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MOTU 828mk3 Hybrid
Firewire/USB2 Audio Interface

OUR PART #:  828MK3-HYBRID

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Hybrid FireWire / USB2 connectivity
As a hybrid audio interface, the 828mk3 provides flexible connectivity to any Mac or PC via FireWire or high-speed USB 2.0, with ten channels of pristine 192 kHz analog recording and playback, combined with sixteen channels of ADAT digital I/O and stereo S/PDIF. Expand your system by connecting additional MOTU audio interfaces or the 8pre mic input expander.

Tons of I/O
The 828mk3 is equally well-suited for studio and stage, with or without a computer. As an interface or standalone mixer, the 828mk3 provides 28 separate inputs and 30 separate outputs, including dedicated main outs on XLRs and two front panel headphone outs.

On-board digital mixer with effects for monitoring and live mixing
Connect all of your studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines and even effects processors. Record, monitor, route and process all of these live inputs using the professional on-board CueMix FX digital mixer – with no latency and no processor strain on your computer. Apply hardware DSP-driven compression, EQ and reverb to every input and output, independent of your host computer. When recording from the mic/guitar inputs, the 828mk3’s signal overload protection gives you an extra 12 dB of headroom above zero with no digital clipping or harsh artifacts.

Advanced audio analysis tools
Analyze and scope your audio with advanced diagnostic tools, including a full-screen real-time FFT display, spectrogram "waterfall" display, full-featured oscilloscope, X-Y plot, and linear/polar phase analysis graphs.
Stand-alone operation as a mixer

After programming the on-board mixing in the studio, unplug the 828mk3 from the computer and take it on the road for operation as a stand-alone mixer with effects. All mixing and effects parameters are adjustable using the front panel backlit LCD.
Across-the-board compatibility

The 828mk3 provides cross-platform compatibility with Mac and Windows and all of your favorite audio software and host-based effects via WDM/ASIO/Core Audio drivers. Or you can use the included AudioDesk workstation software for Mac, with 24-bit recording/editing and 32-bit mixing/processing/mastering.

FireWire Ports
MOTU FireWire audio interfaces can connect to any Firewire port. Just plug in and go, with any standard cable. The 828mk3 Hybrid provides two FireWire Type B ports, which provide the most reliable FireWire connection available. The ports operate at 400 Mbit/s, and they can be connected to any available FireWire port on your computer, either Type A or Type B. If your computer has FireWire Type B ports, use the included 9-pin-to-9-pin FireWire cable. If your computer has either standard Type A ports or miniature Type A ports, use the appropriate 9-pin-to-6-pin or 9-pin-to-4-pin FireWire cable (sold separately).

Feature summary:

  • Hybrid FireWire/USB2 connectivity — connect to your computer via eitherbus-powered FireWire or hi-speed USB2.
  • CueMix FX™ — flexible 28 input/16 bus mixer with on-board DSP effects,including reverb with sends/returns, plus EQ and compression on every inputand output.
  • 28 inputs / 30 outputs (at 44.1/48 kHz) — there's no channel sharing inthe 828mk3; the mic inputs, S/PDIF I/O, headphone out and main outs are allhandled as separate channels.
  • Front-panel control — access any setting in your entire 828mk3 mixdirectly from the front panel.
  • Stand-alone operation — program your mixes at the studio and then bringthe 828mk3 to your gig - no computer needed. Need to tweak the mix? Do it onsite using the back-lit LCD and front-panel controls.
  • Multiple CueMix FX mixes — for example, create different monitor mixes forthe main outs and headphones. Or add send/return loops for outboard gear -with no latency.
  • Two front panel combo jacks provide hi-Z 1/4” guitar input or low-Z XLRmic input with phantom power, pad and plenty of gain.
  • Mic/guitar instrument sends — add your favorite outboard EQ, preamp,reverb or other processor to the two mic/guitar inputs, before the signal goesdigital.
  • Clip protection — Mic/guitar input limiter prevents digital clipping anddistortion from overloaded signal levels up to +12 dB over zero.
  • Eight 24-bit 192kHz analog inputs and outputs on balanced/unbalanced 1/4"TRS jacks
  • Precision Digital Trim™ — Digitally controlled analog trim on all analoginputs (mic/guitar inputs + quarter-inch TRS inputs) provides accurateadjustements in 1 dB increments. Fine-tune the balance of your analog inputsand then save/recall trim configurations.
  • Flexible optical I/O — 16 channels of ADAT lightpipe, 8 channels of SMUX(96 kHz) or two pairs of stereo TOSLink. Mix and match formats between the twobanks.
  • Sample-accurate MIDI — connect a MIDI controller and/or sound module withno separate interface needed. MIDI I/O is sample-accurate with supportingsoftware.
  • Expandable — add additional interfaces for more I/O as your needs grow.
  • Separate XLR main outs and front-panel headphone jacks, each withindependent volume control.
  • Stereo 24-bit 96kHz S/PDIF in/out
  • Word clock in and out
  • SMPTE in and out
  • Includes 32- and 64-bit native drivers for Mac OS X and Windows7/Vista/XP, including ASIO, WDM, Wave, Core Audio, and Core MIDI. Supports allpopular Mac and Windows audio software.
  • 100% compatible with all host-based effects processing in today's popularaudio programs.
  • Includes AudioDesk full-featured sample-accurate workstation software forthe Macintosh with recording, editing, mixing, real-time 32-bit effectsprocessing & sample-accurate sync.
  • Plug-and-play operation with your Mac or PC via FireWire or high-speed USB2.0.
  • Front panel volume control for monitoring. Stereo, Quad, 6.1, 7.1 anduser-defined surround monitoring setups available.
  • Two front panel headphone jacks with independent volume controls.
  • Front panel meters or activity LEDs for all analog, digital and MIDI I/O,plus SMPTE sync tach and lock LEDs.
  • Dedicated front panel clock status LEDs.
  • International 100-240V, 50-60 Hz autoswitching power supply.
  • Chassis dimensions, excluding rack ears and front and back panel knobs andconnectors: 19 x 7 x 1.75 inches (48.26 x 17.78 x 4.45 cm). Knobs andconnectors extend up to 0.5 inch (1.27 cm) from front and back panels, adding1 inch (2.54 cm) to depth. With rack ears attached, fits standard 19 inch(48.26 cm) rack at 1U high.
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