MOTU HD192 Core PCI-e SystemItem ID: HD192CorePCIe
PCIe 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 and PCIe Card!MOTU's HD192 Core PCI-e 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 PCI-e at a Glance:
12 XLR 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 PCIe-424, the same enhanced PCIe card used by MOTU's 2408mk3 and 24I/O. The PCIe card allows you to take advantage of the next-generation functionality of PCIe architecture; the bus technology that will dominate the personal computer for the coming decade. Unlike older parallel technologies, PCI Express guarantees each device dedicated bandwidth to and from the system controller. PCI Express cards and slots are defined by their bandwidth, or number of data lanes - typically one lane, four lanes, eight lanes, or 16 lanes. At 250 MBps per lane, a four-lane slot can transfer data at up to 1 GBps and an eight-lane slot, up to 2 GBps - almost twice as fast as a 133MHz PCI-X slot at a maximum throughput of just over 1 GBps. The new PCIe-424 card can be installed in any PCI Express slot (regardless of its number of lanes). PCI Express delivers more than enough bus bandwidth for the 424 card, while ensuring that other PCI devices won't "steal" bus cycles from the 424 card. PCIe means more bandwidth and a vastly improved scheme for high-speed data transfers - just what you need for high-quality audio.
The PCIe-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 PCIe-424 card.
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 Core PCI-e Features:
The MOTU HD192 high-definition 192kHz audio interface is for those who demand the very best audio quality available.
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Reviewsbased on 3 reviews
Simplicity, Professionality, and Durability.
by Ben from Orlando, FLI had shopped around for other interfaces and couldn't let this one go. It will not dissapoint you. Worth every penny. I have windows and this thing did not give me any troubles whatsoever in the i... read more [+]nstallation process. And the meters on the front are by far better than the DIGI 192 I/O. I like the metal frame, it's tough and feels almost bullet proof and the card doesn't take up gobs of space in my computer. Miles of head room for Pre amps. Simply genius. close [-]
October 21, 2007
Music Background: Student Engineer
It's Worth Every Cent!
by Adam Arfaras from Tampa, FlI love Motu for delivering high quality at an affordable price. When used with my Avalon 737 or UA 610, I can't begin to tell the difference between it and a Pro Tools HD setup. I have used both! I... read more [+] recommend spending the extra money on nice microphones and pre amps. They'll never go obsolete! close [-]
August 14, 2007
Music Background: Songwriter, Engineer, Video Production
Great on a Mac
by G3 from ClevelandLove this unit. Just sounds great, and has the pro audio features and connections that I need. I didnt have the best luck running this on XP personally. But on OSX it has been rock solid and reliab... read more [+]le for all my sessions. I just feel the windows drivers were not as well written as the Mac ones. Otherwise its a great unit. I really do love the sound of the converters for the price. close [-]
February 7, 2008
Music Background: Recording Engineer
by: Gilbert Janke
Seriously? Yep, some real bang for your buck. MOTU landed this piece in the sea of... read more »
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