MOTU 828 (2024 Model), 28 x 32 USB3 Audio Interface for Mac, Windows and iOS with Mixing and Effects

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Warranty  2 Year Warranty
Delivery  Free Delivery

  • Latest 2024 model
  • 60 simultaneous audio channels
  • Huge amount of free software
  • Control up to ten analog outputs
  • A/B speaker select and talkback
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  • Latest 2024 model
  • 60 simultaneous audio channels
  • Huge amount of free software
  • Control up to ten analog outputs
  • A/B speaker select and talkback

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Product: MOTU 828 (2024 Model), 28 x 32 USB3 Audio Interface for Mac, Windows and iOS with Mixing and Effects

SKU: DDJ5683

Condition  Brand New
Warranty  2 Year Warranty
Delivery  Free Delivery

MOTU 828 28-in/32-out USB-C Audio Interface

Best Audio Interface from MOTU - the new MOTU 828 for Mac, Windows or iOS

Superb analog audio quality
Renowned ESS Sabre32™ DAC technology delivers 125 dB dynamic range and extremely low harmonic distortion. Analog performance is driven by decades of engineering expertise in audio interface technology.

Universal connectivity for Mac, PC and iOS
Connect to your Mac, PC or iOS device with 5 Gbps USB 3 (compatible with USB 2), with up to 60 audio channels (28 in and 32 out). Class-compliant firmware means you can plug-and-play with Mac or iOS hosts, no driver needed. Industry standard high-performance drivers work with any audio apps. Connect directly to your iPad™ via USB-C or a standard camera connection kit (Lightning adapter).

60 simultaneous audio channels
Connect all your studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines, outboard processors, MIDI gear, optical expanders — even a foot pedal. All 28 inputs and 32 outputs are available simultaneously.

Ultra-low latency performance
Optimized drivers for both Mac and PC deliver renowned, ultra-low latency performance. With a high-performance DAW such as Digital Performer, the 828 delivers an astonishing round trip latency (RTL) of ~2 ms (milliseconds) over USB (2 or 3) at 96 kHz with a 32-sample host buffer.

Transparent mic channels and hi-Z guitar inputs
Capture your recorded material in its truest, most natural form with -113 dB THD+N, 115 dB dynamic range and -129 dBu EIN performance. Each mic channel has individual preamp gain, pad, 48V phantom power and remote control from your computer or iOS device. Each combo jack alternately provides a 1/4-inch high-impedance TS guitar input for DI tracking and reamping.

DIY guitar re-amping
DI your guitar to the front-panel input, use CueMix's near-zero latency to loop to any output (with a re-amp adapter, if needed), and record both the dry signal and your mic’d up amp simultaneously. Then re-amp the dry signal later with different amps and cabs — or amp modeling plug-ins — to experiment with different tones. No need to re-plug cables between recording and re-amping. 

Extra line inputs when you need them
Do you work with compressors and other outboard gear? Each 828 mic input offers a dedicated analog send/return loop, allowing for both mono or stereo mic channel outboard processing via fully balanced connections. If nothing is plugged in to a mic input, its return serves as an extra line input with identical signal characteristics to all other line inputs.

Control up to ten analog outputs
Control your 5.1 or 7.1 surround speaker system with a single fader. The Monitor Group gives you the flexibility to choose any analog outputs you wish to control.

A/B speaker select and talkback
Take control of your recording sessions with the front-panel talkback switch. Connect two sets of monitors and check
your mixes instantly with front-panel A/B select buttons.

CueMix 5 for iOS
Control all settings and mixing from your USB host or from an iPhone or iPad running the CueMix 5 app. You can even use multiple
iOS devices simultaneously. Set a password for your 828 for network security.

Performer Lite
Performer Lite provides everything you need to record, edit, mix, process and master your own music tracks quickly and easily. Plug in your mic, guitar and MIDI keyboard and start tracking with over 100 virtual instruments, dozens of effects plug-ins, guitar FX processing and much more.

