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.
On the first day of the show, MOTU announced a new Windows ASIO driver for its latest-generation audio interfaces, including the 1248, 16A, 8M and 112D.
Rewritten from the ground up for today's ultrafast PCs and modern Windows architecture, the new high-performance driver includes support for Thunderbolt audio I/O on Windows and best-in-class round trip latency (RTL) for both Thunderbolt and USB Windows operation.
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When the driver ships later this Spring, you will be able to connect your Thunderbolt-equipped MOTU audio interface (1248, 16A, 8M or 112D) directly to the Thunderbolt port on a PC laptop or desktop computer and enjoy up to 128 channels of simultaneous audio input and output with any ASIO-compatible host software.
The new MOTU ASIO driver supports all latest-generation MOTU audio interfaces (equipped with AVB/TSN networking) and will be made available to all MOTU users as a free download during Q2, 2016 at motu.com/avb.
New Thunderbolt and USB drivers
Beta release now available:
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MOTU gear was on full display in Frankfurt.