MOTU 24I/O Core SystemItem ID: 24ioCore
PCI 24-bit/96kHz Recording Core System with 24-Channel Analog TRS I/O
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24I/O Audio Interface - MOTU's Expandable Studio!The MOTU 24I/O audio interface is the solution for those with extensive collections of external hardware and sound modules to finally do away with a mixer and streamline their DAW setups. The MOTU 24I/O provides 24 high-quality, 24-bit/96kHz analog inputs and outputs in a cost effective, single rack space package, allowing you to connect and record from 24 simultaneous analog sources. MOTU fulfills the promise of host-based hard disk recording. You can record, edit, mix process, and master multitrack recording projects entirely inside the computer with a 24I/O.
MOTU 24I/O Core at a Glance:
24 Analog Inputs and Outputs
The 24I/O Core System provides you with the 24I/O box and the PCI-424 card and Audiodesk workstation software. The 24I/O box offers 24 high quality, 24-bit/96kHz analog inputs and outputs in a cost effective, single rack space package, allowing you to connect and record from 24 simultaneous analog sources. The 24 analog I/Os are pro-grade TRS (balanced/unbalanced) connectors operating at either -10dB or +4dB. The input level can be switched via software in banks of eight inputs. CuemixDSP provides continuously variable input trim with up to 12dB boost per channel. The 24I/O's front panel serves as a dedicated meter bridge for your hard disk recording system. Audio activity for every I/O is represented by its own five-segment LED bar graph.
Control CueMix with your iPad
MOTU's CueMix FX software, the mixing software that drives the powerful routing of the 24I/O, can be controlled from your iPad. MOTU created CueMix templates for the TouchOSC controller app, giving you complete control over your 24I/O's mixing and effects processing over a Wi-Fi network. This means that when you're recording in your studio, you don't need to keep going back to your computer to adjust gain levels, change monitoring effects, or virtually anything else you rely on CueMix for.
Word Clock Sync with Master Clock Capabilities
The 24I/O audio interface provides industry standard word clock sync on a single BNC connector that can be programmed for input or output via software. When operating as a word clock input, the word connector allows the 24I/O to synchronize smoothly with today's digital audio studio. When operating as a word clock output, the word connector can be used as a master clock to drive other digital devices in your studio, such as a digital mixer.
AudioDesk Recording Software
Plus, you get AudioDesk, a full-featured audio workstation software package for MacOS with features like 24-bit recording and real-time, 32-bit effects processing. The software includes multi-track waveform editing, sample-accurate placement of audio, a complete virtual mixing environment with up to 64 stereo busses, automated mixing, graphic editing of mix automation, scrubbing, trimming, spotting, crossfades, support for third-party effects plug-ins (in the MOTU Audio System and Adobe Premier formats), unlimited digital track bouncing (including effects and automation), and much more.
Cross-platform PCI-424 Card
MOTU's PCI-424 card features a powerful DSP chip dedicated to creating a custom tailored monitor mix of up to 96 channels of 96kHz audio. Because the mixing takes place on the card itself, instead of making the round trip from the PCI bus to the host processor, the 24/I/O provides the same near-zero latency performance as today's latest digital mixers. CueMix DSP completely eliminates the buffer latency associated with monitoring on host-based systems. Because the DSP is mixing for you, your computer's CPU is free for other tasks. The PCI-424 card is fully compatible with legacy MOTU interfaces originally designed for the PCI-324 card, so you can connect any MOTU PCI interface. The 24I/O provides cross-platform compatibility with Macintosh, Windows 98SE/Me/2K/XP and all of your favorite audio software and host-based effects via WDM/ASIO/Sound Manager drivers. Or you can use the included AudioDesk workstation software for Macintosh, with 24-bit recording/editing and 32-bit mixing/processing/mastering.
The 24I/O can be purchased as an expander for an existing PCI-424-based MOTU Audio System, or as a core system, which includes the PCI-424 card and Audiodesk workstation software. Best of all, if you already own an older PCI-424-based 24I/O or other MOTU interface, your existing hardware will work with the new PCIe card!
MOTU 24/I/O Core Features:
The MOTU 24I/O can easily expand your audio horizons!
