MOTU UltraLite-mk5 Desktop 18x22 USB Type-C Audio/MIDI Interface

Product #96309 | SKU UltraMK5 | Motu
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  • Musicians, Podcasters, and Producers
  • USB Type-C Connectivity
  • 2 Mic/Line/Instrument Preamps, 6 Line In
  • 1 Headphone Out, 10 1/4" Line Outs
  • High-Performance 24-Bit / 192 kHz AD/DA


The MOTU UltraLite-mk5 desktop 18x22 USB Type-C audio/MIDI interface provides a slew of enhancementsover the Mk4, from its fresh appearance and simplified operation to updated DACs and improved analog performance. With its flexible connectivity, generous software bundle, virtual loopback function, and host-based or standalone use, the UltraLite-mk5 is equally advantageous for musicians, producers, podcasters, and content creators.

The mic preamps on the UltraLite now deliver up to +74 dB of gain, more than enough to get a robust recording level even from low-output dynamic mics. The two combo inputs can also accept line/instrument sources while the six rear-panel 1/4" inputs are dedicated for line-level sources. Thanks to the 10 DC-coupled line outputs and stereo headphone out, the interface can easily feed speakers, cans, and outboard gear. Plus, 10 channels of digital audio I/O and traditional MIDI I/O are present, should you need to integrate the UltraLite-mk5 with more complex setups.

UltraLite-mk5 Vs UltraLite-mk4

The UltraLite-mk5 features updated ESS DACs, an ESS-driven headphone out, improved analog performance, simplified operation, USB Type-C connectivity, and new software and drivers. As an interface or mixer, the UltraLite-mk5 provides 18 inputs and 22 outputs, for a total of 40 simultaneous, independent I/O channels. You get two mic/line/instrument inputs on XLR-1/4" combo jacks, six 1/4" TRS balanced line inputs, 10 DC-coupled 1/4" TRS balanced line outputs, a 1/4" front-panel headphone out, stereo coaxial S/PDIF I/O, and 8-channel optical I/O. The optical ports alternatively support stereo TOSLINK (optical S/PDIF). Traditional 5-pin MIDI input and output ports are also provided.

Included Software

  • CueMix 5
  • Performer Lite


Form Factor Tabletop
Display 1 x Monochrome OLED
Channels of I/O Analogue:
8 Inputs / 12 Outputs
10 Inputs / 10 Outputs
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps 2
Input Level Adjustment 2 x Knob
Expansion Slots None
Pad Mic:
-20 dB (Switchable per Channel)
Gain/Trim Range Mic Inputs:
Up to +74 dB
High-Pass Filter None
Solo/Mute None
Analogue Audio I/O 2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input (Front Panel)
6 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Input
10 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output (DC-Coupled)
1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output (Front Panel)
Phantom Power 48 V, Selectable On/Off (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Digital Audio I/O 1 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT / S/PDIF Input
1 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT / S/PDIF Output
1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Input
1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Output
Host Connection / USB 1 x USB Type-C (Class-Compliant USB 2.0)
USB (Non-Host) None
Sync I/O None
Network I/O None
MIDI I/O 1 x DIN 5-Pin Input
1 x DIN 5-Pin Output
Wireless Connectivity None
Max Output Level Headphone Outputs:
+14 dBu
Impedance Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
1 Megohm
Dynamic Range Mic Inputs:
115 dB (A-Weighted)
Line Inputs:
120 dB (A-Weighted)
Line Outputs:
125 dB (A-Weighted)
Headphone Outputs:
118 dB (A-Weighted)
THD+N Line Inputs:
-114 dB / 0.0002% (Unweighted)
Line Outputs:
-114 dB / 0.0002% (Unweighted)
Headphone Outputs:
-110 dB / 0.0003% (Unweighted)
EIN Mic Inputs:
-129 dBu
Digital Audio
Sample Rates 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz
Sample Rate Conversion None
Bit Depths 24-Bit
Latency 2.4 ms at 96 kHz (Dependant on Buffer Size, Input to Output)
Sync Sources ADAT, Internal, S/PDIF
Memory Card Slot None
OS Compatibility macOS 10.11 or Later
Windows 10
iOS 9 or Later
Included Software Digital Performer Lite
Compatible Software (Not Included) Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software
Included Plug-Ins None
Supported Drivers/API & Plug-Ins macOS Class-Compliant (No Driver Needed)
Windows Driver Downloadable from Manufacturer
Processor Requirement Mac:
Intel Core i3 or Better
Intel Core i3 or Better
RAM Requirements 4 GB, 8 GB Recommended
Storage Requirements 500 GB
Mobile Device Compatibility iPad
iPod Touch
Required Hardware Available USB 2.0 Port
Internet Connection Required for Registration, Software/Driver Download
Power Requirements AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
AC/DC Power Adapter 12 to 18 VDC at 1 A, Centre-Positive or Negative (Included)
Rackmount Size 1 RU (with Optional Hardware, 1/2-Rack)
Dimensions 21.8 x 17.5 x 4.45 cm
Weight 1.3 kg

In The Box

  • MOTU UltraLite-mk5 Desktop 18x22 USB Type-C Audio/MIDI Interface
  • External Power Supply
  • CueMix 5 Software (Download)
  • MOTU Performer Lite (Download)
  • 6GB of Loops and Sounds from Big Fish Audio, LucidSamples, Loopmasters, and MOTU (Download)


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  • Product: MOTU UltraLite-mk5 Desktop 18x22 USB Type-C Audio/MIDI Interface
  • Manufacturer: Motu
  • Model: MOTU_ULMK5
  • SKU: UltraMK5
  • RM Product #: 96309

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