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MOTU MicroBook II USB Audio Interface

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MOTU MicroBook II USB Audio Interface

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A complete solution: Everything you need to make world-class recordings


The MicroBook II provides simultaneous inputs for a microphone, a guitar, and a keyboard or other stereo line level device. The mic preamp delivers neutral coloration and pristine sound, with 20 dB pad and 48V phantom power for condenser mics. Programmable outputs provide flexible monitoring options.


Ultra-compact size


The MicroBook II is an impressively small 5.5 by 3.6 by 1.25 inches, which means that it slides easily into your backpack — or a large pocket. It also sits nicely next to your laptop or desktop computer.


Studio-grade sound


The MicroBook II has been engineered with MOTU’s renowned, award-winning audio interface technology, which delivers the uncompromising audio quality and rock-solid performance MOTU interfaces are known for worldwide. You can always record and mix with confidence, even in most demanding professional recording situations, knowing that decades of engineering experience are behind you, every step of the way. The MicroBook II delivers measured audio specs that rival interfaces costing hundreds more.


High-speed USB 2.0


The MicroBook II can record and play all channels simultaneously, and high-speed USB 2.0 provides plenty of bandwidth, even at 96 kHz.


Flexible volume control


The two digital rotary encoders not only look good, they feel good, too. Push the volume knob repeatedly to cycle among the main outs, headphones, or both, as indicated by the LEDs. For the mic input, adjust trim and toggle 48V phantom power or the -20 dB pad. Hands-on control is immediate and intuitive.


Professional I/O



  • XLR mic input

    • Go ahead: connect your $5000 mic. This preamp is worthy of the best you've got.



  • Hi-Z guitar in

    • Proper impedance delivers totally authentic guitar tones that feel right as you play.



  • Line in

    • Add a keyboard or other line level input on balanced connectors for pristine sound.



  • Multiple independent outputs

    • Feed independent audio to each output pair: main out, line out, and phones.



  • Balanced line level connectors

    • Protect your mix from AC hum and RF noise with balanced connections.



  • Digital controlled analog trim

    • You get the best of both worlds: analog sound quality with digital precision.




Mixing and effects


The MicroBook is an 8-bus digital mixer that lets you mix live inputs with each other — with or without host software tracks. With CueMix FX running on your computer, you can create separate mixes of live audio from your mic, guitar, and keyboard, and send each mix to separate outputs (main out, line out, and phones out) or any combination of all three.


Solid metal chassis


The MicroBook aluminum alloy chassis is lightweight, yet incredibly sturdy and durable, and designed to withstand the rigors of the studio, stage, and tour bus. In a world awash with cheap plastic, the cool touch of the MicroBook II's metal exterior in your hands is a reassuring reminder that you are holding quality engineering and construction built to last.


Advanced extras



  • Six simultaneous outputs

    • Output three stereo pairs simultaneously. They can match or be completely independent.



  • HD audio

    • Record your projects at 88.2 or 96 kHz for true HD audio resolution.



  • Instrument tuner

    • Tune your guitar or other instrument to within a hundredth of a cent with this easy-to-read meter.



  • Signal Generator

    • Generate sine waves and white or pink noise to calibrate and fine-tune your entire studio.



  • Analysis tools

    • Visualize the harmonic content of your mix with dynamic animation and vivid color.



  • Oscilloscope

    • Turn your computer into a sophisticated oscilloscope with digital precision.




CueMix FX Software


The included CueMix FX software for Mac OS X and Windows gives you graphic, on-screen control of the MicroBook II's on-board audio mixer, with up to four separate stereo mixes (a separate mix for each output pair). For example, you can mix all the inputs to the main outs, but also mix them to the line outs with completely different levels than the main outs. Advanced features include a tuner, oscilloscope, FFT/spectrogram, and phase analysis tools.


AudioDesk


The MicroBook II includes AudioDesk, the workstation software for Mac OS X, which provides advanced recording, editing, mixing, processing, and mastering. AudioDesk delivers the power of modern digital audio workstation technology in an easy-to-use, inspiring multitrack recording experience. Together, AudioDesk and the MicroBook II transform your computer desktop into a complete, professional recording studio.


 

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