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MOTU Micro Lite 5x5 USB MIDI Interface

The MOTU Micro Lite USB MIDI Interface provides a 5 in and 5 out plug-n-play MIDI interface for any Mac or Windows computer. (35) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Built from the same technology found in MOTU's flagship MIDI Timepiece, the MOTU micro lite USB is a professional MIDI interface and that provides portable, plug-and-play connectivity to any USB-equipped Macintosh or Windows computer.

The MOTU micro lite USB provides 5 MIDI IN, 5 MIDI OUT, 80 MIDI channels and compatibility with all Macintosh and Windows software. Large front-panel LEDs illuminate to indicate MIDI activity.

The MOTU micro lite USB takes full advantage of USB, giving you high-speed MIDI throughput, sub-millisecond timing accuracy, support for hot-swapping and plug-and-play expansion. Need to connect another sound module or synth? No problem. Just add another MOTU USB MIDI interface via any available USB port. And the micro lite is powered by the USB port -- no wall wart or AC plug.

With its attractive yet rugged metal casing, the MOTU micro lite USB slides easily into a shoulder bag or briefcase for ultra-compact portability and convenient desktop operation. Removable rack attachments, as well as a custom center-joint fastener, are included and allow you to easily mount two micro lites side by side in a standard 19-inch equipment rack.

No other MIDI interface offers this much value, performance and portability at such an affordable price.

Features

- MIDI connectivity - Five MIDI inputs and outputs provide 80 MIDI channels.
- Expansion - MOTU MIDI interfaces grow with you. Expansion is simple. Add additional MIDI ports by plugging in another MOTU MIDI interface.
- Compatibility - Works with your favorite software. Includes drivers for Mac OS9, Mac OS X and Windows Me/2000/XP/Vista. High-speed USB connection.
- USB-powered - Bus-powered from USB connection. No additional power necessary.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU) products.
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 15 x 12 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5056
MOTU Warranty ´╗┐MOTU offers a 2 year warranty on all Firewire interfaces and all Video/Audio interfaces. USB MIDI interfaces and PCI Audio interfaces carry a 90 day warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 617-576-2760
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "plug & play."
Feature: 5 ins 5 outs no power supply needed--what more could you want? well, a bypass button would have been cool but otherwise nice little black box. the lighted activity indicators on the front are sweet, very helpfull for the inevitable midi "where's the sound? oh yeah, wrong output stupid" things that you run into to. No SMPTE or internal routing options (Clockworks) but i don't need them. Quality: solid, nice looking. Value: same or less than 4x4s and there is no comparing the design & construction of this and the other junk out there. Manufacturer Support: i've used MOTU e-mail support on two occassions for other things and they are very helpfull but it does take time for the answer. The Wow Factor: finally an affordable interface with 5 inputs and outputs! AND the box is soo nice looking and it has that heavily textured finish on the metal. i was nervous about USB but with XP it seems very stable. Overall: satisfied until Windows freezes over. i would definately replace it if stolen, i am considering buying more midi gear so that i can buy another one so that i could use the included hardware to bolt them together and rack mount them. most important for something like this, although it's nice looking, you can just forget that it's there because it's just a sweet little black box that's doing it's job--the perfect match for my m-audio delta 44, no real bells or whistles just does what it should for very little $.
Style of Music: alternative
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Terrible drivers unload at will"
Sound: it's midi so doesn't itself make sound Feature: 5 in 5 out with activity indicators. does what it's supposed to do when it works. Ease of Use: everytime I boot my PC or shutdown Sonar for a half hour, I have to unplug the USB cable and plug it back in again to get it to talk to Sonar. Otherwise, plug in midi cables and go. Quality: physically, the product is well made and does what it's supposed to do. the software is terrible, no driver updates available and the drivers seem to unload themselves whenever they're not used for awhile or the PC gets booted. Value: If the driver ever gets fixed, it's a 10. until then, it's pretty irritating to use. good thing my PC has front of case USB ports. Manufacturer Support: after several emails, they responded with useless advice. after a couple months they had me ship it back and gave me a new one. Same problem and they no longer respond to emails. Check the MOTU user forums, you'll see lots of complaints about disappearing drivers and terrible support; it's not just me. The Wow Factor: I want it to work. Overall: I'd save my money and buy something that works, definately not from MOTU.
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