MOTU HD192 Core SystemItem ID: HD192Core
PCI 24-bit/192kHz Recording Core System with 12-ch Analog XLR I/O, 2-ch AES/EBU
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High Definition Audio Interface - Tons of I/O!MOTU's HD192 Core sets new standards for features and value as a two rack-space 12-channel high definition audio interface for Mac and Windows. The HD192 provides high-quality audio recording and playback on 12 balanced XLR analog inputs and outputs at any standard sample rate up to 192kHz, with expansion up to 48 channels of 192kHz! And the HD192 is full of advanced features, like AES/EBU I/O with sample rate conversion both in and out. Ideal for surround applications, the HD192 can support two simultaneous 5.1 mixes.
MOTU HD192 Core at a Glance:
Inputs and Outputs
All 12 XLR inputs and outputs on the HD192 rear panel support operation at 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz. Latest-generation converters and state-of-the art design provide exceptional audio quality. The measured dynamic range for the 12 analog inputs is just over 120dB. AES/EBU digital I/O is also provided at samples rates up to 96kHz with independent real-time sample rate conversion on the digital input and output. A separate "AES word in" BNC connector allows users to clock the AES/EBU section independently from the rest of the system. System word clock input/output is also provided on BNC connectors.
The HD192 core system includes the PCI-424, the same enhanced PCI card used by MOTU's 2408mk3 and 24I/O. The PCI-424 card adds a fourth Audio Wire port that allows users to connect up to four MOTU audio interfaces to the computer. At 12 channels each, a fully expanded HD192 system provides 48 simultaneously active input and output connections at sample rates up to 192kHz (or as many channels as the host computer supports at the 4x sample rates). HD192 users can connect any MOTU PCI audio interface to their PCI-424 card, including the new 2408mk3 and 24I/O interfaces, as well as all legacy PCI-324 interfaces (the original 2408, 2408mkII, 1296, 1224, 24i and 308). Legacy interfaces can take full advantage of the PCI-424's new CueMix DSP near-zero latency monitoring.
Control CueMix with your iPad
MOTU's CueMix FX software, the mixing software that drives the powerful routing of the HD192 Core, can be controlled from your iPad. MOTU created CueMix templates for the TouchOSC controller app, giving you complete control over your HD192 Core'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.
MOTU HD192 Converters
The most important link in the digital recording chain is the A/D converter. It is the critical component that converts your analog input signal into digital information. The higher the quality of the A/D converter, the better your recordings will sound.
The 192-kHz converters in the HD192 are the very same used in more expensive HD systems. With 120dB A-weighted dynamic range and a THD+N of 0.0005%, the HD192 is simply the best sounding front end you can buy for your digital audio workstation.
Front Panel Metering
The HD192's front panel provides dedicated 19-segment level meters for all 12 inputs and outputs. Two over meters are included, a temporary over meter and an over/hold meter that is resettable via software. Comprehensive clock status LEDs are also included so you can see at a glance the current sampling rate and clock source.
Useful in the unlikely event you wish to turn off your HD192, a front panel power switch is provided. An interesting fact about MOTU Audio interfaces is that they are hot swappable. This means you can power off, plug-in, add and remove interfaces without turning your computer off or restarting.
MOTU HD192 Features:
The MOTU HD192 high-definition 192kHz audio interface is for those who demand the very best audio quality available.
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Cecil, Mesquite, TX
Reviewsbased on 1 review
Great product for the price !!!
by Mike Pelletier from Quebec, CanadaThose who say MOTU don't work well on PC's are so wrong !!!...you just gotta know how to set your machine to record audio and some people don't know how to do that and they write bad reviews blaming i... read more [+]t on the gear...:(
March 14, 2008
Music Background: Recording engineer (home studio)
I got my HD 192 for 2 years now and i love it ! Was easy to install and i had it running in no time ( just follow the instructions provided by MOTU ).
I use Cubase SX on Win XP SP2 and i never had a problem so far. Some adjustments can be made in Win XP to tweak your system for audio recording, this really helps for maximum stability of your system.
The quality of the converters is amazing considering the price of the unit and all the features it offers.
The Cuemix software that comes with the machine is so handy and easy to use, so easy to do multiple monitor mixes !!!
The only things that i don't like about it is that the fan is a bit noisy ( makes more noise than my PC...)and it can be a little disturbing in a recording environement, also, the cable connecting the HD 192 to the PCI card is not held in place by anything and can easily be pulled out, i have a rack with all my audio gear in it and just moving the rack would disconnect the cable.....nothing a little duct tape won't fix...;)
I really think that this is the perfect recording system for a home studio, lots of features, sound quality is great and the price is not so bad.
Highly recommended ! close [-]