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MOTU UltraLite MK3 Firewire USB Audio Interface

 
4.7

(11 reviews)

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The UltraLite-mk3 provides flexible and mobile bus-powered operation, professional audio quality at samples rates up to 192 kHz and plenty of I/O, including two mic/instrument inputs, six line-level analog inputs, ten channels of analog output, stereo S/PDIF and a discrete stereo headphone output.

Housed in a rugged, compact enclosure you can take anywhere, the UltraLite-mk3 is equally well-suited for studio and stage, with or without a computer. As an interface or standalone mixer, the UltraLite-mk3 provides 10 separate inputs and 14 separate outputs.

Connect all of your studio gear, including microphones, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines, effects processors and even MIDI devices. Record, monitor, route and process all of these live inputs using the professional on-board CueMix FX digital mixer — with no latency and no processor strain on your computer. Apply hardware DSP-driven effects processing to inputs, outputs, and busses independent of your host computer. Add Classic Reverb™ with lengths up to 60 seconds. Further sculpt your sound with 7-band parametric EQ featuring filter types carefully modeled after British analog console EQs. Choose between two forms of compression: a conventional compressor and the Leveler™, an accurate model of the legendary LA-2A™ optical compressor that provides vintage, musical automatic gain control.

After programming the on-board mixing in the studio, unplug the UltraLite-mk3 from the computer and take it on the road for operation as a stand-alone mixer with effects. All mixing and effects parameters are adjustable using the front panel backlit LCD.

The UltraLite-mk3 provides cross-platform compatibility with Mac and Windows and all of your favorite audio software and host-based effects via WDM/ASIO/Core Audio drivers. Or you can use the included AudioDesk workstation software for Mac, with 24-bit recording/editing and 32-bit mixing/processing/mastering.

Things You Will Get:

  • Audio Interface
  • Firewire Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Manual

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Motu Ultralite Mk3 Firewire Usb Audio Interface
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (10)
  • Excellent sound (10)
  • Low distortion (8)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Easy to use (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (10)
  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Professional recording (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Performances (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

Reviewed by 11 customers

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5.0

portable interface

By 

from Cincinnati,OH

About Me Novice

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Low Distortion
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Motu Ultralite Mk3 Firewire Usb Audio Interface:

    easy to use and easy to take from gig to gig. I like the 10 separate inputs and 14 separate outputs for any applications. 7 band eq with plenty of range.

     
    5.0

    Small box/ Big punch

    By 

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Excellent Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Motu Ultralite Mk3 Firewire Usb Audio Interface:

      MOTU makes some of the best interfaces for the money. What sets this unit apart is its ability to be a home or live piece. The audio converters are top notch and its both MAC and PC compatible. Its the best sounding compact unit that'll fit in your backpack. When using it live, I just run the line outs from my board into the unit and capture everything just like in my home studio. The other great feature is the front input so I can run my guitar directly in without having to reach around back. This was a hands on review by Keith @ Sam Ash Raleigh.

       
      5.0

      MOTU INTERFACE

      By 

      from ORLANDO

      About Me Novice

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Excellent Sound
      • Low Distortion

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Motu Ultralite Mk3 Firewire Usb Audio Interface:

        192 kHz samples 2 two mic/instrument inputs, six line-level analog inputs, 10 output channels , S/PDIF this interface is the go to.

         
        4.0

        Sweet little interface!

        By 

        from Torrance, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Motu Ultralite Mk3 Firewire Usb Audio Interface:

          Lots of options and new features. I would recommend to a friend! One of the best features is the fact that you have onboard processing of all effects and even a digital mixing section that allows you to process all your tracks with zero latency.

          This is a real hands on product review from Andrew @ Sam Ash Torrance

           
          5.0

          The perfect interface!

          By 

          from Canoga Park, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Low Distortion
          • Powerful
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Motu Ultralite Mk3 Firewire Usb Audio Interface:

            Having an older computer that still has firewire, I was a little limited in what I could use as far as modern interfaces. I've always been a fan of MOTU stuff, always great quality and seems to work well with most softwares, so I gave this one a try. It's got everything I need, the preamps are top quality, and most importantly it still works with all my gear! Go MOTU or go home!

            This is a real hands on product review from Jared @ Sam Ash Canoga Park.

             
            5.0

            Great interface by Motu!!

            By 

            from Orlando,fl

            About Me Professional Musician

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Low Distortion
            • Powerful
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Motu Ultralite Mk3 Firewire Usb Audio Interface:

              Good interface by Motu!!
              Great for the home studio and professional musician.
              Great EQs and Mic Preamps.
              Provides 10 separate inputs and 14 separate outputs.
              "This is a real hands on product review from Billy@ Sam Ash Orlando"

               
              5.0

              All In One Interface

              By 

              from Cincinnati, OH

              About Me Experienced

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Low Distortion
              • Powerful
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Motu Ultralite Mk3 Firewire Usb Audio Interface:

                With 10 ins and 14 outs this interface should meet all needs. Can be used as an interface or mixer with built in effects. This is a hands on review from Justin at Sam Ash Cincinnati.

                 
                4.0

                This is an amazing interface!!!!

                By 

                from Columbus, Oh

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Low Distortion
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Motu Ultralite Mk3 Firewire Usb Audio Interface:

                  This Motu is easy to use and easy to setup. Great sound and and great effects. No complients.

                  -Zach Sam Ash36

                   
                  5.0

                  Great price for a great interface.

                  By 

                  from sam ash nyc

                  About Me Experienced

                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Low Distortion
                  • Powerful
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Motu Ultralite Mk3 Firewire Usb Audio Interface:

                    Great interface for a great price. Lots of options and new features. I would recommend to a friend.

                     
                    4.0

                    Clean pre amp

                    By 

                    from Lyndhurst, Ohio

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Staff Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Low Distortion
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Motu Ultralite Mk3 Firewire Usb Audio Interface:

                      This powerful little box has a wide variety of ways you can hook up your set up. They offer 2 very quiet mic pre amps as well as 6 line inputs and a MIDI connection. There are also 8 outputs for any combo you can think of. The outter shell is made of metal and is incredibly sturdy. This makes it great for a person who is traveling. One of the best features is the fact that you have onboard processing of all effects and even a digital mixing section that allows you to process all your tracks with zero latency. I am a reviewer for Sam Ash Music Lyndhurst, Ohio.

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                      UltraLite MK3 Firewire USB Audio Interface

                      The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for 90 days and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.