Thunderbolt technology

The future of connectivity

Thunderbolt fulfills the promise of a truly state-of-the-art connectivity standard for personal computers. With massive bandwidth, Thunderbolt allows you to connect displays, hard drives, and other peripherals to your computer, along with the 828x, up to six devices total (with the 828x at the end of the chain), and the Thunderbolt bus won't even break a sweat. Thunderbolt combines plug-and-play convenience with massive bandwidth and low latency for truly professional audio interface performance.

 

Hi-speed USB 2.0

Mac, PC, and USB 3.0 compatible

As Thunderbolt becomes more widely adopted, Hi-speed USB 2.0 provides across-the-board compatibility with virtually all laptops and desktops on both Mac and Windows. Since USB 2.0 devices are compatible with USB 3.0-equipped hosts, your 828x interface is a future-proof investment in your studio.

 

28 inputs and 30 outputs

How can one audio interface offer this much I/O?

We pack it in, like no one else can: two combo-style mic/guitar inputs with preamps, 8 balanced analog in/out, XLR main outs, 16 channels of ADAT optical (8 channels at 96 kHz), plus S/PDIF, word clock and MIDI. Connect all of your studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines and even effects processors.

 

Recording up to 192 kHz

Audio quality without compromise

Now in its fifth generation, the 828 has become a benchmark for the industry, setting the bar by which others are judged. How has this level of respect been earned? Through consistent design integrity and intelligent use of current-generation parts and design technologies.

 

Studio-grade mic channels

Enjoy extras like sends and optional hardware limiting

Do you work with outboard EQs and compressors? Each 828x mic input offers a pre-converter send for mono or stereo mic channel outboard processing. The 828x's unique V-Limit™ hardware limiter employs a proprietary design to offer an additional 12 dB of headroom over digital zero with no digital clipping or harsh artifacts, for that added protection in dynamic recording situations. The 828x's preamps are clean and neutral, allowing you to use your favorite plug-ins and host software to color the sound just the way you want for each recording application.

MOTU 828mk3 Hybrid FireWire/USB2 Audio Interface with on-board effects

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Technicial Specifications

Converters 24-bit
Sample rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
Analog inputs 2 x XLR/TRS combo-style mic/guitar inputs 
8 x 1/4" TRS line inputs (balanced/unbalanced)
Analog outputs 2 x XLR balanced main out 
8 x 1/4" balanced TRS line out 
2 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
Digital I/O 16 channels of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates 
8 channels of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates 
2-channel TOSlink (optical S/PDIF) up to 96 kHz 
2-channel RCA S/PDIF up to 96 kHz
Total I/O 28 inputs and 30 outputs at 1x sample rates 
20 inputs and 22 outputs at 2x sample rates 
10 inputs and 10 outputs at 4x sample rates
Computer I/O 1 x Thunderbolt (compatible with 1 and 2) 
1 x USB 2.0 (compatible with 3.0)
Sync I/O 1 x SMPTE time code in (LTC) 
1 x SMPTE time code out (LTC) 
1 x word clock in 
1 x word clock out
Headphone output 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable) 
1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (mirrors main outs)
Phantom power 2 x individual +48V
Front panel 2 x XLR/TRS combo mic/guitar in 
2 x 1/4" TRS phone 
2 x digital rotary encoders • phone/main volume 
2 x digital rotary encoders • mic trim 
4 x switches • Pad and 48V Phantom 
4 x digital rotary encoders for LCD control 
2 x 16 character LCD 
8 x 4-segment ladder LEDs • 1/4-inch analog in 
8 x activity LED • 1/4-inch analog out 
2 x 4-segment ladder LEDs • RCA S/PDIF in 
2 x activity LED • RCA S/PDIF out 
2 x 10-segment LEDs • mic in with V-Limit 
2 x 5-segment ladder LEDs • main outs 
6 x LED • sample rate indicator 
1 x LED • LOCK/TACH indicator 
2 x activity LEDs • optical bank A/B 
1 x activity LED • MIDI in/out 
1 x AC power switch
Power International 100-240V autoswitching supply 
50-60 Hz • 20 Watts

 

Mac System Requirements

  • A Mac with an Intel processor
  • 1 GB RAM; 2 GB or more recommended
  • Mac OS X version 10.6 or later required
  • Available Thunderbolt or high-speed USB 2.0 (or 3.0) port
  • USB cable included; Thunderbolt cable purchased separately
  • A large hard drive (preferably at least 250 GB)

Windows System Requirements

  • 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster
  • 1 GB RAM; 2 GB or more recommended
  • Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista, 32- or 64-bit; Vista SP 2 or later required
  • Available Thunderbolt or high-speed USB 2.0 (or 3.0) port
  • USB cable included; Thunderbolt cable purchased separately
  • A large hard drive (preferably at least 250 GB)

Included software

  • CueMix FX
  • MOTU SMPTE Console
  • AudioDesk (Mac only, optical CD drive required)

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X version 10.6 or later
  • Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista (SP2 or later is required)

64-bit operation

  • Available for Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • Available for 64-bit versions of Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista
  • Requires a 64-bit CPU

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