Top Thunderbolt Audio Interfaces
Top Thunderbolt Audio Interfaces

Top 25+ Thunderbolt Audio Interfaces 2021

We have created for you a rating of the Best 25 Thunderbolt Audio Interfaces

Equipment list navigation:

  1. Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Duo Heritage
  2. Universal Audio Apollo x8 Heritage Edition
  3. Universal Audio Apollo X4 Heritage Edition
  4. Apogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB 16×16
  5. Antelope Discrete 4 Synergy Core
  6. Steinberg AXR4
  7. Apogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB Chassis
  8. Apogee Symphony I/O MKII TB 2×6 SE
  9. Universal Audio Apollo Twin X Quad Heritage
  10. RME Fireface UFX+
  11. MOTU 16A AVB
  12. Universal Audio Apollo Solo TB3 Heritage Ed.
  13. Universal Audio Apollo x16 Heritage Edition
  14. Universal Audio Apollo Twin X Duo Heritage Ed.
  15. MOTU 1248 AVB
  16. MOTU 624 AVB
  17. MOTU 828ES
  18. Presonus Quantum
  19. MOTU 8M AVB
  20. MOTU HDx-SDi Thunderbolt
  21. MOTU 112D AVB
  22. Apogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB 8×8
  23. Antelope Discrete 4 Synergy Cor B-Stock
  24. Apogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB 8+8mp
  25. Presonus Quantum B-Stock

1. Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Duo Heritage

Universal Audio Apollo Twin MKII Duo Heritage

2 x 6 Desktop Thunderbolt Audio Interface

  • Heritage Edition
  • With 2 SHARC DSPs to process the UAD plug-ins without strain on the CPU of the host computer
  • 24 bit / 192 kHz
  • Unison technology for modelling classic tube and transistor-based preamplifiers, guitar amps, and stomp boxes
  • Integrated talkback microphone
  • Monitoring functions such as: Monitor remote control and controls for Mono, Mute, DIM, and ALT monitors
  • 2 Unison microphone / Line combo inputs: XLR / 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Line outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • Hi-Z instrument input and headphone output: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Digitally controlled analogue monitor outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • Optical digital input: S/PDIF / ADAT
  • Thunderbolt connection
  • Power supply connector: 12 V DC
  • For Mac OS and Windows
  • Includes software bundle Desktop Heritage Edition and Realtime Analog Classics

Note: Thunderbolt cable is not included


2. Universal Audio Apollo x8 Heritage Edition

Universal Audio Apollo x8 Heritage Edition

18 x 24 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

  • 24 bit / 192 kHz
  • Compatible with Thunderbolt 2 with optional Thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter (not included)
  • Support of surround formats up to 7.1, with speaker calibration and downmix
  • Dual crystal clocking for low-jitter environment and clean, artifact-free recordings and stable stereo imaging
  • 6-Core SHARC DSP for internal UAD real-time processing
  • 4 Unison microphone preamplifiers
  • 4 Microphone inputs: XLR
  • 2 Hi-Z inputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 8 Line inputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Monitor outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 8 Line outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • S/PDIF coaxial input and output
  • 2 ADAT inputs and outputs
  • BNC Word clock input and output
  • 2 Stereo headphone ports: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • +48 V Phantom power
  • Pad
  • Low-cut
  • Phase reverse
  • Switch for monitor switchover
  • Function key can be assigned to Dim or Mono
  • LED Meter
  • Integrated talkback microphone
  • Support of surround formats up to 7.1, with speaker calibration and downmix
  • Dual crystal clocking for low-jitter environment and clean, artifact-free recordings and stable stereo imaging
  • For Mac/Windows
  • Up to 4 Apollos with Thunderbolt cascading connection
  • Design: 19″ / 1U
  • Includes external power supply and software bundle Rackmount Heritage Edition & Realtime Analog Classics Plus

