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Question for Maintiger or anyone experienced with 828 mkII

Discussion in 'Recording' started by MAXIMILIAN, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. MAXIMILIAN

    MAXIMILIAN Active Member

    I tried researchig this but can't find a definite answer. I'm thinking of purchasing an 828 mkII to use mainly as a send/return device for external effects & processors. Can it stream 8 chanels of audio from a daw to 8 different outboard devices while simultaneously streaming the 8 processed signals back to the daw using the 8 balanced analog ins & outs? I seem to remember reading (not on an official motu site) that there is a limit to the number of channels one can send back out from the PC through the firewire.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. huub

    huub Guest

    yes you can..no problem..also more channels if you use the adat i/o..
    only limit is your harddrive and cpu speed, but any normal hd and computer can do it..the internal mixer can do this with almost no latency..
    otherwise you deal with the latency of your asio or other driver..
     
  3. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    yes, it has 8 analog ins and outs- it also has 2 other analog in w/preamps, plus the 8 via adat as huub said. It also has spdif in/out plus main analog out (L R) and auxiliary outs. As to a channel limit I have recorded as many as 16- 17 channels at one time before- the limit is 20, 2 via pres, 8 analog, 2 spdif and 8 adat
     
  4. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    So the 2 pre's aren't mirrors of 1 & 2 on the back?
     
  5. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

    Nope.
    and once I got past stinkin hardware conflicts with my choice of Firewire card and the sharing of IO, I fell in love with this thing. It looks and sounds great.
     
  6. poprocks

    poprocks Guest

    I got one for sale. Email me = adam "at" evenaudio.com
     
  7. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    the 2 pres are xtra- you actually have 10 analog ins (plus 2 spdif and 8 more via adat)= 20 total
     

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