The MOTU 8PRE-ES is a 24-in, 28-out, Thunderbolt Audio Interface with an ESS Sabre32 DAC as well as dual full-colour displays. Delivering pristine audio quality playback, the 8PRE-ES boasts an outstanding 123dB of dynamic range. As a result, you’ll enjoy all-round impressive recording performance, with next to zero latency.
With a host of I/O, the 8PRE-ES gives you access to 52 simultaneous audio channels; 8 top of the range mic preamps; a wide range of digital options; and AVB networking. What’s more, you can use the 8PRE-ES as a standalone mixer; or make use of wireless control directly from your tablet, smartphone, or laptop. Above all, the 8PRE-ES is a powerful, DSP-driven audio interface that offers a wide range of great-sounding digital effects.
Packed with high-end features
MOTU is a brand that’s renowned for its top-notch hardware and professional sound. Following suit, the 8PRE-ES gives you everything you’d expect. Including top-notch sound, ridiculously low latency, and ample I/O into a single-rack enclosure. Sporting renowned ESS Sabre32 DAC technology, the 8PRE-ES gives you analog audio quality that competes with the best. While the optimized drivers mean you’ll experience latency as low as 1.6ms at 96kHz through Thunderbolt connection.
The 8PRE-ES also features 8 mic preamps, 8 analog outputs, and dual stereo headphone outputs. Not to mention 16 channels of ADAT and word clock I/O.
DSP, EQ, Compression & Effects
Sporting a built-in digital mixer, the MOTU 8PRE-ES delivers large-console-style mixing offering 48 channels, 7 stereo busses, 3 groups, access to 32 network inputs, and 32-bit floating-point effects processing. So it’s easier than ever to build complex and latency-free routing schemes. You can also send any input to any output, or even multiple outputs. When it comes to effects, the 8PRE-ES boasts a Classic Reverb, 4-Band British Parametric EQ, and vintage modeled LA-2A compression. So you’ve got everything you need to fine-tune and add flare to your recordings.
Innovative Wireless Control
Connect your 8PRE-ES to a wireless router, and enjoy the capabilities of a fully standalone mixer. Allowing you to access all the internal mixing functions, effects, and processing power; straight from your tablet, smartphone, or laptop. To top it off, the 8PRE-ES software is entirely web-based. So it can run directly from your web browser, as long as you’re on the same network.
Get more from your MOTU 8PRE-ES
Finally, if you need even more I/O, and processing power; the MOTU 8PRE-ES allows you to link multiple AVB-equipped audio interfaces directly to it. Allowing you to easily link hundreds of channels across multiple rooms!