MOTU 8500 -8PRE Firewire Recording System

Turn your computer into a powerful digital audio workstation with eight mic inputs. Or add eight high-quality mic/instrument inputs to your current system. The 8pre FireWire audio interface delivers everything you need to turn your computer into a powerful 24-bit, 96kHz digital audio workstation.…
Average Rating
 
4.7 3 Reviews
Abe's Price: $ 549.00   



By Shy Poster

from Northern California

About Me Experienced

Verified

Superb!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Versatile
  • Clear Sound

CONS

BEST USES

  • Professional Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Amateur Recording

Comments:

Rounds out my recording studio


By Scott

from Seattle

About Me Experienced

Verified

Great sounding unit once installed

 
4.0

PROS

  • Versatile
  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Clear Sound

CONS

BEST USES

  • Home Studio

Comments:

Tech support is bad, and there were some issues getting unit to work correctly in Win7. For the latter, it turns out the firewire driver in windows needs to be set to "1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (Legacy)". To do this, you can simply go to the device manager, select your firewire adapter, and click update driver. Choose to select driver from list, and the legacy driver should be a choice. My only other complaint is that there is only a trim knob with no volume faders (hardware or software). My bca2000 had both; with this unit it seems a bit difficult to saturate the signal with a low volume instrument. Otherwise it sounds great!


By Rick

from Northern Arizona

About Me Professional Musician

Verified

It does what it's supposed to!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Professional Functions
  • Easy To Use
  • Powerful
  • Versatile
  • Clear Sound

CONS

BEST USES

  • Events
  • Amateur Recording
  • Performances

Comments:

It's a MOTU hooked up to my mcabook. You can't go wrong. It has done everything I needed done, so far.



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