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MOTU Announces FireWire Audio Interface828mkII offers 20 inputs, 22 outputs
The 828mkII is a single rack-space FireWire audio interface that includes 20 simultaneous inputs and 22 simultaneous outputs. It offers 24-bit, 96 kHz operation; eight-bus monitor mixing with front panel LCD programming; stand-alone operation; frontpanel mic, guitar and instrument inputs with preamps and sends; SMPTE time code sync and MIDI input and output. Additional features include:
- Individually switchable +4/-10 reference levels on input;
- Two mic inputs with preamps and phantom power;
- Eight channels of 24-bit ADAT digital I/O;
- 24-bit, 96 kHz S/PDIF digital I/O;
- CueMix DSP monitor mixing with zero latency;
- ADAT sync input;
- Word clock input/output;
- Punch I/O;
- Two FireWire connectors for daisychaining.
MOTU saus the 828mkII is compatible with "virtually all" software on Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows. It will ship with the AudioDesk workstation suite for Mac OS, which offers 24-bit recording and editing capabilities and 32-bit mixing, processing and mastering. The 828mkII is expected to be released this quarter for $795. For more information, visit http://www.motu.com.
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