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MOT-Monitor8

MOTU Monitor 8 - Monitor Mixer, Headphone amp & Audio Interface

The MOTU Monitor 8 is actually three products in one: monitor mixer, headphone amp and audio interface. Monitor 8 can mix 24 inputs, multi-channel computer audio, and dozens of AVB audio network channels to eight stereo monitor groups with outstanding audio quality!

Connect primary and secondary PA speakers or studio monitors to Main and Aux Outs. Then use six additional, independent monitor groups (A through F) to connect up to 12 headphones, 6 stage monitors, and four stereo in-ear modules or other stereo line out destinations.

    • MOTU Monitor 8 PRODUCT FEATURES:

      Powerful DSP delivers large console style mixing with 48 channels, 12 stereo busses, and 32-bit floating point effects processing, including modeled analog EQ, vintage compression and classic reverb. The unit's extensive routing grid patches ins to outs, or splits inputs to multiple destinations. Use Monitor 8 as a stand-alone mixer and control everything from the Monitor 8's innovative web app running on your iPad™, iPhone™, tablet, smart phone, and laptop. Connect a second MOTU AVB interface (1248, 8M, 16A, 24Ai or 24Ao) with a simple Ethernet cable. Add more I/O with the MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately). Build an AVB audio network with multiple switches and sub-millisecond latency, even over long cable runs. Stream hundreds of channels among devices and computers on the network. From studio to stage, Monitor 8 delivers superb sound quality, state-of-the-art operation, and reliable performance.

      Main Features:

      Monitor 8 is a 24 x 16 x 8 monitor mixer, 6-channel headphone amplifier and USB/AVB audio interface with console-style 48-channel mixing and DSP effects. Monitor 8 can mix 24 inputs, multi-channel computer audio, and dozens of AVB audio network channels to eight stereo monitor groups (A thru F, Main and Aux).

      Create multiple mixes from a variety of inputs, including 8 channels of high-quality balanced (TRS) analog, 16 channels (2 banks) of ADAT optical, 32 channels of audio streamed from other devices on a connected AVB audio network (if present), and host software audio channels coming from the computer over USB or AVB Ethernet.

      With XLR Main Outs and balanced quarter-inch Aux Outs, feed your main mix and monitor mix to studio monitors or PA speakers. Create six additional, independent monitor mixes, each with multiple mirrored outputs that include two sets of 1/4-inch headphone outs (front and rear panel), a summed 1/4-inch mono output, and, for groups A-D, balanced stereo quarter-inch outs. This flexible output design lets you send each monitor mix to multiple destinations simultaneously, such as two pairs of headphones, a wireless in-ear monitoring system, and a stage wedge. Monitor 8 delivers exceptional audio quality based on the same industry-recognized analog design as MOTU's groundbreaking 1248, 8M and 16A audio interfaces.

      The Monitor 8 operates without a computer as a stand-alone mixer and headphone amp, but it can also function as a universally compatible AVB or USB 2.0 audio interface that is USB 3.0 and iOS compatible.

      Powerful DSP delivers large console style mixing with 48 channels, 12 stereo busses, and 32-bit floating point effects processing, including modeled analog EQ, vintage compression and classic reverb. For stand-alone mixing, control Monitor 8 over Wi-Fi from web app software running in your favorite web browser on your iPad™, iPhone™, tablet, smart phone, and laptop — or several devices simultaneously for multi-user control of the Monitor 8's multiple mix busses. 

      Use the industry-standard, high-performance AVB Ethernet network port to expand your system with additional MOTU interfaces for more I/O, or integrate the Monitor 8 into a state-of-the-art AVB audio network system. 

      From studio to stage, the Monitor 8 delivers superb sound quality, state-of-the-art operation, and reliable performance.

    • MOTU Monitor 8 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

      Sample rates

      44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

      Analog inputs

      8 x 1/4" TRS line inputs (balanced/unbalanced) 
      Max level: +24 dbU (digitally adjustable -96 to +22 dB) 
      Trim: -96 to +22 dB (digitally adjustable)

      Analog outputs

      10 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled) 
      6 x 1/4" TS line out (summed mono) 
      2 x XLR line out (pin 2 hot) 
      Max level: +22 dBu 
      Trim: 127 to 0 dB (digitally adjustable) 
      12 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone

      Digital Input

      2 banks (16 ch) of ADAT optical input at 1x rates 
      1 bank (8 ch) of SMUX optical input at 2x rates

      Total I/O connections

      24 inputs and 30 outputs (54 total) at 1x rates 
      16 inputs and 30 outputs (46 total) at 2x rates 
      8 inputs and 30 outputs (38 total) at 4x rates

      Total I/O channels

      24 inputs and 16 outputs (40 total) at 1x sample rates 
      16 inputs and 16 outputs (32 total) at 2x sample rates 
      8 inputs and 16 outputs (24 total) at 4x sample rates

      Computer I/O

      1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant 
            USB 3.0 and iOS compatible 
      1 x AVB Ethernet (requires OS X Yosemite)

      Headphone

      12 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (mirrored in 6 pairs)

      Front panel

      6 x 1/4" TRS headphone output 
      1 x digital rotary encoder • main out volume 
      1 x digital rotary encoder • aux out volume 
      6 x digital rotary encoders • phone volume 
      324 x 24 pixel LCD for level meters / menu nav 
      1 x AC power switch

      Power

      International 100-240V autoswitching supply 
      50-60 Hz • 0.5A max

    • MOTU Monitor 8 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 high-speed USB 2.0 or AVB Ethernet port*
      • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
      • *AVB Ethernet audio interface operation requires OS X Yosemite

      Windows System Requirements

      • 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster
      • 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
      • Windows 7 or later
      • Available USB 2.0 or 3.0 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 AVB interface by wire or Wi-Fi.

      Included Software

      • Thunderbolt and USB 2.0 drivers
      • MOTU AVB Discovery App for Mac (finds connected MOTU interfaces)
      • MOTU AVB Discovery App for iOS (available from Apple App Store)
      • MOTU AVB Control web app (served from the hardware itself)
      • AudioDesk 4.0 for Mac and 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
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