3. Universal Audio Apollo X4 Heritage Edition

Universal Audio Apollo X4 Heritage Edition

12×18 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

  • With UAD-2 Quad-core processor for virtually latency-free recordings via plug-in emulations of classic compressors, EQs, tape recorders, microphone preamplifiers, and guitar amplifiers
  • 24 bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converter
  • 4 Unison microphone preamplifiers
  • +48 V Phantom power
  • Integrated talkback microphone
  • Dynamic range: 127 dB
  • Monitor functions with controls for Mono, Mute, DIM, and ALT
  • Design: Desktop
  • Includes software bundles Rackmount Heritage edition & Realtime Analogue Classics Plus
  • Suitable case: Article Nr. 495524 (not included)

Technical Specifications:

  • 4 Microphone/Line combo inputs: XLR / 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Hi-Z instrument inputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 4 Line outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Monitor outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • ADAT/SPDIF optical input and output
  • 2 Stereo headphone outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • Thunderbolt 3 connector (thunderbolt cable is not included)
  • Input for external power supply
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 280 x 130 x 200 mm
  • Weight: 1 kg

4. Apogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB 16×16

Apogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB 16x16

Modular Audio Recording Interface

  • Chassis includes I / O module 16 x 16 analog I / O MK2
  • 1 Module slot for optional input / output modules
  • 1 Module slot for optional system expansion (eg
  • ProTools (HD)
  • Dual multi-function encoder
  • Intuitive user interface with touch display
  • 1 Independent headphone output
  • Stand-alone functionality
  • 2 Thunderbolt connections
  • Downward compatible with all I / O modules from the first generation Symphony
  • Compatibility: Thunderbolt Mac OS 10.9.5 and higher
  • Format: 19 “/ 2U
  • Dimensions: 450 x 292 x 89 mm

5. Antelope Discrete 4 Synergy Core

Antelope Discrete 4 Synergy Core

Thunderbolt / USB Audio Interface with 36 DSP and FPGA real-time effects

  • 2 DSP and 1 FPGA to process Antelope FX
  • 24 Bits / 192 kHz
  • Up to 121dB dynamic range
  • <1ms latency for monitoring, effects and microphone simulations
  • Antelope 64 bit acoustically focused clocking
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 261 x 208 x 44 mm
  • Weight: 1.7 kg
  • System requirements: Windows 10, OS X: 10.11 / 10.12 / 10.13
  • Incl. power supply and USB cable

Connections:

  • 2 Microphone / line / instrument inputs (XLR / TRS combo socket)
  • 2 Microphone / line inputs (XLR / TRS combo socket)
  • 4 Line outputs (6.3mm TRS jack)
  • 2 Monitor outputs (6.3mm TRS jack)
  • 4 Stereo headphone outputs (6.3mm TRS jack), each with its own volume control
  • ADAT input / output
  • S / P-Dif input / output (RCA)
  • 2 Wordclock outputs (BNC)
  • Thunderbolt and USB 2.0 port

Includes 36 real-time synergy core effects, modelled preamps, dynamics and equaliser:

  • Gyraf Gyratec IX (Tube Mic Preamp)
  • BA-31 (Mic Preamp)
  • VCA160 (Compressor)
  • Stay-Levin (Compressor)
  • FET-A76 (FET Compressor)
  • FeedForward Antelope Compressor (Compressor)
  • X903 (Compressor/Limiter)
  • Power EX (Expander)
  • VEQ-1A (Tube EQ)
  • VEQ-HLF (Passive High/Low Filter)
  • VMEQ (Tube EQ)
  • Clear Q (Parametric EQ)

Modelled guitar amplifiers and speakers:

  • Plexi 59 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Bass SuperTube VR (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Darkface 65 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Top30 Bright (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Tweed Deluxe (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Overange 120 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • BurnSphere Lead (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Marcus II Lead (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Modern CH3 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Rock 75 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Rock 22.10 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Darkface 65 2×12 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Bass SuperTube VR (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Darkface 65 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Top30 Bright (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Tweed Deluxe (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Overange 120 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • BurnSphere Lead (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Marcus II Lead (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Modern CH3 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Rock 75 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Rock 22.10 (Guitar Cabinet)

Additional effects:

  • Aura verb (reverb)
  • Power Gate

6. Steinberg AXR4

Steinberg AXR4

28 x 24 Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

  • 32-Bit integer / 384 kHz recording and playback
  • 4 AXR Hybrid Microphone Preamplifier with Rupert Neve Designs SILK Circuit Emulation
  • SSPLL technology for extremely low jitter values
  • DSPX chip and dspMixFX technology for latency-free monitoring with DSP-based effects
  • 28 x 24 Matrix mixer
  • 48V Phantom power
  • 2 Mic / Line / Instrument combo inputs: 6.3 mm XLR / jack
  • 2 Mic / Line combo inputs: 6.3 mm XLR / jack
  • 8 Line inputs: 6.3 mm Jack
  • 8 Line outputs: 6.3 mm Jack
  • 2 ADAT / S/PDIF inputs and outputs
  • AES/EBU Sub-D25
  • 2 Stereo headphone outputs: 6.3 mm Jack
  • MIDI input and output
  • 2 Thunderbolt 2 Connectors
  • BNC word clock input and output
  • LCD
  • Power supply connection
  • Up to three AXR4 cascadable
  • Design: 19″/1 U
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 480 x 45 x 378 mm
  • Weight: 4.6 kg
  • Includes Cubase AI version with full 32-bit support

7. Apogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB Chassis

Apogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB Chassis

Modular Audio Recording Interface with Thunderbolt

  • 2 Module slots for optional input / output modules
  • 1 Module slot for optional system expansion (eg ProTools HD)
  • Dual multi-function encoder
  • Intuitive user interface with touch display
  • 1 Independent headphone output
  • Stand-alone functionality
  • Word clock I / O
  • 2 Thunderbolt terminals
  • Backward compatible with all I / O modules from the first generation symphony
  • Compatibility: Thunderbolt Mac OS 10.9.5 and higher
  • Format: 19 “/ 2U
  • Dimensions: 450 x 292 x 89 mm

8. Apogee Symphony I/O MKII TB 2×6 SE

Apogee Symphony I/O MKII TB 2x6 SE

Modular Audio Recording Interface

  • AD / DA converter
  • Up to 192 kHz
  • Housing incl. Input / output module
  • Free installation slot for further I / O modules
  • Colour display

Connections:

  • 2 x Line input XLR balanced
  • 6 x Line output Sub-D25 balanced
  • AES input and output
  • S / PDIF input and output coxial / optical / ADAT
  • Wordclock input and output
  • Stereo headphone jack 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 x Thunderbolt connector (TB cable not included)
  • Dimensions: approx. 48.26 x 8.9 x 29.2 cm (W x H x D)

9. Universal Audio Apollo Twin X Quad Heritage

Universal Audio Apollo Twin X Quad Heritage

10×6 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

  • Heritage Edition
  • With UAD-2 Quad-core processor for virtually latency-free recordings via plug-in emulations of classic compressors, EQs, tape recorders, microphone preamplifiers, and guitar amplifiers
  • 24 bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converter
  • 2 Unison microphone preamplifiers
  • +48 V Phantom power
  • Integrated talkback microphone
  • Dynamic range: 127 dB
  • Monitor functions with controls for Mono, Mute, DIM, and ALT
  • Design: Desktop
  • For Mac OS and Windows
  • Includes software bundles Desktop Heritage Edition & Realtime Analog Classics

Technical Specifications:

  • 2 Microphone/Line combo inputs: XLR / 6.3 mm jack
  • Hi-Z instrument input: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Line outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Monitor outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • ADAT/SPDIF optical input
  • Stereo headphone output: 6.3 mm jack
  • Thunderbolt 3 connector (thunderbolt cable not included)
  • Input for external power supply

10. RME Fireface UFX+

RME Fireface UFX+

188 Channel USB and Thunderbolt Audio Interface

  • Up to 24 bit / 192 kHz
  • 94 input / 94 output channels
  • TotalMix FX software
  • Integrated monitor controller
  • SteadyClock
  • DIGICheck
  • Stand-alone operation with Setup Recall
  • Colour display on the front
  • 19″ / 1U
  • For Win 7/8/10
  • Mac OSX 10.6
  • Format: 19″/ 1U

Connections:

  • 12 Analogue inputs (1-8 balanced jack, 9-12 balanced XLR / jack combo)
  • 4 x Mic / Instrument Preamp (digitally controllable) with 48V phantom power individually switchable
  • 12 Analogue outputs (1-2 Main XLR balanced, output 3-8 jack balanced, 9/10 + 11/12 stereo)
  • 1 x AES / EBU I / O
  • 2 x ADAT I / O (or 1 x ADAT I / O plus 1x SPDIF I / O optical)
  • 2 x MADI I / O (optical & coaxial)
  • Wordclock I / O
  • 2 x MIDI I / O
  • 1 x Thunderbolt
  • 1 x USB 3.0

11. MOTU 16A AVB

MOTU 16A AVB

Audio Interface

  • Thunderbolt and USB 2.0 port as well as AVB connectivity
  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz
  • On-board DSP with digital mixer and effects – Classic Reverb, Compressor (modeled LA-2A), EQ (modeled British analog console EQ)
  • 324 x 24 LCD Display
  • 16 x Line input 6.3 mm
  • 16 x Balanced line output 6.3 mm
  • 2 x ADAT input and output with S-MUX
  • Word clock input and output
  • 1 x Stereo headphone output
  • Web App Control (remote control via laptop, tablet or smartphone)
  • AVB Ethernet Port
  • Format: 19″ / 1 HE
  • Includes: Audiodesk 4 Software

12. Universal Audio Apollo Solo TB3 Heritage Ed.

Universal Audio Apollo Solo TB3 Heritage Ed.

2 x 4 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

  • Heritage Edition
  • With a SHARC DSP to process the UAD plug-ins without straining the CPU of the host computer
  • For PC and Mac
  • 24 bit / 192 kHz
  • Unison technology for modelling classic tube and transistor-based preamplifiers
  • Guitar amps and stomp boxes
  • LED Meter
  • Pad switch
  • Low-cut
  • Phase reverse switch
  • Link function
  • 2 Microphone/Line combo inputs: XLR/Jack 6.3 mm
  • Hi-Z instrument input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Stereo headphone output: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Line outputs: 6.3 mm jack (L/R)
  • Requires Thunderbolt 3 connector, adapter are not supported
  • + 48 V Switchable phantom power
  • Powered with Thunderbolt
  • Includes software bundles, Desktop Heritage Edition & Realtime Analog Classics

Note: Thunderbolt cable is not included


13. Universal Audio Apollo x16 Heritage Edition

Universal Audio Apollo x16 Heritage Edition

18 x 20 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

  • Compatible with Thunderbolt 2 with optional Thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter (not included)
  • Support of surround formats up to 7.1, with speaker calibration and downmix
  • Dual crystal clocking for low-jitter environment and clean, artifact-free recordings and stable stereo imaging
  • 24 bit / 192 kHz
  • 6-Core SHARC DSP for internal UAD real-time processing
  • 16 Line inputs: Sub-D25
  • 2 Monitor outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 16 Line outputs: Sub-D25
  • AES/EBU input and output
  • BNC Word clock input and output
  • 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Switch for monitor switchover
  • Function key can be assigned to Dim or Mono
  • LED Meter
  • Integrated talkback microphone
  • Up to 4 Apollos with Thunderbolt cascading connection
  • Support of surround formats up to 7.1, with speaker calibration and downmix
  • Dual crystal clocking for low-jitter environment and clean, artifact-free recordings and stable stereo imaging
  • For Mac/Windows
  • Design: 19″ / 1U
  • Includes external power supply and software bundle Rackmount Heritage Edition & Realtime Analog Classics Plus

14. Universal Audio Apollo Twin X Duo Heritage Ed.

Universal Audio Apollo Twin X Duo Heritage Ed.

