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18 x 18 USB/AVB Audio Interface with 36 Simultaneous Audio Channels, MIDI In and Out, 2 Mic Inputs, 2 HiZ Inputs, 8 Line Outputs, Headphone out, and 8-channel Optical I/O UltraLite AVB Feature Summary

  • 18 x 18 USB/AVB audio interface with 36 simultaneous audio channels
  • 2 mic inputs, 2 guitar inputs, 6 line inputs, 8 line outputs, headphone out and 8-channel optical I/O for 18 inputs and 18 outputs.
  • Best-in-class audio quality 117 dB dynamic range on analog outputs represents best-in-class analog audio performance for mobile recording.
  • DSP mixing and effects processing Flexible 48-input digital mixer with 7 stereo aux busses, 3 group sends, access to eight network inputs, and DSP effects, including reverb, 4-band EQ, gate, and compression.
  • Modeled vintage effects processing Classic reverb. Compression modeled after the legendary LA-2A compressor. EQ modeled after British analog console EQs.
  • Flexible matrix routing and splitting Send any input to any output, or multiple outputs. Includes routing to and from the computer, plus any devices on the AVB network.
  • Stand-alone operation with wireless control Connect an AppleĀ® Airportā„¢ or other Wi-Fi router with a standard Ethernet cable for wireless control of device settings, powerful 48-channel mixing and DSP effects.
  • Universal connectivity Connects to your computer with standard AVB Ethernet or audio class compliant hi-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS). Compatible with all audio software.
  • Web app control from any device Control everything from your favorite web browser on a laptop, tablet and smartphone connected to your local Wi-Fi network.
  • System expansion Add a 2nd MOTU AVB interface (1248, 8M, 16A, 24Ai, 24Ao, etc.) with a simple CAT-5e ethernet cable. Connect up to five MOTU interfaces using a MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately).
  • AVB audio networking Build a network with multiple interfaces and computers using standard AVB switches and network cabling, with ultra-low network latency, even over long cable runs (100 meters point to point). Stream hundreds of audio channels among devices and computers on the network.
  • Comprehensive metering The large backlit LCD lets you view all signal activity at a glance with detailed metering for all analog and digital I/O. Access hardware settings from a simple and convenient menu.
  • AudioDesk Includes AudioDesk workstation software for Mac and Windows with 24-bit recording, sample-accurate editing and 32-bit mixing and mastering.


MOTU 1248, 8M, 16A Thunderbolt interface

Just updated my Ultralite AVB. Gonna do some RTL measurements and testing... Once again, thank you to MOTU for staying in touch with the community.. You guys may not realize it but a presence on boards like GS and others means a LOT to us and in particular to professionals who depend upon support...

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MOTU 1248, 8M, 16A Thunderbolt interface

If I buy a Motu AVB 16A, can I use my Ultralite AVB to add 10 more inputs? It's not explicitly stated anywhere online AFAICT

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IPAD as an effects processor

...good amount of outboard for my hardware synths and drum machine, definitely planning on using the flexible ins/out of MOTU Ultralite AVB in conjunction with iPad effects like FLUX, DFX, etc. etc. The whole setup takes up an insanely small footprint and because it's small, it can be right at hand without taking over...

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