MOTU MicroBook II
Personal Studio recording has never sounded better!
The MicroBook II comes in a compact, rugged cast metal case suitable for on-the-go recording, personal studio tracking, laptop-based DJ-ing, and many other recording and playback activities. At only 5.5 x 3.5 x 1.25 inches, the bus powered MicroBook II has all the great features of the original model, plus hands-on volume control, USB 2.0 connectivity for low-latency performance, more simultaneous outputs (six), an XLR mic input, and support for 96 kHz recording and playback.
- 4-input, 6-output bus-powered "plug-and-play" USB 2.0 audio interface for Mac and Windows.
- 6 x 8 physical input/output channels.
- 8-bus digital mixer to route and mix live inputs with computer tracks.
- Pre-amp equipped mic input with Precision Digital Trim™ 48V phantom power, and 20 dB pad.
- Hi-Z guitar input with Precision Digital Trim.
- Stereo line level analog input (balanced TRS quarter-inch or stereo mini).
- Stereo balanced TRS quarter-inch line level main outs.
- Stereo eighth-inch "mini" line level out.
- S/PDIF digital out (duplicates main out).
- Headphones output on quarter-inch stereo jack with independent volume control.
- Digitally controlled analog trim for all analog inputs.
- Digital trim for all outputs.
- Output volume digital rotary encoder. Push to cycle among three modes: main out, phones, or both.
- Mic input digital rotary encoder for adjusting trim level, 48V and pad.
- Dedicated 3- or 4-segment LED meters for all inputs and outputs.
- CueMix™ FX no-latency mixing and monitoring with EQ and dynamics processing.
- 7-band parametric EQ and compression.
- Test tone and white/pink noise generator.
- Support for recording and playback at 2x sample rates (88.2 and 96 kHz).
- Advanced audio analysis software tools, including FFT display, spectrogram "waterfall" display, oscilloscope, X-Y plot, and phase torch.
- Industry standard Mac and Windows audio drivers (Core Audio, Wave, and ASIO) for across-the-board
- Compatible with all current and recent generation Macs and PCs.
- Includes AudioDesk DAW software, USB cable, and mic cable adapter.
A complete solution -Everything you need to make world-class recordings
The MicroBook II provides simultaneous inputs for a microphone, a guitar, and a keyboard or other stereo line level device. The mic preamp delivers neutral coloration and pristine sound, with 20 dB pad and 48V phantom power for condenser mics. Programmable outputs provide flexible monitoring options.
Ultra-compact size - Take it with you anywhere
The MicroBook II is an impressively small 5.5 by 3.6 by 1.25 inches, which means that it slides easily into your backpack or a large pocket. It also sits nicely next to your laptop or desktop computer.
Studio-grade sound - Engineered for the discriminating ear
The MicroBook II has been engineered with MOTU’s renowned, award-winning audio interface technology, which delivers the uncompromising audio quality and rock-solid performance MOTU interfaces are known for worldwide. You can always record and mix with confidence, even in most demanding professional recording situations, knowing that decades of engineering experience are behind you, every step of the way. The MicroBook II delivers measured audio specs that rival interfaces costing hundreds more
High-speed USB 2.0 - High bandwidth and low latency
The MicroBook II can record and play all channels simultaneously, and high-speed USB 2.0 provides plenty of bandwidth, even at 96 kHz.
Flexible volume control - Digital encoders push and turn
The two digital rotary encoders not only look good, they feel good, too. Push the volume knob repeatedly to cycle among the main outs, headphones, or both, as indicated by the LEDs. For the mic input, adjust trim and toggle 48V phantom power or the -20 dB pad. Hands-on control is immediate and intuitive.
Mixing and effects - It's an 8-bus digital mixer, too
The MicroBook is an 8-bus digital mixer that lets you mix live inputs with each other — with or without host software tracks. With CueMix FX running on your computer, you can create separate mixes of live audio from your mic, guitar, and keyboard, and send each mix to separate outputs (main out, line out, and phones out) or any combination of all three.
Solid metal chassis - MOTU interfaces are built to last
The MicroBook aluminum alloy chassis is lightweight, yet incredibly sturdy and durable, and designed to withstand the rigors of the studio, stage, and tour bus. In a world awash with cheap plastic, the cool touch of the MicroBook II's metal exterior in your hands is a reassuring reminder that you are holding quality engineering and construction built to last.
The engineering behind the MicroBook II runs deep, to give your audio recordings the depth of quality they deserve.
- Six simultaneous outputs
- Output three stereo pairs simultaneously. They can match or be completely independent
- HD Audio
- Record your projects at 88.2 or 96 kHz for true HD audio resolution
- Instrument tuner
- Tune your guitar or other instrument to within a hundredth of a cent with this easy-to-read meter.
- Signal Generator
- Generate sine waves and white or pink noise to calibrate and fine-tune your entire studio.
- Analysis tools
- Visualize the harmonic content of your mix with dynamic animation and vivid color.
- Turn your computer into a sophisticated oscilloscope with digital precision.
Internal CueMix™ mixing and routing features let users program a different stereo mix for each output pair, consisting of any combination of live inputs and host audio tracks. Alternately, users can send the same mix to multiple outputs, or choose a separate output for the MicroBook’s built-in test tone generator or white and pink noise generator.
The driver provides an extra input and output pair for routing complete mixes back to the computer host, for scoping audio streams with the analysis tools in the included CueMix FX software, and for routing virtual instrument (or other host) output to the MicroBook II mixer.
On-board effects include modeled analog EQ and compression, which can be applied with near-zero latency (in the hardware) to live inputs.