MOTU have announced the launch of a new version of their popular Ultralite Audio Interface. The new UltraLite AVB has the same physical format as the two previous versions but many more features and additional I/O.
The new mobile audio interface has excellent audio quality, Wi-Fi control, extensive mixing and exciting new possibilities for expansion and audio networking. The latest in MOTU’s award-winning UltraLite series, the all-new UltraLite AVB delivers more I/O, more DSP, and best-in-class analog audio quality for on-the-go mobile audio recording.
The UltraLite AVB now provides separate mic and guitar inputs (two each), 8-channel ADAT optical (switchable to stereo TOSLink), 6 x 8 balanced quarter-inch analog I/O and MIDI IN/OUT jacks, all housed in a rugged aluminum alloy half-rack chassis that slides easily into a backpack. That’s a total of 18 simultaneous inputs and outputs.
Best-in-class analog audio quality
The balanced analog outputs achieve a measured dynamic range of 117 dB, rivaling the audio quality of interfaces at much higher price points.
Expanded DSP doubles the available processing power for the redesigned console-style mixer, which provides 48 inputs, 12 stereo busses and 32-bit floating point effects processing, including modeled analog EQ, vintage compression and classic reverb. Matrix routing lets you quickly patch ins to outs, or split inputs to multiple destinations. You can even use the UltraLite AVB as a stand-alone mixer and control everything wirelessly from innovative web app software running on your iPad™, iPhone™, tablet, smartphone and laptop. Multiple musicians can access their own aux mixes simultaneously from their own Wi-Fi devices.
The UltraLite AVB connects to a computer through AVB Ethernet or audio class compliant hi-speed USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 3.0 and iOS) and records at sample rates up to 192 kHz.
Expansion and networking
The optical ports let you connect the UltraLite AVB to other interfaces you may own, or future gear purchases as your studio grows. Through AVB Ethernet, you can connect another MOTU AVB interface for more I/O with a standard Ethernet cable — up to 100 meters long! Or, you can connect to an expanded MOTU AVB network with multiple interfaces and computers.
More details at here
Audio Times hopes to have a full in depth review available soon.