MOTU has introduced MicroBook, a pocket-sized, USB-bus-powered audio interface for Mac or PC. The MicroBook provides four 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,” according to MOTU, with 20 dB pad and 48V phantom power for condenser mics.
MicroBook provides four pairs of outputs: balanced TRS quarter-inch main outs, stereo “mini” line out, S/PDIF digital out and phones (on a stereo “mini” eighth-inch jack). Users can connect powered studio monitors to the main outs and/or powered desktop speakers to the stereo mini output jack. With its internal mixing and routing features, the MicroBook lets users program up to five different stereo mixes consisting of any combination of inputs and host audio tracks.
MicroBook also provides tools for audio analysis and diagnostics including real-time FFT, spectrogram waterfall, oscilloscope, X-Y plot, and phase analysis, plus a test tone and noise generator that can be independently assigned to any output. The MicroBook package includes AudioDesk DAW software for Mac, a USB cable and the mic cable adapter.