MOTU 896HD Computer Audio Interface

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MOTU 896HD: 96kHz FireWire Hard Disk Recording Systems

The MOTU 896HD system includes the 2-space interface unit featuring a vast assortment of high-end I/O possibilities, including 24-bit analog I/Os with balanced and unbalanced Neutrik combo connectors. It also comes with a 15 FT FireWire cable to connect the 896 to your computer, software drivers (for both Mac OS and Windows) and AudioDesk, a complete Macintosh audio workstation software package.

The 896HD is a 96kHz firewire audio interface for Macintosh and Windows. It provides everything you need to make great recordings, all in a durable 2-space rackmountable package. The 896HD is expandable. Should your needs grow in the future, simply add additional 896HD or 828 interfaces for more I/O. The 896HD is the perfect companion for your laptop computer. With eight built-in mic pre-amps with individually switchable phantom power and no-latency CueMix Plus monitoring, you don't need a mixer for portable recording. Included with the 896HD is the acclaimed AudioDesk workstation software for Macintosh. Of course, the 896HD ships with Sound Manager, ASIO, GSIF and WDM drivers for compatibility with your favorite software.

  • Eight 24-bit analog inputs using balanced/unbalanced 1/4" and XLR Neutrik combo connectors
  • Eight mic pre-amps with switchable 48-volt phantom power on the front panel
  • Eight 24-bit analog outputs using balanced XLR connectors. Each output is individually switchable to 4 or -10
  • 109dB dynamic range
  • Front panel volume control of monitor input level on main outs
  • Expandable with additional MOTU Firewire based interfaces such as the MOTU 828
  • 100% compatible with all host-based effects processing in today's popular audio programs
  • 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96kHz sample rates supported
  • Front panel headphone jack with independent volume control
  • Extensive multi-segment front panel metering for all I/O and clock modes software-configurable peak and clip hold times
  • CueMix plus zero-latency hardware patch-thru system
  • Includes AudioDesk full-featured sample-accurate workstation software for MacOS with recording, editing, mixing, real-time 32-bit effects processing & sample-accurate sync
  • Eight channels of 24-bit ADAT optical input/output
  • Sample-accurate digital transfers between ADAT digital tape decks and the computer via the ADAT sync port
  • Stereo AES/EBU input and output with built in sample rate conversion
  • Word clock I/O for easy integration into a studio with many devices with digital I/O
  • Slave to word clock at half-speed or double speed
  • Send word clock at half speed when running at 88.2 or 96 kHz
  • Trim controls for all inputs on front panel
  • Front panel footswitch/punch jack
  • Drivers for Mac & PC - for all popular Macintosh and Windows audio software (ASIO/WDM/Wave/Sound Manager drivers)


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