MOTU 112D Thunderbolt and USB Audio Interface With AVB Networking and DSP (112 x 112)
Product #33711 | SKU 9345 | Motu
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Overview

112 Channels of Digital Audio I/O, 24 Channels of AES/EBU I/O

Description

The D112 from MOTU is a digital audio interface, router, format convertor, and stand-alone mixer offering 224 channels of simultaneous inputs and outputs with Thunderbolt, AVB Ethernet, and USB connectivity. The 1U 19" rackmountable device features 24 channels of AES/EBU I/O and 24 channels of ADAT optical I/O, plus 64 channels of MADI I/O. Additional I/O can be added to the system through AVB networking.

The audio interface serves as a flexible 64-channel MADI interface, router, and convertor with low-latency and flexible routing/splitting to and from the AVB network, computer, AES/EBU, and optical formats. Three 8-channel D-sub connectors supply 24 channels of AES/EBU, while six banks of ADAT support up to 24 channels of optical I/O at 96 kHz.

Using Thunderbolt connectivity, the audio interface can stream 128 audio channels in and 128 channels out to the interface's physical outputs, the DSP-powered 48-channel mixer, or AVB audio network streams. The interface can also use high speed USB 2.0 (3.0 compatible) using class compliant drivers to work with most digital audio workstations.

The 48-channel digital mixer can mix physical inputs on the interface, audio channels from your host computer software, AVB audio network streams, or mixer outputs. It features seven stereo auxiliary busses, three groups, a reverb bus that can serve as an alternate 4th group, a main mix bus, and a separate monitor bus that can function as a solo buss.

The mixer includes 32-bit floating point precision DSP-powered models of three British analogue console AEQ profiles, a classic compressor module with optional peak/RMS operation, and a model of the legendary Teletronix LA-2A optical levelling amplifier with automatic gain control (AGC) characteristics. Each input channel strip features a high-pass filter, a gate, a four-band parametric AEQ, and a compressor.

The device's digital routing matrix allows you to route any source signal including digital interface input, computer channel, mixer bus output, or network stream to any destination such as an interface output, host software input, mixer input, or any other device (or computer) on the AVB network. A single input or stereo pair can also be split and sent to multiple destinations.

This interface features an AVB Ethernet port that adopts the AVB industry networking standard for transporting high-bandwidth, low-latency audio and video over Ethernet. It was developed by the IEEE and enables connection to a second MOTU AVB audio interface (1248, 8M, or 16A) via a CAT-5E or CAT-6 Ethernet cable. The standard is open meaning it is not proprietary and will allow for open interoperability across different devices and brands.

The system can be further expanded through connection to a MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately), for five total devices and the capacity to stream over 512 channels on the network. Sixteen 8-channel network streams may be broadcast while simultaneously listening to sixteen 8-channel network streams. The AVB network provides its own network-wide time base for phase locking all connected devices and also allows one of the connected devices to be assigned as the master clock. An added benefit of the AVB network standard is the automatic device discovery for self-configuration, 100 metre cable runs, as well as the system's Stream Reservation Protocol which provides guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) and an uninterrupted point-to-point network connection.

The audio interface's on-board DSP, mixing, device settings, and network audio routing can all be controlled through a web application running on a web browser from a laptop, tablet, or smartphone connected by wire or Wi-Fi to your local area network. This allows the interface to be controlled using Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android devices provided they share the same network. By connecting an Apple Airport or other Wi-Fi router directly to the interface with a standard Ethernet cable, the mixing and DSP controls of the interface can be managed using a smartphone or tablet, without the need for a computer. This is useful for situations such as mixing live sound. A total of up to 12 independent stereo mixes can all be independently controlled by different engineers or musicians via Wi-Fi connected iPhones or iPads.

The device includes a collection of quick setup presets designed for different applications in the studio, on stage, or for installed sound such as a recording interface or network snake. Presets can be customised using the digital routing matrix as well as saved for future recall.

Features

112 Simultaneous Digital Audio Channels

24 channels of AES/EBU, plus 24 channels of ADAT optical, plus 64 channels of MADI, for 112 total channels digital audio I/O. All input and output channels can be active simultaneously

64 Channels of MADI

Serves as a 64-channel MADI interface, router and convertor with near-zero latency and flexible routing and splitting to/from the AVB network, computer, AES/EBU and optical. Supports 56-channel mode, 32-channel mode and 1x/2x/4x clock modes

24 Channels of AES/EBU and ADAT Optical Up to 96 kHz

Three 8-channel (D-sub) banks of AES/EBU at sample rates up to 96 kHz. Three 8-channel banks of ADAT optical at rates up to 48 kHz; six banks of ADAT at 2x sample rates (24 channels)

Flexible Routing, Splitting and Format Conversion

Send any input to any output, or multiple outputs. Includes routing to and from the computer, plus any devices on the AVB network. Convert any format to any other

Universal Connectivity

Connects to computer with Thunderbolt or high-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0) with class-compliant firmware and industry standard drivers to work with any audio software

On-Board DSP With Mixing And Effects

Provides flexible 48-input digital mixer modelled after large format mixing consoles with 12 stereo busses and DSP effects including reverb, 4-band AEQ, gate, and compression

32-Bit Floating Point Processing

Provides ample headroom for mixing and effects DSP

Modelled Vintage Effects Processing

Provides classic reverb, compression modelled after historic LA-2A compressor, and AEQ modelled after analogue console EQs

