MOTU micro lite MIDI Interface

MOTU micro lite - 5 Input / 5 Output USB MIDI Interface for Mac and PC

MOTU micro lite - 5 Input / 5 Output USB MIDI Interface for Mac and PC

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MOTU micro lite MIDI Interface

MOTU micro lite MIDI Interface

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Built from the same technology found in the MIDI Timepiece, the micro lite is a professional MIDI interface and that provides portable, plug-and-play connectivity to any USB-equipped Macintosh or Windows computer.

The micro lite provides five MIDI in, five MIDI out for a total of eighty MIDI channels. Large front-panel LEDs illuminate to indicate MIDI activity. The unit takes full advantage of USB, providing high-speed MIDI throughput, sub-millisecond timing accuracy, support for "hot-swapping" and plug-and-play expansion.

In the event that one needs to connect another sound module or synthesizer, another MOTU USB MIDI interface can be connected via any available USB port. And the micro lite is entirely powered by the USB port - no wall wart or AC plug. The interface is housed in a rugged metal casing and slides easily into a shoulder bag or briefcase for portability and convenient desktop operation. Removable rack attachments, as well as a custom center-joint fastener, are included and allow for easily mounting two units side by side in a standard 19-inch equipment rack.

Five MIDI inputs and outputs provide 80 MIDI channels
USB Powered
No additional power necessary. High-speed USB connection
Additional MIDI ports can be provided by simply plugging in another MOTU MIDI interface
Includes drivers for Mac OS9, Mac OS X and Windows Me/2000/XP.
UPC: 839128005150
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MOTU micro lite - 5 Input / 5 Output USB MIDI Interface for Mac and PC
  • USB Cable
  • Driver Software
  • Rack Attachments
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    MOTU 5056 specs

    Connection USB
    MIDI In 5
    MIDI Out 5
    Activity Indicators In and Out on each port
    Multiple Units Yes (USB)
    Stand-Alone No
    Bypass/Panic No
    Synchronizer No
    System Requirements USB equipped Mac or PC
    Specialties Compact housing for portability and convenient desktop operation
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.9 x 11.4 x 5.4"

    MOTU 5056 reviews

    micro lite MIDI Interface is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what is says. I use this to make program changes to five synths in a live gig. I works exactly like you would expect. The only improvement would be a way to put it into a full rack space. It only has brackets for a 1/2 rack space.
    Date published: 2011-01-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from NICE STUFF - SIMPLE AND USEFUL I integrated my MOTU Micro-lite in my home studio to do demo development. Having had MOTU equipment in the past I expected that the system would behave similarly, and I was right. The unit is simple, easy to interface, and operates as advertised.
    Date published: 2008-05-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid So Far I use this with Ableton Live on a MacBook Pro to send and receive MIDI to/from a keyboard, foot control board, Roland VG-99 guitar system, a VoiceLive2, and a Roland digital drum kit. Also to a MIDI sound unit for a click track. So far it is working perfectly. Had to install drivers that came with it on the MBP which went smooth. Fit nicely into a rack.
    Date published: 2014-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from MOTU makes good stuff My MOTU XT midi interface was acting flaky after many years of service. Since I only have 4 midi sound modules, I decided to downsize. The Micro not only stabilized my setup but Digital Performer seems to be snappier.
    Date published: 2017-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This midi interface is great. No problems, plug in and play. works beautifully, runs on usb hub (low power). would reccommend!
    Date published: 2015-12-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid machine Does what is expected of it. Trouble-free. Easy set-up, and nice to match along an ultra lite, if you have one of those.
    Date published: 2014-11-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from good price works great what's not to like, does just as it claims to do. Works great
    Date published: 2013-12-18
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