hardware (Mac OS and Windows)
The MOTU 828 includes a single rack space I/O unit , a 12-foot FireWire cable to connect the 828 to your computer, software drivers for both Mac OS and Windows, and AudioDesk, a complete Macintosh audio workstation software package.
The software AudioDesk 2408 gives all of the latest advanced features to record, edit, mix, process and master an audio project in Power Macintosh computer. It even includes MOTU's ground-breaking PureDSP time-stretching and pitch-shifting technology and dozens of real-time, 32-bit effects plug-ins.
The 828 provides eight channels of balanced/unbalanced analog input and output using 24-bit converters with 105 dB dynamic range. Eight channels of 24-bit ADAT lightpipe and stereo S/PDIF I/O provide a grand total of 18 simultaneous inputs and outputs. Analog inputs one and two are designed for maximum flexibility. They use Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors so you can plug anything from a microphone to a guitar into the same jack. If you prefer to use condenser microphones, you can apply 48-volt phantom power. Each input provides 40dB of gain with front panel trim knobs.
The 828 features an ADAT sync input jack for sample accurate audio transfers with Alesis ADATs, or any device that supports ADAT sync.
A pedal input allows you to plug-in a footswitch for hands-free punch-in recording. The 828 software auto-senses pedal polarity for easy setup. A built in international power supply uses a standard IEC cable. No noisy wall warts or line lumps to keep track of.
CueMix Plus - No Latency Monitoring
The 828 gives the ability to select an input via software and mix it with the main outputs inside the 828 to create a no latency monitor mix. Because the mix does not have to travel back to the computer, the result is delay-less patch-thru. This mix is sent out the independent main+monitor outs and headphones. You can adjust the patch thru volume relative to the main mix with the front panel monitor level knob.
FireWire-based hard disk recording
Drivers for Mac & PC - for all popular Macintosh and Windows audio software (ASIO/WDM/Wave drivers).
100% compatible with all host-based effects processing in today's popular audio programs.
24-bit analog converters.
CueMix Plus zero-latency hardware patchthru system.
Includes AudioDesk full-featured sample-accurate workstation software for MacOS with recording, editing, mixing, real-time 32-bit effects processing & sample-accurate sync.
Sample-accurate digital transfers between ADAT digital tape decks and the computer via the ADAT sync port.
Eight 24-bit analog outputs on balanced/unbalanced 1/4" TRS jacks
Six 24-bit analog inputs on balanced/unbalanced 1/4" TRS jacks
Two 24-bit analog inputs on balanced/unbalanced 1/4"/XLR combo Neutrik connectors.
Two mic pre-amps with switchable 48-volt phantom power on the front panel.
105dB dynamic range
Front panel volume control over monitor input level on main outs.
Front panel headphone jack with independent volume control.
Front panel signal present LEDs for all analog and digital I/O.
Trim controls for all inputs on front panel.
Dedicated front panel clock status LEDs.
8 channels of 24-bit ADAT optical input/output.
Stereo S/PDIF in/out in optical and coax formats - ADAT lightpipe and S/PDIF optical formats share the same jacks and can not be used at the same time. However, you may use ADAT lightpipe-in and optical S/PDIF-out simultaneously and the S/PDIF coax I/O and lightpipe I/O may be used simultaneously.
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