100+ Instruments
Performer Lite includes over 100 virtual instruments, including acoustic and electric pianos, guitars, basses, drums, organs synths, orchestral instruments, choirs, world instruments and much more. Take your musical muse wherever it wants to go.

  • Superb analog audio quality
  • Universal connectivity for Mac, PC and iOS
  • 60 simultaneous audio channels
  • Ultra-low latency performance
  • Transparent mic channels and hi-Z guitar inputs
  • DIY guitar re-amping
  • Extra line inputs when you need them
  • Control up to ten analog outputs
  • A/B speaker select and talkback
  • CueMix 5 for iOS
  • Performer Lite software
  • 100+ Instruments
  • Loopback and live streaming
  • Optical I/O and optical expansion
  • S/PDIF digital I/O
  • MIDI I/O with MIDI Thru
  • Foot switch input
  • DC-coupled TRS outputs
  • Two headphone outputs
  • 6 GB of free loops and samples
Sample rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
Mic/line/instr inputs 2 x XLR/TRS "combo" jacks
Individual -20 dB pad and 48V phantom power
Preamp gain: +74 dB in 1 dB increments
1 MΩ impedance on the line/instr inputs
Independent balanced send/return inserts
Analog inputs 8 x 1/4-inch TRS line in (balanced/unbalanced)
2 x 1/4-inch insert returns function as balanced TRS line inputs (with no mic inputs connected)
Max level: +21 dBu
+20 dB digital gain on each input
Analog outputs 8 x 1/4-inch TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled)
2 x male XLR out
Max level: +21 dBu
2 x 1/4-inch TRS stereo headphone (see below)
2 x 1/4-inch TRS sends (balanced, pre-converter)
Digital I/O 2 banks (16 ch) of ADAT optical I/O at 1x sample rates
2 banks (8 ch) of S/MUX optical I/O at 2x sample rates
Bank A switchable to stereo TOSLink I/O (optical S/PDIF)
1 x stereo S/PDIF I/O on RCA (up to 96 kHz)
Computer I/O 1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) Type C • USB2 compatible
USB audio class compliant (no driver needed)
1 x IF-certified USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C-to-C cable included
Compatible with USB Type A (with a C-to-A cable, sold separately)
Total USB audio channels: see "Total Audio I/O" below
Round Trip Latency (RTL): ~2 ms (32 sample buffer at 96K)
Total audio I/O 28 in / 32 out (60 total channels) at 1x sample rates
20 in / 24 out (44 total channels) at 2x sample rates
10 in / 14 out (24 total channels) at 4x sample rates
MIDI I/O 1 x MIDI In
1 x MIDI Out/Thru
16 MIDI channels to/from computer host
Headphone 2 x 1/4-inch TRS stereo headphones
Output impedance: <1Ω
Max output: 14.4 dBu
Phantom power 2 x individual +48V
Foot Switch 1 x 1/4-inch foot switch input
Mapping: pedal up/down to any host keystrokes
Sync I/O 1 x BNC Word Clock In
1 x BNC Word Clock Out/Thru
Sample rates: all (from 44.1 to 192 kHz)
Front panel 2 x XLR/TRS combo inputs
2 x 1/4" TRS headphone outputs
2 x potentiometer • headphone volume
2 x potentiometer • mic/instr input gain
1 x potentiometer • menu navigation
1 x large potentiometer • main volume
12 x switches • (2) 48V, (2) pad, (6) control room, (2) nav
1 x 3.9-inch 480 x 128 pixel 24-bit RGB TFT display
1 x latching power button
Power Internal 100-240V autoswitching supply
50-60 Hz • 0.5A max
Dimensions and weight (width x depth x height, enclosure only)
19 x 12.25 x 1.75 inches / 48.26 x 31.1 x 4.44 cm
11 lbs / 5 kgs

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