Motu M2 2x2 USB-C Audio Interface with MIDI I/O


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    MOTU-M2 - Overview

    Get a podcast up and running in no time with the MOTU M2 2x2 USB-C Audio Interface. The beauty of the M2 is its simplicity. No complicated mixers to deal with that take up a lot of desktop space. Just a straightforward 2-Channel input box delivering crystal clear audio to your Mac or PC while giving you simple front panel gain controls and monitoring options. The unit's microphone preamps deliver a warm tone adding a professional quality sound to your vocals.

    Independent Gain & 48V Phantom Power Per Channel
    Even though the MOTU M2 can operate as a simple podcasting audio interface, it's also a very powerful tool for musicians. Inputs can be mic level, line level or instrument level (hi-z) and each of the channels can be supplied with 48V phantom power for condenser mics. Both inputs are TRS/XLR combo jacks which is also very handy. The unit also provides convenient loopback channels to your host computer for live streaming & podcasting. This handy feature allows you to mix your inputs with computer audio - like a background track - to stream the combined mix to Twitch or a podcasting platform in real time. There is also a MIDI I/O set on the rear to connect your MIDI keyboard or sound module.

    Color LCD VU Metering
    Adding a combination of critical function and eye candy appeal, Motu has added full color LCD VU metering for all inputs and outputs. It brings additional confidence that your signal is present while also making sure you're at the correct levels.

    Best in class audio Auality
    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).

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

    Ride the Bus
    Adding to the M2's portability package, Motu made it bus-powered from the USB port. This makes it a great option for live play-by-play sports broadcasters where all you need is a laptop and an internet connection.

    • Features:

      • High qualityESS Sabre32 Ultra™ DAC technology for superb analog sound
      • The same converter technology used in audio interfaces costing thousands
      • Measured 120 dB dynamic range on the outputs
      • Measured -129 dBu EIN on mic inputs
      • ESS-driven headphone output
    • Specifications:

      • Technical Specifications
      • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
      • Mic/Line/Guitar Inputs:
        2 x XLR/TRS "combo jack" mic/line/Hi-Z guitar inputs
        Independent preamp gain, 48V phantom power and monitor switch for each input
      • Analog Outputs:
        2x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled)
        2x RCA (unbalanced) analog out (mirrored)
        1x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
      • Computer I/O: 1 x USB-C (compatible with USB Type A) 2.0 audio class compliant
      • MIDI I/O:
        1x MIDI IN
        1x MIDI OUT
        16 MIDI channels to/from computer host
        Headphone: 1x 1/4" TRS stereo phone
        Phantom Power: 2x individual +48V
      • Front Panel:
        1x 1/4" TRS headphone output
        2x XLR/TRS combo inputs
        1x potentiometer - monitor vol
        1x potentiometer - phone vol
        2x potentiometer - mic/instr input gain
        4x switches - (2) 48V and (2) MON
        160x 120 pixel full-colored LCD with input and output level meters
      • Power: Bus-powered through USB
      • Dimensions (WxDxH, enclosure only): 7.5 x 4.25 x 1.75" (19.05 x 10.8 x 4.5cm)
      • Weight: 1.35Lbs (0.61kg)

        System Requirements
      • Mac System Requirements:
        1 GHz Intel-based Mac or faster
        2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
        macOS version 10.11 or later
        Available USB port
        A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
      • Windows System Requirements:
        1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster
        2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
        Windows 7, 8 or 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: MOTU Performer Lite, Ableton Live 10 Lite, 6GB of loops and sounds from Big Fish Audio, LucidSamples, Loopmasters and MOTU
      • Operating Systems: macOS 10.11 or later; Windows 7 or later

        Analog I/O
      • Line Output: 1/4" TRS, balanced, tip hot 120dB, -110dB, +16dBu
      • Mic Input: XLR, balanced, pin 2 hot, 115dB, -129dBu EIN, +10dBu (at minimum gain)
      • Phones: 1/4", TRS stereo 115dB, -110dB, +12.5dBu
    • Item Includes:

      • USB-C to USB-A Cable
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