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MOTU 828es 28x32 Thunderbolt/USB-2 Audio Interface
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Redesigned with renowned ESS Sabre32™ DAC technology and new dual full-color LCDs, the 828es delivers everything you need to turn your computer into ...Click To Read More About This Product
A 28x32 audio interface with professional analog and digital features.
Redesigned with renowned ESS Sabre32™ DAC technology and new dual full-color LCDs, the 828es delivers everything you need to turn your computer into a powerful 24-bit/192 kHz digital audio workstation.
The 828es connects to a Mac or PC via a Thunderbolt port, Hi-speed USB 2.0 or AVB/TSN Ethernet. Proven, reputable MOTU drivers work with all your favorite audio apps, delivering industry-leading, ultra-low round-trip latency (RTL) performance as low as 1.6 ms at 96 kHz over Thunderbolt with high-performance DAW hosts. USB audio class-compliant firmware allows connection to your iPad or any iOS device.
The 828es is equally well-suited for studio and stage, with or without a computer. As an interface or standalone mixer, the 828es provides 28 separate inputs and 32 separate outputs, including two XLR/TRS “combo” mic/guitar inputs, dedicated main outs on XLRs, and two independent front-panel headphone outs.
Connect all of your studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines and effects processors. Record, monitor, route and process all of these live inputs with no latency and no processor strain on your computer. Extensive routing features let you patch ins to outs, or split inputs to multiple destinations. Powerful DSP delivers large console style mixing with 48 channels, 12 stereo busses, and 32-bit floating point effects processing. Add Classic Reverb with lengths up to 60 seconds. Further sculpt your sound with 4-band parametric EQ meticulously modeled after British analog console EQs. Apply conventional compression or the Leveler, an accurate model of the legendary LA-2A optical compressor that provides vintage, musical automatic gain control.
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.
Analyze and scope your audio with advanced diagnostic tools, including a full-screen real-time FFT display, spectrogram “waterfall” display, full-featured oscilloscope, XY plot, and linear/polar phase graph.
After recording and mixing in the studio, unplug the 828es from the computer and take it on stage for operation as a stand-alone mixer with effects. Control everything over Wi-Fi from your favorite web browser running on your laptop, tablet and smartphone.
Through AVB/TSN Ethernet, connect another MOTU interface for more I/O — or connect to an expanded MOTU network with multiple interfaces and computers.
From studio to stage, the 828es delivers exceptional sound quality, state-of-the-art operation and rock-solid performance.
- New dual-LCD design
- Superb analog audio quality and high-end converters
- Ultra-low latency and proven, high-performance MOTU drivers
- Universal connectivity
- 60 simultaneous audio channels
- Control room features
- DSP mixing and effects processing
- Universal control from any device
Record up to 28 tracks with this powerful audio interface—order today.
- Max bit depth: 24-bit
- Max sampling rate: 192kHz
- Frequency response: Not Specified
- Total inputs: 28
- Analog inputs: 10
- Digital inputs: 17
- Mic preamps: 2
- XLR/TRS combo jacks: 2
- XLR only jacks: 0
- 1/4” only jacks: 8
- DB25: 0
- S/PDIF in: 1
- ADAT/optical in: 16
- RCA in: 0
- AES/EBU: 0
- MADI: 0
- Dante: 0
- Total Inputs: 32
- Analog outputs: 10
- Digital outputs: 17
- XLR out: 2
- 1/4” out: 8
- DB25: 0
- S/PDIF out: 1
- ADAT/optical out: 16
- RCA out: 0
- AES / EBU: 0
- MADI: 0
- Dante: 0
- Connections: Network, USB
- MIDI I/O: 2
- Headphone output(s): 2
- Word-clock I/O: Yes
- Computer platform: MAC, PC
- Phantom power: Yes
- Direct monitoring: Yes
- Onboard DSP: Not Specified
- Metering: Yes
- Display: Not Specified
- Latency control: Not Specified
- Monitor control: Yes
- Headphone control: Yes
- Width: Not Specified
- Height: Not Specified
- Depth: Not Specified
- Weight: Not Specified
- Rack-mountable: Yes
- Included software: AudioDesk
Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions (Opens in new window) for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.