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MOTU PCIe-424 Card - Card for PCI Express Core System

You Pay: $295.00
Product Highlights
  • Supports up to 96 Channels I/O

The PCIe-424 card from MOTU is a component of the company's 424 hard disc recording systems and is installable into any Windows or Mac computer featuring PCIe architecture. While a PCI card is already included with the original purchase of one of these systems, user of older PCI-X cards may want to run their systems on newer PCIe slotted computers.

PCI Express guarantees each device dedicated bandwidth to and from the system controller and card slots are defined by their bandwidth, or number of data lanes - typically one, four, eight, or 16 lanes. There is more than enough bus bandwidth for the 424 card regardless of the type of lane slot used, while simultaneously ensuring that other PCI devices won't "steal" bus cycles from the 424 card.

MOTU PCIe-424 Card - Card for PCI Express Core System
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    MOTUPCIe-424 Card - Card for PCI Express Core System
     
    4.4

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (8)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Versatile (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (8)
      • Professional recording (8)
      • Amateur recording (3)
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        • Professional musician (7)

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      5.0

      DP Easy

      By Kinderhook Andy

      from Nutley, N.J,

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MOTU PCIe-424 Card - Card for PCI Express Core System:

        The card was a breeze to install. 10 minutes and I was up and recording again.

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        5.0

        More I/O than I'll ever need

        By Saint Jody

        from Beaumont, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Great Drivers
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Cuemix Dsp Instead Of Fx

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MOTU PCIe-424 Card - Card for PCI Express Core System:

        This card gives me the flexibility to provide my studio with any I/O combination I could possibly dream up. Very few places offer this card by itself without an interface and no one offered it at such a great price. Another win for B&H.Installation and driver recognition could not have gone any smoother. It was up and running without the need for any tweaks or reconfiguration and it recognized my 2408 without a hitch.If your looking to take advantage of a great [*] deal on a used MOTU audiowire interface such as the 2408, 24 IO, then get this card to host it. You wont regret it. The only tweak I would like is for this card to provide the full functions of Cuemix FX instead of Cuemix DSP. It would be nice to have the included EQ, dynamics processing, and reverb the the FX version provides.

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        4.0

        Reliable Performance

        By Stravinsky

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about MOTU PCIe-424 Card - Card for PCI Express Core System:

          Easy to set up, good performance
          I would like to recommend this product to anyone.

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          5.0

          B&H and MOTU ROCK!!!

          By Shtew

          from Warren MI USA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about MOTU PCIe-424 Card - Card for PCI Express Core System:

          B&H: You got the item to me quickly and for a great price...thanx!
          MOTU: The new card is working perfectly...Thanx!

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          4.0

          "Great product for music professionals"

          By kanary

          from Mar Vista, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about MOTU PCIe-424 Card - Card for PCI Express Core System:

            An essential part of my project studio, producing music for film & television. It's easy to install & setup for use with multiple MOTU interface units.

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            4.0

            Just works and extremely low latency

            By Earnie Shoes

            from Virginia

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Plug It In It Just Works
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about MOTU PCIe-424 Card - Card for PCI Express Core System:

              I purchased this to replace the PCI version for interfacing a MOTU 2408 I use as the interface with my digital mixer. It worked flawlessly and the latency is imperceptible as claimed. I would have given it 4 stars but I'm a bit confused as to why the PCI version is completely useless in a newer PC, especially one running a 64-bit OS.

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              4.0

              Needed it - Killed me to pay so much

              By VistaRocker

              from San Diego

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound

              Cons

              • Not Win-8 Ready On Driver

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about MOTU PCIe-424 Card - Card for PCI Express Core System:

              Look, I've owned the MOTU 24 I/O for 8 years. It is perfect for PC recording with SONAR. Unfortunately, new PC's have PCIe slots and my earlier ones had PCI. So, all I needed was this card, not the 24 I/O unit which cost [$] including PCI card years ago. They soak you for upgrade but at least B&H doesn't charge tax and shipping, unlike MOTU corp. I needed it, it works, I'm happy but my wallet is suffering a little.

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                4.0

                Great hardware with a few Win8 kinks

                By Shane C.

                from Boise, ID

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Potentially unreliable

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about MOTU PCIe-424 Card - Card for PCI Express Core System:

                I bought a brand new Dell XPS 8500 with an i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and Windows 8 after careful consideration of audio recording performance (quick note: avoid Dell laptops until further notice). Installation and setup were both simple using the latest drivers posted on motu. There are occasional latency issues and errors in Windows 8 that I can't necessarily blame on the PCIe-424. Scouring the net showed that problems and lackluster performance are common for a lot of Windows 8 users with various hardware. I've successfully recorded one (fairly complex) new song so far and am very happy with the results. There were a few hiccups, but nothing crippling. Worst case, I may have had to reboot once or twice to get running smoothly again. Inconvenient, but not entirely soul-crushing for a fairly complex home studio setup.I will say that the MOTU audio console leaves a little to be desired when it comes to "setting and forgetting" your audio driver. I get errors about no device being found when using ASIO, even though it seems to work. Sometimes the ASIO driver disappears from a buffer underrun and I have to restart my DAW (Sonar X2). I've had to experiment with settings until something just works for no clear idea of what fixed it. Again, this could be Windows 8 at fault, and could (hopefully) go away with a Windows Update or new driver in the coming weeks/months. Fingers crossed.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works great

                By Buddy the chin

                from New Jersey

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about MOTU PCIe-424 Card - Card for PCI Express Core System:

                  I use this commercially and it is a great card. It was a huge improvement over my original PCI v3 PCB.

                  The transaction went very smoothly.

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