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FireWire audio interface from MOTU belonging to the UltraLite series.

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  • MOTU UltraLite mk3Published on 04/28/09 at 09:33
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    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

    USE

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

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

    USE

    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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    IMPLEMENTATION

    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

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    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.
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  • MOTU UltraLite mk3Published on 03/20/09 at 23:57
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    I was looking for stuff I can dplacer with a laptop computer to record or I wanted.

    USE

    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

    IMPLEMENTATION

    Drivers stable

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    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

    I recommend!

    MOTU UltraLite mk3Published on 02/04/13 at 07:31
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    Lightweight and small, ideal for transportation. And very robust!

    UTILIZATION

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

    GETTING STARTED

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

    OVERALL OPINION

    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.
  • Compact mixer!

    MOTU UltraLite mk3Published on 11/16/12 at 23:16
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    I was looking for a mobile interface for connecting multiple sources, and Motu offers a large number of I / O in a compact housing. In fact, the audio interface function is secondary to the Ultralite: it is a mixer with built-in effects. Ie a computer can use it as sound card, but it is not essential, alone it acts mixer.
    It is possible to configure a different mix for each pair of stereo audio output, this is the equivalent of 8 MIXERS. The integrated effects of compression and reverb apply without latency.
    It can mix all the entries in a small group of music (a guitarist, an electric piano, one or two microphones, etc.) without using a computer. IT HAPPENS FOR COMPUTER as RME.
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    I was looking for a mobile interface for connecting multiple sources, and Motu offers a large number of I / O in a compact housing. In fact, the audio interface function is secondary to the Ultralite: it is a mixer with built-in effects. Ie a computer can use it as sound card, but it is not essential, alone it acts mixer.
    It is possible to configure a different mix for each pair of stereo audio output, this is the equivalent of 8 MIXERS. The integrated effects of compression and reverb apply without latency.
    It can mix all the entries in a small group of music (a guitarist, an electric piano, one or two microphones, etc.) without using a computer. IT HAPPENS FOR COMPUTER as RME.

    UTILIZATION

    The CueMix allows a simple graphical access to all functions of the Ultralite. Note that absolutely everything is customizable interface with integrated Ultralite, without needing the computer, even the 8 mixers integrated. The use of the computer used to store different configurations mixes if you want to define multiple sets of 8 tables mixes: example this morning I mix a small quartet, this afternoon my home studio, the band tonight .. 3 .. The mixer configurations are stored in the Motu, and the menu I go from one to the other. SUPER powerful!

    GETTING STARTED

    No worries MacOSX. Those who are not accustomed to dealing with issues of monitoring, or multiple I / O will find the same difficulties as other similar products.
    On other systems I do not know.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have 5 years and I started to saturate the I / O So I plan to buy a second for my connecting additional devices. I also considered the equivalent product from RME, but I'm happy, no reason to change
    What I like most is its autonomy vis-à-vis the computer: just Motu one or more sound sources, and it is part of my Genelecs or a multitrack recorder!
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  • MOTU UltraLite mk3Published on 01/06/12 at 02:52
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    J I took this card for its number of inputs and the reputation of the brand.

    I used to finally make the return to my Mackie Onyx ... then 2 and 1 microphone input.

    PC Setup:

    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5

    Processor
    Intel Core I7 920
    +
    Fan
    Noctua NH-U12P SE1366

    G Skill 6GB DDR3-1333

    OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Series internal 2.5 "- 120 GB

    Samsung SyncMaster T240HD

    Raid 1: 2 x Western Digital Caviar Blue 650 GB Sata II

    UTILIZATION

    Driver stable under Windows 7 64bit.

    Used with Cubase 5 carefree.

    No I never use more than one track record.

    Latency below 25ms.

    GETTING STARTED

    Quick and efficient.

    General config simple.

    Attention chispet your......
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    J I took this card for its number of inputs and the reputation of the brand.

    I used to finally make the return to my Mackie Onyx ... then 2 and 1 microphone input.

