MOTU 8M Thunderbolt AVB and USB Audio Interface

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    Product Description

    The 8M is the world's first Thunderbolt audio interface with 8 pristine mic preamps, 48-channel mixing and AVB audio networking.

    The 8M Thunderbolt audio interface provides industry-leading dynamic range and large console style mixing. With 50 channels of audio I/O (24 ins and 26 outs), the 8M also supports USB 2.0 audio class compliant connectivity that is USB 3.0 compatible. Eight mic preamps are equipped with individual gain, pad and 48V phantom power, plus optional hardware-based V-Limit overload protection, which adds 9 dB of headroom above digital zero to prevent overs.

    Powerful DSP delivers large console style mixing with 48 channels, 12 stereo busses, and 32-bit floating point effects processing, including modeled analog EQ, vintage compression and classic reverb. The unit's extensive routing grid patches ins to outs, or splits inputs to multiple destinations. Use the 8M as a stand-alone mixer and control everything from the 8M's innovative web app running on your iPad, iPhone, tablet, smart phone, and laptop. Connect a second MOTU AVB interface (1248, 8M or 16A) with a simple Ethernet cable. Add more I/O with the MOTU AVB Switch (not included). Build an AVB audio network with multiple switches and sub-millisecond latency, even over long cable runs. Stream hundreds of channels among devices and computers on the network.

    From initial tracking to final mastering, the 8M delivers superb sound quality, state-of-the-art operation, and reliable performance.

    This box contains everything you need to turn your computer into a powerful 24-bit/192 kHz digital audio workstation. As a “hybrid” audio interface, the 8M offers flexible connectivity to your computer via ultra-fast Thunderbolt technology or class-compliant, hi-speed USB 2.0, with 18 channels of pristine analog I/O, combined with 32 channels of digital I/O, for a total of 50 simultaneous audio channels.

    The 8M is equally well-suited for studio and stage, with or without a computer. As an interface or standalone mixer, the 8M provides 24 separate inputs and 26 separate outputs, including eight XLR/TRS combo style mic inputs with individual preamps, eight balanced TRS analog outputs, two 8-channel banks of ADAT optical digital I/O, and a front panel headphone jack.

    Connect all of your studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines and even effects processors. Record, monitor, route and process all of these live inputs using the professional on-board 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. Add Classic Reverb with lengths up to 60 seconds. Further sculpt your sound with gating, 4-band parametric EQ, and vintage compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A leveling amplifier.

    Add more MOTU interfaces as your needs grow, connected to a state-of-the-art audio network using standard AVB Ethernet switches and CAT-5e cabling, with near-zero network latency, even over long cable runs (several hundred meters). Record and monitor up to 128 audio channels in and out, simultaneously, to a host computer through Thunderbolt. Route hundreds of audio channels among multiple devices and computers on the network.

    Control all DSP-based mixing and effects, device settings, and network audio routing using your favorite web browser running on your laptop, tablet or smart phone connected wirelessly or locally to the 8M audio network.

    From initial tracking to final mastering, the 8M delivers superb sound quality, state-of-the-art operation, and reliable performance.

    Product Specifications
    MOTU 8M Thunderbolt USB Audio Interface Specifications
    • Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
    • Analog inputs:
      • 8 x XLR/TRS combo-style mic/line/instrument inputs
      • Preamp gain: 0 to +53 dB (digitally controlled)
      • TRS max level with pad: +17 dbU (V-limit at +7)
    • Analog outputs:
      • 8 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled)
      • Max level: +20 dBu (digitally adjustable -4 to +20)
      • 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
    • Digital I/O:
      • 2 banks (16 ch) of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates
      • 1 bank (8 ch) of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates
    • Total I/O:
      • 24 inputs and 26 outputs (50 total) at 1x sample rates
      • 16 inputs and 18 outputs (34 total) at 2x sample rates
      • 8 inputs and 10 outputs (18 total) at 4x sample rates
    • Computer I/O:
      • 1 x Thunderbolt (compatible with 1 and 2)
      • 1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant (3.0 compatible)
    • Sync I/O:
      • 1 x word clock in
      • 1 x word clock out
    • Headphone: 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable)
    • Phantom power: 8 x individual +48V
    • Front panel :
      • 1 x 1/4" TRS headphone output
      • 1 x digital rotary encoder, phone volume
      • 8 x digital rotary encoders, mic preamp gain
      • 16 x switches, (8) Pad and (8) 48V Phantom switch
      • 324 x 24 pixel LCD for level meters / menu nav
      • 1 x AC power switch
    • Power : International 100-240V autoswitching supply, 50-60 Hz, 0.5A max
    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  617-576-3066 Warranty:  Hardware: 2 Years; 90 days parts and labor.
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