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MOTU M2 2-in / 2-out USB audio interface

MOTU M2 2-in / 2-out USB audio interface

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Brand Name: ALCTRON

Transducer: USB audio interface

Set Type: Single Microphone

Style: USB audio interface

Use: USB audio interface

Origin: Mainland China

Package: Yes

Certification: CE


Audio Quality

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 dB EIN on the mic inputs.

Capture and monitor your audio with pristine clarity.

☑ 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 dB EIN on mic inputs

☑ ESS-driven headphone output



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.



A tradition of engineering excellence

Decades of award-winning product engineering for hit songs, mega tours, primetime shows and blockbuster movies goes into every MOTU audio interface. 

Technical Specifications

Sample rates

44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

Mic/line/guitar inputs

2 x XLR/TRS "combo jack" mic/line/Hi-Z guitar inputs
Independent preamp gain, 48V phantom power and monitor switch for each input

Analog outputs

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


16 MIDI channels to/from computer host


1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone

Phantom power

2 x individual +48V

Front panel

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


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

System Requirements


Mac System Requirements

Intel Core i3 Mac or faster (including the new Apple silicon Macs)
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 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)

Included Software

MOTU Performer Lite
Ableton Live 10 Lite
6GB of loops and sounds from Big Fish Audio, LucidSamples, Loopmasters and MOTU



M2 Feature Highlights

  • - 2-in / 2-out USB audio interface with studio-quality sound.
  • Best-in-class audio quality driven by ESS Sabre32 Ultra™ DAC Technology.
  • Best-in-class speed (ultra-low latency) for host software processing.
  • Best-in-class metering for all inputs/outputs with a full-color LCD.
  • 2x mic/line/hi-Z guitar inputs on combo XLR/TRS.
  • Individual preamp gain and 48V phantom power for each input.
  • Hardware (direct) monitoring for each input (mono or stereo).
  • Measured -129 dB EIN on mic inputs.
  • 2x balanced, DC-coupled 1/4-inch TRS outputs.
  • Measured 120 dB dynamic range on the 1/4-inch balanced TRS outputs.
  • 2x RCA (unbalanced) analog out (mirrored).
  • 1x headphone out (driven by ESS converters) with independent volume control.
  • MIDI in/out.
  • Support for 44.1 to 192 kHz sample rates.
  • USB audio class compliant for plug-and-play operation on Mac (no driver required).
  • Windows driver with 2.5 MS Round Trip Latency (32 sample buffer at 96 kHz).
  • Mac driver (optional, for 2.5 MS RTL@32/96 kHz and loopback feature).
  • iOS compatible (USB audio class compliant).
  • Driver loopback for capturing host output, live streaming and podcasting.
  • Bus powered USB-C (compatible with USB Type A) with power switch (USB cable included).
  • Rugged metal construction.
  • Workstation software included (MOTU Performer Lite 10 and Ableton Live Lite 10).
  • 100+ instruments (in Performer Lite).
  • Over 6 GB of included free loops, samples and one-shots from industry leading libraries.
  • Kensington security slot.
  • Two-year warranty.


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