System Expansion and Audio Networking

Allows you to add a 2nd MOTU AVB interface (1248, 8M, or 16A) with a Cat-5e or Cat-6 Ethernet cable and up to five devices using a MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately). Multiple interfaces can be networked together with over 100 metre cable runs to stream audio between devices and computers on the network

Matrix Routing and Splitting

Provides flexible digital matrix routing and splitting for any analogue or digital input, computer channel or network stream to any computer, output, or network devices. A single input can be split to multiple output destinations

256 Channels of Network Audio I/O To Host Computer

Allows monitoring and recording of up to 128 network audio channels in and 128 network channels out through a Thunderbolt connection to a host computer

Web App Control

Controls on-board DSP, mixing, device settings, and network audio routing from web app software running in a web browser on a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone connected by a wire or Wi-Fi to your local area network

Stand-alone Mixing With Wireless Control

Allows you to connect an Apple Airport or other Wi-Fi router directly to the audio interface with a standard Ethernet cable and control the device's mixing and DSP effects from a smartphone or tablet, without a computer such as in live sound mixing applications

Comprehensive Metering

Features large backlit 324 x 24 LCD that allows you to view all signal activity at a glance with detailed metering of analogue and digital I/O, as well as access to hardware settings from font panel GUI

AudioDesk

Includes AudioDesk workstation software for Mac and Windows with 24-bit recording, sample-accurate editing and 32-bit mixing and mastering

Specifications

Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
Digital I/O 3x 8-ch banks (24 ch) of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates
6x 4-ch banks (24 ch) of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates
3x 8-ch banks (24 ch) of AES/EBU on 25-pin D-sub
1x BNC MADI in/out (64/56 ch @ 1x, 32 @ 2x, 16 @ 4x)
Total I/O Channels 112 inputs and 112 outputs (224 total) at 1x sample rates
80 inputs and 80 outputs (160 total) at 2x sample rates
16 inputs and 16 outputs (32 total) at 4x sample rates
Computer I/O 1x Thunderbolt (compatible with 1 and 2)
1x USB 2.0 audio class compliant (USB 3.0 and iOS compatible)
1x AVB Ethernet (requires OS X Yosemite)
Sync 1x word clock in
1x word clock out/through
Front Panel 5x switches • menu navigation
324 x 24 pixel LCD for level metres / menu nav
1x AC power switch
Mac Requirements 1 GHz Intel-based Mac or faster
2 GB RAM, 4 GB or more recommended
Mac OS X version 10.8 or later
Available Thunderbolt or high-speed USB 2.0 port
A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
*AVB Ethernet audio interface operation requires OS X Yosemite
Windows Requirements 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster
2 GB RAM, 4 GB or more recommended
Windows 7 or later
Available USB 2.0 or 3.0 port
Available Ethernet port for firmware updates
A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
Web App Support Any Web Client Platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
Any Web Browser: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Explorer
Web client must be connected to the same network as the MOTU AVB interface by wire or Wi-Fi.
Operating Systems For computer audio I/O: Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 7 or later
For web app control: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
Mac Compatible Core Audio Drivers for Mac OS X
MOTU Digital Performer
Avid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)
Apple Logic Pro
Apple Logic Express
Apple Garage Band
Apple SoundTrack Pro
Ableton Live
Propellerhead Record and Reason
Steinberg Cubase
Cockos Reaper
Native Instruments Kontakt
Waves Stand-Alone Apps (and plug-ins via compatible host)
Windows Compatible WAVE and ASIO drivers for Windows 7 and 8
MOTU Digital Performer
Avid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)
Ableton Live
Cakewalk Sonar
Steinberg Cubase
Propellerhead Record and Reason
Image Line FL Studio
Sony Vegas Pro
Sony Sound Forge
Sony Acid
Cockos Reaper
Native Instruments Kontakt
Waves stand-alone apps (and plug-ins via compatible host)
Power International 100 to 240 VAC autoswitching supply 50/60 Hz
0.5 A max
Current Draw 0.5 A max
Rackmountable 1U
Dimensions Not specified by the manufacturer
Weight Not specified by the manufacturer

Australian Shipping Via DHL
DHL offers a great express shipping service to Australia from New Zealand. We are proud to be able to offer express shipping to main cities on the east coast of Australia, within the same timeframe ( If not quicker ) than local Australian courier companies. Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, service standards for these main centers was overnight. However these services have been impacted greatly, and as such the overnight service has been suspended. Overnight shipping will likely resume once things have returned to normal.

Qualifying main centers include:

  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Adelaide

Whilst this service is extremely efficient and will likely be delivered within 1-2 days 99.9% of the time, it cannot be guaranteed. In the case where something were to go wrong with your delivery and it doesn’t arrive within the specified time frame, in most cases it will be delivered by the next day.

While not all major cities are eligible for overnight delivery, they still benefit from this great service. Other centers throughout Australia will have a typical delivery ETA of 2-4 days. (Excluding rural delivery address where this ETA can be extended to an additional three or more days).

If you require urgent shipping and you don’t reside in one of the cities stated above, please contact us and we can find a solution that works best for you.

Please Note: Shipping via DHL is not available to PO boxes and/ or parcel boxes etc.

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Details

  • Product: MOTU 112D Thunderbolt and USB Audio Interface With AVB Networking and DSP (112 x 112)
  • Manufacturer: Motu
  • Model: 112D
  • SKU: 9345
  • RM Product #: 33711

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