thread: Motu 896: Mac
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Old 1st July 2005
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Originally Posted by fishman
I think the 896HD has a 'standalone' mode where you can use it as a simple 8x2 mixer. Also the CueMix facility is better equipped,

Actually, It's not quite stand alone. You can adjust the levels but you can't change the assignments without hooking it up to a computer. Of course, it doesn't have any non-volitile memory, so you have to hook up a computer to the HD after power-up to set the assignments on the cue mixer.

The marketing makes it sound like you can take it to another location without a computer and use it as a mixer, but that is not true.

You can use it for 16 channels at once if you have another converter and use the ADAT digital inputs.