MOTU 8A - Thunderbolt and USB3 Audio Interface

$795.00

 
   

SKU
MOTU-8A


-8x Analog Inputs and 8x Analog Outputs
-AVB Up to 256 Thunderbolt Channels
-48-Channel Software Mixer with DSP
-Remote Control Using Web Application
-8-Channel ADAT Optical
-USB 3.0 Audio Compatibility

Equipped with renowned ESS Sabre32 Ultra™ DAC technology,
the 8A has the same award-winning analog audio quality and proven performance as MOTU's flagship 16A interface — packed into a mobile half-rack enclosure.

34 simultaneous audio channels

You get 8 x 8 balanced analog, 8-channel ADAT optical and independent headphone out for 16 inputs and 18 outputs. The optical ports also support stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF).

Superb analog audio quality
and high-end converters

Performance suitable for
the most demanding situations

Renowned ESS Sabre32 Ultra™ DAC technology delivers 
123 dB dynamic range and the same proven, award-winning audio quality 
as MOTU's flagship 16A.

Ultra-low latency and proven, high-performance MOTU drivers

The best possible latency performance

The 8A delivers round-trip latency (RTL) performance as low as 1.6 ms at 96kHz 
over Thunderbolt™ — and an astonishing 1.9 ms over USB — with high-performance DAW hosts.

Mobile operation and universal connectivity

Ultimate portability and flexibility

Connects to your computer with Thunderbolt™, super-speed USB 3.0 or AVB/TSN Ethernet — with support for up to 256 audio channels (128 in and 128 out). USB audio class-compliant firmware and high-performance, industry-standard drivers work with any audio apps. Connects to your iPad™ with a standard camera connection kit (adapter).

Super-speed USB 3.0

Compatible with USB 2 and iOS

Thunderbolt 2

Compatible with Thunderbolt 1 & 3

AVB/TSN

Multi-channel audio over Ethernet

DSP mixing and effects processing

Console-style mixing with 48 channels and 12 busses

The 8A's full-fledged 48-input digital mixer delivers 7 stereo aux busses, 3 groups, access to 64 network inputs, and DSP effects, including reverb, 4-band EQ, gate and compression. If you know your way around a large-format mixing console, you'll feel right at home. If you've ever wished to mix on a large console, the driver's seat is now yours

Technical Specifications

Sample rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
Analog inputs 8 x 1/4" TRS line inputs (balanced/unbalanced) 
Max level: +24 dBu (range -96 to +22)
Analog outputs 8 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled 5v) 
Max level: +20 dBu (range -4 to +20) 
1 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
Digital I/O 1 bank (8 ch) of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates 
1 bank (4 ch) of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates 
Switchable to stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF)
Total I/O 16 inputs / 18 outputs (34 total) at 1x sample rates
12 inputs / 14 outputs (26 total) at 2x sample rates
8 inputs / 10 outputs (18 total) at 4x sample rates
Computer I/O 1 x Thunderbolt 2 (Mac and Win) 
    Thunderbolt 1 & 3 compatible 
1 x USB 3.0 (Mac and Win) 
    USB 2.0 and iOS compatible (class compliant) 
1 x AVB/TSN Ethernet (Mac only) 
    Requires OS X 10.11 or later
Computer I/O channels Thunderbolt (44.1 to 96 kHz): 128 in/out 
Thunderbolt (176.4 to 192 kHz): 64 in/out 
USB 3.0 (44.1 to 96 kHz): 128 in/out 
USB 3.0 (176.4 to 192 kHz): 64 in/out 
AVB/TSN Ethernet: 16 to 128 in/out 
      depends on host computer speed
Headphone 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable)
Front panel 1 x 1/4" TRS headphone output 
1 x digital rotary encoder • main/phone volume 
5 x switches • menu navigation 
160 x 128 pixel RGB LCD for level meters / menu nav 
Power switch
Power External 12-18V DC power supply 
1.0A max • tip pos or neg
Dimensions
and weight
(width x depth x height, enclosure only) 
8.6 x 7 x 1.75 inches 
22 x 17.75 x 4.5 cm 
2.2 lbs / 1.0 kg

Mac System Requirements

  • 1 GHz Intel-based Mac or faster
  • 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
  • Mac OS X version 10.8 or later
  • Available Thunderbolt, USB or AVB/TSN Ethernet port*
  • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
  • *AVB/TSN Ethernet audio interface operation requires OS X 10.11 or later

Windows System Requirements

  • 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster
  • 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
  • Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • Available Thunderbolt or USB port
  • Available Ethernet port for firmware updates
  • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)

Web App Support

  • Any web client platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
  • Any web browser: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Explorer, etc.
  • Web client must be connected to the same network as the MOTU interface by wire or Wi-Fi.

Included Software

  • MOTU Discovery App for Mac & Windows (finds connected MOTU interfaces)
  • MOTU Discovery App for iOS (available from Apple App Store)
  • MOTU web app (served from the hardware itself)
  • AudioDesk 4.0 for Mac & Windows (separate download)

Operating Systems

  • For computer audio I/O: Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 7 or later
  • For web app control: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android


More Information
SKU MOTU-8A
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UPC (Universal Product Code) 00839128006041
MPN (manufacturer part number) 9360
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Condition New
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