MOTU Monitor 8 - Monitor Mixer, Headphone Amplifier, and Audio Interface

MOTU Monitor 8 - Monitor Mixer, Headphone Amplifier, and Audio Interface

MOTU Monitor 8 - Monitor Mixer, Headphone Amplifier, and Audio Interface

B&H # MAMONITOR8 MFR # 9340
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Product Highlights

  • 24 Inputs: 8 Analog and 16 ADAT
  • 8 Stereo Output Groups
  • Onboard DSP
  • Digital Mixer with Effects
  • Expansive Matrix Routing
  • USB 2.0 and AVB Compliant
  • Standalone Mixing with Wireless Control
  • Up to 24-bit/192 kHz Resolution
  • Includes AudioDesk DAW Software
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  • 1Description

The Monitor 8 from MOTU is a single rack space 24 x 16 x 8 monitor mixer, 6-channel headphone amplifier and a USB 2.0 audio interface with industry-standard AVB networking for sub-millisecond network latency. The unit mixes 24 physical channels, multi-channel computer audio, and 64 AVB audio network channels to eight stereo bus outputs (Main, Aux, and monitor groups A-F). Each group output provides multiple mirrored outputs, which can be fed to in-ear monitoring systems or other stereo destinations. The Monitor 8 connects to a computer through USB 2.0, which provides more than enough bandwidth for the twenty-four channels, and, when connected through AVB networking, supports hundreds of network channels.

All devices on an AVB network can stream audio to and from a computer, and everything can be controlled simultaneously from any computers, tablets, and smartphones connected to the network. The interface delivers excellent analog performance with digitally controlled analog trim on the analog inputs, and includes a forty-eight-channel software mixer modeled after large format mixing consoles, DSP effects with 32-bit floating point precision, flexible matrix-style routing and splitting, stand-alone operation, and Wi-Fi control.

Note: Windows support to be added later.

  • Three products in one: 24 x 16 x 8 monitor mixer, 6-channel headphone amp and USB/AVB audio interface
  • Employs the same analog design as MOTU's 1248, 8M and 16A audio interfaces
  • Mix 24 physical inputs, multi-channel computer audio, and 64 AVB audio network channels to eight stereo bus outputs (Main, Aux, and monitor groups A thru F). Inputs include 8 channels of balanced (TRS) analog and 16 channels (2 banks) of ADAT optical
  • Each group provides multiple mirrored outputs, including 2 x 1/4" phones (front and rear panel), summed 1/4" mono out for stage monitors, and for groups A-D, balanced stereo 1/4" outs, which can be fed to in-ear monitoring systems or other stereo destinations
  • Connects to a computer with audio class compliant high-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS)
  • Discovery app and web app software works alongside any host audio software
  • On-board DSP with mixing and effects
  • Flexible forty-eight input digital mixer modeled after large format mixing consoles, with twelve stereo busses and DSP effects, including reverb, four-band EQ, gate and compression
  • DSP-driven mixing and effects engine delivers virtually unlimited headroom utilizing 32-bit floating point processing
  • Modeled vintage effects processing with compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A compressor and EQ modeled after British analog console EQs
  • Add a second MOTU AVB interface (24Ai, 24Ao, 1248, 8M or 16A) with a simple Cat-5e Ethernet cable
  • Connect up to five MOTU interfaces using a MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately)
  • Build an AVB network with multiple interfaces and computers using standard AVB switches and network cabling, with ultra-low network latency, even over long cable runs (100 meters point to point)
  • Stream hundreds of audio channels among devices and computers on the network
  • Matrix routing and splitting allows for sending any input to any output, or multiple outputs, including routing to and from the computer, plus any devices on the AVB network
  • Control on-board DSP, mixing, device settings and network audio routing from web app software running in a preferred browser on a laptop, tablet or smart phone connected by wire or Wi-Fi to a local area network
  • Standalone mixing with wireless control - connect an Apple Airport or other Wi-Fi router directly to the 24Ai with a standard Ethernet cable and control mixing and DSP effects from a smart phone or tablet, without a computer, great for live sound mixing
  • Use the 24Ai as a twenty-four channel optical expander for other gear (24 channels at 44.1/48 kHz or 12 channels at 88.2/96 kHz)
  • Large backlit 324 x 24 LCD allow for viewing all signal activity at a glance with detailed metering for all analog and digital I/O
  • Access hardware settings from a simple and convenient menu
  • Includes AudioDesk workstation software with 24-bit recording, sample-accurate editing and 32-bit mixing and mastering
UPC: 839128005969
In the Box
MOTU Monitor 8 - Monitor Mixer, Headphone Amplifier, and Audio Interface
  • AC Power Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Rack Ears
  • AudioDesk DAW License
  • Two (2) Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    System Requirements
    Mac OS System Requirements 1  GHz Intel-based Mac or faster
    2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
    Mac OS X version 10.8 or later
    Available high-speed USB 2.0 or AVB Ethernet port*
    A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
    *AVB Ethernet audio interface operation requires OS X Yosemite
    Windows System Requirements * Windows support is coming soon…
     1  GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster
     2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
     Windows 8 or later
     Available high-speed USB 2.0 port
     A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
    Web App Support Any web client platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
    Any web browser: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Explorer
    Web client must be connected to the same network as the MOTU AVB interface by wire or Wi-Fi
    Included Software Thunderbolt and USB 2.0 drivers
    MOTU AVB Discovery App for Mac (finds connected MOTU interfaces)
    MOTU AVB Discovery App for iOS (available from Apple App Store)
    MOTU AVB Control web app (served from the hardware itself)
    AudioDesk 4.0 for Mac & Windows (separate download)
    Compatibility
    Mac OS Compatibility MOTU Digital Performer
    Avid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)
    Apple Logic Pro
    Apple Logic Express
    Apple Garage Band
    Apple SoundTrack Pro
    Ableton Live
    Propellerhead Record & Reason
    Steinberg Cubase
    Cockos Reaper
    Native Instruments Kontakt
    Waves stand-alone apps (and plug-ins, via compatible host)
    Windows Compatibility *Windows support coming soon…

