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MOTU M2 Audio Interface

M2 2-in / 2-out USB Audio Interface with Studio-Quality Sound, Best-in-Class Metering, and Best-in-Class Speed.

 
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(12 reviews)

SKU: M3120XXXX-P

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The M2 is a 2-in/2-out USB-C audio interface for Mac, Windows, and iOS that offers best-in-class audio quality, best-in-class speed (ultra-low latency) and best-in-class metering with a full-color LCD. Record vocals, instruments or other audio sources quickly and easily. The M2 includes MOTU Performer Lite and Ableton Live Lite production software, 100+ instruments, dozens of plug-ins, and over 6 GB of loops and samples to start making music right away. Additional features include two mic/line/hi-Z instrument XLR combo inputs, individual preamp gain and 48V phantom power, one-touch hardware monitoring, support for stereo monitoring, balanced 1/4-inch DC-coupled outputs, unbalanced RCA outputs (mirrored), ESS-driven headphone output with independent volume control, MIDI in/out, driver "loopback" channels for live-streaming and podcasting, and USB bus power with power switch (USB cable included).

Best-in-Class Audio Quality
Equipped with the same ESS Sabre32 Ultra DAC Technology found in audio interfaces costing thousands, the M2 delivers an astonishing 120 dB Dynamic Range on its main outputs. ESS converters also drive the headphone output, which rivals dedicated headphone amplifiers costing hundreds. Ultra-clean preamp circuits produce a measured -129 dBu EIN on the mic inputs. Capture and monitor your audio with pristine clarity.

Best-in-Class Speed
The M2 provides best-in-class speed for monitoring live inputs (mic, guitar or keyboard) through your computer, thanks to MOTU's expertly engineered USB drivers, which deliver class-leading, ultra-low 2.5 ms Round Trip Latency (32 sample buffer at 96 kHz).

Best-in Class Metering
When recording and mixing, nothing is more critical than achieving optimum levels. The M2 is the only audio interface in its class with a full color 160x120 pixel LCD featuring clear, detailed level meters for all inputs and outputs. Enjoy professional-level volume control and feedback to get your sound just right.

Features:
  • 2-in / 2-out USB audio interface with studio-quality sound
  • Best-in-class audio quality driven by ESS Sabre32 Ultra DAC Technology
  • Best-in-class speed (ultra-low latency) for host software processing
  • Best-in-class metering for all inputs/outputs with a full-color LCD
  • 2 x mic/line/hi-Z guitar inputs on combo XLR/TRS
  • Individual preamp gain and 48V phantom power for each input
  • Hardware (direct) monitoring for each input (mono or stereo)
  • Measured -129 dB EIN on mic inputs
  • 2 x balanced, DC-coupled 1/4-inch TRS outputs
  • Measured 120 dB dynamic range on outputs
  • 2 x RCA (unbalanced) analog out (mirrored)
  • 1 x headphone out (driven by ESS converters) with independent volume control
  • MIDI in/out
  • Support for 44.1 to _192 kHz sample rates
  • USB audio class compliant for plug-and-play operation on Mac (no driver required)
  • Windows driver with 2.5 ms Round Trip Latency (32 sample buffer at 96 kHz)
  • Mac driver (optional, for 2.5 ms [email protected]/96 kHz and loopback feature)
  • iOS compatible (USB audio class compliant)
  • Driver loopback for capturing host output, live streaming and podcasting
  • Bus powered USB-C (compatible with USB Type A) with power switch (USB cable included)
  • Rugged metal construction
  • Workstation software included (MOTU Performer Lite 10 and Ableton Live Lite 10)
  • 100+ instruments (in Performer Lite)
  • Over 6 GB of included free loops, samples and one-shots from industry leading libraries

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Things You Will Get:

  • USB Audio Interface

The Best Audio Interface for Under $200

5

This audio interface is the absolute best interface you can buy for under $200. The LCD metering on the front of the unit is awesome and far more accurate than the metering of any other interface in this price point. The preamps sound great. Individual phantom power switches for each channel is also a huge plus. And it even has an on/off switch on the back, something that's super convenient but rare to see on an interface. This is the perfect 2 channel interface!

Julian

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Best interface in it'd range

5

Absolutely incredible. I upgraded from an old M-Audio mobilepre. This thing is lightyears ahead. The display is awesome and functional. It also handles my Shure SM7B with ease. Easy 5/5.

RICHARD

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Great Interface

5

Dope interface. I love that it comes with bonuses that can get anyone started with recording or producing. It also fits well on a small desk

MICAH

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Best Interface for the price!

5

Great dynamic range, sexy look. Very solid interface, waaaaaay better than a Scarlett

EVENSON

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Love Motu!

5

Perfect for a small home recording studio

Kevin

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Nice features

4

Initially I loved this unit, works well, nice features but I find both my laptop and my desktop lose the sound, I have to restart to get audio again. I have a focusrite 2i2 that never does that. I prefer the motu but that is a little annoying.

RUBEN

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I prefer M2 over my Clarett 2Pre USB.

5

I use the M2 as an audio interface for Cubase. It is excellent. Check out the specs - they are true to my experience with the M2. I'm waiting for the M4.

Dana

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Sam Ash Cherry Hill NJ RULES

5

Nice quiet interface with GREAT, super-low latency - thanks to Sam Ash Cherry Hill NJ pro audio staff for steering me in the right direction once again.

MIKE

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Great bang for the buck

5

Works great and has clean sound. Using with laptop and Scuffham S-gear as a guitar rig live. Flawless performance.

Isaiah

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Awesome

5

Awesome

MATT

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M2 Audio Interface

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Interface Type USB
Mic Preamps 2
A/D Resolution 44.1 to 192 kHz sample rates
Analog Outputs
  • 2 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled)
  • 2 x RCA (unbalanced) analog out (mirrored)
  • 1 x 1/4" TRS Stereo Headphone
  • Headphone Outputs 1 x 1/4"
    Wordclock No
    Bus Powered Yes
    MIDI I/O Yes
    Ethernet Cat5 No
    Phantom Power Yes
    Mac OS Requirements macOS 10.11 or later
    PC OS Requirements Windows 7 or later
    Dimensions 7.5 x 4.25 x 1.75 inches (WxDxH)
    Weight 1.35 lbs
    Series M Series
    Model 3120
    Warranty Info:

    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.

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