MOTU 2408 MK3 Versatile Hard Disk Recording System
This box contains everything you need to turn your computer into a powerful 24-bit/96kHz digital audio workstation. The 2408mk3 provides 8 channels of pristine 96kHz analog recording and playback, combined with 24 channels of ADAT and Tascam digital I/O - the most ever offered in a single rack space audio interface. Connect up to four interfaces to the included PCI-424 card for an expanded system capable of 96 simultaneous active input and output connections at 96kHz.
The 2408mk3 is ideal for both the computer-based studio with no mixing board and more elaborate studios built around a digital mixer of any size.
For the computer-based studio, the included PCI-424 card features CueMix DSP™, a flexible DSP-driven mixing and monitoring matrix that eliminates the need for an external mixer or patch-bay. Connect all of your studio gear, including synths, keyboards, and even effects processors. Then control it all from your desktop with no audible monitoring latency and no processor drain on your computer.
With 24 channels of digital I/O, the 2408 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.
And here’s another 2408mk3 first: 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.
The 2408mk3 provides cross-platform compatibility for Mac and Windows with all of your favorite audio software and host-based effects. Or you can use the included AudioDesk workstation software for Mac OS X, with 24-bit recording/editing and 32-bit mixing/processing/mastering.
The 2408mk3 upgrades the award-winning 2408 with many significant improvements including 96kHz support, SMPTE synchronization, support for four interfaces and a 96-channel DSP-driven monitor mixer.
8 analog inputs/outputs with 24-bit, 96kHz converters on balanced/unbalanced 1/4" TRS jacks.
Three banks of ADAT optical provide 24 channels of ADAT optical input/output at 44.1/48kHz
12 channels at 88.2/96kHz.
Three banks of Tascam TDIF provide 24 channels of TDIF (Tascam digital) input/output
12 channels at 88.2/96kHz.
Stereo S/PDIF in/out (with an extra stereo out).
Provides stand-alone format conversion
Transfer any format to any other, up to 24 channels at a time.
DC-coupled TRS outputs — can be used with Volta™ (sold separately) to manipulate and sequence voltage-controlled modular synthesizers from a host DAW.
Expandable to 96 active inputs/outputs at sample rates up to 96kHz.
Drivers for Mac OS X & Windows
24 simultaneous inputs/outputs for all popular Mac and Windows audio software.
On-board mixing and monitoring matrix allows you to mix up to 96 channels of 96kHz audio with the same near-zero latency as today’s latest digital mixers and no processor load.
Resolve your entire system directly to word clock or SMPTE time code with sub-frame accuracy. No separate SMPTE synchronizer required.
Includes AudioDesk full-featured, sample-accurate workstation software for Mac OS X with recording, editing, mixing, real-time 32-bit effects processing & sample-accurate sync.
Provides word clock and ADAT Sync – achieves sample-accurate digital transfers between digital tape decks and the computer.