Cambridge, MA (September 28, 2016)—MOTU is shipping its latest addition to its UltraLite series—the UltraLite-mk4, a half-rack 18-input, 22-output audio interface for mobile audio recording and mixing.
The UltraLite-mk4 provides 40 simultaneous I/O channels, including two front-panel XLR/TRS combo-style mic/guitar inputs with preamps, 6 x 10 balanced quarter-inch analog I/O, 8-channel ADAT optical (switchable to stereo TOSLink), stereo RCA S/PDIF I/O and MIDI in/out jacks.
The balanced, DC-coupled analog outputs reportedly achieve a measured dynamic range of 117 dB, while new, optimized drivers for Mac and Windows are said to achieve a roundtrip latency (RTL) as low as 1.83 ms (with a 32-sample host buffer setting, operating at 96 kHz).
Expanded DSP doubles the available processing power as compared to the previous edition; the mixer provides 48 inputs, 12 stereo busses and 32-bit floating point effects processing, including modeled analog EQ, compression and reverb. Matrix routing lets users quickly patch ins to outs, or split inputs to multiple destinations. Users can take the UltraLite-mk4 on the go as a mobile mixer, controlling everything wirelessly from iOS devices, tablets, smartphones and laptops.
The UltraLite-mk4 includes a suite of audio analysis tools, including a full-screen real-time FFT display, spectrogram “waterfall” display, full-featured oscilloscope, X-Y plot and phase analyzer.