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Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU) 828MKII 24/96 Audio Interface (Macintosh and Windows)

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MOTU 828 mkii Interface

The 828mkII contains everything you need to turn your Mac or PC computer into a powerful 24-bit, 96kHz digital audio workstation. With simple plug-and-play operation via FireWire or "high-speed" USB 2.0, the 828mkII provides 20 inputs and 22 outputs, including 10 channels of pristine 96kHz analog recording and playback, combined with 8 channels of ADAT digital I/O and stereo S/PDIF. Expand your system by connecting additional interfaces.

The 828mkII is equally well-suited for studio and stage, with or without a computer. As a computer interface, the 828mkII provides 20 separate inputs and 22 outputs, including separate main outs and headphone out. The two mic/guitar/instrument inputs feature analog, pre-amplified sends which allow you to insert your favorite outboard EQ, compressor, guitar amp, reverb or other effects processor before the signal goes digital. Use any input as a return.

You can add additional send/return loops using the 828mkII's new CueMix DSP.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU) products.
MOTU Warranty ´╗┐MOTU offers a 2 year warranty on all Firewire interfaces and all Video/Audio interfaces. USB MIDI interfaces and PCI Audio interfaces carry a 90 day warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 617-576-2760
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Sound: Preamps are great. Otherwise, standard sound capabilites--24-bit 96kHz. Feature: I really like the guitar/instrument/mic preamped inputs with trip pots in the front. Very convenient. MIDI I/O & another 8 line-level inputs in back, S/PDIF, ADAT, etc. And it's Firewire, which means latency is not an issue on my Dual 1.8GHz G5, even with many tracks recording at once. Comes with MOTU AudioDesk (Mac only); which, from my experience, is kind of a piece of sh*t. It has no MIDI; no VST, AU, or any other plugin capabilities; poor included effects; and a very ugly and counterintuitive interface. Oh well, it's free. I didn't let this detract from the features score, as I was buying an interface, not a sequencer. However, M-Audio's interfaces come with stripped-down versions of Live and Reason--both great programs. But so it goes, I wanted the 828mkii, and Logic Pro 7 is on its way. Quality: Everything seems top quality. I haven't had any problems yet. Value: More expensive than Firewire interfaces from M-Audio, but more generous in features as well. Of course, I would have liked to pay less, but I picked it over cheaper interfaces anyway. Manufacturer Support: Haven't had to use it yet, which is worth a 10 to me. The Wow Factor: Well, I bought it. Overall: I'm very satisfied. Firewire leaves room to grow, and if need be, it can be used in conjunction with other 828mkiis or MOTU's other interfaces.
Style of Music: Quite diverse
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Sound: Sounds Fantastic. The only problem I found is that the front two mic inputs dont have much gain which can a probelm for certain mic's. Feature: The metering is a nice feature that until recently MOTU were pretty much the onlys ones that had it. Now the Presonus Firestudio project also has metering. There is alot of room for expansion with 10 channels + 8 channels of ADAT + SPDIF. This interface should be all I need for the next few years. Ease of Use: I'm using Windows XP SP2, and with the exception of one little firewire patch from Microsoft was flawless. Just goes to show that MOTU are not just a macintosh company. Some of the knobs on the front are a little small, but what do you expect when you pack this much into a 1 rack unit case. Quality: All the jacks and knobs seem solid, and I have no problems with the case. Value: Its definatly worth the money, I was considering a firepod for a while but came to the conclusion that it wasent very expandable. The 828mkII even though dosent have 8 preamps has more channels + ADAT so I can hook up an 8pre later. Manufacturer Support: I haven't had to deal with them which is a 10 in my books. The Wow Factor: I couldn't sleep properly until it got to my house Overall: Fantastic product that is worth every cent. Even though the preamps dont really have enough gain, and the knobs are a bit small I dont care because I have a stable and very reliable system that I can just turn on and start recording whenever I have inperations or an idea. That to me is the most important aspect
Style of Music: Jazz, Electronica
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