MOTU UltraLite mk3
MOTU UltraLite mk3

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

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 17 reviews )
 12 reviews71 %
 3 reviews18 %
 2 reviews12 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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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.

DiZ69's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Satisfies"

MOTU UltraLite mk3
See manufacturer website


Nickel ...


Chrome ...


My little MOTU UltraLite mk3 has never failed, I just want to change right now, just to see top line,

But for the home studio on the standard monitor, or a mobile config, the beast is well

Used on the Texas Instrument firewire chipset gigabytes of my EP45 UD3P everything works properly

At the time, I wanted to type in RME, but I had a lot of investment has realized

I do not regret my purchase, I would do in similar circumstances this choice

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

MOTU UltraLite mk3
- 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


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


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.


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)