MOTU 2408 Mk3

MOTU 2408 Mk3

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2408 Mk3, PCI/ISA + Rack Soundcard from MOTU in the 2408 series.

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MOTU 2408 Mk3 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: MOTU
  • Model: 2408 Mk3
  • Series: 2408
  • Category: PCI/ISA + Rack Soundcards
  • Added in our database on: 10/09/2002

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MOTU 2408 Mk3 user reviews

Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 9 reviews )
 6 reviews67 %
 1 user review11 %
 2 reviews22 %
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phraseland's review

MOTU 2408 Mk3
I bought the MOTU 2408 about four years ago and chose it mainly for the several setups you can run. I already owned an 8-Mic T/DIF interface and wanted to find a good solution to integrate it into my setup. There are not a lot of devices out there that actually have the T/DIF ports so I was excited to find this piece of equipment.

It comes with a PCI card that hosts a lot of the calculations needed for 24 channel audio processing. I also like that I can take it in my studio and use other than my equipment - simply by plugging in ADAT or T/DIF on the back.
I am ashamed to admit that I am using a 2,0GHz PC with 512MB RAM to run my setup - but I slimmed it down a lot and it runs without problems...only when I try to run Cubase, Melodyne and Reason at the same time :-) I am about to change that but for the last four years this computer setup has never hesitated to record 24 tracks at the same time. My whole first CD was recorded on this configuration - mainly thanks to the efficiency of the 2408.

The eight analog inputs are icing on the cake and have enabled quite a few live recordings (along with my T/DIF interface)


I was quite amazed when I installed the PCI card and the drivers...because very quickly I was 'out of work'...everything was ready to go!
There are a few settings that are very convenient but sometimes a bit difficult to understand at first. You can route the mixer settings any way you want before they reach your host. And the ASIO driver has worked in Cubase SX flawlessly for the last four years.


MOTU is just great about driver updates. They are amongst the first when a new operating system comes out and they fix problems very quickly.
As I already mentioned I have used this interface to the max and it has not hesitated to deliver. When I was recording my album I was not only recording 20 tracks at a time (initial drum recordings) - towards mixdown I was playing back about 40 tracks (with effects) and still recording overdubs. I can't really expect more of a software.


The PCI card works with other interfaces from MOTU as well - so I figure they run just as well. I only have experience with the 2408 and I can only recommend MOTU to anyone looking for a professional solution that doesn't blow the budget.
Maybe they could have given the unit a couple of microphone preamps...but for that you have all the other interfaces. I can't really find anything bad about this interface - even though it is not for everyone. But if you already own preamps and want to use them (be it ADAT, S/PDIF or T/DIF) this is a really good option.

ouindel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" its my first real quad"

MOTU 2408 Mk3
the number of tracks, the TDIF, ADAT ... the 96k being able to string together several, and in his time, the PCI card 424. used a pc with dual core Q6600 with 8 gigs of ram (my old system) for recording in the studio, with a few 96 and 02R Device (converter Studer, DBX 160A comp, Dtwo ...)


never had no problem drivers, used with Nuendo 3.2 and 4.3, 32 IN / OUT fairly regularly without any problems, read, I already tried with all my cards motu (February 2408 and February 2408 mk2 mk3) connected to the 424 pcie card 96IN/OUT ... and it works.


RAS except that when there are several cards on the 424, you must connect the principal on the first port) never read the manual


06 years since the first, they all walk. I used the motu, the rms, the digidesign ...

ArmorStudio's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Aged badly"

MOTU 2408 Mk3
Studio 24 tracks including 16 ADAT

INTEL i7 December 2011

Windows 7 64-bit


Every time I changed my config, every time I had problems with my MOTU (incompatibility).

Here I think it's over ... Drivers no longer follow.

It disappears after about 2 (Forced to disassemble, WIN 7 restart, turn off the PC, Insert the card and restart ... it's serious!)

Today she has planted in full seéance studio ..


Every time I changed my config, every time I had problems with my MOTU: Incompatibility with video card for example ...

There, when she wants to work well, I have a latency of starting ... at least 200 ms and I have spent hours playing with the buffers and drivers updates .......


7 years together ..
This is a page that looks: she aged badly.
it was a good sound card.
I might be keeping it in an OLD PC .... she like my old machines ..
sam 4405/11/2003

sam 44's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

MOTU 2408 Mk3
I was looking for a stable sound card with good converters as well as analog and digital inputs.

My configuration: P4 2.4
1024 ram 2700 dan elec
sata asus motherboard Pope
dd scsi seagate Tekram Controller Card
the hard drive is dedicate to the mao
Utiliss Software: Cubase SX
Wavelab 4
T + plugs racks in various

I use this card with an analogue desk a TL Audio M3 (post fader direct out)
I also spend a Mindprint dtc, and soon by a compressor TL Audio C1.
Utiliss microphones: Neumann TLM 103, Rode NT1 NT3 ....


You must install the drivers before putting the card.
Version 1.01 is available on the site.
CueMix software is simple and very practical.
The drivers provide access to all inputs and outputs of the card.

No problems encountered.


The drivers are very stable.
No loss of sync
I recorded 10 tracks up silmutanement
I have read so far up to 30 tracks but I still room

0 latency with the DSP card


I use it for 3 months.
This is a card with a good momentum even though the 192 hd seems to me better.
converters are good cost, no breath.
The card is expensive compared to RME (I own the PAD before) but there is the possibility to connect other cards to the PCI.
It has volumes PHONES and HAND OUT on the front, which is useful for monitoring. In short it is a map scroll.

I have not had any problems with the sound I got with my system is excellent.
I give this notice to pc + motu that it works.
I have read many opinions on this map ngatifs.
I think we need him ddier a hard drive just for her as well as component quality.

MOTU MK3 the Queen of DTD

Sat 44

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