The finest preamps
From drums to strings, and pianos to vocals. It’s hard to make bad recordings when you’ve got MOTU preamps in your set-up. These studio-grade preamps guarantee crystal clear, transparent reproduction of virtually any instrument or voice. Their low-noise floor and extensive dynamic range makes every source sound wholly natural. So much so that upon later playback, you’ll be forgiven for forgetting that you’re not in the same room as the artist!
To ensure you hit the ground running the M2 comes complete with Ableton Live Lite and MOTU performer Lite. The choice of two fully-functioning DAWs allows you to find the system that’s right for you for a stress-free recording experience. Over 100 highly-realistic virtual instruments are included in Performer Lite, alongside 6GB of the finest loops, sounds and samples that will kick-start your creativity.
The M2 includes useful loopback channels. This enables you to capture a multi-track signal of both your computer’s audio and microphones which can be sent back into the DAW. If you’re a podcaster or journalist who regularly interviews celebrities over Skype, Teams and Zoom then this will definitely come in handy!
Incorporate your favourite MIDI controller thanks to the inclusion of a traditional 5-pin MIDI input and output section. This eliminates the need for an additional MIDI interface. The streamlined set-up that the M2 provides allows you to focus on what’s most important – making excellent music. Thanks to this handy feature, you’ll be able to send MIDI data from your DAW as CV to your outboard analog synthesizers, Eurorack and modular set-ups.
Boasts rugged, metal design
Keep your device secure at all times with the Kensington security slot
Provides driver loopback for capturing host output, live streaming, and podcasting
USB compliant with plug and play operation
Designed and built within the USA
Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
Mic/line/guitar inputs: 2 x XLR/TRS «combo jack» mic/line/Hi-Z guitar inputs
2 x 1/4″ TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled)
2 x RCA (unbalanced) analog out (mirrored)
1 x 1/4″ TRS stereo headphone
Computer I/O: 1 x USB-C (compatible with USB Type A) 2.0 audio class compliant
1 x MIDI IN
1 x MIDI OUT
16 MIDI channels to/from computer host
Headphone: 1 x 1/4″ TRS stereo phone
Phantom power: 2 x individual +48V
1 x 1/4″ TRS headphone output
2 x XLR/TRS combo inputs
1 x potentiometer (monitor vol)
1 x potentiometer (phone vol)
2 x potentiometer (mic/instr input gain)
160 x 120 pixel full-colored LCD with input and output level meters
Power: Bus-powered through USB
Dimensions (width x depth x height, enclosure only): 19.05 x 10.8 x 4.5 cm
Weight: 1.35 lbs / 0.61 kg