MOTU 8A AVB

Audio Interface

  • With Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connection as well as AVB connection
  • 24 bit / 192 kHz
  • On-board DSP with digital mixer and effects - Classic reverb, compressor (modeled LA-2A), EQ (modeled British analog console EQ)
  • 324 x 24 LCD display
  • 8 Line inputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 8 Line Outputs: balanced 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 ADAT inputs and outputs with S-MUX
  • Word clock input and output
  • Web Access Control (remote control via laptop, tablet or smartphone possible)
  • AVB Ethernet Port
  • Including Audiodesk 4 Software

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 128x128
Number of Mic Inputs 0
Number of Line Inputs 8
Number of Instrument Inputs 0
Number of Line Outputs 8
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom Power No
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 1
AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 1
Other Connectors No
MIDI Connectors No
Word Clock No
Max. Samplerate 192 kHz
Max. Resolution in Bit 24 bit
Bus-Powered No
Incl. Power Supply Yes
Windows Thunderbolt driver No
Thunderbolt Version 2
Width in mm 220 mm
Depth in mm 175 mm
Height in mm 45 mm
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Not suitable for Windows users
2002fede, 18.01.2020
I am not the only one having this problem with MOTU Cards. Mine, constantly cut off the audio on my DAW and I always have to change something on the control panel to get the audio back. It does that randomly, but it never stays put for more than 5 minutes. I wrote support and they don't know how to address the problem rather than telling you to re-install the drivers. Stay away from it if you have a WindowsPC, can't talk for MAc users. EXTREMELY DISAPPOOINTED, this is not a cheap card for what it has to offer.
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Hollywood loudness!!!
insulaner, 25.08.2018
It is used in my production studio and when I am playing live. All inputs I use are optical and have synced clock with my preamp. 8A is my master and summing mixer. I bought 3rd party AVB switch and I can use any room in my house as silent room being able to connect my preamp via LAN I created inside house ethernet network.

I use it these days to make my tracks louder. I mean Rihanna or H.Zimmer loud. My analog synths recorded audio paints crazy loud and stereo wide patterns on phase plot monitor when playing with Teletronix emulation settings. If input signal on preamp is just a bit 'burned' effects can be suprisingly rewarding. I rarely see that on .wav files recorded from my friends. Every track I bounce or mix is louder but exaggerating with compression makes favourite tunes annoying. :)

I use it also instead of NI AudioDJ 8 when I play live. I am running 5 stereo channels to Xone 92. 4 key locked tracks from Traktor 3 synced with LINK with Maschine which runs via phone output. Every pair of channels runs through MOTU mixer with a touch of compression and via group, reverb or master to get Teletronix limiter on every channel before signal is routed to analog outputs. There is no latency problems as with AudioDJ 8 and you can Alt-Tab during gig between Maschine software and Traktor without slightest interruption to be expected. Playing with it is really loud for everyone questioning why Antelope, DB25 cables & Model 1 are main choice for big festivals when loudness exceeds allowed levels for short periods but enough to make peaks of the day. :)

I am buying second screen monitor to keep mixing console on and control it with midi motorized faders. 64 channels would be a lot of API components and patch cables. <3
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otnemem, 27.12.2019
Got the MOTU 8A about a month ago and really happy with this interface. In terms of aesthetics, it has a superb build quality and is really well laid out. My only criticism is that there is no line input on the front panel (like the Ultralite) and no Midi connections at the back.

Sound quality is also fantastic as expected.

One of the main reasons why i got this interface specifically is to be able to connect it to my eurorack system and send CVs back and forth via Ableton. This works without a snag and really easy to set up.
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MOTU SUPER
antvel, 23.08.2018
This is an incredible Audio Interface Very Happy with sounds incredible A++++
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