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MOTU 8PRE-ES Audio Interface

Product Code: 375820

Eight preamps. Brilliantly transparent.

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MOTU 8PRE-ES Audio Interface


Connect all your studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines, outboard processors and optical expanders. All I/O is available simultaneously.


Superb analog audio quality
Renowned ESS Sabre32™ DAC technology delivers measured 123 dB dynamic range and the same proven, award-winning audio quality as MOTU's flagship 1248.


Redesigned mic channels
Eight transparent mic preamps deliver superb -108 dB THD+N, 118 dB dynamic range and -129 dBu EIN performance. Each mic channel has individual preamp gain, pad, 48V phantom power and digital remote control.


Universal connectivity
Connect to your Mac or PC with Thunderbolt™ or Hi-speed USB 2.0, with up to 256 audio channels (128 in and 128 out) over Thunderbolt. Or stream dozens of audio channels to and from your Mac over AVB/TSN Ethernet using a standard, affordable CAT-5e cable up to 100 meters long. Class-compliant firmware and industry standard drivers work with any audio apps. Connect to your iPad™ with a standard camera connection kit (adapter).


Control room features
Take control of your recording sessions with the built-in talkback mic and front-panel talk button. Connect two sets of speakers and check your mixes instantly with front-panel A/B speaker select buttons.


DSP mixing and effects
A full-fledged 48-input digital mixer delivers 7 stereo aux busses, 3 groups, access to 64 network inputs, and DSP effects including reverb, 4-band EQ, gate and compression. If you know your way around a large-format mixing console, you'll feel right at home. If you've ever wished to mix on a large console, the driver's seat is now yours.#


Modeled vintage effects processing
Classic reverb. Compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A compressor. EQ modeled after British analog console EQs. The 8pre-es DSP engine delivers virtually unlimited headroom and the utmost in sound quality. Flexible matrix routing and splitting
Send any input to any output, or multiple outputs. Includes routing to and from the computer, plus any devices on the audio network.


Web app control from any device
The software that you use to control the 8pre-es doesn't reside on your hard drive. It's a web app served from the hardware itself. This means you can control the 8pre-es on-board DSP, mixing, device settings, and network audio routing from your favorite web browser on a laptop, tablet or smartphone connected by wire or Wi-Fi to your local area network. Use any web client on any platform - Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android - as long as it shares the same network.

  • * Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • * Mic/line/instr inputs: 8 x XLR/TRS "combo style" mic/line/instr inputs. Preamp gain: 0 to +63 dB (digitally controlled). TRS max level with pad: +17 dBu
  • * Analog outputs: 8 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled). Max level: +20 dBu (digitally adjustable -4 to +20). 2 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
  • *Digital I/O: 2 banks (16 ch) of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates. 2 banks (8 ch) of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates. Switchable to stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF)
  • * Total I/O: 24 in / 28 out (52 total) at 1x sample rates. 16 in / 20 out (36 total) at 2x sample rates. 8 in / 12 out (20 total) at 4x sample rates
  • * Computer I/O: 1 x Thunderbolt 1 (Mac and Win). Thunderbolt 2 & 3 compatible. 1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant. USB 3.0 and iOS compatible
  • * Computer I/O channels Thunderbolt: 128 in/out at 1x (44.1 to 48 kHz). 128 in/out at 2x (88.2 to 96 kHz). 64 in/out at 4x (176.4 to 192 kHz)
  • * Computer I/O channels USB: 64 in/out at 1x (44.1 to 48 kHz). 32 in/out at 2x (88.2 to 96 kHz). 24 in/out at 4x (176.4 to 192 kHz)
  • * Sync I/O: 1 x BNC word clock in/out
  • * Network I/O: 1 x RJ45 AVB/TSN Ethernet (1 Gbps)
  • * Headphone: 2 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable)
  • * Phantom power: 8 x individual +48V
  • * Front panel: 2 x 1/4" TRS headphone output. 2 x digital rotary encoders • phone vol. 4 x digital rotary encoders • mic/instr input gain. 2 x large digital rotary encoders • main vol / menu. 8 x small switches • (2) Pad / (2) 48V Phantom pwr. 10 x large switches • menu nav / A-B select, etc. 2 x LCD (128 x 160) for level meters / menu nav
  • * Power : International 100-240V autoswitching supply 50-60 Hz • 0.5A max
  • * Dimensions and weight: (width x depth x height, enclosure only, with rack brackets). 19 x 7 x 1.75 inches. 48.3 x 17.75 x 4.5 cm. 4.2 lbs / 1.9 kg
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