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MOTU 624 - AVB Thunderbolt / USB3 Audio Interface with ESS Sabre32 DAC


The MOTU 624 is a Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 audio interface, part of MOTU’s AVB networking product range. The 624 features extremely high quality ESS Sabre32 digital-analog convertors, with 123dB dynamic range. These are the same convertors used in the flagship 1248 AVB interface from MOTU. The 624 has 2 x mic-preamps, 2 x DI inputs shared with 4 x TRS line puts. There are 6 x discrete analog outputs, making it a 4 x 6 analog I/O with & a headphone out too. The 624 includes MOTU’s Audiodesk software, an incredibly flexible DSP mixer and outstanding DSP FX.

    • MOTU 624 Features:

      32 simultaneous audio channels
      Studio-grade I/O for on-the-go recording
      You get 2 mic inputs, 2 guitar inputs, 4 x 6 balanced analog with dedicated main outs, 8-channel ADAT optical and independent headphone out for 16 inputs and 16 outputs. The optical ports also support stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF).

      Superb analog audio quality and high-end converters
      Performance suitable for the most demanding situations
      Renowned ESS Sabre32™ DAC technology delivers 123 dB dynamic range and the same proven, award-winning audio quality as MOTU's flagship 1248.

      Ultra-low latency and proven, high-performance MOTU drivers
      The best possible latency performance
      The 624 delivers round-trip latency (RTL) performance as low as 1.6 ms at 96kHz
      over Thunderbolt™ — and an astonishing 1.9 ms over USB — with high-performance DAW hosts.

      Mobile operation and universal connectivity
      Ultimate portability and flexibility
      Connects to your computer with Thunderbolt™, super-speed USB 3.0 or AVB/TSN Ethernet — with support for up to 256 audio channels (128 in and 128 out). USB audio class-compliant firmware and high-performance, industry-standard drivers work with any audio apps. Connects to your iPad™ with a standard camera connection kit (adapter).

      DSP mixing and effects processing
      Console-style mixing with 48 channels and 12 busses
      The 624's full-fledged 48-input digital mixer delivers 7 stereo aux busses, 3 groups, access to 64 network inputs, and DSP effects, including reverb, 4-band EQ, gate and compression. If you know your way around a large-format mixing console, you'll feel right at home. If you've ever wished to mix on a large console, the driver's seat is now yours.

      Modeled vintage effects processing
      Vintage processing with 32-bit float precision
      Classic reverb. Compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A compressor. EQ modeled after British analog console EQs. The 624's mixing and effects DSP engine delivers virtually unlimited headroom and the utmost in sound quality.

      Flexible matrix routing and splitting
      Route your audio anywhere with one-click ease
      Send any input to any output, or multiple outputs. Includes routing to and from the computer, plus any devices on the audio network.
    • MOTU 624 Specifications:

      Front Panel:    
      1 x 1/4" TRS headphone output
      2 x TRS hi-Z guitar input
      1 x digital rotary encoder • main/phone volume
      2 x digital rotary encoders • guitar gain
      2 x digital rotary encoders • mic preamp gain
      4 x switches • (2) Pad and (2) 48V Phantom
      160 x 128 pixel RGB LCD for level meters / menu nav

      Rear Panel:
      2 x TOSLINK connectors (8 ch ADAT, 4 ch SMUX or 2 ch SPDIF I/O)
      1 x Thunderbolt 2 (compatible with Thunderbolt 1 & 3)
      1 x USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2 & iOS)
      1 x IEEE 802.1 AVB/TSN Ethernet
      4 x TRS Line outputs
      2 x TRS Monitor outputs
      4 x TRS Line inputs
      2 x XLR Mic inputs

      Power / Physical:
      Power  External 12-18V DC power supply
      1.0A max • tip pos or neg
      Dimensions/Weight: 22 x 17.75 x 4.5 cm / 1.0 kg
    • MOTU 624 System Requirements:

      Mac System Requirements:
      1 GHz Intel-based Mac or faster
      2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
      Mac OS X version 10.8 or later
      Available Thunderbolt, USB or AVB/TSN Ethernet port*
      A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
      *AVB/TSN Ethernet audio interface operation requires OS X 10.11 or later

      Windows System Requirements:
      1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster
      2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
      Windows 7, 8 or 10
      Available Thunderbolt or USB port
      Available Ethernet port for firmware updates
      A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)

      Web App Support:
      Any web client platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
      Any web browser: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Explorer, etc.
      Web client must be connected to the same network as the MOTU interface by wire or Wi-Fi.

      Included Software:
      MOTU Discovery App for Mac & Windows (finds connected MOTU interfaces)
      MOTU Discovery App for iOS (available from Apple App Store)
      MOTU web app (served from the hardware itself)
      AudioDesk 4.0 for Mac & Windows (separate download)

      Operating Systems:
      For computer audio I/O: Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 7 or later
      For web app control: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android

      ** Please note, system requirements may change. For the most recent system requirements please visit the manufacturer's official product listing **

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