Sound


Best-in-class audio quality

The UltraLite-mk5 includes renowned ESS Sabre32™ DAC technology, featuring the ES9026PRO DAC, to deliver measured 125 dB dynamic range and -114 dB THD+N. Renowned drivers deliver rock-solid performance and industry-leading low latency.

Performance


Ultra-low latency

Optimized drivers for both Mac and PC deliver ultra-low latency performance. With a high-performance DAW such as Digital Performer, the UltraLite-mk5 delivers an astonishing round trip latency (RTL) of 2.4 ms (milliseconds) over USB (at 96 kHz with a 32-sample host buffer).

Versatility


Built for studio and stage

Housed in a compact, steel enclosure you can take anywhere, the UltraLite-mk5 is equally well-suited for studio and stage, with or without a computer. Connect all your personal studio gear for state-of-the art computer-based recording and production, or take it to your next gig to mix live, without a computer.

Connectivity


40 simultaneous audio channels 

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 2 mic/line/instrument inputs, 6 line inputs, 10 line outputs, headphone out and 8-channel optical I/O. The optical ports alternatively support stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF).

All the I/O you need

Connect all of your audio gear, including speakers, headphones, mics, guitars, synths, keyboards, drum machines, effects processors and even MIDI devices.

USB Class Compliance


iOS compatibility

The UltraLite-mk5 is USB audio class compliant, giving you plug-and-play compatibility with iPad® and other Apple® iOS devices. Record on-the-go, directly to your iPad, or play backing tracks during a gig, mixed with your live inputs with the UltraLite-mk5's built-in mixing. Control everything from the CueMix 5™ mixing app on your iPad or iPhone.

Live Streaming


Loopback

The UltraLite-mk5 provides convenient loopback channels to your host computer or iOS device, so you can easily route computer output, along with a mix of live inputs from the UltraLite-mk5 itself, back to the computer, where you can record it back into your podcasting host software or stream it live to the internet. Streaming and podcasting has never been easier and better-sounding!

Mobile recording and mixing

After recording and mixing in the studio, take the UltraLite-mk5 on the road with your laptop for mobile recording and live mixing.

Rack-Mount Operation


 

Half-rack Mounting Kit

Ready for serious touring, the steel-encased UltraLite-mk5 can be rack-mounted with thick, steel brackets designed to withstand the punishment on the road ahead. (Sold separately)

Half-rack Coupler Kit

Join two UltraLite-mk5 units together, side by side, to fill a space in your rack or road case. Thick steel brackets ensure everything connects solidly as a singular full-rack unit. (Sold separately)

I/O (18 x 22)

2x mic/line/Hi-Z guitar inputs
10x balanced 1/4-inch TRS outputs
6x balanced 1/4-inch TRS inputs
1x optical in/out (ADAT or TOSLink)
1x RCA S/PDIF digital in/out
1x stereo headphone w/volume
1x MIDI in/out

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

Superb sound quality & performance
40 simultaneous ins/outs (18 x 22)
On-board DSP, mixing and effects
Universal connectivity
Loopback and other advanced extras
CueMix™ 5 console app (Mac/Win/iOS)
Performer® Lite workstation software

CONNECTIVITY

USB-C audio class compliant
Compatible with USB Type A
Low-latency Windows ASIO driver
Low-latency Windows WAVE driver
Low-latency Mac driver (optional)
iOS / USB-C
iOS / Lightning (with adapter kit)

AUDIO PERFORMANCE

125 dB dynamic range on output
-129 dBu EIN on mic inputs

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

macOS 10.11 or higher
For macOS 11 Big Sur, click here.
Windows 10
iOS 12.4 or higher

Monitor Mixing with Effects


Introducing CueMix™ 5

CueMix 5 gives you simple, yet comprehensive graphic control over your mix. CueMix 5 is a completely new app with attractive graphic mixing, graphic editing of parametric EQ, and a convenient touch-friendly interface for quick access to all mixing features, digitally controlled trims and other settings in your UltraLite-mk5.

Start making music right away with included workstation software, virtual instruments and loops

Connect the UltraLite-mk5 to your Mac or PC and start laying down tracks with the included Performer Lite production software, plus hundreds of loops, one-shots and sounds from industry leaders Big Fish Audio, Lucidsamples and Loopmasters.

Performer Lite

Performer Lite provides everything you need to record, edit, mix, process and master your own music tracks quickly and easily. Plug in your mic, guitar and MIDI keyboard and start tracking with over 100 virtual instruments, dozens of effects plug-ins, guitar FX processing and much more.

System Requirements Free Getting Started Webinar

100+ Instruments

Performer Lite includes over 100 virtual instruments, including acoustic and electric pianos, guitars, basses, drums, organs synths, orchestral instruments, choirs, world instruments and much more. Take your musical muse wherever it wants to go.

6 GB of free loops and sample packs


Performer Lite includes 6 GB of free loops and sample packs from leading sample content providers to help you start making music right away. From Performer Lite's Content Browser, choose from dozens of musical styles, click to audition, then drag and drop in your projects timeline to build your track quick.

Since 1986, Big Fish Audio has consistently produced the highest quality sample libraries available. Over the years, their sounds have been featured in hundreds of charting songs and top film and television soundtracks.

Lucidsamples is a collective of experienced music producers and professional musicians that offers high quality samples and sample packs which are suitable for creating products in the most popular music genres. Their sounds are being used all over the world by many well known DJs, music producers and companies.

Loopmasters is the definitive "sample boutique." Based in Brighton, England, this label has been providing pristine audio libraries for more than a decade. Content has been expansive and evolving over the years, with hundreds upon hundreds of royalty-free packs to inspire amateurs and seasoned artists alike.