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Motu 8pre

8pre suddenly won't boot

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1 week 2 days

I have an old MOTU 8pre Firewire I got on the cheap that was working great.  Been using it as an ADAT converter to add 8 channels to my 18i20.  Today I wanted to try reducing latency by increasing the sample rate to 48khz.  While fiddling with it I power cycled it and now after the "sparkle" animation it just displays the word "UP" on the LED display and outputs noise over optical and doesn't respond to pushing or turning the data knob.

What could "UP" mean?  Upgrade?  Underpowered?  Belly up?

Why no audio being played through MOTU 8pre USB even though the meters on Logic and iTunes are blazing.

Member for

6 months 3 weeks
I recently got a new MOTU 8pre interface. It has been working in spite of having to reconfigure the Optical In and Out everytime I startup. I have no ADATS or anything optical between the 8pre and the USB port on the back of my iMac.
After getting the CueMix FX to function as a stand alone mic and guitar pre without running Logic suddenly no audio is audible through MOTU 8pre USB even though the meters on Logic and iTunes are blazing.

Both MOTU 8pres have suddenly stopped working with Logic

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5 years 7 months
Alright guys and gals, I’m about to lose my freaking mind and I could really use some help. I run Logic on my top of the line Mac Pro (which I use solely for recording music). For the past year or so, I’ve been using two MOTU 8pres – one is a firewire interface, the other a USB. The USB (MOTU #2) is connected via optical cable to the firewire (MOTU #1). For over a year, the two have worked beautifully together. I’ve never had a single problem.

Chaining MOTU 8pre's together

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13 years 9 months
Hey everyone,

I read on the MOTU site that I can chain 2 8pre's together to get 16 channels of recording by using the optical connections. Has anyone done something similar to this and can offer some insight as to how easy/difficult it is? I am not finding anything very descriptive on "how" to do it, and would like to order the right cables/etc the first time around.

thanks in advance for any help!


Installing MOTU 896mk3 & 8Pre expansion

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12 years 3 months
Looking for some help with my MOTU setup.

I have 2 x MOTU 896mk3 & 1 x 8Pre

I am running Active Mackie HR824 Monitor and control with a Mackie Big Knob

We have a G5 PPC Tower running 10.4.11, & Logic Studio 8.

We have never been able to get this working properly consistently, I am planning to rebuild the studio over the summer and want to get it all working.

Problems with MOTU 8pre...Could Use Help

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21 years
I've had a MOTU 8pre for almost 2 years. It worked great for quite a while.

This fall it began to disrupt my whole computer. I run XP Professional on an Intel board, Intel Quad Core processor, 8 gigs of ram. Freeze-ups of any type of program that uses audio. My DAW is Cubase SX3.

I resolved some of those problems by getting the updated drivers, etc. But now...I'm only getting 2 functional channels out of the 8pre...with channel 2 working when it feels like it. Some crack, snaps, and pops when it feels like it.

Help with Motu 828 MKII, 8pre, and Cubase SX3

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21 years
I recently purchased a Motu 8pre to expand the number of microphone preamps on my 828 MKII so my band can record a demo with a full drumset. I'm running Cubase SX3, and I can't figure out how to set it up so that I have 10 different inputs (8 from the 8pre, plus the 2 on the MKII) recording at once in Cubase. There is sound from the mics coming through my monitors, so I know that the sound must be coming through in some way. I'm using a fiber optic cable to slave the 8pre to the MKII. I've looked through the manual, but I can't figure it out.

Motu 8pre into M-audio 410 through optical cable

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21 years
I was trying to connect these two units together, M-audio being a main interface connected to PC through firewire. I connected Motu 8-pre out into M-audio IN with optical cable. Pro tools were running and froze right away. So I restarted computer, and can't seem to find any sign of motu connected on the PC. Pro tools say that paths for inputs 5 - 32 are not found. And I can't create a new path for these inputs other than from m-audio 2 inputs.