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MOTU 828x Thunderbolt / USB2 Audio Interface with DSP
MOTU 828x Thunderbolt/USB2 Audio Interface with DSP

MOTU 828x Thunderbolt/USB2 Audio Interface with DSP

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SoundPro Item: 102296
MPN: 828X
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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.

MOTU packs it in: 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.

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 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.

Record, monitor, route and process all live inputs using the professional on-board CueMix FX digital mixer – with no latency and no processor strain on your computer. Apply DSP-driven compression, EQ and reverb to every input and output, independent of your host computer.

MOTU 828x Features

  • Hi-speed USB 2.0
  • Mac, PC, and USB 3.0 compatible
  • 28 inputs
  • 30 outputs
  • Recording up to 192kHz
  • Studio-grade mic channels
  • On-board CueMix FX digital mixer
  • Can stand alone and operate as a mixer
  • Solid metal chassis
  • Support for Mac OS X and Windows (8, 7 and Vista)
  • MIDI I/O
  • 96 kHz optical
  • Can be expanded
  • Instrument tuner
  • SMPTE time code sync
  • Analysis tools and oscilloscope
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  • Converters24-bit
  • Sample rates44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • Analog inputs
    • 2x XLR/TRS combo-style mic/guitar inputs
    • 8x 1/4" TRS line inputs (balanced/unbalanced)
  • Analog outputs
    • 2x XLR balanced main out
    • 8x 1/4" balanced TRS line out
    • 2x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
  • Digital I/O
    • 16 channels of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates
    • 8 channels of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates
    • 2-channel TOSlink (optical S/PDIF) up to 96kHz
    • 2-channel RCA S/PDIF up to 96kHz
  • Total I/O
    • 28 inputs and 30 outputs at 1x sample rates
    • 20 inputs and 22 outputs at 2x sample rates
    • 10 inputs and 10 outputs at 4x sample rates
  • Computer I/O
    • 1x Thunderbolt (compatible with 1 and 2)
    • 1x USB 2.0 (compatible with 3.0)
  • Sync I/O
    • 1x SMPTE time code in (LTC)
    • 1x SMPTE time coude out (LTC)
    • 1x word clock in
    • 1x word clock out
  • Headphone output
    • 1x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable)
    • 1x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (mirrors main outs)
  • Phantom power2x individual +48V
  • PowerInternational 100-240V autoswitching supply 50-60Hz, 20 watts
  • Front panel
    • 2x XLR/TRS combo mic/guitar in
    • 2x 1/4" TRS phone
    • 2x digital rotary encoders • phone/main volume
    • 2x digital rotary encoders • mic trim
    • 4x switches • Pad and 48V Phantom
    • 4x digital rotary encoders for LCD control
    • 2x 16 character LCD
    • 8x 4-segment ladder LEDs • 1/4" analog in
    • 8x activity LED • 1/4" analog out
    • 2x 4-segment ladders LEDs • RCA S/PDIF in
    • 2x activity LED • RCA S/PDIF out
    • 2x 10-segment LEDs • mic in with V-Limit
    • 2x 5-segment ladder LEDs • main outs
    • 6x LED • sample rate indicator
    • 1x LED • LOCK/TACH indicator
    • 2x activity LEDs • optical bank A/B
    • 1x activity LED • MIDI in/out
    • 1x AC power switch

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