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MOTU 8pre

24-bit/96kHz, 16 x 12 FireWire Audio Interface with 8 Preamps and 2 Banks of ADAT I/O for Mac and PC

Product Code 41634

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Need eight preamps and the ability to mix and match them with any digital interface or recording system out there - at 96kHz? You’ve got it with MOTU’s new 8pre, a 16-channel FireWire interface with eight, count them, eight mic/line preamps in one rackspace with phantom power, 20dB pad switch, and front-panel trim knob for each input. For that universality we talked about, the 8pre also features two banks of ADAT optical ports, which gives you an additional eight channels at up to 96kHz. While eight is enough for television families, it’s never enough for audio engineers, which is why MOTU designed the 8pre to be expandable up to four I/Os. Two FireWire ports allow for daisy chaining. The 8pre also offers two main outs with a separate volume control for monitoring purposes, MIDI I/O, AudioDesk recording software, and of course, MOTU’s great sound!

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UPC: 839128005396

- FireWire audio interface for Mac / PC, also functions as 8 Pre to lightpipe converter)
- 16 inputs and 12 outputs
- 8 mic/line/instrument inputs
- Individual 48V phantom, 20 dB pad
- Individual front panel trim knobs per mic input (45 dB)
- 8-channel analog-to-optical converter
- On-board 6x8 CueMix DSP mixing
- Five-segment metering for mic inputs
- Sample-accurate MIDI
- On-board SMPTE sync
- Expandable - connect up to four I/Os
- One rack space
- Clock status and Mode LEDs
- Volume control for phones and main outs
- Main outs w/front panel volume knob
- 8 channels of optical I/O up to 96 kHz
- 2 FireWire ports for daisy-chaining

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