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MOTU UltraLite-mk5 18x22 USB Audio Interface with DSP

18x22 USB audio interface featuring superb sound quality and performance, 40 simultaneous ins/outs (18 x 22), onboard DSP, mixing and effects, and universal connectivity

MFR# 8453

Product Description

Best-in-class audio quality

The MOTU UltraLite-mk5 includes renowned ESS Sabre32 DAC technology, featuring the ES9026PRO DAC, to deliver measured 125 dB dynamic range and -114 dB THD+N. Renowned drivers deliver rock-solid performance and industry-leading low latency.

Ultra-low latency

Optimized drivers for both Mac and PC deliver ultra-low latency performance. With a high-performance DAW such as Digital Performer, the UltraLite-mk5 delivers an astonishing round trip latency (RTL) of 2.4 ms (milliseconds) over USB (at 96 kHz with a 32-sample host buffer).

Built for studio and stage

Housed in a compact, steel enclosure you can take anywhere, the UltraLite-mk5 is equally well-suited for studio and stage, with or without a computer. Connect all your personal studio gear for state-of-the art computer-based recording and production, or take it to your next gig to mix live, without a computer.

40 simultaneous audio channels

As an interface or mixer, the UltraLite-mk5 provides 18 inputs and 22 outputs, for a total of 40 simultaneous, independent I/O channels. You get 2 mic/line/instrument inputs, 6 line inputs, 10 line outputs, headphone out and 8-channel optical I/O. The optical ports alternatively support stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF).

Connect all of your audio gear, including speakers, headphones, mics, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines, effects processors and even MIDI devices.

iOS compatibility

The UltraLite-mk5 is USB audio class compliant, giving you plug-and-play compatibility with iPad and other Apple iOS devices. Record on-the-go, directly to your iPad, or play backing tracks during a gig, mixed with your live inputs with the UltraLite-mk5's built-in mixing. Control everything from the CueMix 5 mixing app on your iPad or iPhone.

Loopback

The UltraLite-mk5 provides convenient loopback channels to your host computer or iOS device, so you can easily route computer output, along with a mix of live inputs from the UltraLite-mk5 itself, back to the computer, where you can record it back into your podcasting host software or stream it live to the internet. Streaming and podcasting has never been easier and better-sounding!

Introducing CueMix 5

CueMix 5 gives you simple, yet comprehensive graphic control over your mix. CueMix 5 is a completely new app with attractive graphic mixing, graphic editing of parametric EQ, and a convenient touch-friendly interface for quick access to all mixing features, digitally controlled trims and other settings in your UltraLite-mk5.

Performer Lite

Performer Lite provides everything you need to record, edit, mix, process and master your own music tracks quickly and easily. Plug in your mic, guitar and MIDI keyboard and start tracking with over 100 virtual instruments, dozens of effects plug-ins, guitar FX processing and much more.

Performer Lite includes over 100 virtual instruments, including acoustic and electric pianos, guitars, basses, drums, organs synths, orchestral instruments, choirs, world instruments and much more. Take your musical muse wherever it wants to go.

Performer Lite includes 6 GB of free loops and sample packs from leading sample content providers to help you start making music right away. From Performer Lite's Content Browser, choose from dozens of musical styles, click to audition, then drag and drop in your projects timeline to build your track quick.

FEATURES:

  • Superb sound quality & performance
  • 40 simultaneous ins/outs (18 x 22)
  • Onboard DSP, mixing and effects
  • Universal connectivity
  • Loopback and other advanced extras
  • CueMix 5 console app (Mac/Win/iOS)
  • Performer Lite workstation software

I/O (18x22)

  • 2x mic/line/Hi-Z guitar inputs
  • 10x balanced 1/4-inch TRS outputs
  • 6x balanced 1/4-inch TRS inputs
  • 1x optical in/out (ADAT or TOSLink)
  • 1x RCA S/PDIF digital in/out
  • 1x stereo headphone w/volume
  • 1x MIDI in/out

CONNECTIVITY:

  • USB-C audio class compliant
  • Compatible with USB Type A
  • Low-latency Windows ASIO driver
  • Low-latency Windows WAVE driver
  • Low-latency Mac driver (optional)
  • iOS/USB-C
  • iOS/Lightning (with adapter kit)

AUDIO PERFORMANCE:

  • 125 dB dynamic range on output
  • -129 dBu EIN on mic inputs

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

  • macOS 10.11 or higher
  • For macOS 11 Big Sur, click here.
  • Windows 10
  • iOS 12.4 or higher

Product Specifications

ConditionNew
Width8.6 in
Depth6.9 in
Height1.7 in
Unit Weight2.9 lb
ChassisDesktop
Input Connectors1/4-inch TRS, Digital RCA, Optical, XLR Combo Jack TRS
Output Connectors1/4-inch TRS, Digital RCA, Optical
Computer ConnectionUSB
MIDI ConnectionsIn, Out
Maximum Sampling Rate192 kHz
Digital FormatAES/EBU, S/PDIF, SMUX

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