MOTU UltraLite mk3

MOTU UltraLite mk3

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UltraLite mk3, FireWire audio interface from MOTU in the UltraLite series.

17 user reviews
Prices starting at $539 Average price: $539

MOTU UltraLite mk3 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: MOTU
  • Model: UltraLite mk3
  • Series: UltraLite
  • Category: FireWire audio interfaces
  • Added in our database on: 08/21/2008

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MOTU UltraLite mk3 user reviews

Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 17 reviews )
 12 reviews71 %
 3 reviews18 %
 2 reviews12 %
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peepsaudio's review

MOTU UltraLite mk3
I got this a year or two ago because I wanted to get a small portable interface that I can take with me when I travel and I don't want to lug around a giant rack with my studio gear. This little interface is packed full of features even though it's tiny. There are 8 audio inputs, a headphone and main out, built-in FX, and good sounding preamps and A/D conversion. I use this pretty much exclusively with my Toshiba Satellite laptop which has Windows XP. The audio inputs and outputs are all standard 1/4" cables. It will connect to your computer with a firewire cable.


This installed with no problems. I installed the driver from the disc, then updated it with the drivers on the MOTU website. After that it was pretty much ready to go after I plugged it in. There is a software interface page on which you can set a few options, and after that I was ready to record. I haven't experienced any compatibility issues with my computer or with the Nuendo software I run on it. The manual is very good. If you have any questions it's very likely you'll find the answer in there. There are also some subtle features on this interface that the manual explains, so it's worth your time to read through the whole thing.


The drivers work very well, I have never had a problems with them. I believe they were last updated about a year ago, but I haven't seen any reason to update them since then since they work fine. I most often use this interface with Nuendo. The latency is just about 0, and you can also monitor while recording straight through the interface which is 0 latency monitoring. You can record 8 tracks at a time with the 8 1/4" inputs.


I really love the compactness of this interface since it makes it great for traveling and using it as a laptop companion. Even though it's small, it doesn't skimp on features that you may get used to having in the studio. The price is great, MOTU is giving you a great deal on a very useful piece of gear. It's a great value and I would definitely get it again.

majoon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

MOTU UltraLite mk3
Quality and renames Motu. Nothing is missing: I / O galore, microphone jack, routing, DSP ... Rglage master volume (all external interfaces do not offer). Firewire connection not ncessitant external power (sick of these son lurking everywhere!) And especially I can also plug it into my laptop. Otherwise I will go for a multifaceted in PCI Express

Usage amateur home studio, creation of electronic music, guitar and microphone jacks

2.66 Ghz Mac Pro quad-7 GB Ram, 500 GB Sata HDD 2

Used with a Virus TI and Novation Xstation Cubase 5


Installation nickel, I Tlcharger the latest drivers on the website Motu.

Minimum System 2 among 2 outputs very easy to implement. Not try routing, see.

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For now everything works perfectly, so I assume that drivers are stable.

Latency obtained approximately 6ms

Over 30 tracks and I still do not have push its limits


It's been just four hours that I use

Highlight: audio quality gain on my projects,
Weakness: green screen on the facade before, suddenly it looks like a car radio

Testing the Rme Multiface 2 express card on my laptop but I had big problems with the drivers and connections. So, back direct sender.

Very good report quality price, its nearest competitor (Multiface) is about 300 euros more.

Not enough experience with to say.

akil's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

MOTU UltraLite mk3
I was looking for stuff I can dplacer with a laptop computer to record or I wanted.


Itallation has provided easy to watch the pilot intalled 6 software and not to fiddle on pc when one believes that it blocks and still rinstalle once! lol


Drivers stable


Frankly I'm on the ass!
I just bought this sound card to make me a small home studio, I use it with a micro audio technica 4033 and TL Audio pramplis ivory2 5051 and I have taken sick sounds!
I bossai in a studio and not attendai me to have such a quality home, with hardware that price.

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I recommend!"

MOTU UltraLite mk3
Lightweight and small, ideal for transportation. And very robust!


Latency of 14ms, I use it with cubase 4.


Not need to know much computer to run it, especially as the MOTU site is exemplary!


8 years ago I have this machine, it has undergone local and often humid with temperatures not recommended for this type of device ... Never the slightest problem manifested itself.

MOTU UltraLite mk3 news

MOTU: Windows Wave RT Support

MOTU: Windows Wave RT Support

Published on 02/03/09
MOTU has now announced Windows Wave RT drivers for its FireWire and USB2 audio interface products, including the UltraLite-mk3, 828mk3, 896mk3, Traveler-mk3, 8pre and 828mkII-USB2 models.

MOTU UltraLite-mk3

Published on 07/22/08

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