MOTU has introduced the Traveler (Mac/Win; $895), a bus-powered FireWire audio interface featuring 20 inputs and 22 outputs, and support for 192 kHz recording. The Traveler draws power from its FireWire connection to the computer, whether the computer is powered by battery or AC. For extended remote recording, the Traveler can be powered by an industry-standard battery pack using a 4-pin XLR power socket.
The Traveler includes four mic/guitar/instrument inputs, digitally controlled mic input gain, 192 kHz analog recording capability, and S/PDIF and AES/EBU digital I/O supporting 96 kHz resolution. The interface weighs 3.8 pounds and measures 14.75 inches (W) x 1.75 inches (H) x 9 inches (D). Rack ears are included for 19-inch rackmount installation. The rack ears are long enough to provide enough space for MIDI and power cables connected to the side panel of the Traveler.
The front panel provides hands-on mixing, programming. and trim control with 11 detented digital rotary encoders, four 48V phantom-power switches, a headphone jack, a 2x16 backlit LCD, 12 meters. and a bank of status lights.
The rear panel includes four Neutrik combo connectors supporting XLR and 1/4-inch mic/instrument inputs, four balanced/unbalanced TRS analog inputs, eight balanced/unbalanced TRS analog outputs, optical I/O for 8-channel Lightpipe and 2-channel S/PDIF, RCA S/PDIF I/O, XLR AES/EBU I/O, BNC word clock I/O, MIDI I/O ports, a 9-pin ADAT Sync In port, and two FireWire 400 ports. The Traveler can also be used as a stand-alone mixer using a power adaptor.
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