Anaheim, CA (January 19, 2017)—MOTU is introducing three new audio interfaces at the NAMM Show—the M64, 8D and LP32—ntended for use routing digital audio streams in live performance systems, AVB/TSN network installations or recording studios.
Shipping this quarter, the interfaces ($595 each) offer complementary digital audio I/O configurations and share the same features as MOTU's other latest-generation interfaces, including low-latency USB drivers, flexible internal routing, 48-channel mixing, DSP effects and Wi-Fi control. The units include a front panel headphone jack with volume control for monitoring and word clock I/O for resolving to other digital audio gear or house sync.
Housed in aluminum alloy half-rack enclosures, the M64, 8D and LP32 have an included mounting bracket kit that allows two units to be joined side-by-side with each other, or mixed and matched with other MOTU half-rack units, to create a single rack-space configuration consisting of customized analog, digital and/or MIDI I/O tailored to the user's needs.
The M64 provides one bank of optical MADI I/O, plus a second independent bank of coaxial MADI I/O on BNC connectors, for a total of 256 simultaneous MADI I/O channels. A duplicate BNC output is included for splitting the coax bank to two separate destinations, without the need for a separate splitter.
The 8D provides two stereo pairs (four channels) of AES3 digital I/O and two stereo pairs of RCA S/PDIF digital I/O, for a total of 8 digital I/O channels. The AES3 inputs are equipped with sample rate conversion for digital transfers.
The LP32 provides four banks of 8-channel ADAT optical "lightpipe" digital I/O for a total of 32 channels at 44.1/48 kHz or 16 channels of SMUX at 88.2/96 kHz. Each I/O bank is individually switchable between 8-channel ADAT, 4-channel SMUX or stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF).