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MOTU UltraLite Mk5 - USB-C Audio Interface

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The latest in MOTU's popular, award-winning UltraLite interface series, the UltraLite-mk5 is an 18-input, 22-output audio interface with DSP mixing, effects processing and best-in-class analog audio quality for on-the-go mobile audio recording. Connect to a computer through hi-speed USB 2.0 with ... Read More

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The latest in MOTU's popular, award-winning UltraLite interface series, the UltraLite-mk5 is an 18-input, 22-output audio interface with DSP mixing, effects processing and best-in-class analog audio quality for on-the-go mobile audio recording. Connect to a computer through hi-speed USB 2.0 with optimized ultra-low latency drivers (audio class compliant, compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS) and record at sample rates up to 192 kHz with two combo XLR/TRS mic/line/h-Z guitar inputs, six line-level analog inputs, ten analog outputs, 8-channel optical I/O (with support for 2-channel TOSLink), RCA S/PDIF digital I/O, MIDI I/O and a headphone output. Monitor live inputs directly on any analog output pair with DSP-driven mixing. Create a separate, unique monitor mix for each output (monitor outs, phones, etc.) Apply on-board effects, including reverb, 4-channel parametric EQ and dynamics processing to inputs and mix busses. Use the UltraLite-mk5 as a stand-alone mixer and control everything from new CueMix™ 5 software running on your laptop, iPad™, iPhone™, tablet and smartphone. From studio to stage, the UltraLite-mk5 delivers exceptional sound quality, state-of-the-art operation and rock-solid performance.

Features:

  • 18 x 22 USB audio interface — 2 combo XLR/TRS mic/line/hi-Z guitar inputs, 6 analog ins, 10 analog outs, headphone out, S/PDIF digital I/O and 8-channel optical I/O for 40 simultaneous audio channels.
  • Superb analog quality with ultra-low latency — Analog outputs deliver 125 dB dynamic range. Optimized drivers deliver rock-solid performance and industry-leading low latency.
  • DSP-driven monitor mixing — Mix live inputs to any analog output pair. Create a separate, unique mix for each output pair (six separate mix busses). Include computer channels in each mix.
  • On-board effects — Apply reverb, 4-channel parametric EQ and dynamics processing to inputs and bus mixes.
  • Universal connectivity — Connects to any computer with hi-speed USB 2.0 (audio class compliant, compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS). Compatible with all audio software.
  • Comprehensive metering — The high-resolution OLED display lets you view all signal activity at a glance with detailed metering for all analog I/O.
  • CueMix 5 app — Control mixing and settings from your Mac, PC or iOS device.
  • Performer Lite — Workstation software with over 100 included instruments, dozens of effects and 6 GB of included loops to make music right away.


Superb sound with ultra-low latency
The UltraLite-mk5 provides flexible and mobile USB2 audio connectivity to your computer with ultra-low latency and superb analog quality at sample rates up to 192 kHz. You get all the I/O you need, including two combo XLR/TRS mic/line/hi-Z guitar inputs, six line-level analog inputs, ten analog outputs, 8-channel optical digital I/O, S/PDIF digital I/O, MIDI I/O and a headphone output.

Built for studio and stage
Housed in a compact, sturdy enclosure you can take anywhere, the UltraLite-mk5 is equally well-suited for studio and stage, with or without a computer. As an interface or standalone mixer, the UltraLite-mk5 provides 18 inputs and 22 outputs, for a total of 40 I/O channels.

All the I/O you need
Connect all of your audio gear, including speakers, headphones, mics, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines, effects processors and even MIDI devices.

On-board mixing
Record, monitor, route and process all live inputs using the on-board multi-bus mixer, with ultra-low latency and no processor strain on your computer.

DSP-driven effects processing
Apply hardware-based, DSP-driven effects processing to your mix, independent of your host computer, including reverb, EQ and compression.

Advanced extras
Use “loopback” USB channels to mix live inputs with computer output for live streaming and podcasting.

Mobile recording and mixing
After recording and mixing in the studio, take the UltraLite-mk5 on the road with your laptop for mobile recording and live mixing.

Proven performance
From studio to stage, the UltraLite-mk5 delivers renowned driver support, exceptional sound quality, state-of-the-art operation and rock-solid performance.

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Product Specs

Technical Specifications

Sample rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
Mic/line/guitar inputs 2 x XLR/TRS "combo" jacks
1 MΩ impedance on the line/instr inputs
Analog inputs 6 x 1/4" TRS line in (balanced)
Analog outputs 10 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled)
Digital I/O 1 bank (8 ch) of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates
1 bank (4 ch) of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates
Switchable to stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF)
1 x stereo S/PDIF on RCA (up to 96 kHz)
Computer I/O 1 x USB-C 2.0 audio class compliant
Compatible with USB Type A (with adapter or C-to-A cable)
Total audio I/O 18 in / 22 out (40 total) at 1x sample rates
14 in / 18 out (32 total) at 2x sample rates
8 in / 12 out (20 total) at 4x sample rates
MIDI I/O 1 x MIDI IN 1 x MIDI OUT
16 MIDI channels to/from computer host
Headphone 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone
Phantom power 2 x individual +48V
Front panel 2 x XLR/TRS combo inputs
1 x 1/4" TRS headphone output
1 x potentiometer • phone/monitor vol
2 x potentiometer • mic/instr input gain
4 x switches • (2) 48V and (2) pad
1x high-resolution white OLED display for metering/status
Power External 12-18V DC power supply
1.0A max • tip pos or neg
Dimensions (width x depth x height, enclosure only) 8.6 x 6.9 x 1.75 inches
22 x 17.5 x 4.5 cm
Weight 2.875 lbs / 1.31 kg
System Requirements
Mac System Requirements Intel Core i3 Mac or faster (including the new M1 Macs)
4 GB RAM; 8 GB or more recommended
macOS version 10.11 or later
(Optional driver requires 10.13 or later)
Available USB port
A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
Windows System Requirements Intel Core i3 PC (or AMD equivalent)
4 GB RAM; 8 GB or more recommended
Windows 10
Available USB port
A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
Class-Compliant Support USB audio class compliant for plug-and-play operation on Mac or iOS (no driver required)
Included Software CueMix 5
MOTU Performer Lite
6GB of loops and sounds from Big Fish Audio, LucidSamples, Loopmasters and MOTU
Compatible Mac Software The UltraLite-mk5 ships with standard Core Audio drivers for macOS for compatibility with virtually all Core Audio-compatible apps, including:
MOTU Performer Lite
MOTU Digital Performer
Avid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)
Apple Logic Pro
Apple Logic Express
Apple Garage Band
Apple SoundTrack Pro
Ableton Live
Presonus Studio One
Propellerhead Record & Reason
Steinberg Cubase
Cockos Reaper
Native Instruments Kontakt
Waves stand-alone apps (and plug-ins, via compatible host)
Compatible Windows Software The UltraLite-mk5 ships with standard ASIO and Wave drivers for Windows 10 for compatibility with virtually all ASIO- and Wave-compatible audio apps, including:
MOTU Performer Lite
MOTU Digital Performer
Avid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)
Ableton Live
Cakewalk Sonar
Cockos Reaper
Image Line FL Studio
Native Instruments Kontakt
Presonus Studio One
Propellerhead Record & Reason
Sony Vegas Pro
Sony Sound Forge
Sony Acid
Steinberg Cubase
Waves stand-alone apps (and plug-ins, via compatible host)

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