Introducing two new audio interfaces: the 624 and 8A

MOTU is now shipping the 624 and 8A, two portable audio interfaces with Thunderbolt and USB3 connectivity for Mac and Windows. As their names imply, the 624 and 8A are half-rack counterparts to MOTU's award-winning, flagship 1248 and 16A interfaces. But make no mistake, these two compact versions pack serious punch when it comes to superb analog audio quality and advanced features.

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Introducing the UltraLite-mk4

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, MOTU's award-winning UltraLite audio interface lineup has a new family member: the all-new UltraLite-mk4, with 18 inputs and 22 outputs for a total of 40 simultaneous I/O channels. With exceptional analog audio quality, DSP mixing, wireless control and new optimized low-latency drivers, the UltraLite-mk4 is sure to become another MOTU classic.

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MOTU and OS X Sierra

Apple released OS X® Sierra (version 10.12) today. MOTU has worked with Apple to ensure current MOTU products are compatible with OS X Sierra, and to provide a smooth transition for your MOTU products when you upgrade to OS X Sierra.

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Digital Performer 9.1 is now shipping

Summer is sizzling and so is Digital Performer 9.1, now shipping as a free update for all DP9 owners. If you don't own DP yet, you can run the free download as a 30-day trial version. The 9.1 release introduces two new plug-ins, significant performance optimizations and dozens of workflow enhancements.

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On tour with Digital Performer

Greg Rule is a former Keyboard magazine editor who transitioned to a career on the road ten years ago. Over the past decade, he has toured with the Eagles, Michael Jackson (Cirque du Soleil), Van Halen and others. He’s currently on tour with Foreigner. Through it all, Greg has relied on Digital Performer and MOTU hardware, day in and day out, in a high-pressure backstage world where his backline computer rig connects intimately with the artists and band members on stage, where failure is simply not an option, and where sheer panic is never more than a split second away. In his own words below, Greg shares how his MOTU gear has helped him achieve success over ten years of live touring.

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MOTU announces Windows Thunderbolt support at Musikmesse 2016

Musikmesse 2016 is in the books. This major European trade show in Frankfurt, Germany featured a completely new layout in Halls 8 through 11, lots of walking for show-goers and open doors to the public all four days. The MOTU booth buzzed with in-depth demos, live music performances recorded on-the-fly into Digital Performer and a significant product announcement for MOTU hardware users.

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Major firmware update adds new features and groundbreaking connectivity

Firmware update 1.2.5 is now available for the 1248, 8M, 16A and other latest-generation MOTU audio interfaces, including the UltraLite AVB. A free download that's easy to install, this major firmware upgrade offers significant new features, including another industry first for MOTU and a milestone for pro audio: a whole new way to connect an audio interface to a Mac.

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MOTU demos from NAMM 2016

Thanks to record-breaking attendance at this year's NAMM show and a full schedule of presentations, the MOTU booth was as busy as it's ever been. We'd like to thank everyone who stopped by to say hello, talk shop and watch a demo. There's nothing more exciting to us than sharing the latest MOTU news with all of you at the show. As usual, the full complement of MOTU gear was on display. Composers Joey Newman, David Das and Frank Ferrucci shared insights into their Digital Performer workflows for film scoring and music production. MOTU's Matt LaPoint gave packed booth audiences an exciting preview of new features in DP9, plus new audio interface features coming in a firmware update. On Saturday, Jacob Collier stunned the MOTU booth audience with his incredible solo performance (voice and piano). Watch these videos to relive the excitement and take a deep dive into all the latest MOTU developments.

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MOTU at NAMM 2016

NAMM 2016 (#namm2016) will be held this Thursday through Sunday (January 21-24) at the Anaheim Convention Center. MOTU (Hall A, booth 6410) will be running a full schedule of product demonstrations each day, featuring NEW product updates and special guests, including composer and producer David Das, film composers Joey Newman and Frank Ferrucci, and musical phenom Jacob Collier, the one-man multi-instrumentalist who has dazzled millions of youtube viewers with his unique and fathomless talent.

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