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MOTU UltraLite MK3 Firewire USB Audio Interface


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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

Great portable, multi-track recording interface


Upgraded after my Firestudio Mobile bit the dust. This is a great unit for someone that does not have a permanent studio (although it can be synced with other units to form a larger interface) and does a lot of their recording on the fly. If you happen to run a jam or are an open mic host and you want to start offering low-cost recording options, this should work well. Additionally, if you want to run this in a live setup in addition to recording, you can assign several different pairs of mixes to route to speakers, with or without built-in FX from the interface. To top it all off, you can ditch the computer completely and run this as a standalone mixer. I have not spent too much time with the available program CueMix, but it looks to be a competent PC/Mac program with some useful tools for both recording and live sound options. I am using an older system with a firewire port (Mid 2009 MacBook Pro) and these two work seamlessly together.



portable 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.




Small box/ Big punch


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.


Raleigh, NC




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




Sweet little 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


Torrance, CA


The perfect 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.


Canoga Park, CA


Great interface by Motu!!


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 [email protected] Sam Ash Orlando"

Billy B



All In One 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.


Cincinnati, OH


This is an amazing interface!!!!


This Motu is easy to use and easy to setup. Great sound and and great effects. No complients. -Zach Sam Ash36


Columbus, Oh


Great price for a great interface.


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


sam ash nyc


UltraLite MK3 Firewire USB Audio Interface

4.8 12


Other Features 10 Simultaneous Recording Tracks
Model UltraLite Mk3
Warranty Info:

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.

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