MOTU Pro Audio

Getting started with your new MOTU Pro Audio interface

Thank you for purchasing your new MOTU pro audio interface with mixing, networking and Wi-Fi control. Simply download the software below and watch the accompanying Getting Started video
to begin using your new MOTU system.

Install the software.

NOTE: Be sure to download and install both the latest drivers and firmware for your interface.

v2.0+84544 | Apr 8, 2020

  • Fixed MOTU Discovery menu bar icon that turned invisible by 10.15.4 update.
  • Improved support for more Steinberg applications.
  • Pro Audio Driver Read Me for all MOTU pro audio interfaces
  • Driver update history with links to earlier versions

v4.0+82000 | Sep 17, 2019

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Latest Firmware

Device presets tutorial

This tutorial from the MOTU Technote database provides a complete, interactive walk-through of device presets. Each preset is covered in detail, so you can understand where audio is going in the routing grid. In presets that involve the on-board mixer, you'll gain insight into how audio is routed to and from the mixer, and how to use the mixer for no-latency monitoring and effects processing.

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Routing grid tutorial

This tutorial from the MOTU Technote database provides a complete walk-through of the routing grid. Topics include vertical and horizontal gliding, making connections for entire banks with one click, sending signal to your DAW, sending computer audio to physical outputs, sending signal to AVB audio streams, and routing audio to and from the mixer.

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Additional topics

Firmware updates

MOTU periodically posts firmware updates for your MOTU interface. Updates may include bug fixes, enhancements, and new features. Updates are posted on MOTU's servers. If your computer, iPad or iPhone has access to the internet, the MOTU Pro Audio Control app notifies you as soon as an update is made available. Otherwise, you can check back here periodically for the latest firmware update.

How to update the firmware in a MOTU pro audio interface »

How to update the firmware in a MOTU AVB Switch »

Using your MOTU interface as an audio interface over AVB Ethernet

When operating as an audio interface, MOTU AVB-equipped devices can be connected to a Mac with USB or Thunderbolt (if available). With firmware update 1.2.5 or later, and macOS El Capitan (10.11), a third option is available: AVB Ethernet.

How to set up AVB Ethernet audio I/O »
El Capitan AVB対応について.pdf »

24Ao / 24Ai video

Configure a 24Ao and 24Ai for 24 channels of recording and playback

This video explains how to connect a 24Ao and 24Ai to your computer and configure them for 24 channels of recording and playback. Download the presets used for this video here.

Watch now »

External control APIs

MOTU pro audio audio interfaces can be remotely controlled from a hardware controller or software interface using either OSC or HTTP. Each protocol provides an extensive set of commands that allow control over almost every aspect of the hardware.

OSC Quick Reference.pdf » A quick reference guide to help set up any OSC-enabled controller

MOTU AVB Web API.pdf » An in-depth guide for more flexible control via HTTP commands

MOTU Pro Audio Interface FAQ