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MOTU 8M - Thunderbolt audio interface with AVB

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MOTU presents the world’s first Thunderbolt audio interface with 8 pristine mic preamps, 48-channel DSP mixing and AVB networking. The 8M is one of several new high-performance audio interfaces from MOTU that combine superb audio quality, large console style mixing and state-of-the art features. 
Price
€ 2.335,30
incl. tax
€ 0,30

FEATURES

  • Superb audio quality — For example, the balanced TRS analog outputs produce 123 dB dynamic range and -110 dB THD+N (0.0003%) at -1 dBFS, Unweighted, 1 kHz.
  • 50 simultaneous audio channels — Eight XLR/TRS combo inputs with individual preamps/pad/48V power, 8 balanced/unbalanced TRS analog outs, and 2 x 8-channel ADAT optical ports for 24 inputs and 26 outputs. 
  • Universal connectivity — Thunderbolt or high-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0). USB audio class-compliant firmware and Industry standard drivers work with any audio software.
  • On-board 32-bit floating point DSP with large console style mixing and effects — Flexible 48-input digital mixer with 12 stereo busses and DSP effects, including reverb with sends, plus modeled analog EQ and compression, gate, and reverb.
  • System expansion and audio networking — Add a 2nd MOTU AVB interface (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 a network with multiple interfaces and computers using standard AVB switches and network cabling, with ultra-low network latency, even over long cable runs (hundreds of meters). Stream hundreds of audio channels among devices and computers on the network.
  • Matrix routing and splitting — Flexible, matrix-style audio routing and splitting for any analog or digital input, computer channel or network stream to any other output, computer, or network device. Split any single input to unlimited multiple output destinations.
  • Web app control — Control on-board DSP, mixing, device settings, and network audio routing from web app software running in your favorite browser on a laptop, tablet or smart phone connected by wire or Wi-Fi to your local area network.
  • Stand-alone mixing with wireless control — Connect an Apple Airport™ or other Wi-Fi router directly to the 8M with a standard Ethernet cable and control the 8M's powerful mixing and DSP effects from your smart phone or tablet, without a computer. Great for live sound mixing.
Description
MOTU presents the world’s first Thunderbolt audio interface with 8 pristine mic preamps, 48-channel DSP mixing and AVB networking. The 8M is one of several new high-performance audio interfaces from MOTU that combine superb audio quality, large console style mixing and state-of-the art features. 

This box contains everything you need to turn your computer into a powerful 24-bit/192 kHz digital audio workstation. As a “hybrid” audio interface, the 8M offers flexible connectivity to your computer via ultra-fast Thunderbolt™ technology or class-compliant, hi-speed USB 2.0, with 18 channels of pristine analog I/O, combined with 32 channels of digital I/O, for a total of 50  simultaneous audio channels.

50 Simultaneous Audio Channels

The 8M is equally well-suited for studio and stage, with or without a computer. As an interface or standalone mixer, the 8M provides 24 separate inputs and 26 separate outputs, including eight XLR/TRS combo style microphone/line/instrument inputs with individual preamps, eight balanced TRS analog outputs, two 8-channel banks of ADAT optical digital I/O, and a front panel headphone jack.

8 Pristine mic inputs with individual preamps

The eight mic/line/instrument inputs are equipped with pristine, transparent preamps and offer individually adjustable +48V phantom power and -20 dB pad. Digitally controlled analog preamp gain provides accurate adjustments in 1 dB increments from either the front panel controls or web app software, with the ability to save gain settings.

V-Limit Overload Protection

All mic/line/instrument inputs are equipped with V-Limit™, a hardware limiter that helps prevent digital clipping from overloaded input signals. With V-Limit enabled, signals can go above zero dB (where limiting kicks in) to as high as +9 dB above zero with no distortion due to digital clipping.

Thunderbolt technology & USB2.0

Thunderbolt gives you an astonishing 256 channels of computer I/O (128 in and out). You can use them to route audio to the physical inputs and outputs on the 8M, plus the 48-channel mixer inside the 8M, plus audio network streams. The 8M is the first and only interface to combine Thunderbolt I/O connectivity with AVB audio networking.
Don’t have a Thunderbolt-equipped computer yet? The 8M is USB 2.0 audio class compliant, which means you enjoy OS-level USB compatibility and support, including iPad support (with a camera connection kit). 

48-channel digital mixing

The 8M is equipped with a 48-channel digital mixer designed just like a large format mixing console. The 48 inputs can take signal from anywhere: the physical inputs on the 8M interface itself, audio channels from host software on your computer, audio network streams, or even mixer outputs. The mixer provides 7 stereo aux busses, 3 groups, a reverb bus that can alternately serve as a 4th group, a Main Mix bus and a separate Monitor bus that can serve as a solo bus. In essence: capable and transparent mixing.

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Specifications
Item Category Code MOTU
Vendor Item No. 8M
Product Group FWIUSBINTE
Net Weight 2.4
Gross Weight 0
Country/Region of Origin Code US
Tariff No. 85437090
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