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MOTU Traveler-mk3 - FireWire Audio Interface

You Pay: $849.00
Product Highlights
  • 28 Input/30 Output
  • Mobile Interface
  • Stand-Alone Mixer
  • 4 Microphone Preamps
  • Optional Battery Power
  • Wordclock I/O
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista

The Traveler-mk3 from MOTU can function as both a FireWire audio interface or stand-alone mixer, and is primarily engineered for high-end mobile recording applications. Equally suited to any other audio situation, the unit delivers 4 high quality microphone inputs, and can be powered from either a computer's FireWire bus or via optional battery packs. It also features internal DSP-driven mixing and effects processing.

As an interface or stand-alone mixer, the Traveler-mk3 provides 28 separate inputs and 30 separate outputs, including 4 combo microphone/instrument analog inputs equipped with pre-amps, individual 48V phantom power switches and Digital Precision Trim controls adjustable from the front panel or CueMix FX software. DSP effects include a 60-second reverb, 7-band parametric EQ and various flavors of compression/limiting.

Compact, fully featured FireWire interface
Microphone, line and digital inputs and outputs are all discrete - no channel sharing
4 combo jacks provide either XLR microphone input or Hi-Z 1/4" guitar input using transparent preamps with phantom power, pad and 53dB of gain per channel
High-resolution recording with the ability to operate all analog inputs and outputs at sample rates of up to 192kHz
16 channels of ADAT Lightpipe, 8 channels of SMUX (96 kHz) or two pairs of stereo TOSLink with the ability to mix and match formats between the two banks
Stereo 24-bit/96kHz AES/EBU and stereo 24-bit/96kHz S/PDIF inputs and outputs
Wordclock in and out
On board CueMix FX is a flexible 28 input/16 bus mixer with on-board DSP effects, including classic reverb with sends/returns, plus modeled EQ and vintage compression on every input and output
Multiple CueMix FX mixes can be created for monitoring or to add send/return loops for external processing with no added latency
CueMix FX software provides real-time FFT and spectrogram "waterfall" displays for visual analysis of individual signals and entire mixes
Can function in standalone mode
Built-in SMPTE time code sync can resolve to, and generate time code without the need for an additional synchronizer
Front panel volume control for monitoring with stereo, quad, 5.1, 7.1 and user-defined surround monitoring setups available
Front panel meters or activity LEDs for all analog, digital and MIDI I/O, plus SMPTE sync, tach and lock LEDs
Powered via the FireWire bus or using optional battery power packs
Converters 24-bit
Sample Rates Up to 192kHz
Analog Input 4 x 1/4" TRS/XLR
4 x 1/4" TRS phone Line, balanced or unbalanced
Analog Output 8 x 1/4" TRS phone, balanced or unbalanced
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone
Digital Input 2 x TOSLink ADAT (96kHz SMUX supported)
1 x XLR AES/EBU
1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
Digital Output 2 x TOSLink ADAT (96kHz SMUX supported)
1 x XLR AES/EBU
1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
MIDI In/Out 2 x 5-pin DIN MIDI I/O
Sync In/Out 2 x BNC Wordclock I/O
Headphone Output Yes
THD + N Not specified by manufacturer
Dynamic Range Not specified by manufacturer
Frequency Response Not specified by manufacturer
Power Requirements FireWire
10-24V/12W via optional battery or optional external power supply
System Requirements Supports all popular Mac and Windows audio software
Dimensions (WxDxH) 14.8 x 9 x 1.7" (376 x 229 x 43mm)
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Specialties Built-in SMPTE time code sync
MOTU Traveler-mk3 - FireWire Audio Interface
  • FireWire Cable
  • AudioDesk Software
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    MOTUTraveler-mk3 - FireWire Audio Interface
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    5.0

    Plan to buy a 2nd Traveler-mk3 for my so

    By Goose

    from Cincinnati, Ohio

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about MOTU Traveler-mk3 - FireWire Audio Interface:

      I am very happy. The features of on board DSP with great sounding effects and stand alone operation have me using the Traveler in more applications than my old hardware. Fits in my laptop bag so I can sneak it into work and get payed to play.

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By Karabou

      from Montreal, Qc

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about MOTU Traveler-mk3 - FireWire Audio Interface:

      *Good preamps
      *Precise controls
      *Great mobility

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      4.0

      light and fast

      By Zimitarra Musical

      from Barcelona Spain

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MOTU Traveler-mk3 - FireWire Audio Interface:

        I'm using this product to record voice overs on location mainly, occasionally recording live musicians. It works just great. Pretty light too.

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