MOTU 4pre - Compact Hybrid FireWire/USB Audio Interface with Microphone Preamps

MOTU 4pre FireWire/USB Audio Interface with CAD Equitek E100S Condenser Microphone Kit

MOTU 4pre FireWire/USB Audio Interface with CAD Equitek E100S Condenser Microphone Kit

MOTU 4pre FireWire/USB Audio Interface with CAD Equitek E100S Condenser Microphone Kit

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  • For Studio & Live Recording Applications
  • MOTU 4pre FireWire/USB Audio Interface
  • CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Mic
  • XLR Mic Cable Included
  • 4 Microphone Preamps
  • 6 Inputs / 8 Outputs
  • 24-Bit/96 kHz Audio
  • Standalone Operation
  • Mac, Windows
  • All Items Made in USA
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  • 1Description

The MOTU 4pre FireWire/USB Audio Interface with CAD Equitek E100S Condenser Microphone Kit from B&H includes a 4pre compact/hybrid interface, an Equitek E100S supercardioid condenser microphone with its shockmount and storage case, and an XLR mic cable. The kit can be used for recording podcasts, spoken-word, vocals, acoustic/electric instruments, and more, in studio or live situations.

The MOTU 4pre offers both FireWire and USB 2.0 connectivity with Mac/Windows computers, and can also work as a standalone. Equipped with four transparent mic preamps, it delivers pristine audio quality at 24-bit/96 kHz. It provides six input and eight output channels, that are available simultaneously and operating independently.

The CAD Equitek E100S is a versatile microphone with a full and rounded "vintage" sound character. Its low noise floor makes it ideal for quieter sources where a lot of gain is required, but with an SPL rating of 140 dB, the mic can also be used for close‑miking guitar cabinets and drums.

  • MOTU 4pre - Compact Hybrid FireWire/USB Audio Interface with Microphone Preamps

    The 4pre from MOTU is a compact hybrid digital audio interface that features both FireWire and USB 2.0 connectivity. The interface can also function as a standalone mixer without the need for a computer. Four individual microphones or two stereo pairs can be recorded via the combo microphone/guitar inputs.

    The transparent preamps offer individually switchable phantom power and a -20dB pad, with all settings adjustable on the front panel, or from the included CueMix software. Two guitar jacks provide high-impedance load characteristics suitable for passive and active pickups. Line inputs can be matched for keyboards, analog mixers, effects processors, or other equipment with difference reference levels.

    Four analog outputs allow for connecting powered studio monitors to the main outs, while separate line outs can be used for a variety of purposes, either mirroring the main outs, or acting as a completely independent output pair. Two headphone jacks facilitate working with others. Digital input/output make digital transfers easy with support for sample rates of up to 96kHz.

    Digitally controlled analog trim deliver analog quality with digital precision with the ability to save and recall trim settings. The S/PDIF digital inputs can also be trimmed. Immediate volume adjustments are always within reach, so the interface serves as the perfect compact, portable live mixer, with or without a computer.

    The included CueMix software delivers on-screen mixing and control and can be operated side by side with any host audio software for Mac or Windows. It can also be controlled from the Mackie Control Universal Pro work surface, or any HUI-compatible controller. Additionally it provides talkback and listen back features, along with a range of software analysis tools.

    The 4pre can be daisy chained to another pre or MOTU audio interface. Direct SMPTE time code sync is supported without the need for a separate synchronizer. The included SMPTE Console software (for Mac OS X and Windows) provides a complete set of tools to generate SMPTE for striping, regenerating or slaving other devices to the computer.

