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18 in / 18 out USB 2.0 / AVB Audio Interface

  • MOTU Ultralite AVB
  • MOTU Ultralite AVB
  • MOTU Ultralite AVB
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Quick Overview

18 x 18 USB/AVB Audio Interface with 36 Simultaneous Audio Channels, MIDI In and Out, 2 Mic Inputs, 2 HiZ Inputs, 8 Line Outputs, Headphone out, and 8-channel Optical I/O

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MOTU Ultralite AVB Product Description

The UltraLite AVB 18 x 18 from MOTU is a USB 2.0 audio interface that records at up to 24-bit, 192 kHz resolution, and features DSP mixing, Wi-Fi control and AVB audio networking. It is ideal for a multitude of audio recording applications for your mobile, project or home studio.

The UltraLite AVB 18 x 18 boasts 2 mic inputs, 2 guitar inputs, 6 line inputs, 8 line outputs, headphone out and 8-channel optical I/O for a total of 18 inputs and 18 outputs, simultaneously. The optical ports also support stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF). The unit also features a large backlit 128 x 48 pixel LCD screen that lets you view all signal activity at a glance with detailed metering for all analog and digital I/O. Access to hardware settings are available from a simple and convenient menu, and quick setup templates are available for many common use cases.

By connecting a Wi-Fi router directly with a standard Ethernet cable, you can control the UltraLite AVB's mixing and DSP effects from your smartphone or tablet, without a computer. This is especially handy for mixing live sound. For more I/O, the system can be expanded by daisy-chaining a second MOTU interface via Ethernet cable, and for even more, up to five MOTU interfaces can be linked using a MOTU AVB Switch (sold separately).


  • 18 x 18 audio interface with 36 simultaneous audio channels
  • Analog I/O includes 2 mic inputs, 2 guitar inputs, 6 line inputs
  • 8 line outs including dedicated main left and right outputs
  • Convenient front panel headphone output with its own volume knob
  • Optical I/O gives you 8 channels of digital input and output
  • 48-channel DSP-fuelled onboard mixer gives you the added benefit of EQ, compression, and effects
  • Web app control from any device with CueMix
  • Onboard effects processing gives you vintage-modelled reverb, an LA-2A compressor, and British analog console EQs
  • Flexible matrix routing and splitting lets you send any input to any output
  • Mixer lets you control routing to and from your computer plus other networked AVB devices
  • Includes AudioDesk recording software for Mac and Windows

Technical Specifications

  • Sample rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

Whats In The Box

  • MOTU AVB Discovery App for Mac (finds connected MOTU interfaces)
  • MOTU AVB Discovery App for iOS (available from Apple App Store)
  • MOTU AVB Control web app (served from the hardware itself)
  • AudioDesk 4.0 for Mac & Windows (separate download)

System Requirements


  • 1 GHz Pentium-based PC compatible or faster
  • 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
  • Windows 7 or later
  • Available USB 2.0 or 3.0 port
  • Available Ethernet port for firmware updates
  • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)


  • 1 GHz Intel-based Mac or faster
  • 2 GB RAM; 4 GB or more recommended
  • Mac OS X version 10.8 or later
  • Available high-speed USB 2.0 or AVB Ethernet port*
  • A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
  • AVB Ethernet audio interface operation requires OS X Yosemite

MOTU Ultralite AVB Additional Information

Brand MOTU
Condition New
EAN 839128005983