MOTU 2408
MOTU 2408

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

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 5 reviews )
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sonicsnap's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

MOTU 2408
Versatility (analog / SPDIF / TDIF / ADAT) and the number of input - output of this interface are undoubtedly its major strengths.


5 minutes on the Mac.


Used with Digital Performer on the Mac, it's a perfectly integrated an easy and comfortable. Reliability and stability are waiting for you.


I use it daily for 8 years. RCA connectors, often criticized has never been a problem of reliability. I am generally satisfied and therefore could join the chorus of praise.
BUT: Do not cover their ears .. The A / D converters are not quite top! We hear very easily the difference between the original and the digitized sound, especially in the bass who lose their roundness. By dint of practice, I can work around this by playing the EQ, but it's still a weak point on a device that level that should be reported!
Remains between 300 and 400 euros in OCCAZ 'is an interesting case for those who have the utility of multiple standarts accepts that this interface.

PS: I highly recommend you to leave permanently in 2408 on (power on). Indeed, on one hand the impact of the power converters suffer. On the other hand, they may take a while after the power to achieve their best performance. Leaving permanently, to the extent possible, on the 2408 "power on", you will save your converter and you'll get better sound (that is audible).

matt07's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

MOTU 2408
I bought it because
- Large number of inputs and outputs (24);
- Diversity of connections (RCA, t-did, adat);
- Reputations MOTU products including converters.

Use multi-track recording in a home studio, installed on a PC with P4 2.3 GHz, 512 SDRAM .... . Drivers stable worry-free, available on the official site.


Installation in less than 10 minutes without worries.
One concern, the overall volume is not adjustable from the audio interface (only the headphone volume is available).
I have the manual in German on this point so I can not really comment.


Drivers stable, updated regularly (apparently).
I use Cubase, Wavelab ... with this card.
Latency of 38 ms (44100Hz) is higher than current maps, but sufficiently small to disagree.
I use 24 tracks simultaneously. Very handy for mixing.


I use it for 5 months, quality parts, much better than the previously used Hoontech. The value for money is correct ($ 400 used).
I do it again this election easily.

steph.H's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

MOTU 2408
I need a lot of I / O for connecting microphones via pramplis add ass machine. Cete card 16 for connecting I / O can be connected and supplmentaires 3 rack 2408 on the map so PCI324 I / of 70! Finally, the reputable and quality of MOTU hardware, coupled to a relatively low price, I jump on it!

The use is exclusively for home studio composed electro-rock.

the PC is an Athlon 1.8 with 512 DDR ram, motherboard ABIT KX7-333 with VIA chipset, Matrox G550 millnium, notch 454 Iiyama 19 "DD160 Go ..

the card is plugged into an MD exit (DAT), I / O fool numriques branches on the TC Electronics Triple-C (Stereo compressor), the output go to the effects. the monitor output of an amplifier and speaker KRK. Entries: 1 akai (Stros outputs), an expander, a prampli ... I have yet to branch into extensions of ADAT but certainly next year.


The installation was not without problem, quite the opposite but that does not come from the card but to my MOTU motherboard and my System. I've had conflict with my motherboard but rglages After a few in the BIOS, and the SHIFT Systm, everything is back to normal. Under XP, the installation was done but did not see the PCI324 interface 2408. So I had to change a parameter in the BIOS (I mentioned in the tip section).

gnrale configuration is not empty for someone who used a card until the stro paraittra but simple for a user card mutli I / O as the motu, the RME or M-Audio.

the manual is an amazing quality in French for Mac and PC. Everything is trsdtaill with schmas, examples ... 65 pages of explanation!


The drivers seem stable for now trs (2 days of use). They are set fairly rgulirement days and support for the card is always assured.
It's been one week for cons I galre to use the I / O (for all) because the ASIO drivers do not seem to work. I will give a notice in Lorqui cetet Part I addressed this concern -> ds cubase rule that I add to grate my bus I / O


I just acqurir C but a good map and trs occasion, it is found around 400.
I like the sound card in this (terrible), the Possibility of extension impressive, the headphone jack in faade, construction treats.
I like the least connection with RCA (trs pro and not boring when you have all devices in 6.35), lack of management MIDI.
I have not tried many MODEL acqurir before but it's a super MODEL ENTSO and I do not at my purchase. The ratio quality price, used in relation to performance and expandable is unbeatable! MOTU Vive!

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

MOTU 2408
The multitude of possibilities to connect either in midi, audio, and the possibility to connect the ADATS. In addition, trs prsentation is clear and simple. I use it to record my band in my spare time. J'ulise an amd 2000 +, 1GB PC2100 DDR ram, motherboard ASUS A7N266 + lan, HDD 120 GB, Win XP pro. An intellectual is a little better, but even running as serious!
I use a behringer mx8000 and 02R. rendering is good trs


Installation without too much problem, except under xp because the software comes with motu is compatible with Windows 98 and 95 must then download any drivers for xp home motu. The drivers are always put in motu days so no problem. Installation of the card, and configure oprationnelle in 20 min. Therefore relatively simple configuration, when you know a little computer. The manual and clear and simple (well done), he explains the establishment to win and mac.


Stable drivers xp (impeccable) and they are updated. I use it with Logic Audio 5.1 (perfect compatibility), not with cubase since found a little rotten. Get low latency 5ms, so it's real time.
I recorded 8 tracks simultaneously and 16 read with 10 Effects, trs running well. I think we can record many more tracks with no problem


I use it for 15 days and I had no problem yet! (Rare for a sound card especially beginners)
even if it is no longer marketed (stopped in 2000), it is always on top. I have everything on this map, sound, connectivity, the simplicity ... nothing wrong, if it is not enough for many of you can connect two other 2408 on the PCI card!
I try many MODELS (first the isis is a shit, a Terratec way as crunches and driver trs not stable; A edirol, but not much more)
Certainly it is a little pricey, but worth it! it really is the best investment I made for a sound card!
for now I do it again this choice and I think I'll stay Fidler motu!

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

MOTU 2408
Number of entries formibable even if there are only 8 analog can easily hire an adat with
the optical cable ... 16 entries!!
I use it mainly in the studio and at home (LR :-) ).) days in cubase 5 / 32 enrgitrements
24bit 48khz .. but it also served as a console patch backside of the facade to live.
connected to a G3 400mhz with bb scsi u2.
mepllueux results with focus perifiques .. etc but I think just the console plutt


Install '+ without problems of drivers still day in
pity that no driver for nya Ptools but hey it's fair competition


J 'lai never grow to 24 between simultanne .. but given the CPU with 16 gauge, it must be done with the fingers in the ...
I love this interface, complete, easy to implement? and it sounds better than many across the spectre.avec a
such opportunities in connection flopped it puet that follow the evolution of a home studio to other horizons


Informed as part of its concurrently direct the motu 2408 .... and I mean the MK1-because that is the one
I. I really regret not having purchased