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60 simultaneous audio channels
28 inputs and 32 outputs, all independent
Connect all your studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines, outboard processors, MIDI gear, optical expanders - even a foot pedal. All I/O is available simultaneously.

Superb analog audio quality
Renowned ESS Sabre32 Ultra™ DAC technology
New in the 828es, renowned ESS Sabre32™ DAC technology delivers 123dB dynamic range and the same proven, award-winning audio quality as MOTU's flagship 1248.

High-performance Thunderbolt and USB drivers for Mac and PC
Ultra-low latency and renowned rock-solid performance
Round-trip latency (RTL) performance as low as 1.6 ms at 96kHz over Thunderbolt™ with high-performance DAW hosts.

Universal connectivity
USB and Thunderbolt for Mac, PC and iOS
Connects to your Mac or PC with Thunderbolt™, Hi-speed USB 2.0 or AVB/TSN Ethernet for up to 256 audio channels (128 in and 128 out). Class-compliant firmware and industry standard drivers work with any audio apps. Connects to iPad™ with a standard camera connection kit (adapter).


Audio Interface - Low Latency Performance Data Base

Just got MOTU 828ES here - and will be happy to post results. Still a question rises - what settings do I use for measurements - since there are two buffer settings. One is Host Buffer Size and second Host Safety Offset how to set it to make results comparable with other measurements? Or...

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NAMM 2020 - Your Predictions, Rumors and Desires...

...this summer. Updates to the MotU AVB series. Not a whiff so far, which suggests that a second 828es might be in my future. Serious competition for the Kurzweil Forte, ideally in the form of a successor, but a competitor that suits my needs better would be just as interesting. Nada. Obviously we...

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Wa2a/wa76 vs kt2a/kt76 through the KT-2a and the other through the 76-KT. I also have an EQP-KT patched into my MOTU 828es interface which allows me to record one channel with and one without the EQP-KT at the same time. I’m thinking of adding a second EQP-KT at some point. Agreed. I have two Tone Beasts and...

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