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Motu 828 MKV 28x32 USB 3.0 Audio Interface

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Original price $995.00 - Original price $995.00
Original price $995.00
$995.00 - $995.00
Current price $995.00
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Studio-Quality Audio - The Motu 828 MKV 28x32 USB 3.0 Audio Interface

The completely redesigned 828 connects to a Mac, PC or iOS device over Super-speed USB3 with extremely low-latency, high-performance drivers to deliver 60 channels of audio I/O, superb analog performance driven by renowned ESS Sabre32 DAC technology, 24-channel mixing and on-board effects processing, including reverb, 4-band EQ and compression. Two front-panel "combo" mic/instrument inputs provide transparent preamps with hi-Z guitar input for re-amping, individual gain/pad/phantom power, and dedicated send/return inserts for outboard gear. Control room features include front-panel talkback, mute, mono, and A/B speaker select buttons. Advanced features include two banks of optical I/O, optical expansion mode, word clock in/out/thru, a foot switch input, MIDI in/out/thru, customizable front-panel metering, multi-channel monitor control for surround workflows, Wi-Fi control from your phone or tablet, and network discovery/management.

  • 6-in / 4-out USB audio interface with studio-quality sound
  • Best-in-class audio quality driven by ESS Sabre32 Ultra DAC Technology
  • Best-in-class speed (ultra-low latency) for host software processing
  • Best-in-class metering for all inputs/outputs with a full-color LCD
  • 4 x mic/line/hi-Z guitar inputs on combo XLR/TRS
  • Individual preamp gain and 48V phantom power for each mic input
  • Hardware (direct) monitoring for all inputs (in mono or stereo)
  • Monitor mix knob to balance live inputs and computer playback
  • A/B switch to compare mix output on two sets of studio monitors
  • Measured -129 dB EIN on mic inputs
  • 4 x balanced, DC-coupled 1/4-inch TRS outputs
  • Measured 120 dB dynamic range on the 1/4-inch balanced TRS outputs
  • (2) x headphone out (driven by ESS converters) with independent volume control
  • (1) x 3-4 switch for optional headphone monitoring of Line Out 3-4
  • USB audio class compliant for plug-and-play operation on Mac (no driver required)
  • Windows driver with 2.5 ms Round Trip Latency (32 sample buffer at 96 kHz)
  • Mac driver (optional, for 2.5 ms RTL@32/96 kHz and loopback feature)
  • iOS compatible (USB audio class compliant)
  • Driver loopback for capturing host output, live streaming and podcasting
  • Bus powered USB-C (compatible with USB Type A) with power switch (USB cables included)
  • Multi-blade international DC power adapter for stand-alone operation without a computer
  • Rugged metal construction (extruded case, faceplates and knobs)
  • Workstation software included (MOTU Performer Lite and Ableton Live Lite 11)
  • 100+ instruments (in Performer Lite)
  • Over 6 GB of included free loops, samples and one-shots from industry leading libraries
  • Kensington security slot


  • Number of Channels: 24
  • MIDI In/Out: 16 channels to/from USB host)
  • Mic/line/instr inputs
    • (2) x XLR/TRS "combo" jacks
    • Individual -20 dB pad and 48V phantom power
    • Preamp gain: +74 dB in 1 dB increments
    • 1 MΩ impedance on the line/instr inputs
    • Independent balanced send/return inserts
  • Analog inputs
    • (8) x 1/4-inch TRS line in (balanced/unbalanced)
    • (2) x 1/4-inch insert returns function as balanced TRS line inputs (with no mic inputs connected)
    • Max Level: +21 dBu
    • +20 dB digital gain on each input
  • Analog outputs
    • (8) x 1/4-inch TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled)
    • (2) x male XLR out
    • Max Level: +21 dBu
    • (2) x 1/4-inch TRS stereo headphone (see below)
    • (2) x 1/4-inch TRS sends (balanced, pre-converter)
  • Connectivity: USB 3.0
  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • Power: Internal 100-240V autoswitching supply, 50-60 Hz • 0.5A max
  • Dimensions and Weight: 19 x 12.25 x 1.75 inches / 48.26 x 31.1 x 4.44 cm, 11 lbs / 5 kgs

Manufacturer: Mark of the Unicorn
Model: 828MKV (2024)
SKU: I771050-N-0-WHX

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