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MOTU M4 USB Audio Interface

Put pristine MOTU sound quality in your desktop studio with this affordable 4-in/4-out USB-C audio interface, with 2 mic preamps, 2 line inputs and MIDI I/O. Rate and review this product
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MOTU M4 USB Audio Interface

Equipped with the same ESS Sabre32 Ultra(TM) DAC Technology found in audio interfaces costing thousands, the MOTU M4 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.

- ESS Sabre32 Ultra(TM) DAC technology for superb analog sound
- The same converter technology used in audio interfaces costing thousands
- Measured 120 dB dynamic range on outputs
- Measured -129 dBu EIN on mic inputs
- ESS-driven headphone output

Speed

The M4 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 (at 96 kHz with a 32 sample buffer).

Metering

When recording and mixing, nothing is more critical than achieving optimum levels. The M4 is the only audio interface in its class with a full color LCD featuring clear, detailed level meters for all inputs and outputs. Enjoy professional-level volume control and feedback to get your sound just right.

Loopback

The M4 driver provides convenient loopback channels to your host computer, so you can easily route computer output back to the computer, where you can mix it with live mics and/or guitar inputs from the M4 in your host software for live streaming or podcasting. Streaming and podcasting has never been easier and better-sounding!

Features:

- 4-in / 4-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
- 2x mic/line/hi-Z guitar inputs on combo XLR/TRS
- Individual preamp gain and 48V phantom power for each input
- 2x balanced 1/4-inch line inputs
- Hardware (direct) monitoring for each input (mono or stereo for inputs 1-2, stereo for inputs 3-4)
- Monitor mix knob to balance live inputs and computer playback
- Measured -129 dB EIN on mic inputs
- 4x balanced, DC-coupled 1/4-inch TRS outputs
- Measured 120 dB dynamic range on the 1/4-inch balanced TRS outputs
- 4x RCA (unbalanced) analog out (mirrored)
- 1x 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 RTL@32/96 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
- Kensington security slot
- Built in the USA
- Two-year manufacturer warranty

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- 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 Independent preamp gain, 48V phantom power and monitor switch for each input
- Analog outputs:
- 4 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled)
- 4 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
- MIDI I/O:
- 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
- Front panel:
- 1 x 1/4" TRS headphone output
- 2 x XLR/TRS combo inputs
- 1 x potentiometer • monitor vol
- 1 x potentiometer • phone vol
- 1 x potentiometer • input monitor mix
- 2 x potentiometer • mic/line/guitar input gain
- 5 x switches • (2) 48V, (2) MON and (1) 3-4
- 160 x 120 pixel full-colored LCD with input and output level meters
- Power: Bus-powered through USB
- Dimensions and weight (width x depth x height, enclosure only):
- 8.25 x 4.25 x 1.75 inches
- 20.955 x 10.8 x 4.5 cm
- 1.55 lbs / 0.7 kg
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 7 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 3140
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.
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 617-576-2760
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