    PC Setup:

    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5

    Processor
    Intel Core I7 920
    +
    Fan
    Noctua NH-U12P SE1366

    G Skill 6GB DDR3-1333

    OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Series internal 2.5 "- 120 GB

    Samsung SyncMaster T240HD

    Raid 1: 2 x Western Digital Caviar Blue 650 GB Sata II

    UTILIZATION

    Driver stable under Windows 7 64bit.

    Used with Cubase 5 carefree.

    No I never use more than one track record.

    Latency below 25ms.

    GETTING STARTED

    Quick and efficient.

    General config simple.

    Attention chispet your firewire, some are finicky d after a lot of comments.

    Not open the manual.

    OVERALL OPINION

    This must have 2 years as jl.

    J got to the other cards and this one suits me very well.

    Value for money for me very good.

    I would do this choice without worry.
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  • Satisfied

    MOTU UltraLite mk3Published on 10/13/11 at 01:43
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    The purchase of the card was motivated by the reputation of the brand's level, a complete connection (I did not need as many inputs and outputs, but at least I know I would not be limited if my setup changes). After using an Edirol long, I wanted to move on: good sound quickly and efficiently, without taking the lead. I was also fascinated by the built-in effects.

    The card is plugged in firewire on an iMac and I use as Adam A5 monitors, knowing that I am in an apartment. My setup is consistent and matches the quality I expect.

    UTILIZATION

    The card is very stable, at least on my mac, I use Mac OS or Windows XP in bootcamp.

    With the software CueMix is ​​easily reached its......
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    The purchase of the card was motivated by the reputation of the brand's level, a complete connection (I did not need as many inputs and outputs, but at least I know I would not be limited if my setup changes). After using an Edirol long, I wanted to move on: good sound quickly and efficiently, without taking the lead. I was also fascinated by the built-in effects.

    The card is plugged in firewire on an iMac and I use as Adam A5 monitors, knowing that I am in an apartment. My setup is consistent and matches the quality I expect.

    UTILIZATION

    The card is very stable, at least on my mac, I use Mac OS or Windows XP in bootcamp.

    With the software CueMix is ​​easily reached its goals: to levels enable direct monitoring, apply effects as needed ...

    Finally I use very little effects of the card, because I do not like the effects used in recording, and used during the mix is ​​relatively complicated (just look in the tips for s' accountable). It's a shame because the compressor and eq sound good.

    Note that you can use the card without turning on the computer that provides the juice still on the firewire port. In this case she uses mixer sonnoriser quickly if I want something (an iPod, an instrument ...). Very convenient.

    GETTING STARTED

    Installation without problems.

    The map is accompanied by a heavy paper manual, but honestly, it is not always clear.

    OVERALL OPINION

    More than 2 years that I use now, and I am completely satisfied. I went from a low-end config Pc less powerful laptop + Edirol UA25 + Roland DM10 monitors in a home studio config quality, and I do not regret having put the money. Quality is at the appointment, and I do not take my head with my stuff. I am very happy with my choice.
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  • MOTU UltraLite mk3Published on 09/30/08 at 08:17
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    I had a USB interface (Ua 25) which gave me much concern over power parasite noises. I wanted a Firewire interface.

    The features are
    - Audio / MIDI Interface Firewire
    - 10 inputs and 8 outputs
    - Integrated mixer controllable via software or front panel button (more sports)
    My config (PC doublecoeur 27 IU, 2.7 MHertz, 3 GB Ram, Windows XP).

    UTILIZATION

    With regard to the installation. I lost a lot of time (one day) with drivers south of the map that were well established but inactive. It was enough to reactivate them for everything to work without worry. I think this problem is more related to a conflict with the drivers for the old card.

    The manual does not explain......
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    I had a USB interface (Ua 25) which gave me much concern over power parasite noises. I wanted a Firewire interface.

