MOTU M6

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Four mic inputs with best in class audio quality, speed, and metering
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MOT-M6
MOTU
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Audio Quality

 

Equipped with the same ESS Sabre32 Ultra™ DAC Technology found in audio interfaces costing thousands, the M6 delivers an astonishing 120 dB Dynamic Range on its main outputs. ESS converters also drive the headphone outputs, 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 outputs

 

BEST IN CLASS

Speed

The M6 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).

BEST IN CLASS

Metering

When recording and mixing, nothing is more critical than achieving optimum levels. The M6 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.

 

LIVE STREAMING

Loopback

The M6 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 up to four mics (and/or guitars) from the M6 in your host software for live streaming or podcasting. Streaming and podcasting has never been easier and better-sounding!

 

MONITOR SWITCHING

A/B Monitor Switch

The M6 is the only audio interface in its class to offer A/B monitor switching. Connect two pairs of monitors and quickly check your mixes on each pair with the push of a button.

 

OPTIONAL DC POWER ADAPTER

Stand-alone operation

With the included multi-blade international DC power adapter connected, you can power the M6 when the computer is turned off (or completely disconnected from the M6). This allows you to monitor any live inputs you may have (mics, guitars, keyboards, etc.) without a host computer or iOS device needed.

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   4 x XLR/TRS "combo jack" mic/line/Hi-Z guitar inputs

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

Analog inputs     2 x 1/4" line in

Analog outputs  4 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled)

2 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone with independent volume

Computer I/O     1 x USB-C 2.0 audio class compliant

Compatible with USB Type A host (*see power below)

USB C-to-C and C-to-A cables included

MIDI I/O              1 x MIDI IN

1 x MIDI OUT

16 MIDI channels to/from computer host

Headphones       2 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone with independent volume

1 x 3-4 switch for optional monitoring of Line Out 3-4

Phantom power 4 x individual +48V

Front panel         2 x 1/4" TRS headphone output

1 x potentiometer monitor vol

2 x potentiometer phone vol

1 x potentiometer input monitor mix

4 x potentiometer mic/line/guitar input gain

11 x switches (4) 48V, (5) MON, (1) A/B and (1) 3-4

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

Power   Bus-powered through USB*

Optional multi-blade international 15V DC power adapter (included)

*USB bus power available with USB-C hosts only. For other hosts, use the included DC power adapter. For iOS devices with a Lightning port, an Apple Lightning to USB3 Camera Adapter is required (sold separately).

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

9.21 x 4.75 x 1.8 inches

23.4 x 12.0 x 4.57 cm

2.15 lbs / 0.975 kg

System Requirements

Mac System Requirements            Intel Core i3 Mac or faster (including Apple silicon Macs)

4 GB RAM; 8 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   1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster

2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended

Windows 10 or later (x64 only)

Available USB port

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

Class-Compliant Support               USB audio class compliant for plug-and-play operation on Mac or iOS (no driver required)

Included Software            MOTU Performer Lite

Ableton Live Lite 11

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

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