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MOTU LP32

69,000

The LP32 is a flexible ADAT optical “lightpipe” audio interface, router, splitter, converter and mixer with AVB/TSN networking. It is ideal for routing optical digital audio in live performance systems, network installations or recording studios of any size.

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Description

With four banks of optical Lightpipe digital connectivity, plus built-in DSP for effects processing and mixing, the MOTU LP32 USB/AVB interface is a compact-yet-powerful solution for managing digital audio. It supports a total of 32 channels at 44.1/48kHz or 16 channels at 88.2/96kHz. And each I/O bank can be switched to operate as eight channels of ADAT, four channels of SMUX, or stereo TOSLink. A front-panel headphone output makes monitoring convenient. Whether you’re recording to your computer or adding I/O to your AVB audio network, the MOTU LP32 interface is a smart, flexible solution for managing optical ADAT signals.

 

32 channels of ADAT “lightpipe” I/O

The LP32 provides four independent banks of 8-channel ADAT optical I/O, 64 channels of USB I/O, 32 channels of AVB-TSN network I/O and a headphone output, for a total of 258 simultaneous I/O channels.


High-performance

computer connectivity

New, optimized drivers for both Mac and PC deliver ultra-low latency performance. With a high-performance DAW such as Digital Performer, the LP32 delivers an astonishing round trip latency (RTL) of 1.70 ms (milliseconds) on OS X and 1.71 ms on Windows over USB (at 96 kHz with a 32-sample host buffer).


Converter, router, splitter and repeater

Send any input to any output, or split to multiple output channels. Convert any format to any other (Optical, AVB-TSN and USB). Includes routing to and from the computer, plus any devices on the AVB-TSN network.


DSP mixing and effects processing

The LP32’s 48-input digital mixer delivers 7 stereo aux busses, 3 groups, access to 64 network inputs, and DSP effects, including classic reverb, EQ modeled after British analog console EQs and compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A compressor. If you know your way around a large-format mixing console, you’ll feel right at home. With 32-bit floating point processing, the LP32’s DSP engine delivers virtually unlimited headroom and the utmost in sound quality.


Stand-alone operation with wireless control

Connect an Apple® Airport™ or other Wi-Fi router with a standard Ethernet cable for wireless control of device settings, powerful 48-channel mixing and DSP effects.


Web app control from any device

Control everything from your laptop, tablet and smartphone

The software that you use to control the LP32 doesn’t reside on your hard drive. It’s a web app served from the hardware itself. This means you can control the LP32 on-board DSP, mixing, device settings, and network audio routing from your favorite web browser on a laptop, tablet or smartphone connected by wire or Wi-Fi to your local area network. Use any web client on any platform – Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android – as long as it shares the same network.


Touch Console

The art of the mix on your touchscreen

Designed specifically for touchscreen operation, Touch Console™ delivers a whole new mixing experience. Access Touch Console from your tablet or smartphone to effortlessly control the powerful 48-channel mixer and effects in the LP32. With large targets for your fingers, multi-touch operation and intuitive design, you can tap, swipe and pinch your way to a perfect mix, every time.


Comprehensive metering

The full color LCD lets you view all signal activity at a glance with detailed metering for all I/O. Access hardware settings from a simple and convenient menu.

Word Clock

Standard word clock input and output allows you to resolve the LP32 to other digital audio gear or house sync.


Convenient headphone monitoring

Use the assignable front-panel headphone output with volume control to monitor any stereo channel pair.


Mix and match with other MOTU gear

An included mounting bracket kit joins the LP32 side-by-side with any other MOTU half-rack unit to create a single rack-space configuration consisting of customized analog, digital and/or MIDI I/O configuration tailored just for you.


System expansion / networking

  • Add a 2nd MOTU AVB-equipped interface with a simple CAT-5e ethernet cable.
  • Connect up to five MOTU interfaces using a MOTU AVB/TSN Switch (sold separately).
  • Build a network with multiple interfaces and computers using standard AVB/TSN switches and network cabling, with ultra-low network latency, even over long cable runs (100 meters point to point). Stream hundreds of audio channels among devices and computers on the network.

Audio analysis tools

Analyze and scope your audio with advanced diagnostic tools, including a full-screen real-time FFT display, spectrogram “water- fall” display, full-featured oscilloscope, X-Y plot and phase analyzer.


AudioDesk

Includes AudioDesk workstation software for Mac and Windows with 24-bit recording, sample-accurate editing and 32-bit mixing and mastering

 

 

Additional information

Weight1.9 kg
Dimensions21.99 × 18.86 × 4.50 cm