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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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.

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

MOTU UltraLite mk3
Quality of those converter ultimate in external sound card has a reasonable Buget, there really anyone need this card ds hummmmm outputs and entréesssss
use recording studio
Asus Notebook P8600 4GB ram 2 hard drive for recording and 5400tr 7200tr win vista
MPC-connected audio and MIDI, MIDI controller keyboard, synth, Cubase 4.5, and with various vst plug.
and another laptop with the same setup myself with win xp
I use the fire wire port 1394 laptops


A blue screen linstalation
normal must be unconfigured sound card on your pc orrige am ds windows am in the bios, after repairing that oversight here I am near the end of my installed motu.
bin config if you know the vocabulary ds sound is no problem hun my friends ...
manual is clear enough after internet!


Nikel no problem on win xp
a hearing problem with windows vista when playing any worries vista has a moment when playing music or sound, there is a sharp SIFL I am currently looking to solve this problem but I think the driver deserves to win vista update, not all works in cubase normalemen xp and vista (even me as bright fu win xp and win Dobb **)

update bof enough for my taste

no lag jai pa still do the test but is nothing to say perfect c
I do not know jen am 20 and have it work correctly
I have not put the 10sur WinVista 10 because of the ***** I expect the update to home motu.


-3 Weeks
Nbr-most entries sortiesss insert the converter
the lowest bin button my lair fragile to be cruised for vraimen fe vera is it to use. a flat for the whistle if it deserves a 10/10 all the points! jvai and repeated the EM Kest what he é vista sucks it, if you have less than 2GB in vista c no point of thinking to the musik!
so which one mmbox ki raproche most of the motu (pb with vista driver mmbox)
money, is not it better to c! c THE MOTU!
so no worries, but I think seriously to switch to MAC PRO

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)

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

MOTU UltraLite mk3
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.


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.


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.


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.

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

MOTU UltraLite mk3
- Built-FX (reverb ,...)
- Small (half rack)


Perfect even on Vista


No problem for the moment.


- The FX even in stand alone (no PC required)
- A very complete mixer portable

la.boulanderie's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

MOTU UltraLite mk3
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).


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).


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.


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.