updated 01:25 pm EDT, Tue May 13, 2003
MOTU today announced the , a single rack-space, FireWire audio interface for Macintosh and Windows computers. The 828mkII replaces the 828 model, adding new features, including more simultaneous inputs (20) and outputs (22), 24-bit 96kHz operation, 8-bus monitor mixing with front panel LCD programming, stand-alone operation, front-panel mic/guitar/instrument inputs with preamps and sends, SMPTE time code sync and MIDI input/output. The 828mkII offers DSP-driven digital mixing and monitoring for all 20 inputs, supports up to four separate stereo monitor mixes assigned to any four digital or analog output pairs, and has a new "CueMix Bounce Back" feature that lets the user route one of the four CueMix DSP mixes back to the computer. It is due in the second quarter for $800.