MOTU Traveler Mk3 FireWire Audio Interface; In the studio or on the road you've tried the rest now get the best.
Designed for high-end mobile recording applications the Traveler-mk3 can be battery powered (with optional battery pack) bringing its four very high quality mic inputs, bus power and DSP-driven mixing and effects processing with you anytime, anyplace.
Motu Traveler Mk3 Features
- Four XLR-1/4 inch combo inputs
- Four 1/4 inch line inputs
- Precision digital trim
- Rear panel I/O
- 28 input, 16 bus digital mixer with effects
- Classic reverb
- Modeled analog 7 band EQ
- Vintage and conventional compression with level control
- Clock, sync and MIDI
- Includes CueMix FX software
The Traveler-mk3 provides eight channels of pristine 192 kHz analog recording and playback, combined with twenty channels of digital I/O in ADAT optical, AES/EBU and S/PDIF formats. Expand your system by connecting additional MOTU FireWire audio interfaces or the 8pre mic input expander.
The Traveler Mk3 is equally well-suited for studio, stage and remote locations, with or without a computer. As an interface or stand-alone mixer, the Traveler-mk3 provides 28 separate inputs and 30 separate outputs, including four XLR/quarter-inch combo mic/instrument analog inputs equipped with pre-amps, individual 48V phantom power switches and Digital Precision Trim controls conveniently adjusted from the front panel or CueMix FX software.
Connect all of your audio instruments and gear, including mics, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines and even effects processors. Record, monitor, route and process all of these live inputs using the professional on-board CueMix FX digital mixer with no latency and no processor strain on your computer. Apply hardware DSP-driven effects processing to inputs, outputs, and busses independent of your host computer.
Reverb, Compressor and DSP Effects
Add Classic Reverb with lengths up to 60 seconds. Further sculpt your sound with 7-band parametric EQ featuring filter types carefully modeled after British analog console EQs. Choose between two forms of compression: a conventional compressor and the Leveler, an accurate model of the legendary LA-2A optical compressor that provides vintage, musical automatic gain control. When recording from the four mic/guitar inputs, the Traveler Mk3’s signal overload protection gives you an extra 12 dB of headroom above zero with no clipping or harsh artifacts.
On the Road
After programming the on-board mixing in the studio, unplug the Traveler Mk3, remove the rack brackets, and take it on the road for operation as a portable, bus-powered audio interface for a laptop or battery-operated stand-alone mixer with effects. The Traveler slides easily into your backpack and fits neatly beneath your laptop. All mixing and effects parameters are adjustable using the front panel backlit LCD. Record extended sessions even in the most remote locations with the complete freedom of field battery power.
The Traveler Mk3 provides cross-platform compatibility with Mac and Windows and all of your favorite audio software and host-based effects via WDM/ASIO/Core Audio drivers. Or you can use the included AudioDesk workstation software for Mac, with 24-bit recording/editing and 32-bit mixing/processing/mastering.