    • 6 x 8 audio interface for Mac and Windows with all channels available simultaneously and operating independently
    • Hybrid FireWire/USB 2.0 connectivity
    • Eight-bus digital mixer routes and mixes all six inputs to any output pair
    • Four separate mixes - each output pair (main outs, line outs, S/PDIF out, and phones) can have a completely different mix of all six inputs, with or without computer tracks
    • Four combo jacks provide four XLR microphone inputs, two hi-Z 1/4" guitar inputs, and stereo line-level (+4/-10) input
    • Microphone inputs provide individual preamps, phantom power, a 20dB pad, Precision Digital Trim (digitally controlled analog trim on all inputs provides adjustments in approximately 1.0dB increments), and plenty of gain
    • Stereo main outs on balanced 1/4" TRS jacks for connecting directly to powered speakers (or other line-level analog destination)
    • Stereo 24-bit/96kHz S/PDIF digital input and output
    • Two headphone outputs with independent volume control for each phone output
    • Headphone output can be either the same as main outs or completely independent
    • Supports standard sample rates up to 96kHz
    • Fine-tune the balance of inputs and then save/recall trim configurations
    • Front-panel mixing and control
    • Each input has its own dedicated volume knob
    • Control multiple mixes with clear feedback from front panel LEDs and metering
    • Independent volume control of the main outs and phone output, or mirror the main outs on both phone jacks
    • CueMix FX cross-platform mixing software
    • On-screen graphic mixing with an instrument tuner and audio analysis tools including real-time FFT display, spectrogram "waterfall" display, oscilloscope, X-Y plot and linear or polar phase analysis
    • Stand-alone operation allows for bringing the 4pre to a gig, with or without a computer
    • Need to tweak the mix? Just turn the front-panel knobs
    • Add additional interfaces for more I/O as needs grow
    • Time code support directly resolves to (or generates) time code via any quarter-inch input or output, without the need for an extra synchronizer
    • Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS), a DSP-driven phase lock engine and internal clock source produces imperceptibly low jitter characteristics (below the noise floor), even when the 4pre is resolved to an external clock source via SMPTE time code
    • DC-coupled TRS outputs
    • Can be used with Volta (sold separately) to manipulate and sequence voltage-controlled modular synthesizers from a host DAW
    • Plug-and-play operation with a Mac or PC via FireWire or USB2 (compatible with all current and recent generation Macs and PCs)
    • Native 32- and 64-bit drivers for Mac OS X and Windows 7/Vista
    • Includes ASIO, WDM, Wave, Core Audio, and Core MIDI drives
    • Supports all popular Mac and Windows audio software and fully compatible with 3rd-party software
    • 100% compatible with all host-based effects processing in today's popular audio programs
    • Includes AudioDesk full-featured sample-accurate workstation software for the Mac with recording, editing, mixing, real-time 32-bit effects processing and sample-accurate sync
    • No need for external power when operating as a FireWire interface connected to a computer
    • Power supply included for stand-alone or USB2 operation
    • Compact form factor
    UPC: 839128005815
  • CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Condenser Microphone

    The Equitek E100S Supercardioid Condenser Microphone from CAD features a large diaphragm, providing a low noise floor of 3.7 dB and a smooth, vintage tone with a robust low end. The bootstrapped, full differential Quadra-FET front end delivers high sensitivity and low distortion. The nickel plated 1.0" capsule offers accurate phasing on instruments and a full rich vocal tone accentuated by the extended low frequency response. There is an 80 Hz hi-pass filter and a 10 dB pad. The package includes a vintage woodgrain cherry case and a stealth shock mount. The microphone requires 48V of phantom power for operation.

    Nickel plated 1.0" capsule provides a full, rich tone with an extended low frequency response
    A full differential Quadra-FET front end delivers high sensitivity and low distortion for picking up high-volume sound sources
    Low noise floor of 3.7 dB for clean recordings
    Supercardioid pickup pattern provides maximum off-axis noise rejection
    80Hz high pass filter to reduce low-end hum
    -10 dB pad increases headroom when recording loud sounds
    Operates on standard 48V phantom power
    Shock mount and vintage cherry woodgrain case included
    UPC: 631922104394
  • Canare Star Quad (L-4E6S) Microphone Cable 10' (3.05 m)

    The Canare Star Quad (L-4E6S) Microphone Cable 10' (3.05 m) is the premier Star Quad cable for all handheld microphone applications. This cable uses trusted Canare technology to give you the optimum in sound quality. Flexible, satin smooth to the touch and extra strong, this standard diameter, 21 AWG cable fits perfectly in all XLR-type audio connectors. Forty separate strands in each conductor eliminate breakage due to flexing. A cross-section of the cable shows four conductors arranged as two pairs in an "X" configuration. The result is a microphone cable that resists induced noise in the most severe environments.

