updated 10:30 pm EST, Wed November 11, 2009
Device provides digital/analog inputs, ten outputs
MOTU has introduced its latest device, the UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid audio interface. Musicians can choose from both FireWire and USB 2.0 connection options, while the hardware supports Mac and Windows platforms. The interface provides two mic/instrument inputs, six line-level analog inputs, ten channels of analog output, S/PDIF digital output and a headphone port.
The variety of connection options allows users to connect DSP effects processing independent of the host computer. A CueMix FX digital mixer is used to route all of the signals without latency. Users can also apply reverb or a variety of other filters, while the levels can be adjusted with a seven-band equalizer. Other processors include a conventional compressor and a Leveler modeled after the LA-2A optical compressor.
The UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid is expected to ship later this year for the same price as its predecessor, the UltraLite-mk3.