Motu M4 USB Audio Interface with Studio-Quality Sound with 4 Inputs and 4 Outputs


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    M4 - Overview

    Equipped with the same ESS Sabre32 Ultra™ DAC Technology found in audio interfaces costing thousands, the M4 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.

    The M4 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).

    When recording and mixing, nothing is more critical than achieving optimum levels. The M4 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.

    The M4 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!

    • Features:

      • 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
    • Specifications:

      • Technical Specifications
      • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
      • Mic/Line/Guitar:
        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 Inputs: 2x 1/4" line in
      • Analog Outputs:
        4x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled)
        4x RCA (unbalanced) analog out (mirrored)
        1x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
      • Computer I/O: 1x 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
        1x Potentiometer: input monitor mix
        2x Potentiometer: mic/line/guitar input gain
        5x Switches: (2) 48V, (2) MON and (1) 3-4
        160x 120 pixel full-colored LCD with input and output level meters
      • Power: Bus-powered through USB
      • Dimensions (WxHxD, enclosure only): 8.25 x 4.25 x 1.75" (20.955 x 10.8 x 4.5cm)
      • Weight: 1.55Lbs (0.7kg)

        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
      • Line Input: 1/4" TRS, bal/unbal, tip hot, 115dB, -106dB, +18dBu (at minimum gain)
      • Mic input: XLR, balanced, pin 2 hot, 115dB, -129dBu EIN, +10dBu (at minimum gain)
      • Phones: 1/4", TRS stereo, 115dB, -110dB, +12.5dBu
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    M4 - Required Accessories

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