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New Product: MOTU Track 16

Postby Babz » Tue May 29, 2012 12:52 pm

Back page of the July Electronic Musician magazine has an ad for this new product, "Introducing... TRACK 16, 16x14 desktop studio interface with mixing and effects". Looks like a bold new design. Big knob, 4 meters, seems to take inspiration from Apogee Duet, but has a rows of colorful backlit buttons. No mention of it on the MOTU site yet.
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Re: New Product: MOTU Track 16

Postby Dwetmaster » Tue May 29, 2012 7:15 pm

Do you have any links?
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Re: New Product: MOTU Track 16

Postby Frodo » Wed May 30, 2012 2:25 am

I just googled it and the first link was this thread!! This must be VERY new.

If MOTU indeed has a hardware mix surface I'll be on it like magic marker on a tee shirt. If it's only 16 tracks, I'll consider getting two of them. We've talked about having a dedicated DP mixing surface (if that's what it is) for some time. Hello 2012 (or later...).

If this is rumor, I'll.... I'll.... I'll....


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Re: New Product: MOTU Track 16

Postby Dwetmaster » Wed May 30, 2012 6:21 am

I googled it like crazy yesterday but didn't find anything...
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Re: New Product: MOTU Track 16

Postby Babz » Wed May 30, 2012 6:57 am

No links. Print ad. Back of EM magazine. July issue. Sometimes print advertising gets out of sync with web announcements. I'm sure MOTU is getting ready to announce something any day now.

I scanned the back of the magazine . Not too savvy about posting images to this forum but maybe this will work?

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Re: New Product: MOTU Track 16

Postby MIDI Life Crisis » Wed May 30, 2012 7:19 am

@babz: Thanks for that. I want one!

@Frodo: You'll, you'll, you'll what?

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Re: New Product: MOTU Track 16

Postby Killahurts » Wed May 30, 2012 7:53 am

Thanks for posting Babz!

Interesting product.. It gives us a glimps of the style MOTU would use to make a larger, more robust mixing control surface.. This one is clearly going after Apogee's interface.. A good move, IMO.

Pretty bright buttons.. What's not to love?
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Re: New Product: MOTU Track 16

Postby Dwetmaster » Wed May 30, 2012 9:27 am

Wow it's so close to a duet that it's almost like a photoshopped april's fool joke... :D

I'm looking forward to see what it's gonna be about.
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Re: New Product: MOTU Track 16

Postby bayswater » Wed May 30, 2012 9:30 am

Is there anything to suggest this is any different from other MOTU interfaces, other than the case?
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Re: New Product: MOTU Track 16

Postby MIDI Life Crisis » Wed May 30, 2012 9:38 am

bayswater wrote:Is there anything to suggest this is any different from other MOTU interfaces, other than the case?


Not a thing. Like DP 8, I hear it sucks! LOL!

Do you really want to go there?
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Re: New Product: MOTU Track 16

Postby kwiz » Wed May 30, 2012 11:48 am

I'm about to put my Apogee Duet on ebay. :lol:

MIDI and cue mix alone have me sold!
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Re: New Product: MOTU Track 16

Postby AnthonyS » Wed May 30, 2012 11:54 am

kwiz wrote:I'm about to put my Apogee Duet on ebay. :lol:

MIDI and cue mix alone have me sold!


Track 16 reminds me of the Duet! :)
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Re: New Product: MOTU Track 16

Postby rhythm_kitchen » Wed May 30, 2012 12:10 pm

Is there a breakout box?

Wow. An oscilloscope onboard. Very useful to a guitar tech. Peterson Strobes display the partials which are so often out-of-tune.

I hope MOTU can offer more tuning options for guitar bands. But this looks great I'm not complaining.

Funny when Chrysler introduced their push button transmission back in the 60s, few bought it, so it was discontinued. Soft controls are the equivalent today. We want real buttons to push & real faders to spill beer on!

MOTU Product Managers did their homework.
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Re: New Product: MOTU Track 16

Postby mhschmieder » Wed May 30, 2012 12:39 pm

Wow. Elegant design. Way better than the competition, and of course we'll get CueMix as a bonus. :-)

Regardless of having other tools, this could be a great addition to the studio setup and/or mobile work, and might come into play at different phases of a project than a traditional rack like the Fireface or 828.
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Re: New Product: MOTU Track 16

Postby MIDI Life Crisis » Wed May 30, 2012 12:52 pm

rhythm_kitchen wrote:
Funny when Chrysler introduced their push button transmission back in the 60s, few bought it, so it was discontinued.



My first solo car (at 13) was a Valiant. I saw one parked with the window open last week. Those cars were so easy to hot wire and drive and damn the push buttons were fun!

That's the trans-míssióne over on the left... and the horn ring, OMG! The Horn Ring! ☺

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