    The features are
    - Audio / MIDI Interface Firewire
    - 10 inputs and 8 outputs
    - Integrated mixer controllable via software or front panel button (more sports)
    My config (PC doublecoeur 27 IU, 2.7 MHertz, 3 GB Ram, Windows XP).

    UTILIZATION

    With regard to the installation. I lost a lot of time (one day) with drivers south of the map that were well established but inactive. It was enough to reactivate them for everything to work without worry. I think this problem is more related to a conflict with the drivers for the old card.

    The manual does not explain this. It is also worth noting that it is in English and French translations on the CD Rom match the other interface of the same brand. Certainly the software parts are the same but hey at that price a little effort would be desirable. You can find a pdf manual in French on the net now (phew).

    GETTING STARTED

    For now, I have had no problems although I have not pushed the machines to the limit.

    The interface coming out there was no update to my knowledge.

    At lag, I'm between 5 and 10ms as well say nothing.

    The effects are very powerful and therefore complicated to implement (in the sense that it must already have knowledge and know what results we want to happen). There is no ready made presets to apply. You have to establish them.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a few days. It remains to be seen in use.

    I like the solid and reassuring to the device. The quality of the audio converters. The absence of unwanted breath and hum in my recordings. The reserve power at the preamp.
    The quality of the effects that run on DSP interface and do not consume CPU computer (Reverb (5 modes), vintage compressor and compressor, equalizer).
    The function table mix is ​​really a plus. You can prepare a mix of scene (in my case three microphones, an electric guitar, an electric guitar amp simulator BAR). Preset input effects, you quietly and Keep it all in memory. Once on the scene you rewire everything the same way. You can adjust some general parameters, connect the HP assets directly in the interface and that's it. It's great for the small room under the corner to the Zenith of Paris but everyone does or can.

    The value for money seems excellent. I think we can do a real work of a professional with this tool.

    For me the choice I would do without hesitation. I do not necessarily recommend this type of product for beginners. The handling requests to have some knowledge especially for the party mix.

    I do not like is the instructions in English.
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  • MOTU UltraLite mk3Published on 10/10/08 at 07:43
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    - Built-FX (reverb ,...)
    - Small (half rack)

    UTILIZATION

    Perfect even on Vista

    GETTING STARTED

    No problem for the moment.

    OVERALL OPINION

    - The FX even in stand alone (no PC required)
    - A very complete mixer portable
  • MOTU UltraLite mk3Published on 01/09/09 at 12:22
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    My choice was motivated by the reputation of the brand, that it is portable and there was enough inputs and outputs for connecting to all without having to disconnect and reconnect the machines MIDI or my microphone. And the fact that this version mk3 integrating effects and CueMix that looked easy to understand.

    I use it for the month of September for electronic music composition, but also record guitar, synth and rs7000.

    My setup is a PC tower dedicated solely for music. Core 2 Duo 3.16 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, a motherboard with gygabite controller texas instrument firewire hard disc and two Samsung 500 GB. Before I had a laptop toshiba satellite A100, which is two years old, I had......
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    My choice was motivated by the reputation of the brand, that it is portable and there was enough inputs and outputs for connecting to all without having to disconnect and reconnect the machines MIDI or my microphone. And the fact that this version mk3 integrating effects and CueMix that looked easy to understand.

    I use it for the month of September for electronic music composition, but also record guitar, synth and rs7000.

    My setup is a PC tower dedicated solely for music. Core 2 Duo 3.16 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, a motherboard with gygabite controller texas instrument firewire hard disc and two Samsung 500 GB. Before I had a laptop toshiba satellite A100, which is two years old, I had problems with him latency and power too limited. So I can say is that you still have a good PC. Level quality of the recordings I am very satisfied, it is clean and dynamic, I do not have much thing to do on the sound that is registered, no need to take the lead to make up for her.

    UTILIZATION

    Installation is no problem with the drivers CD, for now do not go to the motu drivers on the site, they do not work.

    Level conflict, I had trouble with my laptop, but it's more because it was not for I think. The PC with the Tour and bin is fine.

