MOTU 8PRE-ES

24 x 28 Thunderboltâ„¢ / USB audio interface

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The MOTU 8PRE-ES is a 24 x 28 Thunderboltâ„¢ / USB audio interface.
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The MOTU 8PRE-ES is a 24 x 28 Thunderboltâ„¢ / USB audio interface. Connect all your studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines, outboard processors and optical expanders. All I/O is available simultaneously.

MOTU 8PRE-ES Includes:

  • Thunderbolt and USB 2.0 drivers
  • MOTU Discovery App for Mac & PC (finds connected MOTU interfaces)
  • MOTU Discovery App for iOS (available from Apple App Store)
  • MOTU Pro Audio Control web app (served from the hardware itself)
  • MOTU Audio Tools (FFT, oscilloscope, X-Y plot, phase analyzer)
  • AudioDesk for Mac & Windows (separate download)

MOTU 8PRE-ES Features:

  • Renowned ESS Sabre32 Ultraâ„¢ DAC technology
  • Cutting-edge components deliver ultra-transparent sound
  • Ultra-low latency and renowned rock-solid performance
  • USB and Thunderbolt for Mac, PC and iOS
  • Take control of your recording sessions
  • Console-style mixing with 48 channels and 12 busses
  • Vintage processing with 32-bit float precision
  • Route your audio anywhere with one-click ease
  • Control everything from your laptop, tablet and smartphone
  • The art of the mix on your touchscreen
  • No computer or laptop needed
  • MOTU interfaces are built to last
  • Expand your system with more I/O and Wi-Fi control
  • Two banks of optical
  • Time code support
  • DC-coupled TRS outputs
  • Balanced analog
  • Two headphone jacks
  • Audio analysis tools

MOTU 8PRE-ES Specifications:

  • Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • Mic/line/instr inputs:
    • 8 x XLR/TRS "combo style" mic/line/instr inputs
    • Preamp gain: 0 to +63 dB (digitally controlled)
    • TRS max level with pad: +17 dBu
  • Analog outputs:
    • 8 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled)
    • Max level: +20 dBu (digitally adjustable -4 to +20)
    • 2 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
  • Digital I/O:
    • 2 banks (16 ch) of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates
    • 2 banks (8 ch) of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates
    • Switchable to stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF)
  • Total I/O:
    • 24 in / 28 out (52 total) at 1x sample rates
    • 16 in / 20 out (36 total) at 2x sample rates
    • 8 in / 12 out (20 total) at 4x sample rates
  • Computer I/O:
    • 1 x Thunderbolt 1 (Mac and Win)
      • Thunderbolt 2 & 3 compatible
    • 1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant
      • USB 3.0 and iOS compatible
  • Computer I/O channels Thunderbolt:
    • 128 in/out at 1x (44.1 to 48 kHz)
    • 128 in/out at 2x (88.2 to 96 kHz)
    • 64 in/out at 4x (176.4 to 192 kHz)
  • Computer I/O channels USB:
    • 64 in/out at 1x (44.1 to 48 kHz)
    • 32 in/out at 2x (88.2 to 96 kHz)
    • 24 in/out at 4x (176.4 to 192 kHz)
  • Sync I/O: 1 x BNC word clock in/out
  • Network I/O: 1 x RJ45 AVB/TSN Ethernet (1 Gbps)
  • Headphone: 2 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable)
  • Phantom power: 8 x individual +48V
  • Front panel:
    • 2 x 1/4" TRS headphone output
    • 2 x digital rotary encoders • phone vol
    • 4 x digital rotary encoders • mic/instr input gain
    • 2 x large digital rotary encoders • main vol / menu
    • 8 x small switches • (2) Pad / (2) 48V Phantom pwr
    • 10 x large switches • menu nav / A-B select, etc.
    • 2 x LCD (128 x 160) for level meters / menu nav
  • Power:
    • International 100-240V autoswitching supply
    • 50-60 Hz • 0.5A max
  • Dimensions (WxDxH, enclosure only, with rack brackets): 19" x 7" x 1.75" (48.3 x 17.75 x 4.5 cm)
  • Weight: 4.2 lbs (1.9 kg)
  • Mac System Requirements:
    • 1 GHz Intel-based Mac or faster
    • 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
    • Mac OS X version 10.8 or later
    • Available Thunderbolt 1/2/3, USB 2/3 or AVB/TSN Ethernet port*
    • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
      *AVB/TSN Ethernet audio interface operation requires OS X El Capitan or later
  • Windows System Requirements:
    • 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster
    • 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
    • Windows 7, 8 or 10
    • Available Thunderbolt 1/2/3 or USB 2/3 port
    • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
  • Web App Support:
    • Any web client platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
    • Any web browser: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Explorer, etc.
  • Operating Systems:
    • For computer audio I/O: Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 7 or later
    • For web app control: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android

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