MOTU 896 96 kHz Firewire Audio I/O
The 896 is a two rack-space 96 kHz FireWire audio interface for Macintosh and Windows computers with 8 channels of 24-bit analog I/O, 8 channels of ADAT optical digital I/O, 8 built-in mic pre-amps, AES/EBU digital I/O, word clock sync, and sample-accurate ADAT SYNC. The 896 front panel provides three banks of 10-segment level meters, 8 trim knobs for the analog inputs, and 8 toggle switches for independent 48-volt phantom power for each analog input. In addition, the 896 provides CueMix™ Plus no-latency monitoring of live input with separate front-panel volume control over the monitored input signal. The 896 connects to any FireWire-equipped windows PC or Apple Macintosh computer via standard 1394 FireWire. No PCI card or PCMCIA card is required. Up to four 896s can be daisy-chained to a single computer for 72 channels of I/O. The 896 includes a complete set of drivers for compatibility with all major audio software on both computer platforms. Also included is AudioDesk™, a complete audio workstation software package for Macintosh.
Drivers for Mac & PC - for all popular Macintosh and Windows audio software (ASIO/WDM/Wave/Sound Manager drivers).
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.
Includes AudioDesk full-featured sample-accurate workstation software for MacOS with recording, editing, mixing, real-time 32-bit effects processing & sample-accurate sync.
8 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. Can slave to word clock at half-speed or double speed. Can send word clock at half speed when running at 88.2 or 96 kHz.
Eight 24-bit analog inputs using balanced/unbalanced 1/4"/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.
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.
Trim controls for all inputs on front panel.
Front panel footswitch/punch jack.
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