Audio interface - Motu M2 - DC coupled outputs?

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Audio interface - Motu M2 - DC coupled outputs?

Post by mattip » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:55 pm

So I need an audio interface for the stereo mix down from my modular to computer and IOS. It seems that this Motu M2 has DC coupled outputs. Don't really know if I would use that, but since the M2 also looks like it has everything else I want, I think I am going for it. Did anyone try it out? The outputs are supposed to be +16dBu, that would be something like +-7V, right?

Here is the manual with the specs at the end: https://cdn-data.motu.com/manuals/usb-c ... _Guide.pdf

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Re: Audio interface - Motu M2 - DC coupled outputs?

Post by vegeta897 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:48 am

I have the M2. I bought it to use when recording videos with my phone.

Giant leap in quality compared to the Zoom H5 I was using for this purpose. There's a lot of headroom, it's got a solid build, and I like the colorful crisp display.

I don't know much about DC coupled outputs or voltages :hmm:

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Re: Audio interface - Motu M2 - DC coupled outputs?

Post by mattip » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:30 am

I just saw this in the manual:
"The outputs are DC-coupled, so they can be used for CV control output."

I too have been using a borrowed Zoom H6 and while the quality have been fine, I need a simple solution that I don't need to take back to work.

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Re: Audio interface - Motu M2 - DC coupled outputs?

Post by Jauqq » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:39 pm

Motu tech support told me both the M2 and M4 TRS balanced line outputs have a max voltage of 3.6 volts.

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Re: Audio interface - Motu M2 - DC coupled outputs?

Post by mattip » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:44 pm

3.6 V is a bit too low to be usable. Too bad. I suppose it has something to do with it being driven by USB.

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Re: Audio interface - Motu M2 - DC coupled outputs?

Post by otnemem » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:10 pm

I have the Motu 8a which works quite well but I believe it has a range of 14.6volts which gives coverage.

Check out this link which might be useful (though no detail on the M2): https://motu.com/techsupport/technotes/ ... patibility

Maybe you can try an ultralite mk3 instead?

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