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Another #1 album for MOTU

According to Billboard magazine, "After more than 30 years on the charts, comedian-singer 'Weird Al' Yankovic earns his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as 'Mandatory Fun' debuts atop the list [for the week ending July 20, 2014]. The album is the first comedy set to top the chart since 1963, and logs the largest sales week for a comedy album since 1994." MOTU user Jim Kimo West, who plays guitar and programs synths for 'Weird Al', explains how MOTU products helped produce yet another #1 album.

  • Published: 2014-08-27 11:52:24

Introducing the 1248, 8M and 16A

MOTU is pleased to announce three new high-end Thunderbolt™ audio interfaces: the 1248, 8M and 16A. The culmination of years of R&D, each interface delivers a wide range of analog and digital I/O, superb A/D/A conversion with exceptionally high dynamic range, 48-channel mixing and DSP effects processing, universal connectivity to your computer, and audio networking for system expansion. The 1248, 8M and 16A give you everything you need to turn your computer into a world-class recording studio.

  • Published: 2014-07-22 15:25:03

MOTU Artist Spotlight: Jim Watson, Renaissance Man

Jim Watson could best be described as a self-made Renaissance Man, having mastered the many roles required to be successful in today's music and audio production scene. With a degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Jim headed to LA and landed in Venice, where he has been involved in projects from album production to theater sound. In this brief interview, Jim reflects on how Digital Performer helps him achieve such flexibility and diversity in his daily music-making activities.

  • Published: 2014-05-30 16:33:02

BPM update with Pro Tools AAX support

BPM 1.5.3 is now shipping. This maintenance update includes many enhancements, such as AAX support for Pro Tools 11, and it is recommended for all BPM users for Mac and Windows.

  • Published: 2014-05-21 16:53:26

MachFive 3, MicroBook II, and internet sensation Lindsey Stirling

Violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer Lindsey Stirling is certainly a social media sensation if there ever was one. After catching the nation's attention with her electrifying dub-step violin dance performances on NBC's hit show America's Got Talent in 2010, Lindsey turned to Youtube, Facebook and Twitter to build an audience of millions of fans worldwide, with well over half a billion views on youtube and counting. Lindsey is now preparing for her 2nd full-length album release and 2014 world tour. Through it all, Lindsey's keyboard player, Jason "Gavi" Gaviati has relied on MachFive 3 and the MicroBook II for Lindsey's dynamic stage performances and songwriting process on the tour bus.

  • Published: 2014-04-18 14:05:59