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.
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!
Sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
2 x XLR/TRS “combo jack” mic/line/Hi-Z guitar inputs
Independent preamp gain, 48V phantom power and monitor switch for each input
2 x 1/4″ TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled)
2 x RCA (unbalanced) analog out (mirrored)
1 x 1/4″ TRS stereo headphone
Computer I/O: 1 x USB-C (compatible with USB Type A) 2.0 audio class compliant
1 x MIDI IN
1 x MIDI OUT
16 MIDI channels to/from computer host
Headphone: 1 x 1/4″ TRS stereo phone
Phantom power: 2 x individual +48V
1 x 1/4″ TRS headphone output
2 x XLR/TRS combo inputs
1 x potentiometer • monitor vol
1 x potentiometer • phone vol
2 x potentiometer • mic/instr input gain
4 x switches • (2) 48V and (2) MON
160 x 120 pixel full-colored LCD with input and output level meters
Power: Bus-powered through USB
Dimensions and weight:
(width x depth x height, enclosure only)
7.5 x 4.25 x 1.75 inches
19.05 x 10.8 x 4.5 cm
1.35 lbs / 0.61 kg