The MOTU Monitor 8 gives you three-in-one functionality: monitor mixer, headphone amp, and audio interface — all with exceptional audio fidelity. Monitor 8 lets you mix 24 inputs, multichannel computer audio, and dozens of AVB (IEEE 802.1) audio network channels to eight stereo monitor groups. Monitor 8's extensive routing grid lets you effortlessly patch inputs to outputs, or splits your inputs to multiple destinations. You can use Monitor 8 as a standalone mixer and control everything from its web app running on your iPad, iPhone, tablet, smartphone, or laptop. Connect another MOTU AVB interface with a simple Ethernet cable. Read on to discover the many cool ways you can use the wonderfully innovative MOTU Monitor 8!
Operates standalone or as an interface
MOTU designed Monitor 8 to have the versatility your modern audio production methods require. You can use it without a computer, as a standalone mixer and headphone amp, but it also makes a superb AVB (Audio Video Bridging) or USB 2.0 interface that is USB 3.0 and iOS compatible. Beefy DSP gives you large-format console-style mixing with 48 channels, 12 stereo busses, and 32-bit floating point effects processing, including modeled analog equalization, vintage-style compression, and classic reverb. For standalone mixing, you can control Monitor 8 via Wi-Fi from web app software running in your browser on your iPad, iPhone, tablet, smartphone, or laptop. And for multi-user control of Monitor 8's multiple mix busses, you can even run it on several devices concurrently.
Mix and match, build your network
You can mix and match Monitor 8 with other MOTU AVB interfaces (such as the 1248, 8M, 16A, 24Ai or 24Ao) using readily-available, inexpensive Cat-5e cables. They all have complementary I/O configurations that make it easy for you to build a customized, state-of-the-art AVB audio network system. Add more I/O with the MOTU AVB Switch (available separately). Build an AVB audio network with multiple switches and sub-millisecond latency — even over long cable runs. Stream hundreds of channels among devices and computers on your network. Onstage or in the studio, Monitor 8 delivers truly amazing sound quality and rock-solid, cutting-edge performance.
Three products in one: