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controlling it with my iPad - Reviews MOTU 896mk3 Hybrid

The MOTU 896mkII Hybrid is a rackable unit firewire or USB interface that has 8 channels and comes with solid preamps and effects. You can use this as your interface with either a Mac or a PC. You will get no latency with processing effects with this unit and that is very important because I tend to use a lot of effects back and forth between my DAW and all of my gear. You can use your effects with the 896mk3 because it can also act as a stand alone unit or as the brain between your computer and gear.


This unit has really made me look at audio interfaces a different way, after using this I have no idea why I even wasted my time with some of the smaller/weaker interfaces in the past when I could have just had something like this. Yes it is more expensive than most of the smaller table top interfaces but you can just do some much more with it and the quality is so much better.


The preamps are warm and amazing, as long as your microphone is half way decent you will get amazing quality when recording vocals or instruments with this unit. The preamps are what really give you your sound, they are quiet and worth every single penny that this unit cost.


The only regret I have is not getting this unit when it first came out, I have only had it for a few months but I think that it came out long before I got my hands on it. I only came across it after going to a local trading event with a bunch of musicians. My favorite feature that I just recently found is that I can use my iPad with it. My iPad can now control all of the functions of the MOTU 896mkII, this was a little different to set up but it was not hard.