10×6 Thunderbolt 3 Audio Interface

  • Heritage Edition
  • With UAD-2 Duo-core processor for virtually latency-free recordings via plug-in emulations of classic compressors, EQs, tape recorders, microphone preamplifiers, and guitar amplifiers
  • 24 bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converter
  • 2 Unison microphone preamplifiers
  • +48 V Phantom power
  • Integrated talkback microphone
  • Dynamic range: 127 dB
  • Monitor functions with controls for Mono, Mute, DIM, and ALT
  • Design: Desktop
  • For Mac OS and Windows
  • Includes software bundles Desktop Heritage Edition & Realtime Analog Classics Plus

Technical Specifications:

  • 2 Microphone/Line combo inputs: XLR / 6.3 mm jack
  • Hi-Z instrument input: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Line outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 Monitor outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • ADAT/SPDIF optical input
  • Stereo headphone output: 6.3 mm jack
  • Thunderbolt 3 connector (thunderbolt cable not included)
  • Input for external power supply

15. MOTU 1248 AVB

MOTU 1248 AVB

Audio Interface

  • With Thunderbolt and USB 2.0 connection as well as AVB connection
  • 24 bits / 192 kHz
  • On-board DSP with Digital Mixer and Effects – Classic Reverb, Compressor (modeled LA-2A), EQ (modeled British Analog Console EQ)
  • 324×24 LCD display
  • 4 mic inputs: XLR
  • 2 instrument inputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 8 balanced analog inputs and outputs: 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 monitor outputs: 6.3 mm jack (L / R)
  • 2 main outputs: 6.3 mm jack (L / R)
  • 2 ADAT inputs and outputs: S-MUX
  • S / PDIF input and output coaxial
  • Word Clock input and output
  • 2 stereo headphone outputs
  • Switchable phantom power 48V per mic input
  • Web App Control (remote control via laptop, tablet or smartphone possible)
  • AVB Ethernet port
  • Format: 19 “/ 1U
  • Incl. Audiodesk 4 software

16. MOTU 624 AVB

MOTU 624 AVB

Audio Interface

  • With Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 connection and AVB connection
  • 24 bit / 192 kHz
  • ESS Sabre32 DAC technology
  • Compressor (modeled LA-2A)
  • EQ (modeled British Analog Console EQ)
  • 324 x 24 LCD display
  • 2 x Instrument input 1/4 “TR
  • 2 x Mic In (XLR)
  • 4 x Line input 6.3 mm jack
  • 4 x Line output balanced 6.3 mm jack
  • 2 x Main Out balanced 6.3 mm jack
  • 1 x ADAT input and output
  • Web app control (remote control possible via laptop, tablet or smartphone)
  • AVB Ethernet port
  • Includes Audiodesk 4 software

17. MOTU 828ES

MOTU 828ES

19″ Audio Interface with Thunderbolt and USB2 Connector

  • 24 Bit / 192 kHz
  • ESS Sabre32 Ultra DAC technology
  • Integrated DSP for EQ, Compressor and Reverb
  • 2 XLR/Jack 6.3 mm mic/guitar inputs with integrated hardware limiter
  • 48V Phantom power
  • 8 Balanced line inputs and outputs
  • 2 XLR main outputs
  • 2 Send
  • 2 ADAT inputs and outputs
  • Coaxial S/PDIF inputs and outputs (24 Bit / 96 kHz)
  • MIDI input and output
  • Word clock input and output
  • 2 Headphone outputs
  • Thunderbolt connector (compatible with TB 1 and 2)
  • USB 2 connector
  • For Win Vista / 7 / 8 and MAC OSX 10.6 or higher
  • Body shape: 19″ / 1 RU
  • Includes software CueMix FX, Motu SMPTE Console and AudioDesk (MAC only)

