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MOTU 1248 Thunderbolt Audio Interface

Dolphin id:105752 Product SKU:1248

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The MOTU 1248 Thunderbolt Interface starts out with the stellar audio quality and rock solid drivers that have become a trademark of MOTU. Then they take things a lot further, a whole new generation of audio interfaces. Thunderbolt connectivity offers incredible low latency performance while network connectivity and class compliant USB allows it to be used with a range of setups from home studios to rack hubs of huge institutions.

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The 1248 serves as the flagship for MOTU’s new generation of high-end audio interfaces that feature compelling and complementary I/O configurations, very high quality analog performance, very low latency, extensive 48-channel mixing, DSP effects, universal computer connectivity through Thunderbolt™ and USB, scalable expansion, and high-performance AVB audio networking features.

Hybrid Flexibility

The 1248 gives you everything you need to turn your computer into a powerful 24-bit/192 kHz digital audio workstation. As a “hybrid” audio interface, the 1248 provides flexible connectivity to your computer via ultra-fast Thunderbolt™ technology or high-speed USB2, with 30 channels of pristine analog I/O, combined with sixteen channels of ADAT optical digital I/O and stereo S/PDIF, for a total of 66 simultaneous audio channels.

  • Superb audio quality - For example, all balanced TRS analog outputs produce 123 dB dynamic range and -110 dB THD+N (0.0003%) at -1 dBFS, Unweighted, 1 kHz.
  • Universal connectivity - Connects to your computer with Thunderbolt or high-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0). Class-compliant firmware and Industry standard drivers work with any audio software.
  • On-board DSP with mixing and effects - Flexible 48-input digital mixer modeled after large format mixing consoles, with 12 stereo busses and DSP effects, including reverb, 4-band EQ, gate, and compression.
  • 32-bit floating point processing - The DSP engine for mixing and effects delivers virtually unlimited headroom and the utmost in sound quality.
  • Modeled vintage effects processing - Classic reverb. Compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A compressor. EQ modeled after British analog console EQs.
  • System expansion and audio networking - Add a 2nd MOTU AVB interface (1248, 8M or 16A) with a simple Cat-5e ethernet cable. Connect up to five MOTU interfaces using a MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately). Build a network with multiple interfaces and computers using standard AVB switches and network cabling, with ultra-low network latency, even over long cable runs (hundreds of meters). Stream hundreds of audio channels among devices and computers on the network.
  • Matrix routing and splitting - Flexible, matrix-style audio routing and splitting for any analog or digital input, computer channel or network stream to any other output, computer, or network device. Split any single input to unlimited multiple output destinations.
  • 256 channels of network audio I/O for your host computer - Record and monitor up to 128 networked audio channels in and out, simultaneously, through the Thunderbolt connection to a host computer.
  • Web app control - Control on-board DSP, mixing, device settings, and network audio routing from web app software running in your favorite browser on a laptop, tablet or smart phone connected by wire or Wi-Fi to your local area network.
  • Stand-alone mixing with wireless control - Connect an Apple Airport™ or other Wi-Fi router directly to the 1248, 8M or 16A with a standard Ethernet cable and control the powerful on-board mixing and DSP effects from your smart phone or tablet, without a computer. Great for live sound mixing.
  • ADAT digital I/O - Connect outboard digital processors, digital mixers or other gear. 16 channels at 44.1/48 kHz or 8 channels at 88.2/96 kHz.
  • Comprehensive metering - The large backlit 324 x 24 LCD lets you view all signal activity at a glance with detailed metering for all analog and digital I/O. Access hardware settings from a simple and convenient menu.

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