MOTU Introduces MicroBook USB Audio Interface

Jul 25, 2011 1:47 PM


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MOTU MicroBook front panel

MOTU's MicroBook ($269) is a compact USB bus-powered audio interface for laptop and desktop computers (Mac/Win) offering four balanced inputs and two balanced outputs, with 4x8 physical I/O channels. Its mic preamp (equipped with Precision Digital Trim) and A/D converter promise neutral coloration and pristine sound, with a 20dB pad and 48-volt phantom power. Flexible monitoring options are available with programmable analog, digital, and headphone outputs.

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MOTU MicroBook rear panel

The MicroBook includes a 10-bus digital mixer for routing and mixing live inputs with live computer tracks; a guitar input with Precision Digital Trim; stereo line level analog input (balanced TRS ¼-inch or stereo mini); stereo balanced TRS ¼-inch line level main outs; stereo 1/8-inch “mini” line level out; S/PDIF digital out (duplicates main out); headphones output on 1/8-inch stereo “mini” jack with independent volume control; digitally controlled analog trim for all analog inputs; digital trim for all 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; and advanced audio analysis software tools, including FFT display, spectrogram “waterfall” display, oscilloscope, X-Y plot, and phase torch.

For further information, visit MOTU's MicroBook Web pages

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