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

BH #MA8PRE16 • MFR #8510
MOTU
MOTU 8pre 16x12 USB Audio Interface with 8 Mic Inputs and Optical Expansion
Key Features
  • Eight Microphone Preamplifiers
  • Eight Channels of ADAT Optical Expansion
  • 16-Channel MIDI Interface
  • USB 2.0
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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.
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MOTU 8pre Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2MIDI
  • 3Front-Panel Metering
  • 4ADAT Expansion
  • 5Outputs
  • 6SMPTE
  • 7CueMix DSP
  • 8Cuemix Optical Expander Mode
  • 9Talkback
  • 10Mac and Windows Compatibility
  • 11AudioDesk

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.

MIDI

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

Outputs

Provides separate 1/4" TRS phone main outs and front-panel headphone output jack with independent volume controls

SMPTE

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

Talkback

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

AudioDesk

Provides full featured sample accurate workstation with editing, mixing, and real-time 32-bit effect processing for Mac
UPC: 839128005884

MOTU 8pre Specs

Form FactorRackmount
Channels of I/O16 Input / 12 Output
Max Sample Rate/Resolution96 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps8
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O8 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Input
2 x 1/4" TRS Monitor Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
Digital Audio I/O2 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Input
2 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Output
Host Connection / USBUSB Type-B (USB 2.0)
MIDI I/ONone
Digital Audio
Sample RatesUp to 96 kHz
Bit DepthsUp to 24-Bit
Physical
Rackmount Size1 RU
Dimensions19 x 7 x 1.75" / 48.26 x 17.78 x 4.45 cm (without Rack Ears)
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)23.5 x 11.4 x 5.5"
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