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896mk3 Hybrid, USB audio interface from MOTU in the 896 series.


8 user reviews
Prices starting at $995 average price: $995

MOTU 896mk3 Hybrid tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:MOTU
  • Model:896mk3 Hybrid
  • Series:896
  • Category:USB audio interfaces
  • Added in our database on:09/20/2011

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User Reviews MOTU 896mk3 Hybrid

Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 8 reviews )
 3 reviews38 %
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stompboxjon01/11/2013

stompboxjon's review"controlling it with my iPad"

MOTU 896mk3 Hybrid
The MOTU 896mkII Hybrid is a rackable unit firewire or USB interface that has 8 channels and comes with solid preamps and effects. You can use this as your interface with either a Mac or a PC. You will get no latency with processing effects with this unit and that is very important because I tend to use a lot of effects back and forth between my DAW and all of my gear. You can use your effects with the 896mk3 because it can also act as a stand alone unit or as the brain between your computer and gear.

UTILIZATION

This unit has really made me look at audio interfaces a different way, after using this I have no idea why I even wasted my time with some of the smaller/weaker interfaces in the past when I could have just had something like this. Yes it is more expensive than most of the smaller table top interfaces but you can just do some much more with it and the quality is so much better.

GETTING STARTED

The preamps are warm and amazing, as long as your microphone is half way decent you will get amazing quality when recording vocals or instruments with this unit. The preamps are what really give you your sound, they are quiet and worth every single penny that this unit cost.

OVERALL OPINION

The only regret I have is not getting this unit when it first came out, I have only had it for a few months but I think that it came out long before I got my hands on it. I only came across it after going to a local trading event with a bunch of musicians. My favorite feature that I just recently found is that I can use my iPad with it. My iPad can now control all of the functions of the MOTU 896mkII, this was a little different to set up but it was not hard.
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Greg L Pro Tools03/26/2012

Greg L Pro Tools's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" FINALLY SOUND CARD FOR TECHNO PRO SOUND AND MUSICIAN exciting to report quality-price!"

MOTU 896mk3 Hybrid
I was looking for a REAL sound card for techno sound is - say with buttons and flashing lights all over the place! And filled with connections !!

More Seriously, I recerchais card among 8 combo XLR / Jack Mic / Line / Instrumentation, whose gain can rgler for each channel with -20dB pad and phantom power per channel and a peak indicator dBFS and clips consquent per channel faade before ... and for my budget less than 1000:
MOTU did!

Hybrid His name comes from the fact that you can work via USB or FireWire. Moreover one has even 2 FW 800 ports to be able to cascade MOTU (3 max per port FireWire).

Yes, having an indication via numerous LEDs per channel that enters or leaves in terms of level dBFS, not on all maps found that, even in 2012!

the rear certainly no MIDI, but it was his one small default user for a musician, not a techno sound. MIDI has is added when you want (not that midi ...).
For rezte, the connection is complemented:
8 Line XLR outputs,
1 output XLR Main ST,
1 output Main in Jack stro 6.35 (prvoir Y)
1 + 1 between AES / EBU XLR ST,
1 + 1 between S / PDIF RCA,
1 + 1 between S / PDIF TOSLINK optical,
2 + 2 among ADAT optical outputs (2x 8 channels)
1 + 1 output between WordClock,
1 output ST headphone.

Whoa!

All this 44.1 kH 192 kHz! 16 and 24 bits.

BUT THE TOP is this: Routing willingness!

We can separate out 8 stro mix:
- 4 distinct ST mix on 8 XLR Line Out.
- And the mix 2x Hand Out (2 XLR Line Out, 1 ST 6.35 Line Out)
- 1 ST distinct mix via headphone jack ST 6.35 Line Out
- And 2 other mix ST (AES / EBU, S / PDIF, ADAT).

Internal DSP can calculate the effects EQ, Comp / Lim, and Reverb.

Voil enough to supply the facade FOH, monitors the returns, and the capture, plus a radio, tl ... our lovely mix stro.

A virtual console controls the MOTU 896 mk3 Hybrid, via software.
We can save / recall presets and configurations.

