The MOTU 624 is an 16 x 16 Thunderbolt/USB/AVB audio interface with console-style 48-channel mixing, DSP effects, wireless control, AVB audio networking and very high quality A/D/A conversion at sample rates up to 192 kHz for on the-go mobile audio recording. Powerful DSP delivers large console style mixing with 48 channels, 12 stereo busses, and 32-bit floating point effects processing, including modeled analog EQ, vintage compression and classic reverb. Matrix routing lets you quickly patch ins to outs, or split inputs to multiple destinations. The 624 can operate as an audio interface for a studio workstation (DAW), as a standalone mixer, or as an auxiliary monitor mixing system in the studio or on stage.
The 624 is capable of handling eight 8-channel banks of network audio input and eight 8-channel banks of network output for an additional 64 channels of network I/O.
Other MOTU AVB interfaces
The 624 is part of a larger family of audio interfaces that offer complementary I/O configurations.
The 624 can connect to a computer with Thunderbolt or super-speed USB 3.0, which is compatible with USB 2.0. It is USB audio classcompliant, which means that it is iPad compatible (with a camera connection kit) and does not require driver installation for USB connection to a computer. Alternately, the 624 can be connected to the Ethernet port on a recent-generation Mac (any Mac with Thunderbolt on it) running Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) or later for audio interface operation through AVB Ethernet.
Modeled vintage effects processing
Effects include “classic” reverb, compression modeled after the legendary Teletronix LA-2A compressor, and 4-band EQ modeled after British analog console EQs.
ADAT digital input
The 624 provides 8-channel optical digital I/O. Connect outboard digital processors, digital mixers or other gear: 8 channels at 44.1/48 kHz or 4 channels at 88.2/96 kHz. Alternately, the optical ports can be independently configured to support stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF).
Rack mount or desktop operation
The 624 is housed in a sturdy, metal-alloy half-rack enclosure. Rack mounting brackets are included for mounting side by side with any other MOTU half-rack unit.