MOTU Ultralite AVB, High-Quality Mobile Interface with Wi-Fi Control & Networking

MOTU have begun shipping the Ultralite AVB, an 18-input and output audio interface with DSP mixing, Wi-Fi control and so much more for the ultimate mobile recording experience.  

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Wednesday, February 18, 2015. MOTU is now shipping the UltraLite AVB, a compact 18-input, 18-output audio interface with DSP mixing, wireless control, AVB audio networking and best-in-class analog audio quality for on-the-go mobile audio recording.

The latest in MOTU's award-winning UltraLite series, the UltraLite AVB provides more I/O than previous models, with separate mic and guitar inputs (two each), 8-channel ADAT optical (switchable to stereo TOSLink), 6 x 8 balanced quarter-inch analog I/O and MIDI IN/OUT jacks, all housed in a rugged aluminum alloy half-rack chassis that slides easily into a backpack.

The MOTU Ultralite AVB 18-in/18-out mobile audio interface (front view).

The MOTU Ultralite AVB 18-in/18-out mobile audio interface (front view).

The balanced analog outputs achieve a measured dynamic range of 117 dB, rivaling the audio quality of interfaces at much higher price points.

Expanded DSP doubles the available processing power for the redesigned console-style mixer, which provides 48 inputs, 12 stereo busses and 32-bit floating point effects processing, including modeled analog EQ, vintage compression and classic reverb. Matrix routing lets users quickly patch ins to outs, or split inputs to multiple destinations. Users can even use the UltraLite AVB as a stand-alone mixer and control everything wirelessly from innovative web app software running on their iPad™, iPhone™, tablet, smartphone and laptop.

The MOTU Ultralite AVB 18-in/18-out mobile audio interface (rear view).

The MOTU Ultralite AVB 18-in/18-out mobile audio interface (rear view).

"Like its predecessors, the UltraLite AVB delivers an impressive combination of superb audio quality and innovative features that truly set it apart from other mobile audio interfaces," said Jim Cooper, MOTU Director of Marketing.

The UltraLite AVB connects to a computer through AVB Ethernet or audio class compliant hi-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS) and records at sample rates up to 192 kHz.

Through AVB Ethernet, users can connect another MOTU AVB interface for more I/O — or connect to an expanded MOTU AVB network with multiple interfaces and computers.

Availability

The UltraLite AVB is now shipping. Price is $649 USD.

For complete info on the web:

http://www.motu.com/products/avb/ultralite-avb/body.html

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