MOTU 2408mk3 Core System No Longer Available

PCI 24-bit/96kHz Core System with Analog, S/PDIF, ADAT, & TDIF I/O
Item ID: 2408CoreMk3

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MOTU 2408mk3 Core System
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MOTU's Next Generation PCI Interface!

The MOTU 2408mk3 PCI audio interface provides DAW users with what is easily one of the best-sounding all-round recording, mixing, and monitoring solutions available. The MOTU 2408mk3 not only offers highly affordable expandability, but also lets you easily integrate your legacy hardware with latest additions as well. From the eight channels of super-quiet 96kHz analog inputs, to the 24 channels of digital I/O including ADAT, TDIF, S/PDIF, and word clock, the MOTU 2408mk3 is a true studio workhorse. Let the heart of your digital audio workstation beat with MOTU's 2408mk3.

MOTU 2408mk3 PCI at a Glance:
  • Versatile 24-bit/96kHz digital audio workstation
  • Eight analog inputs/outputs with 24-bit/96kHz converters and 24 channels of ADAT and Tascam digital I/O
  • DSP-driven mixing and monitoring matrix
  • Control CueMix with your iPad
Versatile 24-bit/96kHz Digital Audio Workstation

The 1U rack-mountable 2408mk3 provides seven banks of I/O: one bank of 24-bit, 96kHz analog on balanced TRS connectors, three banks of 96kHz ADAT optical, three banks of 96kHz Tascam TDIF, plus stereo S/PDIF. You can choose any three banks (up to 24 channels) to be active at one time. This means you can hook up three ADATs, three DA-88s, and eight analog devices all at the same time and access any three banks - in any combination of formats. And you can freely switch formats at any time. In addition to the eight dedicated analog outputs, the 2408mk3 also features a stereo output with front panel volume control so you can plug powered monitors directly into the 2408mk3.

24 Channels of Digital I/O

With 24 channels of digital I/O, the 2408mk3 is ideal for connecting your computer to a digital mixer. Both ADAT lightpipe and TASCAM TDIF digital connections are supported at any sample rate up to 96kHz. Plus, the 2408mk3 offers built-in video and SMPTE synchronization. Slave your entire workstation directly to video or SMPTE time code with sub-frame accuracy - without a dedicated synchronizer. It's just another example of this unit's versatility.

DSP-driven Mixing and Monitoring Matrix

The PCI-424 card features CueMix DSP, a powerful processor 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 2408mk3 system 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. Cuemix DSP is the most flexible Cuemix ever, allowing you to mix multiple channels into multiple mix busses or directly assigned outputs. Manage your monitor mix with the enhanced Cuemix Console software included with the 2408mk3. Cuemix console now provides independent level and pan controls for each input on every mix. Also, CuemixDSP does not limit you to four stereo mixes. You can configure a unique mix for every physical stereo output you have available. This means you can have up to 48 separate stereo mixes on a 96 output system.

Control CueMix with your iPad

MOTU's CueMix FX software, the mixing software that drives the powerful routing of the 2408mk3, can be controlled from your iPad. MOTU created CueMix templates for the TouchOSC controller app, giving you complete control over your 2408mk3'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 offers the PCIe-424 card as an upgrade, which will allow you to upgrade your computer to PCIe while continuing to use your existing 2408mk3!

MOTU 2408mk3 PCI Features:
  • 8 analog inputs/outputs with 24-bit, 96kHz converters on balanced/unbalanced 1/4" TRS connectors
  • 108dB S/N ratio (A-weighted)
  • 24 channels of ADAT optical input/output
  • 24channels of TDIF (Tascam digital) input/output
  • 2 channels of S/PDIF in and 4 channels out
  • 16, 20 and 24-bit recording at 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz
  • ADAT sync input on PCI-424 card
  • Word clock in and out
  • Includes cross-platform PCI-424 card
The MOTU 2408mk3 PCI is a scalable solution to all your I/O needs!

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Tech Specs

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