Motu 8pre-es Audio Interface Thunderbolt/USB With 8 Preamps

Motu 8pre-es Audio Interface Thunderbolt/USB With 8 Preamps



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Motu 8pre-es Audio Interface Thunderbolt/USB With 8 Preamps

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Have an interface that'll transform your computer into a flawless digital audio workstation! 

Upgraded and Versatile

Excelling its predecessor, the Motu 8pre-es isn't just your average audio interface. With the ability to turn your computer into a beastly 123dB dynamic range and with eight individual microphone/instrument preamps, get the studio functionality you've always wanted.

Motu 8pre-ES Thunderbolt/ USB audio interface with 8 mic preamps Features:

  • 24-in/28-out hybrid audio interface for studio and live sound
  • ESS Sabre32 DAC technology delivers 123dB of dynamic range and superb audio quality
  • Optimized drivers yield round-trip latency as low as 1.6ms at 96kHz via Thunderbolt and 1.9ms via USB
  • Dual LCD screens allow you to see all signal activity at a glance with detailed metering
  • Access your hardware settings from a simple and convenient front-panel menu
  • 8 great-sounding microphone preamps with dedicated sends, switchable pads, and phantom power
  • 16 channels of ADAT optical digital I/O expand your system with additional gear
  • Built-in talkback mic with front-panel Talk button and A/B speaker select buttons

Be Prepared For Anything

Connect the full band the with the Motu 8pre-es' whopping 52 simultaneous audio channels. Consisting of 24 inputs and 28 outputs, 8 of those with top-quality preamps. Effortlessly connect all your studio gear independently and more importantly, without stress.

Whilst we're talking about those 8 high-performance preamps, get awesome transparent clarity with their 118dB dynamic range, perfect for those sessions where versatility is key. Not only that, each mic channel has its own individual preamp gain, pad 48V phantom and digital remote control. You couldn't ask for more!

High Performance

Motu has also given this nifty interface with the ESS Saber32 Ultra DAC technology, providing the ultimate, seamless audio experience during recording and playback. Making sure that the 8pre-es is up there with the rest of the most impressive equipment on the market.

Latency is no longer an issue with the ability to get it as low as a staggering 1.6ms at 96kHz via Thunderbolt connection, providing you with effortless recording performance when you need it most.

Control Your Session

Just when you thought it couldn't give you any more, this audio interface has a trick up its sleeve. The 8pre-es features a talkback mic and front-panel talk button, meaning you can communicate clearly and take control our your sessions with ease!

That's not all, check your mixes at the press of a button with the front-panel A/B speaker select buttons. Connect two speakers and you're good to go.

With the ability to wirelessly control from a tablet, smartphone or laptop, recording has honestly never been so easy.

Motu 8pre-es Thunderbolt/ USB audio interface with 8 mic preamps Specifications:

  • Computer Connectivity: USB, Thunderbolt 2, AVB
  • Form Factor: Rackmount
  • Simultaneous I/O: 24 x 28
  • A/D Resolution: Up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • Built In DSP/FX: DSP Effects, Modeling
  • Number of Preamps: 8
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • Analog Inputs: 8 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line/Hi-Z)
  • Analog Outputs: 8 x 1/4"
  • Digital Inputs: 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT)
  • Digital Outputs: 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT)
  • Headphones: 2 x 1/4"
  • USB: 1 x Type B 2.0
  • Thunderbolt: 1 x Thunderbolt 2
  • Data I/O: 1 x Ethernet (AVB)
  • Other I/O: Built-in Talkback Mic
  • Clock I/O: In, Out/Thru
  • Rack Spaces: 1U
  • Power Supply: Standard IEC AC connector
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 9385 
More Information
Manufacturer Motu
SKU 180865
Shipping Weight (kg) 3.300000
Software Included Yes
Warranty 3 Years


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