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MOTU 8m Hydro Thunderbolt Audio Interface

Manufacturer: MOTU
SKU: MOT-8M
$2,499.00
The world’s first Thunderbolt audio interface with 8 pristine mic preamps, 48-channel mixing and AVB audio networking.
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The 8M is one of several new high-performance audio interfaces from MOTU that combine superb audio quality, large console style mixing, and state-of-the-art features.


Features

  • Superb audio quality
  • 50 simultaneous audio channels
  • Flexible mic/guitar inputs
  • Precision Digital Trim™
  • V-Limit™ overload protection
  • Universal connectivity
  • On-board DSP with mixing and effects
  • 32-bit floating point processing
  • Modeled vintage effects processing
  • System expansion and audio networking
  • Matrix routing and splitting
  • 256 channels of network audio I/O for your host computer
  • Web app control
  • Stand-alone mixing with wireless control
  • ADAT digital I/O
  • Comprehensive metering
  • AudioDesk

Specifications

  • Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • Analog inputs: 8 x XLR/TRS combo-style mic/line/instrument inputs; Preamp gain: 0 to +53 dB (digitally controlled); TRS max level with pad: +17 dbU (V-limit at +7)
  • Analog outputs: 8 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled); Max level: +20 dBu (digitally adjustable -4 to +20); 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
  • Digital I/O: 2 banks (16 ch) of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates; 1 bank (8 ch) of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates; Stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF) on Bank A (optional)
  • Total I/O: 24 inputs and 26 outputs (50 total) at 1x sample rates; 16 inputs and 18 outputs (34 total) at 2x sample rates; 8 inputs and 10 outputs (18 total) at 4x sample rates
  • Computer I/O: 1 x Thunderbolt (compatible with 1 and 2); 1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant; USB 3.0 and iOS compatible; 1 x AVB Ethernet (requires OS X Yosemite)
  • Computer I/O channels: Thunderbolt (44.1 to 96 kHz): 128 in/out; Thunderbolt (176.4 to 192 kHz): 64 in/out; USB 2.0 (44.1 to 48 kHz): 64 in/out; USB 2.0 (88.2 to 96 kHz): 32 in/out; USB 2.0 (176.4 to 192 kHz): 24 in/out; AVB Ethernet: 16 to 128 in/out, depending on;       host computer speed
  • Sync I/O: 1 x word clock in; 1 x word clock out
  • Network I/O: 1 x RJ45 AVB/TSN Ethernet (1 Gbps)
  • AVB streams (8 channels per stream): 16 in / 16 out @ 44.1 or 48 kHz; 16 in / 16 out @ 88.2 or 96 kHz; 8 in / 8 out @ 176.4 or 192 kHz
  • Headphone: 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable)
  • Phantom power: 8 x individual +48V
  • Front panel: 1 x 1/4" TRS headphone output; 1 x digital rotary encoder • phone volume; 8 x digital rotary encoders • mic preamp gain; 16 x switches • (8) Pad and (8) 48V Phantom switch; 324 x 24 pixel LCD for level meters / menu nav; 1 x AC power switch
  • Power: International 100-240V autoswitching supply; 50-60 Hz • 0.5A max
  • Dimensions: (width x depth x height, enclosure only); 19 x 7 x 1.75 inches; 48.3 x 17.75 x 4.5 cm; 4.6 lbs / 2.08 kg; with rack brackets removed:; 17.25 inches (43.8 cm) wide; 4.5 lbs / 2.04 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, USB 2.0 or AVB Ethernet port*
  • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording) *AVB Ethernet audio interface operation requires OS X Yosemite

    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 USB 2.0 or 3.0 port
  • Available Ethernet port for firmware updates
  • 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.
  • Web client must be connected to the same network as the MOTU AVB interface by wire or Wi-Fi.

    Included Software

  • 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 4.0 for Mac & PC (separate download)

    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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