Motu 4pre 6x8 Firewire/USB2 Audio Interface for Mac and PC


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    4PRE - Overview

    If you've been searching for an affordable, compact audio interface with four mic inputs, your search is over. The 4pre packs four mic inputs into an impressively small half-rack form factor, along with a healthy complement of additional professional-grade audio connections. Just think of the possibilities. You can record and mix vocals plus guitar for two musicians simultaneously. Or mic a drum kit with overheads and close-ups. Or record lead and background vocals in one take. With an interface this flexible, capable, and great-sounding, you'll be ready for any situation your music throws at you.

    The 4pre is an impressively small 8.5 by 7 by 1.75 inches, which means that it slides easily into your backpack. It also sits nicely next to your laptop or desktop computer. You can use the included brackets and hex bolts to join the 4pre with another MOTU interface, such as the micro lite MIDI interface shown here (or a second 4pre), to mount them in a standard 19-inch equipment rack.

    The four inputs are not just for mics: they are combo jacks that also accept a quarter-inch plug. Inputs 1-2 take line-level signals, such as the output from a synth or keyboard. Inputs 3-4 are "hi-Z" DI inputs with proper impedance for plugging in your electric guitar directly, without an amp or cabinet, to process your guitar sound through amp and cab simulation plug-ins in your host software

    Thanks to MOTU's Hybrid interface technology, the 4pre connects to any Mac or PC via FireWire or high-speed USB 2.0. Connect your mic, guitar, keyboard, and digital input, and you are ready to make pro-quality recordings.

    • Features:

      • 6 x 8 audio interface for Mac and Windows.
      • Hybrid FireWire/USB 2.0 connectivity.
      • 8-bus digital mixer.
      • Four separate mixes.
      • Four mic inputs with combo jacks.
      • Stereo main outs.
      • Digital I/O.
      • Two headphone outputs.
      • Support for HD audio.
      • Precision Digital Trim.
      • Front-panel mixing and control.
      • Front-panel volume control of main outs and headphone jack.
      • CueMix FX cross-platform mixing software.
      • Stand-alone operation.
      • Expandable.
      • Time code support.
      • Direct Digital Synthesis (DDS).
      • Plug-and-play operation with your Mac or PC via FireWire or USB2.
      • Native 32- and 64-bit drivers for Mac OS X and Windows 10/8/7/Vista.
      • Fully compatible with 3rd-party software.
      • Includes audio workstation (DAW) software.
      • Bus-powered FireWire operation.
      • Compact form factor.
    • Specifications:

      • Converters: 24-bit.
      • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz
      • Analog In: 4 x XLR/TRS combo, 2 x 1/4" TRS (balanced/unbalanced), 2 x 1/4" hi-Z guitar.
      • Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4" balanced TRS main out, 2 x 1/4" balanced TRS line out, 2 x 1/4" TRS headphone.
      • Digital Input: 1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF.
      • Digital Output: 1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF.
      • Computer I/O: 1 x FireWire 400 (Type B), 1 x USB 2.0.
      • Sync In/Out: S/PDIF, SMPTE time code (LTC).
      • Headphone Output: 2 x 1/4" TRS phone with independent volume control.
      • Phantom Power: Individual +48V.
      • Front panel: 2 x 10-segment ladder LEDs - main outs, 4 x 5-segment LEDs - inputs, 2 x signal present LEDs - S/PDIF I/O, 2 x signal present LEDs - stereo line out, 4 x LEDs - 48V phantom power, 4 x LEDs - minus -20 dB pad, 5 x LEDs - mix/trim (main, line, S/PDIF, phone, trim), 1 x LED - Vol/Pan.
      • Power Requirements: 9-18V DC, 5W, tip + or -, FireWire bus power, DC power adapter included, required for stand-alone and USB 2.0 operation.
        Mac System Requirements
      • PowerPC G4 CPU 1 GHz or faster (including any Mac with a PowerPC G5 or any Intel processor)
      • 1 GB RAM; 2 GB or more recommended
      • Mac OS X version 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, or 10.5; v10.5.8 or later required
      • Available FireWire or high-speed USB 2.0 port
      • A large hard drive (preferably at least 250 GB)
      • Windows System Requirements
      • 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster equipped with at least one USB2 or FireWire port
      • 1 GB RAM; 2 GB or more recommended
      • Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista, 32- or 64-bit; Vista SP 2 or later required
      • Available FireWire or high-speed USB 2.0 port
      • A large hard drive (preferably at least 250 GB)
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