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Re: MOTU Traveler Mods
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2006, 09:41:19 AM »
Can the MOTU Traveler run without connection to a Mac/PC?

-Noah

Yes...you can program the Traveler to work without a computer; and it can be powered by a 12v battery (it has a standard 4-pin XLR jack). Because of the way the control knobs operate, I think it would probably be best to do your intial setup with a computer (output channel assignments, bit rates, etc) with a computer and then just to volume changes on the Traveler's front panel.

That all being said, if you're thinking of using the Traveler to do a matrix on the fly without a laptop...well, it certainly is capable; but I think it would be a bit of pain to do it without some sort of controller, such as a laptop or DAW.
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Re: MOTU Traveler Mods
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2006, 11:48:32 AM »
Can the MOTU Traveler run without connection to a Mac/PC?

-Noah

Yes...you can program the Traveler to work without a computer; and it can be powered by a 12v battery (it has a standard 4-pin XLR jack). Because of the way the control knobs operate, I think it would probably be best to do your intial setup with a computer (output channel assignments, bit rates, etc) with a computer and then just to volume changes on the Traveler's front panel.

That all being said, if you're thinking of using the Traveler to do a matrix on the fly without a laptop...well, it certainly is capable; but I think it would be a bit of pain to do it without some sort of controller, such as a laptop or DAW.

I just got an Email back from the MOTU modder (Matt, Black Lion Audio) and he said some things.  First, the MOTU operates at +/-9V internally.  This is better than +/-5V of the UA5, but not as good as the +/-15V of the Presonus Firepod/box.  Also, he believes mics go directly into Opamps.  There is no transistor front-end like the Presonus.

I'd like to compare Presonus to MOTU, but obviously I don't have both.  It is too bad the MOTU does not sound better "stock" though.  I love the features (manual controls, standalone routing, level meters) on this thing!

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Re: MOTU Traveler Mods
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2006, 01:50:57 PM »
Just an FYI, BlackLion's new website is up and they now have some proper A-B samples, looks pretty official.

Let your ears be the judge!

http://www.blacklionaudio.com/audio.html

EDIT: Fixed the link..working now.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2006, 04:38:09 PM by Ace of Dubs »

 

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