MOTU 4Pre

6×8 I/O with 4 mic/line/instr combo, 2×4 analog, 2 phones, hands-on mixing

Description

Four mic preamps

When two mic inputs just aren’t enough

If you’ve been searching for an affordable, compact audio interface with four mic inputs, your search is over. The 4pre packs four mic inputs into an impressively small half-rack form factor, along with a healthy complement of additional professional-grade audio connections. Just think of the possibilities. You can record and mix vocals plus guitar for two musicians simultaneously. Or mic a drum kit with overheads and close-ups. Or record lead and background vocals in one take. With an interface this flexible, capable, and great-sounding, you’ll be ready for any situation your music throws at you.

Flexible combo-style inputs

Connect guitars, a keyboard, or other inputs

The four inputs are not just for mics: they are combo jacks that also accept a quarter-inch plug. Inputs 1-2 take line-level signals, such as the output from a synth or keyboard. Inputs 3-4 are “hi-Z” DI inputs with proper impedance for plugging in your electric guitar directly, without an amp or cabinet, to process your guitar sound through an amp and cab simulation plug-ins in your host software.

Studio-grade sound

Your mix will be ready for prime time

The 4pre has been engineered with MOTU’s renowned, award-winning audio interface technology, which delivers the pristine audio quality and rock-solid performance that MOTU interfaces are known for worldwide. You can always record and mix with confidence, knowing that decades of engineering experience are behind you, every step of the way.

Technicial Specifications

Converters24-bit
Sample Rates44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz
Analog In4 x XLR/TRS combo
2 x 1/4″ TRS (balanced/unbalanced)
2 x 1/4″ hi-Z guitar
Analog Outputs2 x 1/4″ balanced TRS main out
2 x 1/4″ balanced TRS line out
2 x 1/4″ TRS headphone
Digital Input1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
Digital Output1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
Computer I/O1 x FireWire 400 (Type B)
1 x USB 2.0
Sync In/OutS/PDIF
SMPTE time code (LTC)
Headphone Output2 x 1/4″ TRS phone with independent volume control
Phantom PowerIndividual +48V
Front panel2 x 10-segment ladder LEDs • main outs
4 x 5-segment LEDs • inputs
2 x signal present LEDs • S/PDIF I/O
2 x signal present LEDs • stereo line out
4 x LEDs • 48V phantom power
4 x LEDs • -20 dB pad
5 x LEDs • mix/trim (main, line, S/PDIF, phone, trim)
1 x LED • Vol/Pan
Power Requirements9-18V DC, 5W, tip + or –
FireWire bus power
DC power adapter included, required for stand-alone and USB 2.0 operation

Mac System Requirements

  • PowerPC G4 CPU 1 GHz or faster (including any Mac with a PowerPC G5 or any Intel processor)
  • 1 GB RAM; 2 GB or more recommended
  • Mac OS X version 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, or 10.5; v10.5.8 or later required
  • Available FireWire or high-speed USB 2.0 port
  • A large hard drive (preferably at least 250 GB)

Windows System Requirements

  • 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster equipped with at least one USB2 or FireWire port
  • 1 GB RAM; 2 GB or more recommended
  • Windows 10, 8, 7 or Vista, 32- or 64-bit; Vista SP 2 or later required
  • Available FireWire or high-speed USB 2.0 port
  • A large hard drive (preferably at least 250 GB)

Included software

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X version 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, or 10.5 (v10.5.8 or later is required)
  • Windows 10, 8, 7, or Vista (SP2 or later is required)

64-bit operation

  • Available for Mac OS X version 10.8, 10.7, or 10.6
  • Available for 64-bit versions of Windows 10, 8, 7, or Vista
  • Requires a 64-bit CPU (and host application for plug-in versions)

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