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MOTU 828es Thunderbolt / USB Audio Interface with DSP
MOTU 828es Thunderbolt/USB Audio Interface with DSP

MOTU 828es Thunderbolt/USB Audio Interface with DSP

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SoundPro Item: 102292
MPN: 828ES

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Re-engineered with renowned ESS Sabre32™ DAC technology and a new front panel design, the 828es connects to a Mac, PC or iOS device over Thunderbolt™ or USB with low latency, high performance drivers to deliver 60 total channels of I/O, 48-channel mixing and 32-bit floating point DSP effects processing, including Classic Reverb, modeled analog EQ, and vintage compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A™. Two mic/guitar “combo” style inputs provide transparent preamps with remote control for individual gain/pad/48V phantom power and amp-like hi-Z guitar input. Control room features include a built-in talkback mic with front-panel "talk" button and"A/B" speaker select buttons. Advanced extras include flexible matrix-style routing and splitting, audio expansion/networking, stand-alone mixing with Wi-Fi control, pre-converter mic channel sends, dedicated time code in/out and AudioDesk workstation software.

Two full-color LCDs display 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.

Connects to your computer with Thunderbolt™, hi-speed USB 2.0 or AVB/TSN Ethernet for up to 256 audio channels (128 in and 128 out). Class-compliant firmware and industry standard drivers work with any audio apps. Connects to an iPad™ with a standard camera connection kit (adapter). Control everything from your favorite web browser on a laptop, tablet and smartphone connected to your local Wi-Fi network.

MOTU 828es Features

  • Dual-LCD design
  • Superb analog audio quality and high-end converters
  • Ultra-low latency and proven, high-performance MOTU drivers
  • Universal connectivity
  • 60 simultaneous audio channels
  • 28 inputs and 32 outputs, including two mic preamps with sends, 8 TRS analog in/out, separate main outs on XLR jacks, two banks of optical, S/PDIF, MIDI in/out, time code in/out, word clock I/O, and two front-panel headphone jacks
  • Built-in talkback mic with front-panel "talk" button and"A/B" speaker select buttons
  • DSP mixing and effects processing
  • Flexible 48-input digital mixer with 7 stereo aux busses, 3 groups, access to 32 network inputs, and DSP effects, including Classic reverb, Compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A compressor and EQ modeled after British analog console EQs
  • Universal control from any device
  • Add a second MOTU AVB-equipped interface with a CAT-5e cable, connect up to 5 using MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately)
  • 828es Thunderbolt/USB audio interface with DSP1
  • Dynamic range123dB
  • Round trip latencyas low as 1.6ms at 96kHz over Thunderbolt
  • Sample rates44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • Mic/line/instr inputs2 x XLR/TRS "combo style" inputs; preamp gain 0 to +63 dB (digitally controlled)
  • Analog inputs8 x 1/4" TRS line inputs (balanced/unbalanced); max level +24 dBu (digitally adjustable -96 to +22)
  • Analog outputs8 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled); 2 x male XLR with +20 dBu max; 2 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone; 2 x 1/4" TRS sends (pre-converter)
  • Digital I/O2 banks (16 ch) of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates; 2 banks (8 ch) of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates; 1 bank switchable to TOSLink (optical S/PDIF); 1 x stereo S/PDIF on RCA (up to 96kHz)
  • Total I/O28 in / 32 out (60 total) at 1x sample rates; 20 in / 24 out (44 total) at 2x sample rates; 10 in / 14 out (24 total) at 4x sample rates
  • Computer I/O1 x Thunderbolt 1 (Mac and Win) Thunderbolt 2 & 3 compatible; 1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant USB 3.0 and iOS compatible
  • MIDI I/O1 x MIDI IN; 1 x MIDI OUT; 16 MIDI channels to/from computer host
  • Foot switch1x 1/4" pedal input
  • Sync I/O1 x BNC word clock in/out; 1 x 1/4" time code in/out
  • Network I/O1x RJ45 AVB/TSN Ethernet (1 Gbps)
  • AVB streams (8 channels per stream)4 in / 4 out @ 44.1 or 48 kHz; 4 in / 4 out @ 88.2 or 96 kHz; 2 in / 2 out @ 176.4 or 192 kHz
  • Headphone2x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable)
  • PowerInternational 100-240V autoswitching supply 50-60 Hz • 0.5A max
  • Dimensions (WxDxH)19" x 7" x 1.75"
  • Weight4 pounds (1.8 kg)

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MOTU 828es Thunderbolt / USB Audio Interface with DSP

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