The M64 is a flexible MADI interface, router, repeater, splitter, converter and mixer with AVB/TSN networking. Routes MADI digital audio streams in various environments.
High-performance computer connectivity
New, optimized drivers for both Mac and PC deliver ultra-low latency performance. With a high-performance DAW such as Digital Performer, the M64 delivers an astonishing round trip latency (RTL) of 1.70 ms (milliseconds) on OS X and 1.71 ms on Windows over USB (at 96 kHz with a 32-sample host buffer).
The ultimate MADI converter, router, splitter and repeater
Send any input to any output, or split to multiple output channels. Convert optical MADI to coaxial MADI. Route MADI streams to and from the computer, plus any devices on the AVB/TSN network.
256 channels of MADI I/O
Optical MADI (64 channels in and out), plus independent coaxial/BNC MADI (64 channels in and out) with extra duplicate output, in all standard formats and sample rates.
Flexible repeater, router, converter and splitter
Send any input to any output, or split to multiple output channels. Convert optical MADI to coax MADI. Includes routing to and from the computer, plus any devices on the AVB-TSN network.
Stand-alone operation with wireless control
Connect a standard Wi-Fi router with a standard Ethernet cable for wireless control of device settings, routing/splitting, powerful 48-channel mixing and DSP effects.
DSP mixing and effects processing
Flexible 48-input digital mixer with 7 stereo aux busses, 3 stereo groups, access to 64 network inputs, and DSP effects, including reverb, 4-band EQ, gate and compression.
Ultra-low latency and proven, high-performance MOTU drivers
Universal connectivity over high-speed USB 2.0 (3.0 and iOS compatible) and AVB. Renowned drivers deliver industry-leading low latency and rock solid performance.
Convenient headphone monitoring
Assignable front-panel headphone output with volume control allows for monitoring of any stereo channel pair.
Word clock I/O
Standard word clock input and output for resolving to other digital audio gear or house sync.
The full-color LCD lets you view all signal activity at a glance with detailed metering for all I/O. Access hardware settings from a simple and convenient menu.
Modeled vintage effects processing
Classic reverb. Compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A compressor. EQ modeled after British analog console EQs.
Web app control from any device
Control everything from your favorite web browser on a laptop, tablet and smartphone connected to your local Wi-Fi network.
Add a 2nd MOTU AVB-equipped interface with a simple CAT-5e ethernet cable. Connect up to five MOTU interfaces using a MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately).
AVB-TSN audio networking
Build a network with multiple interfaces and computers using standard AVB-TSN switches and network cabling, with ultra-low network latency, even over long cable runs (100 meters point to point). Stream hundreds of audio channels among devices and computers on the network.
Audio analysis tools
includes a full-screen real-time FFT display, spectrogram "waterfall" display, full-featured oscilloscope, X-Y plot and phase analyzer.
Includes AudioDesk workstation software for Mac and Windows with 24-bit recording, sample-accurate editing and 32-bit mixing and mastering.
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
1x BNC MADI in2x BNC MADI out (mirrored)1x optical MADI in/out64/56 ch @ 1x, 32/28 @ 2x, 16/14 @ 4x
128 in / 128 out (256 total) at 1x sample rates64 in / 64 out (128 total) at 2x sample rates32 in / 32 out (64 total) at 4x sample rates
1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliantUSB 3.0 and iOS compatible
Computer I/O channels
64 in/out at 1x (44.1 to 48 kHz)32 in/out at 2x (88.2 to 96 kHz)24 in/out at 4x (176.4 to 192 kHz)
1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable)Front panel 1 x 1/4" TRS headphone output4x switches for menu navigation160 x 128 RGB LCD for level meters / menu
External 12-18V DC power supply1.0A max . tip pos or neg
Dimensions and weight (width x depth x height, enclosure only)
8.6 x 7 x 1.75 inches22 x 17.75 x 4.5 cm2.0 lbs / 0.9 kg
Mac System Requirements
1 GHz Intel-based Mac or faster2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommendedMac OS X version 10.8 or laterAvailable USB 2.0 or 3.0 portA large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
Windows System Requirements
1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommendedWindows 7, 8 or 10Available USB 2.0 or 3.0 portA large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
Web App Support
Any web client platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, AndroidAny web browser: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Explorer, etc.
MOTU Discovery App for Mac & PC (finds connected MOTU interfaces)MOTU Discovery App for iOS (available from Apple App Store)MOTU Pro Audio Control web app (served from the hardware itself)MOTU Audio Tools (FFT, oscilloscope, X-Y plot, phase analyzer)AudioDesk 4.0 for Mac & PC (separate download)
For computer audio I/O: Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 7 or laterFor web app control: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
Compatible Mac Software
The M64 ships with standard Core Audio drivers for Mac OS X for compatibility with virtually all Core Audio-compatible apps, including:
MOTU Digital PerformerAvid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)Apple Logic ProApple Logic ExpressApple Garage BandApple SoundTrack ProAbleton LivePresonus Studio OnePropellerhead Record & ReasonSteinberg CubaseCockos ReaperNative Instruments KontaktWaves stand-alone apps (and plug-ins, via compatible host)
Compatible Windows Software
The M64 ships with standard ASIO and Wave drivers for Windows 7, 8 and 10 for compatibility with virtually all ASIO- and Wave-compatible audio apps, including:
MOTU Digital PerformerAvid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)Ableton LiveCakewalk SonarCockos ReaperImage Line FL StudioNative Instruments KontaktPresonus Studio OnePropellerhead Record & ReasonSony Vegas ProSony Sound ForgeSony AcidSteinberg CubaseWaves stand-alone apps (and plug-ins, via compatible host)
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