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MOTU 4pre 6x8 Compact Audio Interface
MOTU 4pre 6x8 Compact Audio Interface

MOTU 4pre 6x8 Compact Audio Interface

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The 4pre provides mobile operation and flexible connectivity to a Mac or PC via FireWire or USB2, with professional audio quality at sample rates up to 96 kHz. The 4pre offers plenty of I/O, including four mic inputs with preamps, alternative guitar/line inputs, analog main outs, two extra line-level analog outputs, stereo S/PDIF, and two stereo headphone outputs.

Housed in a rugged, compact enclosure you can take anywhere, the 4pre is equally well-suited for studio and stage, with or without a computer. As an interface or standalone mixer, the 4pre provides 6 separate inputs and 8 separate outputs.

Connect any studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines, or even effects processors. Record, monitor, and mix all live inputs using the professional on-board CueMix DSP digital mixer — with no latency and no processor strain on your computer.

Use the 4pre’s on-screen CueMix software to tune your guitar and other instruments. Analyze and scope your audio with advanced diagnostic tools, including a full-screen real-time FFT display, spectrogram “waterfall” display, full-featured oscilloscope, X-Y plot, and linear/polar phase analysis graphs.

After programming the on-board mixing in the studio, unplug the 4pre from the computer and take it on the road for operation as a stand-alone mixer with convenient front-panel controls.

The 4pre provides cross-platform compatibility with Mac and Windows and all of your favorite audio software and host-based effects via industry standard WDM/ASIO/Core Audio drivers. Or you can use the included AudioDesk workstation software for Mac OS X, with 24-bit recording/editing and 32-bit mixing, processing and mastering.

MOTU 4pre Features

  • Four mic preamps
  • Compact size
  • Flexbile combo-style inputs
  • Universal connectivity
  • Bus-powered FireWire
  • High-speed USB 2.0
  • Mixing made simple
  • Studio grade sound
  • Solid metal chassis
  • Rack mounting brackets
  • 4pre 6x8 Compact Audio Interface1
  • Converters24-bit
  • Sample Rates44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz
  • Analog In
    • 4 x XLR/TRS combo
    • 2 x 1/4" TRS (balanced/unbalanced)
    • 2 x 1/4" hi-Z guitar
  • Analog Outputs
    • 2 x 1/4" balanced TRS main out
    • 2 x 1/4" balanced TRS line out
    • 2 x 1/4" TRS headphone
  • Digital Input1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
  • Digital Output1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
  • Computer I/O
    • 1 x FireWire 400 (Type B)
    • 1 x USB 2.0
  • Sync In/Out
    • S/PDIF
    • SMPTE time code (LTC)
  • Headphone Output 2 x 1/4" TRS phone with independent volume control
  • Phantom Power Individual +48V
  • Front panel
    • 2 x 10-segment ladder LEDs • main outs
    • 4 x 5-segment LEDs • inputs
    • 2 x signal present LEDs • S/PDIF I/O
    • 2 x signal present LEDs • stereo line out
    • 4 x LEDs • 48V phantom power
    • 4 x LEDs • -20 dB pad
    • 5 x LEDs • mix/trim (main, line, S/PDIF, phone, trim)
    • 1 x LED • Vol/Pan
  • Power Requirements
    • 9-18V DC, 5W, tip + or -
    • FireWire bus power
    • DC power adapter included, required for stand-alone and USB 2.0 operation

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