Equipped with the same ESS Sabre32 Ultra™ DAC Technology found in audio interfaces costing thousands, the M2 delivers an astonishing 120 dB Dynamic Range on its main outputs. ESS converters also drive the headphone output, which rivals dedicated headphone amplifiers costing hundreds. Ultra-clean preamp circuits produce a measured -129 dBu EIN on the mic inputs. Capture and monitor your audio with pristine clarity.
☑ ESS Sabre32 Ultra™ DAC technology for superb analog 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 output
The M2 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 M2 is the only audio interface in its class with a full color 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 M2 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 live mics and/or guitar inputs from the M2 in your host software for live streaming or podcasting. Streaming and podcasting has never been easier and better-sounding!
Technical Specifications Sample rates44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHzMic/line/guitar inputs2 x XLR/TRS “combo jack” mic/line/Hi-Z guitar inputsIndependent preamp gain, 48V phantom power and monitor switch for each inputAnalog outputs2 x 1/4″ TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled)2 x RCA (unbalanced) analog out (mirrored)1 x 1/4″ TRS stereo headphoneComputer I/O1 x USB-C (compatible with USB Type A) 2.0 audio class compliantMIDI I/O1 x MIDI IN1 x MIDI OUT16 MIDI channels to/from computer hostHeadphone1 x 1/4″ TRS stereo phonePhantom power2 x individual +48VFront panel1 x 1/4″ TRS headphone output2 x XLR/TRS combo inputs1 x potentiometer • monitor vol1 x potentiometer • phone vol2 x potentiometer • mic/instr input gain4 x switches • (2) 48V and (2) MON160 x 120 pixel full-colored LCD with input and output level metersPowerBus-powered through USBDimensions and weight(width x depth x height, enclosure only)7.5 x 4.25 x 1.75 inches19.05 x 10.8 x 4.5 cm1.35 lbs / 0.61 kg System Requirements Mac System RequirementsIntel Core i3 Mac or faster (including the new Apple silicon Macs)2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommendedmacOS version 10.11 or later(Optional driver requires 10.13 or later)Available USB portA large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)Windows System Requirements1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommendedWindows 10Available USB portA large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)Class-Compliant SupportUSB audio class compliant for plug-and-play operation on Mac or iOS (no driver required)Included SoftwareMOTU Performer LiteAbleton Live 10 Lite6GB of loops and sounds from Big Fish Audio, LucidSamples, Loopmasters and MOTU