MOTU UltraLite AVB 18 x 18 USB Audio Interface

MOTU UltraLite AVB 18 x 18 USB Audio Interface

MOTU UltraLite AVB 18 x 18 USB Audio Interface

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Product Highlights

  • 2 Mic Inputs
  • 2 Guitar Inputs
  • 6 Line Inputs
  • 8 Line Outputs
  • 8-Channel Optical I/O
  • Headphone Out
  • USB 2.0
  • Built-In DSP Mixing with EQ & Dynamics
  • Wi-Fi Control
  • AVB Audio Networking
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  • 1Description

The UltraLite AVB 18 x 18 from MOTU is a USB 2.0 audio interface that records at up to 24-bit, 192 kHz resolution, and features DSP mixing, Wi-Fi control and AVB audio networking. It is ideal for a multitude of audio recording applications for your mobile, project or home studio.

The UltraLite AVB 18 x 18 boasts 2 mic inputs, 2 guitar inputs, 6 line inputs, 8 line outputs, headphone out and 8-channel optical I/O for a total of 18 inputs and 18 outputs, simultaneously. The optical ports also support stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF). The unit also features a large backlit 128 x 48 pixel LCD screen that lets you view all signal activity at a glance with detailed metering for all analog and digital I/O. Access to hardware settings are available from a simple and convenient menu, and quick setup templates are available for many common use cases.

By connecting a Wi-Fi router directly with a standard Ethernet cable, you can control the UltraLite AVB's mixing and DSP effects from your smartphone or tablet, without a computer. This is especially handy for mixing live sound. For more I/O, the system can be expanded by daisy-chaining a second MOTU interface via Ethernet cable, and for even more, up to five MOTU interfaces can be linked using a MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately).

Universal Connectivity
The UltraLite AVB connects to your computer with audio class compliant hi-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS) for across-the-board compatibility now and in the future. Alternately, if you have a Mac running OS X Yosemite (10.10) or later, you can use a standard Ethernet cable for operation as an audio interface. Either way, the UltraLite AVB is compatible with all audio software
DSP-Powered Mixing
Console-style mixing with 48 channels and 12 busses. Each channel features modeled analog EQ and compression and uses 32-bit float precision processing. The UltraLite AVB models classic British EQs and also provides a classic compressor with peak/RMS operation on each input channel. Groups and the Main Mix bus are equipped with MOTU's Leveler, a model of the legendary Teletronix LA-2A optical leveling amplifier, known for its sought-after Automatic Gain Control (AGC) characteristics
Web App Control
The software that you use to control the UltraLite doesn't reside on your hard drive. It's a web app served from the hardware itself. This means you can control the UltraLite's on-board DSP, mixing, device settings, and network audio routing from the web app software running in your favorite web browser on a laptop, tablet or smartphone connected by wire or Wi-Fi to your local area network. Use any web client on Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS or Android, as long as it shares the same network
Included Software
  • MOTU AVB Discovery App for Mac (finds connected MOTU interfaces)
  • MOTU AVB Discovery App for iOS (available from Apple App Store)
  • MOTU AVB Control web app (served from the hardware itself)
  • AudioDesk 4.0 for Mac & Windows (separate download)

 

UPC: 839128005983
In the Box
MOTU UltraLite AVB 18 x 18 USB Audio Interface
  • USB Cable
  • DC Power Adapter
  • Rack Mounting Kit with Brackets and Screws
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
    Mic Input 2x XLR mic inputs
    Preamp Gain: 0 to +56 dB (digitally controlled)
    Analog Inputs 2x 1/4" hi-Z guitar inputs (front panel)
    6x 1/4" TRS line inputs (balanced/unbalanced)
    Max Level: +24 dBu (digitally adjustable -96 to +22
    Analog Outputs 8x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled)
    Max Level: +20 dBu (digitally adjustable -4 to +20)
    1x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
    Total I/O Channels 18 inputs and 18 outputs (36 total) at 1x sample rates
    14 inputs and 14 outputs (28 total) at 2x sample rates
    10 inputs and 10 outputs (20 total) at 4x sample rates
    Computer I/O 1x USB 2.0 audio class compliant, USB 3.0 and iOS compatible
    1x AVB Ethernet (requires OS X Yosemite)
    Headphone 1x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable)
    Phantom Power 2x individual +48V
    Front Panel 1x 1/4" TRS headphone output
    2x TRS hi-Z guitar input
    1x digital rotary encoders • main/phone volume
    2x digital rotary encoders • guitar input gain/power
    2x digital rotary encoders • mic preamp gain
    4x switches • (2) Pad and (2) 48V Phantom switch
    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 high-speed USB 2.0 or AVB Ethernet port
    A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
    *AVB Ethernet audio interface operation requires OS X Yosemite
    Windows System Requirements 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster
    2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
    Windows 7 or later
    Available USB 2.0 or 3.0 port
    Available Ethernet port for firmware updates
    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 and more
    Web client must be connected to the same network as the MOTU AVB interface by wire or Wi-Fi
    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
    Connector Type Line Output: 1/4" TRS, balanced, tip hot
    Line Input: 1/4" TRS, bal/unbal, tip hot
    Mic Input: XLR, balanced, pin 2 hot
    Phones: 1/4", TRS stereo
    Dynamic Range Line Output: 117 dB, A-weighted
    Line Input: 110 dB, A-weighted
    Mic Input: 112 dB, A-weighted
    Phones: 112 dB, A-weighted
    THD+N Line Output: -101 dB, unweighted
    Line Input: -102 dB, unweighted
    Mic Input: -104 dB, unweighted
    Phones: -94 dB, unweighted
    Maximum Level Line Output: +20 dBu
    Line Input: +24 dBu
    Mic Input: +24 dBu (with pad)
    Phones: Max. 80 mw
    Gain Trim Range Line Output: 24 dB (-4 to +20), in 1 dB steps
    Line Input: 118 dBu (-96 to +22), in 1 dB steps
    Mic Input: 56 dB, in 1 dB steps
    Phones: 128 dB
    Compatible Software Compatible Mac Software

    The UltraLite AVB 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
    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 AVB ships with standard ASIO and Wave drivers for Windows 7 and 8 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
    Steinberg Cubase
    Propellerhead Record & Reason
    Image Line FL Studio
    Sony Vegas Pro
    Sony Sound Forge
    Sony Acid
    Cockos Reaper
    Native Instruments Kontakt
    Waves stand-alone apps (and plug-ins, via compatible host)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.9 x 11.6 x 5.4"
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