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MOTU

Part # ULTRALITEMK4

MFR Part # 8452

The latest in MOTU's award-winning UltraLite series, the UltraLite-mk4 is a USB audio interface with 40 simultaneous I/O channels (18 in, 22 out). It also delivers exceptional sound quality, new ultra-low latency drivers and expanded DSP for studio-g More
MSRP: $595

Availability: In stock

$595.00

The latest in MOTU's award-winning UltraLite series, the UltraLite-mk4 is a USB audio interface with 40 simultaneous I/O channels (18 in, 22 out). It also delivers exceptional sound quality, new ultra-low latency drivers and expanded DSP for studio-grade mobile audio recording.

UltraLite-mk4 Feature Summary

18 x 22 USB audio interface with 40 simultaneous audio channels
2 mic/guitar inputs, 6 line ins, 10 line outs, phone out, S/PDIF digital I/O and 8-channel optical I/O for 18 inputs and 22 outputs.

Superb analog quality with ultra-low latency
Analog outputs deliver 117 dB dynamic range. New, optimized drivers deliver rock-solid performance and industry-leading low latency.

DSP mixing and effects processing
Flexible 48-input digital mixer with 7 stereo aux busses, 3 group sends, access to eight network inputs, and DSP effects, including reverb, 4-band EQ, gate, and compression.

Modeled vintage effects processing
Classic reverb. Compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A compressor. EQ modeled after British analog console EQs.

Flexible matrix routing and splitting
Send any input to any output, or multiple outputs. Includes routing to and from the computer.

Web app control
Control everything from your favorite web browser on a laptop or mobile device (table or smartphone) through a shared Wi-Fi network.

Universal connectivity
Connects to any computer with hi-speed USB 2.0 (audio class compliant, compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS). Compatible with all audio software.

Comprehensive metering
The large backlit LCD lets you view all signal activity at a glance with detailed metering for all analog and digital I/O. Access hardware settings from a simple and convenient menu.

AudioDesk
Includes AudioDesk workstation software for Mac and Windows with 24-bit recording, sample-accurate editing and 32-bit mixing and mastering.

Technical Specifications

Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

Mic/guitar inputs:

  • 2 x combo XLR/TRS mic/guitar inputs 
  • Preamp gain: 0 to +60 dB (digitally controlled) 
  • Instrument gain: 0 to +30 dB (digitally controlled)

Analog inputs:

  • 6 x 1/4" TRS line inputs (balanced/unbalanced) 
  • Max level: +24 dBu (digitally adjustable -96 to +22)

Analog outputs:

  • 10 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled) 
  • Max level: +20 dBu (digitally adjustable -4 to +20)
  • 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone

Digital I/O:

  • 1 bank (8 ch) of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates 
  • 1 bank (4 ch) of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates
  • Switchable to stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF)

Total I/O:

  • 18 in / 22 out (40 total) at 1x sample rates 
  • 14 in / 18 out (32 total) at 2x sample rates 
  • 8 in / 12 out (20 total) at 4x sample rates

Computer I/O:

  • 1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant 
  • USB 3.0 and iOS compatible

Computer I/O channels:

  • 64 in/out at 1x (44.1 to 48 kHz) 
  • 32 in/out at 2x (88.2 to 96 kHz) 
  • 24 in/out at 4x (176.4 to 192 kHz)

MIDI I/O:

  • 1 x MIDI IN 
  • 1 x MIDI OUT 
  • 16 MIDI channels to/from computer host

Headphone: 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable)
Phantom power: 2 x individual +48V
Front panel:

  • 1 x 1/4" TRS headphone output 
  • 2 x XLR/TRS combo inputs 
  • 1 x digital rotary encoders • main/phone vol/pwr 
  • 2 x digital rotary encoders • mic/instr input gain 
  • 4 x switches • (2) Pad and (2) 48V Phantom pwr 
  • 128 x 48 pixel LCD for level meters / menu nav

Power: External 12-18V DC power supply
1.0A max • tip pos or neg

Mac System Requirements

  • 1 GHz Intel-based Mac or faster
  • 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
  • Mac OS X version 10.8 or later
  • Available USB 2.0 or 3.0 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 2.0 or 3.0 port
  • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)

Web App Support

Any web client platform: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
Any web browser: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Explorer, etc.

Included Software

  • MOTU Discovery App for Mac & Windows (finds connected MOTU interfaces)
  • MOTU Discovery App for iOS (available from Apple App Store)
  • MOTU Control web app (served from the hardware itself)
  • AudioDesk 4.0 for Mac & Windows (separate download)

Operating Systems

  • For computer audio I/O: Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 7 or later
  • For web app control: Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android

Analog I/O Specifications

Line output:

  • Connector Type: 1/4'' TRS, balanced, tip hot
  • Dynamic range (A-weighted):117 dB
  • THD+N (unweighted):  -101 dB  
  • Max Level:+20dBu
  • Trim Range (in 1 dB steps): 24 dB (-4 to +20)
Line Input
  • Connector Type: 1/4'' TRS, bal/unbal, tip hot
  • Dynamic range (A-weighted): 110 dB
  • THD+N (unweighted: -102 dB
  • Max level: +24 dBu
  • Trim range (in 1 dB steps): 118 dBu (-96 to +22)
Mic Input
  • Connector Type: XLR, balanced, pin 2 hot
  • Dynamic range (A-weighted): 112 dB
  • THD+N (unweighted): -104 dB
  • Max Level: +24 dBu (with pad)
  • Trim range (in 1 dB steps): 56 dB

Phones

  • Connector type: 1/4", TRS stereo
  • Dynamic range (A-weighted): 112 dB
  • THD+N (unweighted): -94 dB
  • Max Level: Max. 80 mw
  • Trim Range (in 1 dB steps): 128 dB

Compatible Mac Software

The UltraLite-mk4 ships with standard Core Audio drivers for Mac OS X for compatibility with virtually all Core Audio-compatible apps, including:

  • MOTU Digital Performer
  • Avid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)
  • Apple Logic Pro
  • Apple Logic Express
  • Apple Garage Band
  • Apple SoundTrack Pro
  • Ableton Live
  • Presonus Studio One
  • Propellerhead Record & Reason
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Cockos Reaper
  • Native Instruments Kontakt
  • Waves stand-alone apps (and plug-ins, via compatible host)

Compatible Windows Software

The UltraLite-mk4 ships with standard ASIO and Wave drivers for Windows 7, 8 and 10 for compatibility with virtually all ASIO- and Wave-compatible audio apps, including:

  • MOTU Digital Performer
  • Avid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)
  • Ableton Live
  • Cakewalk Sonar
  • Cockos Reaper
  • Image Line FL Studio
  • Native Instruments Kontakt
  • Presonus Studio One
  • Propellerhead Record & Reason
  • Sony Vegas Pro
  • Sony Sound Forge
  • Sony Acid
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Waves stand-alone apps (and plug-ins, via compatible host)

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