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MOTU 828 MkIII Hybrid

Product Code: 375440

The 828mk3 is equally well-suited for studio and stage, with or without a computer. As an interface or standalone mixer, the 828mk3 provides 28 separate inputs and 30 separate outputs...

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Hybrid FireWire / USB2 connectivity

As a hybrid audio interface, the 828mk3 provides flexible connectivity to any Mac or PC via FireWire or high-speed USB 2.0, with ten channels of pristine 192 kHz analog recording and playback, combined with sixteen channels of ADAT digital I/O and stereo S/PDIF. Expand your system by connecting additional MOTU audio interfaces or the 8pre mic input expander.

Tons of I/O

The 828mk3 is equally well-suited for studio and stage, with or without a computer. As an interface or standalone mixer, the 828mk3 provides 28 separate inputs and 30 separate outputs, including dedicated main outs on XLRs and two front panel headphone outs.

Watch a movie about the 828mk3's on-board mixing and FX processing

On-board digital mixer with effects for monitoring and live mixing

Connect all of your studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines and even effects processors. Record, monitor, route and process all of these live inputs using the professional on-board CueMix FX digital mixer - with no latency and no processor strain on your computer. Apply hardware DSP-driven compression, EQ and reverb to every input and output, independent of your host computer. When recording from the mic/guitar inputs, the 828mk3's signal overload protection gives you an extra 12 dB of headroom above zero with no digital clipping or harsh artifacts.

MOTU FireWire audio interfaces can connect to any Firewire port. Just plug in and go, with any standard cable. The 828mk3 Hybrid provides two FireWire Type B ports, which provide the most reliable FireWire connection available. The ports operate at 400 Mbit/s, and they can be connected to any available FireWire port on your computer, either Type A or Type B. If your computer has FireWire Type B ports, use the included 9-pin-to-9-pin FireWire cable. If your computer has either standard Type A ports or miniature Type A ports, use the appropriate 9-pin-to-6-pin or 9-pin-to-4-pin FireWire cable (sold separately).

Advanced audio analysis tools

Analyze and scope your audio with advanced diagnostic tools, including a full-screen real-time FFT display, spectrogram "waterfall" display, full-featured oscilloscope, X-Y plot, and linear/polar phase analysis graphs.

Stand-alone operation as a mixer

After programming the on-board mixing in the studio, unplug the 828mk3 from the computer and take it on the road for operation as a stand-alone mixer with effects. All mixing and effects parameters are adjustable using the front panel backlit LCD

Across-the- board compatibility

The 828mk3 provides cross-platform compatibility with Mac and Windows and all of your favorite audio software and host-based effects via WDM/ASIO/Core Audio drivers. Or you can use the included AudioDesk workstation software for Mac, with 24-bit recording/editing and 32-bit mixing/processing/mastering.

Customer Reviews
  • Verified Customer
    on 04 July 2013
    It's a very versatile, fully functioned machine. The 828mk2 lasted me for 14 years before it started breaking down inside. The mk3 shows signs of being an improved model and I'm looking forward to a long relationship with it. However, using its own interface can be confusing and frustrating as the box is small and is crammed with clumsy knobs too close together. Also, each knob is multifunctional.
  • Verified Customer
    on 04 March 2013
    Use this as my interface in my studio. Switched onto MOTU after using flagship 896 and HD range in studios. The 828 has stunning pre-amps for the 2x mic inputs (shame there are only 2, but you can always expand using the 8pre). I/O is fantastic.. everything is routable and programmable via software so it's ultra flexible. The software can take a bit of getting used to (especially for non DP users). Onboard DSP effects sound great.
  • Verified Customer
    on 03 February 2013
    We were impressed with the quick delivery and sturdy build of the product we had it up and running with ProTools within minuets.
  • Verified Customer
    on 21 April 2011
    Although good quality construction and sound the product is mared by the inability to expand the Cubase software window and intransigence of MOTU's support. [...]I think RME or competitor boxes may be better / better software.