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MOTU UltraLite AVB 18x18 USB / AVB Audio Interface with DSP
MOTU UltraLite AVB 18x18 USB/AVB Audio Interface with DSP

MOTU UltraLite AVB 18x18 USB/AVB Audio Interface with DSP

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From studio to stage, the UltraLite AVB delivers exceptional sound quality, state-of-the-art operation and rock-solid performance.

The latest in MOTU's popular, award-winning UltraLite interface series, the UltraLite AVB is an 18-input, 18-output audio interface with DSP mixing, wireless control, AVB audio networking and best-in-class analog audio quality for on-the-go mobile audio recording. Connect to a computer through AVB Ethernet or audio class compliant hi-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS) and record at sample rates up to 192 kHz with two mic inputs, two hi-Z guitar inputs, six line-level analog inputs, eight analog outputs, 8-channel optical I/O (with support for 2-channel TOSLink), MIDI I/O and a headphone output.

Powerful DSP delivers large console style mixing with 48 channels, 12 stereo busses, and 32-bit floating point effects processing, including modeled analog EQ, vintage compression and classic reverb. Matrix routing lets you quickly patch ins to outs, or split inputs to multiple destinations. Use the UltraLite AVB as a stand-alone mixer and control everything wirelessly from innovative web app software running on your iPad™, iPhone™, tablet, smart phone, and laptop. Through AVB Ethernet, connect another MOTU AVB interface for more I/O — or connect to an expanded MOTU AVB network with multiple interfaces and computers.

MOTU UltraLite AVB Features

  • 18 x 18 USB/AVB audio interface with 36 simultaneous audio channels — 2 mic inputs, 2 guitar inputs, 6 line inputs, 8 line outputs, headphone out and 8-channel optical I/O for 18 inputs and 18 outputs.
  • Best-in-class audio quality — 117 dB dynamic range on analog outputs represents best-in-class analog audio performance for mobile recording.
  • DSP mixing and effects processing — Flexible 48-input digital mixer with 7 stereo aux busses, 3 group sends, access to 32 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, plus any devices on the AVB network.
  • Stand-alone operation with wireless control — Connect an Apple® Airport™ or other Wi-Fi router with a standard Ethernet cable for wireless control of device settings, powerful 48-channel mixing and DSP effects.
  • Universal connectivity — Connects to your computer with standard AVB Ethernet or audio class compliant hi-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS). Compatible with all audio software.
  • Web app control from any device — Control everything from your favorite web browser on a laptop, tablet and smartphone connected to your local Wi-Fi network.
  • System expansion — Add a 2nd MOTU AVB interface (1248, 8M, 16A, 24Ai, 24Ao, etc.) with a simple CAT-5e ethernet cable. Connect up to five MOTU interfaces using a MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately).
  • AVB audio networking — Build a network with multiple interfaces and computers using standard AVB switches and network cabling, with ultra-low network latency, even over long cable runs (100 meters point to point). Stream hundreds of audio channels among devices and computers on the network.
  • 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.
  • UltraLite AVB 18x18 USB / AVB Audio Interface with DSP1
  • Sample rates44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • Mic inputs
    • 2 x XLR mic inputs
    • Preamp gain: 0 to +60 dB (digitally controlled)
  • Analog inputs
    • 2 x 1/4" hi-Z guitar inputs (front panel)
    • 6 x 1/4" TRS line inputs (balanced/unbalanced)
    • Max level: +24 dBu (digitally adjustable -96 to +22)
  • Analog outputs
    • 8 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 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
    • 1 x USB 2.0 audio class compliant, USB 3.0 and iOS compatible
    • 1 x AVB Ethernet (requires OS X Yosemite)
  • Computer I/O channels
    • USB 2.0 (44.1 to 48 kHz): 64 in/out
    • USB 2.0 (88.2 to 96 kHz): 32 in/out
    • USB 2.0 (176.4 to 192 kHz): 24 in/out
    • AVB Ethernet: 16 to 128 in/out, depending on host computer speed
  • MIDI I/O
    • 1 x MIDI IN
    • 1 x MIDI OUT
    • 16 MIDI channels to/from computer host
  • Headphone1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone (assignable)
  • Phantom power2 x individual +48V
  • Network I/O1 x RJ45 AVB/TSN Ethernet (100 Mbps)
  • AVB streams (8 channels per stream)
    • 3 in / 3 out @ 44.1 or 48 kHz
    • 2 in / 2 out @ 88.2 or 96 kHz
    • 1 in / 1 out @ 176.4 or 192 kHz
  • Front panel
    • 1 x 1/4" TRS headphone output
    • 2 x TRS hi-Z guitar input
    • 1 x digital rotary encoders • main/phone volume
    • 2 x digital rotary encoders • guitar input gain/power
    • 2 x digital rotary encoders • mic preamp gain
    • 4 x 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
  • Dimensions and weight (WxDxH, enclosure only)
    • 8.6x7x1.75 inches (22x17.75x4.5 cm)
    • 2.5 lbs (1.13 kg)

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