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MOTU Ultralite AVB

69,000

The latest in MOTU’s popular, award-winning UltraLite interface series, the UltraLite AVB is an 18-input, 18-output audio interface with DSP mixing, Wi-Fi control, AVB audio networking and best-in-class analog audio quality or on-the-go mobile audio recording.

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Description

Whether you’re recording in the studio, taking direct output feeds off of an analog mixer, or using it live onstage, the MOTU Ultralite AVB gives you the flexibility and low latency you need. Like the rest of MOTU’s popular AVB-equipped audio interfaces, the Ultralite AVB lets you send and receive analog and digital audio across a standard network. The internal mixer also includes all kinds of DSP processing, summing, and routing options too, and between its high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity and additional optical I/O, you can easily expand the capabilities of your MOTU Ultralite AVB.

 

36 simultaneous audio channels

The most I/O ever offered in the UltraLite series

You get 2 mic inputs, 2 guitar inputs, 6 line inputs, 8 line outputs, headphone out and 8-channel optical I/O for a total of 18 inputs and 18 outputs, simultaneously. The optical ports also support stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF).


Best-in-class analog audio quality

Performance suitable for the most demanding situations

New for 2019, the UltraLite AVB now includes renowned ESS Sabre32™ DAC technology, delivering 123dB dynamic range and the same proven, award-winning audio quality as MOTU’s flagship 1248. Renowned drivers deliver rock-solid performance and industry-leading low latency.


Universal connectivity

Class compliant USB 2.0 plus audio over Ethernet

The UltraLite AVB connects to your computer with audio class compliant hi-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS) for across-the-board compatibility now and in the future. Alternately, if you have a Mac running OS X Yosemite (10.10) or later, you can use a standard Ethernet cable for operation as an audio interface. Either way, the UltraLite AVB is compatible with all audio software.


DSP-powered mixing 

Console- style mixing with 48 channels and 12 busses

The mixer in the UltraLite AVB is a complete departure from earlier models. In fact, it’s identical to the mixer found in MOTU’s flagship 1248 and 16A interfaces. If you know your way around a large-format mixing console, you’ll feel right at home. If you’ve ever wished to mix on a large console, the driver’s sat is now yours.


Modeled analog EQ and compression

Vintage processing with 32-bit float precision

British analog mixing consoles are renowned for their musical EQ profiles. The UltraLite AVB meticulously models these classic EQs to give you the very same, magical EQ response found on these coveted desks. Each input channel also provides a classic compressor with peak/RMS operation.

Groups and the Main Mix bus are equipped with MOTU’s Leveler™, an accurate model of the legendary Teletronix™ LA-2A™ optical leveling amplifier, known for its highly sought-after Automatic Gain Control (AGC) characteristics.


Web app control from any device

Control everything from your laptop, tablet and smartphone

The software that you use to control the UltraLite AVB doesn’t reside on your hard drive. It’s a web app served from the hardware itself. This means you can control the UltraLite AVB on-board DSP, mixing, device settings, and network audio routing from your favorite web browser on a laptop, tablet or smartphone connected by wire or Wi-Fi to your local area network. Use any web client on any platform – Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android – as long as it shares the same network.


Touch Console

The art of the mix on your touchscreen

Designed specifically for touchscreen operation, Touch Console™ delivers a whole new mixing experience. Access Touch Console from your tablet or smartphone to effortlessly control the powerful 48-channel mixer and effects in the UltraLite AVB. With large targets for your fingers, multi-touch operation and intuitive design, you can tap, swipe and pinch your way to a perfect mix, every time.


Stand-alone mixing with wireless control

Control everything from your iPad or iPhone

Connect an Apple Airport or other Wi-Fi router directly to the UltraLite AVB with a standard Ethernet cable and control the UltraLite AVB’s powerful mixing and DSP effects from your smartphone or tablet, without a computer. 

Great for live sound mixing!


System expansion and audio networking 

Expand your system with more I/O and Wi-Fi control

The UltraLite AVB network port introduces AVB Ethernet, the new industry standard developed by the IEEE for professional audio networking. Add a second MOTU AVB interface (1248, 8M or 16A) with a simple Cat-5e or CAT-6 ethernet cable.


System expansion and audio networking 

Expand your system with more I/O and Wi-Fi control

Connect up to five MOTU interface using a MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately).


System expansion and audio networking 

Expand your system with more I/O and Wi-Fi control

Build a network with multiple interfaces, computers and AVB switches using standard network cabling, with ultra-low network latency, even over long cable runs (hundreds of meters). Stream hundreds of audio channels among devices and computers on the network.


Comprehensive metering 

View all I/O activity at a glance

The large backlit 128×48 LCD lets you view all signal activity at a glance with detailed metering for all analog and digital I/O. Access hardware setting from a simple and convenient menu.


Quick Setup presets

Completely transform your MOTU interface with one click

The UltraLite AVB is so flexible, it can serve many roles- in the studio, on stage, and throughout an installation. The Quick Setup menu lets you instantly reconfigure the UltraLite for many common situations, from operation as a standard audio interface to serving as a network “snake” from one location to another. Once a present is chosen, you can easily customize the routing grid and mixer setting to further suit your specific needs- and then save your own custom presets.

Additional information

Weight1 kg
Dimensions29 × 19 × 9 cm