latency for truly professional audio interface performance.

Hi-speed USB 2.0

As Thunderbolt becomes more widely adopted, Hi-speed USB 2.0 provides across-the-board compatibility with virtually all laptops and desktops on both Mac and Windows. Since USB 2.0 devices are compatible with USB 3.0-equipped hosts, your 828x interface is a future-proof investment in your studio.

28 inputs and 30 outputs

MOTU pack it in, like no one else can: two combo-style mic/guitar inputs with preamps, 8 balanced analog in/out, XLR main outs, 16 channels of ADAT optical (8 channels at 96 kHz), plus S/PDIF, word clock and MIDI. Connect all of your studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines and even effects processors.

Recording up to 192 kHz

Now in its fifth generation, the 828 has become a benchmark for the industry, setting the bar by which others are judged. How has this level of respect been earned? Through consistent design integrity and intelligent use of current-generation parts and design technologies.

Studio-grade mic channels

Do you work with outboard EQs and compressors? Each 828x mic input offers a pre-converter send for mono or stereo mic channel outboard processing. The 828x's unique V-Limit hardware limiter employs a proprietary design to offer an additional 12 dB of headroom over digital zero with no digital clipping or harsh artifacts, for that added protection in dynamic recording situations. The 828x's preamps are clean and neutral, allowing you to use your favorite plug-ins and host software to color the sound just the way you want for each recording application.

Stand-alone operation as a mixer

After programming the on-board mixing in the studio, unplug the 828x from the computer and take it on the road for operation as a stand-alone mixer with effects. All mixing and effects parameters are adjustable using the front panel backlit LCD.

Solid metal chassis

Like all MOTU interfaces, the 828x's aluminum alloy chassis is lightweight, yet incredibly sturdy and durable, and designed to withstand the rigors of the studio, stage, and road. In a world awash with cheap plastic, the cool feeling of the 828x's metal exterior in your hands is a reassuring reminder that you are holding quality engineering and construction.

Support for Mac OS X and Windows

The 828x provides time-tested drivers for Mac OS X and Windows (8, 7 and Vista) for cross-platform compatibility with virtually all audio software via WDM, ASIO, and Core Audio drivers.

Features:

  • MIDI I/O: Connect your MIDI gear without the need for a separate MIDI interface
  • With two optical banks, you get 8 channels of 96 kHz SMUX digital input and output
  • Add another MOTU audio interface for more inputs and outputs as your needs grow
  • Instrument tuner: Tune your guitar or other instrument to within a hundredth of a cent with this easy-to-read meter
  • SMPTE time code sync: Resolve your workstation software to time code, without the need for a dedicated synchronizer
  • Analysis tools and oscilloscope: Visualize the harmonic content of your mix with dynamic animation and vivid color

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Chassis19-inch Rack-mount
Channels8-Channel
Number of Inputs8
Input Connectors1/4-inch TRS
Number of Outputs8
Output Connectors1/4-inch TRS
Computer ConnectionThunderbolt, USB
Maximum Sampling Rate192 kHz

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