Scan code: LN144636 Manufacturer code: 828USB

MOTU 828 USB Audio Interface

MOTU - 828 USB Audio Interface, 2 Mic / Line / Hi-Z Preamps, 8 Line Ins

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Scan code: LN144636 Manufacturer code: 828USB
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USB-C Audio/MIDI Interface
MOTU - 828

MOTU - 828

28 x 32 USB audio interface for Mac, Windows and iOS with mixing and effectsDesigned for serious musicians, creators, and podcasters, the MOTU 828 USB-C Audio/MIDI Interface has undergone a complete redesign to meet the demands of modern audio production. This interface offers seamless connection to Mac, Windows, or iOS devices via lightning-fast 5 Gbps USB 3.1, offering low-latency, high-performance drivers for a superior audio experience. With a robust feature set, it provides 60 total channels of I/O and 24-channel mixing capabilities, complete with onboard effects processing such as reverb, 4-band EQ, and compression.

The 828 boasts a refreshed front panel that not only enhances the user interface but also introduces high-resolution metering for precise monitoring and control. Whether you're recording, mixing, or podcasting, this MOTU interface is a versatile and reliable tool, providing the connectivity and processing power needed for professional-grade audio production.

Superb analogue audio qualityRenowned ESS Sabre32™ DAC technology delivers 125 dB dynamic range and extremely low harmonic distortion. Analog performance is driven by decades of engineering expertise in audio interface technology.

Universal connectivity for Mac, PC and iOSConnect to your Mac, PC or iOS device with 5 Gbps USB 3 (compatible with USB 2), with up to 60 audio channels (28 in and 32 out). Class-compliant firmware means you can plug-and-play with Mac or iOS hosts, no driver needed. Industry standard high-performance drivers work with any audio apps. Connect directly to your iPad™ via USB-C or a standard camera connection kit (Lightning adapter).

60 simultaneous audio channelsConnect all your studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines, outboard processors, MIDI gear, optical expanders — even a foot pedal. All 28 inputs and 32 outputs are available simultaneously.

at a glance • For Musicians, Creators, Podcasters
• AC Powered, USB 3.1, Mac/Windows/iOS
• 2 Mic / Line / Hi-Z Preamps, 8 Line Ins
• 8 Line, 2 Headphone, 2 Monitor Outputs
• 24-Bit / 192 kHz AD/DA Conversion
• 16 ADAT I/O, S/PDIF I/O, Wordclock I/O

in the box • MOTU 828 USB-C Audio/MIDI Interface
• USB-C to USB-C Cable
• Limited 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty

Features We Loved

Ultra-low latency performanceOptimized drivers for both Mac and PC deliver renowned, ultra-low latency performance. With a high-performance DAW such as Digital Performer, the 828 delivers an astonishing round trip latency (RTL) of ~2 ms (milliseconds) over USB (2 or 3) at 96 kHz with a 32-sample host buffer.

Transparent mic channelsCapture your recorded material in its truest, most natural form with -113 dB THD+N, 115 dB dynamic range and -129 dBu EIN performance. Each mic channel has individual preamp gain, pad, 48V phantom power and remote control from your computer or iOS device. Each combo jack alternately provides a 1/4-inch high-impedance TS guitar input for DI tracking and reamping

DIY guitar re-ampingDI your guitar to the front-panel input, use CueMix's near-zero latency to loop to any output (with a re-amp adapter, if needed), and record both the dry signal and your mic’d up amp simultaneously. Then re-amp the dry signal later with different amps and cabs — or amp modeling plug-ins — to experiment with different tones. No need to re-plug cables between recording and re-amping.

Extra line inputsDo you work with compressors and other outboard gear? Each 828 mic input offers a dedicated analog send/return loop, allowing for both mono or stereo mic channel outboard processing via fully balanced connections. If nothing is plugged in to a mic input, its return serves as an extra line input with identical signal characteristics to all other line inputs.

Loopback and live streamingWith 828 loopback channels, you can easily route computer output back to the computer, where you can mix it with live mics and/or guitar inputs from the 828 in your host software for live streaming or podcasting.

S/PDIF digital I/OThe 828's standard RCA S/PDIF input and output make stereo digital transfers a snap, with optional external clocking and support for sample rates up to 96 kHz. Choose any source signal for the S/PDIF output.

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The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Channels of I/O Analog: 10 Input / 14 Output
ADAT: 16 Input / 16 Output at 44.1/48 kHz 8 Input / 8 Output at 88.2/96 kHz 4 Input / 4 Output at 176.4/192 kHz
S/PDIF: 2 Input / 2 Output at Up to 96 kHz
Maximum Sampling Rate 192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs 2
Analog Audio I/O 2 x Combo XLR-1/4" 3-Pin Balanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input 8 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Input 2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Insert Input 8 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output 2 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Monitor Output 2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Insert Output 2 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
Digital Audio I/O 2 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Input 2 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Output 1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Input 1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Output
Host Connection USB-C (Class-Compliant)
OS Compatibility macOS 10.13 or Later Windows 10 or Later *As of January, 2024: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Power Requirements AC Input
Computer Interface Type  
Connections (Input)  
Mic Preamps (Max)  
Instrument Inputs (Max)  
Phantom Power No
Sample Rate (Max)  
Bit Resolution  
iPad Compatible No
Connections (Output)  
Dimensions (mm)  
DSP Processing No
Misc. Notes  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN144636
Model Number 828USB
GTIN 839128006270

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