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MOTU Announce New 624 & 8A Audio Interfaces

MOTU have introduced the 624 and 8A, two new mobile audio interfaces with Thunderbolt and USB3 connectivity for Mac and Windows. Both interfaces possess the same high-quality audio, ultra-low latency and connectivity features as the larger units on which they are based: the 624 is virtually half a 1248 whilst an 8A is half a 16A.  Both of these compact versions offer brilliant audio quality and advanced features.

The 624 and 8A carry several firsts for MOTU, they are the first audio interfaces with ThunderBolt™ technology (half-rack), first with USB 3.0 and also first with a colour display.

Up to 128 channels of audio can be transferred each way from the host computer with the high bandwidth of the ThunderBolt™ and ultra super-speed USB 3.0 connections, and up to 64 channels being received or sent over AVB.

MOTU 624

MOTU 624

Equipped with acclaimed ESS Sabre32™ DAC technology, the MOTU 624 takes the award-winning analogue audio quality and performance from MOTU's 1248 interface into a smaller, mobile half-rack with 16 inputs and 16 outputs, including 2 mic preamps, 2 guitar inputs, 4x6 line in/out, phones and 8-channel optical.

624 features;

  • 32 simultaneous audio channels
  • Superb analog audio quality and high-end converters
  • Ultra-low latency and proven, high-performance MOTU drivers
  • Mobile operation and universal connectivity
  • DSP mixing and effects processing
  • Modelled vintage effects processing
  • Flexible matrix routing and splitting
  • Web app control from any device
  • Stand-alone operation with wireless control
  • Comprehensive metering
MOTU 8A

MOTU 8A

Likewise to the 624, the MOTU 8A is also fitted with renowned ESS Sabre32™ DAC technology, and packs award-winning analogue audio quality and performance from MOTU's 16A interface. The 8A includes 16 inputs and 18 outputs, 8x8 line in/out, phones and 8-channel optical. Features include low-latency Thunderbolt and USB3 connectivity, 48-channel mixing, DSP effects, AVB audio networking and Wi-Fi control.

8A features;

  • 34 simultaneous audio channels
  • Superb analog audio quality and high-end converters
  • Ultra-low latency and proven, high-performance MOTU drivers
  • Mobile operation and universal connectivity
  • DSP mixing and effects processing
  • Modelled vintage effects processing
  • Flexible matrix routing and splitting
  • Web app control from any device
  • Stand-alone operation with wireless control
  • Comprehensive metering
  • AudioDesk - Powerful audio workstation technology for Mac and Windows

The 624 and 8A can be used as a stand-alone mixer with wireless control from a tablet, smartphone and laptop, or numerous smart devices simultaneously over shared Wi-Fi. Using the unit's Ethernet port, you can connect another MOTU AVB interface for more I/O — or connect to an expanded AVB/TSN network with multiple interfaces and computers. The 624 and 8A include audio analysis tools such as a full-screen real-time FFT display, spectrogram “waterfall” display, full-featured oscilloscope, X-Y plot and phase analyzer.

Jim Cooper, MOTU Director of Marketing says, "The 624 and 8A combine superb analog audio quality with compact size and all the advanced mixing, routing and networking features of MOTU's flagship AVB interfaces."

View the MOTU 624 and MOTU 8A on our web store