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The 896mk3 audio interface delivers advanced design, high-end performance, superb sound, and universal "hybrid" FireWire/USB2 connectivity to your Mac or Windows computer. As a hybrid audio interface, the 896mk3 provides flexible connectivity to any Mac or PC via FireWire or high-speed USB 2.0, with eight channels of pristine 24-bit 192 kHz analog recording and playback, combined with sixteen channels of optical digital I/O, stereo AES/EBU, S/PDIF and separate analog main outs. Expand your system by connecting the 8pre mic input expander or other MOTU audio interfaces. The 896mk3 is equally well-suited for studio and stage, with or without a computer. As an interface or standalone mixer, the 896mk3 provides 28 separate inputs and 32 separate outputs, including dedicated main outs on XLRs and two front panel headphone outs.


MOTU Windows 10 stability

I have an MOTU 896mk3 Hybrid and Win 10 Pro. I have no issues, the MOTU works good. I can use the 64 samples buffer reliably (results in 2.7 ms recording latency as reported by Sonar and 3.3ms output). I get the same latency whether I use the USB interface or...

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Clarity Issues with Focusrite

...more highs like what was actually coming from the guitar amp speaker. Later, I upgraded to an MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid and the audio was "clear" and full fidelity like the MAudio device and not the Saffire Pro 40. Fast forward about 5 years and I've downsized my home studio and sold off...

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USB3 possible issues?

...what most interface companies specify or recommend. I have a PCIe Firewire card, 400/800 with the T.I. Chipset. The MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid worked equally well on Firewire or USB. Same buffer and low latency. I downsized my home recording studio a couple of months ago and sold the 86Mk3 Hybrid and now have an...

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