And all this is possible since BE Virtual Console software, IE from the buttons on the front facade of the MOTU MOTU making autonomous stand alone: ​​no computer needed on stage!


USE

The MOTU 896 mk3 Hybrid is perfect to use, very ergonomic, easy access, a jewel for its techie whose budget can frler 1000 to 8 analog tracks between (and many other digital).

Drivers very stable.
The CueMix console launches in 3 seconds or less.
Sometimes I have to restart the software of the virtual console "CueMix", but it happens rarely VERY close to zero eventually.

I use the MOTU 896 mk3 Hybrid Pro Tools 10, and it is ultra stable, no problem.
The buffer can be rgl with Pro Tools in increments of 64 samples. 128 or 256 samples, it is still playable musically without too much latency.

USB recording 32 Concurrent tracks and playback, Pro Tools 10 and MOTU 896 mk3 Hybrid will not budge. The t test was done with a series of SOnY VAIO VPC, based on Intel Core i5.

Latency is good, 128 as in 256 samples: admarre as dry finger and the eye, and is playable for musicians live.


IMPLEMENTATION

First install the drivers for the MOTU, then restart.
Then install Pro Tools 10, and Restart.
And voil a rotation as a new truck engine.

Paramtrage of the characteristics of the MOTU can be done in Pro Tools as out audio app. It is simple and straightforward, almost no need doc, even for beginners.

No incompatibilits meetings.
The manual is only for the Frenchman MOTU 896 mk3 Hybrid version not, but that does not change much.


NOTICE GLOBAL

I use the MOTU 896 mk3 for 3 months.

I used to use
- A 888/24 for Pro Tools TDM
- A Mbox2 Pro
- An MBox First release: say it!

I like the very simple ergonomics of the Motu, the possibility of rgler all parameters via the computer or from the front facade, its ultra rich connectivity, its LEDs for each input channel and out, of course its audio quality, its strength, srieux A Z.
The guts of the front facade could be greater than those 2 lines of characters, but you would do without problem.
Above all, the virtual console CueMix could be larger, resizable: it is the only default of this MOTU.

The rich connectivity is robust, pro, nothing cheap.

The price quality ratio is unbelievable, unbeatable.
Go for it, you will not be due, in all objectivity.
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Greg L Pro Tools03/26/2012

Greg L Pro Tools's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" FINALLY SOUND CARD FOR TECHNO PRO SOUND AND MUSICIAN exciting to report quality-price!"

MOTU 896mk3 Hybrid
I was looking for a REAL sound card for techno sound is - say with buttons and flashing lights all over the place! And filled with connections !!

More Seriously, I recerchais card among 8 combo XLR / Jack Mic / Line / Instrumentation, whose gain can rgler for each channel with -20dB pad and phantom power per channel and a peak indicator dBFS and clips consquent per channel faade before ... and for my budget less than 1000:
MOTU did!

Hybrid His name comes from the fact that you can work via USB or FireWire. Moreover one has even 2 FW 800 ports to be able to cascade MOTU (3 max per port FireWire).

Yes, having an indication via numerous LEDs per channel that enters or leaves in terms of level dBFS, not on all maps found that, even in 2012!

the rear certainly no MIDI, but it was his one small default user for a musician, not a techno sound. MIDI has is added when you want (not that midi ...).
For rezte, the connection is complemented:
8 Line XLR outputs,
1 output XLR Main ST,
1 output Main in Jack stro 6.35 (prvoir Y)
1 + 1 between AES / EBU XLR ST,
1 + 1 between S / PDIF RCA,
1 + 1 between S / PDIF TOSLINK optical,
2 + 2 among ADAT optical outputs (2x 8 channels)
1 + 1 output between WordClock,
1 output ST headphone.

Whoa!

All this 44.1 kH 192 kHz! 16 and 24 bits.

BUT THE TOP is this: Routing willingness!

We can separate out 8 stro mix:
- 4 distinct ST mix on 8 XLR Line Out.
- And the mix 2x Hand Out (2 XLR Line Out, 1 ST 6.35 Line Out)
- 1 ST distinct mix via headphone jack ST 6.35 Line Out
- And 2 other mix ST (AES / EBU, S / PDIF, ADAT).

