MOTU Microbook II
Large images ..Available from 05/04/2012 until 11/30/1999
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 - Take it with you anywhere
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 - Engineered for the discriminating ear
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 - High bandwidth and low latency
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 - Digital encoders push and turn
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.
Mixing and effects - It's an 8-bus digital mixer, too
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 - MOTU interfaces are built to last
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.
Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz
Analog In 1 x XLR mic input with preamp
1 x 1/4" hi-Z guitar
2 x 1/4" TRS phone (balanced/unbalanced)
1 x 1/8" stereo "mini" (unbalanced)
Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4" balanced TRS main out
1 x 1/8" stereo "mini" line out (unbalanced)
2 x 1/4" TRS headphone
Digital Input - none -
Digital Output 1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
Computer I/O 1 x USB 2.0 "High-speed"
Sync Out S/PDIF
Headphone Output 1 x 1/4" TRS phone with volume control
Phantom Power +48V
Top panel 2 x 3-segment ladder LEDs • main outs
1 x 4-segment LEDs • mic in
1 x 4-segment LEDs • guitar in
1 x 3-segment LEDs • line in
2 x 3-segment LEDs • main out
1 x 3-segment LEDs • line out
1 x LED • 48V phantom power
1 x LED • -20 dB pad
2 x LEDs • main/phone vol
1 x digital rotary encoder • mic trim
1 x digital rotary encoder • main/phone volume
Power Requirements USB bus power