Details about MOTU Traveler Portable Bus-Powered Audio InterfaceMOTU Traveler Portable Bus-Powered Audio Interface See original listing
Jul 24, 2012 11:14:25 PDT
Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Up for sale is a MOTU Traveler (not the newer Mk3). I bought this as a Firewire audio interface for a weekly podcast idea I had. I connected my Rode NT-2 condenser mic to my laptop through this interface and wow did I ever get compliments on my sound. People weren't interested in the show, they just wanted to know what I was using to record. :-/
Anyway the podcast idea lasted about 4 months, during which time I also used it to record a few acoustic guitar songs I was writing... and now, well I just don't get time for any of it anymore.
Despite the name 'Traveler' I haven't taken it anywhere - it has basically sat on my glass desk on top of a soft protective pad, and now I am putting it back in its box for safe shipping to you. (Or, if you're near Scottsdale you can pick it up from me immediately.)
This MOTU Traveler is in complete and perfect working order and is in pristine condition with not a single scratch anywhere.
Even though this model is the original, new ones still sell for over $700. The Mk3’s are over $800 with nearly identical specs.
Here's what you're getting:
1. MOTU Traveler
2. Original power adapter
3. Original owner's manual
4. MOTU Universal Audio Installer software CD
5. Rack ears (never used)
HERE'S WHY THIS UNIT IS SO COOL (you probably know this already, but just in case):
You can take this MOTU along with your laptop and set up an instant studio anywhere - even without a wall outlet.
The way that works is, there's a switch on the side that allows the unit to run on your laptop's power, via FireWire!
So with this unit and a laptop you're totally mobile - you can literally drop your backpack anywhere and get pro quality field recordings, sound for film shoots, recording on stage, you name it... and of course it's super flexible and awesome sounding in the studio too.
HERE ARE SOME MORE DETAILS:
FireWire Mobile 24-bit, 192kHz Digital Audio Workstation
The Traveler is everything you need to turn your computer into a mobile 24-bit, 192kHz digital audio workstation. Powered by your computer's FireWire bus, the Traveler gives you a complete, battery-operated studio wherever your recording projects take you.
The Traveler provides eight channels of pristine 192kHz analog recording and playback, combined with all of the digital I/O you need: ADAT optical, AES/EBU and S/PDIF (both TOSLink and RCA). Expand your system by connecting additional Traveler, 828 or 896 FireWire audio interfaces.
Precision Trim and on-board mixing:
The Traveler's four microphone/instrument pre-amps are equipped with individual 48V phantom power switches and digital Precision Trim controls, conveniently adjusted from the front panel or the included CueMix Console software. No mixer is required, thanks to CueMix DSP, the Traveler's latency-free, 8-bus digital mixer. Connect all of your studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines and even effects processors. Then monitor all of these live inputs via the Traveler's main outs, headphone jack and/or any other output - with no latency and no processor drain on your computer. You can even create separate monitor mixes for the main outs, headphones and other outputs. Control everything from the CueMix Console software or directly from the Traveler's front-panel.
Bus power and extended battery operation:
Time to hit the road? The Traveler slides easily into your backpack or briefcase and fits neatly beneath your laptop. Record in the most remote locations with the complete freedom of battery power. You can even use the Traveler as a stand-alone mixer. Tweak your mix on the spot with the Traveler's backlit LCD and front-panel controls
Ideal for studio and stage:
Back in the studio, mount the Traveler in your rack with the included rack ears. Eight channels of ADAT optical I/O make the Traveler an ideal companion for a digital console. The ADAT lightpipe connection supports sample rates up to 96kHz.
The Traveler includes a 16-channel MIDI interface. Simply plug in your FireWire cable, and both MIDI and audio are ready to go. Connect any MIDI device, such as a controller keyboard, synth module, automated control surface or drum machine. Timing is sample-accurate with supporting software.
The Traveler provides cross-platform compatibility with Mac OS X (10.2.3 or higher), Windows Me/2000/XP and all of your favorite audio software and host-based effects via WDM/ASIO/Core Audio drivers. Or you can use AudioDesk workstation software (find it online FREE) for Macintosh, with 24-bit recording/editing and 32-bit
Traveler Feature Summary:
U.S. Shipping Only. (Free, by the way.)