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Motu 8M Audio Interface With 24-in/24-out Hybrid Thunderbolt/USB 2.0

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Motu 8M Audio Interface With 24-in/24-out Hybrid Thunderbolt/USB 2.0

Motu 8M Interface/Mic Pre

24-in/24-out Hybrid Thunderbolt/USB 2.0 Audio Interface with 8 Mic Pres, V-Limit Clipping Protection, 8 TRS Outputs, ADAT and S/PDIF Digital I/O, AVB Ethernet Compatibility, and 48-channel DSP Mixer Onboard with Processing and Effects.

With -110dB THD+N of self noise, this 8M's offers you some of the cleanest audio around. Eight amazingly transparent microphone preamps include MOTU's V-Limit protection, which offers a 9dB buffer to prevent digital clipping. An additional 16 channels of digital I/O via ADAT optical ports brings your total channel count to 24 x 24. To go with this impressive selection of high-quality I/O, MOTU gave the 8M ultra-fast Thunderbolt connectivity (in addition to USB 2.0), so you get epically low system latency.

DSP-fueled mixer onboard gives you the added benefit of EQ, compression, and effects

Granted, with the MOTU 8M's extremely fast Thunderbolt connection, system latency isn't much of an issue to begin with, but the onboard DSP mixer still offers a number of advantages you'll find useful in a variety of settings, such as when you're connected via USB. For starters, this digital mixer supports up to 48 inputs (via AVB expansion) and 12 stereo busses, allowing you to set up extremely complex routing schemes completely independent of your computer. In fact, if you connect a wireless router to your 8M, you can access all of its internal mixing functions, including effects and processing, via an app on your iOS device, turning this powerful audio interface into a fully capable standalone mixer. Speaking of onboard processing and effects, whether you're in the studio or onstage with your 8M, you'll find a ton of uses for its DSP EQ, compression, gate, and reverb.

Expand your production system with additional AVB networkable audio interfacesAnother extremely cool use of the 8M's Ethernet connection is the ability to link more MOTU AVB equipped audio interfaces to it. You can do this in one of two ways: directly via a simple Ethernet cable or as part of an audio network via one or more MOTU AVB Switch. If you go with just a single Ethernet cable, you can easily link a second 8M or other AVB ready device directly to your first one. With MOTU AVB Switches, you can create an audio network of up to five units, potentially linking hundreds of channels of I/O across multiple rooms. And since it's all over standard Cat-5e Ethernet cable.

Technical Specifications:

Sample rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
Analog inputs 8 x XLR/TRS combo-style mic/line/instrument inputs
Analog outputs 8 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced)
1 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
Digital I/O 2 banks (16 ch) of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates
1 bank (8 ch) of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates
Stereo RCA S/PDIF up to 96 kHz (with SRC on input)
Total I/O 24 inputs and 26 outputs (50 total) at 1x sample rates
16 inputs and 18 outputs (34 total) at 2x sample rates
8 inputs and 10 outputs (18 total) at 4x sample rates
Computer I/O 1 x Thunderbolt (compatible with 1 and 2)
1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant (3.0 compatible)
Sync I/O 1 x word clock in
1 x word clock out
Headphone 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable)
Phantom power 8 x individual +48V
Front panel 1 x 1/4" TRS headphone output
1 x digital rotary encoder • phone volume
8 x digital rotary encoders • mic preamp gain
16 x switches • (8) Pad and (8) 48V Phantom switch
324 x 24 pixel LCD for level meters / menu nav
1 x AC power switch
Power International 100-240V autoswitching supply
50-60 Hz • 0.5A max

Mac 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 Thunderbolt or high-speed USB 2.0 port
  • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)

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 Thunderbolt or 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, etc.
  • 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 (available as a separate download)

Operating Systems

  • For computer audio I/O: Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 8 or later*
  • For web app control: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android

Analog I/O Specifications


Connector type
Dynamic range
(A-weighted)
THD+N
(unweighted)
Max
level
Trim range
(in 1 dB steps)
Line output 1/4" TRS, balanced, tip hot 123 dB -110 dB +20 dBu 24 dB (-4 to +20 dBu)
Line input 1/4" TRS, bal/unbal, tip hot 112 dB -102 dB +17 dBu
(with pad)
53 dB
Mic input XLR, balanced, pin 2 hot 112 dB -104 dB +24 dBu
(with pad)
63 dB
Phones 1/4", TRS stereo 102 dB -92 dB Max. 80 mw 128 dB

Compatible Mac software

The 8M ships with standard Core Audio drivers for Mac OS X for compatibility with virtually all Core Audio-compatible apps, including:

  • 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)

Compatible Windows software (Windows support coming soon…)

The 8M ships with standard Wave and ASIO drivers for Windows 8 for compatibility with virtually all Wave-compatible audio apps, including:

  • 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)
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