The MOTU 828 – one of the industry’s most popular and respected interfaces – has now been updated with Thunderbolt connectivity, as MOTU announce their brand new MOTU 828x interface.
The original 828 was in fact the first ever Firewire audio interface, and since its arrival it’s been through numerous revisions over the years to maintain its position as one of the best specced and best sounding interfaces. The latest incarnation drops that Firewire port in favour of adding Thunderbolt to the existing USB 2.0 connection.
That means you get the high bandwidth and low latency of Thunderbolt, with the added boon of being able to connect up to six devices, including displays, hard drives, and other peripherals, to your computer, with the 828x at the end of the chain.
The 828x gives you 28 inputs and 30 outputs, including two mic preamps, eight balanced ins and outs, 16 ADAT-optical format ins and outs, two S/PDIF ins and outs, two main outs, timecode in and out, MIDI in and out, word clock in and out, footswitch input, stereo headphone out and two send outs. It also features onboard hardware DSP-based effects and mixing, and can even be used as a standalone mixer.
Check out the full feature list and the 828x in action in MOTU’s rather up-tempo video below, then get in touch to find out more on the details below.