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Item Reviews for: MOTU 8PRE 16x12 FireWire Audio Interface  -  MOT 8PRE LIST

A Excellent piece of equipment
By: Matt Petty from New Orleans, LA, USA      Submitted: 10/28/2011

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Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? Very clean low noise levels. The inputs are chassis mounted, (hate when companies cut corners and just mount to PCB boards thus stressing solder points and tabs, ever run into breakages because of this folks?) The shell program is going to be great when I get to use it with 828 and the Nuendo. Simple yet quality, simple, simple, simple to use. A monkey could operate this. No fuss. Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? Plug and play Baby! I use The Neundo 96 Audiolink Multiset. I used this product to expand my amount of inputs and adding XLR connections with out adding more pre amps etc. . Did exactly what I wanted it to do. Can't wait to buy the 828mk3 and make that the master and have the others slave to it, to utilize the MOTU shell software to control everything. Value Was this item an overall good value? Good solid value. I wouldn’t want it to be cheaper. There's no need to cut corners resulting poor quality or add bells and whistles. On the “skill” are we talking about the skill to operate this, or my personal skills?
Nice and affordable device, but outdated.
By: Tre from Bloomington, IN, USA      Submitted: 9/15/2011

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Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? The 8pre has every basic thing you could need to start a home recording project. It functions flawlessly, even while using all preamps @ 24-bit, 96k. I would give this device 5 stars across the board, except MOTU has stopped making drivers for it. It does not cooperate with Win7 very well. That is my only gripe. Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? It's a pretty basic audio interface. If you have a general idea of what you're doing, or aren't afraid of reading, you'll have no trouble. It can be tricky to make it work with Win7. Again, that's my only issue. Value Was this item an overall good value? Probably this interface's #1 strong suit: the price. You can drop $100 more and get a device that records at 192k, but really I don't see a point to that unless you're processing video along with audio. Especially if you're running a Mac instead of PC, this device is not completely outdated, and is a great value.
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