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MOTU 24Ai 24-Input AVB Ethernet/USB Audio Interface

 
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    MOTU-9330
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Description

Serving as an audio interface, analog-to-digital converter, or standalone mixer, the 24Ai combines 24 channels of very high-quality, balanced analog input with three banks of ADAT optical digital I/O for a total of 72 channels (48 inputs plus 24 outputs) in a single rack space. With industry-lead... Read More

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Description

Serving as an audio interface, analog-to-digital converter, or standalone mixer, the 24Ai combines 24 channels of very high-quality, balanced analog input with three banks of ADAT optical digital I/O for a total of 72 channels (48 inputs plus 24 outputs) in a single rack space. With industry-leading dynamic range and on-board, large console style mixing, the 24Ai delivers audio class compliant connectivity through USB 2.0 that is USB 3.0 and iOS compatible. Analog inputs are supplied on convenient multi-channel D-sub and Phoenix connectors for studio and industrial installations. 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 24Ai as a stand-alone mixer and control everything from the 24Ai's innovative web app running on your iPad™, iPhone™, tablet, smart phone, and laptop. Connect a second MOTU AVB interface (24Ao, 1248, 8M or 16A) with a simple Ethernet cable. Add more I/O with the MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately). 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 24Ai delivers superb sound quality, state-of-the-art operation, and reliable performance.

Features:

  • 72 simultaneous audio channels — 24 high-quality, balanced analog inputs on three banks of multi-channel connectors (DB-25 D-sub and Phoenix), plus three banks of 8-channel ADAT optical for 48 inputs and 24 outputs.
  • Universal connectivity — Connects to a computer with audio class compliant high-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS). Discovery app and web app software works with any host audio software.
  • On-board DSP with mixing and effects — Flexible 48-input digital mixer modeled after large format mixing consoles, with 12 stereo busses and DSP effects, including reverb, 4-band EQ, gate, and compression.
  • 32-bit floating point processing — The 24Ai's mixing and effects DSP engine delivers virtually unlimited headroom and the utmost in sound quality.
  • Modeled vintage effects processing — Classic reverb. Compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A compressor. EQ modeled after British analog console EQs.
  • System expansion — Add a 2nd MOTU AVB interface (24Ao, 1248, 8M or 16A) with a simple Cat-5e ethernet cable. Connect up to five MOTU interfaces using a MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately).
  • AVB audio networking — Build a network with multiple interfaces and computers using standard AVB switches and network cabling, with ultra-low network latency, even over long cable runs (hundreds of meters). Stream hundreds of audio channels among devices and computers on the network.
  • Flexible matrix routing and splitting — Send any input to any output, or multiple outputs. Includes routing to and from the computer, plus any devices on the AVB network.
  • Stand-alone mixing with wireless control — Connect an Apple Airport™ or other Wi-Fi router directly to the 24Ai with a standard Ethernet cable and control the 24Ai's powerful mixing and DSP effects from your smart phone or tablet, without a computer. Great for live sound mixing.
  • Web app control — Control on-board DSP, mixing, device settings, and network audio routing from web app software running in your favorite browser on a laptop, tablet or smart phone connected by wire or Wi-Fi to your local area network.
  • Comprehensive metering — The large backlit 324 x 24 LCD lets you view all signal activity at a glance with detailed metering for all analog and digital I/O. Access hardware settings from a simple and convenient menu.
  • AudioDesk — Includes AudioDesk workstation software with 24-bit recording, sample-accurate editing and 32-bit mixing and mastering.

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Product Specs

Sample rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
24Ai analog
inputs
24 channels (balanced/unbalanced) 
3x DB-25 D-sub and 6x 12-pin Phoenix 
Max level: +24 dBu (digitally adjustable -96 to +22)
24Ao analog outputs 24 channels (balanced, DC coupled) 
3x DB-25 D-sub and 6x 12-pin Phoenix 
Max level: +20 dBu (digitally adjustable -24 to 0 dB)
Digital I/O 3 banks (24 ch) of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates
3 banks (12 ch) of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates
Total I/O 24 analog + 48 digital (72 total) at 1x rates 
24 analog + 24 digital (48 total) at 2x rates 
24 analog + 0 digital (24 total) at 4x rates
Computer I/O
1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant 
USB 3.0 and iOS compatible
Sync I/O 1 x word clock in 
1 x word clock out
Front panel
5 x switches • menu navigation 
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
Mac System Requirements 1 GHz Intel-based Mac or faster
2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
Mac OS X version 10.8 or later
Available high-speed USB 2.0 port
A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
Windows System Requirements 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster
2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
Windows 8 or later
Available high-speed USB 2.0 port
A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
Web App Support Any web client platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
Any web browser: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Explorer, etc.
Web client must be connected to the same network as the MOTU AVB interface by wire or Wi-Fi.
Included Software MOTU AVB Discovery App for iOS (available from Apple App Store)
MOTU AVB Control web app (served from the hardware itself)
AudioDesk 4.0 (available as a separate download)

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