MOTU 828 Mk2
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MOTU 828 Mk2

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

Zlhanh 12/18/2012

MOTU 828 Mk2 : Zlhanh's user review

«  excellent, well thought out, complete, very stable with excellent CV »
5

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I wanted an interface with inputs lines and NOT the preamp signal path. CV with good communication and very fast with the motherboard to support mixing sessions asser loaded. I had a budget squeeze at the time of purchase.

it works 110 or 220volt via a switch on the side (I use my ca)

Used with a macbook pro under Lion.

UTILIZATION

Perfect stability, never crash, never a bug. When OSX Lion is out, Motu has reacted quickly and asser first update the driver was impeccable. This is always the case.

Used with Logic (8 and 9), Reason 5, Live 8 and a bunch of other standalone software. A test wave in Protools and Reaper. RAS.

When I reach the 60 tracks and a few plugs around it starts to jam with a latency under 11 ms, but unfortunately I know with certainty that the problem comes from Logic. With other I never had any problems.

GETTING STARTED

Mine had a concern about the firewire. I bought it used and I think it is for many ca ... Finally, once the problem resolut, everything works perfectly.

The management utility of monitoring is simple and gets the job done without. I prefer to make my configuration directly on the hardware.

The manual is very clear and simple answers to many questions and detail.
A friend turns on the pc (windows 7 it seems) and has stability issues.

I use the i / os / PDIF and I noticed the noise on the input when the peripheral branch is turn off. I do not think that comes from the Motu ca. a use that is not dereangeant requires a ca not allow direct monitoring of the S / PDIF open when not in use.

OVERALL OPINION

This is excellent, value for money is to die for. Converters me enormously more, apart from one Apogee Rosetta 200 I do not use more than the Motu.

I like stability, no stall even when changing sampling frequency, with programs already opened in the brancheant / unplugging hot, and putting the computer into standby (working on laptop, it is convenient).

Another point that I like, it is a 10 in 10 out analog. Both preamps foh not replace input lines and output monitor not replace the line output.

The only point I like a little less is not to have two different potentiometers for the headphone output facade and the speaker volume. (Gains are different of course, but you must click to select one or the other).

In summary, this is excellent, well thought out, complete, very stable with excellent driver and CV. I almost considered buying a second because as explained in the manual, Motu has planned power chaining interfaces (up to 3 I think). was $ 300, I'm full.