Plug in your mic, guitar, and keyboard and record up to four analog inputs simultaneously. The MicroBook IIc turns your Mac, PC or iPad into a 4 x 6 recording studio with all the audio I/O and mixing you need to make pro-quality recordings. Mix using CueMix FX software and apply DSP-powered multi-band EQ and compression. Listen to everything on headphones or studio monitors. From initial inspiration to polished track, the MicroBook IIc gets you there with broad compatibility, bus-powered convenience and professional quality.
MOTU MicroBook IIc USB Audio Interface Features
Everything you need to make world-class recordings
- 4-input, 6-output bus-powered USB audio interface for Mac and Windows.
- Supports Apple iPad with camera connection kit (sold separately).
- 6-bus digital mixer to route and mix live inputs with audio software tracks.
- Mic input with Precision Digital Trim™, 48V phantom power, and 20 dB pad.
- Guitar input with Precision Digital Trim.
- Stereo line input (1/4-inch or stereo mini).
- Stereo 1/4-inch balanced main outs, plus 1/8-inch mini line-level out.
- S/PDIF digital out at rates up to 96 kHz.
- Multi-band EQ, compressor, and test tone/noise generator.
- Instrument tuner and analysis tools, including FFT display and oscilloscope.
- Includes AudioDesk DAW software for Mac and Windows, a USB cable, and a power adapter.
The MicroBook IIc 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 IIc 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 IIc 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 the most demanding professional recording situations, knowing that decades of engineering experience are behind you, every step of the way. The MicroBook IIc delivers measured audio specs that rival interfaces costing hundreds more.
High-speed USB 2.0 - High bandwidth and low latency
The MicroBook IIc can record and play all channels simultaneously, and high-speed USB 2.0 provides plenty of bandwidth, even at 96 kHz.
iPad support - High-quality I/O for your iOS music apps
As the "c" in its name implies, the MicroBook IIc is USB audio class compliant. Use a standard Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (purchased separately) to connect the MicroBook IIc to your iPad. Then record and monitor high-quality audio with your favorite iOS apps. Power the MicroBook IIc with the included Micro-USB cable and AC wall adapter.
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.
XLR mic input
Go ahead: connect your $5,000 mic. This preamp is worthy of the best you've got.
Hi-Z guitar in
Proper impedance delivers totally authentic guitar tones that feel right as you play.
Add a keyboard or other line level input on balanced connectors for pristine sound.
Multiple independent outputs
Feed independent audio to each output pair: main out, line out, and phones.
Balanced line level connectors
Protect your mix from AC hum and RF noise with balanced connections.
Digitally controlled analog trim
You get the best of both worlds: analog sound quality with digital precision.
Mixing and effects - It's an 8-bus digital mixer, too
The MicroBook IIc 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 IIc 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 IIc's metal exterior in your hands is a reassuring reminder that you are holding quality engineering and construction built to last.