18. Presonus Quantum

Presonus Quantum

Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

  • 26 Inputs
  • 32 Outputs
  • Very low latency <1 ms
  • Audiophile 24 bit digital converter with 120 dB dynamic response
  • Up to 192 kHz sampling rate
  • Inputs: 2x XLR Combo (Mic / Line / Instr.), 6x XLR Combo (Mic / Line)
  • 8 XMAX Class A microphone preamplifier (ON
  • Perfect integration in DAW “Studio One 3” (including gain control)
  • DC-coupled line outputs allow driving (CV / gate) of analog components (synths, filters, etc.) out of DAW
  • Remote control and programmable via Mac, PC, iPad and Tablet (via “UC Surface”)
  • Included control software / app “UC-Surface”: Setting and storing pre-gain (gain)
  • 48 V Phantom Power on / off
  • Realtime Analyser
  • Front-panel talkback microphone with push-button
  • Next / Prev button plus gain control
  • 48 V button (phantom power) with status light
  • Dim / Mute and Mono buttons with status light
  • 8 LED chains (8-segment plus 48 V-LED) for the analog inputs
  • 2 LED chains (8-segment) for the main output (L / R)
  • 8 Balanced DA outputs (each TRS jack 6.3 mm)
  • Separate balanced main output (L / R 2 TRS jack 6.3 mm) with large front-side volume control
  • 2 Headphone output (stereo headphone 6.3 mm) with 2 separate volume control knobs
  • 16×16 ADAT I / O (48 kHz) or 8×8 Dual SMUX I / O (96 kHz)
  • S / PDIF I / O (coaxial)
  • Word Clock I / O (BNC)
  • MIDI I / O (5-pin DIN)
  • Up to 4 Quantum can be cascaded via Thunderbolt
  • Power supply: external power supply (12 VDC)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 483 x 140 x 45 mm
  • Weight: 2.3 kg
  • Incl. Control software / app “UC-Surface” (to download) and DAW-software “Studio One 3 Artist” (download)

System requirements:

  • Thunderbolt 1 or 2 port (motherboard of the computer must support Thunderbolt)
  • Internet connection (to register and download software)
  • Monitor resolution: 1366 x 768
  • 30 GB free disk space
  • Hard disk with 7200 RPM or faster (strongly recommended)
  • OS X 10.11.6 or later
  • Windows 10 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or faster, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • Mobile (UC Surface): iOS 9.3 or later
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or later

19. MOTU 8M AVB

MOTU 8M AVB

Audio Interface

  • Thunderbolt and USB 2.0 port as well as AVB connectivity
  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz
  • On-board DSP with digital mixer and effects – Classic Reverb, Compressor (modeled LA-2A), EQ (modeled British analog console EQ)
  • 324 x 24 LCD Display
  • 8 x Mic / Line / Instrument input Combo XLR / 6.3 mm jack
  • 8 x Balanced line output 6.3 mm
  • 2 x ADAT input and output with S-MUX
  • Word clock input and output
  • 1 x Stereo headphone output
  • Web App Control (remote control via laptop, tablet or smartphone)
  • AVB Ethernet Port
  • Format: 19″ / 1 HE
  • Includes: Audiodesk 4 Software

20. MOTU HDx-SDi Thunderbolt

MOTU HDx-SDi Thunderbolt

Video Editing & Monitoring Hardware

  • Supports ProRes and other popular codecs
  • File-based workflow
  • Broadcast quality
  • ASC CDL color grading
  • HDMI capture and monitoring
  • Sync and Machine Control
  • Up to 16 audio channels recording / playback at the same time (8 latches each I / O
  • AES / EBU digital or embedded – SDI / HDMI) Sample rates up to 96 kHz
  • Internal power supply is internationally usable including Powersave mode
  • Format: 19 “/ 1 U
  • Dimensions: 44 x 483 x 197 mm
  • For Apple OSX

