Scan code: LN56375 Manufacturer code: MICROBOOK-II

MOTU - 'Microbook II' Audio Interface

MOTU - 'Microbook II' USB 2, 96 kHz, 24 Bit, 1 Mic Pre , 4 / 4 Analogue I/O

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Scan code: LN56375 Manufacturer code: MICROBOOK-II
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MOTU - 'Microbook II'
Audio Interface

motu microbook ii

Studio-Grade Audio Interface For Personal RecordingMOTU's MicroBook II audio interface features a wide array of incredible sound and functionality for your Mac, PC or iPad into a small and rugged cast metal case. The features of the MicroBook II is a continuation of its renowned predecessor with hands-on volume control, lower latency, six simultaneous outputs, an XLR mic input, and 96kHz recording and playback support. Making it ideal for live recording, DJing from a laptop, or home studio recording, the MicroBook II has the audio quality and routing capabilities to become the heart your audio set up. Making the MOTU MicroBook II an incredible compact recording solution.

At A Glance • Supports four simultaneous input channels and six simultaneous output channels
• CueMix FX no-latency mixing and monitoring with EQ and dynamics processing
• 8-bus digital mixer for routing and mixing live inputs with computer tracks
• XLR pre-amp input, precision digital trim, 48V phantom power, 20dB pad
• 24-bit/96kHz USB audio interface for Mac, PC and iPad

Engineered For The Discriminating Ear

motu microbook ii

Consistent & ReliableThe MicroBook II has been designed with the award-winning MOTU technology they’re known for, providing you with the same uncompromising audio quality and reliable performance that got them a well-deserved reputation.

Consistent, reliable recording and mixing is at hand, even in most complicated professional recording situations, with decades of engineering experience on your side. The MicroBook II offers high audio specifications you usually find at more of a cost.

A Complete Solution

motu microbook ii

Everything You NeedAlso featuring simultaneous inputs for a microphone, a guitar, and a keyboard and a stereo line level device. The mic preamp provides neutral coloration and crystal-clear sound, with 20 dB pad and 48V phantom power for condenser mics, with programmable outputs with multiple monitoring options.

Practical & Powerful

Ultra-Compact Size

Ultra-Compact SizeThe MicroBook II is an impressively small size of 5.5 by 3.6 by 1.25 inches, so it can easily slide into a backpack or large pocket. It also sits nicely next to your laptop or desktop computer.

High-Speed USB 2.0

High-Speed USB 2.0The MicroBook II can record and play all channels simultaneously, and high-speed USB 2.0 offers plenty of bandwidth, even at 96 kHz.

Flexible Volume Control

Flexible Volume Control

Push & Turn Digital EncodersThe two digital rotary encoders look good as well as feel good. Just hit the volume knob repeatedly to cycle among the main outs, headphones, or both, as shown by the LEDs.

For the mic input, adjust trim and toggle 48V phantom power or the -20 dB pad, making Hhands-on control quick and easy.

Personal Recording With No-Compromise

XLR mic input

XLR mic inputConnect your most prized microphone to give this preamp a chance to make it shine.

Hi-Z guitar in

Hi-Z guitar inCorrect impedance provides totally authentic guitar tones that feel right as you play.

Line in

Line inAdd a keyboard or other line level input on balanced connectors for plenty of clarity.

Multiple independent outputs

Multiple independent
Feed independent audio to each output pair: main out, line out, and phones.

Balanced line level connectors

Balanced line level connectorsProtect your mix from AC hum and RF noise with balanced connections.

Digital controlled analog trim

Digital controlled
analog trim
Analog sound quality with digital precision gives you the best of both worlds.

Mixing & Effects

8-bus digital mixer

Works As An 8-bus Digital MixerThe MicroBook is an 8-bus digital mixer that allows you to mix live inputs with each other, with or without host software tracks. Using CueMix FX on your computer, you can create separate mixes of live audio from your mic, guitar, and keyboard, and send each mix to separate outputs (main out, line out, and phones out) or a combination of all three.

Solid Metal Chassis

solid metal chassis

Built To LastAs with all MOTU interfaces, the MicroBook's aluminum alloy enclosure is lightweight, whilst very sturdy and durable. Designed to withstand the heavy use of the studio, stage, and road.

In a world full of cheap plastic, the feeling of the MicroBook's metal casing in your hands is a reassuring reminder that you are holding quality engineering and construction.

Additional Depth Of Quality

Six Simultaneous Outputs

Six Simultaneous OutputsOutput three stereo pairs simultaneously. These can match or be completely separate.

HD audio

HD audioRecord your audio project at 88.2 or 96 kHz for pristine HD audio resolution.

Instrument tuner

Instrument tunerTune your guitar or other instrument to within a hundredth of a cent using the easy-to-read meter.

Signal Generator

Signal GeneratorGenerate sine waves and white or pink noise to calibrate and fine-tune your whole studio.

Analysis tools

Analysis toolsVisualize the harmonic content of your mix with dynamic animation and vibrant color.


OscilloscopeTurn your computer into a complex oscilloscope with digital precision.

MicroBook II - The Official Trailer

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Computer Connectivity USB
Form Factor Portable
Number of Preamps 2
Phantom Power Yes
Analog Inputs 1 x XLR (mic), 1 x 1/4" (instrument), 2 x 1/4" (line in), 1 x 1/8" TRS
Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4" (line out), 1 x 1/8" TRS, 1 x 1/4" (headphone)
Digital Outputs 1 x S/PIDF
Data I/O 1 x USB Type B
Bus Powered USB
Dimensions Height: 1.25"
Width: 5.5"
Depth: 3.6"
Computer Interface Type USB 2
Connections (Input)
  • 1 x 3.5mm (1/8") Stereo Mini Jack
  • 1 x 6.35mm (1/4") Instrument
  • 2 x 6.35mm (1/4") TRS Jack
  • 1 x XLR
Mic Preamps (Max) 1
Instrument Inputs (Max) 1
Phantom Power Yes
Sample Rate (Max) 96 kHz
Bit Resolution 24
iPad Compatible No
Connections (Output)
  • 1 x 3.5mm (1/8") Stereo Mini Jack
  • 2 x 6.35mm (1/4") TRS Jack
  • 1 x Headphone (TRS 6.35mm Jack)
  • 1 x S/PDIF Coaxial
Dimensions (mm) 139.7 x 31.8 x 91.4 WxHxD
DSP Processing Yes
Misc. Notes  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN56375
GTIN 839128005938

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MOTU MICROBOOK II - USB 2, 96 kHz, 24 Bit, 1 Mic Pre , 4 / 4 Analogue I/O is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Everything as expected. Product works smoothly. I had the previous version of this device and was already satisfied.
Date published: 2015-06-21
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MOTU - 'Microbook II' Audio Interface
MOTU - 'Microbook II' Audio Interface