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Motu 4 PRE - FireWire/USB2 6 x 8 compact audio interface with four mic preamps and mixing

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STL Pro Audio is very proud to announce that we are now the exclusive distributor for MOTU in New Zealand! This means better pricing, support, demos and stock in NZ. Please contact with any questions about MOTU or finding the right model for you. Call (04) 8015602 or email sales@stlaudio.co.nz

Motu 4 Pre 

6-channel USB/FireWire Audio Interface with 4 x Microphone Preamplifiers

Quality Sound Meets Maximum Convenience!

Portability, flexibility, and convenient simplicity - MOTU's 4pre hybrid recording interface gives you all of this and more. Whether you have a FireWire-equipped Mac laptop or a PC tower with USB ports, recording with your MOTU 4pre couldn't be easier. Like the name suggests, the 4pre sports four studio-quality microphone preamplifiers. What's more, each input features a combo jack, giving you inputs for your mics, instruments, and line-level sources. And housed in a handy all-metal half-rack chassis, the MOTU 4pre is ready to go where the music takes you.

MOTU 4pre Hybrid USB/FireWire Interface at a Glance:

  • Total modular flexibility
  • Studio-grade sound
  • Flexible integrated mix engine
  • Control CueMix with your iPad

Total modular flexibility

Do you prefer a handy desktop interface, or do you need an on-the-go solution for mobile recording? Either way, the MOTU 4pre will easily accommodate your needs. High-speed USB 2.0 lets you connect the 4pre to any computer out there, and if your laptop has FireWire onboard, then you can even bus power it for convenient mobile recording. What's more, the 4pre comes with a complete rackmounting kit, so you can mount it in a half-width rack, or link it with another half-rack-size MOTU piece and rackmount them together.

Studio-grade sound

Of course, no audio interface is worth investing in unless it sounds good. The 4pre comes equipped with (as the name suggests) four of MOTU's top-quality microphone preamplifiers. What's great about these preamps is that their incredibly clear, with extremely low noise or distortion. That lets you records anything from vocals to high-gain guitar amps, and tweak the tone to taste later.

Flexible integrated mix engine

 The CueMix FX mixing software lets you fully tweak the 4pre's 8-bus mix engine down at the hardware level - way before the signal reaches your DAW. That's right, we said an 8-bus mix engine. This lets you control the mix volume independently of the input gain, so you can monitor your inputs at the right level, without affecting your recording volume.

Control CueMix with your iPad

MOTU's CueMix FX software, the mixing software that drives the powerful routing of the 4pre, can be controlled from your iPad. MOTU created CueMix templates for the TouchOSC controller app, giving you complete control over your 4pre's mixing and effects processing over a Wi-Fi network. This means that when you're recording in your studio, you don't need to keep going back to your computer to adjust gain levels, change monitoring effects, or virtually anything else you rely on CueMix for.

MOTU 4pre Hybrid USB/FireWire Interface Features:

  • A great audio interface for desktop and laptop recording rigs
  • Compact and rugged all-metal chassis fits easily in a backpack, but comes with the hardware you need to rackmount it
  • 4 x ultra-clean and highly transparent microphone preamplifiers let you record without coloring your sound
  • All analog inputs are on combo jacks, providing you with the connectivity you need to record 2 x balanced line-level sources as well as 2 x hi-Z instrument sources
  • 2 x channels of S/PDIF I/O
  • 2 x independent headphone outputs make collaboration easy
  • Independent hands-on mixer lets you use the 4pre even without your computer
  • Connects via USB 2.0 or FireWire 400
  • CueMix software lets you control four mixes and 8 buses with simple tabbed interface (includes tuner, oscilloscope, real-time FFT, spectrogram waterfall, X-Y phase analysis, and other tools)
  • Functions as a stand-alone 4-channel mixer, even without a computer
  • Includes AudioDesk recording software

The MOTU 4pre is an audio interface that fits in any rig!MOTU have been manufacturing pro audio products since 1980 and are world renowned for their professional sounding feature rich products that also give you maximum bang for your buck!. Just google MOTU and you'll see these are the real deal and used worldwide. So for auction here: Motu 4 Pre 6 x 8 USB/Firewire Audio Interface. 


MOTU have been manufacturing pro audio products since 1980 and are world renowned for their professional sounding feature rich products that also give you maximum bang for your buck!. Just google MOTU and you'll see these are the real deal and used worldwide. 

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. 

This unit has so many features we can't fit them in this listing so please check the links: 

Motu site: http://www.motu.com/products/motuaudio/4pre 
Technical specs: http://www.motu.com/products/motuaudio/4pre/specs.html 
Live Monitoring software: http://www.motu.com/products/motuaudio/4pre/mixing.html 
Ships with Audio Desk software: http://www.motu.com/products/motuaudio/4pre/audiodesk.html 
Ships with extra features : http://www.motu.com/products/motuaudio/4pre/extras.html 

STL Pro Audio is again extremely proud to bring another world class pro audio brand to NZ. This time we bring you MOTU, direct from USA.

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MOTU 4PRE USB/Firewire Interface Video Demo - STL Audio 03:17

Watch this video to hear the amazing sound you can get recording exclusively with the MOTU 4PRE. See and hear a 'real life' example of how deep the 4PRE's functionality is and how professional the preamp's sound. In this video our performer Jonny Avery is using the 'Headphones' output and TK the engineer is using the 'Main' out headphone socket. All monitoring was done on board the 4PRE via it's built in DSP with ZERO latency. In this example we are using all 4 Pre amps. 1. Vocal Microphone - Lauten Atlantis FC-387. On forward setting. http://www.stlproaudio.co.nz/lauten-audio-atlantis-fc-387-large-diaphragm-fet-condenser-microphone/ 2. Acoustic 1 - Cascade Vin-Jet http://www.stlproaudio.co.nz/cascade-vin-jet-long-ribbon-microphone-w-lundahl/ 3. Acoustic 2 - Telefeunken M60 http://www.stlproaudio.co.nz/telefunken-elektroakustik-m60-cardioid-fet-pencil-condenser/ 4. Acoustic 3 - DI The 4PRE is a fantastic professional sounding interface that provides you with everything you need to record yourself or another performer. It provides additional features such as line outs and easily connects to your MAC/PC with either USB or Firewire. The 4PRE can be purchased in NZ from our e-store: http://www.stlproaudio.co.nz/motu-4-pre-firewire-usb2-6-x-8-compact-audio-interface-with-four-mic-preamps-and-mixing/ Filmed and recorded at our studio & showroom: http://www.thearmoury.co.nz/ Filmed, Edited, Recorded & Mixed by Troy Kelly (TKO) Special thanks to Jonny Avery for performing 'Home' https://m.facebook.com/siamesecharades/ Thanks for watching another STL Audio video demo.

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