MOTU UltraLite AVB
Whether you’re recording in the studio, taking direct output feeds off of an analog mixer, or using it live onstage, the MOTU Ultralite AVB gives you the flexibility and low latency you need. Like the rest of MOTU’s popular AVB-equipped audio interfaces, the Ultralite AVB lets you send and receive analog and digital audio across a standard network. The internal mixer also includes all kinds of DSP processing, summing, and routing options too, and between its high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity and additional optical I/O, you can easily expand the capabilities of your MOTU Ultralite AVB.
MOTU Ultralite AVB Audio Interface at a Glance:
- Versatile I/O for the flexibility you need
- Powerful built-in effects and routing
- Imagine the possibilities with AVB expansion
Versatile I/O for the flexibility you need
The Ultralite AVB packs plenty of great-sounding inputs and outputs into a fantastically affordable mobile unit. This includes a 10-in/6-out analog I/O with two stellar microphone preamps, two HiZ guitar inputs, and a 117dB dynamic range that stands up to some of the most impressive gear on the market. On top of that, the Ultralite AVB offers you digital inputs via optical I/O and MIDI in and out for your keyboard or other MIDI controllers.
Powerful built-in effects and routing
The onboard DSP mixer offers a number of advantages you’ll find useful in a variety of settings, such as when you’re connected via USB or using the Ultralite AVB in a standalone format. This digital mixer supports up to 48 inputs (via AVB expansion) and 12 stereo busses, allowing you to set up extremely complex routing schemes completely independent of your computer. In fact, if you connect a wireless router to your Ultralite AVB, you can access all of its internal mixing functions via an app on your iOS device or any device connected to your WiFi network, turning this powerful audio interface into a fully capable standalone mixer. Speaking of onboard processing and effects, whether you’re in the studio or onstage with your Ultralite AVB, you’ll find a ton of uses for its DSP EQ, compression, gate, and reverb including the built-in accurate model of the legendary LA-2A optical compressor which provides vintage, musical automatic gain control.
Imagine the possibilities with AVB expansion
Another extremely cool use of the Ultralite AVB’s Ethernet connection is the ability to link more MOTU AVB equipped audio interfaces to it. You can do this in one of two ways: directly via a simple Ethernet cable or as part of an audio network via one or more MOTU AVB Switch. If you go with just a single Ethernet cable, you can easily link a second Ultralite AVB or other AVB ready device directly to your first one. With MOTU AVB Switches, you can create an audio network of up to five units, potentially linking hundreds of channels of I/O across multiple rooms. And since it’s all over standard Cat-5e Ethernet cable, latency or cable runs aren’t any kind of issue.
MOTU Ultralite AVB Audio Interface Features:
- 18 x 18 audio interface with 36 simultaneous audio channels
- Analog I/O includes 2 mic inputs, 2 guitar inputs, 6 line inputs
- 8 line outs including dedicated main left and right outputs
- Convenient front panel headphone output with its own volume knob
- Optical I/O gives you 8 channels of digital input and output
- 48-channel DSP-fueled onboard mixer gives you the added benefit of EQ, compression, and effects
- Web app control from any device with CueMix
- Onboard effects processing gives you vintage-modeled reverb, an LA-2A compressor, and British analog console EQs
- Flexible matrix routing and splitting lets you send any input to any output
- Mixer lets you control routing to and from your computer plus other networked AVB devices
- Includes AudioDesk recording software for Mac and Windows