Description

MOTU M2 USB-C Audio Interface

Audio Quality

Equipped with the same ESS Sabre32 Ultra™ DAC Technology found in audio interfaces costing thousands, the M2 delivers an astonishing 120 dB Dynamic Range on its main outputs. ESS converters also drive the headphone output, which rivals dedicated headphone amplifiers costing hundreds. Ultra-clean preamp circuits produce a measured -129 dBu EIN on the mic inputs. Capture and monitor your audio with pristine clarity.

☑ ESS Sabre32 Ultra™ DAC technology for superb analog sound

☑ The same converter technology used in audio interfaces costing thousands

☑ Measured 120 dB dynamic range on outputs

☑ Measured -129 dBu EIN on mic inputs

☑ ESS-driven headphone output

Speed

The M2 provides best-in-class speed for monitoring live inputs (mic, guitar or keyboard) through your computer, thanks to MOTU’s expertly engineered USB drivers, which deliver class-leading, ultra-low 2.5 ms Round Trip Latency (at 96 kHz with a 32 sample buffer).

Metering

When recording and mixing, nothing is more critical than achieving optimum levels. The M2 is the only audio interface in its class with a full color LCD featuring clear, detailed level meters for all inputs and outputs. Enjoy professional-level volume control and feedback to get your sound just right.

LIVE STREAMING

Loopback

The M2 driver provides convenient loopback channels to your host computer, so you can easily combine computer audio with live mics and/or guitar inputs to stream the combined mix to Youtube or your favorite podcasting platform in real time. Streaming and podcasting has never been easier and better-sounding!

A tradition of engineering excellence

Decades of award-winning product engineering for hit songs, mega tours, primetime shows and blockbuster movies goes into every MOTU audio interface. 

I/O

2x mic/line/Hi-Z guitar inputs
2x balanced 1/4-inch TRS out
2x RCA analog out (mirrored)
1x stereo headphone w/volume
1x MIDI in/out

dB RANGE

120 dB dynamic range on output
-129 dBu EIN on mic inputs

CONNECTIVITY

Bus-powered USB-C
Compatible with USB Type A
Windows driver
Mac driver (optional)
iOS compatible (with adapter kit)

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

Plug-and-play operation
Hardware (direct) monitoring
Independent 48V phantom power
Rugged metal construction
44.1 to 192 kHz sample rates

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

macOS 10.11 or higher
Windows 7, 8, 10 or higher
iOS 9 or higher

Workstation software, virtual instruments and loops to get you making music right away

Connect the M2 to your Mac or PC and start laying down tracks with the included Performer Lite or Live Lite production software, plus hundreds of loops, one-shots and sounds from industry leaders Big Fish Audio, Lucidsamples and Loopmasters.

MOTU 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.

Ableton Live Lite

Live 10 Lite is a lightweight version of Ableton Live 10. It comes with all of Live’s essential workflows, instruments and effects – everything you need to record songs, create hands-on with your controller, take music made in your apps further and so much more.

100+ Virtual Instruments

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.

Loops and sounds

You get 6 GB of free loops and sample packs from leading sample content providers to help you start making music right away. Choose from dozens of musical styles, then drag and drop in your project’s timeline to build your track quickly.