The 8pre from MOTU is a FireWire based audio interface with eight microphone/instrument preamps that can function as a front-end for supported audio software, or as an optical-based converter for expanding systems that allow for ADAT optical input.
The 24-bit/96kHz capable interface provides sixteen fully independent inputs and with the included CueMix software, independent mixes can be created and all the inputs monitored with virtually no latency and no processor drain on the computer. The 8pre also includes a sixteen-channel MIDI interface.
The unit provides cross-platform compatibility with Mac OS X 10.3 or higher, Windows XP and all audio software and host-based effects that support WDM/ASIO/Core Audio drivers. Or, the included AudioDesk workstation software for Mac OS provides 24-bit recording/editing and 32-bit mixing, processing and mastering.
|Sample Rates||44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz|
|Analog Input||8 x 1/4" TRS/XLR combo|
2 x 1/4" TRS phone Main Output
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone
|Digital Input||2 x ADAT Lightpipe|
|Digital Output||2 x ADAT Lightpipe|
|Sync In/Out||SMPTE I/O|
|THD + N||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Dynamic Range||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Frequency Response||Not specified by manufacturer|
Mac OS X 10.3 or higher or Windows XP
Audio software the supports WDM/ASIO/Core Audio drivers
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||19" 1U rackmount|
|Weight||Not specified by manufacturer|
|Specialties||Can function as a standalone analog to digital converter via ADAT optical|