Neumann MT 48
The MT 48 is the only solution in its range that preserves the full potential of Neumann microphones, monitors, and headphones in one device.
THE NEW BENCHMARK
The MT 48 is an audio interface without compromise. With its huge dynamic range, superior converters, preamps, and headphone amplifiers, it sets new standards in sound quality. Internal DSP power allows for monitor mixes with sophisticated EQ and dynamics processing – all intuitively controlled via touchscreen.
THE PERFECT LINK
The MT 48 brings Neumann quality to the digital workflow. It is the first audio interface in its class that is able to capture the full dynamic range of Neumann microphones and is optimally matched to the KH-Line of studio monitors and Neumann headphones. The result is an ideal signal chain without any bottlenecks: uncompromising sound quality from the microphone diaphragm to your ear.
SWISS PRECISION INSIDE
The MT 48 was developed in close cooperation with the Swiss manufacturer Merging Technologies, whose high-precision AD converters offer a staggering dynamic range of 136 dB. This gives the MT 48 four times the resolution of comparable audio interfaces.
The MT 48 comes fully equipped for the reference-class personal studio: two extremely low-noise mic/line preamps with up to 78 dB gain, two line/instrument inputs, four monitor/line outputs and two superb headphone outputs, each with state-of-the-art AD/DA converters. The MT 48’s connectivity may be expanded via ADAT / S/PDIF and AES67; a MIDI interface is also integrated. Four separate monitor mixes can be controlled directly on the unit via touchscreen. On-board processing includes a fully parametric 4-band EQ and a 3-way dynamics processor (gate/compressor/limiter) per channel as well as a high-quality reverb. So musicians get inspiring sound for top performances. And there is still plenty of DSP power for future developments.
RECORD WITH OR WITHOUT EFFECTS. OR BOTH!
The MT 48 is an audio interface and digital mixing desk in one. You can use its DSP processing for monitoring only, or you can print effects while recording. Or both at the same time! Thanks to the unique Dual Output Technology, wet and dry signals can be recorded simultaneously via separate driver channels. So, if necessary, you can fall back on an unprocessed backup.
A NEW USER EXPERIENCE
Despite its enormous scope of features, the MT 48 always remains easy to operate. All settings can be made on the device itself via the built-in touchscreen. The perfect monitor mix is just a touch away! Simply use your fingers to adjust pan pots, channel faders, and much more, without having to switch to a mixer software on your computer. The MT 48 can even be operated stand-alone as a mixing console.
The MT 48 leaves nothing to be desired: audio quality at the highest level, built-in DSP processing, comprehensive expandability, and convenient operation via touchscreen. The MT 48 is the missing link in the Neumann universe, connecting microphones, loudspeakers, and headphones to create the perfect studio.
- Class-leading AD-converter resolution with a dynamic range of 136 dB
- 2 premium-quality mic/line preamps, 2 pristine line/instrument inputs
- 4 line/monitor outputs
- 2 ultra-low impedance headphone outputs with adjustable crossfeed
- ADAT / S/PDIF optical I/O, AES67, MIDI/GPIO
- Two driver outputs per input channel for pre-FX and/or post-FX recording
- Intuitive touchscreen user interface
As an industry professional, you might wonder, “Really, Neumann, aren’t there enough audio interfaces already on the market?” We have a solid answer: No. There is nothing like the MT 48. Resellers will love it for the additional volume in a market segment that only appears to be saturated – and users will love it for the unrivaled perfection it brings to their signal chains.
Because the truth is: No other audio interface can fully translate the quality of our microphones – and rarely do they deliver the pristine audio our monitors and headphones expect. While you are working with the best input and output gear available, you are losing potential in between. Not anymore! The MT 48 completes the ideal signal chain: Uncompromised sound quality from the sound source to your ear – without any bottlenecks.
Here’s an example. Neumann microphones offer a dynamic range of up to 131 dB(A). Yet audio interfaces, so far, offer only 123 dB(A). The MT 48 has four times the resolution: 136 dB(A)! It also delivers more gain than its competitors: Up to 78 dB. So, you do not only get the best out of Neumann condensers but any microphone, even low output ribbons. The same goes for the output side: The MT 48 comes with powerful, ultra-low impedance headphone outputs. Offering better performance than competing devices – and even many external headphone amps. So, you’ll always get the best out of any headphones, including, of course, Neumann’s NDH line.
But it is not only premium sound quality that users need. With musicians becoming their own engineers, ease of use is a crucial factor. Not only for the user but also in sales. While most audio interfaces require a controller application on the computer, the MT 48 features a high-resolution touchscreen with an intuitive user interface. No more switching between hardware and software – all settings are made on the device itself.
In fact, the MT 48 is also a fully-featured digital mixing console. Equipped with a powerful DSP, the MT 48 features sophisticated EQ and dynamics processing in every channel. Plus reverb for inspiring monitor mixes. As a unique feature, the MT 48 offers Pre-FX and Post-FX recording – at the same time! We call this Dual Output Technology. With four analog inputs and eight analog output channels, the MT 48 has everything you need for personal recording. And it can be expanded via ADAT / S/PDIF and AES67/RAVENNA to accommodate larger setups, using, for instance, Neumann AES67 speakers and Merging Technologies AES67 converters.
Speaking of which: This product would not exist without the passion and excellence of our partners, friends, and now colleagues at Merging Technologies. The Swiss team has a worldwide reputation for high-end audio devices, and we cannot wait to introduce our next collaborations on digital workstreams. Neumann’s first audio interface is finally here. The MT 48 is the new benchmark: unrivaled sound, unmatched specs, intuitive user interface. It embodies what Neumann stands for superior quality – no worries.
Ease of use
The touch display gives access to all settings, and no software is needed.
DSP: Four internal mixers
With sophisticated EQ, dynamics processing, and reverb.
The MT 48’s connectivity may be expanded via ADAT / S/PDIF and AES67; a MIDI interface is also integrated.
Record raw and processed audio streams simultaneously
Unique dual output: You can record processed and unprocessed versions at the same time.
Analog to digital conversion: Class-leading
Greater dynamic range than even the best microphones. Leave headroom without signal loss.
In the box:
- 1x MT 48 Audio Interface
- 1x US Power Supply incl.
- USB-C Connection Cable
- 1x USB A Data Cable
- 1x USB C Data Cable
- 1x Softcase
- 1x Quick Guide
- 1x Safety Guide