MOTU M2 USB Audio Interface


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The MOTU M2 USB Audio Interface is a compact and affordable USB audio interface, that boost specs similar to high end interfaces, and is bundled with great software and tools.

The MOTU M2 USB Audio Interface is equipped with the same ESS Sabre32 Ultra DAC Technology found in audio interfaces costing thousands, delivering 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.

MOTU M2 USB Audio Interface Features

  • 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
  • Built in the USA

MOTU M2 USB Audio Interface Specifications

  • Mac System Requirements 1 GHz Intel-based Mac or faster
  • 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
  • macOS version 10.11 or later
  • (Optional driver requires 10.13 or later)
  • Available USB port
  • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
  • Windows System Requirements 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster
  • 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
  • Windows 7, 8 or 10
  • Available USB port
  • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
  • Class-Compliant Support USB audio class compliant for plug-and-play operation on Mac or iOS (no driver required)

MOTU M2 USB Audio Interface Includes

  • M2 USB Audio Interface
  • Included Software
    • MOTU Performer Lite
    • Ableton Live 10 Lite
    • 6GB of loops and sounds from Big Fish Audio, LucidSamples, Loopmasters and MOTU
  • Two-year warranty

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  • 5
    Moto M2
    Myron Thomas

    This product did what I needed it to do at that time. Most of all I appreciate the professionalism and knowledge of t he staff. Thanks for everything.

  • 5
    Nicholas Liu

    This thing is really awesome for the price, but also not considering price. It handily beats the Focusrite Scarlett line for instance: better pre-amp quality, way better headphone amp quality (check YTube, it has one of the best headphone amps) and better latency if you work with virtual instruments. I see no reason to spend more unless you need a lot of inputs or want your interface to do DSP stuff.

  • 5

    Nice headphone output, quiet preamps, linear response. Minus a few driver issues here and there, the specs are great at this price point.

  • 5
    Motu m2
    Chris Ryan

    Awesome machine!

  • 5
    Love it

    Works flawlessly. I love the meters on the front, the on/off switch and it's loopback feature that allows you to record what you're listening to into your computer. So glad I got rid of my Focusrite.

  • 5
    Outstanding Audio Interface!
    Michael Pilgrim

    Definitely the best audio interface I've used in the sub-$200 price range. Very clear, transparent sound, both for guitar and general music listening. I know my older PreSonus device is a bit warm, but going back-and-forth between it and this new M2 really shows how transparent the M2 is. I use this with a new-ish Windows 10 system bought last Dec, as well as an old 2011 MacBook Air still running High Sierra, and it works perfectly with both. It also comes with MOTU's DAW software Performer Lite, which may be the most powerful "Lite" DAW out there, and I'm slowly becoming a convert as I learn it. This Lite version allows up to 16 audio tracks (vs. 8 w/Ableton Live Lite) and 32 tracks overall, and actually has very usable builtin guitar plugins for a "Lite" version. On top of this, the device also comes with an Ableton Live Lite license, which has always been my favorite "Lite" DAW, so you have a choice between what I think are the best two "Lite" DAWs out there. Oh, and yes -- it has an on/off switch... It cracks me up that every YT review celebrates the on/off switch as a feature!

  • 5

    I bought one of these to replace an M-Audio M-Track that was nothing but trouble for day one. The M2 is superior in every way. The pre-amps are top notch with an extremely low noise floor, and the ASIO drivers are rock solid. There's a reason this unit is sold out everywhere. My only regret is not getting the M4 instead.

  • 5
    Coolest Ever

    I love the layout, the digital screen is really cool. Everything is straight forward and easy to use.

  • 5
    Motu M2 Audio Interface
    Jack Morris

    Motu has really upped the game in the Bub $200 interface market. The M2 is outstanding. All the features I wanted, plus some. Easy install and setup and it sounds great! Very Pleased.