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Motu 308 (1999) digital interface
« on: February 15, 2019, 02:48:30 PM »


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MOTU INTRODUCES 24-CHANNEL DIGITAL AUDIO INTERFACE FOR MAC AND WINDOWS™
MOTU 308 AUDIO INTERFACE ADDS 24-CHANNELS OF DIGITAL I/O TO CORE 2408 AND
1224 SYSTEMS
MARK OF THE UNICORN ADDS 3RD AUDIO INTERFACE TO THE MOTU WORKSTATION
FAMILY
CAMBRIDGE, MA - August 6, 1999. Mark of the Unicorn, Inc. (MOTU) has
announced the 308, a one rack-space 24-channel audio interface for
computers that will be sold as an expansion I/O for MOTU’s 2408 and 1224
hard disk recording systems for Mac OS and Windows 95/98. The 308 adds 8
channels of AES/EBU digital I/O, 8 channels of RCA (coax) S/PDIF digital
I/O, and 8 channels of optical (TOSLink) S/PDIF digital I/O for a list
price of $695. It can also be used as a stand-alone format converter.
“When it comes to getting audio in and out of a computer, in any form,
you simply can’t beat MOTU’s price, quality and flexibility,” commented
Jim Cooper, MOTU Marketing Director. “The 2408 offers 24 channels of ADAT
optical and Tascam TDIF I/O for under a thousand bucks. Add a 1224, and
you’ve got stunning 24-bit analog recording with 116 dB dynamic range.
The 308 tops things off with an 8-channel bank of AES/EBU and two
additional banks of S/PDIF - in both coax and optical format - for
connecting effects processors, DAT machines, speakers, or anything with
digital I/O.”
A 308 interface connects to one of the two extra “Audio Wire” jacks on
the MOTU PCI-324 card in a core 2408 or 1224 system. All twenty four of
the 308’s digital inputs and outputs immediately become available to all
compatible host audio software, including all major audio software on
both Macintosh and Windows. The 308 provides 24-bit digital I/O for all
three formats at both 44.1 and 48 kHz. Users can connect up to three MOTU
audio interfaces to a PCI-324, mixing and matching 2408, 1224, and 308
rack I/Os to suit their needs.
— MORE —
MOTU 308 Audio Interface Press Release Page 2 of 2
For synchronization, the 308 provides word clock input and output on
standard BNC connectors. It can be clocked from the PCI-324 card, a 2408
or 1224 interface connected to the card, or from its own word clock
input.
The rear panel of the 308, from left to right, has a power cord
receptacle, vertically stacked BNC connectors for word clock in/out, four
pairs of optical S/PDIF “TOSLink”-style jacks, four vertical pairs of RCA
(coax) S/PDIF connectors, and, finally, four horizontal pairs of AES/EBU
input/output on XLR connectors.
The front panel of the 308 provides a signal-present LED for every
digital input and output, along with sample rate indicators (44.1 or 48
kHz). On the right-hand side are two buttons with accompanying LEDs for
programming the 308 as a stand-alone format converter. With the computer
turned off, or with the 308 disconnected entirely from a computer, users
can transfer audio from any input or input pair on the 308 to any other
output pair, in any format. For example, they could convert 8 channels of
AES/EBU audio to 8 channels of optical S/PDIF.
MOTU expects the 308 to ship Fall, 1999. The 308’s list price is $695.
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