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MOTU 2408mk3 PCI Card/Rackmount System   

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The MOTU 2408mk3 PCI Card/Rackmount System contains everything you need to turn your computer into a powerful 24-bit/96kHz digital audio workstation. The 2408 MK3 upgrades the award-winning 2408 with many significant improvements including 8 channels of 96kHz analog recording and playback, 24 channels of ADAT and TASCAM digital I/O, and support for up to 4 interfaces on the included PCI-424 card. Built-in video and SMPTE synchronization let you slave your entire workstation directly to video or SMPTE time code with sub-frame accuracy--without a dedicated synchronizer. The 2408mk3 provides cross-platform compatibility with Mac, Windows 98SE/Me/2K/XP and all of your favorite audio software and host-based effects via WDM/ASIO/Sound Manager drivers.

  • 2408mk3 rack unit features:
  • 8 analog inputs/outputs with 24-bit, 96kHz converters on balanced/unbalanced 1/4" TRS jacks
  • 24 channels of ADAT I/O at 44.1/48kHz or 12 channels at 88.2/96kHz
  • 24 channels of TDIF I/O at 44.1/48kHz or 12 channels at 88.2/96kHz
  • Stereo S/PDIF I/O (with an extra stereo S/PDIF out)
  • Provides standalone format conversion
  • PCI-424 features:
  • Expandable to 96 active inputs/outputs at sample rates up to 96kHz
  • Cross-platform drivers provide 24 simultaneous inputs/outputs for all popular Macintosh and Windows audio software (ASIO/WDM/GSIF/MAS/Sound Manager).
  • 100% compatible with all host-based effects processing in today's popular audio programs
  • CueMix DSP for mixing up to 96 channels of 96kHz audio with near-zero latency
  • Resolves to word clock or SMPTE with sub-frame accuracy
  • Includes AudioDesk workstation software for MacOS 9

2408mk3 PCI Card/Rackmount System

  • 108dB S/N ratio (A-weighted)
  • 16, 20, and 24-bit recording at 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96kHz
  • ADAT sync input on PCI-424 card

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MOTU2408mk3 PCI Card/Rackmount System

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Just another review

By random dude

from here

Comments about MOTU 2408mk3 PCI Card/Rackmount System:

I have run this with both Sonar 4, then Sonar 7. This unit works awesome with both. It should be run with a GOOD computer that has alot of resources if you plan on running more than 4 tracks with effects and such. Setup was a little involved, but I haven't had to touch them for years after the initial setup. I love it's versitility which is why I bought it. I'm tempted to think that a high end preamp with this thing would be very benificial.


The Tech/Support Side of MOTU!!!

By ArtRiGhT

from Ottawa Canada

Comments about MOTU 2408mk3 PCI Card/Rackmount System:

Bottom line great sounding piece of hardwarre. Softwarw, goes with what's availabe. The company on the other hand is in the stone ages as far as support and tech knowledge. Don't expect to get through to their support line. They evan pick up the phone then hang up innedyately on you so they can go out for a break. Horrible support. It works but don't tell that to MOTU, tell them they need better support.



By pharoah22

from montgomery, alabama

Comments about MOTU 2408mk3 PCI Card/Rackmount System:

I purchased this unit to fly 24 channels of audio from my 2424lv hard disk into sonar 3 producer. works flawlessly, records analog nice too! and the headphone amp is the best I've ever heard. some of the best money I've spent in a long time!!!


Nice Unit Quality Could Be Better

By Happy User

from Santa Maria, CA

Comments about MOTU 2408mk3 PCI Card/Rackmount System:

The 2408 is a nice computer interface. It has great routing and with ADAT, TDIF and analog I/O, it's hard to beat. The sound quality is superb; I replaced 3 Gina24 units with one of these and the difference in A/D conversion is outstanding. My only complaint is the hardware quality. The 1/4" inputs are PC board mounted, not chassis mounted. This type of config tends cause problems with solder joint breaks with lots of use. If you are using it in a studio where your connections are always made then you shouldn't have too many problems. Other than that, the features are great. I own two of them giving me 48 simultaneous channels of I/O.


Awesome interface!

By Zurie-vZmhl

from Florida

Comments about MOTU 2408mk3 PCI Card/Rackmount System:

This is one of the most, if not most expandable systems ever! I started with a digi001 and i only was able to expand to 18 total inputs.. which was a major bummer, and then i had to sell it and lose money... now with this system i have 64 current inputs with the abilitiy to expand it up to 72 digital inputs on 1 PCI card!


Nice interface

By Happy User

from Santa Maria, CA

Comments about MOTU 2408mk3 PCI Card/Rackmount System:

This unit has great features and is easy to use. It is very flexible with the I/O routing easily manipulated through the console interface. It took quite a while to set up, though. Unlike other units I have used (Echo Gina24), the setup required several different config attempts before success. I also had an occasion where my computer ?forgot? the unit was installed and I had to reboot and tweak the config several times to get it to recognize the unit again. The hardware is a bit on the cheesy side as well; it has many jacks that are PCB mount only as opposed to chassis mounted. All in all, the amount of flexibility and the fact that once you have a core unit, it can be cost effectively expanded make it a nice unit. The ADA conversion sounds very clean too.

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Poor product support

By Moe Marky

from Somersworth, NH

Comments about MOTU 2408mk3 PCI Card/Rackmount System:

MOTU 2408 mkii. MOTU failed to honor the registration card sent to them. They claim I filled it out wrong and would not sell the upgrade kit to me. Poor resale value. Do not buy based on promises of upgrades.


It sounds great!!

By Jawsman-OkaAz

from Undisclosed

Comments about MOTU 2408mk3 PCI Card/Rackmount System:

Well, a tinge of disappointent in the fact that I was lead to believe it can do SPDIF I/O AND all the digital AND 8 channels at once. It cannot. It has 3 banks of audio total... so if you want the SPDIF, there's one bank right there. Other than that, this thing rivals anything I've ever seen/heard in any studio, even with my extremely low-grade software. I just wish MOTU would include multitrack software for PC for this thing. But it is incredibly versatile with software.

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