MOTU M6 6-In/4-Out USB-C Audio Interface
With a tradition of engineering excellence, decades of award-winning product engineering for hit songs, mega tours, primetime shows, and blockbuster movies go into every MOTU audio interface.
Following on from the M2 and M4, MOTU has released the M6, a 6-in/4-out USB-C audio interface with four mic pre-amps. The M6 has the same class-leading audio performance, low latency, and precision metering that has been the making of the success of the M2 & M4.
The Best in Class
Equipped with the same ESS Sabre32 Ultra™ DAC Technology found in audio interfaces costing thousands, the M6 delivers an astonishing 120 dB Dynamic Range on its main outputs. ESS converters also drive the headphone outputs, rivaling dedicated headphone amplifiers costing hundreds. The ultra-clean preamp circuits produce a measured -129 dBu EIN on the mic inputs, allowing you to capture and monitor your audio with pristine clarity.
- ESS Sabre32 Ultra™ DAC Technology for superb analogue sound
- The same converter technology used in audio interfaces costing thousands
- Measured 120 dB dynamic range on outputs
- Measured -129 dBu EIN on mic inputs
- ESS-driven headphone outputs
The M6 provides best-in-class speed for monitoring live inputs (mic, guitar, or keyboard) through your computer, thanks to MOTU's expertly engineered USB drivers, which deliver class-leading, ultra-low 2.5 ms Round Trip Latency (at 96 kHz with a 32 sample buffer).
When recording and mixing, nothing is more critical than achieving optimum levels. The M6 is the only audio interface in its class with a full-colour LCD featuring clear, detailed level meters for all inputs and outputs. Enjoy professional-level volume control and feedback to get your sound just right.
The M6 driver provides convenient loopback channels to your host computer, so you can easily route computer output back to the computer, where you can mix it with up to four mics (and/or guitars) from the M6 in your host software for live streaming or podcasting. Streaming and podcasting have never been easier and better sounding!
The M6 is the only audio interface in its class to offer A/B monitor switching. Connect two pairs of monitors and quickly check your mixes on each pair with the push of a button.
With the included multi-blade international DC power adapter connected, you can power the M6 when the computer is turned off (or completely disconnected from the M6). This allows you to monitor any live inputs you may have (mics, guitars, keyboards, etc.) without a host computer or iOS device needed.
- 4x mic/line/hi-Z guitar inputs
- 2x balanced 1/4-inch line inputs
- 4x balanced 1/4-inch TRS out
- 2x stereo headphone w/volume
- 1x MIDI in/out
- 1x USB-C (compatible with Type A)
- 120 dB dynamic range on output
- -129 dBu EIN on mic inputs
- Bus-powered USB-C
- Optional DC power adapter
- Compatible with USB Type A (requires power adapter)
- Windows driver
- Mac driver (optional)
- iOS compatible (with Lightning adapter)
- Plug-and-play operation
- Hardware (direct) monitoring
- Independent 48V phantom power
- A/B monitor switching
- Stand-alone operation with power adapter
- Rugged metal construction
- 44.1 to 192 kHz sample rates
- macOS 10.11 or higher
- Windows 10 or higher
- iOS 9 or higher
Connect the M6 to your Mac or PC and start laying down tracks with the included Performer Lite or Live Lite production software, plus hundreds of loops, one-shots, and sounds from industry leaders Big Fish Audio, Lucidsamples, and Loopmasters.
MOTU Performer Lite provides everything you need to record, edit, mix, process and master your own music tracks quickly and easily. Plug in your mic, guitar, and MIDI keyboard and start tracking with over 100 virtual instruments, dozens of effects plug-ins, guitar FX processing, and much more.
Ableton Live Lite 11 is a lightweight version of Ableton Live 11. It comes with all of Live’s essential workflows, instruments, and effects, everything you need to record songs, create hands-on with your controller, take music made in your apps further and so much more.
100+ Virtual Instruments, Performer Lite includes over 100 virtual instruments, including acoustic and electric pianos, guitars, basses, drums, organs synths, orchestral instruments, choirs, world instruments, and much more. Take your musical muse wherever it wants to go.
Loops and sounds, You get 6 GB of free loops and sample packs from leading sample content providers to help you start making music right away. Choose from dozens of musical styles, then drag and drop in your project's timeline to build your track quickly.