Motu M2

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The Motu M2 has built in loopback functionality for recording and mixing computer output. It also includes 120db of dynamic range and lcd meters.

This is the interface I personally use and I think it’s easily the best you can get for the price. I don’t know of any others that have loopback for recording computer audio at this price point. Also it has enough gain to power my shure sm7b without the need for any preamp.

Features

  • 2-in/2-out USB-C audio interface
  • ESS Sabre32 Ultra DAC technology delivers 120dB of dynamic range and superb audio quality
  • Optimized drivers yield round-trip latency as low as 2.5ms at 24-bit/96kHz with a 32 sample buffer
  • Full-color LCD screen supplies convenient front-panel metering
  • 2 great-sounding microphone preamps with individual gain and phantom power
  • 1-touch hardware monitoring on all inputs
  • Loopback for live streaming and podcasting
  • USB bus-powered for the ultimate in portability
  • 6+GB of free loops, samples, and 1-shots from industry-leading libraries

Tech Specs

  • Computer Connectivity: USB 2.0
  • Form Factor: Desktop
  • Simultaneous I/O: 2 x 2
  • Number of Preamps: 2
  • Phantom Power: Yes
  • A/D Resolution: Up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • Analog Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4″ combo (mic/line/Hi-Z)
  • Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ TRS (DC coupled), 1 x Dual RCA Stereo
  • Headphones: 1 x 1/4″
  • MIDI I/O: In/Out/USB
  • USB: 1 x USB-C
  • Software: MOTU Performer Lite, Ableton Live 10 Lite, Bundled Loops/Sounds
  • OS Requirements – Mac: OS X 10.11 or later
  • OS Requirements – PC: Windows 7 SP1 or later
  • Bus Powered: Yes
  • Power Supply: USB bus powered
  • Height: 1.75″
  • Width: 7.5″
  • Depth: 4.25″
  • Weight: 1.35 lbs.
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 3120
Price: $170
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