MOTU Micro Lite USB MIDI Interface

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Product Description

Built from the same technology found in MOTU’s flagship MIDI Timepiece, the micro lite is a professional MIDI interface and that provides portable, plug-and-play connectivity to any USB-equipped Macintosh or Windows computer. The micro lite provides 5 MIDI IN, 5 MIDI OUT, 80 MIDI channels and compatibility with all Macintosh and Windows software.


  • MIDI connectivity - Five MIDI inputs and outputs provide 80 MIDI channels.
  • Expansion - MOTU MIDI interfaces grow with you. Expansion is simple. Add additional MIDI ports by plugging in another MOTU MIDI interface.
  • Compatibility - Works with your favorite software. Includes drivers for Mac OS9, Mac OS X and Windows Me/2000/XP. High-speed USB connection.
  • USB-powered - Bus-powered from USB connection. No additional power necessary.

The micro lite takes full advantage of USB, giving you high-speed MIDI throughput, sub-millisecond timing accuracy, support for "hot-swapping" and plug-and-play expansion. Need to connect another sound module or synth? No problem. Just add another MOTU USB MIDI interface via any available USB port. And the micro lite is powered by the USB port — no wall wart or AC plug.

No other MIDI interface offers this much value, performance and portability at such an affordable price.

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Phone:  617-576-3066 Warranty:  Hardware: 2 Years; 90 days parts and labor.

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Customer Reviews

Review: Towan Submitted: 5/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Great addition!
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Product Review

Adding this to my setup makes routing so much easier in my DAW! Highly recommend it!

Review: madrocr Submitted: 9/26/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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We’ll needed thanks

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Nice piece of equipment

Review: Mr. Knowitall Submitted: 6/9/2013

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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I love this thing

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Fulfilled my needs for more midi I / Os. The product is easy to set up, just plug and play. Buss powered via USB, so it's a no brainier. The LEDs let you know what ports a transmitting / receiving.

Simple. Plug in your peripherals so that out goes to in, and in goes to out. Some peripheral devices don't require two way communication, such as in my case, an old Yamaha DX11 that was given to me. I turned off its internal midi, and use it to control soft synths in Sonar X2. I connect midi out to the midi in port (3) of the MOTU Micro Lite, and gave that port number a friendly name in midi/instruments/setup. Now instead of seeing "Input Port 3", I see DX11.

LEDs indicate communication by port number. The USB Buss provides its power, so no external power source is required. One of the five midi input / output ports is located on the front (as well as the back), for easy access.

The price is a little high for basically a box, LEDs, female midi connectors, a USB output, and the internal PCB. But it beats the time it would take to build one. It's about the same price as comparable brands, but I have been using MOTU products for years. I had one problem with a FireWire interface, and MOTU had me send them the components, and bench tested them. They found nothing wrong, and charged me nothing for items long out of warranty. It turned out to be a PC software problem.

Review: Martin Salloum from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Submitted: 7/7/2008

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


Plug and Play EASY

I have been a big fan of MOTU products for a long time. This MicroLite is no exception. It is nice to see such sturdy, well constructed gear in this era of cheap shoddy merchandise

these units are really easy to rack. Best of all, they have one in/out on the front.

Easy plug and play. Manual?? don't need it.

It is unbelievable to get such good value at this price point. This is not the first time I've purchased from American Musical Supply - and it won't be the last. Quick, easy, value.

It's black. what can I say...

Review: AMS Customer from USA Submitted: 2/5/2008

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Motu Micro Lite Packs Punch

Your general opinion of this product.

The micro lite is well built.

The front USB port is convenient for "guest" rigs or testing new midi gear without gong behind racks. The bright LEDs let you know what's happening at all times.

The product is a breeze to set up. Install the driver, connect the cable, set your midi preferences and you're done.

It's well worth the money for 5 midi i/o ports



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