Internal DSP can calculate the effects EQ, Comp / Lim, and Reverb.

Voil enough to supply the facade FOH, monitors the returns, and the capture, plus a radio, tl ... our lovely mix stro.

A virtual console controls the MOTU 896 mk3 Hybrid, via software.
We can save / recall presets and configurations.

And all this is possible since BE Virtual Console software, IE from the buttons on the front facade of the MOTU MOTU making autonomous stand alone: ​​no computer needed on stage!


USE

Drivers very stable.
The CueMix console launches in 3 seconds or less.
Sometimes I have to restart the software of the virtual console "CueMix", but it happens rarely VERY close to zero eventually.

I use the MOTU 896 mk3 Hybrid Pro Tools 10, and it is ultra stable, no problem.
The buffer can be rgl with Pro Tools in increments of 64 samples. 128 or 256 samples, it is still playable musically without too much latency.

USB recording 32 Concurrent tracks and playback, Pro Tools 10 and MOTU 896 mk3 Hybrid will not budge. The t test was done with a series of SOnY VAIO VPC, based on Intel Core i5.

Latency is good, 128 as in 256 samples: admarre as dry finger and the eye, and is playable for musicians live.


IMPLEMENTATION

First install the drivers for the MOTU, then restart.
Then install Pro Tools 10, and Restart.
And voil a rotation as a new truck engine.

Paramtrage of the characteristics of the MOTU can be done in Pro Tools as out audio app. It is simple and straightforward, almost no need doc, even for beginners.

No incompatibilits meetings.
The manual is only for the Frenchman MOTU 896 mk3 Hybrid version not, but that does not change much.


NOTICE GLOBAL

I use the MOTU 896 mk3 for 3 months.

I used to use
- A 888/24 for Pro Tools TDM
- A Mbox2 Pro
- An MBox First release: say it!

The connection is pro, robust, nothing cheap.

I like the very simple ergonomics of the Motu, the possibility of rgler all parameters via the computer or from the front facade, its ultra rich connectivity, its LEDs for each input channel and out, of course its audio quality, its strength, srieux A Z.
The guts of the front facade could be greater than those 2 lines of characters, but you would do without problem.
Above all, the virtual console CueMix could be larger, resizable: it is the only default of this MOTU.

Finally, the MOTU card is used in many pro studios in Paris, a srieux guarantee and quality my opinion.

RESULTS: in one word, go, ferms eyes, and in all objectivity: the qualitprix is ​​unbeatable.
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stefao6909/05/2013

stefao69's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very disappointing for 1000 bullets!!"

MOTU 896mk3 Hybrid
I need a mobile interface, with 8 and 16 channels of preamp adat for mobile recording and concert. Normally coupled with my 16 digimax it would be the hair! Tested and used in cubase 6.5 mac mini i5, 4 GB of RAM and Xeon quad core pc 2.6 Ghz / 8 GB RAM running W7 Pro 64 Bit.

UTILIZATION

The drivers are stable in both worlds, the latencies are correct, for the acquisition of 24 simultaneous tracks, on the other hand impossible to clocquée externally with two digimax, and sometimes impossible to have 16 channels of ADAT at the same time !!

GETTING STARTED

Easy installation.
Software integration disappointing, illegible, small quality DSP effects embedded pretty average, the reverb is zero ... compressor and EQs are correct but very difficult to use because of the size of the visual intreface. Not at all ergonomic.

OVERALL OPINION

I used about 6 months, I work sound for almost 20 years, I have a lot of experience in analog as digital, and here I must admit that this is not up to par, especially given its price. This card is loud, soft preamps and converters very deaf, I think Steinberg interfaces are more interesting in the same config, or when the metric halo for little more expensive!!
I would not recommend the purchase of this equipment!
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MOTU 896mk3 Hybrid Available

Published on 10/04/11
MOTU is shipping the 896mk3 Hybrid, an enhanced version of their 896 audio interface that now provides connectivity to Mac or Windows computers via Firewire or high-speed USB 2.0.

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