MOTU 828x

Audio Interface

  • With Thunderbolt and USB 2.0 port
  • 24 Bit / 192 kHz
  • Built-in DSP for EQ, Compressor and Reverb
  • CueMix console
  • 2 XLR/Jack 6.3 mm Mic-/Guitar input with integrated hardware limiter
  • 48V Phantom power
  • 8 Balanced Line in- and outputs
  • 2 x XLR Main outputs
  • 2 Send
  • 2 x ADAT I/O
  • Coaxial S/PDIF I/O (24 Bit / 96 kHz)
  • MIDI I/O
  • Word Clock I/O
  • 2 x Headphone output
  • Thunderbolt port (compatible to TB 1 and 2)
  • USB 2 Port
  • For Win Vista/7/8 as well as MAC OSX 10.6 or later
  • Format: 19" / 1 U
  • Includes software CueMix FX, Motu SMPTE console as well as AudioDesk (only MAC)

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 28x30
Number of Mic Inputs 2
Number of Line Inputs 8
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 10
Headphone Outs 2
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 1
Number of ADAT Connectors 2
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface Yes
Word Clock 1xIn, 1xOut
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered No
Incl. power supply Yes
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 483 mm
Depth in mm 177 mm
Height in mm 45 mm
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a good starting point for some
29.10.2014
So after long debate and a load of research i decided to go with Motu because of its reputation of making hard waring , sleek looking , feature packed good sounding interfaces and as an added bonus for some they are USA made which is a rarity in this day and age especially in the 828x price bracket.

I found that it worked with protools 10 as well as cuebase and that it ran with only a few bugs that were fixed with updates.

I found the ad/da on the unit to be above others in its price bracket such as the focusrite scarlet range etc and that the pre amps were of an okay standard, nothing spectacular but solid . The soft limit is a great feature when, for example recording a dynamic sound without clipping e.g. kick or snare drum.

The dsp mixer took a little getting used to but is good and flexible enough to get the job done in the end and the dsp effects are a great feature and save cpu!
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unbelevable connection rooting
Guðlaugur, 01.05.2014
This is an amazing sound card/ mixer, witch can be used as main recording input device and at the same time act as you main mixer in the studio, for practicing or just connecting you media devices without worrying if your computer is turned on. expansion options are unbelievable and the price is incredible for what you get.
The CueMix FX make setting up the 828x so easy that little to know knowledge is needed to make a simple but good setup for individual in/out put very fast.
being both Thunderbolt and USB makes it easy to use on more then 1 computer.
It's one of the best investments I made over several years
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MOTU 828x

Audio Interface With Thunderbolt and USB 2.0 port, 24 Bit / 192 kHz, Built-in DSP for EQ, Compressor and Reverb, CueMix console, 2 XLR/Jack 6.3 mm Mic-/Guitar input with integrated hardware...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 28x30
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Inputs: 8
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outs: 10
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Number of Line Outputs: 10
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 2
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: Yes
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • MIDI Connectors: Yes
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • USB Version: 2.0
  • Windows Thunderbolt driver: No
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 483 mm
  • Depth in mm: 178 mm
  • Height in mm: 44 mm
  • Included in delivery: USB cable, firewire cable, software
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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  • Recording / Playback Channels: 24x28
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 8
  • Number of Line Inputs: 8
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 8
  • Number of Line Outs: 8
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Number of Line Outputs: 8
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 2
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: No
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • MIDI Connectors: No
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • Max. Samplerate: 192 kHz
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Max. Resolution in Bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • USB Version: 2.0
  • Incl. Power Supply: Yes
  • Windows Thunderbolt driver: Yes
  • Thunderbolt Version: 2
  • Width in mm: 483 mm
  • Depth in mm: 178 mm
  • Height in mm: 45 mm
  • Included in delivery: USB cable
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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  • Recording/Playback Channels: 28/30
  • Recording / Playback Channels: 28x30
  • Number of microphone inputs: 2
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Inputs: 8
  • Number of instrument inputs: 2
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outs: 10
  • Headphone Outputs: 2
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 2
  • ADAT Connectors: 2
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • Misc. Connectors: No
  • MIDI Interface: Yes
  • MIDI interface: Yes
  • Word Clock: 1xIn, 1xOut
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • max. Samplerate in kHz: 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • Max. Resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • Firewire Version: 800
  • USB Version: 2.0
  • Width in mm: 483 mm
  • Depth in mm: 178 mm
  • Height in mm: 45 mm
  • Included in delivery: USB cable, firewire cable, software
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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