UPC/EAN #839128006119     MPN #M2    


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2-in / 2-out USB audio interface with studio-quality sound

Equipped with the same ESS Sabre32 Ultra? DAC Technology found in audio interfaces costing thousands, the M2 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

The M2 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 M2 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 M2 driver provides convenient loopback channels to your host computer, so you can easily combine computer audio with live mics and/or guitar inputs to stream the combined mix to Youtube or your favorite podcasting platform in real time. Streaming and podcasting has never been easier and better-sounding!
  • 2-in / 2-out USB audio interface with studio-quality sound
  • Best-in-class audio quality driven by ESS Sabre32 Ultra? DAC Technology
  • Best-in-class speed (ultra-low latency) for host software processing
  • Best-in-class metering for all inputs/outputs with a full-color LCD
  • 2x mic/line/hi-Z guitar inputs on combo XLR/TRS
  • Individual preamp gain and 48V phantom power for each input
  • Hardware (direct) monitoring for each input (mono or stereo)
  • Measured -129 dB EIN on mic inputs
  • 2x balanced, DC-coupled 1/4-inch TRS outputs
  • Measured 120 dB dynamic range on the 1/4-inch balanced TRS outputs
  • 2x RCA (unbalanced) analog out (mirrored)
  • 1x headphone out (driven by ESS converters) with independent volume control
  • MIDI in/out
  • Support for 44.1 to 192 kHz sample rates
  • USB audio class compliant for plug-and-play operation on Mac (no driver required)
  • Windows driver with 2.5 ms Round Trip Latency (32 sample buffer at 96 kHz)
  • Mac driver (optional, for 2.5 ms RTL@32/96 kHz and loopback feature)
  • iOS compatible (USB audio class compliant)
  • Driver loopback for capturing host output, live streaming and podcasting
  • Bus powered USB-C (compatible with USB Type A) with power switch (USB cable included)
  • Rugged metal construction
  • Workstation software included (MOTU Performer Lite 10 and Ableton Live Lite 10)
  • 100+ instruments (in Performer Lite)
  • Over 6 GB of included free loops, samples and one-shots from industry leading libraries
  • Kensington security slot
  • Built in the USA
  • Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
    Mic/line/guitar inputs: 2 x XLR/TRS "combo jack" mic/line/Hi-Z guitar inputs Independent preamp gain, 48V phantom power and monitor switch for each input
    Analog outputs: 2 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled) 2 x RCA (unbalanced) analog out (mirrored) 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo headphone
    Computer I/O: 1 x USB-C (compatible with USB Type A) 2.0 audio class compliant
    MIDI I/O: 1 x MIDI IN 1 x MIDI OUT 16 MIDI channels to/from computer host
    Headphone: 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone
    Phantom power: 2 x individual +48V
    Front panel:
    1 x 1/4" TRS headphone output
    2 x XLR/TRS combo inputs
    1 x potentiometer . monitor vol
    1 x potentiometer . phone vol
    2 x potentiometer . mic/instr input gain
    4 x switches . (2) 48V and (2) MON
    160 x 120 pixel full-colored LCD with input and output level meters
    Power: Bus-powered through USB
    Dimensions and weight: (width x depth x height, enclosure only) 7.5 x 4.25 x 1.75 inches 19.05 x 10.8 x 4.5 cm 1.35 lbs / 0.61 kg

    System Requirements
    Mac System Requirements
    1 GHz Intel-based Mac or faster
    2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
    macOS version 10.11 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 7, 8 or 10
    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 10 Lite
    6GB of loops and sounds from Big Fish Audio,
    LucidSamples, Loopmasters and MOTU

    Operating Systems
    macOS 10.11 or later; Windows 7 or later
    Winnipeg, MB
    April 14, 2022
    Solid product, Windows Support lacking
    First off: things I didn't like- 1) the software this comes with isn't amazing, I could barely get it to run and when I did it was worse than even the cheapest stuff I've found paid elsewhere. 2) The DAC from a PC is not good, if you're driving good headphones through this and trying to use it for anything besides monitoring you'll have a sad day. Read more
    Nova Scotia
    March 4, 2021
    Freakin amazing
    The staff were awesome, had 2 emails I sent and both were followed up in mere hours... package came quickly and the soundcard is just so so good
    December 16, 2020
    Just what I was looking for
    I was looking for an affordable but good quality, simple audio interface with RCA outputs, and this is it. The loopback feature is also a great bonus when working with both hardware and software. Studio Economik was the only Canadian seller I could find that still had it in stock, Read more
    November 26, 2020
    Good product, great service.
    Good product, great service.
    June 18, 2020
    MOTU M2 Great Interface
    Everything works as expected. Solid construction. Been using for about 2 months. Excellent service by the Studio Economik team.
    Montreal Qc
    May 17, 2020
    Excellent Product
    I had the M2 up and running in no time at all and it has been very easy to get sounds I like. The LCD display is very practical to get your levels right. I would recommend this product. Very good for the price. The staff at Studio Economik were very helpful Read more
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