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Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
To K. Osborne and everyone else...
by Brian F. Burke Jr. from Rochester,NY USAI have owned this for well over a year as well as a 2408 MK3 usinf a PCI-e interface. . I agree with everything K. Osborne said except the part about the windows audio. It is a bit difficult to get us... read more [+]ed to. But you do not need to use seperate outputs. Just change settings in your Control Panel or use something like Media Center and set up different Zones that use WASAPI-Event for some and ASIO for others or however you want to set them up. I use ASIO for SONAR Producer, Ableton Live, and Prpellerhead Reason. I use WASAPI-Event for playing mp3 and flac files as well as for most of my Video sound. You have to change the default driver/uotput in order to use the shoirtcut controls on a keyboard with those controls on it. With the new interface software MOTU has raised the bar again. I will put up my 96,oooHz or even my 48,000 Hz 24 bit convertors againts ANY prosumer 192,000 HZ convertors and blow them away. The D/A; A/D convertors in this MOTU line are absolutely flawless. The 2408 MK3 is handy for those of you who need digital I/O it also is very easy to use as a stand alone. The PCI-e card wil take "UO TO" 4 breakout boxes. If you load it down too much you might run into a bit of trouble, like using all of the I/O on 2 24 I/O boxes or all the I/O on 4 of the HD 192 boxes at once. If you need all of this you have a studio thatcan probably afford a second PCI-e card anyway. These I/O's are every bit as good as anything AVID or Lynx or anybody else makes. They are more Mac oriented but work well on my pc, I have only run into adriver problem with mtExpres 128 MIDI hub...wish I had gotten the next one up as it is much more programable. The 128 Express requires that your DAW be running to get much more than a simple slpittrer out of it. It also had no SMPTE clock for those of you who do video. MOTU has just come out with a PCI-e Video interace that looks interesting on the surface. My ad vice is to go to the nearest store that carries these in stock and KLISTEN to one and hear for yourself, then go home and jump on the computer or the phone and order one from Sweetwater. I made the mistake ONCE to order from somewhere else for something to save a few $ and it was a night mare and ended up having to send the product to Sweetwater for them to set it up correctly and wasted many hours and $'s. Order from Sweetwater, no I don't work there, I just have some experience with the difference between there service and others and like the MOTU equioment, they are superior in every respect. I am not sure what MOTU uses for A/D; D/A convertors...Burr Brown maybe...whatever they are they are incredible sounding, and this system wont drain your cpu, it does all of the processing in the boxes and on the PCI-e card. Sounds great...is flexible...good value...what else is there? Oh... and as usual, if you are having any problems ssetting them up, there is no better company to have bought them from than Sweetwater. Their Sales Engineer ar trained on pretty much all of the product and if your isn't he/she will find on that is and they are a joy to deal with. All U.S. based, no Indian or Chinese Etc. help desks who are clueless and hard to understand. I couldn't be happier.I am not saying that MOTU is the only good choice, just that it IS a good choice! Listen and hear the magic.... close [-]
June 17, 2012
Music Background: Keybaordist, Tenor Sax Player, Music Writer and Producer (not music industry, but fairly knowledgable) Been playing Piano since 1966...
by K. Osborne from OklahomaOkay, first of all, this interface is incredible. Second of all, buy it.
April 18, 2009
Music Background: Recording / Mixing Engineer, Musician
For the price, there is no other interface more logical, pure, or straightforward. The most channels I use at on... read more [+]ce is maybe 16 or 20 (for a big kit), and I didn't want to have to get an 8 channel interface and then stack expansions on top with digital lines. I thought, hey, look at the 24io...what a great idea. Come to find out, I made the right choice absolutely. I was able to tell a difference in quality immediately. Clearer and crisper in playback, and BEAUTIFUL in recording---the converters in this are just astounding.
I've been a PC user forever, and I don't use ProTools, I use Nuendo. I have a small PT8 system to mix certain client projects, but I prefer to record and mix in N3. I have worked on all kinds of systems, Mbox, 002, 003, Firepod, Delta 1010, EMU, and others, and this is by FAR my favorite. I was looking for good sound quality without all the crap--the digital lines, the preamps, the fancy knobs--I use high end analog preamps and other outboard gear, and this solved all my problems.
Now, the only con (and the reason for the 4.5) I have is that it's a bit tricky to figure out the difference between your PC sound (like if you play songs through iTunes) versus the sound you use for your DAW. What I had to do was use outs and ins 23/24 for my computer sound. A bit unexpected, and maybe I just didn't look into it that much, but still fine. I'm guilty of not looking through the manual adamantly. close [-]