21. MOTU 112D AVB

MOTU 112D AVB

Thunderbolt-, AVB- and USB Audio Interface

  • With Routing-Matrix
  • 112 Channels of digital inputs and outputs: 24 channels of AES / EBU, 24 ADAT channels and 64 channels MADI can be used simultaneously
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • 48-Channel digital mixer with EQ and compressor in each channel (32-bit floating point, on-board DSP)
  • Remote control via Web App Control (Mac OS, Linux, Android, Windows)
  • AVB Ethernet functionality
  • LCD Display
  • Internal power adapter
  • Body: 19″ / 1 U

Connections:

  • Thunderbolt
  • TP Network
  • USB 2.0 (USB 3.0 / iOS compatible)
  • 6 Optical ADAT In- and Outputs
  • MADI In- and Output BNC
  • 3 SUB D-25 AES/EBU
  • Word clock input and output

22. Apogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB 8×8

Apogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB 8x8

Modular Audio Recording Interface

  • Chassis including I / O module 8 x 8: 8 x 8 analog I / O 8 × 8 AES / Optical I / O Mk II
  • 1 Module slot for optional input / output modules
  • 1 Module slot for optional system expansion (e.g. ProTools HD)
  • Dual multi-function encoder
  • Intuitive user interface with touch display
  • 1 Independent headphone output
  • Stand-alone functionality
  • 2 Thunderbolt connections
  • Downward compatible with all I / O modules from the first generation symphony
  • Compatibility: Thunderbolt Mac OS 10.9.5 and higher
  • Format: 19 “/ 2U
  • Dimensions: 450 x 292 x 89 mm

23. Antelope Discrete 4 Synergy Cor B-Stock

Antelope Discrete 4 Synergy Cor B-Stock

Thunderbolt / USB Audio Interface with 36 DSP and FPGA real-time effects

  • 2 DSP and 1 FPGA to process Antelope FX
  • 24 Bits / 192 kHz
  • Up to 121dB dynamic range
  • <1ms latency for monitoring, effects and microphone simulations
  • Antelope 64 bit acoustically focused clocking
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 261 x 208 x 44 mm
  • Weight: 1.7 kg
  • System requirements: Windows 10, OS X: 10.11 / 10.12 / 10.13
  • Incl. power supply and USB cable

Connections:

  • 2 Microphone / line / instrument inputs (XLR / TRS combo socket)
  • 2 Microphone / line inputs (XLR / TRS combo socket)
  • 4 Line outputs (6.3mm TRS jack)
  • 2 Monitor outputs (6.3mm TRS jack)
  • 4 Stereo headphone outputs (6.3mm TRS jack), each with its own volume control
  • ADAT input / output
  • S / P-Dif input / output (RCA)
  • 2 Wordclock outputs (BNC)
  • Thunderbolt and USB 2.0 port

Includes 36 real-time synergy core effects, modelled preamps, dynamics and equaliser:

  • Gyraf Gyratec IX (Tube Mic Preamp)
  • BA-31 (Mic Preamp)
  • VCA160 (Compressor)
  • Stay-Levin (Compressor)
  • FET-A76 (FET Compressor)
  • FeedForward Antelope Compressor (Compressor)
  • X903 (Compressor/Limiter)
  • Power EX (Expander)
  • VEQ-1A (Tube EQ)
  • VEQ-HLF (Passive High/Low Filter)
  • VMEQ (Tube EQ)
  • Clear Q (Parametric EQ)

Modelled guitar amplifiers and speakers:

