MOTU micro lite — 5×5 USB MIDI interface

85 out of 100. Incorporating 250+ ratings and reviews.

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The MOTU micro lite appeared on our recommended list for MIDI Interfaces when we published the first edition in April 2017 and it remained there until September 2022 when it had been out-ranked by other interfaces.


The MOTU micro lite 5×5 is a professional MIDI interface that provides 5 MIDI In/MIDI Out and 80 MIDI channels that are compatible with all versions of Mac and Windows devices.

It has a metal casing build that’s both portable and convenient for desktop operation.

It also has removable rack attachments and a custom center-joint fastener that allow you to mount two of these interfaces side by side in a standard 19-inch equipment rack.

The number of MIDI ports can be expanded by plugging it to other MOTU MIDI interfaces.

This is an affordable choice for your professional or home studio that’s expandable and has extra features.


  • Number of MIDI Ports: 5 MIDI In, 5 MIDI Out
  • Compatibility: Proprietary Drivers Supplied for Windows and Mac (Not Class Complaint)
  • Power Supply: USB
  • Size: 9.5″(W) x 7″(D) x 1.75″(H)
  • Weight: 2 lbs
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now models with higher ratings in our guide to The Best MIDI Interfaces.