MOTU MicroBook IIc

SKU: Microbook iic

4×6 mobile I/O with 1 mic, 1 guitar, 2×2 analog, bus power, iOS


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MOTU MicroBook IIc

A complete solution

Everything you need to make world-class recordings

The MicroBook IIc provides simultaneous inputs for a microphone, a guitar, and a keyboard or other stereo line-level devices. The mic preamp delivers neutral coloration and pristine sound, with a -20 dB pad and 48V phantom power for condenser mics. Programmable outputs provide flexible monitoring options.

Ultra-compact size

Take it with you anywhere

The MicroBook IIc is an impressively small 5.5 by 3.6 by 1.25 inches, which means that it slides easily into your backpack — or a large pocket.
It also sits nicely next to your laptop
or desktop computer.

Studio-grade sound

Engineered for the discriminating ear

The MicroBook IIc has been engineered with MOTU’s renowned, award-winning audio interface technology, which delivers the uncompromising audio quality and rock-solid performance MOTU interfaces are known for worldwide. You can always record and mix with confidence, even in the most demanding professional recording situations, knowing that decades of engineering experience are behind you, every step of the way. The MicroBook IIc delivers measured audio specs that rival interfaces costing hundreds more.

High-speed USB 2.0

High bandwidth and low latency

The MicroBook IIc can record and play all channels simultaneously, and high-speed USB 2.0 provides plenty of bandwidth, even at 96 kHz.

iPad® support

High-quality I/O for your iOS music apps

As the “c” in its name implies, the MicroBook IIc is USB audio class compliant. Use a standard Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (purchased separately) to connect the MicroBook IIc to your iPad. Then record and monitor high-quality audio with your favorite iOS apps. Power the MicroBook IIc with the included Micro-USB cable and AC wall adapter.

Flexible volume control

Digital encoders push and turn

The two digital rotary encoders not only look good, they feel good, too. Push the volume knob repeatedly to cycle among the main outs, headphones, or both, as indicated by the LEDs. For the mic input, adjust the trim and toggle 48V phantom power or the -20 dB pad. Hands-on control is immediate and intuitive.

Professional I/O

Personal recording with no compromise, professional I/O connections

XLR mic input

Go ahead: and connect your $5,000 mic. This preamp is worthy of the best you’ve got.

Hi-Z guitar in

Proper impedance delivers totally authentic guitar tones that feel right as you play.

Line in

Add a keyboard or other line-level input on balanced connectors for pristine sound.

Multiple independent outputs

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

Balanced line-level connectors

Protect your mix from AC hum and RF noise with balanced connections.

Digitally controlled analog trim

You get the best of both worlds: analog sound quality with digital precision.

Mixing and effects

It’s an 8-bus digital mixer, too

The MicroBook IIc is an 8-bus digital mixer that lets you mix live inputs with each other — with or without host software tracks. With CueMix FX running 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 any combination of all three.

Solid metal chassis

MOTU interfaces are built to last

The MicroBook IIc aluminum alloy chassis is lightweight, yet incredibly sturdy and durable, and designed to withstand the rigors of the studio, stage, and tour bus. In a world awash with cheap plastic, the cool touch of the MicroBook IIc’s metal exterior in your hands is a reassuring reminder that you are holding quality engineering and construction built to last


Sample Rates44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz
Analog In1 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 Outputs2 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 Output1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
Computer I/O1 x USB 2.0 “High-speed”
Sync OutS/PDIF
Headphone Output1 x 1/4″ TRS phone with volume control
Phantom Power+48V
Power Supply1 x Micro-B USB
Top panel2 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 SpecificationsUSB bus power (computer)
USB-to-AC power adapter (iPad)
(USB cable and AC wall adapter included)
DimensionsLength: 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)


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