  • Plexi 59 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Bass SuperTube VR (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Darkface 65 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Top30 Bright (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Tweed Deluxe (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Overange 120 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • BurnSphere Lead (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Marcus II Lead (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Modern CH3 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Rock 75 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Rock 22.10 (Tube Guitar Amp)
  • Darkface 65 2×12 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Bass SuperTube VR (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Darkface 65 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Top30 Bright (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Tweed Deluxe (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Overange 120 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • BurnSphere Lead (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Marcus II Lead (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Modern CH3 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Rock 75 (Guitar Cabinet)
  • Rock 22.10 (Guitar Cabinet)

Additional effects:

  • Aura verb (reverb)
  • Power Gate

24. Apogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB 8+8mp

Apogee Symphony I/O Mk2 TB 8+8mp

Modular Audio Recording Interface

  • Chassis including 2 I / O Module
  • Module 1: 8 x 8 analog I / O 8 × 8 AES / Optical I / O (Mk II)
  • Module 2: 8 Channel Mic Preamp
  • 1 free rack unit for optional system expansion (e.g. ProTools HD)
  • Dual multi-function encoder
  • Intuitive user interface with touch display
  • 1 Independent headphone output
  • Stand-alone functionality
  • 2 Thunderbolt connections
  • Downward compatible with all I / O modules from the first generation Symphony
  • Compatibility: Thunderbolt Mac OS 10.9.5 and higher
  • Format: 19 “/ 2U
  • Dimensions: 450 x 292 x 89 mm

25. Presonus Quantum B-Stock

Presonus Quantum B-Stock

Thunderbolt 2 Audio Interface

  • 26 Inputs
  • 32 Outputs
  • Very low latency <1 ms
  • Audiophile 24 bit digital converter with 120 dB dynamic response
  • Up to 192 kHz sampling rate
  • Inputs: 2x XLR Combo (Mic / Line / Instr.), 6x XLR Combo (Mic / Line)
  • 8 XMAX Class A microphone preamplifier (ON
  • Perfect integration in DAW “Studio One 3” (including gain control)
  • DC-coupled line outputs allow driving (CV / gate) of analog components (synths, filters, etc.) out of DAW
  • Remote control and programmable via Mac, PC, iPad and Tablet (via “UC Surface”)
  • Included control software / app “UC-Surface”: Setting and storing pre-gain (gain)
  • 48 V Phantom Power on / off
  • Realtime Analyser
  • Front-panel talkback microphone with push-button
  • Next / Prev button plus gain control
  • 48 V button (phantom power) with status light
  • Dim / Mute and Mono buttons with status light
  • 8 LED chains (8-segment plus 48 V-LED) for the analog inputs
  • 2 LED chains (8-segment) for the main output (L / R)
  • 8 Balanced DA outputs (each TRS jack 6.3 mm)
  • Separate balanced main output (L / R 2 TRS jack 6.3 mm) with large front-side volume control
  • 2 Headphone output (stereo headphone 6.3 mm) with 2 separate volume control knobs
  • 16×16 ADAT I / O (48 kHz) or 8×8 Dual SMUX I / O (96 kHz)
  • S / PDIF I / O (coaxial)
  • Word Clock I / O (BNC)
  • MIDI I / O (5-pin DIN)
  • Up to 4 Quantum can be cascaded via Thunderbolt
  • Power supply: external power supply (12 VDC)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 483 x 140 x 45 mm
  • Weight: 2.3 kg
  • Incl. Control software / app “UC-Surface” (to download) and DAW-software “Studio One 3 Artist” (download)

System requirements:

  • Thunderbolt 1 or 2 port (motherboard of the computer must support Thunderbolt)
  • Internet connection (to register and download software)
  • Monitor resolution: 1366 x 768
  • 30 GB free disk space
  • Hard disk with 7200 RPM or faster (strongly recommended)
  • OS X 10.11.6 or later
  • Windows 10 64 bit
  • Intel Core i5 or faster, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • Mobile (UC Surface): iOS 9.3 or later
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or later

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