18-Time Grammy Award Winner Rafa Sardina Is Blown Away by the Neumann MT 48

18-Time Grammy Award Winner Rafa Sardina Is Blown Away by the Neumann MT 48

The Neumann MT 48 is a new reference audio interface with exceptional sound quality to meet the highest standards


Producer and engineer Rafa Sardina is a true industry legend, having won no less than 5 Grammy Awards and 13 Latin Grammys for his work with top layer artists such as D’Angelo, Alejandro Sanz and Luis Miguel. Moreover, Sardina is known to be a true connoisseur of studio equipment. In Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, he runs his own After Hours Studios, filled with an impressive collection of the finest recording gear. So we sent him the Neumann MT 48 audio interface and asked for his opinion. This is his verdict:

“As someone who is always on the lookout for high-quality audio equipment, I have to say that I am absolutely in love with the MT 48 console. The design is simply elegant, and it's clear that a lot of thought has been put into every detail of its construction. One of the standout features of this console is the incredible touch screen. It's so responsive and intuitive, making it incredibly easy to navigate all the different functions and settings. I find myself constantly marveling at how well-designed it is.

“Of course, the most important aspect of any audio console is how well it works, and I have to say that the MT 48 does not disappoint in this regard. [...] The volume knob in particular is incredibly smooth, and all the buttons have a satisfying tactile feeling that I appreciate.

“What sets the MT 48 apart is the quality of the preamps and the clarity of the output. I’ve been blown away by the sound quality I've been able to achieve using this console [...]. Overall, I think the MT 48 is an incredible piece of equipment that any serious audio engineer would be lucky to have in their arsenal.“

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The MT 48 audio interface will be on display at NAMM 2023 (Demo Room Anaheim Convention Center 17400) and will be available from Neumann dealers worldwide in a few weeks. For more information on this groundbreaking product, please visit the Neumann website https://mt48.neumann.com/

List price: EUR 1,995 / USD 1,850


  • Reference class AD/DA converters with enormous dynamic range
  • Intuitive touchscreen user interface
  • DSP processing (EQ, dynamics, reverb)
  • 4 independent mixers with integrated talkback
  • USB, MIDI, ADAT and AES67 connectivity
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