[PD] MOTU 2408mkII

David Sabine dave at davesabine.com
Sat Jul 6 03:15:26 CEST 2002

hello all,

I thought I should report my experience with MOTU's 2408mkII.  I understand that PD users are very concerned with hardward configurations and such things (particularly when dealing with ASIO and multi-channeling).


FYI: I posted a question last week just prior to buying the device.  Nobody responded with info or opinions specifically about the 2408mkII; but there were some interesting responses about the MOTU 808.

I have now been using the 2408 for approximately two hours and my initial response is very positive.  Here are the details so far:

- 2408mkII - Firewire device.

- ASIO drivers (WDM) (MME support is also just a click away but I've used WDM within PD)  Latency is not noticeable.  I haven't tested it for an exact measurement, but let me say right now that I don't hear any delay at all; if i had to guess, latency is much less than 10 ms.

- standard windows drivers also work just fine, but latency is "normal".

- PD 0.35 test 28
Windows XP
1.8 P4 processor.

- 8 channels works great!  I just have to buy more speakers!
With 2 channels of simoultaneous input and output, CPU usage bounces around 12 - 16%.  (That's running signal directly from adc~ to dac~ with no other processing.)

- 2408mkII price $1450 canadian dollars.  Considering other hardware on the market I felt that this was very fair and reasonable.

Dave Sabine
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