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7.7* out of 10

Motu 8pre 16x12 FireWire Audio Interface

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Overall 10

8pre fills the bill

John J. Sherman, amazon.com
15 April 2011
  • Summary: The MOTU 8pre package has been a great way to bring my studio into the 21st century. In addition to having the 8 quiet on board preamps, it's given the nucleus of my old rig, an Alesis XT-20 and Mackie 1604, an on-going role by optically connecting to them for provision of another 8 channels if needed. The bundled AudioDesk 3.2 software, while a lot to get on top of, has proven to be very adaptable and fully featured as well.
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Overall 10

$[...] is a DEAL

J. Kent "J", amazon.com
10 January 2011
  • Summary: Its really quite simple. For the money, this unit is nothing but 5 stars. I had no experience whatsoever and I started to make great recordings out of a spare bedroom. How did I do it? Simple. 1.) The 8pre has really good preamps, especially for the price. 2.) I studied how to make the bedroom into a good live room 3.) I bought good 200-350 dollar mics. Some were even $75. 4. I TOOK MY TIME and did careful positioning of instruments.
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Overall 10


C. Taylor, amazon.com
17 August 2010
  • Summary: i've seen reviews of the pres on this unit that say it doesn't sound natural and digi design stuff is better blah blah blah. while that may be true, what you're getting for a little over $500 is so much better and more comprehensive that something you'd get if you spent $500 on a new digidesign product. if you're looking for a recording interface for a small personal studio or additional pres for an existing studio, this is the way to go.
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Overall 8

Budget device for home experiments ONLY!

5 June 2010
  • Summary: I use this device MOTU 8Pre for my home experiments, it works most of the time. But... Accidentally, unpredictably, it starts BUZZZZIG and HUMMMING at the HIGHEST volume level! So that, it's not safe for your ears, not to mention your amps and speakers. And imagine you use it for a real performance!!! This device is not safe!!! It can accidentally produce a signal that can damage your equipment and your ears! I thought it was because of my Lenovo FireWire chipset...
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