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MOTU M4 Audio Studio Recording Interface, 192kHz, USB-C, 2 Input - 4 Output
MOTU M4 Audio Studio Recording Interface, 192kHz, USB-C, 2 Input - 4 Output MOTU M4 Audio Studio Recording Interface, 192kHz, USB-C, 2 Input - 4 Output

MOTU M4 Audio Studio Recording Interface, 192kHz, USB-C, 2 Input - 4 Output

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SKU: MOTU-M4

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Manufacturer's Description

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

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!

A tradition of engineering excellence

Decades of award-winning product engineering for hit songs, mega tours, primetime shows and blockbuster movies goes into every MOTU audio interface.

Workstation software, virtual instruments and loops to get you making music right away

Connect the M4 to your Mac or PC and start laying down tracks with the included Performer Lite or Live Lite production software, plus hundreds of loops, one-shots and sounds from industry leaders Big Fish Audio, Lucidsamples and Loopmasters.

MOTU Performer Lite

Performer Lite provides everything you need to record, edit, mix, process and master your own music tracks quickly and easily. Plug in your mic, guitar and MIDI keyboard and start tracking with over 100 virtual instruments, dozens of effects plug-ins, guitar FX processing and much more.

Ableton Live Lite

Live 10 Lite is a lightweight version of Ableton Live 10. It comes with all of Live’s essential workflows, instruments and effects – everything you need to record songs, create hands-on with your controller, take music made in your apps further and so much more.

100+ Virtual Instruments

Performer Lite includes over 100 virtual instruments, including acoustic and electric pianos, guitars, basses, drums, organs synths, orchestral instruments, choirs, world instruments and much more. Take your musical muse wherever it wants to go.

Loops and sounds

You get 6 GB of free loops and sample packs from leading sample content providers to help you start making music right away. Choose from dozens of musical styles, then drag and drop in your project's timeline to build your track quickly.

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 warranty

Specifications

General

  • Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • Mic/line/guitar: 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 inputs: 2 x 1/4" line in
  • 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

System Requirements

  • Mac System Requirements
    • 1 GHz Intel-based Mac or faster
    • 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
    • macOS version 10.11 or later
    • (Optional driver requires 10.13 or later)
    • Available USB port
    • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
  • Windows System Requirements
    • 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster
    • 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
    • Windows 7, 8 or 10
    • Available USB port
    • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
  • Class-Compliant Support: USB audio class compliant for plug-and-play operation on Mac or iOS (no driver required)
  • Included Software
    • MOTU Performer Lite
    • Ableton Live 10 Lite
    • 6GB of loops and sounds from Big Fish Audio, LucidSamples, Loopmasters and MOTU

Compatible Mac Software

The M4 ships with standard Core Audio drivers for Mac OS X for compatibility with virtually all Core Audio-compatible apps, including:

  • MOTU Performer Lite
  • MOTU Digital Performer
  • Avid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)
  • Apple Logic Pro
  • Apple Logic Express
  • Apple Garage Band
  • Apple SoundTrack Pro
  • Ableton Live
  • Presonus Studio One
  • Propellerhead Record & Reason
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Cockos Reaper
  • Native Instruments Kontakt
  • Waves stand-alone apps (and plug-ins, via compatible host)

Compatible Windows Software

The M4 ships with standard ASIO and Wave drivers for Windows 7, 8 and 10 for compatibility with virtually all ASIO- and Wave-compatible audio apps, including:

  • MOTU Performer Lite
  • MOTU Digital Performer
  • Avid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)
  • Ableton Live
  • Cakewalk Sonar
  • Cockos Reaper
  • Image Line FL Studio
  • Native Instruments Kontakt
  • Presonus Studio One
  • Propellerhead Record & Reason
  • Sony Vegas Pro
  • Sony Sound Forge
  • Sony Acid
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Waves stand-alone apps (and plug-ins, via compatible host)

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