Motu 828 FireWire
hardware (Mac OS and Windows)

AudioDesk 2408

Motu 828
The MOTU 828 includes a single rack space I/O unit , a 12-foot FireWire cable to connect the 828 to your computer, software drivers for both Mac OS and Windows, and AudioDesk, a complete Macintosh audio workstation software package.

AudioDesk 2408
The software AudioDesk 2408 gives all of the latest advanced features to record, edit, mix, process and master an audio project in Power Macintosh computer. It even includes MOTU's ground-breaking PureDSP time-stretching and pitch-shifting technology and dozens of real-time, 32-bit effects plug-ins.

Motu 828
The 828 provides eight channels of balanced/unbalanced analog input and output using 24-bit converters with 105 dB dynamic range. Eight channels of 24-bit ADAT lightpipe and stereo S/PDIF I/O provide a grand total of 18 simultaneous inputs and outputs. Analog inputs one and two are designed for maximum flexibility. They use Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors so you can plug anything from a microphone to a guitar into the same jack. If you prefer to use condenser microphones, you can apply 48-volt phantom power. Each input provides 40dB of gain with front panel trim knobs.
The 828 features an ADAT sync input jack for sample accurate audio transfers with Alesis ADATs, or any device that supports ADAT sync.
A pedal input allows you to plug-in a footswitch for hands-free punch-in recording. The 828 software auto-senses pedal polarity for easy setup. A built in international power supply uses a standard IEC cable. No noisy wall warts or line lumps to keep track of.

CueMix Plus - No Latency Monitoring

The 828 gives the ability to select an input via software and mix it with the main outputs inside the 828 to create a no latency monitor mix. Because the mix does not have to travel back to the computer, the result is delay-less patch-thru. This mix is sent out the independent main+monitor outs and headphones. You can adjust the patch thru volume relative to the main mix with the front panel monitor level knob.

 FireWire-based hard disk recording

Drivers for Mac & PC - for all popular Macintosh and Windows audio software (ASIO/WDM/Wave drivers).

100% compatible with all host-based effects processing in today's popular audio programs.

24-bit analog converters.

CueMix Plus zero-latency hardware patchthru system.

Includes AudioDesk full-featured sample-accurate workstation software for MacOS with recording, editing, mixing, real-time 32-bit effects processing & sample-accurate sync.

Sample-accurate digital transfers between ADAT digital tape decks and the computer via the ADAT sync port.

Eight 24-bit analog outputs on balanced/unbalanced 1/4" TRS jacks

Six 24-bit analog inputs on balanced/unbalanced 1/4" TRS jacks

Two 24-bit analog inputs on balanced/unbalanced 1/4"/XLR combo Neutrik connectors.

Two mic pre-amps with switchable 48-volt phantom power on the front panel.

105dB dynamic range

Front panel volume control over monitor input level on main outs.

Front panel headphone jack with independent volume control.

Front panel signal present LEDs for all analog and digital I/O.

Trim controls for all inputs on front panel.

Dedicated front panel clock status LEDs.

8 channels of 24-bit ADAT optical input/output.

Stereo S/PDIF in/out in optical and coax formats - ADAT lightpipe and S/PDIF optical formats share the same jacks and can not be used at the same time. However, you may use ADAT lightpipe-in and optical S/PDIF-out simultaneously and the S/PDIF coax I/O and lightpipe I/O may be used simultaneously.

AudioDesk 2408

AudioDesk is a full-featured audio workstation software package for MacOS. This is not a watered-down "recording-only" version of another company's software. Instead, the 2408 software provides features like 24-bit recording and real-time, 32-bit effects processing. The software includes multi-track waveform editing, sample-accurate placement of audio, a complete virtual mixing environment with up to 64 stereo busses, automated mixing, graphic editing of mix automation, scrubbing, trimming, spotting, crossfades, support for third-party effects plug-ins (in the MOTU Audio System and Adobe Premier formats), unlimited digital track bouncing (including effects and automation), and much more.

AudioDesk provides a host of real-time effects. While other systems are limited to 24-bit processing by their DSP hardware, all effects in the 2408 are processed with 32-bit, floating-point calculations in the host Macintosh; the faster your Mac, the more simultaneous effects you can use. AudioDesk's effects include up to 40 bands of parametric EQ per track, dynamics processing (expander, compressor, limiter, gate), MOTU's remarkable eVerb plug-in (includes acoustic modeling), new PreAmp-1 tube pre-amp simulator (simulates tube warmth and presence, as well as wild distortion effects), chorus, echo, flange, autopan, tremolo, and more. You can add more real time effects to AudioDesk from third party companies like DUY and Waves and also supports the Adobe Premiere plug in format.

As an audio editor, AudioDesk has View and Edit digital audio tracks in a single, intuitive window. Graphically draw volume automation curves, Pan sounds left to right, Loop recordings , all as your music plays. Select only the tracks you want to see or show them all. Zoom in to work on fine details or zoom out for a wide overview. Re-size soundbites by dragging their edges. Scrub digital audio to find exact start and end points for edits. Split and trim soundbites to work with smaller regions. Strip Silence works just like a noise gate with adjustable threshold, attack & release. The crossfade feature eliminates unwanted clicks and pops. Copy and paste regions to repeat verses or sound effects. "Drag and drop" audio regions from the soundbites window to any editing window for intuitive placement. All of these operations are nondestructive so you can always revert back to your original recording. Record and insert volume and pan effects. Import material from your favorite sample CD-ROMs .....

AudioDesk's Mixing Board window gives you a virtual mixing console on your computer screen. Ride faders and knobs during playback to record automated mixes. Create snapshots of the entire mixer - or any portion of it - anywhere in your sequence with the click of a button. Save your fully automated mixdown for instant recall at any time, and then create an unlimited number of alternate mixdowns - all available from this menu for instant recall. AudioDesk's on-screen mixing board is very flexible. Each track has its own solo, mute and automation enable/disable buttons. Instantly create customized board layouts: drag track strips anywhere you like, and show or hide any combination of tracks - or mixer sections (like the inserts section) - with a mouse click. Then save and recall any number of custom Mixing Board configurations. Assign tracks to plug-ins for real-time output processing. Faders can respond to any MIDI controller such as a volume slider or pedal, modulation wheel or any data slider.

AudioDesk gives control over any MMC-compatible recorders, such as the Tascam DA-88, Alesis ADAT and many others. Auto punch-in and preroll times.

AudioDesk includes built in OMF integration tools which allow to export your project to a ProTools environment. OMF export does more than just copy audio data - critical information such as session offset, audio region placement, and crossfades (either rendered as audio regions or transferred as editable crossfades) is preserved. The 2408 is a cost effective alternative to add additional editing suites.

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