MOTU has announced three new Thunderbolt audio interfaces with complementary I/O configurations, A/D/A conversion with very high dynamic range, 48-channel mixing, DSP effects, and AVB Ethernet audio networking for system expansion.
Based on a new, shared technology platform, the 1248, 8M and 16A differ only in their analogue I/O configurations. As the most versatile of the three, the flagship 1248 offers 8x12 balanced TRS analogue I/O, four mic inputs with digitally-controlled individual preamps, two front-panel hi-Z guitar inputs, two independent phone outs, and stereo RCA S/PDIF digital I/O. The 8M provides eight balanced TRS analogue outputs, plus eight mic/line/instrument ‘combo’ style inputs individually equipped with digitally controlled preamps, 48V phantom power, pad, and MOTU's hardware-based V-Limit overload protection. The 16A is packed with 32 balanced TRS analogue connections (16 inputs and 16 outputs). All three units provide two banks of optical digital I/O, word clock I/O and computer connectivity through either audio class compliant USB 2.0 or Thunderbolt (1 and 2 compatible).
Click here to read about the new and extensive AVB networking features that these interfaces offer.
All three interfaces are now shipping.
The flagship 1248