MOTU M2

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2-Channel USB C Audio Interface

  • 24-Bit / 192 kHz AD/DA converter
  • 2 Microphone preamps with individually switchable +48 V phantom power on each one
  • 2 Line inputs: 6.3 mm XLR / Jack Combo (switchable to Hi-Z instrument input)
  • 2 Line outputs: 6.3 mm Balanced jack
  • 2 Unbalanced outputs (mirrored): RCA
  • Stereo headphone output: 6.3 mm Jack
  • MIDI input/output
  • Loopback feature
  • LCD level meter
  • Includes MOTU Performer Lite, Ableton Live Lite, and 6 GB of loops and samples

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 2x2
Number of Mic Inputs 2
Number of Line Inputs 2
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 2
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface Yes
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered Yes
Incl. power supply No
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 191 mm
Depth in mm 108 mm
Height in mm 45 mm

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Great little sound interface
nicops, 19.01.2021
I use the Motu M2 as a replacement for my Tascam us 16x08 which started to loose quality in the headphone amp (left and right channels aren't exactly at the same level anymore). As I am currently working solely on my headphones, my main concern was the headphone amp. As many tests show, this interface has an incredible amp. Power over USB means it can be taken on the road easily, which is another plus.

I use this interface in two setups: one on my main computer with the DAW configured to receive inputs from the Tascam 16x08 and to output to the Motu M2, this works great (with protools).
I also use the M2 on my macbook pro 2017 and this is where things get weird... Sometimes when I turn off the interface, the macbook's touchbar turns off as well and won't boot back up. When trying to reboot the computer, it just hangs and I have to force it. This is not a major issue but it is still very annoying.
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Best in class "Value for money"
Uroš Renko, 06.04.2021
I picked this audio interface for recording virtual instruments while listening to audio mix in real-time. Can output to high resistance headphones and has amazing studio grade pre-amplifiers for condenser microphones available in way more expensive hardware. I like on/off hardware switch and the visual indicator (display) for input and output levels. I like everything about this device. The price is best in class if you consider what you get for it. For real-time low latency monitoring I need to increase buffer to 2048 and calibrate latency in DAW (Ableton Live).
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Amazing DAC!
norila, 23.11.2020
Coming from a Behringer 404hd and this blows it out of the water. The preamps are silent, headphone jack silent and best of all the DAC sounds amazing. Bass is very well reproduced and the soundstage is excellent. Things sound like they are in 3D and I hear details I have never heard before with the 404hd. Absolutely worth every single penny.

The only thing I wish is that the LED's showing the output match the volume of the output. in other words, turning the volume knob up does nothing to change the LED output which I find a bit odd.

FYI - installing the additional Motu drivers on macos (mojave at time of writing) will enable the volume up/down keys to work
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The dream for a home studio
FabsOliveira42, 30.12.2020
This is absolutely perfect. Plug and play with no hassle. The license for Ableton Live 10 Lite is a great plus. I will use it for recording voice-overs, lectures and homemade music.

The sound is absolutely brilliant with the promised incredibly small latency. Strong enough to power my Rode Procaster, which is a pretty quiet dynamic mic (with about 70% gain and thus acceptable noise levels). Could not be any happier!
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