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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.

*After a ten-year run, Windows 7 has been officially end-of-lifed (EOL) by Microsoft as of January 4, 2020. Therefore, MOTU products no longer officially support Windows 7, although existing installed products (as of June 2020) should still continue to function as they have been under Windows 7. However, future updates, including drivers, may require Windows 8 or later.



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