    MOTU Digital Performer
    Avid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)
    Ableton Live
    Cakewalk Sonar
    Steinberg Cubase
    Propellerhead Record & Reason
    Image Line FL Studio
    Sony Vegas Pro
    Sony Sound Forge
    Sony Acid
    Cockos Reaper
    Native Instruments Kontakt
    Waves stand-alone apps (and plug-ins, via compatible host)

    Hardware Specifications
    Sample Rate 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
    Analog Inputs 8 x 1/4" TRS line inputs (balanced/unbalanced)
    Max Level: +24 dbU (digitally adjustable -96 to +22 dB)
    Trim: -96 to +22 dB (digitally adjustable)
    Analog Outputs 10 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled)
    6 x 1/4" TS line out (summed mono)
    2 x XLR line out (pin 2 hot)
    Max Level: +22 dBu
    Trim: 127 to 0 dB (digitally adjustable)
    12 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
    Digital Inputs 2 banks (16 ch) of ADAT optical input at 1x rates
    1 bank (8 ch) of SMUX optical input at 2x rates
    Total I/O Channels 2 banks (16 ch) of ADAT optical input at 1x rates
    1 bank (8 ch) of SMUX optical input at 2x rates
    Total I/O Connections 24 inputs and 30 outputs (54 total) at 1x rates
    16 inputs and 30 outputs (46 total) at 2x rates
    8 inputs and 30 outputs (38 total) at 4x rates
    Total I/O Channels 24 inputs and 16 outputs (40 total) at 1x sample rates
    16 inputs and 16 outputs (32 total) at 2x sample rates
    8 inputs and 16 outputs (24 total) at 4x sample rates
    Computer I/O 1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant, (USB 3.0 and iOS compatible)
    1 x AVB Ethernet (requires OS X Yosemite)
    Headphone 12 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (mirrored in 6 pairs)
    Front Panel 6 x 1/4" TRS headphone output
    1 x digital rotary encoder for main out volume
    1 x digital rotary encoder for aux out volume
    6 x digital rotary encoders for phone volume
    324 x 24 pixel LCD for level meters / menu navigation
    1 x AC power switch
    Power International 100-240 VAC auto-switching supply, 50-60 Hz,  0.5 A max
    Analog I/O
    Line Output Connector Type: 1/4" TRS, balanced, tip hot Dynamic Range: 123 dB THD+N (A-weighted): -110 dB Max Level (unweighted): +22 dBu Trim Range (in 1 dB steps): 128 dB (-127 to 0 dBu)
    Line Input Connector Type: 1/4" TRS, bal/unbal, tip hot Dynamic Range: 110 dB THD+N (A-weighted): -104 dB Max Level (unweighted): +24 dBu Trim Range (in 1 dB steps): 118 dB (-96 to +22 dB)
    Phones Connector Type: 1/4", TRS stereo Dynamic Range: 108 dB THD+N (A-weighted): -100 dB Max Level (unweighted): Max 80 mw Trim Range (in 1 dB steps): 128 dB
    General Specifications
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.0 x 1.8 x 7.0" / 43.2 x 4.4 x 17.8 cm (without rack ears)
    19.0 x 1.8 x 7.0" / 48.3 x 4.4 x 17.8 cm (with rack ears)
    Weight 14.3 lb / 6.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.7 x 11.5 x 5.5"
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