Scan code: LN116029 Manufacturer code: Ultralite MK5

MOTU - UltraLite-mk5 18x22 USB Audio Interface

MOTU - UltraLite-mk5 USB Audio Interface - 18-in/22-out USB-C Audio Interface with 24-bit/192kHz Conversion, 2 Preamps

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Scan code: LN116029 Manufacturer code: Ultralite MK5
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18x22 USB Audio Interface
MOTU - 'Ultralite MK5'

MOTU - 'Ultralite MK5'

18-in/22-out USB-C Audio Interface
with 24-bit/192kHz Conversion
MOTU’s UltraLite-mk5, now in it’s 5th generation is packing 40 simultaneous channels – 18in as well as 22-out, in a tidy and highly portable USB audio interface which features reference grade ‘ESS Sabre Pro D/A’ and an impressive 2.4ms of round-trip latency.

The UltraLite-mk5’s twin mic preamps deliver spectacular clarity in their audio capture, and with such a wealth of I/O to hand, there’s never going to be any trouble connecting your outboard hardware of choice. The UltraLite-mk5 also features a handy loopback function to make your podcasts and livestreaming easier than they ever have been before. Similarly, due to the incredible sounding integrated DSP and CueMix 5 software, it’s never been simpler to achieve the mix in your head.

Fully compatible with Mac, PC and iOS, MOTU’s UltraLite-mk5 ships with Performer Lite DAW software, 100+ virtual instruments and 6GB of loops/samples! That’s a hell of a lot to be getting on with!

18 In / 22 OutTotal Audio I/O

192 kHz / 24-BitMax Sample Rate

1 x 1/4"Headphone

at a glance • 40 simultaneous channels — 18-in/22-out — in a compact, portable unit
• Reference-quality ES9026PRO SABRE D/A yields 125dB dynamic range and -114dB THD+N
• Optimized drivers offer reliable performance on Mac, PC, and iOS
• 2 mic/line/instrument inputs exhibit crystal-clear audio capture
• MIDI I/O for easy integration of hardware synths and modules
• Round-trip latency of 2.4ms over USB at 24-bit/96kHz

Best-In-Class Audio Quality

MOTU - 'Ultralite MK5'

industry-leading low latency!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.

Built for Studio and Stage


ready for all applications!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.

All The I/O You Need!

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

4K Recording

iOS Compatibility


USB Class ComplianceThe 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


LoopbackThe 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!

UltraLite - MK5

4K Recording

Flexible "combo-jack" inputsFlexible XLR/TRS combo jacks let you plug in mics, guitars and/or line inputs. Add individual 48V phantom power if needed, adjust level with trim and pad, and start recording. Apply reverb, EQ and compression to the mix in your headphones, to the recorded tracks, or both.


The headphone output mirrors the main outs, but you can also create your own independent headphone mix. Push the VOL knob to control MAIN OUT volume.


Each mic input has +74 dB of independent preamp gain, a -20 dB pad and 48V phantom power for condenser mics. Use the rotary encoders for quick access to basic settings from the front panel.


Large OLED
The bright, crisp, high-resolution OLED provides long-throw metering for all analogue I/O, plus activity indicators for digital audio and MIDI I/O.

UltraLite-mk5: Basic Connections and Monitoring

Getting started with your UltraLite-mk5 audio interface is easy and takes just a few minutes. This video shows how to connect gear and how to monitor (listening to) live inputs.

The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Sample rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
Mic/line/guitar inputs 2 x XLR/TRS "combo" jacks
1 MΩ impedance on the line/instr inputs
Analogue inputs 6 x 1/4" TRS line in (balanced)
Analogue outputs 10 x 1/4" TRS line out (balanced, DC coupled)
Digital I/O 1 bank (8 ch) of ADAT optical at 1x sample rates
1 bank (4 ch) of SMUX optical at 2x sample rates
Switchable to stereo TOSLink (optical S/PDIF)
1 x stereo S/PDIF on RCA (up to 96 kHz)
Computer I/O 1 x USB-C 2.0 audio class compliant
Compatible with USB Type A (with adapter or C-to-A cable)
Total audio I/O 18 in / 22 out (40 total) at 1x sample rates
14 in / 18 out (32 total) at 2x sample rates
8 in / 12 out (20 total) at 4x sample rates
16 MIDI channels to/from computer host
Headphone 1 x 1/4" TRS stereo phone
Phantom power 2 x individual +48V
Front panel 2 x XLR/TRS combo inputs
1 x 1/4" TRS headphone output
1 x potentiometer • phone/monitor vol
2 x potentiometer • mic/instr input gain
4 x switches • (2) 48V and (2) pad
1x high-resolution white OLED display for metering/status
Power External 12-18V DC power supply
1.0A max • tip pos or neg
Dimensions and weight (width x depth x height, enclosure only)
8.6 x 6.9 x 1.75 inches
22 x 17.5 x 4.5 cm
2.875 lbs / 1.31 kg
Mac System Requirements Intel Core i3 Mac or faster (including the new M1 Macs)
4 GB RAM; 8 GB or more recommended
macOS version 10.11 or later
(Optional driver requires 10.13 or later)
Available USB port
A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
Windows System Requirements Intel Core i3 PC (or AMD equivalent)
4 GB RAM; 8 GB or more recommended
Windows 10
Available USB port
A large hard drive (at least 500 GB for recording)
Class-Compliant Support USB audio class compliant for plug-and-play operation on Mac or iOS (no driver required)
Included Software CueMix 5
MOTU Performer Lite
6GB of loops and sounds from Big Fish Audio, LucidSamples, Loopmasters and MOTU
Computer Interface Type USB 2.0 Type-C
Connections (Input) 6 x 6.35mm (1/4") TRS Jack
Mic Preamps (Max) 2
Instrument Inputs (Max) 2
Phantom Power Yes
Sample Rate (Max) 192 kHz
Bit Resolution 24
iPad Compatible Yes
Connections (Output) 10 x 6.35mm (1/4") TRS Jack
Dimensions (mm)  
DSP Processing Yes
Misc. Notes  
Additional Information
Scan Code LN116029
Model Number Ultralite MK5
GTIN 839128006188

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