6-in/4-out USB-C Audio Interface with 4 Microphone Preamps, LCD Screen, Hardware Monitoring, Loopback, and 6+GB of Free Content

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Looking for a high-quality audio interface that won’t break the bank? The MOTU M6 fits that description to a T. This 6-in/4-out USB-C audio interface includes ESS Sabre32 Ultra DAC technology for top-shelf sound, along with optimized drivers that yield impressive low-latency performance. Four great-sounding mic preamps include individual gain adjustment and phantom power, while 1-touch hardware monitoring ensures smooth tracking. You’ll also benefit from convenient front-panel metering, by way of the M6’s full-color LCD screen. Podcasters will appreciate the built-in loopback functionality, which includes a mix knob for balancing your live input with your computer’s playback. Bus-powered for the ultimate in portability, the MOTU M6 packs a lot of performance into a compact, high-powered audio interface.

Audio Quality

Equipped with the same ESS Sabre32 Ultra™ DAC Technology found in audio interfaces costing thousands, the M6 delivers an astonishing 120 dB Dynamic Range on its main outputs. ESS converters also drive the headphone outputs, 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™ 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 outputs

Best-in-Class D/A, Low Latency, and Ample I/O


The M6 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)


When recording and mixing, nothing is more critical than achieving optimum levels. The M6 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.


The M6 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 up to four mics (and/or guitars) from the M6 in your host software for live streaming or podcasting. Streaming and podcasting has never been easier and better-sounding!

A/B Monitor Switch

The M6 is the only audio interface in its class to offer A/B monitor switching. Connect two pairs of monitors and quickly check your mixes on each pair with the push of a button.

Stand-Alone Operation

With the included multi-blade international DC power adapter connected, you can power the M6 when the computer is turned off (or completely disconnected from the M6). This allows you to monitor any live inputs you may have (mics, guitars, keyboards, etc.) without a host computer or iOS device needed.

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.

MOTU M6 USB-C Audio Interface Features

6-in/4-out USB-C audio interface

ESS Sabre32 Ultra DAC technology delivers 120dB of dynamic range and superb audio quality

Optimized drivers yield round-trip latency as low as 2.5ms at 24-bit/96kHz with a 32 sample buffer

Full-color LCD screen supplies convenient front-panel metering

4 great-sounding microphone preamps with individual gain and phantom power

1-touch hardware monitoring on all inputs

Loopback for live streaming and podcasting

Mix knob for balancing live input with your computer’s playback

USB bus-powered for the ultimate in portability

6+GB of free loops, samples, and 1-shots from industry-leading libraries

  • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

  • 4 x XLR/TRS "combo jack" mic/line/Hi-Z guitar inputs Independent preamp gain, 48V phantom power and monitor switch for each input

  • 2 x 1/4" line in

  • 4 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled) 2 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone with independent volume

  • 1 x USB-C 2.0 audio class compliant Compatible with USB Type A host (*see power below) USB C-to-C and C-to-A cables included

  • 1 x MIDI IN 1 x MIDI OUT 16 MIDI channels to/from computer host

  • 2 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone with independent volume 1 x 3-4 switch for optional monitoring of Line Out 3-4

  • 4 x individual +48V

  • 2 x 1/4" TRS headphone output 1 x potentiometer • monitor vol 2 x potentiometer • phone vol 1 x potentiometer • input monitor mix 4 x potentiometer • mic/line/guitar input gain 11 x switches • (4) 48V, (5) MON, (1) A/B and (1) 3-4 160 x 120 pixel full-colored LCD with input and output level meters

  • Bus-powered through USB* Optional multi-blade international 15V DC power adapter (included) *USB bus power available with USB-C hosts only. For other hosts, use the included DC power adapter. For iOS devices with a Lightning port, an Apple Lightning to USB3 Camera Adapter is required (sold separately).

  • (width x depth x height, enclosure only) 9.21 x 4.75 x 1.8 inches 23.4 x 12.0 x 4.57 cm 2.15 lbs / 0.975 kg

  • Intel Core i3 Mac or faster (including Apple silicon 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)

  • 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended Windows 10 or later (x64 only) Available USB port A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)

  • USB audio class compliant for plug-and-play operation on Mac or iOS (no driver required)

  • MOTU Performer Lite Ableton Live Lite 11 6 GB of loops and sounds from Big Fish Audio, LucidSamples, Loopmasters and MOTU

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