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MOTU Micro Lite

MIDI Interface from MOTU .

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AxiMaxiAxiMaxi

Excellent interface with a tiny quirk

MOTU Micro LitePublished on 08/31/20 at 04:28
In my setup, the MicroLite works in conjunction with an UltraLite hybrid and two Roland A880 patchbays in a rather elaborate MIDI setup. All USB gear, the MicroLite included, is connected to my MacBook Pro via a TPLink USB hub and I run Ableton Live v10.
The half-width rack size is quite conventient for me, as the module stacks neatly on top of my other MOTU unit. They could also be connected side-by-side with adapters that come with each half-width MOTU unit, but I decided to use my rack space differently.

The unit is fairly stable, I have not noticed lags or latency of any significant kind.
The only quirk that I noticed is that sometimes the MicroLite won't pass on traffic when a......
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In my setup, the MicroLite works in conjunction with an UltraLite hybrid and two Roland A880 patchbays in a rather elaborate MIDI setup. All USB gear, the MicroLite included, is connected to my MacBook Pro via a TPLink USB hub and I run Ableton Live v10.
The half-width rack size is quite conventient for me, as the module stacks neatly on top of my other MOTU unit. They could also be connected side-by-side with adapters that come with each half-width MOTU unit, but I decided to use my rack space differently.

The unit is fairly stable, I have not noticed lags or latency of any significant kind.
The only quirk that I noticed is that sometimes the MicroLite won't pass on traffic when a synth with Active Sensing is connected.
That is: I have to power up the computer (and thus the bus-powered unit), run my DAW software and only *then* power up the synths with Active Sensing (Korg 01/W and Yamaha V50).
The only other workaround to make sure the interface doesn't stress out is by putting a MIDI filter in between, that filters out the Active Sensing.

So, either use a filter or adapt your power-up sequence or, as a final resort, remove the USB plug from the MicroLite and reset it after you're all set up and ready to go.

Other than that, I love my MOTU gear and I think it's a minor issue.
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PaulyPaulPaulyPaul

5 ins and 5 outs, small and worth the buy

MOTU Micro LitePublished on 10/17/12 at 23:49
The MOTU Micro Lite is a 5 in and 5 out MIDI interface that connects to your PC through USB 2.0. Using the Micro Lite has made it a lot easier for me when I go to studios and to other musicians' houses because it has allowed me to use it with my keyboards and with some of their keyboards as well so I don’t always have to take my gear out and can still work with what they have. Being that the Micro Lite is so small it fits right in the same bag with my laptop.


UTILIZATION

The MOTU Micro Lite will work with your Mac if you are running OS9 or higher and on Windows you need to be running at least Windows 2000. I have noticed it causing some problems with my Windows 7 system. I am not......
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The MOTU Micro Lite is a 5 in and 5 out MIDI interface that connects to your PC through USB 2.0. Using the Micro Lite has made it a lot easier for me when I go to studios and to other musicians' houses because it has allowed me to use it with my keyboards and with some of their keyboards as well so I don’t always have to take my gear out and can still work with what they have. Being that the Micro Lite is so small it fits right in the same bag with my laptop.


UTILIZATION

The MOTU Micro Lite will work with your Mac if you are running OS9 or higher and on Windows you need to be running at least Windows 2000. I have noticed it causing some problems with my Windows 7 system. I am not sure if they released a new driver update for that system but it does not run as smoothly on Windows 7 as it does on my XP computer.


OVERALL OPINION

It has been almost a year since I started using this 5 in and 5 out MIDI interface and I have used it with all types of gear. I have even switched out MIDI gear in the middle of a project and it still worked without having to restart or close anything down. There are a lot of MIDI interfaces that will give you the same results as the MOTU Micro Lite, but they probably aren’t as affordable as the MOTU Micro Lite. Before I was using the MOTU Micro Lite, I was using a simple MIDI interface by M-Audio and it was called the Midi Sport, it was just a simple 2 in and 2 out interface that is why I needed the MOTU Micro Lite. I needed more ins and outs to run my whole studio and this did it for me perfectly. Great buy!
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Amok_Amok_

Reliable

MOTU Micro LitePublished on 12/03/12 at 03:40
(This content has been automatically translated from French)
5 I / O USB noon with 1 I / O panel (practice)
Self-powered USB format 1/2 rack as many expanders and sound cards.
I use windows XP and windows seven pc with desktop and laptop.
I connect a keyboard and synth racks and VA, expanders, pedals afternoon ...

UTILIZATION

Extremely stable and installation nickel
I never saturated the interface although I've heard some negative echoes this point. Personally, I send about 12/14 MIDI tracks with an expander and 5 synth (1 thru twelve o'clock, because lack of required port).

OVERALL OPINION

I have used for 6 months and I am satisfied.
As I already miss ports, I have had to take a 8 e / s, it is always short! ...
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5 I / O USB noon with 1 I / O panel (practice)
Self-powered USB format 1/2 rack as many expanders and sound cards.
I use windows XP and windows seven pc with desktop and laptop.
I connect a keyboard and synth racks and VA, expanders, pedals afternoon ...

UTILIZATION

Extremely stable and installation nickel
I never saturated the interface although I've heard some negative echoes this point. Personally, I send about 12/14 MIDI tracks with an expander and 5 synth (1 thru twelve o'clock, because lack of required port).

OVERALL OPINION

I have used for 6 months and I am satisfied.
As I already miss ports, I have had to take a 8 e / s, it is always short!
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ddnddn

Excellent!

MOTU Micro LitePublished on 07/19/12 at 13:37
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5in 5out small midi interface, USB-powered, robust.

UTILIZATION

mine is a model of stability under Windows 7. Never to fail, cash perfectly large volumes of data that asks him to fly at the same time two clavia micromodulars SoundDiver to the north and rack.

A little flat, it is not compatible with editing software on my Alesis Micron.

And another, MOTU software for routing In any to any out does not work with this card, a small limitation that the trick I posted you can easily fill.

OVERALL OPINION

I have over eight months, it has never crashed, it has done its job. Before I tried a da * Be unnamed home prodipe that never worked.

I break, I bought the same. ...
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5in 5out small midi interface, USB-powered, robust.

UTILIZATION

mine is a model of stability under Windows 7. Never to fail, cash perfectly large volumes of data that asks him to fly at the same time two clavia micromodulars SoundDiver to the north and rack.

A little flat, it is not compatible with editing software on my Alesis Micron.

And another, MOTU software for routing In any to any out does not work with this card, a small limitation that the trick I posted you can easily fill.

OVERALL OPINION

I have over eight months, it has never crashed, it has done its job. Before I tried a da * Be unnamed home prodipe that never worked.

I break, I bought the same.
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  • Manufacturer: MOTU
  • Model: Micro Lite
  • Category: MIDI Interfaces
  • Added in our database on: 10/09/2003

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