Best in class audio quality, speed, and metering
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Best in class audio quality, speed, and metering


Audio Quality

Equipped with the same ESS Sabre32 Ultra™ DAC Technology found in audio interfaces costing thousands, the M4 delivers an astonishing 120 dB Dynamic Range on its main outputs. ESS converters also drive the headphone output, which rivals dedicated headphone amplifiers costing hundreds. Ultra-clean preamp circuits produce a measured -129 dBu EIN on the mic inputs. Capture and monitor your audio with pristine clarity.


 ESS Sabre32 Ultra™ DAC technology for superb analog sound


 The same converter technology used in audio interfaces costing thousands


 Measured 120 dB dynamic range on outputs


 Measured -129 dBu EIN on mic inputs


 ESS-driven headphone output



The M4 provides best-in-class speed for monitoring live inputs (mic, guitar or keyboard) through your computer, thanks to MOTU's expertly engineered USB drivers, which deliver class-leading, ultra-low 2.5 ms Round Trip Latency (at 96 kHz with a 32 sample buffer).




When recording and mixing, nothing is more critical than achieving optimum levels. The M4 is the only audio interface in its class with a full color LCD featuring clear, detailed level meters for all inputs and outputs. Enjoy professional-level volume control and feedback to get your sound just right.




The M4 driver provides convenient loopback channels to your host computer, so you can easily route computer output back to the computer, where you can mix it with live mics and/or guitar inputs from the M4 in your host software for live streaming or podcasting. Streaming and podcasting has never been easier and better-sounding!



Turn your bedroom or home office into a recording studio



Mix live mic and guitar with computer tracks



Use bus power from your laptop to record anywhere



Rugged and compact, the M4 can hit the road with you



Create your own podcasts with ease


A tradition of engineering excellence

Decades of award-winning product engineering for hit songs, mega tours, primetime shows and blockbuster movies goes into every MOTU audio interface.

Technical Specifications

Sample rates       44.1,48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

Mic/line/guitar   2 xXLR/TRS "combo jack" mic/line/Hi-Z guitar inputs

Independent preamp gain, 48V phantom power and monitorswitch for each input

Analog inputs     2 x1/4" line in

Analog outputs  4 x1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled)

4 x RCA (unbalanced) analog out (mirrored)

1 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone

Computer I/O     1 xUSB-C (compatible with USB Type A) 2.0 audio class compliant

MIDI I/O              1x MIDI IN


16 MIDI channels to/from computer host

Headphone         1 x1/4" TRS stereo phone

Phantom power 2 xindividual +48V

Front panel         1 x1/4" TRS headphone output

2 x XLR/TRS combo inputs

1 x potentiometer monitor vol

1 x potentiometer phone vol

1 x potentiometer input monitor mix

2 x potentiometer mic/line/guitar input gain

5 x switches (2) 48V, (2) MON and (1) 3-4

160 x 120 pixel full-colored LCD with input and output levelmeters

Power   Bus-poweredthrough USB

Dimensions and weight   (widthx depth x height, enclosure only)

8.25 x 4.25 x 1.75 inches

20.955 x 10.8 x 4.5 cm

1.55 lbs / 0.7 kg

System Requirements

Mac System Requirements            1GHz Intel-based Mac or faster

2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended

macOS version 10.11 or later

(Optional driver requires 10.13 or later)

Available USB port

A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)

Windows System Requirements   1GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster

2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended

Windows 10

Available USB port

A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)

Class-Compliant Support               USBaudio class compliant for plug-and-play operation on Mac or iOS (no driverrequired)

Included Software            MOTUPerformer Lite

Ableton Live 10 Lite

6GB of loops and sounds from Big Fish Audio, LucidSamples,Loopmasters and MOTU

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