MOTU 828 Mk2
MOTU 828 Mk2

828 Mk2, FireWire audio interface from MOTU in the 828 series.

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cessacom's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" problems crunches"

MOTU 828 Mk2
used since 2003, so more than 10 years of service in a home studio with a Imac logic and audio settings using the front is complicated but it is a good steady audio card is forgotten ...
... until that awful creaking untimely sacking tracks and taken her. (Last few months)
After numerous searches on the net, these problems are scouring Trim potentiometers 2 preamps therefore a life not very long, as these cracks appeared earlier for some users.
No way to find these knobs (SAV Motu? ....), I perform the transformation circulating on the net (as it is easily) which is to replace potentiometers with fixed resistance, so more volume settings entry, unfortunately.
This allows me to continue using my Mk2, without investing in a new card.


drivers ok


Installation ok


Average long-term

P4SC4L1V3's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" MOTU 828 Mk2 (Notice shared)"

MOTU 828 Mk2
Its a very hot and powerful.
I used connected to a 01V Yamaha Console 96.
A very good sound, impeccable quality.


And then down Blaisse! The drivers are particularly unstable, and if it is to work with a PC, go your way. MOTU is for MAC and they claim.
The drivers are not updated for this model, and are particularly poorly developed.


Very easy to install (PC plan to properly install the drivers before connecting) for MAC no problem.
The interface is simple, do not worry particular.


For cons, I do not know if I'm the only one, and it seems not, but this sound card is particularly fragile. It's simple, I toasted two, and twice they were replaced by me MOTU free even after the warranty. Which is nice, but really leaves they usually presaged the situation. The helpdesk MOTU is a calamity, we must fight for months to get an answer. I had better result in having had the opportunity to contact the French central charge distribution.

I was really excited to part of this card, then suddenly, I bought a 828 MK3 and there my friends! There's no photo! Found the sound quality of the MK2 with many more (24 in total output with adat) a compressor, effects, and solid stability.

You want a 828 MK2, buy without hesitation at least MK3

ostrovitch's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" 828mk2 review"

MOTU 828 Mk2
What motivated my choice is all she had, FireWire, the 8X8 IN / OUT
analog etc ... as well as after the forums, the quality of converters
D / A. And over there I do not regret it, it's a great card.


Then there are 2 worlds.
The MAC world and PC world, for those in MAC
it's a great card level drivers.
I who am on PC, we were treated during a period
to drivers who had been written with the feet.
Here it goes a little better, but it's not ideal.
For example, the VAS is the people of Motu who said they themselves can
no chaining 2 map MOTU on PC, while on mac can.

This is also why I'd like to find someone who mac
I bought it second hand.


Yes, the config, do not worry, it's relatively simple to implement.
Su PC, you must ensure that the firewire port is not in NEC brand.
Texas Instrument's top.


I use it if not since 2004.
I advise users to Mac, but PC
go your way.
If not its quality level, it is worth its price.

manufaktory's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

MOTU 828 Mk2
I already had a mac and the software Digital Performer.
for home studio
motu 828 mk2 with imac 2.8 24pouces/plus DP6
with a Korg Triton.


YES because since I've upgraded DP5 and 6, the newt bug
and unable to install the dp 6 with the help of the hot line for almost a year.
not need a manual for the card, super simple!


this has no impact.
Digital Performer
not much, how much?
I almost never only records of tracks simultaneously.


diode problem after 2 years for the display, the hot line UAIS UMD distribution
referred me to a new redone for 80 euros (Shipping Costs)
good except that the diodes are not required.
I wanted to ask, because I change my password on sonar and software with a Windows partition on my mac. I wonder if the card was working with two partitions.

breizhinours35's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

MOTU 828 Mk2

parrait that it installs is chainte do on this map.
I have just a acqurire and it must happen these days i ..

quulqu'un can explain me how to install it? the drivers are installed before connecting? as he must tie together? ....?

I know that there is the manual but plusiquers forums say it is not well explained forcment for the beginner like me.

here is my system: PC, athlon 2800, win XP Pro SP2 LSD.

Thank you very much


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damballah's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

MOTU 828 Mk2
I wanted to work in 24/96. After long eyeing the Echo Layla I switched to the Motu for the Entire indpendance its ES. I have an AMD 2000 + 700 PC2700 RAM and 120 HD 7200 RPM Gde. Nothing more current trs last. I used W98 and prcdemment MXi isis and Windows XP (Sound forge) for mastering. I was looking for XP as a compatible card.


Review 2 months later

As for me I solved this problem pops plays beeps by changing motherboard / FW card.
I have the ASUS VIA KT400 based (A7V8X). I replaced (69 euros) by Deluxe A7N8X-E, the same + FireWire chipset and Nvidia. Everything is gone and I tested extensively since in 4 stereo tracks in 24/96.

In fact my first FW card seemed to be the cause of the parasites in the Motu because I got rid of parasites that by using the FW port Integrated motherboard.

Yet I do not care for the acquisition through the first video card which FW chipset is Texas Instrument! .

This time I tested my first loves motherboard with another card to remove FW history all the harm I could say the VIA chipset.

Finally there is always that it works!
Notice a month later
The nightmare began when I tried to reinstalled the PC (Describes below) to honor the MOTU as it should be!
APRS a clean reinstall of Windows XP all the audio jacks that I have parasites by clicks, pops and grsillements due to a parasite Lers every 5 seconds. Obviously this problem is thoroughly document all audio forums of the world and causes Provided vary incredibly.
There are those who have a FW card chipset VIA (ca Motu UNSUPPORTED but points out)
There are those who have a motherboard via a base dechipset (ca Motu not reported)
and in my case!
I have an ASUS
A7V8X VIA KT400 chipset
These chipsets have a bad PCI BUS rgl!
It's been a month now that I'm in the BIOS and the PCI LATENCY SETTING THE TIMER
I record it and I go ... not that!
****** DAY NOTICE ****
Installation is weird but effective. first the drivers and the connection ...

I chose an installation Rodeo? I have a dual boot for W98 and XP ISIS trsmauvais state for the rest (I must reffer the partition).
I simply install the drivers on the two platforms without uninstall Previous sound cards, DAW do rglages prconiss around ...

Note that on W98 drivers were not installed. I suspect the Maxi Isis asserrvir of the audio components of Windows
Xp on the other hand, the sound card AC97 q intgree thing has not mufti and Motu silent DTECT right the way.
You ais I signal that I was careful to buy a TI FW card and no metter no service pack on XP?


On a PC / XP SX dglingue me about a 12/11 ms latency. Phew dcoiffe ca.
For the rest


I've had one day so the rest will wait