MOTU has announced 4pre, a compact, half-rack, 6×8 audio interface with four mic preamps (which can also accept instrument or line-level inputs). The new interface is aimed at live recording, whether onstage or in the studio. Other features include four outputs, stereo S/PDIF digital in and out, USB2 and FireWire 400 computer connectivity, dual headphone outs, 48-volt phantom power, pads, and extras, such as an instrument tuner, analysis tools and an oscilliscope, time code sync, and much more! The 4pre can be bus powered or use its own power supply. CueMix FX software is included for controlling the 4pre’s onboard mixer using Mac OS X or Windows, and AudioDesk DAW software is included for the Mac.
The 4pre can be rackmounted alongside another MOTU half-rack interface, such as the Micro Lite, or can mount into a compact half-rack enclosure.