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 …

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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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Chemical Brothers hit the road with MOTU gear

Following the release of their eighth studio album 'Born in the Echoes' earlier this year, the Chemical Brothers Live tour has been churning through daily music festival appearances and stadium dates promoting the seminal duo's "bold reinvention" of an evolving sound that spans a 25-year career full of multiple Grammy Awards, Top Ten singles and #1 albums. 

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Special pricing on the Encore Soundbank for a limited time

MOTU announces limited-time Black Friday pricing on the Bob Moog Foundation Encore Soundbank. The $99 library of over 200 sounds from rare vintage synthesizers and keyboards will be priced at $49 from Friday, November 27th through Friday, December 4th. Funding generated from the soundbank supports the Bob Moog Foundation’s expansion of its hallmark science and music education project, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool.

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MOTU Artist Spotlight: Grammy Award winner Mervyn Warren and DP9

Simply put, 5-time Grammy-Award winner and 10-time Grammy nominee Mervyn Warren is living The Dream. From his humble childhood in Huntsville, Alabama, learning piano at age 5 and writing songs by age 10, to his breakout role as a founding member and central creative force in the iconic a cappella group Take 6, Merv has skyrocketed to the very top of the music business, with countless credits as an accomplished film & TV composer, record producer, arranger, songwriter/lyricist, pianist and vocalist. Merv's credits read like a who’s-who of pop, R&B, jazz, and country with names like Whitney Houston, Boyz II …

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Introducing the MicroBook IIc

As the "c" appended to its name implies, the updated MicroBook IIc is now USB audio class compliant, which means that you can connect it to an Apple iPad with a standard Lightning to USB Camera Adapter for studio-grade audio I/O for your iPad music and audio apps. If you are serious about the music you make with your iPad and laptop, the MicroBook IIc offers the perfect combination of excellent analog audio quality, studio-grade connectivity and rugged, ultra-portable design and construction.

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MOTU and OS X El Capitan

Apple released OS X® El Capitan this week. MOTU has worked with Apple to ensure current MOTU products are compatible with OS X El Capitan, and to provide a smooth transition for your MOTU products when you upgrade to OS X El Capitan.

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