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MOTU 8M 24 In 26 Out Thunderbolt/AVB/USB Audio Interface

 
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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 individua... Read More

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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 (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 8M delivers superb sound quality, state-of-the-art operation, and reliable performance.

Features:

  • Superb audio quality — For example, the balanced TRS analog outputs produce 123 dB dynamic range and -110 dB THD+N (0.0003%) at -1 dBFS, Unweighted, 1 kHz.
  • 50 simultaneous audio channels — Eight XLR/TRS combo inputs with individual preamps/pad/48V power, 8 balanced/unbalanced TRS analog outs, and 2 x 8-channel ADAT optical ports for 24 inputs and 26 outputs.
  • Flexible mic/guitar inputs — Eight combo jacks provide balanced analog input, hi-Z 1/4” guitar input or XLR mic input with individual phantom power and pad.
  • Precision Digital Trim™ — Digitally controlled analog preamp gain provides accurate adjustments in 1 dB increments from either the front panel controls or web app software, with the ability to save gain settings.
  • V-Limit™ overload protection — Hardware-based input limiter on the mic/guitar inputs prevents digital clipping and distortion from overloaded signal levels up to +9 dB over zero.
  • Universal connectivity — Connects to your computer with Thunderbolt or high-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0). Class-compliant firmware and Industry standard drivers work with any 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 8M'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 and audio networking — Add a 2nd MOTU AVB interface (1248, 8M or 16A) with a simple Cat-5e ethernet cable. Connect up to five MOTU interfaces using a MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately). 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.
  • Matrix routing and splitting — Flexible, matrix-style audio routing and splitting for any analog or digital input, computer channel or network stream to any other output, computer, or network device. Split any single input to unlimited multiple output destinations.
  • 256 channels of network audio I/O for your host computer — Record and monitor up to 128 networked audio channels in and out, simultaneously, through the Thunderbolt connection to a host computer.
  • 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.
  • Stand-alone mixing with wireless control — Connect an Apple Airport™ or other Wi-Fi router directly to the 8M with a standard Ethernet cable and control the 8M's powerful mixing and DSP effects from your smart phone or tablet, without a computer. Great for live sound mixing.
  • ADAT digital I/O — Connect outboard digital processors, digital mixers or other gear. 16 channels at 44.1/48 kHz or 8 channels at 88.2/96 kHz.
  • 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
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
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 Thunderbolt or 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 Thunderbolt or 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 Thunderbolt and USB 2.0 drivers
MOTU AVB Discovery App for Mac (finds connected MOTU interfaces)
MOTU AVB Control web app (served from the hardware itself)
AudioDesk 4.0 (available as a separate download)

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