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MicroBook IIc — Studio-grade audio interface for personal recording

Tech Specs


Technicial Specifications

Converters 24-bit
Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz
Analog In 1 x XLR mic input with preamp
1 x 1/4" hi-Z guitar
2 x 1/4" TRS phone (balanced/unbalanced)
1 x 1/8" stereo "mini" (unbalanced)
Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4" balanced TRS main out
1 x 1/8" stereo "mini" line out (unbalanced)
1 x 1/4" TRS headphone
Digital Input - none -
Digital Output 1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
Computer I/O 1 x USB 2.0 "High-speed"
Sync Out S/PDIF
Headphone Output 1 x 1/4" TRS phone with volume control
Phantom Power +48V
Power Supply 1 x Micro-B USB
Top panel 2 x 3-segment ladder LEDs • main outs
1 x 4-segment LEDs • mic in
1 x 4-segment LEDs • guitar in
1 x 3-segment LEDs • line in
1 x 3-segment LEDs • line out
1 x LED • 48V phantom power
1 x LED • -20 dB pad
2 x LEDs • main/phone vol
1 x digital rotary encoder • mic trim
1 x digital rotary encoder • main/phone volume
Power Specifications USB bus power (computer)
USB-to-AC power adapter (iPad)
(USB cable and AC wall adapter included)
Dimensions Length: 5 ½ in / 14 cm
Width: 3 ⅝ in / 9.2 cm
Height: 1 ¼ in / 3.2 cm

Mac System Requirements

  • Any Mac with an Intel processor
  • 4 GB RAM or more
  • Mac OS X version 10.6.8 or later
  • Available high-speed USB 2.0 port
  • A large hard drive (preferably at least 250 GB)

Windows System Requirements

  • Pentium 4 CPU (or equivalent) 1 GHz or faster
  • 4 GB RAM or more
  • Windows 10, 8, or 7
  • Available high-speed USB 2.0 port
  • A large hard drive (preferably at least 250 GB)

iOS Requirements

  • iOS 7 or later

Included software

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X version 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6 (10.6.8 or later required)
  • Windows 10, 8, or 7

64-bit operation

  • Available for Mac OS X version 10.6.8 or later
  • Available for 64-bit versions of Windows 7 (or later)
  • Requires a 64-bit CPU (and host application for plug-in versions)

Compatible Mac software

The MicroBook IIc ships with standard Core Audio drivers for Mac OS X for compatibility with virtually all Core Audio-compatible apps, including:

  • MOTU Digital Performer
  • Avid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)
  • Apple Logic Pro
  • Apple Logic Express
  • Apple Garage Band
  • Apple SoundTrack Pro
  • Ableton Live
  • Propellerhead Record & Reason
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Cockos Reaper
  • Native Instruments Kontakt
  • Waves stand-alone apps (and plug-ins, via compatible host)

Compatible Windows software

The MicroBook IIc ships with standard Wave and ASIO drivers for Windows 10, 8, and 7 for compatibility with virtually all Wave-compatible audio apps, including:

  • MOTU Digital Performer
  • Avid Pro Tools (version 9 or later)
  • Ableton Live
  • Cakewalk Sonar
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Propellerhead Record & Reason
  • Image Line FL Studio
  • Sony Vegas Pro
  • Sony Sound Forge
  • Sony Acid
  • Cockos Reaper
  • Native Instruments Kontakt
  • Waves stand-alone apps (and plug-ins, via compatible host)

Feature Highlights

  • 4-input, 6-output bus-powered "plug-and-play" high-speed USB 2.0 audio interface for Mac and Windows.
  • 6 x 8 physical inputs and outputs.
  • Support for Apple® iPad® and other iOS devices with camera connection kit (sold separately).
  • 8-bus digital mixer to route and mix live inputs with computer tracks.
  • Pre-amp equipped mic input with Precision Digital Trim™ 48V phantom power, and -20 dB pad.
  • Hi-Z guitar input with -20 dB pad Precision Digital Trim.
  • Stereo line level analog input (balanced TRS quarter-inch or stereo mini).
  • Stereo balanced TRS quarter-inch line level main outs.
  • Stereo eighth-inch "mini" line level out.
  • S/PDIF digital out (duplicates main out).
  • Headphones output on quarter-inch stereo jack with independent volume control.
  • Digitally controlled analog trim for all analog inputs.
  • Digital trim for all outputs.
  • Output volume digital rotary encoder. Push to cycle among three modes: main out, phones, or both.
  • Mic input digital rotary encoder for adjusting trim level, 48V and pad.
  • Dedicated 3- or 4-segment LED meters for all inputs and outputs.
  • Support for recording and playback at 2x sample rates (88.2 and 96 kHz)
  • CueMix™ FX no-latency mixing and monitoring with EQ and dynamics processing.
  • 7-band parametric EQ and compression.
  • Instrument tuner.
  • Test tone and white/pink noise generator.
  • Advanced audio analysis software tools, including FFT display, spectrogram "waterfall" display, oscilloscope, X-Y plot, and phase torch.
  • 100% compatible with all host-based effects processing in today's popular audio programs.
  • Industry standard Mac and Windows audio drivers (Core Audio, Wave, and ASIO) for across-the-board compatibility.
  • Compatible with all current and recent generation Macs and PCs.
  • Includes AudioDesk™ full-featured audio workstation software for Mac OS X and Windows.
  • USB cable included.
  • Micro-USB cable with AC power adapter included for iOS operation.


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