MOTU 828x Thunderbolt and USB 2 Audio Interface, cable not included

MOTU 828x Thunderbolt and USB 2 Audio Interface, cable not included

Product code: mot828mk3tb

The MOTU 828x offers 58 channels of pristine IO via Thunderbolt or USB 2.0 connectors.


  • MOTU 828x Thunderbolt and USB 2 Audio Interface, cable not included

    The MOTU 828x offers 58 channels of pristine IO via Thunderbolt or USB 2.0 connectors.

    Main Features

    • 28 input, 30 output channel 1U rack format interface
    • Thunderbolt or USB2.0 connectvity
    • 24bit 192kHz converters
    • On-board DSP for effects and monitoring
    • Can be used as standalone digital mixer
    • USB cable included, Thunderbolt cable NOT INCLUDED
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    Thunderbolt Technology
    Thunderbolt fulfils 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
    Two combo-style mic/guitar inputs with preamps, 8 balanced analogue 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. the converters are detailed 24bit units capable of sampling rates up to 192kHz.
    Two Mic Inputs With Individual Preamps
    Two convenient front-panel mic/guitar inputs are equipped with pristine, transparent preamps and offer individually adjustable 48V phantom power and -20 dB pad. All settings can be adjusted directly on the front panel, or from the 828x CueMix FX software running on your computer. Mic inputs can be operated individually or in stereo pairs, as needed.
    Flexible Combo Jacks For Guitar Input
    The two mic inputs are combo jacks that also accept quarter-inch plugs from a guitar or bass, without an amp or cabinet, so you can run your guitar input through amp/cab simulation plug-ins in your host software. These are true hi-Z guitar pickups for an authentic feel.
    Precision Trim™
    You get the best of both worlds: analogue trim with digital precision and control. The 828x preamps provide 53 dB of gain, which you can adjust in approximately 1 dB increments using the detented digital rotary encoder. As you turn the encoder, you see graphic and numeric feedback in the front panel LCD, so you know exactly how much gain you are applying. The gain adjustment itself is smooth because it is analogue, but the digital control gives you both precision and the ability to save and recall trim settings.
    On-Board Digital Mixer With Effects
    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.
    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.
    Two Headphone Jacks
    A second phone jack can be life-saver when you need to finish the mix with your colleague in close proximity to family or neighbours you don't want to disturb. The top phone jack always mirrors the main outs, and the 'MAIN VOL' knob controls both. The bottom phone jack has added flexibility: it can mirror the main outs with independent volume control, or it can mirror any other 828x output pair.

    System Requirements
    Mac System Requirements
    A Mac with an Intel processor
    1 GB RAM, 2 GB or more recommended
    Mac OS X version 10.6 or later required
    Available Thunderbolt or high-speed USB 2.0 (or 3.0) port
    USB cable included. Thunderbolt cable purchased separately
    A large hard drive (preferably at least 250 GB)
    Windows System Requirements
    1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster
    1 GB RAM, 2 GB or more recommended
    Windows 8, 7 or Vista, 32- or 64-bit: Vista SP 2 or later required
    Available Thunderbolt or high-speed USB 2.0 (or 3.0) port
    USB cable included. Thunderbolt cable purchased separately
    A large hard drive (preferably at least 250 GB)
    Included Software
    CueMix FX
    MOTU SMPTE Console
    AudioDesk (Mac only, optical CD drive required)
    Operating Systems

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  • Additional Information

    Brand Motu
    Condition New
    Minimum system requirements - Mac A Mac with an Intel processor
    1 GB RAM, 2 GB or more recommended
    Mac OS X version 10.6 or later required
    Available Thunderbolt or high-speed USB 2.0 (or 3.0) port
    USB cable included. Thunderbolt cable purchased separately
    A large hard drive (preferably at least 250 GB)
    Minimum system requirements - PC 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster
    1 GB RAM, 2 GB or more recommended
    Windows 8, 7 or Vista, 32- or 64-bit: Vista SP 2 or later required
    Available Thunderbolt or high-speed USB 2.0 (or 3.0) port
    USB cable included. Thunderbolt cable purchased separately
    A large hard drive (preferably at least 250 GB)

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