    Canare microphone cables utilize high conductivity, annealed copper wires, stranded to form flexible conductors and shields
    UPC: 808447029475
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • MOTU 4pre - Compact Hybrid FireWire/USB Audio Interface with Microphone Preamps
    Connectivity USB 2.0
    FireWire 400

    FireWire port uses FireWire 800 connector for greater reliability, but unit runs at FireWire 400 speed

    Converters 24-bit
    Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz
    Analog In 4 x Neutrik Combo/XLR
    2 x 1/4" TRS phone (balanced/unbalanced)
    2 x 1/4" TS phone Hi-Z instrument
    Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4" TRS phone Main
    2 x 1/4" TRS phone Line
    2 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone
    Digital Input Connectors 1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
    Digital Output Connectors 1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
    MIDI In/Out No
    Sync In/Out S/PDIF
    SMPTE Time Code (LTC)
    Headphone Output 2 x 1/4" TRS phone with Volume Control
    Phantom Power +48V, individually switchable
    Display 2 x Main out 10-segment ladder LEDs
    4 x Input 5-segment LEDs
    2 x S/PDIF I/O signal present LEDs
    2 x Stereo line out signal present LEDs
    4 x Phantom power LEDs
    4 x Pad LEDs
    5 x Mix/trim (main, line, S/PDIF, phone, trim) LEDs
    1 x Vol/Pan LED
    Power Requirements 9~18VDC, 5W, tip + or - via included power adapter (required for stand-alone and USB 2.0 operation)
    FireWire bus power
    System Requirements Mac
    PowerPC G4 CPU 1GHz or faster (including PowerPC G5 CPUs and all Intel processor Macs)
    OS X v10.5.8 or later required, 10.6, or 10.7
    1GB RAM (2GB or more recommended)
    Available FireWire or USB2 port
    Large hard drive (preferably at least 250GB)

    Pentium-based 1GHz PC compatible or faster equipped with at least one USB2 or FireWire port
    Windows Vista SP2 32- or 64-bit, or Windows 7
    1GB RAM (2GB or more recommended)
    Available FireWire or USB2 port
    Large hard drive (preferably at least 250GB)

    Included Software
    CueMix FX
    MOTU SMPTE Console
    AudioDesk (Mac only)

    64-bit Operation
    Available for Mac OS X v10.6 or 10.7
    Available for 64-bit versions of Windows 7 or Vista
    Requires a 64-bit CPU (and host application for plug-in versions)
    Dimensions 9.5 x 7 x 1.75" (241 x 178 x 45mm)

    Chassis dimensions with rack ears

    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Compatible Software Mac
    MOTU Digital Performer
    MOTU AudioDesk
    Avid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)
    Apple Logic Pro
    Apple Logic Express
    Apple GarageBand
    Apple SoundTrack Pro
    Ableton Live
    Propellerhead Record and Reason
    Steinberg Cubase
    Cockos Reaper
    Native Instruments KONTAKT
    Waves stand-alone applications (and plug-ins, via compatible host)

    Avid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)
    Ableton Live
    Cakewalk Sonar
    Steinberg Cubase
    Propellerhead Record and Reason
    Image Line FL Studio
    Sony Vegas Pro
    Sony Sound Forge
    Sony Acid
    Cockos Reaper
    Native Instruments KONTAKT
    Waves stand-alone applications (and plug-ins, via compatible host)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.0 x 11.4 x 5.4"
  • CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Condenser Microphone
    Analog Performance
    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 1.0" / 25.40 mm
    Polar Pattern Supercardioid
    Frequency Range 40 Hz to 18 kHz
    Equivalent Noise Level 3.7 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 140 dB SPL
    Pad -10 dB
    Impedance 150 Ohms
    Sensitivity 28 mV/Pa
    Low-Cut Filter @ 80 Hz
    Output Connectors Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Operating Voltage 48 V
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    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.0 x 6.5 x 6.0"
  • Canare Star Quad (L-4E6S) Microphone Cable 10' (3.05 m)
    Connector 1 3-Pin XLR Female
    Connector 2 3-Pin XLR Male
    Cable Length 10' / 3 m
    Shielding 95% Tinned-Annealed Copper (TAC) Braid
    Number of Conductors 4
    Wire Gauge 21 AWG
    Jacket Type Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
    Insulation Type Polyethylene
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.323 x 6.929 x 0.63"

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