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MOTU 828x Thunderbolt / USB2 Audio Interface with DSP Effects and Mixing



Thunderbolt fulfills the promise of a truly state of the art connectivity standard for personal computers and audio recording with the MOTU 82x


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Experience the technology that has revolutionized the industry and brought home MOTU numerous awards by making the MOTU 828x Thunderbolt / USB2 Audio Interface with DSP Effects and Mixing your choice of audio interfaces. This truly impressive unit will give you professional sound quality without requiring you to master a complicated system.

With the MOTU 828x Thunderbolt, you get plug and play convenience, so there’s no need to spend time downloading software and installing drivers to get your system going. Just connect with a Mac OS X or Windows PC computer through a USB 2.0 port or even through a USB 3.0 port. Once connected, the 828x transfers data at lightning fast speeds, and the unit provides all the bandwith you need for maximum performance. The state-of-the-art technology allows for the lowest possible levels of latency, and the onboard mixing functionality opens up the doors to adding unique effects to your tracks.

In terms of inputs and outputs, the MOTU 828x Thunderbolt is truly comprehensive. The system boasts 42 inputs and outputs at 2x sample rates and 20 at 4x sample rates. All the latest innovations come packaged in one solid metal chassis that is built tough for years of use on the go.


•Hi-speed USB 2.0
• Mac, PC, and USB 3.0 compatible
• 28 inputs and 30 outputs
• Recording up to 192 kHz
• Studio-grade mic channels
• On-board digital mixer with effects
• Stand-alone operation as a mixer
• Solid metal chassis
• Support for Mac OS X and Windows
• 96 kHz Optical
• Expansion
• Instrument tuner
• SMPTE time code sync
• Analysis tools and oscilloscope
• Converters 24-bit
• Sample rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
• Analog inputs 2 x XLR/TRS combo-style mic/guitar inputs
• 8 x 1/4″ TRS line inputs (balanced/unbalanced)
• Analog outputs 2 x XLR balanced main out
• 8 x 1/4″ balanced TRS line out
• 2 x 1/4″ TRS stereo headphone
• Digital I/O 16 channels of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates
• 8 channels of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates
• 2-channel TOSlink (optical S/PDIF) up to 96 kHz
• 2-channel RCA S/PDIF up to 96 kHz
• Total I/O 28 inputs and 30 outputs at 1x sample rates
• 20 inputs and 22 outputs at 2x sample rates
• 10 inputs and 10 outputs at 4x sample rates
• Computer I/O 1 x Thunderbolt (compatible with 1 and 2)
• 1 x USB 2.0 (compatible with 3.0)
• Sync I/O 1 x SMPTE time code in (LTC)
• 1 x SMPTE time code out (LTC)
• 1 x word clock in
• 1 x word clock out
• Headphone output 1 x 1/4″ TRS stereo phone (assignable)
• 1 x 1/4″ TRS stereo phone (mirrors main outs)
• Phantom power 2 x individual +48V
• Front panel 2 x XLR/TRS combo mic/guitar in
• 2 x 1/4″ TRS phone
• 2 x digital rotary encoders phone/main volume
• 2 x digital rotary encoders mic trim
• 4 x switches Pad and 48V Phantom
• 4 x digital rotary encoders for LCD control
• 2 x 16 character LCD
• 8 x 4-segment ladder LEDs 1/4-inch analog in
• 8 x activity LED 1/4-inch analog out
• 2 x 4-segment ladder LEDs RCA S/PDIF in
• 2 x activity LED RCA S/PDIF out
• 2 x 10-segment LEDs mic in with V-Limit
• 2 x 5-segment ladder LEDs main outs
• 6 x LED sample rate indicator
• 1 x LED LOCK/TACH indicator
• 2 x activity LEDs optical bank A/B
• 1 x activity LED MIDI in/out
• 1 x AC power switch
• Power International 100-240V autoswitching supply
• 50-60 Hz 20 Watts – WINDOWS – MAC

Additional information

Weight 11 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 6 x 2 in