MOTU 8pre 16x12 USB Audio Interface with 8 Mic Inputs and Optical Expansion

MOTU 8pre 16x12 USB Audio Interface with 8 Mic Inputs and Optical Expansion

MOTU 8pre 16x12 USB Audio Interface with 8 Mic Inputs and Optical Expansion

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Product Highlights

  • Eight Microphone Preamplifiers
  • Eight Channels of ADAT Optical Expansion
  • 16-Channel MIDI Interface
  • USB 2.0
  • Headphone Monitoring
  • 24-bit 96 kHz Resolution
  • Includes CueMix DSP Mixing Software
  • Mac and Windows Compatible
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The MOTU 8pre 16x12 USB Audio Interface with 8 Mic Inputs is designed for studio recording with a digital audio workstation. The audio interface features eight microphone/instrument preamplifiers with switchable +48V phantom power, front panel trim knobs, and a 20 dB pad.

For I/O the device also includes eight channels of ADAT optical expansion inputs for connecting to an existing interface, eight channels of ADAT optical expansion outputs, a stereo pair of balanced or unbalanced TRS outputs, and a stereo headphone output. For recording and playback, the interface's audio engine is capable of up to 24-bit 96 kHz resolution recorded over USB 2.0.

Provides 16 channels of sample-accurate MIDI control over USB 2.0 for connecting MIDI keyboards, sound modules, or control interfaces to the audio interface
Front-Panel Metering
Provides five-segment LED visual feedback for audio levels and status lights for clock and interface/expander mode
ADAT Expansion
Provides additional eight channels of digital audio for connecting to another ADAT optical compatible interface such as the MOTU 8pre, 828, UltraLite, or Traveler
Provides separate 1/4" TRS phone main outs and front-panel headphone output jack with independent volume controls
Allows you to slave your 8pre to SMPTE time code over analog input or generate SMPTE time code and send it over analog to synchronize with another device
CueMix DSP
Enables up to four separate stereo monitor mixes sent to any analog or digital output pair
Cuemix Optical Expander Mode
Routes each analog input to a corresponding optical output channel
Allows engineers and musicians to dim audio and communicate using the built-in microphone inputs
Mac and Windows Compatibility
Includes 32- and 64-bit drivers for Mac OS X (10.6 or higher) and Windows 8/7/Vista
Provides full featured sample accurate workstation with editing, mixing, and real-time 32-bit effect processing for Mac
UPC: 839128005884
In the Box
MOTU 8pre 16x12 USB Audio Interface with 8 Mic Inputs and Optical Expansion
  • Set of Removable Rack Ears
  • 6-Pin to 6-Pin IEEE 1394 FireWire Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    MOTU 8pre specs

    Inputs 8 x combination XLR TRS input jacks
    8 x ADAT optical expansion in
    Outputs 8 x ADAT optical expansion out
    2 x 1/4" TRS phone left and right main analog output jacks
    1 x 1/4" TRS phone stereo headphone output jack
    USB USB 2.0 for audio and MIDI
    Resolution Up to 24-bit 96 kHz resolution
    Rack Size 1U
    Dimensions (W x D x H) Without Rack Ears: 19 x 7 x 1.75" (48.26 x 17.78 x 4.45 cm)
    Weight Not specified by the manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.5 x 11.4 x 5.5"

    MOTU 8pre reviews

    8pre 16x12 USB Audio Interface with 8 Mic Inputs and Optical Expansion is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Mic Pre and Converter I use this as a Mic Pre and A/D Converter to expand my 828 MkIII. ADAT Optical out to the 828. This device works very well, and functions flawlessly. The only thing I dislike is that when powered off, it does NOT save the trim levels for each mic, and therefore if you use it with a normal setup, you need to re-level every time you power cycle the device. This is not terribly difficult, but it does present a problem with consistency in recording level.
    Date published: 2014-07-08
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