MOTU UltraLite-Mk5 18x22 USB-C Audio Interface w/ 2 Mic Preamps

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MOTU UltraLite-Mk5 18x22  USB-C Audio Interface w/ 2 Mic Preamps MOTU UltraLite-Mk5 18x22  USB-C Audio Interface w/ 2 Mic Preamps MOTU UltraLite-Mk5 18x22  USB-C Audio Interface w/ 2 Mic Preamps MOTU UltraLite-Mk5 18x22  USB-C Audio Interface w/ 2 Mic Preamps MOTU UltraLite-Mk5 18x22  USB-C Audio Interface w/ 2 Mic Preamps
MOTU UltraLite-Mk5 18x22  USB-C Audio Interface w/ 2 Mic Preamps

Best-in-class audio quality

The UltraLite-mk5 includes renowned ESS Sabre32™ DAC technology, featuring the ES9026PRO DAC, to deliver measured 125 dB dynamic range and -114 dB THD+N. Renowned drivers deliver rock-solid performance and industry-leading low latency.

Ultra-low latency

Optimized drivers for both Mac and PC deliver ultra-low latency performance. With a high-performance DAW such as Digital Performer, the UltraLite-mk5 delivers an astonishing round trip latency (RTL) of 2.4 ms (milliseconds) over USB (at 96 kHz with a 32-sample host buffer).

Built for studio and stage

Housed in a compact, steel enclosure you can take anywhere, the UltraLite-mk5 is equally well-suited for studio and stage, with or without a computer. Connect all your personal studio gear for state-of-the art computer-based recording and production, or take it to your next gig to mix live, without a computer.

40 simultaneous audio channels

As an interface or mixer, the UltraLite-mk5 provides 18 inputs and 22 outputs, for a total of 40 simultaneous, independent I/O channels. You get 2 mic/line/instrument inputs, 6 line inputs, 10 line outputs, headphone out and 8-channel optical I/O. The optical ports alternatively support stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF).

All the I/O you need

Connect all of your audio gear, including speakers, headphones, mics, guitars,
synths, keyboards, drum machines, effects processors and even MIDI devices.

iOS compatibility

The UltraLite-mk5 is USB audio class compliant, giving you plug-and-play compatibility with iPad® and other Apple® iOS devices. Record on-the-go, directly to your iPad, or play backing tracks during a gig, mixed with your live inputs with the UltraLite-mk5's built-in mixing. Control everything from the CueMix 5™ mixing app
on your iPad or iPhone.


The UltraLite-mk5 provides convenient loopback channels to your host computer or iOS device, so you can easily route computer output, along with a mix of live inputs from the UltraLite-mk5 itself, back to the computer, where you can record it back into your podcasting host software or stream it live to the internet. Streaming and podcasting has never been easier and better-sounding!

Mobile recording and mixing

After recording and mixing in the studio, take the UltraLite-mk5 on the road with your laptop for mobile recording and live mixing.

Half-rack Mounting Kit

Ready for serious touring, the steel-encased UltraLite-mk5 can be rack-mounted with thick, steel brackets designed to withstand the punishment on the road ahead. (Sold separately)

Half-rack Coupler Kit

Join two UltraLite-mk5 units together, side by side, to fill a space in your rack or road case. Thick steel brackets ensure everything connects solidly as a singular full-rack unit. (Sold separately)

Introducing CueMix™ 5

CueMix 5 gives you simple, yet comprehensive graphic control over your mix. CueMix 5 is a completely new app with attractive graphic mixing, graphic editing of parametric EQ, and a convenient touch-friendly interface for quick access to all mixing features, digitally controlled trims and other settings in your UltraLite-mk5.

Start making music right away with included workstation software, virtual instruments and loops

Connect the UltraLite-mk5 to your Mac or PC and start laying down tracks with the included Performer Lite production software, plus hundreds of loops, one-shots and sounds from industry leaders Big Fish Audio, Lucidsamples and Loopmasters.


  • Superb sound quality & performance
  • 40 simultaneous ins/outs (18 x 22)
  • On-board DSP, mixing and effects
  • Universal connectivity
  • Loopback and other advanced extras
  • CueMix™ 5 console app (Mac/Win/iOS)
  • Performer® Lite workstation software


  • Sample rates     
    • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
  • Mic/line/guitar inputs     
    • 2 x XLR/TRS "combo" jacks
    • 1 MΩ impedance on the line/instr inputs
  • Analog inputs     
    • 6 x 1/4" TRS line in (balanced)
  • Analog outputs     
    • 10 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled)
  • Digital I/O     
    • 1 bank (8 ch) of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates
    • 1 bank (4 ch) of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates
    • Switchable to stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF)
    • 1 x stereo S/PDIF on RCA (up to 96 kHz)
  • Computer I/O     
    • 1 x USB-C 2.0 audio class compliant
    •  Compatible with USB Type A (with adapter or C-to-A cable)
  • Total audio I/O     
    • 18 in / 22 out (40 total) at 1x sample rates
    • 14 in / 18 out (32 total) at 2x sample rates
    • 8 in / 12 out (20 total) at 4x sample rates
  • 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     
    • 2 x XLR/TRS combo inputs
    • 1 x 1/4" TRS headphone output
    • 1 x potentiometer • phone/monitor vol
    • 2 x potentiometer • mic/instr input gain
    • 4 x switches • (2) 48V and (2) pad
    • 1x high-resolution white OLED display for metering/status
  • Power     
    • External 12-18V DC power supply
    • 1.0A max • tip pos or neg
  • Dimensions and weight(width x depth x height, enclosure only)
    • 8.6 x 6.9 x 1.75 inches
    • 22 x 17.5 x 4.5 cm
    • 2.875 lbs / 1.31 kg

System Requirements

  • Mac System Requirements     
    • Intel Core i3 Mac or faster (including the new M1 Macs)
    • 4 GB RAM; 8 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     
    • Intel Core i3 PC (or AMD equivalent)
    • 4 GB RAM; 8 GB or more recommended
    • Windows 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     
    • CueMix 5
    • MOTU Performer Lite
    • 6GB of loops and sounds from Big Fish Audio, LucidSamples, Loopmasters and MOTU
More Information
Condition New
UPC 839128006188
Weight 9.000000
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