MOTU has been in touch to tell us about the new version of their 828x audio interface with Thunderbolt technology.
A spokesperson had this to say, "The 828x connects to a Mac or PC computer with ultra-fast Thunderbolt or hi-speed USB 2.0 and delivers DSP effects and mixing for all 28 inputs and 30 outputs with 32-bit floating point processing. Effects include classic reverb, modeled analog EQ, and vintage compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A. Two mic/guitar 'combo' style inputs provide transparent preamps, true hi-Z guitar input, and hardware limited signal overloaded protection. All analog inputs offer digitally controlled analog trim."
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