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MOTU MicroBook IIc Audio Interface

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Microbook II
$249.00

4-input, 6-output USB 2.0 Audio Interface with Microphone Preamp, Guitar Input, and Stereo Line-level Analog Input - Mac/PC/iPad

 

 

Everything you need to make world-class recordings.  Now USB Audio Class iPad Compatible.

The MicroBook IIc is a compact, yet powerful feature loaded preamp that provides simultaneous inputs for a microphone, a guitar, and a keyboard or other stereo line level device. The mic preamp delivers neutral coloration and pristine sound, with 20dB pad and 48V phantom power for condenser mics. Programmable outputs provide flexible monitoring options.

Take it with you anywhere
The MicroBook IIc is an impressively small 5.5 by 3.6 by 1.25 inches, which means that it slides easily into your backpack - or a large pocket. It also sits nicely next to your laptop or desktop computer.

Engineered for the discriminating ear
The MicroBook IIc has been engineered with MOTU’s renowned, award-winning audio interface technology, which delivers the uncompromising audio quality and rock-solid performance MOTU interfaces are known for worldwide. You can always record and mix with confidence, even in most demanding professional recording situations, knowing that decades of engineering experience are behind you, every step of the way. The MicroBook II delivers measured audio specs that rival interfaces costing hundreds more.

High-powered features and flexible controls
The MicroBook II can record and play all channels simultaneously, and high-speed USB 2.0 provides plenty of bandwidth, even at 96 kHz. The two digital rotary encoders not only look good, they feel good, too. Push the volume knob repeatedly to cycle among the main outs, headphones, or both, as indicated by the LEDs. For the mic input, adjust trim and toggle 48V phantom power or the -20 dB pad. Hands-on control is immediate and intuitive.

iPad® support High-quality I/O for your iOS music apps

As the "c" in its name implies, the MicroBook IIc is USB audio class compliant. Use a standard Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (purchased separately) to connect the MicroBook IIc to your iPad. Then record and monitor high-quality audio with your favorite iOS apps. Power the MicroBook IIc with the included Micro-USB cable and AC wall adapter.

Mixing and effects
The MicroBook IIc is an 8-bus digital mixer that lets you mix live inputs with each other - with or without host software tracks. With CueMix FX running on your computer, you can create separate mixes of live audio from your mic, guitar, and keyboard, and send each mix to separate outputs (main out, line out, and phones out) or any combination of all three.

MOTU interfaces are built to last
The MicroBook aluminum alloy chassis is lightweight, yet incredibly sturdy and durable, and designed to withstand the rigors of the studio, stage, and tour bus. In a world awash with cheap plastic, the cool touch of the MicroBook II's metal exterior in your hands is a reassuring reminder that you are holding quality engineering and construction built to last.

Advanced extras
The engineering behind the MicroBook IIc runs deep, to give your audio recordings the depth of quality they deserve

The MicroBook IIc includes AudioDesk, the workstation software for Mac OS X, which provides advanced recording, editing, mixing, processing, and mastering. AudioDesk delivers the power of modern digital audio workstation technology in an easy-to-use, inspiring multitrack recording experience. Together, AudioDesk and the MicroBook II transform your computer desktop into a complete, professional recording studio.

The included CueMix FX software for Mac OS X and Windows gives you graphic, on-screen control of the MicroBook II's on-board audio mixer, with up to four separate stereo mixes (a separate mix for each output pair). For example, you can mix all the inputs to the main outs, but also mix them to the line outs with completely different levels than the main outs. Advanced features include a tuner, oscilloscope, FFT/spectrogram, and phase analysis tools.

Features

  • 4-Input, 6-output bus-powered "plug-and-play" high-speed USB 2.0 audio interface
  • 6 x 8 Physical inputs and outputs
  • Support for Apple® iPad® and other iOS devices with camera connection kit (sold separately).
  • 8-Bus digital mixer to route and mix live inputs with computer tracks
  • Pre-amp equipped mic input with Precision Digital Trim 48V phantom power, and 20 dB pad
  • Hi-Z guitar input with -20 dB pad Precision Digital Trim
  • Stereo line level analog input (balanced TRS quarter-inch or stereo mini)
  • Stereo balanced TRS quarter-inch line level main outs
  • Stereo eighth-inch "mini" line level out
  • S/PDIF digital out (duplicates main out)
  • Headphones output on quarter-inch stereo jack with independent volume control
  • Digitally controlled analog trim for all analog inputs
  • Digital trim for all outputs
  • Output volume digital rotary encoder. Push to cycle among three modes: main out, phones, or both
  • Mic input digital rotary encoder for adjusting trim level, 48V and pad
  • Dedicated 3- or 4-segment LED meters for all inputs and outputs
  • Support for recording and playback at 2x sample rates (88.2 and 96 kHz)
  • CueMix FX no-latency mixing and monitoring with EQ and dynamics processing
  • 7-Band parametric EQ and compression
  • Instrument tuner
  • Test tone and white/pink noise generator
  • Advanced audio analysis software tools
  • 100% Compatible with all host-based effects processing in today's popular audio program
  • Industry standard Mac and Windows audio
  • Compatible with all current and recent generation Macs and PCs
  • Includes AudioDesk full-featured audio workstation software for Mac OS X

Compatible Mac software

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

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

Compatible Windows software

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

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