Cambridge, MA (November 30, 2009)–Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU) has launched its UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid, a FireWire/USB2 audio interface for Mac and Windows. The UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid provides mobile operation with sample rates up to 192 kHz and I/O, including two mic/instrument inputs, six line-level analog inputs, 10 channels of analog output, stereo S/PDIF and a stereo headphone output.
The rear panel of the UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid provides both a FireWire A (400 Mbps) and hi-speed USB2 (480 Mbps) port. Users can connect the unit to their computers using either port for “full-featured operation and ultra-low bus latency.” Using FireWire allows fully mobile, bus-powered operation. An included power adapter can be used for USB2 connectivity, or operation as a standalone mixer.
“As a FireWire audio interface, the UltraLite-mk3 was an all-time best seller,” explains Jim Cooper, director of marketing for MOTU. “So we added a USB2 port for users who want to connect it to laptop or desktop computers that don’t have built-in FireWire. Pretty much all Macs and PCs now come standard with high-speed USB2 ports.”
Mark of the Unicorn (MOTU)