    The configuration is simple, the CueMix is ​​quite clear, we must get used to, but then much simpler than my old Hoontech. Still a little worry is that the exit and hand phones are not really separate. So for now not possible to transfer the hand to listen to the headphones. Maybe in the next maj ca be possible if there are Maj (they not look at s'affoller motu)

    The manual is in English, French is the pdf on the installation CD, not against by super translate and it's a mix with the manual of 828. So it's not very serious. I put 8 in the manual, but good people come here.

    GETTING STARTED

    The drivers are stable, yes, they are not updated in the moment and finally update the drivers offered on the site do not work.

    At lag I'm running buffer to 192, I went even lower, latency is 5.7 ms. Above all that the latency is related to the PC, the more powerful the PC is less than y 'will, which means we can reduce the buffer of the card without having audio dropout. So you need a good PC!

    At the moment I record a track at the same time, after reading level, jsuis happened to a dozen without worries. I think I went much further.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 4 months, what I like most is the quality of recorded sound, ease of CueMix. Being able to equalization of dealing or using the compressor. There a very good momentum, even for listening to music, there is a big difference listening.

    What I like least, not much room behind at the jacks, they should not be too big for the main outs and I use neutrik bin they touch, oh yeah shame that the hands are out not xlr.

    Before that I had on a 386DX guillemot and a DSP 24 Hoontech home.

    I would do without hesitation that choice, now it is a pleasure to do sound, I lose no time, I'm going faster, and the creation is so easy.
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  • MOTU UltraLite mk3Published on 01/13/09 at 07:32
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    - What technical specifications motivated your choice?
    The number of inputs and outputs, the quality implies pramplis and converters.
    DSP effects.

    - For what purpose?
    Home studio. Recording guitar, bass, percussion, keyboards ... Logic.

    - What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
    Mac Book Pro, 2 X 2.5 Ghz, 2 G RAM, internal hard drive (5800 t / min) - 2 G of RAM and more hard drive and a 7200 t / min

    I would put 10/10 for the use I make now. but there, as numrique connection, that the sp-dif, I feel I'll be frustrated later; donation: 8 / 10

    UTILIZATION

    No problem, no incompatibility config is very simple. The manual is in English but easy to......
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    - What technical specifications motivated your choice?
    The number of inputs and outputs, the quality implies pramplis and converters.
    DSP effects.

    - For what purpose?
    Home studio. Recording guitar, bass, percussion, keyboards ... Logic.

    - What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
    Mac Book Pro, 2 X 2.5 Ghz, 2 G RAM, internal hard drive (5800 t / min) - 2 G of RAM and more hard drive and a 7200 t / min

    I would put 10/10 for the use I make now. but there, as numrique connection, that the sp-dif, I feel I'll be frustrated later; donation: 8 / 10

    UTILIZATION

    No problem, no incompatibility config is very simple. The manual is in English but easy to understand if you know the language a little ..

    GETTING STARTED

    Everything is stable, stable trs! I use Logic. I do not regard what is the latency, I did not think even as it is imperceptible. I dj cost twenty simultanment track.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use this interface recently, the diffrence with my old M-Audio Duo nooooorme! I was not expecting it. The sound is superb. I love the vintage compressor DSP, I can not do without it for recording my bass. The report qualitprix is ​​excellent. I would do without this choice hsiter (j'hsitais with RME Fireface 400 which said not only good but prs rating of 300 euro more expensive. Never having used this dernire I can not compare the diffrence).

    UPDATE with me: I am a little bit faster by writing my opinion Packing Previous. I never use the DSP effects including routing is not practical. They do not sound bad but not great either. Same for pramplis and converters: attention, remains a trs fine but sometimes the sound lacks a little DEFINITIONS. MOTU is especially respect for the stability of its drivers, but now other brands have made considerable progress in this area I do not think I would do this choice. With exprience, I would turn now to the plutt Apogee or RME (but more expensive, therefore dpend use made of it)
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