MOTU 896HD (No Longer Available)
FireWire Audio Interface with 24-bit/192kHz Recording System and 8-channel XLR/TRS Analog Inputs, Each with Microphone Preamps
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MOTU's Premier FireWire Interface!The MOTU 896HD contains everything you need to turn your computer into a powerful 24-bit, 192kHz digital audio workstation. The MOTU 896HD provides 8 mic preamps, pristine 192kHz analog I/O, 8 channels of ADAT digital I/O and stereo AES/EBU. Expand your system by connecting additional MOTU 828 mkII or MOTU 896HD FireWire audio interfaces.
Loads of Inputs
The MOTU 896HD is equally well-suited for studio and stage, with or without a computer. As a computer interface, the MOTU 896HD provides 18 separate inputs and 22 outputs, including separate main outs and headphone out.
You can add additional send/return loops using the MOTU 896HD's new CueMix DSP on-board mixing feature, a flexible DSP-driven 18-input/8-bus mixing and monitoring matrix that eliminates the need for an external mixer or patchbay. Connect all of your studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines and even effects processors. Then monitor all of these live inputs via the MOTU 896HD's main outs, headphone jack or any other output - with virtually no monitoring latency and no processor drain on your computer. You can even create separate monitor mixes for the main outs, headphones and other outputs. Control everything from the included CueMix Console software or directly from the MOTU 896HD's front-panel.
Use the MOTU 896HD Live
Need to hit the road? Program the MOTU 896HD at the studio with the CueMix Console software and then take the MOTU 896HD on the road for mixing/monitoring without a computer. Bus levels can be adjusted without the computer by using the front panel Monitor Level knob.
Ideal for the Studio
Back in the studio, 8 channels of ADAT optical digital I/O, plus stereo AES/EBU, make the MOTU 896HD an ideal companion for a digital mixer. All digital I/O connections support standard sample rates up to 96kHz.
Mac or PC
The MOTU 896HD provides cross-platform compatibility with Mac OS 9, Mac OS X (version 10.2 or later) , Windows Me/2000/XP and all of your favorite audio software and host-based effects via WDM/ASIO/Core Audio/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.
MOTU 896HD Features:
MOTU 896HD - Audiophile quality and expandable, too!
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THIS IS THE KING OF SOUND
by SAM from CLEARWATERTHIS IS THE BEST SOUNDING INTERFACE YOU COULD POSSIBLY BY IF YOUR LOOKIN FOR SOUND QUALITY HERE IT IS
April 11, 2008
Music Background: HIP HOP RAP
by: Matt Masek
Recently, I recorded an album for a ska band. I used the MOTU 896HD with a... read more »
I own the MOTU 896HD and I couldn't get through a session without it! The transparent mic pres give a great reproduction of my signal. Overdubbing vocals become a breeze with zero latency. This powerful piece of equipment is the backbone of my studio.
good but low power
by Jimi Krystofiak from San Leandro Cai like it lots of output options and 2 will not run smoothly above 48k without a clocking device. soo.. something to think about. definatly are gonna want some nice pres to but the conversion is goo... read more [+]d much better than other interfaces i've used
September 11, 2006
Music Background: Recording enginer w/ BA
problem there is only 40 somthing volts in the phantom. if your mic needs a lot of juice... Mainly earthworks or nueman you could have issues of poping. just get a phantom power box if it happens, but it powers all my other mics fine close [-]
by AnonymousThis thing has great sound quality. But the main thing that impressed me was the Cuemix-DSP. For those looking to buy a mixer and an A/D interface, the 896HD does both at a fraction of the cost. I nee... read more [+]ded to be able to make at least four seperate (zero-latency) headphone mixes for recording a band. No other interface can do this except a Mackie ONYX with a firewire card. But it's much more expensive and takes up a lot more room. Great unit. Well worth the money. close [-]
October 1, 2005
Phillip, Lynwood, IL
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