MOTU 4pre Firewire & USB Mac PC Audio Interface

$449.00

  • Shipping Weight: 5lbs
  • Manufactured by: MOTU
Description

The MOTU 4pre provides mobile operation and flexible connectivity to a Mac or PC via FireWire or USB2, with professional audio quality at sample rates up to 96 kHz. The 4pre offers plenty of I/O, including four mic inputs with preamps, alternative guitar/line inputs, analog main outs, two extra line-level analog outputs, stereo S/PDIF, and two stereo headphone outputs.

Housed in a rugged, compact enclosure you can take anywhere, the 4pre is equally well-suited for studio and stage, with or without a computer. As an interface or standalone mixer, the 4pre provides 6 separate inputs and 8 separate outputs.

Connect any studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines, or even effects processors. Record, monitor, and mix all live inputs using the professional on-board CueMix DSP digital mixer -- with no latency and no processor strain on your computer.

Use the 4pre's on-screen CueMix software to tune your guitar and other instruments. Analyze and scope your audio with advanced diagnostic tools, including a full-screen real-time FFT display, spectrogram "waterfall" display, full-featured oscilloscope, X-Y plot, and linear/polar phase analysis graphs.

After programming the on-board mixing in the studio, unplug the 4pre from the computer and take it on the road for operation as a stand-alone mixer with convenient front-panel controls.

The 4pre provides cross-platform compatibility with Mac and Windows and all of your favorite audio software and host-based effects via industry standard WDM/ASIO/Core Audio drivers. Or you can use the included AudioDesk workstation software for Mac OS X, with 24-bit recording/editing and 32-bit mixing, processing and mastering.

Specs:

  • 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 * -20 dB pan
  • 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

System Requirements

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 10.5, 10.6, or 10.7; 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 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)

Included software:

  • CueMix FX
  • MOTU SMPTE Console
  • AudioDesk (Mac only, optical CD drive required)


Operating Systems:

  • Mac OS X version 10.5, 10.6, or 10.7 (v10.5.8 or later is required)
  • Windows 7 or Vista (SP2 or later is required)


64-bit operation:

  • Available for Mac OS X v10.6 or 10.7
  • Available for 64-bit versions of Windows 7 or Vista
  • Requires a 64-bit CPU (and host application for plug-in versions)

The Electronic Music Box is an authorized dealer of Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU) products.

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