MOTU micro lite — 5x5 USB MIDI interface

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$139
MOTU micro lite — 5x5 USB MIDI interface

The MOTU micro lite 5x5 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.

Specifications

  • 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

Pros

Many people praise it for its simple design, how well-built it is and its low latency. For an interface that has multiple ports, it's simple and straightforward when it comes to configuration. A few musicians have tried connecting multiple keyboards and synth modules and gave positive feedback on how easy it is to integrate it into their computers. A few reviewers mentioned they never had any sync issues when synced with other devices.

Cons

Some users notice their DAWs don't recognize this interface right away. Some of them had to unplug and re-install drivers of this interface in order for it to work. A few have mentioned this doesn't have any routing options either. This interface is not class compliant which means that you are dependant on drivers from the manufacturer for it to function. If there are new Windows or Mac updates in the future then you may need to install new drivers if they are available.

Overall

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