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MOTU To Debut 828MK3 Hybrid Interface at NAMM

Cambridge, MA (January 10, 2011)--MOTU will introduce its new 828mk3 Hybrid interface at NAMM this week.

Cambridge, MA (January 10, 2011)–MOTU will introduce its new 828mk3 Hybrid interface at NAMM this week.

The unit provides flexible connectivity to Mac or Windows computers via Firewire or high-speed USB 2.0. The 828mk3 Hybrid provides sample rates up to 192 kHz, along with two mic/instrument “combo jack” inputs, eight line-level analog inputs, 10 channels of analog output (with XLR main outs), 16-channels of ADAT optical digital I/O, stereo S/PDIF, and a stereo headphone output.

The rear panel of the 828mk3 Hybrid provides both Firewire A (400 Mbps) and hi-speed USB 2.0 (480 Mbps) ports. The Firewire jacks on the 828mk3 are Type B jacks, but they can be connected to any Firewire port on the computer (Type B, Type A, or miniature Type A) using any standard 9-pin-to-9-pin, 9-pin-to-6-pin, or 9-pin-to-4-pin Firewire cable, respectively.

Other feature updates include computer-controllable pad and 48V phantom power switches for the two mic inputs. The 828mk3 Hybrid includes all the features from the earlier Firewire-only mk3, including 28 inputs / 30 outputs; Hardware sends; V-Limit clip protection; CueMix FX; Classic Reverb; two forms of compression; Modeled EQ; CueMix FX cross-platform mixing software; instrument tuner; audio analysis tools; front-panel control;”Reverb return” stream ; Stand-alone operation; multiple CueMix FX mixes, and more.

The 828mk3 Hybrid will ship in Q1 of 2011.