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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).


MOTU announces redesigned 828es offers ESS™ converters and control room features

MOTU announces redesigned 828es offers ESS™ converters and control room features Re-engineered with renowned ESS Sabre32 Ultra™ DAC technology and a new front panel design, the 828es connects to a Mac, PC or iOS device over Thunderbolt™ or USB with low latency, high performance drivers to deliver 60 total channels of I/O, 48-channel mixing and...

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MOTU 1248, 8M, 16A Thunderbolt interface the past. Drivers are quickly updated to work with new versions of macOS. I am currently running a MOTU 828es via USB and it has been performing wonderfully on my 5,1 Mac Pro, with one exception, of which I have alerted MOTU and they have advised is being worked on: If I am running...

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apollo x16 for synth-based home studio?

...of simultaneous I/O though, you could spend less than half the money and get a Motu 16A (or 1248 or 828es or pick from another of their line that suits you)...which will probably be better for you in the long run (TRS I/O instead of DB25s, expandable via ADAT if you need to...). ...

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