MOTU Traveler

MOTU Traveler

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Traveler, FireWire audio interface from MOTU in the Traveler series.

11 user reviews

MOTU Traveler tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: MOTU
  • Model: Traveler
  • Series: Traveler
  • Category: FireWire audio interfaces
  • Added in our database on: 11/16/2004

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MOTU Traveler user reviews

Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 11 reviews )
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stompboxjon's review"Used it for 2 years"

MOTU Traveler
While using the Motu Traveler I was able to get really good results when using it with my Power-book, I first started using the Traveler back in June of 2008 to be exact and used it all the way up till about the summer of 2010. The pre-amps are pretty solid and of good quality, you wont have any issues with them at all even if you push them to the limits they will still stay pretty quiet for you. The Motu Traveler can work as a standalone format converter as well. All of the features that I desired at the time seemed to be all part of the specs of the Motu Traveler and that was a big part of my decision to purchase the Traveler. I didn’t receive any updates for it during the 2 years that I was using it though. I am not sure why, because I have heard other people online talking about the updates. The size of the Traveler is compact enough that it can fit in your laptop bag or any standard size carrying bag. It is not a very big or bulky unit.


It is powered by your computer when you plug it up, or you can power it with a battery which I don’t recommend. You can record up to 192kHz and it has built in phantom power. I have used the Motu Traveler to record a lot of different instruments and vocals as well as using it to record a lot of sound effects that we generated out and about, which is one of the reasons that it came in handy being so portable like it is. We could just whip it out anywhere and record several things at one time.


The manual is very easy to understand, I didn’t need to use it much. I just needed it for about the first 20 minutes after opening the box so I could get it up and running and a basic understanding of it. But all of the basic functions of the Traveler are easy to use and to understand.


For the price, you really can expect to get much more. Its portable, well built and works like a charm. You could just have this and probably keep it as your main interface no matter where you are and you would be satisfied. Sound quality is top notch, and so is Motu’s customer service just in case you need to speak with a representative.

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

MOTU Traveler
I was looking for a sound card that allow me to very heavy grate several virtual instruments (rglage the buffer size for latency 0) + that allows me to conomiser investment of a table in concert + which has as a table DIFFERENT DIFFERENT returns for zicos. Only MOTU Traveller offers everything.
Config: CMAsus.CPU3Ghz.1GoRAMDDR2.
I use Cubase Firewire


I struggled to install, regarding the shift, they screwed up my mess of everything I've reconfigured and reinstall. This is the only BIG default of the Motu.
Furthermore firewire cable with wire did not work, while jumping all the time, I tried everything (dsinstallations, rinstallations ...) for 2 weeks before I realized that it was of the cable.
Otherwise, the computer may not recognize the card, you must restart it. But e possibility to do so without restart the computer.
Config Gnrale very easy.
Manuel very well but in English.
In a final implementation not terrible is that I put Pourcel 4.


The drivers are stable, the maj intlchargeables are (for me anyway).
I use Cubase, BFD max and MachFive and the dream: with 4 MIDI tracks per sandstone Mach Five and BFD (software while both pretty hungry !!!) + 6 Instrument tracks, while This group qualis mix and compress with prmastering more: latencies: 15 and 30. ROYAL. To reduce the lantence working buffers (careful you need a computer that makes sense ...)
Live: Roland Midi Battery with BFD (24 Rewire tracks) + 1 + 1 bass guitar + voice + 3 tracks 5 groups, all rebalanc a stro in digital for everyone s 'hear, NO PROBLEM
Recording: Until now I have done (in addition to 24 BFD) a guitar and bass simultaneously.
So 26 or 2 according to your criteria. And no worries either.
I put only 10 because the notation stands still but it would be well worth the 12 ...
It is this point that makes the choice to the Traveler, plus the fact that (if you do not have a MIDI instrument) you can go on a concert with it under his arm, without computer (it operates in stand alone) and mix well until 8 instruments with 4 outputs bus (ideal for everyone to have their mix). ROYAL


I use it for 6 months and I could not do without me is that I love my little beast.
The peculiarities that I love the most: Live, Record (see above), the outputs (4 bus ana, 1 digital, 1AES), its pramplis (without breath) ...
I essey few models but for me nothing comes her ankle. For recording and midi "small scale" with a tight budget I would advise the AU 25 Edirol that represents a great compromise.
Price quality ratio: expensive but worth it.
Yes I would do this choice and no I have no regrets.

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

MOTU Traveler
Interface very good but be careful because buttons are fragile
no mistake in wiring because the firewire cable if you put upside down, which sometimes happens, the card goes direct to the supplier ... (Happened to me)
WC connectors full i / o, converter resolution up to 96k good not too cheap easy to carry everything okay what I have for over 6 years and I care! in system B when I record live, on average broadcast live etc..
AES SPDIF ADAT Analog power supply stand alone operation via firewire mac (spare battery to predict) all + mobile + traveler bag is very good for taking her in his nature or kind to the image.


very stable drivers (with logic / cubase / live / protools) no problems)
18 simultaneous tracks are read and recorded with a drinking problem without mac and 2 g of ram ...


implementation very simple and well guided


Exellent map albeit tell the officionados RME which is very good too!

gae247's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good map"

MOTU Traveler
Versatility, No. of entries. 20 inputs, 22 outputs. Firewire. Adat, SPDIF, ASE, any
I work on a Mac with Logic and some preamp.
She very well made service for live recordings.


The plant (especially find the drivers) is not easy but once installed: not a problem.
I got to 12 tracks simultaneously: no problem.
While I live, I can not speak latency.


The installation is easy. The complicated part is to find on the web Motu.
Cue mix is ​​very good, we pass any input to any output.
No incompatibility.
Manual downloaded: good.


I used almost a year.
I tried the M-Audio (duo) The Motu is much better.
I also had a Lexicom Usb and I must say that the Lexicon preamps are clearer.
The +: versatility, light weight, small size, good connectivity, it seems solid.
The -: preamps. But I must say that for the price there are up to, I search a cut above.

Q / P OK.
I would do this choice if I stay on the same line quality but I sold it because I go to division between the preamps and converters, it is more expensive, of course

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